TODAY | June 28, 2013
>>> if you are getting ready to throw a firework of a party on the fourth of july but don't want to go broke doing it have we got the girl for you. the self-proclaimed dollar store diva kathy jacobs is here. she's here to show you what you can do for just a few bucks.
>> hey, girl.
>> a little booze, i hear.
>> yes. you know, when the dollar store gives you little watermelons, i say make a watermelon daiquiri.
>> i think that was so --
>> no, that's yours.
>> i got confused.
>> this is just watermelon, lime, sugar and some rum.
>> very good.
>> i like that.
>> i'd like you to keep drinking it, because the more you drink, the better my craft work .
>> you have a little drink for the kids as well.
>> ice cream floats. cream soda and ice cream and these are little straws i just decorated with those little --
>> where are you from?
>> texas. i live in california.
>> my favorite is the touch on top. pop rocks .
>> i hate those things, thank you.
>> kids love them. i don't think things exploding like that in my mouth.
>> i am going to let that one go.
>> well, over here you have --
>> nice gopgs nice wieners.
>> we have some lovely wieners for you.
>> i brought you some nice wieners. these are rocket dogs. and you just take like a stick and you --
>> you take like a stick. an actual stick is probably better.
>> and you put it through the wiener.
>> oh, god.
>> like that. and then what?
>> and then what do you wrap around the wiener?
>> oh, the guys on this set are going --
>> you are funnier than i imagined.
>> i know. ha ha .
>> then what do we do?
>> leave a little space for the red color shows.
>> then do you bake it?
>> i'm trying to move us on.
>> seat it up and --
>> bake it.
>> all right. we got it.
>> and then after you bake it you put a thing on it.
>> all right. let's move past the wieners. we're spending too much time.
>> i'm having fun with the wiener. i hate it when she moves me long.
>> you can take the wiener with you, if you'd like. if it makes you happy.
>> i do not want that.
>> i have one at home.
>> then you're good.
>> okay. these are little plates that i just did. i just went ahead and put the silverware right on there.
>> how cute. over here we've got a pizza in the shape of a flag.
>> it's adorable. there was no yeast at the dollar store so i made this a biscuit crust. it's all about, you know, being creative. these popcorn balls, these --
>> yeah, those are nice.
>> we got the wiener and the balls. great.
>> let's go down to the french fries . we get it. popcorn balls.
>> and then the things down here, we've got --
>> here's french fries .
>> these are --
>> what are they?
>> that's cute with the ketch up in the bottom. how cute is that?
>> the cups are 3 for $1. you get these 3 for $1 and a bag of dollar store fries.
>> that's so great. they already have the ketchup on them.
>> yeah, these are called firecracker in a jar. i just decorated little jars with little flags. and, oh, i wanted to tell you --
>> we have 30 seconds.
>> okay. paper towels dipped in food coloring .
>> very cheap. these are pinwheels. basically poster board , disposable dish ration.
>> handy wipes.
>> a necklace i cut up and made for the little centerpiece.
>> aren't you this clever little diva .
>> i used this as my pattern and then cut it up and used it to make the little do-hickey that goes on here.
>> happy fourth of july.