Dollar Tree Treasures #24: Seasonal Summer Finds

June 12, 2023

Today I'm sharing some recent Dollar Tree seasonal summer finds.

vintage wooden trug yellow pink peonies pink garden shears

Welcome to Dollar Tree Treasures #24! Dollar Tree stores are a great go-to spot for many DIY home decor enthusiasts on a budget. Stick around while I share my Dollar Tree insider knowledge with you as I find new and noteworthy Dollar Tree items that you, too, can use to beautify your home. 

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While I did recently post Dollar Tree Treasures #23, I have a great reason to post Dollar Tree Treasures #24 today: Since it’s summer here in the northern hemisphere, I thought -- what better time to share some of the great seasonal summer finds I picked up at Dollar Tree this year?

I’ve heard that some people are mosquito magnets. If that’s true then I’m one of them. And believe me when I say I’ve had more lovely summer evenings ruined by mosquitos than I can count. 

While my dream of a screened in porch has yet to materialize, I decided to tackle mosquitos head on this summer with everything I’ve got.

6pc citronella incense sticks box on patio table

One way is with these cintronella incense sticks from Dollar Tree. (Ironically, I noticed they spelled incense wrong.) 

burning citronella incense stick in flower pot

I place the incense sticks inside my potted plants (this plant is rosemary, which is supposed to repel mosquitos as well) and light them. They burn for about an hour or so depending on the breeze, if any. If they're not done burning when I'm ready to go inside, I just turn them upside down and stick them into the dirt to make sure the fire goes out. Next time, I pull them out of the dirt, brush them off, and light them up again for continued protection!

PIC mosquito repelling coils box

I also bought and use their mosquito repelling coils. 


While the coils come with their own metal stand, I still place the stand on a thick glass plate (that I picked up at Goodwill) so as not to burn the table and keep the ashy mess in check.

So far I've been very pleased with the protection afforded me by these Dollar Tree insect repellants.

Dollar Tree needle point pruner in package on wicker mat

Another great Dollar Tree summer find this year was a needle point pruner garden snipper. While I do have other heavy-duty garden shears for tough jobs, I’ve found these dainty sharp snippers to be just perfect for cutting fresh flowers from the yard. 

lilacs in bottle vase wrapped in water  hyacinth willow

I started using them on our lilac bushes. 

yellow peonies pink peonies wooden trug garden shears

Once the lilacs stopped blooming I've been using the needle point pruner on my peony bushes. They're also great for cutting away the extra green foliage attached to each stem. 

peonies pruners garden gloves wooden trug

I like to use my vintage farmhouse wooden trug  to collect cut flowers from the garden.

floral arm saver gardening gloves

I've shared these arm saving gardening gloves, (along with some others), as some of my favorite gardening accessories. They really help protect my arms, as well as my hands, from prickly plants and branches, and keep my arms from breaking out into a rash after a day of heavy gardening.

Dollar Tree Jot 2 pc magnetic hooks

Another fun summer find was this two-pack of magnetic hooks. (They're currently out of stock at Dollar Tree online but I found these similar ones on Amazon: Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks.)

As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted them for.

magnetic hook on metal pergola with patio lights

They're perfect for hanging my outdoor lights on the patio! Our patio pergola is made of metal so I knew it would be a great surface for magnets. And I knew that would help greatly with hanging the lights all along the top of the pergola frame. So I bought a bunch of two-packs of hanging magnets.

NOTE: They'd also be great for hanging grilling utensils on the side of the grill or on the inside of the grill doors.

outdoor patio cascading waterfall lights

Speaking of patio lights, I've been having fun experimenting with various types of outdoor lights recently. My current faves are warm white curtain lights by Better Homes and Garden for Wal-Mart. But they're not solar powered, nor do they have a remote. Hindsight is 20-20. 

curtain waterfall hanging patio lights

You can, however, get solar powered, remote controlled curtain lights on Amazon: Upgraded Solar Curtain Lights. I think I'll go with those next time just for the convenience (no batteries needed and remote control for off/on times).   

200-count solar patio light wrapped around pergola pole

My other new favorite patio light is this 200-count solar fairy string light strand from Wal-Mart. I bought two packages and wrapped them around two of the pergola's poles, on either end of the curtain lights. 

I'm loving the awesome, peaceful aura out on the patio at night (and it's been fairly mosquito-free thanks to the Dollar Tree incense sticks and coils as well as some citronella candles and a Thermacell Mosquito Repellant). 

If you can't find the lights at Wal-Mart I found similar patio lights on Amazon: Solar String Light Outdoor.

blue Mason jar filled with peonies wicker basket filled with seashells

The last of my recent Dollar Tree summer finds are these little beauties -- wicker baskets! How cute is that?

Dollar Tree woven basket filled with seashells

And how summery? I use baskets year-round as decor but these struck me as especially cute for summer decorating. 

flat lay seashells in woven basket

I purchased three of them and promptly filled them with seashells for a kitchen table display. 

They would look equally good on a coffee table or foyer table. And I can see them being filled with all kinds of things, depending on your preference -- maybe filled with keys and sunglasses by the door or jewelry on your dresser? The possibilities are endless. And baskets are timeless so I see them getting used well beyond the summer season.

I know that not all Dollar Tree stores carry the same merchandise at the same time. Even so, it's my hope that what you read about here in my Dollar Tree Treasures posts will inspire you to keep an eye out for similar items that you can use in your own home or as part of your own DIY decor projects.

Well, that's it for today, friends! 

I hope you enjoyed reading about 

Dollar Tree Treasures #24:

Seasonal Summer Finds 

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Wednesday Kathleen. OMG your daughter's new puppy is adorable. What a great mix the beagle and welsh yogi. I want one lol! All your dollar tree DIY's are great. Have a good week. Hugs. Kris

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