Monday, November 28, 2016

Dollar Store DIY Neighbor Gift

The holidays are quickly approaching and my list of gifts I need to buy seems to be never ending.  I try to save money by making some gifts myself, especially for friends and neighbors.  I have one neighbor who frequently puts our garbage bins up and leaves treats in cute, handmade treat boxes that are customized to the current season or holiday, so I wanted to thank them with a gift.

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!


I decided to customize a plain hand soap bottle and gift bag, using items I found at the Dollar Tree.




Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

Supplies:

Burlap ribbon (I found one with a polka dot pattern)
1/2" ribbon (I used a striped pattern in fall colors)
Craft glue or a hot glue gun
Pack of butterflies
Gift bag
Washi tape

Step 1:  Cut the burlap and ribbon to fit around the soap bottle, with a little overlap.

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

Step 2:  Put dots of glue around the top and bottom of the burlap and wrap around the bottle, gluing the ends together.

Step 3:  Glue the piece of ribbon around the burlap and affix the butterfly.

Step 4:  Decorate the bag.  I glued a piece of burlap on the front of the bag and accented it with owl print washi tape.

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

This gift is so easy to make and you could make several for just a few dollars!  It can be customized for any season to use as a housewarming gift or Christmas gift.

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

Who would you make this for?  If you like crafting with burlap, check out my Sunflower Centerpiece using burlap and mason jars!

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

10 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I know! I was surprised to find it at the dollar store!

      Delete
  2. This is such a cute gift idea! The polka dot burlap is so fun, and so is that washi tape.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I had never seen polka dot burlap before so I had to pick it up!

      Delete
  3. I def recognize that washi tape :) I love that we both put up new dollar store posts on the same day! You are lucky to have such fun neighbors! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! Thats so funny that our posts go together!

      Delete
  4. This is just TOO cute! I absolutely love all of your creative DIY's!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are such cute ideas! I love the soap dispenser!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Its such an easy and inexpensive gift!

      Delete

Get fashion inspiration, DIY projects, Bible Journaling tips, and easy crafts in your Inbox!

Let's Be Friends!