Friday, July 1, 2022

Three Dollar Chalkboard Re-do


 Hello my lovely crafters! I went to the Dollar Tree, and found this simple wooden chalkboard for three dollars. I was pretty excited because I love a quick and easy re-do project. You can find all the materials for this fun craft at Dollar Tree, or any craft store. 

Materials needed

One wooden chalkboard 

Paint- I'm using bright magenta, and black

Gems

Pop-up butterfly stickers

Paint brush

Hot glue

Succulents- Just a few smaller succulents 

Start by applying paint to your chalkboard. I painted my bright magenta around the outer section just around the chalkboard section.


Next, take your black paint and apply it onto the bottom section near the hooks on your chalkboard. I also went around the sides, and top of my chalkboard with my black paint. Once you have applied your paint, allow it to fully dry.



Next, take your succulents and begin to glue them onto your chalkboard. I used just a little hot glue to add them onto my chalkboard. I glued my succulents on the left bottom corner just above the painted black section. 



Now you are ready to add on your pop-up butterfly stickers. I found this pack at my local Dollar Tree store. You can either stick them on, or use just a little hot glue when adding them onto your board. I decided to use just a little glue on the backs of each of them.

After you add on your butterflies, take your craft gems, and begin to add them. I randomly glued a few onto my board.

Your chalkboard re-do is now complete, and it is just so fun! I love how it came together, and I just love how colorful, and fun it is.--It is perfect for quick reminders, positive sayings, or just other quick notes!  I hope you enjoyed this quick, and easy craft. Be sure to let me know if you decide to create one too! 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Ceramic Hanging Decoration Upgrade

Hi everyone! I recently took a trip to my local Target store, and I found this simple unfinished ceramic hanging decoration kit. The kit included, paint, one bead, rope, and a tassel. I decided to give it a simple upgrade using my own paint colors, succulents that I had on hand, and a few craft butterflies I purchased a while back at Dollar Tree.  The kit was three dollars.  If you're ready, I'll take you through this simple upgrade.







You will need:

One hanging kit design

Butterfly gems

Succulents

Paint- I'm using celery, and antique white

Hot glue

Floral snips





Start by applying paint to your hanging ceramic decoration. I decided I would use the color celery on my design. Allow it to fully dry.



Next, using your second paint color, add it onto the lines of your ceramic decoration. 






After you have painted your ceramic design, you can start to add on your succulents. Using floral snips, cut your succulents to the desired size. Add a small amount of hot glue onto the back of each succulent, and add it onto your decoration.




Now you're ready to add your butterfly gems. Add just a small amount of hot glue to the back of each butterfly gem, and add it onto your ceramic decoration.  I went with three butterfly gems




After adding on your butterflies, take your tassel, and loop it through the bottom hole on your ceramic design.  Once you add on bottom tassel, take the rope included and loop it through the top hole. Take your bead, and add it to the top rope, and tie it off. 



You're all done. I love how this turned out. Adding on my succulents, and butterfly gems really made it stand out. I love that you can take something simple, and create your very own design.  So if you're ready, head on over to Target, and pick up your very own kit for three dollars, and create your very own design! 


Thank you so much for stopping by! 


If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy--DIY Easy Succulent Love Sign

Friday, June 17, 2022

10 Feel Good Things You Should Do Right Now.

 


1. Gather some fresh flowers, and put them on Display

This will help brighten your space, and mood.






2. Start a blog

Have you ever thought about sharing your passion? Maybe just having a space that is just yours? Sharing your thoughts, inspiring those around you, or just starting something new. Why not start a blog? I love blogging, and I love sharing my thoughts, and other ideas with you all. If you have ever thought about blogging, I think you should give it a go. 



3. Go on a little outdoor adventure

Get outdoors, and enjoy some fresh air. Getting outdoors is such a great mood booster. Take some time to go on a walk. Boosting your activity level, along with the fresh air will definitely give you all the feel good vibes! 



4. Plan a meet up with a friend

It really feels good to just sit, and talk with a friend you haven't seen in a while.
If you're unable to meet in person, set up a time when you can video chat. Take this time to laugh, cry, and just feel good.



5.  Create something new

Get creative and create something you have been wanting to create, or just take on a new craft. 



6.  Get moving

Go on a walk, a bike ride, or take on a new online fitness class. 
YouTube offers a variety of workouts, and other health related videos. Just get moving. It will  improve your mood.





7. Explore new recipes

I love exploring new recipes. Try a new recipe today, or maybe later on in the week. A new salad recipe, or maybe a new cake recipe. Whatever it is, just have fun with it. 




8. Journal

I have always enjoyed journaling. I think it is a great way to relieve stress, and overall it is a great way to express yourself. 



 
9.  Read a new book, or listen to a new podcast

Have you been wanting to explore a new book?  I have found that exploring my local library for new books has been wonderful. I love that I can explore books, and return them shortly after. Reading is a great way to escape our daily duties. Even if you only have a few minutes, take that time to sit and read a good book, or a daily devotional. Maybe even explore a new podcast series. I have found that there are many great podcasts, and I absolutely love tuning in on marriage podcasts with my husband.



10.  Be in the moment

After the death of my dad, I realized that just being in the moment really helps me feel good. Take some time, and just be in the moment. Sit, listen to the sounds around you, gather your thoughts, take a deep breath. As you sit in silence think about how fortunate you are to start this new day. Remember to be good to yourself. Being in these moments are so important. Today, take some time and be still. --Be in this moment.




Sunday, March 6, 2022

DIY Easy Succulent Love Sign


Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I decided to work on a simple project that takes little time, and a few materials. Today we are creating an easy succulent love sign.





Materials needed

Black paint

One small round wood sign

paint brush

Gold sticker design

Succulents

Two strands of vines

Adhesive/Hot glue

Floral snips/ Scissors



Start by applying your black paint to your wooden round sign. I applied paint to the front side of my wood sign, but you can apply paint on both the front, and the back of the sign if you choose to do so.

Apply around two coats your black paint, and a total of four coats if you decide to paint the front and back of your sign.





Next, take your love gold sticker, and apply a little adhesive to give it extra hold when placed onto your sign. I did this because I have noticed that the sticky backing on some stickers don't hold as well once applied on top of a paint surface.



Next, gather your vines, and succulents. Using some floral snips, cut your vine into two medium strands. When cutting your succulents, cut the succulents into smaller sections. 


Take your two strands of vine, and add them onto the bottom left hand side of your sign. Apply a small amount of hot glue, and gently press each vine down. 


Once you have added on your vines, take your hot glue, and apply your succulent flowers around your vine.





It is optional, but you can add a few extra gold stickers to your sign. I added one on top, and on the bottom as well.

Your succulent love sign is now complete! Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out my other DIY projects like my, DIY Dollar Tree Wood Crate Vase Holder .


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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

DIY Upcycled Sesame Oil Glass Bottle Design





Hello everyone! I hope that all is going well. I've been busy with mom things, and also creating new crafts for all of you. After using the last bit of my sesame oil, I decided I would reuse the glass jar. I love how this jar has a few detailed lines.  This craft cost me around $2, and that was just for my floral sticker pack.  All other materials I already had on hand.




Materials needed

Chalk Paint 
I'm using the colors celery, and mineral 

Craft gems

Paint brush

One faux vine

Hot glue

A few floral stickers



Start with taking your empty jar, and pre washing it. I added my jar into my dishwasher so that it could remove any sesame oil scent that was left inside of the jar.

After you have washed your glass bottle, and it has dried, take your paint brush, and apply a few coats of your main color. The color I am using is called celery. You will need to apply around three coats of paint to the glass surface.





Once you have added a few coats of paint, allow it to completely dry.  Once dry, take your second paint, and add it around the  bottom, and top sections of your bottle.




Next, take your gems, and add a little hot glue on the back of them, and add them onto your glass bottle.





After you have applied your gems, take your floral stickers and add them onto your glass bottle. 





Now you're ready to add in your vine. I wanted my vine to hang over my glass bottle, so I did not make any cuts to the stem. I left it as it was.

That's it! Your bottle is complete and ready for display. I added my bottle on a floating shelf, and  I just love it. This craft was so simple to create, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

Be sure to check out my other DIY projects under my craft tab on my blog.  

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

DIY Dollar Tree Mirror Upgrade



 Hi everyone! I'm back with this simple DIY upgrade. 

This project can be completed around ten minutes, and is so simple to create. 

For this project you will need



One pack of diamond gem wrap

One mirror

Floral

Hot glue

Wire cutters/ Scissors

You can purchased all of these materials from your local Dollar Tree, or any other discount store you might have in your area. I purchased the mirror, and gem wrap from my local Dollar Tree.

 My floral was purchased at my local Michaels craft store.  My total for this project was around five dollars.



First, take your gem wrap, and cut around four longer strips of your wrap. Once you have done this step, take your strips and remove the paper backing when applying them onto your mirror. 

When removing the paper backing, you should still have the sticky surface.


Take your gem wrap, and gently press it down on the outer surface around the mirror, just above the glass surface. You will repeat this step for each strip. 


Next, take your floral pieces and begin the cut the stems. You will want to leave some of the stem, as well as some of the leaves. 



After cutting your floral, take your hot glue, and apply a small amount on the back of each of your floral pieces. 

Gently press each floral piece onto your mirror. Get creative, and place them where you would like. 




You're all done! Now all that is left is to find a spot to display your beautiful mirror upgrade. Wasn't that simple? And I just love the way it turned out. 

Let me know in the comment below if you decide to create your very own mirror design. 

You might also enjoy

DIY Dollar Tree Wood Crate Vase Holder


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