I’m starting on a couple of projects for my front porch, and I wanted to make a new spring/summer wreath. Since I’d been wanting to try my hand at a rag wreath I decided to create one completely from Dollar Tree products! I’m soo excited about how this project turned out and can’t wait to get it hung on our door!Read More
I’m working on putting together a gallery wall in my entryway and I want to add a couple of décor pieces that aren’t square or rectangular shapes. I came across these wood stems at Dollar Tree and knew right away that I would use them to create this decorative heart.Read More
- Word ornaments (Dollar Tree)
- Wood (I repurposed mine from a raised garden bed) or rectangular wood blocks
- Wood glue
Step 1: Measure each word ornament and add 1/4 inch on each side of the word. This will be the measurement for the wood block.
Step 2: Cut the wood to size. This wood was left over from a raised garden bed I took apart to use for one of my summer décor projects.
Step 3: Sand any rough edges until smooth.
Step 4: Paint each wood block. I used a dry brush technique to give it the same weathered appearance as the ornaments.
Step 5: Apply wood glue to the bottom of the ornament and attach to wood block. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
- The wood glue directions state to clamp the pieces. But, I found that holding the word in place for a couple of minutes was enough to hold it upright so the glue could set.
When the glue was fully set, I added these raised snowflake stickers using hot glue. This covers the holes where I removed the twine used to hang the ornament.
And here they are on my floating shelves I recently got from Ikea.
- small embroidery hoop (mine is 6.5 inches)
- 3 packs of 16 count small ornaments (Dollar Tree)
- 1 pack of 3 flower clips (Dollar Tree)
- small jingle bells (I had these on hand, but they are also from Dollar Tree)
- hot glue
Step 1: Arrange ornaments around embroidery hoop until satisfied with placement.
Step 2: Glue each ornament that will go in the center to the inner edge of the hoop. After attaching the first ornament, use glue on the bottom and one side of each consecutive ornament for optimal hold.
Step 3: Glue second color ornament around the top outside edge, in between each inner ornament.
|This was before glue.|
Step 4: Attach the 3rd color ornament, in the space between each outer ornament, to fill in the gaps.
Step 5: Attach a small jingle bell in the space between the inner and outer ornament.
Step 6: Attach floral clip to hoop. I glued the first clip directly on to the hoop. With the second clip, I removed the flower (it pulls off easily).
- 3 fluted tall cylinder vases (Dollar Tree)
- 1 3-pack of condiment cups (Dollar Tree)
- 2 large bags of red and white glass marbles (these were given to me by my mom)
- 1 roll of diamond wrap (Dollar Tree) - Optional
- Candles (I got a pack of 4 from Ikea for 1.99)
- Glue gun
Step 1: Glue one of the condiment cups to the bottom of one vase.
Step 2: For the second vase glue one condiment cup to the bottom (the same as the first vase), and glue a second cup (to the first) upside down.
Step 3: Fill each vase with the glass marbles and place a candle in the center.
Step 4: Add the diamond wrap around the base of each vase. This covers up any glue between each piece.
Supplies used (for both trees): again all Dollar Tree items
- Megaphone (toy)
- 2 fleece scarves
- Angel tree ornament
- Cone shaped foam
- Red jut twine
- Star ornaments
- Hot glue
Step 1: Use a sharp knife to cut off the mouth piece (the narrow end) on the megaphone
Step 2: Cut the fringe off of the scarf and cut the scarf, first into folded strips of varying widths, then the strips into squares.
Step 3: Starting with the largest square of fabric, glue together the open end. This creates a loop. Then starting at the bottom of the megaphone, glue the square to it with the loop face down and leave an overhang at the base.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 using the other large squares, overlapping each one by about a half inch.
Step 5: Starting with the second row, glue the next size smaller square (in a North, South, East, West pattern) , fill in the gaps to create an overlap.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 using progressively smaller squares until you reach the top of the megaphone.
|I glued the top strip in one piece, then cut slits into it.|