News 12- Ugly Holiday Sweater DIY

The holiday section of the dollar store is filled with ornaments, ribbons and bows, poinsettia clips and Christmas tree skirts that all can be used to create some fun ugly holiday wear.

Having a theme party does not have to break the bank. Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminti (Momee Friends of Long Island) have some fun ideas for you to create your party with items from your local dollar store.

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Festive Christmas/ Holiday Drinking Cup

I absolutely love these plastic ornament glasses that you can create with items from your local dollar store.

These DIY Festive glasses are perfect for an Ugly Sweater Holiday party!

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DIY Halloween Cardboard Box Costumes

Halloween will be here before we know it and sometimes we need to think  “OUT OF THE BOX” for fun and inexpensive costumes or in our case make them literally out of a box.

 collage box costumes

That’s right! You read it correctly all of the costumes seen below can be made out of a box and done inexpensively. When kids are young they say they have more fun with the box the expensive toys came in then the toy itself. I would say that is 100% true even for Halloween costumes!

Our first costume is the Rubix Cube:

rubix cube 1

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Pool Noodle Boats

I love using Pool Noodles to craft with and during the summer months the dollar store has them in a variety of colors. These Pool Noodle Boats are fun to craft and play with in the water. Fun for kids of all ages.

pool noodle boat

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Pool Noodle Monsters

This is a fun craft and activity that turns your dollar store pool noodles into not so scary Pool Noodle Monsters.


Once you make one Pool Noodle Monster your kids are going to want to keep making more. See how to make one:

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