I just love the Dollar Tree! There are so many great things you can use to decorate your home with, you just need a little imagination. This adorable front porch sitter was created using an old board from a pallet, and a Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree. Check out how I did it!
Here's what you'll need:
1-Pallet board cut in two pieces (approx 24" each)
2-pieces of scrap wood to secure your pallet boards together
1-Three pumpkin Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree
1-Yarn, the color of your choice (I used orange)
1-Burlap Ribbon for stem
1-Raffia to decorate each pumpkin and your larger bow
1-Green garland from Walmart. (or similar)
1-small buffalo check ribbon with wire edge (or similar)
1-large buffalo check ribbon with wire edge (or similar)
Using this Halloween Decoration from the Dollar Tree to start, I unwrapped the frillies off of it and discarded them. I then took the frame of one, and some yarn and tied one end of the yarn at the bottom, then I began to wrap the pumpkin frame.
Slowly I wrapped it from side to side to the top of the pumpkin, excluding the stem. I then secured the edges and the end piece with some hot glue.
I wrapped the stem with some burlap ribbon and secured it with hot glue. I then created a bow out of some wire edge buffalo check ribbon.
When the bow was made I created a raffia bow out of some raffia and cut the edges. I placed the raffia bow down on the pumpkin and hot glued in place. I then put the little buffalo check bow on top of the raffia and hot glued in place. I repeated this process for the other two pumpkins.
I created a larger bow for the bottom of the porch sitter out of a wider buffalo check ribbon, some green garland, and some raffia.
When done, we cute one slat from an old pallet and then cut it in half. We secured the two pieces of wood together, side by side, with some scrap wood pieces on the backside. I then used hot glue and E600 together to secure the pumpkins and the larger bow to the boards, and that's it!
This project was cost-effective, easy, and turned out great! Let us know if you try to make one too!
Things you will need for this cute pumpkin:
Start with your favorite fabric. Cut it into a square, any size you like, the bigger the square, the bigger the pumpkin. I used 10x10, 20x20, and 28x28 for different sized pumpkins. Fold your square in half, then in half again, and cut a rounded edge on the open sides as shown
Cutting in this manner will give you a circle. Once you have a circle take a needle and strong thread, or even embroidery thread as I used here, and do a single running stitch around the edge of the circle. When you're done, pull the stitch and the circle will start to look like a shower cap.
At this point, you can begin to stuff your pumpkin.
Once it's stuffed you'll want to pull the thread pretty tight, but leave an opening for your stem you will add in a few minutes. Now you will make stitches around the opening, creating a square, still leaving the center open for your stem. Once you have stitched the square you'll want to take the needle down through the center and the middle of the bottom of the pumpkin, then loop the thread back to the top and do it again. You'll do this four times and that creates the pumpkin "ridges" on the sides of the pumpkin.
When you finish this, make a couple of small stitches at the top to secure the thread in place and cut the excess. Now it's time to hot glue your stem in place. Take the piece of wood, add hot glue, and stick it in the hole you left in the center at the top and hold to dry. Add embellishments as you please. I used Spanish moss on this one.
Add the embellishments and you'll end up with the cutest little pumpkin you ever did see!
I sure hope you make some of your own! Please share them with us in the "Crafting with that Farm Charm Group" on Facebook if you do!
Until next time!
I've had lots of questions about what are essentials or "staples" in my crafting supplies for those who are just kind of getting started...so I've gathered a list of my favorite things for y'all. I hope this is helpful.
Let's talk glue guns! Y'all gotta have one! I hope you do too. This particular glue gun has changed my crafting life though! It's an awesome CORDLESS GLUE GUN and it's been great to have and not be tethered to the wall! It's seriously a game-changer for crafting!
Another thing that's a must-have if you're a crafter is MOD PODGE. I do a lot of decoupages and this stuff is great! It's relatively inexpensive, and it's something I make sure I never run out of. I highly recommend you do the same! I like to use the Matte, but it also comes in Gloss and I believe Satin. They also have a fabric Mod Podge, however, I've found the regular works just fine on fabric.
Let's talk wood! Wood beads are all the rage right now, and I have added them to so many projects to upcycle and upscale them! Especially Dollar Tree Upcycles! Wood beads can be dyed, painted, stained, or left natural depending on what look you're going for, but they're easy to work with for stringing or gluing in place. I love that you can buy a variety of sizes and shapes, and Amazon has a great collection of WOOD BEADS HERE. They are inexpensive, and I say they're a must-have for any crafter!
Now let's talk scrapbook paper! The scrapbook paper is great for crafting, not just for scrapbooks! I love to keep a variety of colors and patterns at my disposal because you never know when you might need some for a project. Hobby Lobby sells it by the sheet, but you can also get it in pads at various places including these adorable Farmhouse Style prints HERE AT AMAZON.
Paintbrushes are also important. If you don't have good paintbrushes you can't do detailed work on projects and that could leave you feeling very uneasy about how a project turns out. A good paintbrush can literally be the difference between an awesome project and something you pitch in the trash! I love THESE PAINT BRUSHES. They work great, and they're not too pricey!
What are you going to dip those paintbrushes in? Y'all need some paint. There's lots of paint you can choose from but here are a couple of kinds that I like and keep on hand: APPLE BARREL ACRYLIC PAINT and WAVERYLY CHALK PAINT. Both of these can be purchased at Walmart.
There are other things I like to keep around like ribbon, and raffia, magnets, flower, glass jars, and so much more. I buy a lot of these items from the Dollar Tree. I encourage you to use the Dollar Tree as a BIG resource for crafting supplies! They have an abundance!
I hope this was helpful to you and if you have any questions feel free to message me! I'm always happy to give recommendations or help out where I can with fellow crafters!
Until tomorrow, be blessed!
There are just some things as a crafter that my mind is literally blown when I create. One of them is roses out of coffee filters. Y'all just can't imagine how real they look, even in person, and I'm floored by their stunning beauty, even when compared to real roses. They are lovely y'all.
To make the, Start with some coffee filters you can buy a package from the Dollar Tree for $1 y'all. The ones pictured here have been soaked in a watered-down red paint solution for about 10 mins, then taken out, rung out, and dried in the oven on 300 degrees for 20 mins. You'll need three of them, and then you'll go through a pretty simple folding and cutting process.
Once you have it folded in the shape of the ice cream cone, take your scissors and round the top so you end up with what appears to be a teardrop.
Now unfold it and you will have three coffee filters with what appear to be flower petals. You'll need to arrange them so that the petals are staggered. See the picture below:
Once you have the sheets staggard, refold them.
As you can see from the above examples, none are perfect, but they are perfectly beautiful. I was so super impressed with how these turned out. The tan-colored rose above was dyed with instant coffee, and they're a lovely compliment to Farmhouse Decor. I took an old vine cross I had and covered it in the roses. It turned out beautiful and I'm just so thrilled with how it looks. Y'all can see the cross I covered with them, and a close up of the roses below.
If you look closely you will see I stuck a few of the roses in that had been dyed with coffee, and then the edges painted with diluted pink paint. I thought it gave the piece a little more character.
I hope you loved this cross and the roses as much as I do. It's simply stunning and it looks great on my living room wall. Let me know if y'all try to do the roses, or if you make across from them. I know you'll be able to figure them out very easily. I caught on quick and didn't mess very many up. That's a real plus! These coffee filter roses will literally blow your mind. They're beautiful.
Thanks for following That Farm Charm, and thanks for spending some time with me today. Until we meet again! Keep crafting, spread the charm and give this a thumbs up if you're loved it.
Hey, y'all! Are ya ready to put together the cutest door hanger you ever did see? This will be a Farmhouse Style Bunny Door Decor piece for the Easter season. It's so super cute easy to make, and I know you'll want to try it!
Items needed for this project:
Next, I painted all three bunny frames and I personally used a blow dryer to dry them, but this paint dries fast so you could just wait if you weren't in a hurry. I did this because the frames are grey, and that would not have blended well with the tan jute twine I would be using for this project.
When all three bunnies were dry I used my jute twine to wrap the bunnies. You can see the video HERE to see this project as I did part of it on a LIVE. I do show how I wrapped the bunnies and this is especially good to see how to make the ears look like two separate ears. It wasn't difficult, just a bit of a challenge in the middle of the ears. I secured the twine with a dab of hot glue on the backside at each point it was wrapped around.
Once wrapped I used my ribbon to make bows for the bunny heads. All my ribbon came from the dollar tree, and the plaid I used was actually leftover from last fall.
Although originally I didn't do this, I ended up dry painting the pallet board white. I also added a piece of larger twine to the back with hot glue to be able to hang this piece on my door. When the white paint was dry I secured all three bunnies to the board with hot glue. I also added a bow to the top of the board and included a carrot (from the dollar tree) in the center of the bow.
This upcycle turned out absolutely adorable. I have a double front door, and I put it on the side that doesn't typically open. It looks great! I love the Farmhouse Style look and it's hard to believe this started out as a cheesy Easter decoration from the dollar tree. I'm super thrilled with how it looks high quality, and the plastic bunny frames blend right in and you cannot tell they're plastic.
I hope you'll try this adorable upcycle and let me know how it goes! If you haven't yet joined us in the "That Farm Charm" Community, join our Facebook Group HERE, and share all the things you're making, baking, creating and doing! As always, thanks for being here and being a part of this community. If you love the blog and That Farm Charm please spread the charm with your friends by sharing this blog, and the video. Give me a like and I'd really love to read a comment from you on what you're making, or if you'll try this or something like it.
I pray you have an amazing day and happy DIYing!
We bought a new house 20 months ago, and I've struggled to fill it. I used to always decorate for the holidays, but when we moved to Florida almost 4 yrs ago, all that ceased. It wasn't because I didn't love it, it was because I simply didn't have the time or money. This year I vowed it would be different.
So I was out junkin' the other day and I came across a yard sale that had a few pieces I snatched up. One of them was a really odd item. It was a rectangular frame with a burlap insert and a big HUGE butter knife on it. It was marked $1 and the frame was real wood so I grabbed it and knew immediately I was turning that piece into an Easter upcycle.
I noticed when I got home the ugly thing had come from Kirkland's and it was $19.99 on sale. Wow! I got my husband's screwdriver and removed that old ugly butter knife that had been bolted onto the picture frame.
I then flipped the frame vertically and began to brainstorm! I needed something pretty simple since the frame was narrow. I opted for making this. I'll tell you how below!
Here's what you'll need to complete this project.
-Second, I cut the letters out and I Mod Podge them to the wood letters and sat them aside to dry.
-Third, I traced my bunny shape onto the backside of the moss sheet with a black SHARPIE and then cut it out.
-Fourth, I cut and tied a cute bow for the bunny's neck.
Then once my letters were dry, I laid it all out and decided where I wanted everything to go. When I was happy with the placement, I hot glued it all onto the burlap board. I decided once I was done that I wanted to add a bit of white accent paint to the frame, and so I did that after I had put it all together, but I suggest finishing your frame before you put your elements into it.
This little cute sign is going to sit in my living room among some other decor I'll likely end up making and talking about as well. I hope you enjoyed this quick little upcycled DIY Farmhouse Style Easter Sign I created today! I hope you'll come back tomorrow where I'm sure to be talking about something else I've created, found, grew, cooked, etc. I'm always doing something, and I love writing about it for y'all!
Until tomorrow, God Bless you all. Please give this blog a like below if you enjoyed it, and leave a comment to let me know if you'll try this, or if you're creating something else, and what that something else is! I'd love to hear about it.
DIY is life y'all, and yesterday I ventured into new territory. I have a ton of old Mason Jars because I love canning. I also love Farmhouse Style (as you well know) and so I wanted to make some cute jars for storage. I decided to play around with some buffalo check napkins I had to see what I could come up with, and the results were stunning!
I started out with a QUART WIDE MOUTH JAR, some MOD PODGE and my NAPKINS. This simple little DIY project is so easy, but so amazing when finished! Simply take your jar and lightly spread the Mod Podge all over the outside with a brush.
Then, you'll start wrapping your one layer napkin (if your napkins are two-ply you'll need to pull them apart gently to get the side you are wanting to use. Carefully place it on the jar and begin to lightly press it down all the way around. When you're done, lightly brush over it to be sure it's all secured to the jar, then set it upside down to dry.
Next, use your HOT GLUE GUN to secure the seal and ring together for your lid, and choose a paint color to paint it. I chose Apple Barrel Paint "KEY WEST", and some Apple Barrel WHITE paint to accent it. Then I sat it on the bottle of white paint to dry.
Typically at this point, if I'm in a hurry, I will sit both the jar and the lid in a 175-degree oven for about 10 mins to dry quickly. If I'm not in a hurry I simply let it air dry for 12 hours. Either way, the only step left is to tie a piece of twine around the jar mouth opening and to write whatever you like on the side. This particular jar got the word "STUFF" written on it. I would have done it in BLACK PAINT PEN, but I didn't have one, so instead, I used a BLACK SHARPIE. The Sharpie works great too.
The final product is great for bathroom storage, kitchen storage, or just about anything you like. You could also make three or four of the same size and put them in a little wood box on your dining room table with some foliage. That would be lovely.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Farmhouse Style Craft, and if you try it, let me know how it goes. Show me what YOU come up with. I'd love to see it. If you enjoyed this you can see a video of me actually making this jar HERE, and you can join us in my Facebook Group HERE. We'd love for you to join us and share what you're doing with our group!
As always I'd appreciate you sharing this blog with your friends, and giving me a like or a comment and tell me how you do things differently, or that you tried this DIY. Until tomorrow, I pray that you have a blessed day!
Well, here we are. Valentine's Day is over and Easter isn't until Sunday, April 12th. Now I know if you follow some of the fancier Lifestyle Blogs, especially those who do a lot of DIY stuff they're already doing crafts and upcycles for Easter, but y'all, I just can't go there yet! I just cannot! I'm also not a very big Saint Patty's Day person either, so what's a gal to do with her bare front door? Well, Let me show you!
this case I decided to do coordinating pieces, and I really love how they turned out. I went with a country/farmhouse feel for them because I'm just not ready to decorate for Easter. I need it to be at least March before I go there, and so I wanted to create something I could put up for now, and then take it down, but reuse at other times during the year. Since most of my home is a farmhouse style, creating a farmhouse style wreath or swag is the perfect fix for my problem!
I had a GRAPEVINE WREATH from a previous project laying out in the garage, but I only had one. I also had this fake RED BERRY GARLAND that you can purchase from Amazon HERE. I thought it would be so cute paired with some RAFFIA and some BURLAP RIBBON, which I had on hand. I wrapped my red berry garland around the grapevine Wreath and used some HOT GLUE to secure it with my HOT GLUE GUN. Once dried I looked at it and found the top and bottom I wanted, then I cut some of the raffia, tied some pieces together and cut to the length I wanted then hot glued it in place.
Next, I took my burlap ribbon and cut a few pieces to an appropriate length for my bow. I tied those together with TWINE STRING and I hot glued them into place over the raffia bow. After all that had dried, I used another piece of the twine string to tie a hanger at the top for hanging. I then set it aside and started on my swag piece for the second door.
I took my red berry garland and I cut four pieces of varying lengths. I arranged them together and when I had them looking how I wanted I took two thick pieces of the raffia and wrapped them around the top interlacing them between each of the four pieces strategically so that it would secure the pieces together well. Once I had them snug I tied a knot and I hot glued them for extra strength.
Because I used one piece that already had a hanger on it and placed that at the top, my hanger was already there and in the right place. I wanted to add some of the raffia and burlap ribbons and so I cut some of each and hot glued them to the top of the garland. I used the same type of bow I had used on the wreath only on this piece I put two streamers flowing down the length of the garland. To hide the twine holding the ribbon together and the excess glue, I hot glued two small decorative pine cones at the top in the center of the bow. It was the perfect touch.
Y'all this took me less than an hour and I'm so thrilled with how they turned out and how each compliments the other. Even if you don't have a double door like me, you can pick one of these to make for your front door, or you could make both and use them at different times. You could also substitute some LIGHTED GARLAND and another foilage in place of the red berry garland; just get creative and have fun!
What have you made lately for your front door? Will you try to make something like this? Tell me in the comments below, and please take the time to give this blog a like if you enjoyed it, or better yet share it with your friends by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter! I appreciate you all, and I thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to spend it with me and to see what I'm up to! You just never know what I'm going to be doing y'all, so don't miss a day!
I'll talk to y'all again tomorrow, but until then, be blessed.
Hi I'm Jen, and I'm so glad you're here. I have a passion for Jesus, my family, and connecting with a more simple way of life. I love to write, and enjoy many creative avenues. I look forward to sharing so much with y'all so come back often!
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