DIY Home Decor, DIY Seasonal Decor

DIY Friday~ $6 DIY Fall Wreath

What better way to start off the Fall season than hanging a Fall inspired wreath right on your own front door. I figured since today officially marks the beginning of September, it’s a perfect time to pull out those Fall decorations. Although as I write this to you, it’s 93 degrees outside! Definitely not “feeling” that Fall weather, but no worries I’m making my own vibes over here.

Fall is my absolute favorite season, it’s the time of year that I truly wish we were living back up in the Midwest. I miss the feeling of that crisp breeze, the smell of bonfires & burning leaves, and being able to see the “changing of colors”.  Oh yeah, don’t forget about the taste buds with pumpkin spice everything! 😉

You’re probably expecting the “Part 2” of my DIY Kids’ Table…well I sort of got side tracked and still have to write up the post along with finishing the top part (wood fill and another coat of chalkboard paint)…squirrel anyone…my mind is sometimes on a million things at once and I tend to be scattered brained, but that’s okay I’m enjoying all these projects so much!

Speaking of scattered brained…back to the actual post. You all know I’m a big fan of the Dollar Tree and you know what section is my absolute favorite? Their flower arrangements! There are so many great supplies at such a low price where you can make your own wreath. I have been wanting to make one for a while and what better way to start with a new season. By the way, I could totally see this for sale at your local Hobby Lobby. 🙂

$6 DIY Fall Wreath


{Supplies}

  • 4 of your favorite flowers/fall decor. (try to go within the same “hue” of colors)
  • wreath
  • small picture frame
  • hot glue gun

**NOTE: At a last minute decision I added burlap and adhesive letters to the supplies.

{Steps}

1.I actually used burlap to wrap the flower arrangements into a bouquet and then hot glued it to the wreath.

2. I pulled apart the pumpkins and cut off the excess stem.

3. Then I hot glued the pumpkin arrangement to the opposite side of the flower arrangement.

4. I used the small frame and letter adhesive stickers that I placed on the cardboard found within the frame. I chose to use the word “Fall”.

5. I used hot glue and attached the frame to the wreath.

That’s it! So easy and I love how I could personalize it to my own style! If you’re more of a “bling” person, the Dollar Tree has sunflowers with gems, which I thought would be beautiful on a wreath!

Happy Fall,friends! Hopefully it’s starting to cool off a bit where you are! If so, blow that breeze down to Florida…I can’t wait to share more fun Fall projects! Enjoy your labor day weekend!

Wishing you well,

~Amanda

DIY Home Decor, Dollar Store DIY

DIY Friday~ How to style a $6 coffee station within your kitchen

First of all, this title involves the word coffee, so we all know it’s going to be a good post! 🙂 I’m a huge coffee drinker over here! Something about a hot cup of joe in the morning just sets my day up for success.

Coffee bars and stations have become very popular within homes. Creating a “coffee shop” appeal is fun to display within the kitchen! We live in a small space, so it’s crucial to not add too much clutter to the counters. I replaced our huge toaster oven (we still have it, but now it’s in our storage area because honestly we don’t use it that often) with a coffee station!

 

BEFORE

(And yes, we use a percolater for our coffee maker!)

There are so many different ways you can go about creating your own. I chose to go with a counter top display, but you can definitely have it in a cabinet, hanging on a wall, or on a side table. I’m a pinterest lover, so if you’re looking for more ideas visit my profile to view more! Follow this link here!

The best part about this project is the cost! I was able to create a clean & simple coffee station for $6! By now we can all guess where my “go to” store is….Dollar Tree! Spray paint and gorilla glue go a long way! 🙂

$6 Coffee Station


I already had the spray paint, chalkboard paint, and wood. So all I needed were these 6 items above!

Surprisingly, the Dollar Tree has many framed printables. The good new is…I was looking for this exact quote! Although, I wanted to add color to it so I used the “slate blue” spray paint for the frame. It made such a difference and updated the look!

This tin tray and glass candle holder were a perfect combination to create the height I was looking for! I used this to store my mugs and stir sticks. You can use a hot glue gun to attach the tray on top too, I just thought gorilla glue would be a stronger bond.

I added an old piece of fence wood I had leftover from my “side of the road” find a few months ago! I also used a mason jar to add color to the display. I used rocks, yellow pebbles, and artificial green leaves. I added water just to give it the appeal of a crisp and fresh look!

I used chalkboard paint and painters tape to section off where I wanted my labels.

I already had the tall canister, which added to the look!

Here’s the end result! I love it! My husband even said it looks clean and simple! By the way…we currently rent and our kitchen counters, back splash, and cabinets are all out of date! This is not my preferred counter top, but one day I’ll be able to choose my own and when I do I’ll definitely take you through the process! 🙂

Do you have a coffee station in your home? What does it look like? AND what kind of coffee do you drink? I’m a flavored coffee drinker…(currently drinking Hazelnut). Cream & sugar? Black? (I take cream!)

Wishing you well,

 

 

DIY Home Decor, Dollar Store DIY

DIY Friday~ Dollar Store Mirror Stepped Up A Notch (total cost= $5)

There’s something about having a mirror in an entryway that just brightens things up. It’s pretty much a must when decorating. I’m guilty of not having one though! So, I decided to take a $1 mirror from Dollar Tree and “step it up a notch”.

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By now you probably know that I am a Dollar Tree lovin’ kind of DIY gal. It’s my “go to” place for decorating on a budget. The thing about decorating is that styles tend to change as the years go on, so why spend so much on decor when you can get the look for less. Just a little creativity has to come in play…

Here’s a great tip about mirrors when adding them to your home decor, they make a smaller space look bigger. Why not decorate your whole house with mirrors, right?! (just kidding… could you even imagine a place like that?!)

Anyways, I was in a dilemma of what I should create for this Friday’s post ( I mean it was bound to happen at some point with all the posts I have written, right?!…) I was at the Dollar Tree with Little Johnny who wasn’t as thrilled to be there, so I had to make my trip quick! I rushed down the aisles (literally) but I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to make, until…I discovered it…a rectangle mirror that was tucked away by the picture frames. I rushed back to the flower aisle and picked up a few decorative items to “step this mirror up a notch”. And let me just say…I’m LOVING the end result.

Not bad for a $5 splurge. 🙂  Here’s the reveal!

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Grab your hot glue gun and come join me in the fun with making this beautiful mirror!

$5 Flower Garland Mirror


{Supplies}

  • mirror
  • 2 flower arragements (I went with the off white and peachy pink color)
  • burlap ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • green leaf garland (I purchased 2, but I ended up just using 1)

{Steps}

1. Hot glue the burlap ribbon around the edges of the mirror

2.arrange the garland to your liking and then hot glue to the corners of the mirror

3. pull off about 5 individual flowers from their arrangements and hot glue to the bottom of the mirror

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Do you like it? If you’re looking for another twist on creating a decorative mirror you can visit my previous post on sunburst mirror using clothespins This was an easy project that was completed within Little Johnny’s naptime. 🙂

Happy Creating! 

Wishing you well,

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DIY Home Decor, Dollar Store DIY

DIY Friday~Simplistic “Fall” Inspired Centerpiece {NO TOOLS REQUIRED}

Happy DIY Friday my friends! The part of the week that I truly look forward to, and not just because it’s a Friday! Creating DIY projects is like therapy for me. It relaxes me and I feel in the zone. Anyone else with me? DIYing (yes, I just made it a verb!) 😉 can get expensive at times. This week I focused on one of the most simplistic & cheapest Fall centerpiece (and guess what? I bought everything at the Dollar Store). Follow along as I take you through the steps of DIYing a Fall inspired centerpiece. Wait until you hear how much I paid for this whole project!

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DIY Items for Little Ones

DIY Friday- Baby Hula Hoop Sensory Toy & Discovery Bucket (Dollar Store Finds)

It’s time to be creative! This week I am featuring a DIY sensory toy that is versatile for many ages, 2 months-1 year. Here’s why moms will love it: it’s cheap, easy, engaging, unique, AND helps to promote tummy time! (We all know that can be a challenge) Okay, did I get you hooked?

{Baby Hula Hoop Sensory Toy}

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I created this with a friend when Johnny was about 5 months old. I wish I did it earlier because he loves it, and tummy time became more enjoyable for him. Johnny is 8 months now, and he still loves playing with it! You can purchase all the items at the Dollar Tree or your local Wal-Mart. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to make this, I swear anyone can complete this DIY project!

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