Dollar Tree Patriotic Basket for Your Front Door

Good morning! How are you doing today? Have stores and other places started opening up in your area? We were able to travel out of town this weekend! This was the first time since the beginning of March, so we were more than ready to get out of town!

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Our country celebrates 4th of July in a couple of weeks. I made this cute little basket to hang on my front door for all the patriotic holidays. I bought most of the items from the Dollar Tree so it is a thrifty decoration! The basket is something I already had.

The basket had a couple of wooden pieces glued on. Not quite the look I was going for. 🙂 I tried to come up with a way to remove them.

So I thought I would try a blow dryer first. It did work, but it didn’t get the glue all the way off. I removed the wood pieces but ended up using the other side of the basket for the front of the basket when I hung it up.

I added some green foam into the basket to secure the flowers. I just cut it with an old knife until it fit.

Next, I cut all the flowers off the big stem until I had individual flowers. I pushed up the leaves too so they were closer to the flower.

I pushed the flower stems in the green foam at different heights and making sure that the same colors weren’t together. I even added a little pinwheel!

I wanted to add one of the wooden stars to the front of the basket so I chose the ‘God Bless America’ star. I feel like our country needs lots of blessings right now. I thought it still seemed a little plain, so I added a piece of red and white polka-dot ribbon around the top of the basket. I also added a piece of ribbon for hanging the basket. I used hot glue to attach both the ribbon and the star.

And then it was ready to hang!

It’s a little touch of the red, white and blue!

This is a quick and easy craft, but looks great and shows you are ready to celebrate our freedom and our country.

Thank you so much for coming by today! I appreciate each and every one of you! Have a happy 4th of July!

Here are a few more patriotic posts you may enjoy!

Easy St. Patrick Day Ideas

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Are you ready? Do have your green on? I found a few simple and quick ideas you can still get done before tomorrow!

This is such a cute idea for your kiddos! I would have done this with my preschoolers, but it’s good for older kids too.

rainbow shamrock craft: make a tie-dyed shamrock suncatcher for St. Patrick's Day

Kids love to marble paint! And every design looks great! Add a little gold glitter to look even more festive!

marble painted shamrocks

Looking for some snacks? This looks delicious!

How to Make Leprechaun Bark

I actually made this one for my Bunco group! They loved it! Just be sure to use small cups or buy lots of Skittles! There aren’t many red ones in the bag.

Maybe you need a little healthier snack? I love the rainbow!

how to make a rainbow fruit tray

Or maybe all green!

Get your kids in the holiday spirit with this St. Patrick's Day snack idea. All you need is your favorite green fruits and veggies and favorite dip!

Here is a cute wreath to hang on your door or in your house. And it’s all made from the Dollar Tree!

St Pats Day Dollar Store Decorations

This banner is adorable! I love the sparkly shamrocks!

Really easy book page glitter shamrock banner, perfect for St Patrick's Day decor! |via LollyJane.com #stpatricksday #banner

Here’s a free printable for you to enjoy too!

I hope you have a lovely green day!!

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DIY Valentine Ombre’ Wooden Heart

Good morning! It’s the last week of January already! Valentine’s Day is coming quickly. I posted a few ideas last week too. Here is the link in case you missed it. I have another simple Dollar Tree craft for you today.

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I found this unfinished heart at my local Dollar Tree. I had the pink and white paint on hand but they do carry paints at the store too. I also picked up some valentine ribbon and a couple of plastic heart necklaces.

I started out by picking my paint. I picked white and two shades of pink. I put each color in a pan. I knew I wanted to paint the heart ombre’, so I started with white at the top of the heart.
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Next, I used the lighter pink while the white was still wet. I blended the white and pink together where the colors met and then continued adding the pink down the heart.

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Lastly, I added the dark pink, using the same technique as above.

wooden heart white and dark pink ombre'

Once the paint was dry, I penciled in the word love.

wooden heart pink ombre' love

I went over the letters with hot glue and then laid the bead necklace on top of the glue. I did small sections at a time so the glue wouldn’t dry. I just snipped the necklace when the letter ended and then started the next one.

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There had been a small piece of twine to hang the heart with, but I decided to use a piece of Valentine ribbon instead. I drilled the holes a little larger to fit the ribbon through and then just knotted it in the back.

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I also bought the scarf and fortune cookies at the Dollar Tree. The cute little bird came from Target after Christmas, but the pink looks great for Valentine’s Day!

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Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I like just adding a few little touches on my mantle. Have a great day!

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Five Easy Valentine Ideas to DIY

Good morning! I finally found out that my surgery isn’t going to happen until the middle of February, so I thought I would come visit with you all!

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I’ve enjoyed seeing some of the Valentine ideas I have been seeing, so I thought I would share a few of my own. I am even adding a new DIY for you!

  1. Valentine Gum and Candy Basket

Get your Valentine’s favorite gum and candy and put it all together in this cute little basket! Add some pretty ribbon as an accent.

silver gum and candy valentine box

2. Valentine Pixie Stix and Flower Vase

Here is another candy idea, but with flowers! It’s a great way to up-cycle a tin can too! This would make a great teacher gift!

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3. Faux Flower Heart for Valentine’s

Here is another project with flowers, this time shaping them into a heart! Of course, you could use any color you want!

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4. I Love You Wooden Blocks

This is a little simple project to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day! You could use blocks and letters to spell out whatever you want.

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5. Stamped Heart Treat Bag

Here is another sweet idea to make for your Valentine! You could fill the little bag with stickers, jewelry or candy!

I started with a plain muslin bag, pink paint, heart shaped cookie cutter and foam dauber. I wanted to use a rubber stamp, but I couldn’t locate one in my stash, so a cookie cutter was my next choice. It worked great! Just make sure to wash it well before you make your Valentine cookies!  🙂   I added a little bit of paint to the foam dauber and added it inside the heart. Be sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard inside the bag so the paint doesn’t go through.

pink painted stencil heart

Once the paint was dry, I got out my letter stamps and some black ink. I picked out the letters I wanted to use. I started with the word ‘love.’

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I pressed the stamp into the ink pad and then pressed it onto the bag and the heart. I didn’t worry about keeping the letters straight or even. Obviously!

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Don’t they look cute! They are perfect for adding just a little something for your special valentine!

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Aren’t these fortune cookies the cutest!! I found them at the Dollar Tree and they come with a special fortune inside. I can’t wait to see what the fortunes will be!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day! If you create one of these projects, I would love to know! Have a great week!

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Win a Year of Cards from Dollar Tree!

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Good morning! I just had to let you all know about a sweepstakes from Dollar Tree! You could win Hallmark and Dayspring cards for a whole year! These cards are so awesome! I buy these all the time for any special occasions.

Win a Year of Hallmark Greeting Cards!

Here’s what Dollar Tree has to say:

Guess what? We are celebrating our one-year anniversary of our new greeting cards by hosting a sweepstakes for you, our valued customer! Enter 8/22/19 through 9/7/19 for your chance to win* one of 20 prizes – The prize includes a gift box containing seventy (70) Heartline a Hallmark Company, Expressions from Hallmark, and Joyfully Yours a Dayspring Company greeting cards, thirty (30) note cards, and one (1) $100 Dollar Tree gift card.

Can you believe it! 70 Hallmark cards, 30 note cards AND $100 Dollar Tree gift card!

Here are a few of the cards I have acquired from Dollar Tree. They are beautiful and the quality you would expect from a Hallmark card.

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Enter soon! This ends on Sept. 7! Good luck!

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