Friday, September 28, 2007

Dollar Store Decorating

I wanted a new wreath for my front door, but I couldn't afford to spend much money on one, nor did I want to spend much on a wreath that is really exposed to the elements.
So, Dollar Tree to the rescue!! Dollar Tree is my favorite dollar variety type store. Everything in the store is only a buck! I buy lots of things there on a regular basis - packages of tissue paper and plain white gift boxes, as well as diaper disposal bags (they are the best for double-wrapping the really bad diapers - the ones G calls "muddy stinkers").
On my most recent trip, I picked up a grapevine wreath, 2 bags of artificial leaves, and a fall floral decoration. Viola! A fall wreath for $4 plus tax. It only took about 20 minutes to make, start to finish (including hunting for supplies in my studio, and fixing myself a coke zero and turning on my iPod). All I added was a glue gun and a few glue sticks. As an afterthought, I dug around in my bin labeled, "More Craft Crap" and pulled out some floral ribbon and wire and whipped up this bow. But, really the wreath looked fine without the bow. I only added the bow to poke fun at Liz, who asked me, "Are you really ever going to use any of this crap again?" So, Liz, yes, look what I made! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!
I also picked up a couple of hardback books - one by Martha Stewart and the other by Brooke Shields. Neither are best sellers, but looked interesting, and hey - they were only a dollar!


Liz said...

Yeah! You used some 10 year old craft crap!!! Woo hoo! I have a front door project this weekend, too. Posting now. A little more involved....I am a glutton for punishment.

tif said...

What the heck does 'Viola' mean? You will never fail to crack me up!