Hi Friends! Are you looking for some easy and fun Dollar Tree DIY projects?? Well, you are in the right place! I have two tutorials for you today using only Dollar Tree items. This post is also part of the Inspire My Creativity Link Party so make sure you scroll to the bottom to check out some other great Dollar Tree posts from amazing craft bloggers!
Let’s start off with the personalized journal that would be a perfect DIY project for kids and only takes a few minutes to make!
Materials Needed for Dollar Tree Personalized Journal
- Journal – from Dollar Tree
- Peel & Stick Glam Fur – Dollar Tree
- Stencils – Dollar Tree
- Sharpie – I had one but you can get one at the Dollar Tree too!
To personalize the journal, choose whichever letter from the stencil pack you want and lay it where you want the monogram. Then simply color it in with the Sharpie while you are holding the stencil down. Make short little lines so you cover all the fur in that area.
That’s all there is to it! Super simple!
Now, let’s move onto the Dollar Tree clipboard tutorial. This one is easy too but takes a lot longer just because of the drying time.
- clipboard – all materials from Dollar Tree
- folder of your choice – you will only use half of the folder so you could make two clipboards with just one folder!
- mod podge – I had a large Mod Podge but you can find a small bottle at the Dollar Tree
- foam or paint brush
- paint (optional)
You can use cardstock or a folder like I did. I opened the folder up and laid it on top of the clipboard and made marks where I needed to cut it (leave 1/4″ around the folder where the clipboard will show). Then cut the folder with scissors or a paper cutter to the size you need. Cut the inside pocket out if there is one.
Place the folder that you cut out on the mod podge coated clipboard and scrape it down with a credit card or scraper. I start from the middle and scrape it the edges and then keep going around til the whole board is scraped. Mod podge will ooze out the edges so just wipe it off when you’re done.
Make sure it’s flat and try to scrape out any bubbles if you see any. Now you need to let it completely dry. I let mine sit overnight. Then you are going to apply another layer of mod podge over the entire folder. I held the clip up while I was painting on the mod podge then stuck a little piece of wax paper underneath it while it dries. (If you have a clipboard that you can remove the hardware, I would do that since it would make it a little easier!)
I used a similar method to make personalized clipboards for our teaching staff a few years ago. If you’d like to check out this easy teacher gift click here!
I also love using Dollar Tree mugs for great personalized gifts! Check out my tutorial here on how to make His and Hers mugs!
Ok, it’s party time!!