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. :)

  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!

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

  4. love this idea and the colours!

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

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

  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:)

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

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

  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!

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

  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 @

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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!
    P.S. Je suis moi (above) is my daughter's blog account. Forgot to sign in as me!

  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

  16. Amazing! These look fantastic

  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.

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

  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.