Friday, July 12, 2013

Heather Mann: The Dollar Store Authority


In addition to featuring fun, functional, cheap crafts, I will also be introducing you to some amazing cheap crafting heroes.  It is only fitting that I begin by featuring the woman who got me started blogging almost 4 years ago.  She’s supportive, imaginative, and THE authority on dollar store crafting, as the creator of the incredible resource blog, Dollar Store Crafts.

Name: Heather Mann

Blog: Dollar Store Crafts

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Best Cheap Crafts:

Shabby Chic Hooks for $2

Pouf from Throw Rugs for $3


Beaded Chandelier for $9

Favorite source for cheap craft materials: 

The dollar store, of course! I shop at Dollar Tree the most, because that's the only dollar store I have locally in Oregon.

Why she makes cheap crafts:

I can get a lot of the exact same craft supplies and base crafting materials at the dollar store, so why pay $5 when I can pay $1? I make cheap crafts because I don't want to spend $50 on a craft project. I just want to spend a few bucks, have fun, and make something nice.

Tips for cheap crafters:

Check your recycling bin, shop thrift stores, garage sales, and dollar stores. Be familiar with craft store pricing so you know a deal when you find it. And always, use what you have before you run out to the store to buy new supplies.

TERRIFIC TAKEAWAY:  Heather pointed out an especially important skill for the cheap crafter: knowing the REAL price of craft supplies.  Just because it’s on sale or on an end cap does not mean it’s a good deal.  Know your prices, so you can spot the real deals!

Thanks, Heather, for sharing your cheap crafting prowess with us! 


  1. Heather Mann: my hero! Love that tip about knowing the true prices - because I live for the deal.

  2. Heather Mann is a genius and one of the nicest people EVAH! Thanks for featuring her today!!

  3. Oh yay, Jess & MichL in the same place at the same time! :)

    Thanks for having me!

  4. I love that chandalier! Will definitely be making one for my daughter's room! She'll love it!
    You can never go wrong with dollar store crafts!


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