Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy 4th Dollar Store Style

With July 4th this week, thought I'd share some simple ideas to celebrate the holiday with food and decor,
with kids in mind, they can get involved in the decorating as well!





The only simple part of this for me, is to purchase a ready made pie, cut out some ready made crust into stars and stripes, bake them gently and add to top of pie! 



Mason Jars are simple to find
 and adding a few garden stems 
makes a sweet rustic centerpiece.



Bandanna's can be found at the Dollar Store, a few stitches or double sided tape colorfully add a holiday touch to the table-

Use them for napkins on your buffet table-


Free printables are easy to find on the web- slip one into a frame and it makes a cute alternative to a floral wreath!

A quick red, white and blue art piece made with drinking straws
 is a fun activity for kids to enjoy-



Food coloring, rice and 
a citronella candle will keep pests away-


A bucket of geraniums from the garden center and flags from the Dollar Store add color and life to the party-
Empty coffee cans, painted and nail punched, make festive lanterns-

Watermelon cake, blueberries and pound cake- yum



A simple chalkboard says it all-

You can find all these ideas on 
my Pinterest board, American Pie, here.

Inexpensive ideas will help to make your party a blast!

Take care, gotta fly-



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dollar Store DIY

I am a fan of the Dollar Stores-
There's alot of junk but there's so much more treasure-
think of it as a more organized version of dumpster diving!

I have made lots of creations from dollar store goodies
 so I thought I'd share some of the best I've seen on blogs through Pinterest -

The source for these thrifty ideas can be found on my Pinterest,  Dollar Store board-

Wire trash can flipped into a side table-


Cheap glass vases become beauties-



Placemat totes-


Makeup mirrors into Anthropologie hack-



Door mats into gorgeous wall decor!



Pottery Barn lookalike!


Memory wreath with mini frames-



A plastic laundry bin and rope-



Really?  Hula Hoop Chandelier- you bet!!


Glassware into Garden Flowers-



Compact Mirrors into one focal point mirror-



Who would have thought contact paper
could look this awesome?!?



$1 mirrors become another Pottery Barn hack!



Toy Aisle Fun-




"Pearl" Costume Jewelry becomes a chandelier!


Dish Towels into pillows-



Ballard Design lookalike with frames and scrapbook paper-











These mirrors look amazing-



So, next time you see a Dollar store, stop in and let your imagine soar!

Take care, gotta fly-




Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Repurposed Headboards into Garden Decor

Headboards are easy to find at Goodwill and thrift shops for under $10-
What a touch of whimsy to paint one a cute color and add it to your garden!

Make a sign with it, add as a garden gate, grow plants on it or keep it as is- 
A great conversation piece and fun to admire!

















You can find all the sources of these great ideas on my group Pinterest board, Garden Decor and Ideas-

Take care, gotta fly-