The Friday Fluff Up: What $12 (& 1 Hour. . .) Can Do At The Dollar Tree





We’ve all seen those fabulously organized photos on Pinterest of perfectly designed crafty spots, just waiting for someone to get a little crafting inspiration.  I noticed a few more yesterday as I was checking out organizing ideas on Pinterest, and was slightly discouraged looking around my own (*disastrous*) crafting spot.


Now I’m super fortunate, and have some room up in our playroom for all my craft supplies, but it constantly gets destroyed (no matter how often I tidy it. . .) because it tends to be the junk table hidden away out of sight!  But yesterday, after seeing one too many cutely organized pins on Pinterest, I decided I’d had enough.


As I headed into town to hunt down some cute bins, I commiserated about how much I was going to have to spend to get organized. . . until I remembered The Dollar Tree.    (WOOOOHOOO!)  Guess what I found there?  Perfect, adorable, tidy little bins for my shelves, all for (you guessed it!) A DOLLAR!  I bought everything used in this week’s project for a whopping $12 (WOW!)  So, here’s the before & after of my disaster . . .

(~gasp!~ I’m telling you what, I couldnt’ make this stuff up. . .)






Now, obviously I moved things around a bit . . . I’ve been wanting to put the scrapbooks that were still left on those shelves in a plastic bin downstairs (with way too many more of them), in case we ever needed to get them out in a hurry.  (I know, that sounds nuts but I’ve spent some serious hours on those books, so I hated that they were so far upstairs in case we ever had an emergency!)  I also finally took a few minutes to put all of my kids special artwork and pictures away in their Rubbermaid container that has been littering that table for way too long. 🙂

I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


See more previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!


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  1. UGH. Laurie – will you forgive me if I just hate you for a few minutes? You always manage to find the time to do cute stuff!!

    • Ha Jamie! 🙂 Do you see the mess that was there before? I *had* to find time to deal with that disaster (seriously ~ it’s nuts around here!) 🙂

  2. Maggie H. says:

    Looks great!!! And, I was looking at those little bins and organizers at the $$ Tree today…but, I just couldn’t think of anything to use them with. Maybe I can think of a project. HAHHAAA!

  3. SO cute! And you chose green, my favorite color! Great job.

  4. WOW! i don’t know if you inspire me or make me feel ashamed! Way to go, Laurie! good job!

  5. Thanks guys! I could find about eight jillion uses I think for those little bins….. I had to run away from them before I bought way too many 🙂 I loved the green – they also had the cutest yellow bins in a different size that I really wanted, but they didn’t come in green so these are a little small but worked out fine. And that mess I had before Susan definitely needed some cleaning (I’m the one who should be ashamed ~ can’t believe I put pictures of this stuff up for everyone to see!) 🙂

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