In fact, when checking my stats I find that I get an average of 50 visitors a day just from people who google “dollar tree craft”.So I will not disappoint with this post today! I am not normally a summer holiday decorator. In fact, until recently I owned nothing specifically summery for those important summer holidays here in America.
Not until I visited the Target Dollar Spot the other day and picked up these guys:
I knew I could create a cute centerpiece just using these.
No painting required, no extra “ingredients” lying around the house. Well, except for one outside source….
Thanks to the girl’s sandbox in the backyard here but you can find sand at Home Depot or Lowe’s for under 5 bucks for a bag. Personally, if you don’t have access to sand, borrow some from a neighbor. Borrow. Not steal.
I then added a flame less tea light.
And voila!! Cute 4th of July table decor for under 5 bucks! I can’t wait to see what this looks like at night with the candles lit!
What else can I make that is all things summer/patriotic with what I have around the house?
I got this star at Dollar General years ago for $1.50 but it was a weird blue color.
So I added the mason jar above that was in my basement on my decor shelf and added the faux geraniums that were also on the decor shelf. I got the flowers years ago at a Ben Franklin store a few towns away for two dollars for the whole bunch.
Then I added the star…..
The inside of the frame is just the backside of the “bloom” paper (so I can re-use that next spring if I want to) and the letters that make up USA are the same letters I used for the Easter Basket transformation here). This is when I so wish I had a Silhouette machine but I think I made this work.
So far so good but it’s missing something……
Some wicker-like balls to add interest! I got these cute little guys at an adorable little store called Cocoon back in the mid 90’s with my mama. I love this shop and had no idea that it still existed until I wrote this blog post.
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