Dollar Tree Rag Wreath with Succulent Planters

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!

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Mini Word Signs

On day 11 of #12daysofchristmascrafts I'm sharing these cute mini word signs, made using ornaments from Dollar Tree! When I saw these ornaments I knew immediately that I wasn't going to be using them for the purpose they were made. And this project turned out exactly how I imagined!



Supplies:

  • Word ornaments (Dollar Tree)
  • Wood (I repurposed mine from a raised garden bed) or rectangular wood blocks
  • Paint
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Saw

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.


* Be sure to measure each word because they are different lengths.*

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.


After all these projects I'm seriously considering redecorating the main living space in red! Lol. Just kidding, I love yellow way too much😍. 

How to make a mini ornament wreath

Were halfway through #12daysofchristmascrafts! It's day 6, and today's craft is a mini ornament wreath. You can put these practically anywhere in your home. I made mine to hang on my diy wall mirror



Supplies:

  • 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.


 - I only used the inner hoop.

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. 



 - This is optional. You could add another ornament in these spaces, but I decided to use what I had instead of going to buy another pack. 

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).







































To hang it on the mirror, I attached floral wire to the hoop. I have a tiny command hook in the center of the mirror to hang wreaths seasonally. 

Let me know what you think! I'm loving this one! 

Diy Christmas Table Centerpiece

#12daysofchristmascrafts day 4! If you couldn't already tell, my Christmas decorating theme this year is traditional red and green, with white and silver accents. I pick a color/theme each year because I like my decorations to coordinate. That's the OCD in me... Lol. Anyway, here's my Christmas table centerpiece.


Supplies:

  • 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.




 - The third vase will not have a base.

Step 3: Fill each vase with the glass marbles and place a candle in the center.


 - These candles are only about 3 inches tall. I placed each one in the vase with the marbles around the base to give the illusion of a taller candle.

Step 4: Add the diamond wrap around the base of each vase. This covers up any glue between each piece.


 - This step is optional, but I thought it was a nice finishing touch.

I placed my set of vases on a green charger plate on my table.



What do you think? Should I add anything to the charger or keep it simple? I hope your having a crafty Christmas! Don't forget to tag me on Instagram @simplymindy3 with your Christmas crafts!

Diy Mini Christmas Trees

Day 2 of #12daysofchristmascrafts! I made 2 mini trees to set on a console cabinet which you see as you walk in the front door. 



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
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Let's start with the fabric tree. This one was inspired by a You tuber, her channel is 4 Quarter Crafts  .

Step 1: Use a  sharp knife to cut off the mouth piece (the narrow end) on the megaphone 


 - This is so the Angel will fit snug on top

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.



 - I also used a dab of glue on the bottom corners of the fabric to prevent the color of the megaphone showing through.

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.

Step 7: Glue the angel ornament to the top rim to prevent it from falling off.



Now for the twine tree:

Step 1: Glue the end of the twine to the top of the foam cone.



Step 2: Wrap the twine around the cone in random directions.



Step 3: When you get to the top, cover any white areas using twine and glue.



Step 4: After cutting the jingle bell off of the star ornament, glue the star onto the top of the foam cone. 



 - I added glue in between each section of this 3d star for more security.

Step 5: (Optional) To give this tree a little more height, I glued on this salt shaker cover I had from a Dollar Tree salt shaker.


And, there you have it! Two cute mini trees to add a festive touch anywhere in your home!

I hope you'll try these! Tag me on Instagram @simplymindy3 if you do, and use #12daysofchristmascrafts!