Whether you’re looking forward to it or you’re dreading it, back-to-school time is creeping up on us.  School supplies are starting to appear on the shelves at Dollar Tree, which means it’s time for a school supplies craft challenge!  Pencils and paper are good for so much more than just note-taking, and we want to see your most creative school supply creations.  One lucky reader will walk away with a $100 Dollar Tree gift card!  Start crafting now, and come back between August 1st and August 7th to show off your entry!

We love back-to-school time because it means great deals on all kinds of items we love to use for crafting.  What kind of things can you make out of school supplies?

The college students in your life would love these neon color-blocked office supplies to dress up their dorm room desks.  (The school supplies section at Dollar Tree has all kinds of fun things you could give a neon facelift!)

Feeling fashionable?  Try turning pencils into jewelry, like this pencil cuff bracelet.

We can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas!

Here are the challenge rules:

1. Post your project on your blog, or as a post in the “Community” Section on Dollar Store Crafts. A photo of your project is required, as well as a list of materials used.

2. Submit a link to your project using the linky submission that will at the bottom of the contest entry post.

Dates: August 1st, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT). Linky Party closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 7th, 2012.

Multiple entries by the same person are accepted, however, only one prize will be awarded.

Eligibility: Residents of the USA, 18 and older

Winner Selection: There will be 1 Winner, chosen by a team of 3 judges who include 2 members of the Dollar Store Crafts staff, and one independent person with expertise in the area of crafting. Entries will be judged on the basis of the following criteria: originality, usefulness, creativity, clarity of instructions, and availability of materials at dollar stores.

Prize: $100 gift card to Dollar Tree.