In addition to choosing a winner of the CSI Dollar Store Project, I was also able to choose my top 10 projects. It wasn’t easy to narrow the top ten down, but all of the top 10 projects were innovative and showed me something I haven’t seen before (or cleverly twisted something I have seen before). One of my top tenners, Becky, made a pretty pink ruffly umbrella out of an unlikely material. I loved this project because Becky managed to make $2 from the dollar store look a LOT more expensive, and super pretty and feminine. Her ruffly umbrella was so clever I asked her to share the tutorial with you! So welcome to Dollar Store Crafts, Becky! We’re glad to have you here with us today! -Heather

How to Make a Ruffly Pink Umbrella
by Becky Waldrop, http://beckywaldrop.blogspot.com

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It’s finally here! The dollar store ruffled umbrella tutorial. I entered this into last weeks CSI Project contest which was the dollar store challenge. (Heather was the guest judge) I got in the top 10!! I am so so excited!! I want to thank Heather for having me here at Dollar Store Crafts. I am beyond excited and so so thrilled. This is my first tutorial so if you don’t understand something or I wasn’t clear please ask in the comments and I can answer stuff there.

Project Materials:

  • Umbrella, $1
  • Plastic tablecloth, $1
  • Double-sided tape, on hand or $1
  • Rotary cutter and mat, on hand

Total: $2 and up

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