Dollar Tree Hacks!

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well as we go into the weekend.  Has everyone recovered from the 4th?  I know there are still fireworks going off in my area, but only here and there.

This week I am featuring Dollar Tree Hacks. There are so many different things you can buy at Dollar Tree that are just as good of quality as Walmart.  You can buy journals and pens, cake mix and sodas, plates and silverware, and much much more!  And you can buy lots of things to have an awesome project.

Now, this post is not sponsored by Dollar Tree, but we are an affiliate with them.  Click on the banner in the sidebar and if you purchase something we will get a percentage at no extra cost to you.

Enjoy!

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How to Make A Dollar Store Basket Look Like One from Pier 1 from Busy Bliss

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Magnetic Toy Storage from Dollar Store Crafts

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Fish Scale Wall Art from Two Thirty Five Designs

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Plastic Elephant Bookends from Love Grows Wild

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DIY Hurricane Lanterns out of Dollar Tree Frames from Grosgrain Fab

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DIY Watermelon Stickers from Sarah Hearts

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DIY Treat Stand from The Crafting Chicks

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How to DIY a Magnetic Organizer from the Dollar Store from The Crazy Craft Lady

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DIY Mousepad from The Crafted Life

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DIY Sunburst Mirror from Healthy Wealthy DIYs

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Mini-Makeover in the Guest Room with Canvas on the Cheap

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I have a great post for you today! Our family visited Disneyland back in May and Haley took this great photo of Walt Disney, Mickey and the Sleeping Beauty Castle. I worked with Canvas on the Cheap and they created this amazing canvas for me. I used it in my newly decorated guest room/Haley’s room. When Haley saw the canvas and the room, who had two comments, “I want the canvas” and ‘My room looks so grown up!”

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Guest room Makeover Walt Disney and Mickey Canvas

When I edited the canvas, I made the whole thing in black and white and then colored in different areas. The castle, sky, flowers and the statue all have some color to them.

Guest Room Makeover Walt Disney and Sleeping Beauty Castle

I love how it looks! The print even wraps around the sides of the canvas and there is even a hanger added to the back.

“Located in Austin Texas, Canvas On The Cheap delivers high quality canvas prints on time and at incredible prices. Our experienced canvas professionals produce over one million canvas photo prints per year and that massive volume on the most popular canvas sizes enables us to offer time-tested quality at a huge savings to you.

Our canvas prints are printed and stretched in-house and come ready to hang or display with a classic semi-gloss finish. To turn your pictures to canvas prints just choose your canvas size and wrap thickness, upload your pictures or art, and choose your border for a personalized canvas print of your own. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Mother’s Day, a birthday or any special occasion, be remembered for giving a one-of-a-kind custom canvas print.”

Haley had made this bench years ago from an old desk and a headboard. Since she moved into her own apartment, I could finally move the bench out from the garage, where it has been sitting since we moved a year and a half ago. My husband revised it a bit and I touched up the a paint a bit. It fits perfect in here!

 

Guest Room Makeover Bench, Canvas on the Cheap, Disney Pillow

Here is the rest of the room. The one wall is painted charcoal and I decided to stay with this color. I added some turquoise and yellow accents.

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I left several of Haley’s things in here, so she didn’t feel pushed out. Of course, I want her to come home any time she can! She loves peacocks, but couldn’t take this lamp with her, so I kept it in here.

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You can see her treasured Pirates of the Caribbean book, along with the beads she purchased while in Hawaii.

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The skull pillow was hers too (obviously, if you know Haley). I added a couple of others to bring in more color.

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I needed something small in the space between the bed and the wall and the stool was the perfect fit. I added a couple of books and a pitcher with some leaves.

Guest Room Makeover Side table stool and pitcher

My father-in-law made this bookshelf for my husband and me when we first got married, over 30 years ago. It has also been stored in the garage and I am very happy I finally have a good place for it.

Guest Room Makeover Book Shelf with Shutter Doors

See the cute floral basket in the bottom corner? I found it in the clearance aisle at Walmart. I snagged it up quickly! It is the perfect colors for this room!

Guest Room Makeover Blue and Yellow Floral Basket

Of course, Kiara had to get in on this picture business. Cutie!

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Canvas on the Cheap is a great company to work with. The ordering was simple and the canvas came quickly. I hope you will take some time to check them out! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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Travel Tips and Tricks

Hello!  I hope everyone had a good and safe 4th of July!  I know mom and dad’s furry kids were good with the fireworks, and my cats were a little scared but nothing too bad.

With summer in full swing, people everywhere are taking road trips.  Now, I wish that I could travel more than I do now, but it isn’t going to happen anytime soon.  So to curb my hunger for adventure, here are some travel tips and tricks for you on your next road trip.  Enjoy!

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I haven’t been on too many flights but I can say that it is hard to pack a carry on bag.  Arzo Travels lays out an awesome list of everything that you should pack in your carry on bag for your next flight.

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Who doesn’t like snacks?  Especially for a long trip you definitely need to have something to eat on the road.  Live Laugh Rowe gives her list of snacks that she likes to pack for a road trip.

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We all love our pets and we love them so much so that sometimes we want to take them with us on our adventure.  The Every Girl complies a list of things to pack and look at when wanting your furry friend to go on an adventure too!

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If you are traveling somewhere by car and not by plane, it can be hard to figure out how to pack your car.  Stuffed Suitcase shows us how she packs her car for long road trips, which is very helpful!

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If you are going on a trip soon, you may need to pack a lot of small items for your adventure.  Polka Dot Chair gives us some ideas on things to pack to make traveling just a little bit easier.

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Sometimes when you are taking a road trip, you are taking the whole family with you!  Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, Dylan Too gives us some great ideas of things to bring when traveling with kids.

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Did you know that there is a “proper” way to pack a suitcase?  Business Insider gives us this awesome diagram on how to properly pack for your next trip.

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With everyone using technology for everything nowadays, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a plethora of apps that were reliable for travel?  Carry On or Bust compiles a list of apps that they use when traveling that make your life much easier.

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This is a HUGE thing!  Obviously you want to be safe while traveling and it would be terrible if things got stolen from you.  Wise Bread gives a good list of things to take into consideration when you are traveling.

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Finally, it’s not really travel tips and tricks, but my trip to Washington last summer.  I had so much fun and even give you a small itinerary for my week long trip.  Click here to check it out!

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Make an American Flag from Pickets

Happy 4th of July!!

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I thought you would enjoy this little picture. I’m not sure how much the pups enjoyed it, but they sure look cute!

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I posted this a couple of years ago, but thought it was perfect for today! I had gathered some pickets from a neighbor a couple of years ago when he took down his fence. I have used them for a potting table and also a little side table. I wasn’t using the small table anymore, so I took it apart and used the pieces.  Steve removed the nails from each of the pieces, than I gave each one a good scrubbing.

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I painted 4 pickets antique white and 3 pickets grey. I didn’t cover them too thoroughly, just enough to freshen them up.

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I took one of the squares from the table that was taken apart and painted it blue. After the paint dried, I sprayed a little bit of turquoise over the top and then sanded it down.

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These pieces also came from the table and they were attached to the back to hold all the pickets together.

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Here is the front with the blue square attached.

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Here is my bottle cap collection! My girls and I have collected these for years while taking walks around the neighborhood. We have an alley behind us and there are always treasures to be found.  The girls and I picked out caps with blue, gold, silver and a little bit of red. We tried to get them all different and then placed them on the blue square in random order. I used my nail-gun to attach them.

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All done! This was such a simple project to put together and I love how it turned out!

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I don’t really decorate with red, so I tried to keep this as neutral as possible.

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I’m still loving this flag and have it on my mantle now. I hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Red, White and Blue Outdoor Dining

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Good morning!  We celebrate our country’s independence this week! Do you have big 4th of July celebrations where you are? I’m not even sure what we are doing this year LOL! Last year, all of the neighbors were outside eating and having fun and then lighting off tons of fireworks. We didn’t even have to go to our city’s firework show because we had our own! We will probably do the same this year.

I set up this little tablescape on my back patio this week to celebrate the 4th, but it could be for any summer get together! I don’t have much red, but I was able to pull out a few pieces and it all worked together.

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The red and white plates are actually metal. They are pretty cool! I layered my blue and white plates on top along with a blue and white napkin. I used a piece of red ribbon to tie it up and added a fun little pinwheel!

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Seashells are the perfect summer touch!

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I layered a blue and white striped runner and a red, white and blue striped place-mat in the middle. A few more seashells, candles and bubbles keep it simple.

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We still have a lot of work to do in our backyard. We would like to replace the fence and add some plants around the edge. I would also like to paint the patio. I love using blue on the ceiling.

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I made the farmhouse beaded chandelier and the recycled pallet table and they add the perfect touch to the patio. I used a dropcloth to make the curtains. Using clip curtain rings makes it easy to use any kind of material.

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I can’t wait to spend some time out here when the evenings cools down.

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Thank you for following along! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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