Thursday, January 7, 2010


To make my dollar stretch I like to check out the Dollar Tree stores. Before Christmas, I mentioned on a earlier post that I picked up these trays.

Come back for Silver Sunday to see what I've done with some of them.
I like to browse the wedding favors isle and came home with these.

Not only can these be used for weddings and showers but I'm using them for
crafting. The organza pouches can be filled with lavendar buds. The tiny boxes can be spruced up
with silver charms and punched paper shapes, filled with candy, buttons, bits of lace, ribbon, or a jewelry gift and given for Valentine's Day.

I'm putting together old pocket watch faces, hands, tiny gears and inner workings to sell on Etsy.
They fit perfectly into the tiny tins.

I'm hooked on the Dollar Tree!


  1. Anonymous7.1.10

    You make absolutely everything look amazing!

  2. I adore the Dollar tree. I laugh at the people that Wouldn't set foot in one...cuz they don't know what they are missing. I can't tell you how many times I have fixed a gift up and they go on and on how cute it is...and it was Dollar Tree stuff...
    Can't wait to see what you are doing with the trays...I have some too!

  3. I adore the Dollar Tree. Kind of like the Neiman Marcus of dollar stores. They have the best paper goods ever. Sea Witch

  4. Great ideas for the little boxes! I could do some of those tomorrow night at Art Group. It is supposed to be cold & I don't want to make multiple trips from the car to carry a bunch of stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Goodness Gracious! I'm going to have to check out your Etsy shop, my friend. I think I'll also have to check out the Dollar Tree, too!

  6. Linda, I love the Dollar Tree stores! You can always find something neat in them, and you found some neat items. I need to check out their bridal stuff because I am hosting a shower for a god-daughter in a couple of months. I never thought to look there for these items. duh...
    I will go and check out your Etsy. Thanks for stopping by. I used the snow blower this evening and it already needs to be done again! whew, it just keeps coming down! It's really not that cold out though, although our son thinks its freezing. But then, he's been out in So Cal and 20 degrees feels like Alaska to him! LOL
    ~ Sue

  7. can't wait to see what you do with all those treasures.

    I do not seem to find such great things when i go.

    Maybe it just depends on where you live?


    barbara jean

  8. Hi there,
    I adore the Dollar Tree! I love your blog...the silver trays and the aqua bowl say "frosty January!" I found you by way of Kim's new blog...The Sheep's Nest. Have a wonderful day, and I am now following you. If you get a chance drop by for a visit at


  9. Ahhhh...The Dollar retreat.
    I saw so many of the silver trays there as they are still stacked up at my store.

    I can't wait to see what amazing transformation you've done with them.

  10. I love the Dollar Tree but yes it depends on the one you go too. I have a couple near me and one is awesome and ALWAYS has stuff, the other not so much. Great ideas on your finds.

  11. cant wait to see what you have made!!!!

  12. You always have the best ideas. I can't wait for Sunday and the "unveiling!" Take care,

  13. I am just dyeing of curiosity!

  14. These are wonderful finds! Wouldn't you know that that's the one aisle I skip! I won't be doing that anymore. Every single aisle I'm going down from now on!


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