Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day...special edition....

This week marks a momentous occasion folks....

Drum Roll please.......

MY DOLLAR TREE HAS RE-OPENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can't you hear the Hallelujah chorus blaring in the background?!?!?!??!) I have gone 2 months without a Dollar Tree, and the Dollar Tree is my mecca!!!!!! In honor of the re-opening of my magical utopia of craft wonder, I am kicking off a week of Dollar store projects, starting with this edition of gettin' crafty on hump day. As always, you're welcome to link up any projects you've done, but I'm especially excited to see your dollar store crafts!!!!!!!!!!

And, because my excitement is palpable, I am sharing my "first" craft from my new Dollar Store!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing says Fall like a brand new sweatshirt. I adore sweatshirts. I would live in one if it wasn't frowned upon by society as a general rule. But there is NOTHING like slipping on a brand new sweatshirt when the inside is still all soft and fluffy...I have warm fuzzies just thinking about it. So, for this project you'll need:

1 sweatshirt from the Dollar Tree (dig people, DIG, until you find the size/color you want. And when you find it, make sure there are no holes in it...on this trip, I went through 3 sweatshirts my size before I found one with no holes)
Scrapbooking supplies (I scored these AMAZING Amy Butler Fabric tags & brad buttons from my favorite dollar store! The tags were $1 for 6 tags, and the brads were $1 for 9)

You're going to laugh at how simple this is. I have zero sewing skills and even I could do it (tho I didn't...my mommy did it for me :) Because the fabric tag already has a grommet in it, put the brad through the grommet like so:

Then, you literally pin it where you want it on the sweatshirt and do a decorative zig zag stitch around it with a complimentary colored thread. Here's the detailing of it up close after its been sewn...
And here is a photo of the finished product. Please excuse the fact that I have cut my head out. Why did I cut my head out? Cuz I tend to resemble a mad scientist when I dive into a project, and I couldn't possibly take the time out to do my hair and makeup for ya'll. Better luck next time folks...

So just to re-cap...I got me this brand spankin' new comfy cozy and (now thanks to my crafting prowess) CUTE sweatshirt for a mere $1.28 + tax....are you FREAKING KIDDING ME?!??!?!?! Oh Dollar Tree, I've missed you so much, run into my arms and let me hold you...........

Ok, back to the party. Feel free to link up (linky opens at 9pm tonight and runs till midnight tomorrow). Comment if you link and PLEASE make sure my button is somewhere on your blog :)


  1. Wow, first of all, how awesome that you found that cool Amy butler stuff at your dollar store, and second, great job on the sweatshirt!!

  2. I know what you mean. New sweatshirts are the coziest.

  3. Great job on the sweatshirt - too cute!

  4. Hey ,Nikki,
    Did I do the link-up right?? This is my first try - you know I don't get any crafting done in the spring & summer, lol. I added a link, but I don't see it. Maybe it takes a while?
    Thanks & see you 2morrow!

  5. This is great, and I'm linking to it tomorrow morning at Dollar Store Crafts. I need to know what your favorite store is that carries Amy Butler/K&Company stuff!!!