26th Apr2011


My favorite things… dollar bins!

by Dinah Wulf

One of my favorite things EVER is the good ole dollar bin, especially for parties. Many major retailers like Target, Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, and Michaels all have dollar bins with fantastic deals that you can easily personalize. You can find everything from party favors to decorations.

So I picked an absolutely impossible party theme for my daughters first birthday, Rock and Roll Paul Frank, and had to get creative. I know, I know, my daughter is only 9 months old. Good thing I made these party favors three months ago…

These bubbles were four for one dollar.  The originally had an Easter sticker on the top, so I just placed a Paul Frank sticker over it to fit the party theme.

These dollar bin boxes made perfect favor boxes.  I added a personalized label and stuffed it with goodies for each kid.

These are popular rubber band bracelets.  They come in a 12 pack for one dollar.  I broker them up in sets of four and made my own personalized packaging.  This favor cost less than thirty cents each!

 

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

2 Responses to “My favorite things… dollar bins!”

  • Myra Templeton

    Love these PF goodies. My 9 year old (soon to be 10 year old) is CRAZY over Paul Frank. Her birthday is at the end of May so I am STRUGGLING to get stuff gathered as it seems retailers have an extremely limited supply of goods…. I love your bubble idea and will probably “steal” it if you do not mind!! If you do not mind me asking, were there any other homemade, inexpensive type favors that you customized? If so, do you mind sharing your ideas? Thank you for your time.

    Oh… May I ask what you did for balloons or cake design? I have yet to find any type of Paul Frank balloon!!

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