I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY projects with you. Today, there are four of us featuring Thanksgiving decorating and craft ideas using Dollar Store supplies. I am using some cheap travel mugs with my newest cut file designs to make the pretty and gift-giving worthy!
And because we all love crafting with Dollar Store items, we will be back every month with a themed Dollar Store blog hop.
We hope to inspire you to craft and create with us and look forward to seeing you on the third Friday of every month for all things Dollar Store. At the end of the post, you can click on the links to see the rest of the Thanksgiving inspired DIY projects.
Cheap Travel Mugs From Dollar Tree
I am sure these travel mugs are not the insulated, wonderful mugs that keep the coffee warm for hours but they are fun none the less and perfect for adding something decorative.
Cutting The Designs
I decided to add some pumpkin spice designs to these guys with my new Cricut Maker. I am getting more familiar with the Maker now and I like it a lot.
This is a screenshot of my Cricut Design Space. You can get these designs in the resource library and they are free!
Once I got the designs cut, it was time for weeding and I have to say, this was a bitch. There were two that did fine and one that really was a pain in my a**! I finally went into the design after cutting and trying multiple times, to change the font and make it easier to weed. If you are downloading these designs I did this for you. If you keep them small it will be a little harder but when they are a little larger things get easier.
Weeding The Designs
This is what helped me. I used an exacto knife to cut between the lines. Then I could lift just that section of vinyl without having to peel the entire backing piece at once.
Eventually I was able to remove all of the background vinyl and was left with just the pieces I wanted.
Then next step was to add transfer tape and then adhere them to the travel mug and remove the transfer paper.
I love the way these cheap little travel mugs turned out.
What do you think?
These were so fun and perfect for taking to a Thanksgiving dinner as a gift for the hostess. You could even bring the ingredients for some home made pumpkin spice latte made from Dollar Tree ingredients.
Dollar Tree Pumpkin Spice Latte
I thought it would be fun to try to make my own and it really turned out pretty fantastic.
Here are the ingredients I used. I already had pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice at home so the Dollar Tree brands are not pictured below. The half and half I used is from Fareway. My Dollar Tree does not carry half and half but you could use milk instead and I am pretty sure I have seen milk there before.
- 2 Vanilla Lattes
- 4 generous TBLS Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 cup Half and Half or Milk
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- In a sauce pan combine pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and half and half over medium heat.
- Whisk or stir until it starts to bubble.
- Add the vanilla lattes and continue to heat and stir until hot.
- Pour into mugs and add whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
If you like pumpkin spice but don’t want to spend a fortune for it then you should try this. I really liked it a lot.
Don’t forget to check out my friend’s blogs below for their Dollar Tree crafts.
Please check out more amazing Thanksgiving Dollar Store DIY projects on our Dollar Store Divas blog hop!
Beverly from Across the Blvd Thanksgiving Candle Favors
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom Quick and Easy DIY Dollar Store Thanksgiving Craft
Heather from Daily DIY Life DIY Dollar Store Turkey Candy Cups
Michelle from Michelle James Designs Cheap Travel Mugs Made Pretty
Happy crafting you guys!