I love a Discount Shop!

I spend more time in $2/discount shops than I care to admit to. China may be belching out pollution at an astonishing rate, but by golly haven’t they given us a wonderful avalanche of cheap crap to rummage through? Some say these stores are (*gasp!*) full of junk. Not I, oh no, I’d much prefer wandering the aisles of ‘Dynamic Discounts’ than any Cartier or YSL. There’s a $2 dollar shop down the road from me, I’ve been there so many times the couple that own it treat me like their daughter.




This post is dedicated to all the things I’ve made from discount shop discoveries. Like the Sea Glass Lamp above. Technically the little lamp came from Ikea but it was very cheap so I think it counts. The glass stones were $2 a bag. It took 3 bags to cover the lamp. Below are some more of my crafts that began their life on the discount floor.

Paper Plate Baskets

Painted Foam Eggs

Play Kitchen

Wacky Wigs

Sequined Mirror

Mini Party Cups

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18 Responses to I love a Discount Shop!

  1. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party’s success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop :)

    PS: It’s also pinned on my Pinterest.

  2. Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays! I hope you will come by this weekend to link up again PLUS you are going to be featured so feel free to grab a sticker! See you soon :)

  3. I love using these flat glass gems for projects. I always envisioned putting them on a lamp. Now I know it will work!
    Great job and very cute.

  4. Elise says:

    I really love that lamp- the colors of those stones are gorgeous! I’m a fan of cheap dollar stores too.

  5. Laura says:

    Cool project. I love how the light shines through. I’d love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at http://www.laughloveandcraft.com.

  6. Darcy says:

    I love it! My sis-in-law and I were just talking about how we need to do a blog post dedicated to how Dollar Tree has changed our life since it came into our town. :)

  7. Audra says:

    This is such a cute idea!! I will have to pin it for later :) I’d love for you to link up at my link party! Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

  8. i’m totally with you on the fact that there are some great gems hiding amidst the “junk” at dollar stores!
    It is interesting that the dollar store is now called the $2 store, and here in Israel the dollar store charges 5 shekels (currently 1.4 dollars) for “dollar” items. alack alas! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

  9. Emily says:

    Cute! Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

  10. Jill says:

    I love discount shops too! Defnitely my first choice of store to visit!

    Love the things you’ve made – expecially the wacky wig!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  11. Hi Miya,

    Love the Sea Glass Lamp! The colours are so soothing… Great gift idea!!
    I’m visiting you today via CBPH!
    I have joined you as a follower!

    All the Best,
    Christine

  12. Martyna says:

    First of all, greetings from Poland! Btw, your lamp looks beautiful! And don’t worry- in my opinion many people buy things in discount shops but they aren’t “brave” enough to admit doing this ! ;)

  13. In Minnesota we have something called Ax Man Surplus that is almost as fun as the dollar store…what is really fun is to go with some girlfriends to see what we can come up with to use some of the treasures! Loved your post.

  14. S says:

    Ours are called Dollar Trees and I am sure it stays in business because of my 2 daughters and I. You have such great ideas!

  15. Tammy says:

    I love that lamp, and aren’t the dollar stores fun? I can find more crap in there that I never knew I needed until seeing it on their shelves!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  16. KayleighAnn says:

    Wow! Thats all so creative, I love discount shops.In the UK they are £1 or 99p shops and brimming with things begging to be made into something beautiful.

    My favourites are your sea glass lamp (I recently acquired a big bag of green glass gems and have been wondering what to do with them) and the paper plate basket is genius!! I <3 inspire me fridays. Helping me to create from my big bag of spontaneous bargain shop buys :)

  17. Stephanie says:

    It is fun seeing all of these!

  18. Shannon C. says:

    Those wacky wigs are just fabulous! That would be super fun for a kid’s birthday party! Hooray for such creativity!

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