I love throw pillows. I think they are great way to add a cozy feeling to any room. Throw pillows can be expensive! They are so easy to make. I picked up these throw rugs from Dollar Tree and decided that’s just what I would make from them.
I folded them over and sewed the edges, you could use hot glue but I just wanted them to be extra sturdy. I used the stuffing from an old pillow that I had. Then I used hot glue to seal all the edges. It seriously took me a half an hour to make one. The fringe gives them a cool boho vibe. These would also make great farmhouse decor.
I made this dollar tree craft for my grandsons. Everything came from dollar tree except for the little wood crates. I got those from Michael’s for .99 each.
These trucks were from Dollar Tree. I had to go to four different Dollar Tree’s to find these! I had to have the blue ones. I cut the Happy Easter signs off from the truck signs. I’ll save them for another time.
I stained the little crates then used hot glue to join the two trucks together.
I cut the sticks off of these bunnies and glued two together, back to back to create a round head. I removed the ears from the back bunny. I glued them onto the front crate.
I filled the back crate with all the carrots. It came out so cute.
We have been spending the week at our lake house and it is wintertime so there is not a lot of outside activities. Sure we have gone for walks on the frozen lake and had some success at ice fishing but it has warmed up enough for the lake to get slushy on top so now it is unsafe.
We have had a lovely time and we were all ready to head back home but our Jeep wouldn’t start. It is currently in the shop and we are in a stuck in a waiting game. I mean if I were to choose to be stranded anywhere, it would be here.
I love to craft and felt the urge to hot glue something so I pulled out some costume jewelry I have been collecting from thrift stores and my hot glue gun and and old frame and got busy. My local thrift bundles up broken jewelry into baggies and sells them as craft jewelry. It’s a wonderful idea!
I used wire cutter pliers and broke all the posts of the earrings and pins of of brooches and took apart a few necklaces and laid it all out. I ended up using more jewelry pieces then what is pictured above.
I started gluing. I had some idea of how I wanted it. I knew for sure the giant rhinestone brooch would be on the top corner, then I went from there. This picture is with all the jewelry in the previous picture. It takes a lot of jewelry! I used a 5×7 frame. I picked this one up at the thrift store. The edge needs to be flat and wide enough to accommodate the jewelry. This one worked perfectly.
Here is the finished product. It is the first jewelry frame I have made. I think this one will go in my walk-in closet with my grand kids picture in it.
Now I want to start a collection of jewelry and frames for our guests that come to visit and like to craft and they can have a keepsake to take home.
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One of my favorite ways to decorate is Shabby Chic. I picked one room in the house that I could Shabby Chic my brains out…One of our guest rooms. I wanted to invite you in to take a look. I just love this room…so much, that I would love to take it over for my own!
I started with the queen size bed. It was when I saw this bedding from Home Goods, on clearance, I decided this was the room for the shabby chic decor. I love this comforter and shams. It looks a little frumpy and also has a faded vintage look to it. It is also heavy and warm! I took a headboard that my mother-in-law wasn’t using anymore and spray painted it a creamy off white. It didn’t have to be perfect, Imperfect is all part of the plan.
I had the old wooden six pane window frame for a while. I left it as is and added the ceramic heart with pink roses I found in a thrift store for .25!
It’s a very fragile piece. Hanging it up here, it should be kept safe. It looks handmade.
The wall vases are handmade by my hubby and I. He cut some old pallet wood for me and I lightly brush painted them and he attached the dollar store milk bottles to the wood for me and put picture hangers on the back. It was a very easy project.
Then there is this adorable nightstand. I found it in a consignment shop. I seen it across the store and new right away I had to have it!
It is lined with vintage wall paper that I would never ever Change.
It’s just adorable!
And those feet! I love this nightstand.
Let’s talk about these curtains! Oh my word, I love them! I initially bought them to use as a photo backdrop. I got them from Amazon, the link is below. They come in a variety of colors. The sheers are attached to the front of the colored fabric. You can style them different ways. The curtains can be pulled back and the sheers can hang down or vice versa. Or you can style them like I have done so here. They are amazing quality and a terrific price! Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777WDF57/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This metal arrow I had bought on clearance somewhere a long time ago. I needed something in this room for guests to hang their robes or bags or what have you. It did not have the white on it. I painted it to make it look shabby chic lol. I also added the bouquet. I’m not sure about it yet but it is functional.
Then there’s this little area.
Here are some Thrifted items, a Hobnail lamp, an old clock and a chipped teacup I used for a vase. I have them on this antique dresser I found. Pics below are before and after.
Yes, someone threw it away! My husband thought I was crazy when I said; “Stop, Let’s get that!” I seen the potential and had to have it! We put it in the Jeep, I remember it barely fit, It was very beat up and had country blue painted drawer fronts and white handles. It was covered in nail polish among other things. I had a heck of a time cleaning it. I also had to peel kids Snow White wallpaper from inside the drawers that someone used as drawer liner. I painted it with chalk paint then I bought new handles from Hobby Lobby and BOOM! It was just how I envisioned it when I seen it on the curb. It’s one of my favorite pieces.
The mirror above the dresser is another thrift store find. It’s so beautiful.
On this wall is a vintage window I had and I blogged about how I decorated it recently. And That is my grandmother’s wooden rocking chair, not sure on the age but my mom is 80 and remembers my grandma having when she was a child. It is blue, was once painted red. the blue has worn and chipped in spots and the red shows, It is perfect for this room. I also added these old picnic table bench seats that have been on my porch for years to the foot of the bed. I was thinking about adding cushions but I’m not sure. I might leave them be.
I love the fact that I have somewhere to put my grandmother’s rocking chair and it fits perfectly.
Last but not least, this amazing antique crystal chandelier! It was $2! I knew when I seen this, even though it needed a lot of work, that it would be perfect in this room. I have a blog about how we fixed it up and hung it here: Chandelier
It still has the old lightbulbs in it and they all work! I think this is my favorite piece in this room! Did I say I love this room??
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I was browsing on Pinterest and I came across these candlestick topiaries and right away I knew I could make a dupe of them with Dollar Tree Supplies.
Here’s the ones I copied on Pinterest. Sorry not the clearest picture but you get the idea.
To make one, I glued together two glass candle holders from Dollar Tree with e6000 glue. Next I painted the bottom and top of the glass with acrylic metallic gold paint. I did three coats. I wanted the paint to look a little distressed.
Then I took a styrofoam ball and hot glued green moss from Dollar Tree all over it. There were a few strays here and there so I gave it a little spray with hairspray. Then I glued them into the candle holders. I love how they came out!
I spent my Sunday making another Dollar Tree Craft. I made this for our Lake House. I think it will be perfect on the kitchen counter. It has a nautical look to it and it is functional. We like to have a lot of our meals in the summer time out on the deck. This will be great for carrying out food items or drinks.
Here is a list of supplies needed for this tray:
Two Pizza Pans from Dollar Tree
2 Pieces of chunky Rope, each approximately 42” long, you’ll have to cut some of it off
One 4”x36” Peel and Stick Floor Tile or One 12”x12” Tile
The first thing I did was glue the two pizza pans back to back. I used E6000. I put an iron skillet on top to weight it down and let it dry.
Meanwhile, I cut the tile. I chose a .99 peel and stick vinyl tile from Lowe’s. I liked the wood grain look that it has to it. It is the rectangular shape, 4”x 36”.
I cut them into 12” lengths. If you find a 12”x12” tile you like, you can skip this step.
Next I used a grease splatter screen that I got from Dollar Tree as a guide to cut my circle out.
I used a utility knife to score it a couple of times then the edges just snapped off.
I glued the tiles into the pizza pan
I glued some chunky rope around the outside circle of the pizza pan with a hot glue gun. There was also an uneven edge so I hot glued some rope around the inside circle.
I use these silicone finger protectors when using my hot glue gun to keep my fingers from being burnt.
Next I took a lighter and carefully burnt around the top of the rope because I like that look. Plus it helps burn away any frayed areas, unless you like that look. It’s all personal preference.
I stacked a couple of iron skillets on top of the tray to let it continue to dry.
The last step was to add the handles. I had my amazing, handyman hubby help with this part. If your only using it for display, you could glue them on but I need this to be sturdy so I chose to use a pop rivet gun to attach them.
Here is my finished tray. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It’s very sturdy and will look great in my lake house kitchen. Total cost was $6!
We have been seeing a lot of sunshine the past few days, and even though it’s cold, I’m getting in the mood for Spring. My favorite part of Spring is Easter! Mostly because of what our Lord did for us (John 3:16) but also because of Family gathering, yummy food and I have two beautiful grandsons that I’m excited to share it with!
This year I want to make a few crafts that will make them smile. I have an adorable craft coming soon so be sure to follow and sight up with email for new posts!
I wanted to share my first Easter craft “how to.” It took a few hours, mostly due to letting paint dry, but it was fun and easy.
I started with this Dollar Tree Sign. It’s cute and all but I had a different idea for it.
I love bunnies and pastels for spring but when I saw this sign, I envisioned something different.
So here’s what I did..
I pulled off the bunny with my hands carefully. Then I sanded off the glitter with sandpaper until the board was smooth. This is what it looked like.
I also sanded the bunny.
The next step was to paint. I chose a color called Plaster by Waverly. It’s chalk paint. I painted the entire surface and edges, three coats. I let it dry then used a thin paint brush to added lines and marks to make it look like aged wood.
Here’s the paint I used.
Next, I painted the bunny, let dry, added the bow back and a pompom for the tail with hot glue. Then I glued the bunny back onto the board.
I then went on my computer and printed out the saying, then cut out the words and found their placement on the board.
I used carbon paper that I got on amazon to lay under the words and then traced them onto the board. I’m terrible at free handing letters.
This is what the traces letters looked like.
I then used a black, medium point paint marker to fill in the letters. I added some highlights to the letters with the same paint I used for the background with a very skinny brush.
I hot glued on a ribbon and some flowers from Dollar Tree and that was it! A super easy, inexpensive, fun craft.
I chose to stand it on a table. You could also add ribbon or twine and hang it up. Stay tuned for my next Easter crafts, soon to come!
I posted a blog with my first Dollar Tree Craft made out of a pizza pan and placemat. Here is the next one I made.
I’m probably going to change the ribbon. I used what I had on hand. Here are the materials I used.
This vinyl placemat from Dollar Tree. They have a great selection! I used a screen splatter from Dollar Tree this time as a pattern to cut out the circle. It worked perfectly! It was just the right size to fit inside the pizza pan. it has a little knob on it that you can hold while cutting the circle. I used a utility knife.
I bought the pizza pan from Dollar Tree. I painted the edge of the pizza pan with chalk paint. After it dried, I scuffed it here and there with sandpaper to give it a distressed look.
I used Mod Podge to glue the placemat down to the pan.
Next I used rope from Dollar Tree to go along the inside edge. This helps to cover any empty edges on the placemat. I hot glued it down.
I added a bow to the top. Then I cut a small piece of rope and hot glued a loop to the back for hanging.
This is a quick easy craft and would be perfect for a crafting weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m suddenly obsessed with Dollar Tree Crafts! It’s so crazy how you can make such cute crafts with dollar store items! I made this kitchen sink organizer for dish soap, sponges, scrubbie’s, etc.
I started with this galvanized planter from Dollar Tree. I spray painted it and let dry overnight. I used an antique white.
The next day I sanded it here and there to give it a worn look. The letters are raised so it’s perfect for sanding across to reveal them.
I then used a truffle brown chalk paint and a very thin paint brush to make swipes to look like it has aged. I went a little heavy in some spots so I sanded them off a little. It’s a very forgiving project.
I added some flowers and here ya go! So cute and functional.
I recently discovered the world of dollar tree crafts. I feel like I’m late to the game but better late then never! There are tons of ideas on Pinterest and Facebook. The pizza pan wall hanger craft is popular right now. I tried that first. Here it is.
It’s really easy and took about an hour. The base is a pizza pan from Dollar Tree.
You can leave it plain or paint it a color if you choose.
The picture is a placemat. Dollar Tree has an assortment with different sayings on them. They are rectangular shaped. I used a template I made out of parchment paper to cut a circle out that fit inside the pizza pan.
After I cut out the circle, I hot glued the placemat to the pizza pan. Next I hot glued rope around the inside of the pan to help cover any spaces plus it looks nice.
Then I added a ribbon and flowers to the top with hot glue that I got from Dollar Tree. I chose to hang mine so I hot glued a small piece of rope on the back to create a loop to hang.
This was an easy craft but it turned out so cute. I’ll definitely be trying some more of these in expensive craft ideas!