Friday, September 20, 2013

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Topiary

Hey Everyone!

I went to Dollar Tree last week and saw they have all their fall stuff out! I love it, I get so many ideas for crafting there. Since everything's a dollar, I don't feel bad buying stuff to craft with there in case it gets ruined. Although, this time I literally almost passed out from how much I spent, it's the MOST I've ever spent at Dollar Tree. I won't even tell you how much, but it was under $50, not by much though!

Anyways, here's the Topiary I made to go in the urn outside my front door.

I LOVED how this turned out! I just took glue to make the numbers and then put copper glitter over the glue. Then I just hot glue gunned the pumpkins together, tied some rafia around them, and hot glued leaves/flowers to the pumpkins. 

The next part is going to seem weird, but I forgot to get Styrofoam at the store to use to make an arrangement (and actually this turned out much better I think). I looked around my house to see what I had to use, this is what I found! 

I took a plate, put some rocks on it, and hot glued the styrofoam bowl on the top. Then I took dollar tree leaves and glued them all over the outside of the bowl and the plate. Then I hot glued the flowers and other fall stuff on it. The best thing, EVERYTHING was bought at dollar tree (Except the plate/bowl/glitter/rafia.. but I'm sure you could buy those there too!). I would say this cost around $8.00. 

And with the stuff left over, I made this!

I love fall!! :) 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Glitter Wall

Hey Everyone!

I am finally working on my dd room! Her room is damask and pink. So we started with paint. I knew I wanted a pink wall, but not only a pink wall-- a pink GLITTER wall!

I used one packet of the Valspar Glitter Crystals, I think they were around $7.00, in 3/4 of the gallon of paint. I didn't want the glitter to be overwhelming. I think it turned out perfect. It's hard to capture the glitter in the pictures, so I took a few. The tape is still on the wall--ignore that! :)

The paint I used was the Valspar Ultra Paint + Primer. I also tried something I saw off pinterest, using aluminum foil in the paint tray to keep it clean! Just a note, throw the aluminum foil away after one use. The dried paint will come off onto the roller if you use it again. I needed two coats for this wall.. so I found this out the hard way!

And FYI, I tried using fine glitter in some paint on another wall, totally did not work. I'm not sure what's special about the Valspar Paint Crystals, but you'll have to use them if you want glitter paint. I've also seen on pinterest where they mixed glitter and glue, not sure how that would work out.