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!

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.

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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.

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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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Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Good morning! Can you believe we are already in November? Some of the days kind of drag by, but the month is gone before I know it! I have some exciting news for you! Lauren and I have joined in with 50 other bloggers with some great Christmas ideas and the series will start this Friday!! I can’t wait to see what ideas everyone has come up with. There is sure to be something for everyone! So come back on Friday for the kick-off!

Did you decorate or go trick-or-treating for Halloween? I don’t usually do too much decorating, just a few pumpkins, but this year Lauren helped me set up an Ofrenda, similar to the one from the Disney movie Coco.

We have a 99 Cent Store in our town and we found so much Day of the Dead stuff there! Now, ours is not as elaborate as Disney’s (!), but I think it turned out pretty good!

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I don’t know much about this celebration, but the little bit I have learned is so interesting. I think the whole idea behind it is so cool. Remembering our relatives and our past is so important to who we are. I hope to learn more each year.

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I found pictures of the Coco characters online and printed them out to place on our Ofrenda.

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I love the little spirit animal! A dog, of course!

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Lots of candles and flowers fill it all in.

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I love the designs on the jar candles! So perfect!

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Do you recognize any of the characters! Mama Coco is at the bottom of the picture.

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Does your family set up an Ofrenda? I would love to know about it! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Remember, on Friday, starts Christmas!!

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Cute Flower Pots

Hello!  It is finally Friday!  Is everyone ready for the weekend?  Because I know that I am.

So if you remember a couple weeks ago I posted a round up about gardens because I am obsessed with gardens right now.  I unfortunately don’t have a large garden, but I am working on my succulents and my new cacti on the front porch so I’m making some progress.  But because I don’t have an actual garden, I have to use lots of pots.  And of course some of my pots are pretty boring.  So I have been searching the internet for cute ideas for how to decorate flower pots and I decided to share my favorites with you!

If you want to read the gardening round up, click here.  I also have another round up regarding succulents, so if you want to read that one click here.  Enjoy!

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Gold Dipped Pots from Pottery Barn

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Plant Puns on Painted Potted Planters from My Bright Ideas

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Painted Pots Herb Garden from Behr

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Water Marbled Terracotta Pots from Be Makeful

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DIY Mini Potter from Wonderwood

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Painted Geometric Pot from The Crafted Life

Mosaic Pots

DIY Mosaic Pots from Cut Out and Keep

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Happy Face Flower Pot from Classic Play

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Decoupaged Pots from Place of My Taste

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Topsy Turvy Disney Planter from temekatellez

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Pink, Yellow and Orange Spring Porch

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I made it today! Did you do anything exciting this past weekend? I helped out my animal shelter at the adoption event at PetSmart on Saturday. We had two different adoption events happening and ended up with 18 dog adoptions! So happy for these furry friends!

I was finally able to get my Christmas stuff (!) off my front porch and make it a little more spring like. It’s been hard to get out to fix it up between rainy days and really cold days, but we finally had a nice weekend, so I got busy!

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I always change up my chalkboard for the season.

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Aren’t these the boots the cutest? These were my daughters when she was three. She wore them EVERYWHERE!! Even to church! Only when you are 3, right?

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This is my favorite bunny friend. She is definitely ready for spring and for some fresh carrots.

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I used to sing this song to my girls when they were small. Some of my preschoolers sing it too and it brings back such sweet memories.

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I used a Dollar Store scarf and tied it around a small pillow form. This is a great simple way to bring some color to any room.

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I try to fill this wicker box with flowers for each season. I usually use Dollar Store flowers out here because they tend to get faded and dirty. This way I can replace them easily and not be out too much money.

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It is supposed to rain again this week, so these boots would come in handy. If I was 3. And had little feet. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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