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!
I'm sure y'all know by now, back last fall the Dollar Tree upped their Crafting game. For crafters like us, this is exciting. Well, now that we've been through the whole COVID-19 lock down, and many stores are opening back up, shelves are seriously being stocked up, and it's worth a look at your local store! I've been in several stores around me in the past couple of weeks, and the craft items are abundant! Check out some of the awesome stuff the dollar tree is carrying for crafters!
One of the best deals they're currently offering in their craft section is this three-pack of finger protectors. If you're a crafter, you know these babies are imperative for keeping you from burning your fingers when you're using your glue gun. They have similar finger protectors at Amazon, and other places, including Hobby Lobby, but for only $1, this is a fabulous deal! Be sure to pick yourself up some!
They have also restocked on all their wood crafting pieces. Lots of crosses, words, smaller animals, circles, flowers, even some cute wood cubes There are just so many it's hard to name them all, but it's worth a look because there's so much you can do with all these wood pieces when upcycling and crafting, and for only $1 each, you simply cannot go wrong!
Grapevine wreaths, wreath forms, and other wood wreaths are also available in the craft or floral section. These are a fraction of the cost that you'll pay at other craft stores or general merchandise stores. They're a bargain, so grab a few if you run onto an isle packed like this one! Not all my stores had so many choices, but a few did. You won't want to miss them! They also have the heart and ribbon forms for door hangers! Mine still had the hearts even now.
One of the things that I've found to be an amazing deal, although sometimes they're difficult to find is their canvases. At $1 for an 8x10, this is an amazing price compared to other craft and box stores. They have a variety of sizes and the quality is quite good. If you run onto these in your Dollar Tree store grab a few! You won't find a better price anywhere!
There are so many good things at the Dollar Tree for crafters, not just in the craft section, but in seasonal, kitchen, household and more, however with this newest addition of craft items and the expansion of the Crafter's Square Section the Dollar Tree has truly upped their game, and at $1 per item, you better RUN to the Dollar Tree (if yours is currently open) to see these newly stocked shelves with numerous crafting items you can't get anywhere cheaper.
From paint to glitter, to beads and glue, felt and wood pieces, floral items, and more. There's just so much you can now buy at the Dollar Tree that wasn't always there, and the new additions make crafting more cost-effective than ever!
Let me know what you find at your Dollar Tree! I'd love to hear about it in the comments below, and don't forget to share this information with your friends!
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!
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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