Quick Dollar Store Craft with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Crafting doesn’t have to be expensive— when you get those creative juices flowing, you can even turn your dollar store finds into something great! This tutorial from Craft Box Girls shows us how to turn those dollar store trinkets into a cute yet functional piece that you can make in just 5 minutes—with the help of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, of course!

What you need:
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Small jar
  • Candlestick holder
  • Ribbon
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Clothespin

Step 1 Wrap pipe cleaner around bow

Cut a length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. Wrap your pipe cleaner around the middle section of the bow.

Step 2 Apply glue to middle and wrap with more ribbon

Cut a small piece of ribbon to cover the middle section of your bow. Apply a dot of Aleenes Original Tacky Glue and secure with a clothespin until fully dry. 

Step 3 Apply glue to candlestick holder

Apply glue to the top of your candlestick holder, then place the jar on top. Apply pressure for a few minutes and allow to dry completely. 

Step 4 Craft supply storage

Tie your bow around the shaft of the candlestick holder and your craft is complete! You can use this cute piece for a variety of purposes... a sugar bowl, storage for your craft supplies, a terrarium, and more!

How will you use Aleene's glues for your dollar store crafts? Show us your creations on social media @AleenesDIY!

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