Watercolor Paper Lanterns

My friends over at Plaid kindly sent me a couple watercolor paints a few weeks back. I thought it would be cool to decorate a paper lantern light strand with them. I haven’t used watercolor paints since I was a kid. While painting I began to have wonderful memories of watercolor painting with my grandma. I’m pretty certain she introduced me to watercolors. This project was a lot of fun! I used FolkArt Watercolor acrylic paints […]

Rope Rug

I was in need of a small rug. So, in true DIY’er fashion, I made one. I love the bold look of it. It’s almost hypnotizing! You don’t need much to make this rug. Just lots of hot glue, 100 feet of polypropylene rope, a piece of felt (for the underside of the rug), scissors, a marker and spray adhesive. For the ten thousandth time, please forgive my dirty glue gun! Years of use! To […]

Tomato Cage Foot Stool

I was looking at my Tomato Cage Marbleized Side Table the other day and trying to think of other ways to use tomato cages unconventionally. Before creating my side table, I created a Plant Stand using a tomato cage. It dawned on me that if I cut the cage down to the second rung, it would be the perfect height for a foot stool! I’ve always wanted to make a foot stool. I’m beyond pleased with how it turned […]

Dollar Store Faux Wood Vase/Centerpiece

If you’re in need of a centerpiece for an upcoming dinner party or event thats stylish, but doesn’t break the bank, this arrangement may be just the thing. It’s very easy to put together. Everything for this centerpiece can be purchased at Dollar Tree except the fresh flowers. In store, you’ll want to pick up a few glass cylinders (varying heights), faux wood contact paper, a bag of moss and various rocks. I grabbed the […]

Sunshine Banner

The other day while I was perusing the aisles at Dollar Tree, I came across these cheery sunshine cutouts in the teacher section. Unless you are a teacher, you most likely overlook this section, but it is filled with super cute cutouts that are perfect for banner making. Perhaps, I was drawn to them since there’s been a serious lack of sunshine here lately. I just love their big smiles. I swooped them up along […]

Dollar Store Garden Party Placeholders

I’m hoping that if I continue making spring crafts, spring will actually arrive! Here, its currently snowing outside, but inside I’m having one hell of a spring garden party. I made these adorable flower pot placeholders using supplies I picked up at Dollar Tree. They’re perfect if you are hosting a spring gathering. Your guests can take them home and later plant the attached seeds! Ok, heres what I picked up at Dollar Tree in […]

Dollar Store Butterfly Wreath

Although Mother Nature isn’t, I am so ready for warmer temperatures. Its been cold and gray here lately. To brighten my mood and perhaps give a nudge to spring, I decided to create this lovely butterfly wreath. I picked up the majority of my supplies at Dollar Tree. I grabbed a 10in. foam wreath, 12 packs of butterfly decorations and a bag of bright green moss while in store. The butterflies come in a variety […]

Eggscuse Me Sign

For this weeks project, I initially was going to make an Easter egg out of ping pong balls similar to the Candy Corn Pingpong Ball Art I made this past Halloween. Then, I begin thinking about creating something that would be fun for Easter, but could stick around all year. This simplistic, yet bold sign with its cheeky saying is perfect displayed here amongst my Peeps Inspired Bunny Decorations. Once Easter is over, it’ll look great hanging in […]

Marbleized Easter Eggs

I love making new eggs for my Easter tree. This year, I decided that I wanted to go a little untraditional and use black and white paints for my eggs. I think they look great with my Fluorescent Mason Twine Wrapped and Sparkly Decoupaged Easter Eggs. Variety is the spice of life! I achieved the wonderful marbleized effect using Martha Stewart Marbling Medium and Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints in Bettle Black and Wedding Cake. I’ve been wanting to use this marbling medium again […]