• DIY Tips and Tricks,  Kids Crafting,  Uncategorized

    Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint – An easy way to create beautiful sidewalk chalk art!

    This is a fun and easy twist on traditional sidewalk chalk. This technique gives you a more vibrant look then just traditional sidewalk chalk alone. If you already have chalk, you will have everything else you need at home as well. This post will include referral links to aid you in find the items similar to what I used. What you will need for this fun activity. Chalk, sidewalk chalk or regular chalk Shaving tool, cheese grater, lemon zester or butter knife Water Cup or bowl Paper plate or piece of paper Foam paint brush The first thing you will do is shave your chalk, you can use a butter…

  • Easter,  Farmhouse Decor,  Uncategorized

    Farmhouse Chick Hanger – An adorable Dollar Tree transformation!

    This adorable little chick was a simple wood cutout from Dollar Tree! A simple painting technique and a cute little bow made such a huge difference for this little chick! This post contains referral links to direct you to find the exact materials I used. What you will need for this little chick. You can click on the highlighted words for details and pricing for those items. Wood chick, Dollar Tree Chalk paint, FolkArt White Adirondack and FolkArt Summer Porch Vaseline Ribbon, Dollar Tree Wired garland, Amazon or Hobby Lobby Floral sprigs, Dollar Tree Raffia Paint brush Rag Sanding block, Dollar Tree or bulk from Amazon Hot glue gun and…

  • Home Decor,  Spring Decor,  Uncategorized

    Indoor Gnome/Fairy Garden – Simple and easy all Dollar Tree. No dirt, no plants, no mess!

    This little gnome/fairy garden is perfect for indoor use. If you don’t have a space outdoors or simply don’t want to mess with a complicated set up but still want the cuteness of your own gnome/fairy garden, this is for you! This little garden came to life using only Dollar Tree items. No joke this is probably the simplest DIY I have done yet! Here’s what you’ll need. Wood wall hanger/frame 2 Moss sheets Brown paint Gnome/fairy figures and houses paint brush Hot glue gun and glue sticks Sharpie Scissors My frame has a hanger and a heart cutout added to it. I removed both of these. Now you will…

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    Simple Yarn Carrot DIY! Jumbo size like mine or small, either way is super easy!

    This super simple carrot can be made using only two crafting supplies and two crafting tools! What you will need. Yarn, orange and green Card stock or similar material Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks You DO NOT need a Sharpie… not sure why I have that pictured. The first thing you will do is roll your card stock longways into a cone shape. Secure your cone using hot glue both at the bottom and along the edge. Trim the top of your cone so the card stock goes straight across. Leave the V shape notch about 1 1/2 – 2 inches deep. Now fold the tops of your…

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    Wood Bead Easter Carrots – Everything for this craft is from Dollar Tree!

    These Wood Bead Easter Carrots are so stinking cute! You won’t want to stop at just making one! They were so easy and inexpensive. This would be a great craft to incorporate the kids or grand kids into! Here’s what you’ll need fro this easy DIY! Wood Beads Green Twine Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks The first thing you will do is pick out your beads you want to use. The wood beads I used were found at Dollar Tree. They are a variety of colors and sizes. I chose the orange beads, I use some of all the sizes, totaling 15 beads. You will measure and cut…

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    Farmhouse Chicken Wire Basket – Created with a Dollar Tree bucket and chicken wire!

    This adorable little Chicken Wire Basket came to life out of the desire to not just throw away the left over metal from my Spring Hanger DIY. You can find that tutorial by clicking here. I takes a little time, but completely doable for any crafter! Here’s what you’ll need to create this DIY. “Flowers & Garden” Metal Bucket, Dollar Tree Chicken Wire Silver floral wire Drill and small drill bit Needle nose pliers Tin snips Block of scrap wood Twine Wood beads If your are making this for the first time you will need to cut the side panels out. I measured 7 inches across and marked it out…

  • DIY Tips and Tricks,  Uncategorized

    DIY Tassel Hack – Simple hack to give you a nice rounded top to your tassels!

    If your like me and LOVE tassels, you will LOVE this crafting hack! A viewer suggested to me that I add a ball of paper to my tassels to give them a nice rounded top. My paper balls were less then impressive. This got me thinking to what else would work for this. I found a hack that works perfectly! In this tutorial I will go through all the steps to making a tassel along with my new favorite hack! You can use yarn, ribbon, twine or something similar, but I will be using yarn for this tutorial. To start you tassel you will first loop your yarn back and…

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    Lacy Farmhouse Garland – Bead garland embellished with Dollar Tree items.

    This cute little garland is just the perfect addition to your farmhouse decor. It’s adorable for Valentines Day, wedding decor or your home year round! Here’s what you’ll need. Wood Heart, Dollar Tree 28 Wood beads, two sizes White heart doilies, Dollar Tree Twine White chalk paint, FolkArt Adirondack White Mod Podge, Dollar Tree Stenciling paint brush Hot glue gun and glue sticks Scissors BBQ skewers, optional The first thing you will do is paint your wood beads. I used 14 of each size, 16mm and 20mm, totaling 28 wood beads. I find it makes painting wood beads easiest if you hot glue them to a BBQ skewer. You only…

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    Faux Wood, Foam Board Trees – A Dollar Tree DIY craft that will fool anyone!

    No one will ever guess that these trees are made from Dollar Tree foam board, wrapping paper and BBQ skewers! Anyone who steps foot in your house and sees these will thing they are some high end wood trees you picked up at a fancy boutique! This is crafting on a budget at it’s finest! Remember to click on the link at the bottom of this page to watch the full video tutorial! Here is all you’ll need for this DIY craft. Foam Board, Dollar Tree Wrapping paper, Dollar Tree BBQ skewers, Dollar Tree Raffia, Dollar Tree Wood beads, (optional) Wood disks or any wood base Black paint or Sharpie…

  • DIY Christmas,  Uncategorized

    DIY Vintage Snow Ski Hanger Decoration

    This DIY craft was inspired by a decoration I saw in the store fr $30.00!!! Though I found it to be absolutely adorable, it simply was not in my budget! So me being me… I stared at it thinking of how I could make it myself. I immediately saw paint stir sticks, BBQ skewers and my faux galvanized metal technique. To see the full video tutorial of this craft, click on the link at the bottom of this page. Here is what you will need to make this craft yourself. 2 paint stir sticks 2 BBQ skewers Scrapbook paper, design of your choice 2 wood beads wire 1 garland tie…