Halloween will be here before you know it so I thought I would work on some Halloween crafts. I love browsing the aisles at the Dollar Store to see if something inspires me. I usually don’t have a project in mind when I go there as that takes the fun out of it! The Halloween section at the Dollar Store is amazing this year! Look at these cool metallic skulls I found:
Mason jars can be used in so many different ways and these Mr. & Mrs. Scarecrow Mason Jars are just too cute! Fall is my absolute favorite Season, not only for decorating, but just in general. There is something about living in New England and the change of Seasons that really makes it special. Start with a glass mason jar.
Check out this budget friendly diy ceiling light that I made from a thrift store lamp shade. Not only is it easy and inexpensive to make, it is also renter friendly! Just put the old light back in if you move. Here is the thrift store lamp shade I picked up for $4!
I gave my daughter’s drab and tired thrift store vanity a makeover with shimmering blue metallic paint from https://decoart.com/products/ and she loves it! This is definitely my new favorite blue! You’ll see the gorgeous sheen in the photos below. The finish is so smooth and the paint goes on like a dream!
If you are looking for on trend buffalo check curtains without the high price of the Department Store, check out this easy no sew buffalo check version. I am very careful about decorating on a budget. New curtains can be pricey, but making your own is an easy and inexpensive way to update your home decor. The first thing I did was go to Hobby Lobby and buy navy and white buffalo check fabric. It is a duck cloth fabric and was $9.99 a yard, but I used a 40% off coupon. I bought 4 yards for $24. Not only was I able to make curtains for my kitchen and dining area, but I have plenty leftover to make those adorable buffalo check pumpkins I mentioned, plus a couple of other things.
I will show you How To Make A No-Sew Burlap Valance in under 15 minutes. Don’t you just love quick and easy projects? This is also inexpensive costing just a few dollars to make!
Make DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torches and Solar Lights using leftover wine bottles and dollar store solar lights! Start with empty wine bottles, free of any labels. You can remove this with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.
Like so many of you, I LOVE crafts done on a budget and today’s Fun Fourth Of July Dollar Store Bandana Wreath cost just $6 to make and was made in about 20 minutes. Plus, no hot glue was required! Here is what I used to make this wreath: 5 Bandana Packs (10 total) Dollar StoreFoam Wreath (Dollar Store)Fabric Scissors
I have been stenciling for many years, but stencils have come such a long way. Both in stencil designs and also in the quality of product. Gone are the days when paint would bleed under the stencil. Stencils now are laser cut to give you some of the cleanest cuts out there. They are totally reusable and can be washed easily. I just used a new angel stencil and added a fun raised effect. Let me show you how!
You can find embroidery hoops at thrift stores usually for a dollar, but even at craft stores they are only a few dollars and you can use a coupon to save an extra 40%. That makes them perfect for craft projects. For this project I started out with 3 embroidery hoops that were painted blue.