Monday, May 21, 2012

Dollar Tree Stars

I stopped by the Dollar Tree store today and found these fun star shaped tablecloth weights.
The stars are metal with a clip on the top.
I'm sure these work great for their intended purpose but I had a few other ideas for them.

I removed the clips from several of the stars and replaced them with ball chain.
Instant wine glass charms!  
I attached three more stars to a jewelry finding (found at Hobby Lobby) for a fun 4th of July necklace.
This vintage metal was bulked up with one of the blue stars.
Three stars were hung to a broken chair piece that sits in a flower pot on my front porch.
When the wind blows I have a little wind chime.
A key chain.......
a book mark........
a flag inspired decoration.........
and with a simple ribbon added, a decorative addition to an old bottle or a piece of ironstone.
And a bonus........all of the clips I removed from the stars,
will be used to hang more of my vintage trims.
The stars are a great buy.......4 stars in a package for $1.00!
Definitely thrifty so I'm linking with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Have a wonderful evening.

Jane

67 comments:

  1. So glad to see you back Jane. I love the way you organize and display your trims-makes them easy to remember what you have. I have mine in a box, albeit a pretty box-I always forget what I have! (Note: add rulers to "must have" list)
    Joyce

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  2. As always your creativity is awesome. What great ideas using such simple items. And then the big surprise with the wooden rules and lace. I am SO very happy you posted.Welcome back.

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  3. Such creative ideas for using those cute stars! Must go get some!!! Also really like your clever way of storing your trims wrapped around the rulers & paint sticks! The little clips worked out so well for that project. Thanks for sharing these terrific ideas!

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  4. Love shopping at Dollar Tree!! These are a great buy and you found so many wonderful uses for them!
    Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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    1. Good to see you back at it! Of course I passed those by in the store and didn't think a thing about them, your brilliant!

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  5. Oh cool! what a great tip and wonderful ideas. I like the flag inspired art work...and those little finish nails...so stinking cute! On another note, love the back of the chair in the flower pot. Very clever girl!
    Glad to see you blogging, Jane--

    --Pat

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  6. Impressive........you never cease to amaze me!
    Have fun,
    Cheryl

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  7. First of all...welcome back! I've really missed you and have been hoping that all is well. Love the red, white, and blue star projects. Really looking forward to more of your brilliant creativity soon:-)

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  8. Jane,
    It's soooo good to have back and to see you at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with more neat ideas!!! Really like the metals and a star on the vintage bottle.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Hi, Jane! What a great batch of clever uses! Those stars are something I would pass by in the store...no more. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  10. I'd say you got your monies worth out of them Jane! Love the bookmark idea:@)

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  11. Wow! You came up with so many different uses for those $1.00 stars, Jane! I love them all. Let's hope your tablecloth doesn't blow away now. : )

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  12. Will be stopping by the Dollar Tree on my way home this morning. Thanks!

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  13. Well, you sure came back with a bang for your buck! Wow! So many ideas in one post. Love these little stars. I love the wind chime idea.

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  14. Thanks ms. wonderful! I'm headed to dollar tree today!

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  15. WOOHOO Jane is back! I missed Sunday's post but when I saw your name in my blog roll just now, I was so excited to see you and a new project! These are great, I haven't been to a dollar tree recently but I will now, love the chair wind chime! Plus those clips ARE such a bonus, I have even used them for a little curtain! So nice to see you on here again, I hope that all is well, sending much love, t.xoxooxox

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  16. Great re-purposing idea and I LOVE that pink geranium. It's so pretty and vibrant.

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  17. Jane, I so love the stars on the chair planter! What a great idea. It's so nice to have you back in blog world! Jean

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  18. That's a lot of mileage out of a few 'tablecloth' stars.... wow! Wondering.... are you able to sleep at night or does your mind just keep going? You're amazing :)

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  19. Missed you!
    You haven't skipped a beat.
    So many ideas, so many different uses.

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  20. You have to win the Dollar Store "STAR" award ~ hehehe. You came up with so many creative ways to use those starts. I love them all. And then, even a use for the clips. Fantastic post!

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  21. What a creative way to use these! I'm going to pick some up to decorate my booth with. I may need to visit Dollar Tree more often!

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  22. How do you do it!!! I would have walked right by those...great ideas and thanks for sharing. I love the idea using the clips. Glad you are back. Have a great week!

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  23. Oh my gosh you should win a prize for "most ways to use Dollar Store stars!" I love every single vignette you showed, I can't imagine being as artistic as you and coming up with such great ideas - love it! And the super bonus was having the clips left for hanging your display - I love that! Thanks for sharing, I think I'll buy some of the stars today. Hugs ~ Mary

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  24. It is so good to see you back! I have missed your posts so much! :)

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  25. What nifty ideas! I am afraid I would not have thought beyond the tablecloth weights myself, but you have shared such fun and inspiring ideas for them. I will be stopping in at the Dollar Tree soon!

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  26. Nifty AND thrifty! Love these... wonder if our dollar stores will have some maple leafs? I will definitely have a new eye when perusing the aisles now! So glad to have you back!

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  27. You definitely got your money's worth from them! And I love all the little places you added them. So patriotic!

    Jeanine

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  28. I agree. Glad you're back. I love your posts.

    Gloria in Virginia

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  29. Brilliant, I tell you! Your brain must kick into overtime when you get an idea. Fantastic! So glad to see you posting and know that you are well. Best wishes, Tammy

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  30. Jane, I'm rather new at this blog and Pinterest thing. I "pinned" your trims/ruler idea in my Storage file on one of my boards. I did give you credit in the comments section. Is that the correct way to give you credit? I didn't see a Pinterest button. If I've done this incorrectly, I will take it off--just wanted to make sure and give you credit.

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  31. glad to see your creative/thrifty/imaginative soul back at it...tons of great ideas!

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  32. I have missed you, so glad your back. Best wishes.
    Joanie

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  33. I'm almost speechless with admiration ... and Dollar Tree might not know what hit 'em.

    Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!!!

    laurie

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  34. I like your brain! Good thing I am following your blog since I don't have your brain :)

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  35. My "STARS" you are so creative!!! Fun ideas with little cost. Love it!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  36. Jane, you are the most creative person! Look at all of these wonderful ideas...and clips for your lace trims, to boot! I would have probably walked right by thinking "I don't need any tablecloth holders" lol!

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  37. Jane what great uses for those dollar tree stars! I love your ideas. I might just have to buy some myself! Hugs, Linda

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  38. Holy Cow what a wonderful list of ideas..My favorite is the last photo with the rulers and the vintage trim on them and the clips..GENIUS..

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  39. Definitely thrifty. You are always thinking. Each idea is a winner. I'm headed to $ Tree tomorrow to see if I can find some. ;-)
    So glad to see you back posting. Hugs to you ~ sarah

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  40. So happy to see you back, Jane. Love all the ideas for these stars.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  41. yay!! you are back!!

    great ideas...and love those clips, especially with your treasures hanging from them. =)

    blessings
    barbara jen

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  42. Cute, Cute and Beyond Cute. Happy to see you back creating and posting- xo Diana

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  43. Hi Jane..... I haven't been blogging or doing much blog visiting lately but needed a Mamie Jane fix today as I really think you are one of the most talented people out here in blog land!! Anyways I wanted to express my heartfelt sadness to you as I just read about your husband's death earlier this year. I remember reading once on your blog that he had ALS and I would often think of the two of you and wonder how you were doing. I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Janis

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  44. Great ideas...I especially love the necklace!

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  45. So many great ideas - love it!

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  46. Jane, one star and so many possibilities....I would have just passed them by....Not jane, one star and a ton of ideas...Your the best!

    Carol

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  47. Yayyyyyy Jane what a GREAT post....LOVE each of the uses you put these little fellows to & ADORE your last pic....!!!!!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah xx

    PS: Can you tell I'm SMILING..... :o)

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  48. I just love the way your creative mind works!

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  49. Jane.....
    Back to your always inventive and super creative ways! thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!
    dee dee

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  50. What terrific and creative ideas! I need some of those Dollar Tree stars, too!! I'm having a great digital scrapbooking software giveaway so please stop by and enter! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  51. All I can say is WOW! Absolutely fantastic
    Judy

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  52. A trip to the Dollar Tree is now on my list for tomorrow. I need them for the purpose they are intended, but I'm buying extra for some of your ideas. Love, love that necklace. Great price too.
    Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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  53. I always love when your very clever ideas, come out to play....
    I think I maybe walking up to the dollar tree today!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    xox
    Cheryl

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  54. So glad to see you up your old tricks of making everything plain look wonderful. I have never wanted to run to the the Dollar Tree like I do now. Glad your posting again, you have been missed.

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  55. Well now, aren't you the most clever thing! So many great ideas, I'm just hoping my dollar store has some of those.

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  56. GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK! love the star ideas, and thats great that you had a purpose for the clips as well!

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  57. Everybody needs a break, and you deserved this one! But you came back with a bang! The many uses you got out of those stars is amazing! My favorite is how you are going to use the clips for your vintage trims. You are a certified genius when it comes to thinking outside the box. You never cease to amaze me.

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  58. Oh my you are sooooo clever..... I am happy if I can find one thing to do with a treasure - but you just exploded with creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I've missed your inspiring creativity. So glad to see you back. Great ideas with the stars...I love stars and you have so many great ways to use them!!!

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  60. I have only found one set. One other store sold out.

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  61. Such fantastic ideas! You are a wealth of creativity- thanks for being so inspiring:)

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  62. You truly are amazing Jane! I just love how your mind is so creative, thanks so very much for sharing your passion with us~

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  63. Just a note to say I am a new follower and your ideas are really awesome. Inspires me to start on my own"junk" that is piling up!

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  64. I bought the flower ones when the came out and I use them to weigh down my towl down on my beach chair from blowing away. One on each corner. They look cute as well, like little charms. People were jealous!

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  65. I bought the flower ones when the came out and I use them to weigh down my towl down on my beach chair from blowing away. One on each corner. They look cute as well, like little charms. People were jealous!

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