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?
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.)