Friday, August 15, 2014

Monster Boxes! And A Great Dollar Tree Giveaway




Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post; opinions expressed are entirely my own.

So a few weeks ago I joined a thing.  It's called the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club - basically a free-to-sign-up-for area on the Dollar Tree website, packed with crazy easy project ideas.  Seriously, I have already gleaned so many clever nuggets from the archives.  Not just crafts - some delightful life hacks as well.  (Example: DIY puppy popsicles, made with chicken broth!  My dog worships me now.)

Anywhoo, here's my version of one of the newest club projects.  Monster Boxes, rawrrr!  Funky, planet-friendly storage...what's not to like?  The DIY is the definition of basic.  1. a tissue box body and 2. paper monster teeth.  After that, embellish like mad with anything that makes you happy.

The project page has a great list of ways to use them for kids, teachers and parents.  Can't wait to make some with my little monster-loving nephews. 



Meanwhile, I made one for me, 'cause I like monsters, too. 


My twist on the idea is the lizardskin accents.  Using a realistic rubber lizard (also from Dollar Tree).


I cut apart my amphibian sacrifice with a pair of sharp scissors.



I used adhesive dots to attach the lizard bits.  (Hot glue would work as well.)  Plus a little duct tape reinforcement for that big floppy tongue.



I think he looks so cute.  I've already found a use for him - collecting crafting receipts in a corner of my workroom.



Pop over to the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club website and check out the crafts, kid activities, home decor, clever tips and money savers.  The best thing about the projects is how madly simple they are.  Also easy to print out and take along for reference.  Every month they update it with fun new stuff.

BIG GIVEAWAY, YOU GUYS!


Once you sign up, come back, 'cause I am giving away a $50 Dollar Tree gift card to one lucky club member.  Dude.  Do you know how far FITTY BUCKS goes at Dollar Tree?

To enter, leave a comment with your email.  (Be sure it's the same email you used to sign up over at Dollar Tree, or the entry won't be valid.)  One random, lucky winner will be chosen a week from today

Oh, yeah, one last thing.  You didn't really think I was gonna let the rest of that lizard go to waste, did you?  Decapitated chameleon head backpack charm, anyone?


Hee hee.



UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS FOR ENTERING, EVERYBODY!  Congrats to the winner: entry #2 Lisa, chosen by random.org's super hi tech integer generator.  (Lisa, check for my email, coming soon.)


33 comments:

  1. I signed up!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I did it and am so excited that a Dollar Tree is being build 20 miles away! In my neck of the woods, that's close!

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    1. OOPS! My email is LisaAlso2@yahoo.com

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    2. Hi, Lisa! You are the winner - congratzzzz! I sent you an email, you might want to check your spam folder. Get back to me when you get a chance, I will need your deets so I can arrange delivery.

      Mich

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  3. Too cute! We can't have any angry lizard heads without a purpose, love it. All signed up and good to go. ftantiques at hotmail dot com.

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  4. I'm already a Value Seekers member - can I still play along? mastalski72atverizondotnet - Just got back from Dollar Tree actually. Went there to get the new dancing flowers - gotta have em all. Wish I had seen your post beforehand, would have picked up a lizard or two! You always have such great ideas.

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    1. You can absolutely play, Lorraine - you are entered. Thanks! I saw those dancing flowers, too - way cute!

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  5. Im already signed up! I love what you did with the Monster Boxes! And...the keychain...what a GREAT idea!! Carter would love doing both of those just like you did! Fun!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  6. I signed up for the club.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  7. I signed up for the club with my email neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  8. Oh em gee I am loving that charm! The box is so cool. It would also work as a neat "Valentine's Day" box card for valentines! Love it. pumpkinsfan76@gmail.com

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  9. Of course you are sacrificing lizards and decapitating heads!! LOL! I went over and signed up...mostly because you told me to! Then I was surprised at some of the amazing stuff going on over there and yeah...$50 goes forever at the Dollar Tree! Jacob loves key chain charms and keys...I gotta make him one! dannibaird@aol.com

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  10. I signed up

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Auntiepatch! I will need your email to enter you in the giveaway - hope you see this and come back to add it.

      Mich

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  12. I signed up! peachykeen817 at hotmail dot com

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  13. signed up! dollar tree is my go-to place...love it! and ALWAYS look forward to your posts. you've made me look at odd bits and pieces in a new light...thank you!!!....jane
    dina_haur@yahoo.com

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  14. Count me in. I love your OTT projects, and , as Jane said, I see Dollar Tree in a new way after reading your blog. cloudykateatgmail.com

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  15. Love the monster! so cute. Im signed up
    njharmonyg at aol dot com

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  16. I'm a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club member using this email: myfoxypup at gmail dot com

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  17. The lizard legs would make great earrings! Thanks for sharing the site!
    jewelry@schneiderct.com

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  18. very smart idea.. simply cute and attractive.. RawwwwwR

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  19. I've been loving your blog for about 6 months now. I just happened to stumble on it. Love Love Love! Even though its not alwasy my style, you have me motivated to use what I have to make awesome stuff.Thanks
    marybethmacnaughon@hotmail.com

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  20. They have some cool ideas on their Value Seekers website!
    I joined under: CalifKitties {at} Aol {dot} com

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  21. I am signed up under asotv@aol.com

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  22. I signed up

    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  23. Oh I just think a dinosaur sacrifice in an effort to make crafts is interesting. You make it seem so interesting. What a mind you have. You would never know those are antennae were previous legs!

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  24. I love your blog and Dollar Tree, thanks for the give away. iowastarr1972@yahoo.com

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  25. I'm signed up! megandurant AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I love the crayon letter art!
    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  27. I've signed up! Looks like so much fun! countrydream19@gmail.com

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  28. Hi, everybody, Mich here. The giveaway is now closed - from this point on, no more entries, please. Thanks to all for entering!

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