DIY Summer Crafts: $1 or less!

diy summer crafts

Ready to craft?

Crafting is so much fun and a great way to spend time with the kids. It can be expensive at times though so check out these great Dollar Tree crafting ideas…

smores bars

Jazz up the old tried and true campsite favorite for showers and parties by setting up a s’mores bar for your guests. Just lay out an assortment of sauces, chocolates, and cookies and let your guests’ imaginations go with it! For just a few dollars, you can create this fun treat at birthdays, engagement parties, cookouts, or just a fun night around the firepit hanging out with friends.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Serving Trays
  • Cups to Hold Sprinkles and Toppings
  • Spoons to Dish Out the Toppings
  • An Assortment of Cookies, Candies, Sauce
  • Toppings, Sprinkles, and Marshmallows (of course)!
  • Skewers for Roasting
  • Graham Crackers

Fun Tips:

Get creative with combinations! There are so many great cookies and snacks at Dollar Tree that the sky’s the limit. Toast up your marshmallow and smoosh it with:

  • Coconut shortbread cookies with raspberry-filled chocolate square and coconut sprinkles to top.
  • Lemon cookies with white chocolate and raspberry preserves.
  • Oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate and caramel sauce.
  • Honey graham crackers with peanut butter cups.

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bridal shower

Hosting a bridal or baby shower? Looking for a thoughtful bridesmaid gift that won’t break the wedding budget (and help them find a color that will look good with their dresses)? Is a friend going through a rough patch and could use a little something that shows them you care? With a few dollars and a little help from Dollar Tree you can create this gift that is perfect for all occasions!

All you need to do is fill a jar with manicure supplies, then finish with a bow or flower. You’ll be amazed at the selection of beauty tools and polish colors we have in the health and beauty aisle!

Some things you may want to include:

  •  A Bottle of Polish
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Nail Brush, Cuticle Stick, and Nail File (we’ve got these together in a kit!)
  • Nail Stickers or Gems
  • Top Coat

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floating pool

Floating around the pool can be hard work! Be sure and stay hydrated without losing any valuable pool lounging and playtime with this clever idea. For $3 and 5 minutes, you can make sure you don’t miss a single ray of sunshine dashing in to grab a drink by putting together this great floating cooler! Fill it with drinks from Dollar Tree and live the good life for less (be sure to pick up sunscreen while you’re there)!

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic Dish Pan
  • Pool Noodle
  • Twine or Rope

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Cut pool noodle into lengths that match the sides of the wash bin.
  2. Thread twine through the noodle holes. (Tip: tape twine to a pencil and let gravity help you feed the string though the noodle.)
  3. Tie the strung-together pool noodle tightly around the basin. If it comes off the bottom, that’s OK. As long as the lip of the bin rests firmly on the pool noodle, it will float.
  4. Fill with drinks and ice and float in the pool.

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