Blue Bird Holiday Home Decor

Hey Yall! I hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving! I made a fun and affordable Blue Bird Holiday Home Decor that I am hoping you will enjoy. It was SO easy and looks adorable. All the supplies (other than the glue gun) can be found at the Dollar Tree.  If you are a lover of woodland creatures and lanterns, this craft is for you.

The supplies you will need to make this Blue Bird Holiday Home Decor are listed below:

1 Blue Bird Ornament 

1 mini battery operated lantern 

Holiday Floral 

Hot Glue Gun

Glue Sticks 

Scissors

 The first step I did was cut the berries off of the holiday floral with my scissors. I then hot glued them to the top of my lantern. Before hot gluing  the blue bird to the lantern, I gently pulled out the metal clasp from the blue bird. It was my goal to make sure my Blue Bird Holiday Home Decor looked as realistic as possible.

I recommend positioning the bird on your lantern first to make sure you know what direction you want your blue bird to sit in. Once you have done this, add a strip of glue under the bird and hold on top of your lantern and holiday floral for 10-15 seconds until the bird is secure. I glued my Poinsettia on last to the top of the lantern. Once all the pieces were on, I turned on the lantern by flipping the switch under the bird. If you would like to watch my Blue Bird Holiday Home Decor YouTube video, I will link it below for you 🙂 If you enjoy my video please remember to give it a thumbs up. Have a great day!

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How to Make a Halloween Zen Garden

Halloween Zen Garden 

 

Hey Yall! I hope everyone is doing well! Today we are going to learn how to make a Halloween Zen Garden. I made this craft before surgery and wanted to bring you a quick DIY on how to make this for your desk or Halloween decor. I got this idea from seeing a few different videos on YouTube. They had videos on making holiday zen gardens and just regular zen gardens. I did not come across a Halloween one though (not saying that there is not one out there). I thought how cool it would be to make a Halloween Zen Garden so I came up with the idea of hwo to make a very affordable and easy Halloween Zen Garden ALL from the Dollar Tree!

Here is what you will need: 

Sand (I got 1 pack of white and 1 pack of black)

Small Box (Mine was a coffin Dollar Tree Box)

Cupcake Toppers

Skull Solar Dancing Skeleton (or other Halloween deco! You can get creative)

Bats (or other small decor to glue on your box or put in your sand

Halloween Colorful Bone Necklaces (3 come in a pack at the Dollar Tree)

Glue Gun & Glue sticks

Scissors

It is VERY simple to make this. The first thing I did was cut with scissors the top off of my coffin Halloween box so that I had room to pour the sand. You can leave the top on if you want to but mine just got in the way.

You could also use the paper lid of a photo box, a plastic container, the back of a picture frame if it is deep enough, etc. Make sure backing of picture frame is very secured if you choose to use one.  After cutting the top off of my box I went on to pour in both the white and black sand. I would do 1/2 of each back but just measure it by eye balling. It depends on how deep your box is.

 

Now comes the fun part! You get to put things down in your sand.  I first placed my skeleton solar toy in the sand towards the top of the box. It fit really well and just really added to this craft. With the bone necklaces, I cut them up and dropped the shiny bones into the sand. You will have plenty left over! I did make a cut on both sides of each bone. Surprisingly, cutting the necklace one time did not cause all the bones to slide off the string like expected.

Finally, I placed the little orange cupcake toppers that I got at the Dollar Tree into the sand. These are cute as decor but also great to use as a little broom to move your sand back and forth. The point of a Zen garden is to lower stress which lets admit, we could all use less of right? Below is a video from my You Tube Channel That will show you a more up close look at the final product. I hope you enjoyed this craft. You are more than welcome to leave comments on my YouTube channel. I would love to see you there. ♥ Have a wonderful day yall and thank you for ALL the support I have gotten from my surgery. I truly do appreciate it.

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How to Make Wall Art Using a Calendar

Hey Yall!

I hope everyone is doing well today. Here,  in Charleston there is the beginning signs of cooler weather.  It is so shocking to feel anything but deadly heat that it almost stops you in your tracks~ ! No complaints though! I am looking forward to fall, pumpkin spice lattes, and winter clothes. ♥ What is your favorite season?

Today, we are going to be making a calendar wall art DIY. You can use ANY calendar you want to for this craft. I would highly recommend an 8×10 frame though because calendar pictures are generally pretty large. I did use a 5×7 frame but it took me a minute to find a picture that could be cropped down small enough (without destroying the design) using scissors to fit into the frame. The picture I chose is the photograph above. I loved the flowers and the quote, as it sounds incredibly inspirational with a shabby chic look.

What you need: 

1 calendar picture (purchased mine from the Dollar Tree)

8×10 Frame

Scissors

Stickers (optional)

How to make it : 

This craft is SO simple. Use the paper picture that comes in your frame as a guide for how big you need to cut your calendar picture to be. Cut around the picture and then make sure it fits into your frame. If you would like, add stickers to the picture before putting the backing on the frame. I chose to use more 3D type stickers from the Dollar Tree that gave the print some dimension. Here is my final product:

I hope you enjoyed ! If you would like to watch the Youtube video of me discussing this craft I will post it below for you also. Have a wonderful day and remember to follow me on my other social medias if you have not already. See you soon! ♥

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Breast Cancer Awareness Dollar Tree DIY

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I know we are not in October yet but it is never too early to start spreading awareness about breast cancer!  It is very important to have a mammogram done and also breast checks when you go to the Gynecologist. I know that no one looks forward to doing either of these things but believe it or not, it could save your life! Below is a DIY I did that is in honor of all those who have suffered and survived for cancer. It is also for those that have given it the hard fight and passed away, as my sister did from breast cancer. If you or someone you know is fighting breast cancer know that my ♥ is with you.

EVERYTHING you need for this DIY Breast Cancer Awareness Floral Arrangement can be purchased from the Dollar Tree. This craft can be made in under 5 minutes and would make very pretty home decor, center pieces, or a gift for someone that can relate to this holiday.

Here is what you need: 

Scissors (or wire cutters)

1 pack of pink dragon flies or butterflies (located in floral section of my Dollar Tree)

1 white flower arrangement (I used Poinsettias)

1 pink flower arrangement (I used hydrangeas)

1 pink glass votive

How I made it: 

What I did was I cut the stems of the flowers down and arranged them in the jar. Some stems were shorter than other ones just depending on what height I thought looked good. Wire cutters would work much better than scissors to cut these flowers down. Once the flowers were in the jar, I took my little pink dragonflies and used the metal piece that comes out of them to wrap around the votive jar handle. This was very easy and no glue was needed.

That is it!! It really is THAT easy ♥ and affordable!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Feel free to let me know what you are going to be  making or anything else you would like to share. Have a wonderful night!

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Dollar Tree Halloween DIY Spider Bookmarks ♥

Hey Yall!

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe from hurricane Irma! Our thoughts are with Florida right now as Irma begins to make landfall at an expected category 4 hurricane ♥ I wanted to bring to yall tonight a very easy and affordable Dollar Tree Hallowen DIY Paperclip Bookmark craft!

What you need:

One pack of plastic spider rings can be purchased from the Dollar Store

A few regular sized or large paper clips can be purchased at the Dollar Tree

A hot glue Gun can be purchased at Michaels with one of their 40-50 % off coupons located on their website/in Sunday paper

Hot glue sticks can be purchased at the Dollar Tree

Scissors

How to make: 

Use your scissors to cut off the plastic ring in the back of the spider. The ring should be very easy to cut off. After you have done this, lay paperclip down on the back of the spider and apply hot glue to the spider where the paper clip rests. You may have to hold it on there for 30 seconds or so as the hot glue dries.

And voila! You have some really cute Halloween spider bookmarks  !  You are welcome to use this for your blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, or other social media but please link this back to me as I did come up with this idea. Thanks so much!! I would love to have you follow me here on my blog! Also, please remember to check out my Instagram at : JennyLaura87

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DIY Dollar Tree Wall Art

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I want to show you how to make this really cute piece of wall art by using only Dollar Tree products. This is truly a $2 craft~! If you are making a gallery wall I would highly recommend trying this very affordable craft ♥ I got this idea from Emily Carmona’s channel. I encourage you to check out her video here on Dollar Tree DIY Wall Decor.

All you need is a picture frame from the Dollar Tree and Wall Art Sticker. I find mine in the candle section of the Dollar Tree. There are around 10-15 different ones to choose from. There are all different designs you could use. I decided to use the one below.

All you do is take the paper picture that comes in the frame and flip it over so that you can work with the white side. Make sure you know where you want everything to be lined up on the paper. Then, peal the sticker back and place it on the paper where you would like it.

Then flip the white side of the paper back around so that it is facing the glass. Put the backing back on the frame and voila! You have yourself a very nice piece to decorate your wall with. It truly is that easy. I made this in under 5 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this DIY ! Have a wonderful night and I will see you soon. Take Care! And like this picture says, “believe there is good in the world.”

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How to Make a Dollar Tree Fall Wreath

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Hope you are having a relaxing night. Tonight, I did what I said I would never do again. I made another wreath! I find wreaths to be very pretty but also time consuming to make. I am not someone who was born with a tremendous amount of patience. With all that being said though, I DO like how this wreath turned out. I got this idea from Brylan and Lisa’s channel on YouTube. If you would like to see their DIY Fall Dollar Tree Decor video click here.

Below are pictures of what I purchased and how I made this craft. I would recommend getting these supplies below to make your Fall Dollar Tree Wreath. ♥ Minus the glue gun, ALL other supplies can be purchased at the Dollar Tree!

Here is what you need:

2 sets of each flower you choose. I had 6 bushels of flowers (two yellow, two red, and two blue)

1 Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Scissors

Wire Wreath  Frame

How I did it…..

The very first thing I did was that I organized my floral onto the the floor so that I could see everything I had to use on my wreath. I would definitely do your wreath on a large flat surface. I am sure a table would have been ideal but I tend to do everything on the floor ha !

Then the next thing I did was…..

I  took the leaves off the floral and also took the plastic backing off of the leaves. It very easily popped off.  I then hot glued the leaves onto the wire wreath. Be VERY careful when you do this so you do not burn yourself with the hot glue gun (like I did several times). I did two rows of leaves. The first layer was glued between the first two wires and last row was glued onto the last two wires on the wreath.

Once you have your two rose of leaves glued onto your wreath you will then start cutting down and putting flowers in your wreath. You can put flowers into the tiny whole in the leaves or put flowers around leaves. Wherever they fit and look good will work! To make them stick I put hot glue around the base of the flower a few times. Then pressed the flower in the spot that it fit the best.

I started with my red flowers but you can start with whatever color or spot you choose to on your wreath. Take your time, be patient, and just keep adding more until you feel like the area you are trying to cover, has been. Before hot gluing the base of the flower, place the flower in the wreath where you feel it will fit the best. Then add the hot glue.

I moved onto my yellow flowers next. My pattern was red, yellow, blue, red, yellow blue….

♥♥♥Ending with this result which I was pleased with ♥♥♥

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Easy Dollar Tree Candle DIY

Hey Yall

I wanted to show you how EASY it is to make this $4 TOTAL candle craft! Everything is from the Dollar Tree that you need. Below are the fame shimmer metallic tattoos that can be found at the Dollar Tree.

You will also need a glass candle holder, scissors, and a little electric (or real) candle. The candle I am using is a small electric one from the Dollar Tree  (two come in a pack).

Cut your images out that you want to put on the glass from the tattoos. BEFORE removing the plastic from the top of the tattoo sheet, make sure you know where you want to place the tattoo onto the glass, as it is very sticky once placed onto glass. Use a small damp sponge (one comes in the pack above) or washcloth to apply the tattoo onto the glass. Voila ! You are done! Be patient, take your time, and enjoy!

This idea came from Bargain Bethany’s channel. Please click here to see here to see her channel.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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