I was wandering the aisles at the local Dollar Tree today, and it occurred to me that they have a really nice craft supply section. One that not everyone might know about.
The best part about it? EVERYTHING is $1.00! You can stock up on soooo many crafty items for next to nothing.
In some of the stores they even have a name for it “Crafter’s Square”! I love this section. You can find everything from paint supplies, adhesives, wooden blanks, to tiny glass beads! I love the paint palettes. You get 6 of them in a pack for a buck! So you can toss them after use if you don’t feel like cleaning them out.
For clay crafts they have some really cool wooden blanks – inspirational words, small decorative boxes, and even wooden trays that you can cover in polymer clay to really create something unique and special.
You don’t always have to spend a ton of money to create beautiful items. I love the wooden words because you can cover each letter with a different clay veneer and create something amazing.
The wooden trays are another favorite of mine. You can paint them, then line the bottom with a veneer or a bunch of clay inchies for a patchwork look. Add a layer of epoxy resin over the baked clay and you have a gorgeous tray that would make a great gift that cost very little to make.
So the next time you’re out and about in your town, take a few minutes and stop by your local Dollar Tree and check out the craft supply aisle. Stock up on the glues, beads, wooden blanks, and paint supplies so you always have some wonderful blank pieces to start from.