Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fun Dollar Store Crafts - Part Two

This is part two.  The Clever Wallet.  I have seen these in organization blogs, and, I haven't seen them until recently.  I had to have one, or two, maybe three?

Again, I just used the stuff I had on hand.  This time I used some Washi Tape I got from Pick Your Plum.  I also used an old book page to make a bird and then outlined it with glitter.

I do get a lot of gift card for a quick thank you and holiday gift.  These are perfect for organizing them.  I don't know if you can tell, but, it has a little mirror in it.  I guess to see out surprised you look when they tell you how much it is - YIKES!

I still like white and burlap, so, this is my favorite.

Yep, I had to have three.  This one, I am just going to put a mustache for my cash.  I think this will be good to stash a little cash in my sports bags.  They are the bags I take to my kids sports events.  I will have a post on them shortly.

Oh, how cute.

Now, what are you waiting for?  Go and get a couple, three or four and alter away.  These are headed for my purse right now.

I hope you enjoyed this fun craft.  Come back soon and see me.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fun Dollar Store Crafts - Part One

Oh Happy Day!  I love the Dollar Tree.  I was just walking through getting a few things for my little daycare and came across this two amazing products.   

I had some keys made for a couple of my kids and needed something to put them on.  

Aren't they cute?  I love how they turned out.  I just used the craft supplies I had on hand.

The back opens up, so, I just took the lined paper out and added some scrapbook paper.

The front is recessed a little.  That is where I added some cute pictures from a clip art book by Mod Podge.  I glued them in and added some Mod Podge and let that dry.  I added some embellishments with Glossy Accents.  Oh, I am so sorry for the picture quality.  My camera is MIA so I used my tablet to take them.

The back is just pretty paper.

These are my favorites.  The R is definitely mine - heehee.

I hope you enjoyed this and are ready to go out and alter some twenty cent key chains.  Don't forget to come back for Part Two.


Dollar Tree Decorating

Happy Valentines Day.  Whoops, I missed that one - again.    I woke up this morning thinking I have to post a couple of my projects and realized that I never posted this one.  I was in my garage before Christmas and noticed   this old tool box.  I totally forgot we owned it.  I remember we purchased it in Colorado from a nice man at a yard sale.  Oh my, it must have been at least twenty years ago.  I did have to break it to my husband that I  relocated his nails for this project.

This was my Dollar Tree haul before Valentines Day.  Some pretty white roses (I really fell in love with them), white candles, succulents, pretty rocks, and, fish bowl votive.

I started with some burlap ribbon I got at Walmart for only three dollars.  I wrapped it around the whole thing and tied a big bow.  I really loved how it turned out.  

I put my pretty white roses in a mason jar and just popped them in.  I alternated them with a pillar candle that I wrapped with just a little twine,  It was so very inexpensive and turned out  so pretty.  I put a red heart in one of the jars for just a pop of color.

The Dollar Tree always amazes me.  You don't have to spend a lot of money to get an elegant centerpiece.

I'm always a late bloomer, so, I did finally get an assortment of these little guys.  I love succulents I have always wanted terrariums, but, I know I will kill them.  I don't have a green thumb, mine is plastic.

These couldn't be easier.  Just pop them out of that plastic pot and put them into a small fish bowl votive with pretty rocks.

Awwwwe, so pretty.  I get so many compliments on this one.

I did get a few different ones and decided to group them together in a little urn.  I love the way it turned out.

Well, I know this is late, but, I hope this has motivated you to go to the Dollar Tree and do some decorating.  Let me know what you have done, I would love to come over and see.   Have a very Blessed Day.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pretty Valentine Frames

Guess what day it is...  Happy Wednesday to everyone, I hope all is going well for you.  

I got two frames from my local thrift store a couple of years ago.

These are HomeGoods frames that I got for $1.50 ea.  My sweet daughter cleaned out her jewelry box this past summer and gave me some necklaces she no longer wanted.

Add a little Washi Tape...  Which burlap?  White or brown?

I think I liked the brown.  A little bling and I think they turned out cute.  I hate to post and run, but, it is quiet time and my little ones are about ready to get up.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My 2015 Winter Entryway Shelf

I can't believe that I started this post the first week of January, and posting it the first day of February.  I truly have such good intentions.  Life is always crazy at the roost..  I used to think life was crazy when my kids were little, but, I had no idea what I was in for.  Now that they are all young adults and teens, and still living at home, I am doing my best to keep my sanity.  I think the Gilmore Girls said it best, "I changed my mind, about all this mom stuff (this is mine), I want to be a Ballerina instead".  I think getting lost in my blog, is just what I need.  I really miss my blog, and doing a few crafts.  With that said, here is where I'm starting, my Entryway Shelf.  It is all decked out for winter.  I am in the process of changing it up for Valentines Day, and wanted to share it with you before  it is gone.  I love the jars and I don't know if I am ready to part with them yet.

Gotta love after Christmas sales.  I got the lighted willow branches at WalMart for really cheap.  All of the white sugared floral clusters were 90% off at Michael's.  The candles are from The Dollar Tree and the jars, from my stash.

The stars were made from a cereal box and a cookie cutter.  I just painted the stars and tiny mason jars with a little white chalk paint.  I put a fuzzy snowflake from the Dollar Tree behind it.

I stamped WINTER right on the stars and tied them on with some twine.  I really love  the way they turned out.   On the left side, I painted a mason jar and Dollar Tree candle stick with the same chalk paint and put a few white clusters in it.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope to be back soon!
Enjoy the Super Bowl!