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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cheep Cheep - Dollar Tree Decor

Thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments on my last post.  I really needed the encouragement!

My bedroom makeover is finished, but I'm not sure when I'll get the post up.  It's raining here today and I think maybe tomorrow too.  As soon as I get some sunshine, I'll take my photos and whip up a post.

I love rainy days like this (breakfast for dinner!).  I just want to curl up on the couch and watch movies or fall into a good book.  I've done a tiny bit of that today, but I also worked on a little project that I came up with last night.


This project, including the vase filler from Target cost me only $11.

The Dollar Tree has these glass tea light & round pillar candle holders.  I bought the tea light holders in graduating heights, but I think a collection of these all the same height or taller ones on the outside with a shorter one on the inside would look good too. 

Anywho, you need these holders and some type of adhesive.  I used clear Liquid Nails.  I don't think it would be a big deal to use a visible adhesive since whatever you put in these will probably cover the bottom of the bowl.


Following the instructions on your adhesive, glue the bowls to the stands.  I was thinking that it might look cool to put something in the tea light compartment before gluing the pieces together, you know, like colored marbles, stone or glass.  I didn't do that thought because I wanted mine to be plain.  Maybe next time.

Once the adhesive has dried, fill those suckers with whatever makes your heart go pitter-patter.  I used these.  You can get them at Target for about $5.



Linking to:
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Transformation Thurs @ The Shabby Chic Cottage 
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple 
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday On Tuesday
Friday's Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense  
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge 
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

19 crafty peeps said:

  1. These are so sweet Kristi!!! I love the little vases and I think they look so sweet with the nests!! Looks like I need to make a trip to the Dollar Store. :)

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  2. Very cute... so springy!

    Im seeing all kinds of great Dollar Tree finds... I need to get over there!

    ♥, Tara

    Please Visit Me Back @ FabuLESSly Crafty!


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  3. Oh my goodness, these are just adorable! I would love these on my mantel!

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  4. love this idea and the colours!

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  5. this is so cute, i'm definetely linking this on my blog! tnx for this lovely inspiration.

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  6. Very cute! Oh my goodness, you can actually buy something called vase filler there? Cool!

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  7. Great idea, Kristi! I love the little nests. I've been looking for better robin's eggs than the ones that I currently have, and the Target eggs are exactly what I've been picturing. I think I'll be making my second trip of the week:)

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  8. I love the little nests and eggs, they're perfect (I think they look classy, a very clean look :) )

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  9. Oh, this is so beautiful!!! I love it!!! I want it!! haha

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  10. I have to make a trip to Target before the weekend, so I'll be looking for those eggs. Thanks for the tip, Kristi!

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  11. Love it all! I just bought those nests and eggs the other day at Target as well!

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  12. I love these! I recently bought the same vase filler and used them in a cloche for a spring centerpiece on my kitchen table! LOVE Target!! Found you through the SYS blog hop - hope you will stop by & follow me back!

    aimee @
    justkiddingaroundatlanta

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  14. Cute!
    Me likey!
    You are so smart!
    I'm glad you're MY friend!
    :)
    You make me laugh!
    Yes, I remember you taking my soap! LOL!
    Love you, girl!
    ~me
    P.S. Je suis moi (above) is my daughter's blog account. Forgot to sign in as me!

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  15. These look so cute...I love it all.

    Glad you are getting some much needed RnR...So happy for you to feel FREE again.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  16. Amazing! These look fantastic
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  17. This is adorable! I was just looking at those candle holders today at the Dollar Tree and thinking about using them as a base for some jars I found at the thrift store. I love the round bowls though! Found you thru FOTF.
    Jen

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  18. Super cute. :o) Those glasses look like they came from Bed Bath and Beyond. And that vase filler is so perfect for spring!

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  19. these are so sweet and pretty...or should i say 'tweet'? just one more reason i follow you...love them and so glad you linked this to fridays unfolded.

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