Saturday, May 2, 2009

Dollar Store Challenge!!!

Welcome to the Dollar Store Challenge!

You need to put your creative thinking caps on for this one, guys!

The challenge is to search your local dollar store, or the dollar spots at your favorite store. Create a home decor item or a gift using only items from the spots I just mentioned, and supplies that you already have on hand. The total cost of the item that you create CANNOT exceed $5!!!

The purpose of this challenge is to show that it is possible, with some creativity to create great things without a lot of money. It can be done, remember this post and this post?

Should you agree to take on this challenge, you must:

1. Post about it on your blog
2. Link back to this post.
3. Comment here to let me know that you are participating (NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, MAY 9TH).

If you comment that you are willing to participate, please be sure that you do. Thank you!

The FIRST person to comment on your post regarding this challenge will be the recipient of your item (a pay it forward)! You will then create an item using the criteria above.

If you would like to participate, but feel that you are not the creative type:
You can put together a small gift package that includes cute items that you found at the sources above, but it MUST not exceed $5 in total cost.

The item MUST be mailed to the recipient NO LATER THAN JULY 1st!!! The description of the item, and the shipping date should remain a surprise!!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Good luck, I can't wait to see what you create!!!


  1. Neat idea, but way out of my league. ;) I have a few Dollar Store things I've worked on before, but they were another lady's idea. :)

  2. Amanda, it's ok if they were someone else's idea! Any place that you get inspiration from is great! Please reconsider participating!

    Also, you are the first to post... so you are the winner of my creation! Please email me at with your mailing info!

  3. Awesome idea! Count me in! Thanks for telling me about it :)

  4. I'm going to do this, but PLEASE will you remind me? I'm writing it down, but I am so worried I will forget to post about it!

    If you're too busy to remind me that's okay...I'll just have to be a big girl and remember myself!

  5. I'm in! I was just at the Dollar Tree yesterday and couldn't believe all of the great things in there! This will be alot of fun!!! Thanks for coming up with this great idea Dawn!

  6. Yay, how fun!!!! I am in for sure!!!! Can't wait. I got to go hunting!

  7. Hey Dawn!
    You can count me in; this sounds like fun! Oh, I gave you an award. Please visit my blog to find out what it is!


  8. Count me in...I already have something for the $tree..and keep putting I have to get it finished up! Great idea!! nancy

  9. I there a certain day that they need to be posted? That will determine everything. Sounds like a great challenge.

  10. Hey there!!! I put my post up!!:-)

  11. What a cute idea! Not feeling good enough to do this, but look forward to seeing what other people do!

  12. Okay, I am working on my item but I am not supposed to show it on my blog? Just send it to the first person who comments? Want to make sure I do it right :)

  13. O.K. I think I might have done this wrong. I put the pic on my blog...sorry! :-)


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