Sunday, January 13, 2019

How to Make Inexpensive Faux Birch Candles

Transform basic LED Dollar Tree pillar candles into faux birch wood in just a few simple steps!


I know, it's not the first Monday of the month, but I have another easy and affordable Dollar Store DIY to share! 

Last week,  I took a trip to Dollar Tree and shared 50 of my favorite craft and home decor items.  I searched and photographed the best products to buy, but also bought items for future Dollar Tree makeovers.  One of the items I bought was an ivory wax LED pillar candle.  You can place these candles on top painted Dollar Tree pillar candle holders, use them in a tablescape surrounded by greenery or turn them into faux birch wood candles.  

DIY Dollar Tree birch wood candles

With only 3 basic craft materials and a few simple steps, you can give basic inexpensive wax candles the appearance of birch wood. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What to Buy at Dollar Tree: The 50 Best Items


The ultimate list of the 50 best Dollar Tree items to hack, transform and makeover!


Have you ever wondered what you should buy at Dollar Tree?  Do you get overwhelmed with which items are great for crafting and updating?  I've written many Dollar Tree posts, transformed countless Dollar Tree products and even wrote about the best Dollar Tree items for crafters and decorators.    I've been making over Dollar Tree items for so long now that I wanted to share an updated list of the best 50 items to buy at Dollar Tree.  I picked items geared towards crafters and decorators and projects and materials that will help you craft and decorate for less. 
The best 50 Dollar Tree items to buy
The products that Dollar Tree carries are always changing and every store may not have the same inventory, but these are the best items that I've been able to come by.  I tried to categorize them into groups of how they are found in the store to help you shop easier. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Light Gray Antique Console Table Makeover


An antique console table gets a fresh new makeover with General Finishes Seagull Gray milk paint and dark antique wax. 


Last year, I shared my top 10 sources for scoring great affordable used furniture.   One of the places I mentioned was local auctions and that's exactly where I spotted this antique console table.  It was sitting outside, the top veneer was warped and peeling off, but I could immediately see the potential.  It had great curves and old stem cast iron wheels that I couldn't resist.   I knew a little Seagull Gray milk paint and gold hardware would give this dated and damaged console table the update it needed.  Lucky for me, no one else saw the potential and I was able to get it for a steal.  

Gray painted console table with clear and dark wax

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

DIY Dollar Tree Vintage Locker Baskets

An easy way to make your own DIY Dollar Tree locker baskets! 


If you have seen any of my Dollar Store DIY makeovers then you know I love giving Dollar Tree items industrial and farmhouse inspired makeovers.  I've updated, hacked and altered many Dollar Tree items and I'm back again with another super easy Dollar Tree storage makeover.  Today, I'm sharing how I took plastic Dollar Tree storage baskets and turned them into vintage inspired metal locker bins!  

DIY Dollar Tree locker baskets

Some of my favorite Dollar Tree makeovers are storage items and now these little storage baskets are at the top of the list! 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

How to Make a Snow Globe from a Gumball Machine


How to turn a vintage gumball machine into a winter wonderland snow globe!


Turning gumball machines into snow globes is nothing new, but when I recently spotted a vintage gumball machine at a local auction I knew I had to make one myself.  Ideally, I would have preferred a glass gumball machine, but when the bid went down to $5 I knew I had to snag it.  After all, I did turn plastic Dollar Tree mason jar ornaments into snow globes and they turned out.  Plus, this gumball machine was red, old and had tons of character.   The perfect combination for making a fun DIY gumball machine snowglobe for the holidays.


How to turn a gumball machine into a snow globe

Friday, December 14, 2018

12 Inexpensive Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Do you like to craft, knit, sew or DIY?  Do you like to give affordable (but gorgeous!) DIY gifts?  These 12 inexpensive and stylish last-minute gift ideas are sure to bring a smile to everyone on your list!  


Christmas is fast approaching and the time to make handmade gifts is dwindling.  Don't worry, I've gathered 12 inexpensive last minute ideas perfect for everyone on your list.  The best part is, these gifts are not only budget-friendly, but they look expensive and your friends and family will never know you threw them together last minute.  
Inexpensive last-minute gift ideas

From mugs and matchsticks to necklaces and fishing lures.  You'll find something fun for everyone on your gift giving list! 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Easy Dollar Tree Clear Ornament Gift Tags

Add the perfect personalized touch to your gifts this holiday with easy DIY Dollar Tree ornament gift tags! 


I was crazy busy and missed last weeks Dollar Store DIY project, but I'm sharing one today to make up for it.  With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to put together easy to make ornaments that double as gift tags.  These quick and affordable clear plastic ornaments are the perfect way to add a personalized touch to your gifts this holiday.  Fill them with greenery, snow, bells or paper!  The possibilities are endless and your friends and family are sure to appreciate the time you took to make their gift extra special. 
Easy DIY Dollar Tree ornament gift tags