DIY mini farmhouse style inspired decor using Dollar Tree items

I thought I should share another post with a new project creating small decorations with inspiration from farmhouse style design. As you probably know by now, I really enjoy buying items from the Dollar Tree and turn them into beautiful items to display in the apartment. This project turned out really great and I’m really excited to share it with you. Let’s jump into it, below you will find the instructions and products needed in order to complete these two projects.

DIY farmhouse style inspired decor

What you need for the first project:

Instructions:

I added twine (this is optional) around the tin bin. Use as little glue as possible in order to make sure you will have an flat surface around the bin. The next step is to cut the flower foam into a round shape so it fits inside the bin. Once that is done, cut the hardwood dowel into a smaller piece and paint it with the wood colored paint. In this phase, you can decide how high you want the topiary to be. Make sure it has the right hight so it fits with the size of the tin bin. You don’t want the topiary to be bigger then the tin bin because then the decor may fall and not be as stable.

The next step is to cut a few pieces from the fall wreath and add it into the bin along with the hardwood dowel. This will give the topiary a more realistic look with the wood sticks. If you want, you can collect wood sticks from a tree outside. The next step is to choose the size of the white foam craft ball you want for your mini topiary. Remember, when you add the topiary leaves to the ball the plant will look bigger. You can probably find a mini topiary ball online or at a store to save you time from this process. I didn’t find anything so I choose to buy a medium sized topiary from Hobby Lobby and cut the leaves from it. I also used a 40% coupon to save some money. Once you have cut enough pieces glue each individual piece into the white craft ball. Once you are done, add the mini topiary on the dowel and wood sticks. Viola! You’re done.

Mini topiary

 

What you need for the second project:

Instructions:

This DIY is a lot easier and less time consuming compared to the first one. First thing you will need to do is to cut the foam flower block into a smaller size in order to fit into the tin bin. Next step is to cut the flowers into shorter pieces and place them into the bin. In addition, use your glue gun if you want to make sure that the flowers stay in place inside the flower foam. Once the flowers are in place add the white marble stones to complete your piece. Easy!

Mini decor

 

If you want to see a video on how this was made, please leave a comment below and I will post it here. Also, don’t forget to comment if you liked this and if you want to see similar DIYs in the feature. I appreciate all feedback!

Also, If you liked this DIY decor make sure to look at my previous DIY farmhouse inspired decor project I made!

 

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Dollar Tree Haul April 2017

I have many DIY projects coming soon. I went to the Dollar Tree and found many new items to use in my projects. I did a video about it and posted on my YouTube channel – Check out the video below! I had to record the video after work so I didn’t have any daylight in the bedroom and sorry about the background! I live in a small apartment with my husband so we don’t have a lot of space unfortunately. Y’all just have to deal with the boring background until we figure it out! I hope these items will inspire you to do your own DIYs. Let me know what you think. New DIY video and post coming soon! Stay tuned.

 

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Farmhouse style inspired DIY decor with Dollar Tree items

Once again, I went to the Dollar Tree to go on my usual shopping spree. I go to the Dollar Tree almost every weekend, it’s very difficult to stay away from that store! Lately, I’ve been very inspired from farmhouse style home decor. There is so much inspiration on Pinterest. I decided to search for items at the Dollar Tree and do my own DIY inspired. This project was so inexpensive and it only cost me five dollars! Can you believe that? You can use the leftover ribbon and marbles + buy a new candle holder and flowers to make another piece. Then you will have a total cost of seven dollars for two pieces! Decor doesn’t need to be expensive. Just be creative!

What you need:

  • Square shape candle holder from the Dollar Tree
  • Flowers of any choice – Mine are from the Dollar Tree
  • White marble from the Dollar Tree
  • Floral garden burlap ribbon from the Dollar Tree
  • Flower foam blocks from the Dollar Tree

Instructions

First thing you need to do is to use a glue gun to apply the ribbon around the top of the candle holder. Once you have applied the ribbon, let it dry for a few seconds before you touch it. Meanwhile you are waiting, start cutting the floral foam blocks to fit the candle holder. Before you add the floral foam into the candle holder you want to add the white marbles first to the bottom of the candle holder. Make sure you do not add to many marbles because you want the floral foam to fit inside the candle holder. Once you’ve added the marbles and the floral foam block start with adding the flowers into the foam block. I decided not to use glue because I might change my mind down the road and use different flowers.

Farmhouse Style Inspired Decor

Farmhouse Style Decor

It took me less then 10 minutes to do this DIY project. I think the decor piece turn out really good and it was so easy to make. What do you think? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Also, let me know if you want to see more of this kind of DIY.

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DIY: How to make Dollar Tree candle holders look expensive

I enjoy decorating our apartment but buying decor can be really expensive. This year I am all about saving money but at the same time I still want to enjoy my hobbies without spending a fortune. As you already know, Dollar Tree is my favorite store to buy items for my DIYs. So far, the Dollar Tree stores I’ve been to in Atlanta are OK. I haven’t found a big store yet! If you are in the Atlanta area, please let me know which Dollar Tree store you recommend. Recently, my local Dollar Tree restocked on candle holders so I decided to buy three (different sizes) to use in this DIY. The candle holders are very plain and simple so I decided to use rhinestone boarders to make them look more expensive. The best part with this DIY is that you can use these candle holders for different things. I will share different ways you can use them in your home!

Dollar Tree DIY Bling Candle Holders

 

What you need:

  • Three long-steam glass tealight candle holders from the Dollar Tree ($1.00/each)
  • Two 3-Piece Iridescent Clear Rhinestone Borders by Recollections from Michaels ($4.99/each or $2.99/each with 40% coupon)

Instructions:

Before you place the rhinestones on the candle holders (no glue needed) make sure you cut them into pieces and add one row at the time. Since the candle holders are round, the square shaped rhinestones wont be able to lay flat on the round edges. That’s why its important that you work on one row at the time until you have covered the entire candle holder. The rhinestone boarders are easy to cut and easy to apply. This makes the DIY simple and doesn’t require a lot of time. It took less then 30 minutes to add all the rhinestones. 

Flower centerpiece

These candle holders are great to use as centerpieces in weddings. The total amount for each candle holder is four dollars. This is a great way to save money for that special day! Just buy round styrofoam balls and flowers from the Dollar Tree and you will have a beautiful centerpiece. You can also use this centerpiece for your dining table and you can use any flowers you want! Another great idea is to glue a small vase or candle holder on top of the candle holder to create a bigger center piece. There are so many different ways you can incorporate these candle holders in your own DIYs.

 

I decided to use the candle holders as centerpieces in our living room. I bought a silver colored charger from Michaels for $1.99 and two bags of fillers from the Dollar Tree. They had the fillers in two different sizes so I decided to buy both. I think this centerpiece is so beautiful and elegant! The best part is that I didn’t spend a lot of money on this project.

Comment below and let me know what you think about this DIY. Also, let me know how you used these candle holders for your own DIYs!

 

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How to treat Keratosis Pilaris | Part I

There are many people out there struggling with Keratosis Pilaris a.k.a “Chicken Skin” – I’m one of them. The skin disorder has always made me feel uncomfortable because of all of the bumps on my skin. Through out the years I’ve tried finding different treatments to get rid of it. There are many treatable options but not all of them works for everyone. That’s one of the things I had to learn down the road before I discovered the treatments that worked for me. It is important to know that some people might have mild to severe Keratosis Pilaris (KP). That’s why it is important to understand that not all treatments will work for everyone. However, that does not mean you should give up! Eventually, you will find treatments that will work for you – Just like I did!

How to Treat the Skin Disorder Keratosis Pilaris

 

How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris?

I made a video a while back talking about this topic. If you’d rather see my video – Watch the video below. If not, continue reading!

First of all, I’m not an expert of any kind nor do I claim that this will work for everyone. However, this is an effective method for everyone who wants to start treating their KP. Let’s get started!

What do you need?

I’ve listed the main products I’m currently using to treat my KP:

  • Bath gloves
  • Shea sugar scrub: tropical mango by Tree Hut
  • Coconut oil: 100% organic extra virgin (Unrefined and cold pressed)
  • Intensive Nourishment Body Lotion for Extra Dry Skin by Dove (Best product ever!)

The most important thing when you start treating KP is to scrub your body often. Why? Your body is producing to much of the protein Keratin which blocks hair follicles and causes bumps to develop. That’s why scrubbing your body will help you making your skin smoother. Another important thing is to moisturize your skin daily. The reason why is because if you have KP, then you are most likely to have rough dry skin. Scrubbing and moisturizing are the two key methods to treating your KP.

It is important to do this as often as you can every week. If you stop, then your KP will return and you have to start over again. Remember, more then 50% of the population has KP so you are not alone! Another thing to remember is that KP will improve with age. My KP used to be bad during my teenage years and has gradually improved throughout the years.

I’m currently doing more and more research on KP. If you are interested on seeing Part II with more tips on how to treat KP – leave a comment below! If you have tried out these methods then share your experience with me and others!

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DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holder

I love shopping and I know I’m not the only one who loves going in to a store and buy new things. However, I know my bank account hates it since everything is so expensive nowadays. That’s why Dollar Tree is my favorite store to buy new things without spending a fortune. I went to the Dollar Tree last weekend and they finally restocked on candle holders. Of course, I grabbed four of them to make this awesome and simple DIY. It only cost me two dollars to make one candle holder! Unbelievable!

 

DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holders

 

What you need:

  • Two (2) round glass candle holders – $1.00/each (Dollar Tree)
  • Two (2) glass taper candle holders – $1.00/each (Dollar Tree)
  • E6000 clear adhesive glue – $3.99 (Michaels
  • One (1) bag of “Mix Glacier Gem by Ashland” – $6.99 (Michaels) OPTIONAL

Instructions:

  • Put glue on top of the glass taper candle holder. 
  • Place the round glass candle holder above the glass taper candle holder. Put as close to the center as you can. 
  • Let the glue cure for 24 hours before you start using the candle holder. 

I decided to use gems inside my candle holders since I thought they match with the decor in our apartment. They are so elegant and look so expensive. You can use the candle holders to put candles, make up brushes, etc. Another great idea is to spray paint them to any desired color or create your own mercury candle holders. If you want taller candle holders then you can glue two glass taper candle holders together before you add the round glass candle holder on top.

Let me know what you think about this DIY project and if you want to see more of this! If you tried this DIY, please share pictures with me so I can see your finished project!

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