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Craftiness with Dollar Items

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If you're stopping by from the CSI blog thank you! My things today are very simple, but that's what I like. Quick and simple to make is the rule for me when I'm carting my Squirt to and from activities.

So this first thing I altered I used a little basket from the dollar spot at Target. I love these little baskets. This one I embellished with some ribbon and a vinyl initial I cut with my Making Memories Slice. It's a basket full of items to keep in my van. This would be such a great idea for a 16th birthday gift also and add a gas card as well. I know a couple of teens about to be 16 and I'm definitely going to be giving them one of these. You could also embellish one of these baskets with note cards and stamps and pens as a stationary basket for a bride to be or a mom to be.


This next item I can't take credit for the idea. My friend Virginia posted one of these on her blog back before Christmas I think. These trays are $1 at The Dollar Tree. I used painter's tape and chalkboard paint and voila. I used my Making Memories Slice again to cut vinyl letters.

This last project is made from those flexible cutting mats. They are 2 for $1 at The Dollar Tree. I taped it off with painters tape and used the chalkboard paint again. Another vinyl letter and a couple of paint pens and a nice little chalkboard for a child. I wish I'd thought about these when I was teaching at a mother's morning out program. Would have made great Christmas gifts for my kiddos.

Room Divider – The CSI Project: Hardware Challenge

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So this week's challenge over on The CSI Project is the hardware store challenge. A few years ago when I redid my laundry/scrapbooking/craft/sewing room I needed a small room divider to hide the cat's box. A trip to the hardware store for some wood, molding, tin, hinges and a couple of hours of work and I have a great place to display the Squirt's art work. I use magnetic clips to hang some of his pieces he draws and paints. I still have some of my favorites that he did a few years ago along with some recent ones.