Jessica at Oh So Happy Together posted a tutorial for making a pretty flower necklace inspired by one at Anthropologie, and guess what? You can use dollar store stuff to make it! [project details and instructions here]

You can get flower leis at the dollar store at this time of year (there’s a huge selection of tiki/luau supplies at my local DS right now), and I just discovered that my dollar store has freshwater pearl beads, too! The only thing you might need to pick up at a craft store is a necklace clasp (but you could also just tie this necklace around your neck, right?).

Project Estimate:

  • Flower lei, $1
  • Beads, $1
  • Ribbon, $1
  • Necklace clasp, $1 (optional)
  • Felt, $.25 or on hand
  • Glue gun, on hand

Total cost: $3 and up