My favorite thing about crafting with dollar items is that you can start with something basic and turn it into something with a lot more “wow” factor. I found some plain craft wood boxes (complete with a magnetic closure!) at my Dollar Tree and purchased several. Boxes are a great basic crafting item to have in your stash!
I’ve been having fun crafting with a new product called “Bling on a Roll”. It’s a mesh that is covered in glittering fake “diamonds”. It comes in several different widths and colors. While I like rhinestones, I just don’t have the patience to glue each and every one to a project, so I don’t use them. I fell in love with this product because I can just cut the mesh to fit the area I want and glue it on quickly. I used two packs of bling on a roll to turn my plain box into a glittering jewelry or gift box.
Find the Bling on a Roll at our favorite online craft store: Consumer Crafts!
- Wood Box, $1
- Bling on a Roll, $1.97 and up
- Mini Spindles, $0.77
- Paint – on hand
- Mod Podge or glue – on hand
Total: About $4 and up
How to make your blinged out box:
Step one: Paint the box and 4 spindles.
Step two: Cut your bling on a roll so that it fits the cover of the box. Paint Mod Podge onto the cover of the box and press the bling onto it.
Step three: Paint Mod Podge on the edges of the lid. I used a single strand of bling on a roll so I had to wrap it around four times.
Step four: Glue the spindles onto the the base of the box to make legs.
Your blinged out box is complete and ready to be filled! It would hold a gift card perfectly, or you could fill it with chocolate to give as a Valentine’s gift. My three year old daughter let out an audible gasp when I told her that I’d made a jewelry box for her. She immediately filled it with wood craft stars. Later she emptied it so she could fill it with rolly pollies she had collected from the yard. At least those bugs get to hang out in a posh looking box!
Consumer Crafts is having a Back to Basics sale until Feb 4th, so you can stock up on all their cool basics — stuff like those big paper mache letters, Mod Podge, and more. Their prices are fantastic already, and you get a discount the more you spend, so check them out:
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