Dollar Tree Planner Favorites

Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to go. I mean, a lot of dollar stores are deceiving with the price tag, but at Dollar Tree, EVERYTHING is $1. When I began planing, I did not shop there as much as I should have. I was in Michaels every chance I got buying $1 sticker books and washi tape.

After watching CoupontoProvide on YouTube, I started to look more into Dollar Tree so that I could make my own planner accessories. She has an amazing variety of planner tutorials that I wanted to try out and alter to fit the Happy Planner. Below is a list of my favorite Dollar Tree products that I use for DIYs in my planner.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

top-5clearanceshopping-tips-6Chopping Mats

This was definitely one of the products that I came across in watching CouponToProvide’s videos. She made an amazing planner cover using these and I’ve gone on to create a cover overlay for my Happy Planner plus a dashboard. Since the chopping mat is frosted, I could place another decorative page underneath and still have it protected. It’s a great option if you don’t have a laminator and you’re looking for durability. I’ve even gone a step further and took a full chopping mat, cut slits in it, and placed my paper clips. I can’t wait to continue to experiment with these, but it’s a great basic.

Self-Laminating Sheets

I absolutely LOVE these. You get 5 in a pack and while they’re great to make dividers, the possibilities are endless. I saw in a Facebook group someone use them for pictures. I have used them to create an array of dashboards from seasonal themed to football, wrestling, and more. I can’t wait to experiment and see what else I can do with them.


Who wouldn’t want to rack up on stickers for $1. Stickers can get real pricey and some may see a waste in buying them to just decorate pages. Stickers to me are the foundation for inspiration in a spread. I look at some stickers and I think of all the ways I can jazz up my planner for that week with just those stickers. Dollar Tree has cute sticker books, I have purchased the WWE ones I’ve found. They also have other sticker sheets, but some are just not my style. I absolutely love the scrapbook type stickers they have. While they are large, you get two sheets in a pack, plus there’s plenty of stickers for more than one spread. I took one of the packs and created a birthday themed spread to celebrate my nephews 4th birthday.

Decorative Tape

Dollar Tree, depending on your location, has a great selection of decorative tape. There’s the “washi” tape, fabric tape, even duct tape. The decorative tape options they have are amazing. Be careful when using both the fabric and smaller duct tapes. They will not peel up as easily on your planner as the washi tape would. Also, when using fabric tape, although you may be measuring it out, note that it does stretch with the slightest tug.


Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to buy adhesive. You can get glue sticks, hot glue sticks, and tape. Now when it comes to glue sticks, always get the glue with the purple top, it sticks better. I love the jot brand double stick tape. It’s one of my holy grails when it comes to DIYs. They also have glue dots as well. Now, you may be wondering what they heck would you need hot glue sticks for? These would come in handy for an array of products and depending on the planner DIY, the hot glue might be a better alternative than a regular glue stick. You get 20 in a pack for $1. That’s a steal.

Tackle Boxes

I came across a larger tackle box and I ended up putting my Michaels calendar stickers in that I had cut up into pieces with my previous sticker storage. I then went into the auto section of another location and found flat tackle boxes that would be used for stickers. I have one that houses paperclips and the other holds TV stickers that I made on my computer. The sections are the perfect size to corral the small pieces.

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