Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dollar Store "Faux"-pothecary

UPDATE: I finally found it! Here is the link up to where I found this idea.

 I've been seeing a lot of these apothecary jars in BlogLand and I haven't been able to find any at the thrift stores. But then I saw this idea of taking candle sticks and glass jars from the dollar tree and gluing them together. I was on that idea in a matter of hours.

I Really hate to take an idea and not give credit to the blog I found it on, but I was SO sure that I found the blog from the "dollar store crafts Facebook page" and now I can't find it for the life of me! I googled it and found a few blogs with similar ideas but not the same one I saw. So if I find it, I will for sure update this.

So here is my work in progress:

 Now I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend finding a base similar to the one on the right.... because otherwise you will have something top heavy and you may end up with a situation similar to this:
And then there were 2
Here are some pictures of my bathroom:
The Rug

I'll keep you updated on the bathroom sink. I'm not totally satisfied.... Then again, will I ever be? :P

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Headbands and Hairbands and Clips, OH MY!

Ive been crafting a lot lately because this girl I know is going to have a little craft boutique at her house. Ive been trying to "stock up" on my stuff so I have some cool things to sell. I'm thinking about starting an esty store. What do you guys think?? I would be selling headbands, clips, pins, hairbands, tins and maybe some jewelry too (at a Very reasonable price :P ).

Here is some of my stuff that I have made lately:




THIS ONE IS MY FAV. I FEEL LIKE IT LOOKS SO "VINTAGE-Y"

READ ON TO SEE ABOUT MY FUTURE GIVEAWAY!!



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mini Tins

These Tins have been in the wedding section of the Dollar Tree. I Bought them a little while ago but didn't really know what to do with them. Then I had an idea. They are so cute and make great little gifts. You can put candy in them or jewelry in them to gift wrap it.




Read on!!



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lace Ring

As I was thrift shopping I saw this cute little lace doily that was a little stained. I got it for just $1. I thought it would be perfect for this lace ring that "Stepping thru Crazy" made on her blog.



Keep Reading to see how it turned out!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A chair I "Found in the Ali"

So let me set the scene for you:
I'm driving down the street after doing laundry visiting at my parents house. Then there.. I see it.. A cute little chair. Sad. On the side of the road. Calling out for a paint job. No, I don't need that... I have no place to put it. Should I? Shouldn't I?




Friday, July 16, 2010

Placemat purse



Check out this cute Purse I made out of a dollar tree place mat. It's super easy and only takes about 5 minutes!




You will need:
-sewing machine
-ribbon (on hand)
-handles ($2.50)
-placemat ($1.00)





ONE: Cut 4 pieces of ribbon around 3-4" depending on the thickness of your handles.

TWO: Pin the ribbon to one of the shorter sides of the placemat wrapping the handles in them. Make sure that the handle is centered on the placemat

THREE: Sew all the way across from one end to the other sewing the ribbon to the placemat. If you can sew over the existing hem it will look a little cleaner.
FOUR: Trim off excess ribbon.



FIVE: Repeat on the other side.



SIX: Fold in half and sew each side to create the pocket.
SEVEN: Fill it with stuff! Project total: $3.50

Friday, July 2, 2010

See? I actually do stuff with all my crafts!

Many times I will craft something then it just sits in my "look what I made and have nothing to do with it" pile. But look! Here are two things that actually are getting used!

First is my big key that I got at my thrift store. I wasn't sure where its home would be but here is its final resting place:
And my second item is the XXXL shirt-skirt! I am wearing it today! Here's a picture of me rockin my $1 skirt:



Totally excited that I'm finally wearing this skirt. I was waiting to figure out what to wear it with. I think it turned out pretty cute :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July Ruffle T: FREE-vamp

I made this shirt 2 years ago for the 4th. I'm not so in love with it anymore and I don't really want to go spend more money on a shirt that I will probably only wear once (ie: the one from 2 years ago). So I decided to re-vamp this shirt using stuff I had...free-vamp :)

Here is before:
and After!


All I did was add some red ruffles to it (it covered up a stain too, score!). If I were doing this for a kid I would maybe add some sparkle to the stars. But I figured I would keep it a little more simple. I will driving up to Bass Lake on Sunday so I didn't want to go all sparkly up there.

I think it came out pretty cute!