Jazz Up the Q-Tip Holders from Dollar Tree


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.


Easy DIY July 4th Deco Mesh Wreath


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


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


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


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


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.

DIY Valentine’s Day Mesh Wreath

DIY Valentines Mesh Wreath

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


  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…

DIY Upcycled / Repurposed Starbucks Bottles

Repurposed Starbucks Bottles

Here is a super fun project you can do using your Silhouette Machine and used Starbucks Frappuccino bottles.  For next to nothing you can make “Milk for Santa” bottles to go with your Cookies for Santa plates.

What you will need:

  • Empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottles
  • Red and White adhesive permanent vinyl
  • Ribbon to tie around the bottle
  • Goo-Gone
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spray paint (white or red to match the vinyl)

The easiest way I have found to get off the Starbucks label is to run it though the dishwasher and while the bottles are still hot the label peels off easily.  However there will be sticky residue left on the bottle so I use Goo-Gone to remove that.  Now the bottle will feel a little slimy and you will still have the expiration date stamped on the bottle so I take rubbing alcohol and wipe all over the outside of the bottle.  Now it is totally ready to apply the vinyl to it.

Using your Silhouette, cut the words “Milk for Santa” out of red and white adhesive permanent vinyl.  Place it on the bottle and it will be water proof so you can wash and reuse year after year.

Next, take the cap and spray paint it either white or red (Walmart carries white spray paint for 99¢).  Once dry, you will never know it had the Starbucks logo under it.

Tie a cute ribbon around the neck of the bottle and it is all set for filling with milk on Christmas Eve !!!

Cookies for Santa plate

Here it is paired with my “Cookies for Santa” plate (see instructions for how to make the plate HERE).

DIY Coffee Cup Gift Tag Made with a Silhouette Machine

DIY coffee cup gift tag

Kaley is really into Starbucks so I plan to give her a gift card as one of her Christmas gifts.  When I saw this coffee cup gift tag idea, I just knew it would be the perfect tag for her package.

What you will need:

  • Silhouette Machine
  • White card stock
  • Patterned or solid cardstock for the cup (I used red glitter)
  • Brown cardstock or even a brown paper bag
  • Bakers twine (I got mine at Target in the dollar section)
  • Choice of adhesive (I like using my Xyron Adhesive Mega Runner but craft glue would work just as well)

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To get started, you can either create your own coffee cup design or use this one from the Silhouette Design Studio.  Cut each shaped piece separately from the correct colored paper and using your adhesive put the cup together.  After you assemble the pieces, write your personalized message on the tag and tie it onto your package using Baker’s Twine.