Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thrift Thursday--Dollar Store Valentine Project

I've been looking forward to a little Valentine's Day project for the grandkids--ever since Christmas.

I picked up these little plastic boxes of Holiday Gum at the dollar store in December--they hold tape-style rolls of pink chewing gum--then got to thinking the shape of the boxes looked familiar. Sure enough, they were (almost) hearts!

Since then, I've been on the lookout for just the right heart-shaped stickers, and found these foam stickers last week for 50% off at the craft store--$1.50 for a big package.

I had hoped the Christmas stickers would peel off the boxes willingly, but it took some soaking and scraping, and then a dab of Goo-Gone to wipe off the residue. Sticking on the hearts was the fun part! Now to get them in the mail.

Just for fun, I figured out the cost per item--$.25 each for a total of 18. Hmmm.


  1. Eeee! They are so cute!!
    I love Valentine's Day!!

  2. Carolyn-Kate just LOVED her V-day surprise. Her heart container is currently filled with tick tacks!


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