This is a sponsored post by Dollar Tree.  The opinions are my own.

 As summer draws to a close, I’m keeping my kids busy by crafting projects that will help us stay organized when school starts.  I’ll have three kids in school this year:  a kindergartner, a fourth grader, and a sixth grader.  It can be a challenge to find activities that all my kids can enjoy, but I have found a lot of fun, inexpensive, family friendly ideas from the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club.  This week we made some really unique bookmarks.  This simple idea is easy to make and is oh-so-cute!

I learned about Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club last fall when I made these fun votive candles.  I check out the site every month to get new ideas for crafts, recipes, home decor tips, frugal ideas, and to enter their monthly contests!  Since I’m a Dollar Tree junkie, it’s great to have one source to turn to for lots of budget ideas and advice.  There’s no cost to join the Club, and once you’re in you’ll have free access to lots of tutorials and ideas, along with the ability to save or print the project sheets for future reference.

One of the projects my family made this month was the “Paper Clip Bookmark”.  This project is perfect for groups and for all age ranges.  I made a few for myself by using the tutorial at the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club site, then I changed it slightly to make a “girlier” version for my daughter.

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper Clips
  • Ribbon
  • Twine or string
  • Rhinestones or sequins
  • Glue

To make the bows, I used the same amount of ribbon as the original tutorial, but rather than looping it through the paper clip, I folded the ends in and tied them to make a tiny little bow.  I then tied the bow onto the paper clip and added a little bling to the center.

Make sure you head over to Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club to sign up so you can gain access to all the fun ideas that are on the site!  After you’ve signed up for the club, come back and enter my giveaway for a $50 gift card to Dollar Tree.  Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, and let me know what project you would try first.  The contest will end on August 30th, and I will contact the winner via e-mail.  Good luck, and have fun crafting and creating!

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