DIY Antiqued Decor Using Dollar Tree Serving Tray

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Here is an easy craft using a metal serving tray, craft paint and your Silhouette machine. And the best part is how inexpensive it is when you

Supplies:

  • Metal tray ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Cream colored spray paint (around $3-4 at Walmart)
  • Dark Brown and or black craft paint (50 cents at Walmart)
  • Black Adhesive Vinyl
  • Silhouette machine

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  1. First spray paint the tray and allow it to dry completely.
  2. Next mix some of the dark brown and black paint with water and using a rag (or old Tshirt) rub the paint all over the painted tray giving it the antiqued look.
  3. Using your Silhouette machine, cut your design out of adhesive vinyl and place it on the tray.
  4. That’s it ! You can either hang it on your wall or use a plate stand like I did.
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Turn Baby Wash Cloths and Spoons into “Lollipops”

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Here is a super cute idea for baby showers… turn baby wash cloths and spoons into lollipops. I got all my supplies from Dollar Tree.

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Supplies:

3 packs wash cloths
1 pack baby spoons
1 pack tulle
A couple packs of ribbon
Tape
Twist ties

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Step 1 – fold wash cloths in half, then in half again and then one more time in half to get thin strips.

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Step 2 – Roll 2 strips together to get the striped look and use tape to hold it together.

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Step 3 – Attach a baby sooon to the back of the roll using tape to form the stem.

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Step 4 – Cut tulle into 10 inch pieces and wrap around the lollipop top. Use twist tie to hold it all together. Trim twist tie so you can’t see the ends.

Step 5 – Add a ribbon onto the front.

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Jazz Up the Q-Tip Holders from Dollar Tree

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This is such an easy way to jazz up the Q-tip holders from Dollar Tree.  I sprayed the lids with Rust-oleum textured black metallic spray paint and used chalkboard paint in the label area of the container.  To give the display different heights, I added one onto a glass candlestick which I also found at Dollar Tree.   I used E6000 glue to attach them.

Comment on what I should fill the jars with.

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Easy DIY July 4th Deco Mesh Wreath

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Here is such an easy DIY 4th of July deco mesh wreath that you can make for under $10. I got all the supplies at Dollar Tree.

What you will need is:

  • 6 rolls of decorative mesh ribbon (I used 2 of each color)
  • a wire frame
  • pipe cleaners or floral wire
  • ribbon or bows optional

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First you will need to cut the mesh into 6×6 squares.

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Next roll one of each color into tubes and fasten them together with a piece of pipe cleaner or floral wire.

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Then fasten those onto the wire frame with the ends of the pipe cleaner.

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And that’s it. Just fit as many around the frame as possible to get a really full look. You can also add ribbon or bows onto it to add even more special touches.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Mesh Wreath

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Today I decided to attempt to make a Valentine’s Day themed mesh wreath and it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself !!!  These cost so much at craft fairs and yet I was able to make it for under $10.

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What you will need:

  • 4-6 rolls of mesh ribbon (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Wire wreath frame (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Red Ribbon (I got mine from Walmart)
  • Embellishments (I got the red glitter hearts at Michaels using a 40% off coupon and got the glitter XO in a pack from the Dollar Spot at Target and had the red glitter ornaments from a Christmas clearance)
  • Hot Glue gun to add embellishments

Instructions:

  1. Cut several pipe cleaners in half
  2. Lay your wire wreath frame flat side down
  3. Tie pipe cleaners around the frame alternating
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  4. Attach a section of mesh to the frame with the pipe cleaners and scrunch up a few inches and attach again at the next pipe cleaner.  Go around the whole wreath frame.  I made it so that one roll went exactly around the frame once.
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  5. Repeat step 4 with each roll of mesh.
  6. After you have the thickness of mesh that you like, weave a ribbon around the whole wreath like I did with the red ribbon.
  7. Attach embellishments with hot glue.

I think I will start making these for every holiday, they are just so much fun !!!

Check out some of my other DIY Valentine’s Day crafts below…

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