New Items At The Dollar Tree

New Items At the Dollar Tree

What's new at the Dollar Tree Have you heard the news? When you thought the Dollar Tree couldn’t get any better, they do! The new items at the Dollar Tree are a line of greeting cards by Expressions from Hallmark and Heartline a Hallmark company! I buy all of my greeting cards at the Dollar Tree. I have for years. Why spend as much money on a card that could have gone into the gift? Am I right? If you haven’t quickly figured it out, I’m a cheapskate. I’m always looking for a good deal.      (more…)

12 Christmas Ornament Ideas to Make for Craft Shows

 

 

 

12 Christmas Ideas to make for craft shows

I know it’s only July, BUT those of us that do the Fall and Winter craft shows know to be working on the things we want to sell way before the shows start. That’s why I am writing this post. I am bringing you 12 Christmas ornament ideas to make for craft shows. So I guess I just turned this into Christmas in July, huh? I have made and sold most of these at my craft shows. They have been really good sellers both at craft shows and online too. 

 

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3 Awesome DIY Patriotic Farmhouse July 4th Decor Ideas


3 awesome farmhouse diy decor

Need some party decor ideas for July 4th?

You have come to the right place! Try these 3 awesome DIY patriotic farmhouse July 4th decor ideas! We use farmhouse decor in our house, so this was perfect.These ideas will be handy to use throughout the year. Click on the links to each step-by-step DIY. 

 

 

 

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How To Make A Farmhouse Garland For Independence Day

FARMHOUSE GARLAND DECORATION

 

How to make a farmhouse garland for Independence DayI am decorating our front porch for Independence Day, so I thought that I would do a quick tutorial on how to make a farmhouse garland for Indepence Day. The best thing about this garland is that you don’t have to only use it once a year as a decoration for July 4th. It can be used with your Farmhouse decor all year around. Read on to learn how to make this garland and to learn some ideas to use it for other holidays!

 

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8 Ultimate Painted Rock Monsters For Kids To Make That Will Blow Your Mind

8 Ultimate Painted Rock Monsters For Kids To Make That Will Blow Your MindThe public schools are out for the summer. I homeschool my son, Jackson. He finished the fourth grade a few weeks ago. We have been making a lot of crafts to put on the blog (We will be adding them through the summer). It has been a lot of fun. Jackson hasn’t mentioned being bored once. He helped me with the title of this post, 8 Ultimate Painted Rock Monsters For Kids to Make That Will Blow Your Mind. It blew my mind that Jackson had so much fun with me making these. I figured it would be too simple to catch his attention. Once I started painting the base colors of the rock monsters he got excited to give them silly faces. He came up with a few of the monsters by himself.

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How to Make a Gnome For Valentines Day

Gnome for Valentine’s Day

 

 Valentine's Day Gnome by We're Bright At HomeGnomes are very popular right now and have been for a while. They are not just for your garden or Christmas. This tutorial is to help you make an easy gnome for Valentine’s Day. You can decorate your gnome for any season or holiday. If you like to decorate for Valentine’s Day check out my tutorial for making a Valentine’s Day wreath.

These little guys make me smile every time I look at them. They are so cute. They are as wide as they are tall. I just love them so much!

You can leave the hearts off of your gnome if you want to display it on a shelf year around. These little guys are very versatile. Let’s get into it!

 

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Snow Globe Tutorial

Snow Globe Tutorial

Christmas Ornament DIY

I hope you enjoy this step by step snow globe tutorial. Our family has always made at least one handmade Christmas ornament a year for our tree. It has been a tradition for a long time. Every one of them tells a story. I remember every story behind all of them. I wanted to share the Christmas ornament idea that my son, Jackson and I are making for our Christmas tree this year so you can create some memories of your own. It’s a full-length tutorial. It is super easy and affordable. I bought everything we needed to make the ornament at the Dollar Tree. So if you are looking for a cute handmade ornament to put together with your kids, your class or Sunday school class, read on. And of course, read on if you like super easy tutorials that will leave you with an adorable craft inthe end! Let’s get to the tutorial!

 

 

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DIY Bathroom Remodel On A Budget Before And After

My family and I moved into our 2-story farm house back in 2010. This house was where my husband, Jim, grew up. Jim and I have been renovating the rooms one by one ever since. I could not wait to do a diy bathroom remodel on the downstairs bathroom. As you can see in the picture, it had not been updated probably since the 1950’s. There was green and yellow tile everywhere. I had never seen a yellow toilet until I saw that one. There was also a pink toilet in the upstairs bathroom. Nor had I never seen a pink toilet either. 

 

 

 

 

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2018 Planner Round Up

Planner roundup – Are you looking for a new 2018 planner? I don’t know about you, but I NEED a planner every year to keep up with my business. As a matter of fact, I have more than one, I use one for business and one for personal use. I have bought many different ones through the years. To help you get organized for 2018, I have compiled some ideas of popular planners, links to buy and a few pros and cons:

 

 

 

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Christmas Stocking Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Stocking Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

It’s here! Today is the last day of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed day 6, you can find it here. The ornament for today is the Christmas stocking ornament free crochet pattern! It comes with the free pattern These little stockings work up so fast that you can make a bunch in a short amount of time. I made for my son’s second grade class last year. I attached treat bags of candy to them. All of the children LOVED them!

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Craft Stick Snowman Ornament

craft stick snowman ornament

Day 6! One more day and the 7 Days of Christmas Series will be over. Have you enjoyed it? Comment below if you have tried making any of the ornaments in this series. If you missed day 5, you can find it here. Today we will be making a craft stick snowman ornament. It is perfect for smaller children to make. They can dress their snowman up as much as they want.

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Crochet Snowflake Pattern

crochet snowflake pattern

It’s day 4 of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed day 3 of the series, you can find it here. Today’s ornament is a crochet snowflake with free pattern. This snowflake pattern is so versatile. You can use different size hooks to adjust the size of the snowflakes to use them as gift decorations, home decor and for the tree too. Of course!

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DIY Glitter Christmas Light Ornament

Glitter ornament

Let’s make a diy glitter Christmas light ornament! Welcome to day 2 of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed the day 1 ornament, you can check that out here. My 9-year-old son loves to make these ornaments. He says he loves the instant gratification he gets when he makes them. They are so easy to make. They are very pretty and sparkly too! Get ready to add some extra bling to your tree!

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Crochet Bear Beanie Ornament with Free Pattern

 

Crochet Christmas Ornament

 

I hope you enjoy making this crochet bear beanie ornament.  This is a full tutorial. It’s easy enough to let your kiddos make some too. I will be posting one Christmas ornament each day for the next week. I’m calling it the 7 Days til Christmas Series. The ornaments are fun and easy to make with the whole family! The first ornament is a miniature teddy bear hat with a tiny crochet hook and ball of yarn.

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Adorable Dollar Tree Personalized Elves

New Project

personalized Christmas elves

I wanted to share these adorable Dollar Tree personalized elves with you, as promised in my blog post from yesterday. You can read it here, if you missed it. I came across the cutest little plush elves at my local Dollar Tree. They only had 4 left, 2 boys and 2 girls. I have a Silhouette Cameo that I make t-shirts, signs, and cards. I decided to cut names and the year out of flocked heat transfer vinyl to personalize them.  

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