It’s time for the Thrifty Style Team to bring you their very best thrifty decor, and today I am focusing on the dollar store. I have 12 Dollar Store Ideas for Every Season, plus my gals from the Thrifty Style Team will share their ideas at the very end. Before we get to all of that, I want to share this e-mail I received from my 84 year old Dad a couple days ago. He completely inspired me to put this dollar store collection together.
Here’s my Dad’s e-mail:
“Dear Dude (he calls me Dude since I was 5, not kidding)…I go to Dollar Store once a month, and save a lot , I buy same things every month, no more no less. They are: Wax Paper, Foil, Napkins, Kitchen G bags, Frz bags, lg and small, Spray deoderizer, Baby aspir for by heart, pens, Pads, greeting cards if needed. I spend around $15 mo, saving a good $15 or more, also batteries if needed. love, Dad.”
I loved the e-mail so much, I decided to send back the list of basic household items I purchase at the dollar store. Here it is:
“Very interesting, my father. I buy toothpaste, pretzels (their pretzels are amazing), vinegar, chips, candles, batteries, and the kids get to pick out their favorites which Daphne usually gets boxes and envelopes for her company mailing needs, and Vic usually finds candy, dried fruit, and something interesting like sunglasses or socks.”
Now that you have all of our dollar store secret buys floating around in your head, I have to tell you that this post isn’t focused on just household items you should try at the dollar store, but at least you have our lists. I consider my Dad an expert dollar store shopper, and the apple didn’t fall far from the (dollar) tree. My parents live on a very tight budget and I think he his brilliant for saving money this way. Have fun sifting through these 12 dollar store makeovers, and maybe wish my Dad a happy birthday if you have time…
(This post is not sponsored. It is just me, Julie, and my Dad who turns 84 on Sunday.)
RUBY RED NAIL POLISH PAINTED VASE
DOLLAR STORE GRADUATION PARTY FAVORS
COZY FALL PORCH WITH LEAF GARLAND
DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS TREE FLOATING/ROTATING STAR
DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS 3-TIER TRAY
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The dollar store closest to me is one of those not really everything is a dollar kinds. So when I see something that is say $1.50 that I know is just a buck at Dollar Tree, I just can’t buy it! I have to hold out for the actual store where everything really is one dollar.
Aww, happy birthday to your dad!!!! Love all these great ideas!
Love the dollar store and wow, you dad looks fabulous. Happy Birthday to him. The 12th is my Birthday too
Wowie!!! Happy birthday, Marty!
Happy Birthday Bob…..Many, many more:)
HOPE YOU HAVE A HAPPY 84TH BIRTHDAY, BOB
How cute is that? And you do amazing dollar store projects!!
I was looking for some musical note emojis to sing Happy Birthday to your Dad, but couldn’t find any. Ge is a VERY handsome 84!
Can you believe the head of hair he has! It was red when he was a kid.
U have no idea how happy this made me! I always see ur dad is the first one that comments on ur projects usually,and it’s always something short and sweet. I was gonna ask if you would post a pic of ur biggest fan! I guess to put a face to ur dear old dad. But I didn’t know how to not sound nosey, so I decided against it. But… u read my mind! Yay! He’s so handsome!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY REDHEADS DAD!!! I HOPE U HAVE THE BEST DAY!! I LOVE THAT TOU ARE YOUR DAUGHTERS BIGGEST FAN, THATS AWESOME!! ????????
Thank you, Amy!!!
you did good again Dude, thanks , for the nice words, love you all, Dad in NY.
Happy birthday Dad! You are a very smart man!
Happy Birthday Julie’s Dad! My grandmother and other relatives were all Buffalo folks so that gives me even greater reason to enjoy seeing your replies to Julie and to wish you a wonderful year ahead!
So sweet of you, Nancy!!
Awww…your dad is so adorable. I always love his comments on your posts on Facebook. Hoping he has a wonderful birthday! I do love the Dollar Tree, too. Loving all of the ideas you shared here, friend. So clever!
Happy Birthday Bob!! (They say its your birthday..nannanana) <- is me singing. Dude make sure you give Bob a cyber hug from all of us.
I will for sure, Dude!!!
You are very blessed to have already lived 84 years.
Look to be in good health.
At lest you still have your hair,lol
Hope not only do you have a wonderful Birthday but the
Rest of your life have ,good health,prosperity and Peace.
I know this the W old became a better place the day you were given life
And the family that you have are the Birthday gifts you need.
HEALTH!WEALTH!AND HAPPINESS are my thoughts for your BIRTHDAY
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Love your Dollar Tree projects. Everyone should take advantage of Dollar Tree. I find many items that I use daily and lots of really cute holiday items. Seasonal things are always a treat. HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY “DAY IN NEW YORK”.
Hey there Dad of Redhead,great legs, pretty snazzy for old guy of 84.I turned 78 on July 21st. Hope your b/d is a wonderful happy one.I got to go to out to close, 31/2 miles from our house, state park lake where I love to float. Was very hot all day,phewy. Had family who tried to crash our spot all day. The kids were mad we got the spot, were rude all day. Their mom was really nice.
Lake is very crowded when so hot. My husband doesn’t go to lake willingly, had to remind him was my b/d. Going to lake is favorite thing for me in summer.Our daughter usually has cake for me at lake on my b/d but she was mad at me so no cake or seeing her or grand kids. She was punishing me she admitted to me..
I like to read your comments on your daughter’s projects. Hope I am as spry as you when I turn 84.
Have wonderful b/d.
I really enjoy your daughter’s blog.
Bob what a beautiful head of hair you have!! My 95 year old mom also had beautiful white hair.
Lookin good, Bob. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
You are the Dollar Store Queen, Julie! You create so many truly beautiful items with your dollar store buys, they always inspire me. AND, your Dad…oh my word! I love seeing his comments on your shares. He is always so supportive. What a wonderful role model and a very Happy Birthday to him!
A very Happy 84th on Sunday to you, Bob! So nice to see you supporting your “Dude”.
Julie, on the fall staircase pic, I chuckled at the cat on the stairs “eyeing” the leaf garland. Was kitty able to resist the temptation? 😉
I will definitely have to try a few of the Dollar Store ideas! Thanks for posting.
Happy Birthday, Bob. I always enjoy your comments on Redhead and Many thanks for your very helpful shopping list! May each year be more spectacularly wonderful than the previous one. Jan
dude, I love all your creative dollar store ideas. Happy birthday to your dad!
Want to save even more money? Dollar tree sells gold charger plates..no painting required.
Birthday Greetings to your Dad! I am a Leo, also, will be celebrating my 79th birthday this year on August 17th. Like your Dad, I have a wonderful daughter and I’m sure he will agree that you are the best gift ever!
Thank you, Eddie!
Happy birthday, Eddie!
Happy Birthday! My but you look FANTASTIC for your age!!
I’ve 17 grandchildren!! I could NOT have fun sending them goods w/out the $ tree for me!!
Happy Autumn up & coming ????????
Dear Dude – your dad is precious! Wishing him a very happy birthday! We love the Dollar Store too – such great value. We buy plastic tarp and sponge brushes for painting projects. Also, one time they had canvas drop cloths that we made into pillows.
Happy birthday to your dad a few days late. Hope it was a great day for him!
I really like that I can find your Dollar Store projects all in one spot.
Please tell Bob “Happy Birthday” from me. What a precious gift he has in you.
Thanks for organizing Thrifty Style Team.
Happy Happy Birthday, Bob!