Dollar Store Challenge entry 1

Living with Lindsay is have another Dollar Store Challenge on March 25th! You create Spring decor using only $5.00 worth of stuff from the dollar store. I had so much fun with this challenge that I created three different looks. Here's the first......



My dollar store goodies: a really cool shaped vinegar jar (that I used as a vase), candy eggs, a silk flower, and a wood birdhouse.

I only wanted the blue and white eggs to fill my "vase" and so I spray painted(!) the rest of the eggs. I had to give my kids stern warnings NOT to sneak and eat any of this candy!

I painted the house blue and white. Once the paint was dry I sanded some of it off, for an aged look. I then added a coat of glaze to age it even more.

I lightly spritzed the stems of the silk flower white because I felt the green was too bright. The greenery in the picture is weeds from my yard! So they were free!

18 comments:

  1. Very cool!! Love the blue and white!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. So creative. I'll def be looking at my dollar store with a different eye next time I go.

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  3. WOW' I am so impressed... LOVE IT! the birdhouse is my fav. WAY TO GO! jgg

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  4. Wow! I can't believe how expensive you made these dollar store goodies look! Bravo!

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  5. Great job, Lisa! I picked up a few things at the dollar store for Easter myself. Love the blue and white birdhouse!

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  6. I didn't know about the dollar store challenge. It sounds fun - love your birdhouse!
    Rhonda

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  7. Well Done you!! I really like it!! I'll have to look for one of those bottles. I always need a vase!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  8. Super cute idea!! Spray painted the candy huh?? Love it.
    Enjoy, Dana

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  9. Sweet! I am laughing that you spray painted the candy! I should do that at my house with my sweets so that I don't eat it!


    Blessings, Grace

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  10. Good call painting the eggs white... it looks so Easter-chic ;)!

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  11. What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

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  12. Nicely done! I love that oil & vinegar jar...the shape is great.

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  13. Love this little setting! So peaceful and pretty! Great job!

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  14. This is so cute! Yes - keep the kiddies away from those candies:).

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  15. Your style is so classy and serene!

    I definitely wouldn't be able to paint the candies. With my memory, it'd be me trying to dig out the chocolate and getting sick from the paint! Looks really cute though.

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