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35 Farmhouse Dollar Tree DIYs | Pretty Farmhouse DIYS | EASY Dollar Tree DIYs

May 29, 2021
Hello friends, I'm Heidi Samba, let's start creating, these are the supplies that we are going to use because they are all from the Dollar Tree. It always amazes me how when you take a bunch of random things and put them together, you can make some really cool stuff. Now it all came from the Dollar Tree, except for those long painter's sticks you can pick up at any home improvement store. I bought mine at Home Depot and they were a

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. I think it might have been a

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twenty. five and there's three to a pack and they're very long so what we're going to do is we're going to remove everything that's three dimensional on these signs and we're going to get to the main base plate now I know these were very popular around Easter time and they sell out really fast so if you have other holidays that are past the signs that have this shape are in good shape you could totally use them so go ahead and cut it all out and then you can view here. which I have a piece of foam core boa rd and that's because we're going to use it as a base to glue everything down and I cut it down to size where there's a nice border around the boards and I'm going to have these painters sticks and you can see here that I am marking it because I want to miter the corners with my miter box.
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I'm going to link that box below and my little handsaw. I get asked about it all the time and I have a lot of videos here on my channel where I show it. Dive deeper into how I use it. It's a tool that I recommend using all the time in your craft room because look how cool it is to be able to cut that little saw without having to do something super scary and intimidating. big power saws and you still get that fun cool framed look so here I am just making sure I glue down all my painter sticks first and then I'm going to glue down those medium long signs we're using and I'm doing that because if you try to glue down science first, you might have a bit of overhang. or things just don't go well so you better do the frame first and then do the signs add a lot of hot glue to make sure everything is sealed nice and instead now you're going to take some charcoal some of this putty you would use to fill in nail holes whenever you are taking pictures when you are moving or just moving pictures in general in your home artwork.
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I'm going to take that and fill in all those cracks and seams just so it looks really finished and polished when we start painting it, so once you've got everything in there and it's dry, you can go ahead and take some sandpaper and just rough it up. any of the stuff that is showing up or for texture you don't want there and scoop it out to a dust. Now we're going to take some white paint. You can see here that I'm using house paint because I'm trying really hard not to leave our house. I've actually been inside our house a ton for about three weeks and then this last weekend we had to go to the ER because my daughter got something up her nose, we thought it was a pink bead from one of her jewelry with the that he likes to play and it turns out that it was a furry pink pom pom and it was DIY I did that a while ago here on my channel and well he put it up his nose and luckily we were able to get it out and anyway it wasn't an event I just we'll see but we haven't left the house so i'm trying to use things that are all inside and i recommend you stay at home too so now you've seen here i stained the wood with a little bit of water and paint i got it the color I liked and now I'm hand drawing on my lettering I'm using my ruler to make sure everything is nice and level and spaced the way I want it to be and now I'm going to go in with my black paint and a pointed brush fine and just take your time.
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I love to paint hand lettering. I talk about it a lot here on my channel. Painted Letters I think they are so much fun I have a Cricut and I love my Cricut and eventually I will show everyone some DIYs soon with that Cricut so those who have them can use those ideas but I always want to encourage everyone to practice their hand painting and your lettering because it really is super therapeutic and fun and practice handwriting so once you've painted everything and taken your time to cover all your pencil sketches that you've done and let it dry.
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You are ready to move on to place your baskets. Now again, these baskets are from Dollar Tree. They have them in all their bin sections and I'm just going to make some pencil marks where I know I need to drill some holes so I can wire these baskets so they don't fall over and they sit nice and secure on our table top. I want to be able to put fruit and things that are heavier. in weight so we really want to make sure that we're putting th is on so that it's really usable and not just decoration now we're going to take our wire and we're going to slide it out the back and we're going to use two wires for each basket and then once you've got those wires on you're going to make sure you thread them right into your basket and twist, twist, twist and make sure you've got them snug and then because you don't want anything to poke, you're going to go ahead and take your pliers and go to twist and coil all the cables that are jumping and then to make sure that it is really safe and secure.
I like to touch down real nice and then add hot glue now I thought this was really fun they have these in their garden section right now these darling little tags or wooden tags I'm adding some hot glue and then I'm coming around the back and to do I'm sure it doesn't fall off. I'm gluing the back as well so it's all wrapped around the wire basket and to top it all off looking at some sandpaper and sanding our next project is something I'm really excited to share because I haven't seen anyone do this. this was an idea i came up with when i was wandering around the dollar

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one day i saw these cutting doilies and i thought i could turn this into something really cool so i'll tell you what it is at the end stay right there so you all can see the steps first we're going to take some paper I'm just using an old dictionary that I'm using constantly I'm tearing out pages to DIY or using it to paint on top of and I'm going to make a little pattern so I glued four pieces together and then i made two X's in the center point make a line on the curved side at the top and then finished by folding it in half and cutting along that line this is how i do a lot of my patterns and i get things even on both sides once i got it to the point i liked it and how it looked just the right size i went ahead and got my sharpie because e worked best on these cutting mats by the way there are two in one pack so it's only a dollar to make this just wait you'll be so excited when you see this one because they're selling for so much I can't believe we can make this for just a dollar and it's so

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to do go ahead grab your scissors and cut right on that line don't worry about having a little bit of that black showing from your sharpie because we're going to paint it anyway so once you've cut that part you're going to take the second piece and we want to create an opening like a pocket which is pushing out because I wonder if you all can guess. at this point because we're going to turn this into a nice flower container to hang on the wall and you'll see in just a second what kind it is so at this point I'm going to take it out plus an inch on each side even closer to about an inch and a half where I want to be able to make a big enough opening that I curve it because you want it to be curved, so go ahead and cut it all out.
You can see here that I measured it just as I showed it and you have your two pieces. Now, at this point, you're going to shoot. get out your stapler just a regular old stapler that you keep at home in your office area and it's going to staple all the way around the edge if one of the staples doesn't go through all you have to do is just push it down on the other side and then just go along a straight line and staple it to the end if you have a hangover just cut it out and then you will fold the plastic back to create a fold line so you have a nice rounded edge take it to the other side staple the part top and bottom so I can get it to fit correctly and then staple all the way around the other side again, are you starting to see what I'm doing here?
Go ahead and fold the plastic on the other side, you really want to make sure you fold it over so that it creates that domed feel where you can put the flowers inside or whatever you want to display inside, so here I am, where I have my front and back figured out, now we have to do the bottom part now you are going to take that piece where you cut the second piece that is curved at the top and you are going to find the place that has the extra that you need to be able to create a bottom for your flower container and you are going to just Trace around it, create enough of a line, and cut a bit if you want to have a bit of overhang.
We're going to trim once it's all dry, so you're going to take some e6000 and some hot glue to hold. you put it in place short term and long term and you are going to set it aside to dry. I let mine dry for about six hours and then it was good for me to go ahead and start trimming off any extra and then if anything were to go back you can add a little more of the e6000 as you like so here I am where I let it dry and i'm trimming off the excess so it has a nice seal on the bottom and then like i said if something does lift up all you have to do is add a little bit more but mine held up great and i was able to remove that extra , then once you spray paint it you can go ahead and start adding a few different shades of gray you'll see here I'm going to go in with a medium type gray first not too dark not too light and I'm patting it down everywhere because we want to give it that corrugated metal look and we're going to keep adding it so I'm blotting it first with my brush and then I come back with a napkin and keep touching it touching it touching it so I'm making everything a gray color first to When it's all over I'm setting it aside because I'm doing two of them for today I'm laying this side down letting it dry and then I'll come back with an even lighter one and you'll keep playing with it until you get the look you're after so you don't have to leave until the background and you definitely don't have to do the back because it will be hanging on a wall or however you display it you could if you want and then I went in with a very light very light gray and then an even lighter white and I keep tapping until it looks like the metallic look these flower containers would normally look like, isn't that crazy at this point?
Each of these only cost me $1 to make, so here I am. I'm still playing with it and having fun and I want you to keep in mind that you can make them any shape you want you can make them longer and thinner you can make them as long or as tall or as wide as you want them to be then once I've got it all dry you can go ahead and add some of those dollar

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shaped squares and then add some flowers to your liking I went very neutral because I want to keep this all year long I have a place in my basement I think I'm going to put these up so I wanted to make sure they were long term and I added some boxwood stems from a long garland I have from Hobby Lobby.
I'm just always cutting it. I paid $10 for that long garland. It was the best investment you can see there. on the back where the foam squares were, I didn't spray the back because again no one will see it if you wanted to spray paint it you could so keep playing with the floor layout until you get it right. a place where you really like it and find it very

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and again have fun with this part use whatever flowers you want you don't have to do it like me now this is an important part if you decide to put a little label on the front just like i did i decided cut out a little flap and then added some hot glue inside of it so the foam stays there permanently I push the flap back then added some more hot glue and added a cute little label to the front I think the label on this Mix even more high-end again something you'd see in the Magnolia house.
I love these so much now on the back that you'll want to make sure you cut a hole as well so you can hang it anywhere. in your house and I think they're so cute with two of these paired up on a wall today is my

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DIY mega video where I'm taking all my best ideas over these past two months and condensing them into one big mega video there will be a few that are your favourites, so leave a comment below when you see them and let me know what you think and there may even be a few that you missed in the last couple of months.
I hope you enjoyed this video and find it inspiring as you are crafting in your own craft rooms remember those canvases we were using earlier ok now we are going to remove the rest of that fabric we cut off and move on and just leave the staples you don't even have to pull them out in fact if some of them p completely from the corners make sure you just staple them to keep them nice and strong butwe're going to use four of these canvas framed wood pieces and make it into a tall storage basket which is very

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inspired I was sitting there looking at this and thinking what can I turn this into that would be really cool and I thought wait One second I can make a really tall basket out of this so I'm taking some popsicle sticks I'm cutting off the ends that are rounded off and I'm gluing them together first and then stapling them as you can see at each corner and you're going to have two on each corner and then they're going to take the next one and they're going to slide it on and lay it on its side and then start gluing the sticks in place again and staple them together and you can see that the end of the stick is at the end of the side of the frame that you don't want it's hanging because we're going to double it to get to the next layer so you've got all of that glue together it should look like a little box at this point then you'll add a few more sticks a little more glue to hot and a few more staples, and continue to flip and once you're done. once that's done, then you'll get your next frame and add it once more, so you'll just slide it in, clamp it, glue things in place and staple them together. put them in place and we're going to do this like i said a few times until it's all the way out now you can make it as low or as high as you want but it's great to see what you can do with these frames and with popsicle sticks so once that I got to the last one, you can see that I have all four together here.
Now I'm going to add chicken wire now you don't have to do chicken wire but I thought this would be cool and I would pick some chicken wire a while back because I have some DIYs I want to do but here's the trick on chicken wire , it's really h and I'm not going to lie to y'all it has a tendency to want to curl up like you saw here so I'll recommend it if you've never used chicken wire before and want to give it a try I highly recommend having someone stand on it. by getting the right gap and folding it so my husband's hands are in place, making sure he's not giving me trouble and reaching back and scratching my hand, what I'm doing is inserting this chicken. wire inside my wooden frame that I just created so I'm cutting off any extra I don't need and going to fold the sides to create the box itself once you have all the sides folded down to the actual length it needs to fit right and snug then you'll take the ends and you'll bring the ends of the wire down and wrap them up and squeeze them into place and you'll see me do it here in a second because you don't want to have any loose wires so here you can see I've created my frame from the box and I just take them and roll them down and then I pinch them to make sure they're nice and locked that way so nothing gets scratched or ripped or whatever you put inside your little box now here's the thing I know this one is more advanced but sometimes I like to show some things that are advanced because I want everyone to see what their potential is, they don't have to start with something so challenging that they might decide to just make the frame and put some fabric inside there are a lot of different ways to do this but I wanted to show you all what you can do with these frames how these are all supplies from the Dollar Tree that I just laid out and I'm turning them into something super cool that people pay a lot of money for and it's just about getting that creative idea of ​​hey i wonder what i can do with this if i just keep pushing myself and my creativity so that once i have my wire in there and you can see it's nice and comfortable i go around the frames and i'm stapling the chicken wire to the frames so it's nice and secure and if you have staples that don't go all the way just take a little hammer and tap them into place now we're going to take this sign i haven't gotten around to using either and I'm going to cut it to size so it can be the bottom of my box and I'm going to score it with my knife and then go over one edge of something and break it if it breaks too easily and then I'm going to take some more burlap .
I'm going to hit that. It has a tendency to let hot glue run through it so make sure you use a popsicle stick instead of hitting it with your hand and then I'm going to glue it to the bottom of my box so I can create a nice finish to things they can be stored in it, otherwise they will fall off completely, then I'll staple it all in place once it's nice and secure. Sure, I went ahead and shutout the basket at this point. Now I will say that I do regret it. I wish I would have painted it on the inside of the basket before putting on the chicken wire.
I just got impatient and really wanted to see it. with the chicken wire and once I stapled it on I thought Oh Heidi come on girl you know her best you should have whitewashed the inside first but hey now once the stuff is in you won't even notice but I did notice it so if you do this keep in mind painting the inside before adding chicken wire ok and then I'm going to paint just the bottom so it has a nice finished look and on the top sides I'm adding a little string, so I'm pinching the string.
I rolled it up and pinched it and then I'm going to take another piece because I thought it would look unique and fun and

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. I'm going to take a thin piece. of this rope I just unwrapped the three that are on the Dollar Tree ropes and I'm going to or just wrap it to give it a nice full look on the rope and then make sure you fry the ends because I think it looks really pretty and it's just one of those little details that people love when they see that I'm going to take this item that I found from habitat of humanity and get it for 10 bucks no I think this is called Newell nothing exactly sure but it was used last From the bottom of a ladder I've been looking for. been wanting to turn them into something special for a while and they are very expensive so i found this one for $10 they are normally eighty to a hundred and fifty dollars so i lightly sanded it first you don't want to sand too much because it's going to make it bleed as it stains it's very dark and when i paint it white, i went ahead and painted everything white and before i painted, you saw before i took the brush and right before i put paint on it.
I dusted it all off and made sure to clean the sur face because you don't want it to stick to your brush when you're painting, so once you've cleaned the entire surface you can go ahead and start painting everything white. I did three coats of white paint once I had it coated enough and I liked the finish. I took some sandpaper and then roughed up the edges to give it that farmhouse look that I loved so much and just went where the corner surfaces were, naturally you can find these when you're going over your surfaces, the sandpaper will hit it no problem and if you take away too much that you don't like you can always go back and add a little more white paint, then when I was done with that I went ahead and added a hook so I can hang a wreath or signs, however, I want to decorate with them.
Give this video a thumbs up. It really helps my channel every time you cook it and if you're on Instagram. come by and say hi i love to know what you're doing i In your craft rooms, tag me in some of your projects so I can see them and leave you a comment. Our project that we are going to be working on is to create a cute little corner shelf for your kitchen counter or anywhere as a sideboard that you could have made it, so I have these two signs that I recently picked up at Dollar Tree.
I felt ready to go. my community everyone i saw i will say 95% of the ones i saw had face masks and gloves on and i just touched what i needed to and it felt like a treat to go out and be among my community for a little while and it was just a good gift friends, I can't say enough right now. I won't recommend going out to anyone who doesn't feel comfortable, but I went out just for a little present, so here I am, you can see what I've created with these round signs. these two lines these two broken lines because we're trying to do like I said a corner ledge and you're going to mark those lines twice and then you're going to snap them one way and snap them back the other way and that's because they break very easily and they're so cool once you make the marks you can create any shape you'd like to remove from the existing shape and then any undercut you see just go ahead and cut it out with your scissors now I'm going to take the one I cut out first and place the pattern side by side Trace the pattern side and trim a second and that's because we want to make a nice sturdy shelf so having two of these is a great thing to be able to make it even stronger so now what we're going to do is I'm going to find the legs for our little corner shelf now you can see that two inches is too wide or too tall and one is too short and stubby so I'm going to go with a one and a half inch mark and I'm to do that three times now make sure you measure with the idea of ​​cutting that rounded edge and your plumber's stick because th is rounded and you don't want it to be on one of them because it will make it a crooked shelf so I cut that little nub on the end that's curved and then I cut three little legs as you can see here and then you're going to take some hot glue and at the bottom of your sign you're going to add a nice amount and just move it around so the glue comes out the sides and press up on the leg which is going to create even more support in it and then make it even stronger you're going to take your staple gun and I'm going to link to that below because everyone always asked me about it and I try to link to it every See sometimes I forgot but I'm going to hook up the staple gun downstairs and you can see here I'm putting two staples in each leg and when you flip it over you shouldn't have gone through the cue it should have gone through the leg like this that just make sure you measure that carefully and then that second mark we're going to put some hot glue on it and put it from pattern to pattern so we don't have to deal with trying to paint over glitter and have all that extra texture and then we just go to squash them together line them up and once everything is nice and glued down you can look here it looks like a coroner's shelf and then we're going to change our staple size to be a little bit smaller so it can just be what long enough to go through those two signs that we cut out and then stapled together then painted it white and went back to a light distressed light gray with a dry brush technique and then a bit of brown just to give it some depth and texture on my counter.
I can't tell you how excited I am. this DIY I'm going to share with you something I saw a long time ago selling for a ton of money and I thought I could make that super super super cheap totally cheap so I picked up these spoons from the Dollar Tree and I'm going to use five of them and what we're going to have to do is hammer the spoon in so it's flat like I'm doing here and once you've got it nice and flat then you'll take a pair of pliers and you'll bend it twice you'll bend it down a little bit on the handle and then you'll bend it a little bit one more time and you can use whatever you need to be able to get these curves I've found that the further you go down the spoons handle the harder it gets to bend it so if you need maybe some you know strong muscles you might know to come up with someone at home who can do this part, but this is a really fun project and wait until you see what it's going to turn into, so here I am, I just take my spoon and fold it out ra and i make sure i shape it and then i line it up ahead with the next one to make sure all the curves are in the right place now this next part is one i'm going to warn y'all to be careful when you're drilling you're going to want to make sure that you're drilling into some kind of wood underneath as a base and then the other thing is you have to be careful when you're drilling into it because the spoon might want to spin and if your hand is in the way and it gets hit you could cut your hand and it might hurt as well a lot.
It actually happened to me twice while I was doing this and I let y'all tell you it really hurt so once I've got enough of those holes drilled you're just going to make one in each spoon and then set them aside I learned on that first hole which I drilled and then I was very cautious so I'm just telling you all very

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to do with a drill but just make sure you don't hurt your hand by keeping it out of the way now we're going to move on to that wood and I lightly sanded it to make sure it doesn't there would be rough edges first and then i went in with some waterborne black paint and brown paint to create a stain real quick and then i'm going to take some screws and screw all my spoons into the wood because we're doing a hanging shelf and you can use it for a lot of things different, but today I have a theme that I'm doing, which is going to be DIY cooking using supplies from Dollar Tree, I thought it would be really fun to do something a little different and cent weird in the kitchen and the things that we can put in our homes in the kitchen to be can be used on a daily basis they actually have this theme that I'm going to carry over to the next day which is Wednesday so come back if you want to see more DIY's kitchen, butfor today these projects i think are so cute and this is totally my favorite that i did that's why i'm sharing it first so once you have all your spoons in there make sure you push them into place position them correctly and then you'll take it and you will turn now i needed something to hang them on and then i had this though Wait a sec i can use one of those little handles you use to open a soda can, a washer and a screw.
I don't know why I got so excited about this, but for some reason I liked it. and it worked like a charm it was so perfect you're going to want to put something under it to make sure it's propped up or you can also put this on before you make the spoons and then you're just going to screw it in place and it's perfect so you can help hang it up now let's do it even cuter because I just can't help it, we could stop here or we could keep going and you know me. I love following it here on my channel so I'm going to take these little garden labels that you've seen me use a lot here on my channel recently, I'm going to add a little bit of wood glue so it really sticks well and then I'm also going to adding a little bit of hot glue for that long and short term hold, as I talked about a lot here, you want to make sure it sticks. see but it can also dry quickly with that hot glue so I'm going to put one in front of each spoon.
I think this is so cute with these little tags and again I couldn't help it I could have stopped there but I also decided to paint numbers on each tag so I decided to go with a 1 2 3 4 5 but how could I would this be if you put an initial for someone's name if they wanted to hang their coat by the front door or you could put in your kitchen as i'm planning on using to hang all our towels and washcloths to let them dry oh and we're using them while we do the laundry the dishes or just general cleaning and it looks so pretty You can also hang wreaths on this.
You can do so many cool things so here it is, are you ready to check it out? I'd love for you to join me here on my channel, so hit the red subscribe button if you like what you see and let's become friends. I picked up this bike from goodwill for $2 and even feel like it was a bit of a scam because t their thing was in bad shape it was clear someone donated it they didn't want it anymore and maybe they were thinking of the goodwill that Someone could replace the tires, but folks, this wasn't looking good, so I decided to do it because Gardening has been on my mind.
I wanted to do something a little different. I don't plan on fixing this so my daughter can ride it. I plan to use this in one of my garden beds here at our house outside. It would be so nice if everything was spray painted white and spruced up a bit so here's the plan and what we did and I say we because my husband actually spray painted white while I was working on other things. this has been a very busy week of crafting and trying to post videos so he was very kind and helped me out by spray painting this bike and then removing the handlebars so i could wrap this really thick string from the dollar tree around the two handles and then this crossbar or On this handlebar so here I am I did the first line of hot glue across the bar and then pulled the rope and then started winding it from there that way I would have a really clean finish on both ends and you see how I'm going to finish it on the back so I just add a little bit of hot glue and keep wrapping it and then I add a little more hot glue and then keep adding it I don't think you need hot glue every turn I think just every once in a while so here I am at the end I'm just adding more hot glue and I'm going to take a popsicle stick and just smooth it out and then add even more hot glue po r what a really nice smooth finish and no show on the front.
I'm doing this on the back of these handlebars and did the same thing for the handlebars as well. I guess I just have gardening. in my mind because it's spring and actually on this date it was really stormy and we had strong winds if you look at the tree you'll see a With all things blowing I hope with the weather we have outside right now that it's still standing but when I'm done, I actually put rocks around it and made it look so cute, so here it is outside, all spray painted. I put the handlebars back on it and I also found this basket that was pretty beat up you can see here it's broken and it actually worked so well because it was located right under the bolts that will hold the handlebars to the bike so I'm just going to take some zip ties.
I used four of them and I'm just tying them to the handlebars tucking them right under and now I'm going to fill them with dirt now folks this idea is all over Pinterest. I've been looking at it for a long time and wanted to make one myself so I know I wasn't the creator of this and I think you can even buy these bikes at certain garden places which is crazy take an old bike and just spray paint it white like i'm doing here or any color you want like for your garden so once i filled the little basket with some soil now i'm adding some fresh flowers finally we have fresh flowers in our centerpieces gardening here and because I was outside and when I went, I was the only person there.
It was so nice to get out for a few minutes just to walk through a garden center with my gloves on and mask on obviously to be safe, but it was so nice to touch the flowers and the final look, oh I'm so happy with that. I love how it looks. The supplies we'll be using today are some things I've picked out over the past few months. Remember do not rush to buy them. Stay home, stay safe, but if you have them on hand. or if you want to save them for later, you can always do this project later, but I'm using these wire basket ropes on these hanging chains that you can get right now at Dollar Tree.
This all comes from your total cost to do this. it was like ten dollars and twenty five cents because I'm going to use something a little t the annual seed but what you're going to do first is you're going to take your strings you're going to pull up on the bundle and you're going to count out the desired length that you want now I counted twelve of these little jump ring chains and then the extra one that I'm going to put on the side because I'm not going to need it for this project so what you're going to do is take your three chains and you're going to hook them to these little baskets of wire that you can run over in their bin-like area, they're like little dumpsters or little fruit baskets I guess, and then I'm going to grab some rope.
I'm entering the center hole. I put some hot glue on it and then I'm going to start taking my rope and winding it up. Amazingly this actually sticks to the basket because the hot glue goes down around the metal mesh in the basket and then the hot glue also sticks to that on the rope so it's really secure there and when you take your time to wind it up on the rope on the right it will look very classy and very pretty when you are done with the final look so in each basket i used about three of these rope bundles i needed just a little like it wasn't even one of the full string so I'll say three and a quarter strings and then what you're going to do is start from the bottom first because that's where you can get the cleanest look and you don't want to start where the top of the strings is because you want to make sure that the string ends on that side.
I'll show you why in a few minutes, but start at the bottom and then start to slowly roll up. This was really fun therapy. project to do I really enjoyed doing this and you're going to do two of the baskets I guess you could do as many as you want but I'm going to do two for today and then once you get to the edge you're going to slowly start your way up the side when you get to a point where the string ends you ' I'm going to glue that in place and then take the next string and glue that button right next to it and I left it on the little ribbon because I didn't want it to come undone, which can happen after a while, so and you don't I didn't even notice I didn't even notice a little bit of tape there so once you've turned around and you've reached the top this is where you want to make sure why you're doing first from the bottom up you go to the top where you see that little hook you hooked to your basket you're going to take the rope and you're going to go through the actual hook so the hook sits nicely there make sure you don't hot glue the chain, what You want to make sure it's free and then once you've gone through it you'll add a little more hot glue hot glue everything in place and this will allow it to look store bought and very high quality instead of being like hot glue rope in a basket and then voila you're going to continue along that edge moving on to the next one and then repeat the same process that you're going to do with the rope, you're going to thread it through the hook that it's hooked to the basket and it will look really really cool so make sure you do this with all three hooks and then once you get to the end you'll go to the other side which I'll also show you so you don't miss any of these steps was really a fun project and it didn't take me that long to make so i think anyone can do it if they have a hot glue gun and these supplies but again i just want to stress to you guys don't feel like i need to go out and buy this stuff right now s You can always save this and these are items they have all year long.
The chains are not the change they brought for their spring gardening section, but the rope and baskets they have. all the way so once you've gone all the way you're going to make sure your hooks that are on the basket are out of the way and make sure they're in the right position and then you're going to take some glue and glue the rope with hot glue on the inside of the basket now where that's going to hold the chain locked in place and you're going to do that around the rest of the inside of the basket and to finish off the look this is where i was saying there might be just a little a little more string you may need to wrap an extra wrap or two around the inside of the basket to get it to go lower in the basket so it has a nice full look but generally three bundles of string work great for these baskets, i just wanted to make sure mine sagged inside the basket a bit as well.
Once you've glued all those strings together, you'll take the string you had and connect it. to a second basket so you can see here where I stopped my rope so I could string it up The little jump rings so I went ahead and opened it up the last one I opened up put it on then pinched it on the basket this will allow it to be seen very high quality so you can see here make sure when you're putting the chains on it's hanging evenly you've got it balanced you've got the chains balanced and in the right places so here you can see I've got the chain and we've arrived to the edge of the basket now I'm going to take that glue where the chain attached where that jump ring hooked to the basket I'm going to add some hot glue and go over the top of the chain so you can see there and then once I've done that three times around, now I'm going to bring the rope around the back of that jump ring that we tied to the basket so all they see is just that little black one. hook onto the top through the rope you won't see anything else and it will look just as good as this so make sure you take your time going around the top putting your hot glue on and don't burn your fingers it's one one of those projects where you can burn your fingers i was taking my time not to burn my fingers now here's the next one you can use this part of the hooks or the chain you had before but i wanted my basket to be much longer like this that I'm actually using a second set of this chain hanging basket and I'm going to hook those up on the front and you can have a double hanging basket and you can make as many of these baskets as you want.
This chain is a really strong chain and it looks so cute hanging. I love this thing. so much and then this is the last part I said it was like 25 cents I took some of these little garden sticks that you can put in your flower beds or when you're growing plants and I'm going to remove those back sticks because I actually wanted to paint some prices little ones for the baskets I thought this made this would look even more farmhouse chic and I thought why not its just a cute and fun little touch so I'm going to hand paint on some numbers I'm putting 25 cents in and then too I'm going to put $1 in and then I'm going to glue them to the basket to complete the look and when you're doing this just make sure you take your time, you could draw with a pencil first to make sure the look is as symmetrical in the center as you like. to look at but I'm just doing it freehand with paint and I'm using a small tipped brush then once it's done and it's dry it's going totake some hot glue on your basket make sure you find that center point and stick them on and then decorate the inside of them our next project will be using these chalkboard signs and this is mainly because i have wanted to use them for quite some time.
I'm using these tongue depressors thicker popsicle sticks and we're also going to need a foam board from the dollar tree now that I actually had someone last week and a couple of times before he asked me why I keep calling it foam board and I'll tell you why is it called that if you really look it up online google it and you will find that it is actually called foam core board because they take two cardboards and the root core of this board is foam core board so the core is foam and that is why it is called a foam core board.
I'm like an old school nerdy art lover and I've been using this since I was a teenager when it was really popular and kids used it for high school projects and anyway that's why it's called that so they can see there i put all my popsicle sticks and signs because we want to create that space between a lot of people making these chalkboard signs big the problem with them is they put the chalkboards next to each other and you lose a lot of that valuable real estate to use from this chalkboard sign and then they get really small so I'm taking a board I measured everything just like you saw me do and now I'm cutting all the popsicle sticks to size I was hungover and I'm using e6000 and hot glue on the board so they really stay and are strong. and then i'm using just regular hot glue for the popsicle sticks and that space between them will allow you to have a not too deep gap between the whiteboard so the tongue depressor sticks won't stick together well this is going to create a little of lift in the middle so the popsicle sticks can be attached to each other but don't eat up that real estate space of your chalkboard.
I really thought long and hard about this project because I've been seeing that mistake happen a lot with other inspiration online and this will allow you to make your chalkboard sign bigger when you're writing on them so here I am I'm finishing up the last three we're making nine spaces so it's ok symmetrical and I'm just putting like I said a little y nice bunch of this e6000 and its so much fun i was at the end but im so determined to be thrifty with my crafts and money but i was like squeezing the last out of it to you 6000 to make sure i got my money's worth and then i'll flip it over and nest it or those popsicle sticks were lined up for me and this is also really cool because this goes to help you these popsicle sticks in the middle they will create the perfect spacing you need so you don't have anything crooked or crooked and just space it out nicely so here I am at the last six grand and I'm really trying to get my money's worth.
In fact, I had a brand new tube when I went out while picking up. You know, some of these new supplies I picked up from Walmart, that's where I usually get my e6000 and it's a really good deal. I think it's like I think it's like 450 I could be wrong it could be like 49 5 whatever they are you know in dollars since the amount is what they normally mark up at Walmart but here I am putting the last one and releasing the last That money's worth and then I'll finally be able to toss this tube and move on to a new one so I'm going to put the last one up and then frame it with those popsicle sticks like I showed you because again like I said we want to be able to create that support underneath that will hold the thicker sticks and you won't lose that actual space on your board so once you've glued those last few in place then you'll take your thicker sticks and cut the rounded edges just like you were watching me do here and there on the board , we're doing it so these match up nicely with each other and make it look like a really nice frame so make as many as you want i need to go all over the board i would even say just cut a bunch and come back if you need more but ro you'll just line them up along the edges anywhere you have those smaller, thinner popsicle sticks showing that you're going to glue them in place and see what I'm saying? look at how little we're going to take up to have to glue those slates together and the best thing about this is also that this will really lock those slates from ever coming off and falling apart if you accidentally drop it because let's be real so you know the glue with the one we're putting this together.
I work really hard to make my stuff look super strong and sturdy, so one of the other things I like to do is with these. popsicle sticks if you see any of those little cracks or seams in the middle just add some of that putty you can also get from the dollar tree now here is the thing we could paint white and normally i would do a white paint coat on it , but i was feeling a little scruffy this day and i needed some color in my life so i decided to go with this nice green and i really loved the way it turned out now you can paint this any color you want it helps it could be if your kitchen is a red theme or a teal theme and they can really customize this board however they want and then what we're going to do is take one of these chains from the dog tree you've been seeing me use this Seeing me use this here on my channel I kept saying hold the extra chains don't get rid of them and that's why you can take these extra chains and use them to hang signs that need a little sturdier support than just rope to so you can see here i drilled two holes in the top and then i'm changing into this chain and these are usually used to hang pots and they're in the garden section at the dollar tree so now what we're going to do is go a little further there, no need to do this I thought it would be very pretty at the bottom.
I have a bunch of this gray Buffalo plaid ribbon and bought it for Christmas. of that, but if you have a little bit of tape, it would be really nice to put on the bottom and it fits perfectly between the popsicle sticks and that board, so you're just going to add a little bit of glue and then just put it there. and so cute this little added detail almost makes it look like a little kitchen window curtains ready but i don't know if i like it that much now i'm going to go in and distress my green a bit just to make it look more like a farmhouse or like it came from an old school house.
I thought it would be really cute and I'm going to use my ruler and trace the word sundae because I wanted to hand paint every day of the week now. I'm going to use this for a menu board or grocery list in my kitchen I think it's so cute so once you've painted all the names for the week you're ready to hang it I miss the next project , I'm very excited to share it with all of you because these are just traditional things. you can get all the time from the Dollar Tree which I think a lot of us overlook I'm taking two of these candy boxes or popcorn boxes and some of these hooks that you would use for shower curtain rods and I'm taking this tool i've had for years is a scrapbooking tool called crop-a-dile and it's because we're keepers of memory.
I'm going to link it below if I could recommend you pick a new tool or a new gadget for your craft space. I've featured this here on my channel before it was this one. This tool is the best because it pierces plastic through metal and it will do this without destroying or breaking it, so you can see here that I was able to go through this plastic container and pierce it without it cracking or breaking. it's the best thing i have on hand and i use it all the time in my maybe you'll see it a lot more here on my channel because i think it's time to introduce you all to some fun new stuff so this is a really affordable tool.
I'll link it below and you can pick it up all over town they have it at all craft stores and online so what I'm doing now is taking some wire and I wanted to create a handle on the side of these little buckets I thought which would look farmhouse chic once again because i love that look im taking some wire i twisted it twice threaded it through the two holes twisted it on the inside cut it tucked it under then added a little bit of hot glue to make sure no one knows to stick your arm out or something when they get you inside if you're going to put things inside, so here it is with the little handles.
Isn't it so cute now? You could make it clear, but I've decided to really transform it. Me too. k three coats of spray paint and i took my time chipping so there are no drips and at this point it really looked like a farmhouse bucket now to wear it down a bit more i'm taking some black paint and going to go around from all the edges the scallops on the bottom and on the sides are slightly like a little skinny band of black and that makes it look more idk i love the way it looks i cant think what this style it's called but it's just farm metal like a farm metal bucket you'd see where they have the black and white on the edge like so so you'll just take your time with a brush and I'll just hit along the edges of your bucket wherever there is a corner you will go along with the black paint, you can skip this part if that is not your thing and you want to leave it white or if you want to spray paint. it's another color that's also totally fine once the paint is completely dry you're going to take a ruler or at least this is what i did.
I took a ruler and wrote a matrix made font style. I just took my time doing it, and sometimes when I'm writing like this freehand, I like to keep an example. next to me to make sure I'm doing it right, but I'm going to write in the word flowers because I thought it would be perfect for this and I'm going to take my time with a little brush and go over what I wrote with my pencil. I love hand lettering. You can see here that it's not super perfect and I think that's the fun part of the Raiden font is that it's not perfect.
The font looks very handwritten and I think it looks really cute on the front of this little farmhouse bucket so I decided to make two of these because why not? I had the time and resources at home. I was just taking things out. that you know I have in my craft room because I'm not going to go to the stores right now we've been inside for a About two weeks and our family is holding on there are days I feel like you know mmm I'd love to go for a back and i think the dollar tree misses me as much as i miss it, but here i am, i'm just writing home sweet home because i'm so thankful for our home right now as we shelter and try to stay healthy as a family, so once that you have written all your things if you are doing your words now you can embellish the inside you could put little trinkets and things inside that you would like to use in your house or you could put some plants which is what i am going to do because why i don't have many places where I could put this up in my house so I'm putting down a block and a half of foam and then I'm using these little twigs that came from a long garland that was from Hobby Lobby that I got with a coupon for 40% off and I like to cut that you really save a ton of money doing it this way so you can see that with those I made s holes and then I put some hot glue on it and then I put all those little twigs on those twigs of boxwood right inside those holes and now I'm just starting from the center I took my tallest spike flower and put it in the middle and now I'm just building around it really filling it with lots of pretty spring flowers.
I'm also using a succulent plant stem that I found at Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago. All these flowers are from Dollar Tree except those little boxwood sprigs that I cut that garland but have fun with this fill it in I'm going with a lot of purples and blues that have really been on my mind there's just something so calm about it once I you have it in a place that you like it's all set and you can display them anywhere in your home our next DIY is something I've featured here before taking these wired hanging baskets for your outside garden area and these are from Dollar Tree and I have shown myself making bird cages out of them and little fruit baskets and today keeping with the kitchen theme we are going to make a potato basket because why not why not make even our potatoes look pretty in our kitchen?
What I'm doing is cutting that inner circle with my wire cutters and I'm just going back and forth and they break pretty easily I'd say the first six are really easy to cut and then towards the end your hand is going to start to feel me kind of sore so maybe take a break in between if your hand starts to hurt then what you're going to do is take we're just going to cut one like you can see me doing here the other one we'll leave it alone but we'll take those wires and we'll start bending the back and no matter how many times you try you'll see the wire jump therejust because it's kind of a sensitive area so I'll show you in just a second how to fix it but we're going to go ahead and flatten those wires out nice and long and this is the cutest basket when we're done you don't have to put potatoes in she you can put whatever you want realistically but i thought oh how nice it would be to put this inside my pantry with potatoes in the corner so they stay nice and dark and safe and out of that funky bag that is anyway you drop things so i thought this would be so cute so i heard i'm just fixing the last one and then to fix that problem you're just going to take a piece of thread and add a little bit of hot glue right on the tip and amazingly this holds up really well and then you'll take some yarn once the hot glue dries and just wrap it around and the reason this will end up well is because later you'll see yourself. we're going to add some thicker rope around the rim and we're also going to put chicken wire all over this basket so you just wrap it up, glue it in place and then forget about it temporarily because we don't have to worry about that right now and just let it dry really well so you can see here I'm just adding a good amount of twine to make it nice and strong and I'm going to glue it in place so once you've glued it in place cut off any extra you don't need and then we're going to start to assemble the two pieces together so what you're going to need to do is take your pliers and you're right at the top you're going to curve it down to create a little hook and you're going to go around the whole basket putting all these together wires that we straighten out and we're going to curve them all down like I'm doing here and this is because we're going to hook it to the other one there on the left that way it creates a nice tall basket because at this point you can't really put potatoes in that smaller basket with the height it is and here I am curving it all the way down and then I'll take it and you can see the hooks I'll take it and hook it into that other basket I'll better than this.
It's just that these potato baskets are very expensive and once you put the chicken wire on it with the string, it's really tough and strong and it can hold all the potatoes that you put in it and we're only doing it for, say, four bucks because it will we put up the chicken wire, so two dollars for each basket, a dollar for the rope, and then a dollar for the chicken wire. I mean, it's crazy how much they charge with these baskets and when you realize it, wow, it's like nothing. i'm using for materials so here i am.
I lost footage of me putting the chicken wire on the two stacks, but this is one I did a couple of weeks ago and then here's the basket with all the chicken wire that you can see. that i went all over the place and it's really easy just be safe when you're putting it on and make sure you take your time and if you have any spots that concern you you can use a little bit of hot glue if you had a hard time getting the wire down and that's what seal it up and then you're going to take it outside and you're going to spray paint it whatever color you want.
I went with black. I think it looks very nice and very farmhouse at this point and now I'm going to take that rope we talked about and just finish. out of top view and you're going to glue it in place and keep wrapping it until it's all done and then to make it even cuter I'm going to take some of the thicker rope and I'm just going to add some handles by twisting and gluing it over that edge and then taking a piece of the rope. I separate it from the Dollar Tree. There are three on one of the ropes so I just split it up and then wrap it around to give it has a nice finished look on the handle so when you pick it up it's nice and sturdy and this basket is really strong our next DIY will be the inspiration for this fantastic adorable Etsy shop I found online teal barn signs that have the cutest thing in there and I wanted to make my own version at a Dollar Tree price I'm going to link to Sierra Etsy shop below go ahead and check them out they have a lot of other cute stuff you should definitely check out but what i did was go online and created my own printable with some old strawberry free pictures i found and turned them into a printable which is free for y'all below if want to do this particular one now that the teal barn has so many other cute signs go check them out like i said but this one just had to do it i couldn't help me out myself i wanted everyone to be able to have this printable for free and make one for just a dollar fifty now that doesn't include the ink so make sure you keep that in mind when you print this it could be just a little bit more maybe like 250 but real.
By the way, it's not that much and I will say that I printed on cardstock to make the paper a bit stronger and sturdier, so once you've printed everything, cut it all out and use an exacto knife where you need it. to get into those little dots and just make sure you cut down to the image that I've put together for you in the free printable that's linked below at this point we're going to take a small fine point paintbrush and some very light gray paint and let's start creating some overlap lines take your time they don't have to be perfect i didn't even use pencil trace lines i just went over them very lightly with my paint and once i got them where i liked them.
I took some even lighter gray paint and now I'm dry brushing just a little bit of texture to make it look like wood. get out early and you'll start putting it there in the places you like again we're leaving with the inspiration to show you how these types of signs are so doable and so cute to be able to take into your home if this isn't your thing and make them you can always buy them especially from cute Etsy shops I linked below and the inspiration it came from but I love these types of signs I think they bring a lot of character to a room and they are fun they are really fun once you have all your letters in place, you're going to go ahead and start using a little bit of Mod Podge and you're going to start painting a little bit and then press the letters down, making sure you try to get all the air bubbles out naturally. you want to bubble because that's just what happens when you wet the cardstock so keep playing with it until it's nice and smooth but take your time to make sure it's down and once you put it down keep in mind that you're not going You're going to want to move it again because it may rip that cardstock you're working with now here's a tip once you've glued all your stuff on the back and it comes to sealing it on the front you're going to want to take a good amount of Mod Podge and you'll want to make sure you don't brush over your image too many times, the green and red will naturally want to bleed into the backing of your cardstock if that happens you can clean it up a bit if you see it bleeding but be very careful to put a lot on your brush and try to make the strokes as small as possible away from the backing of that foam wire board because you just want to make sure it's a nice clean image it doesn't look like it's bleeding all over parts so take your time with this, have a little white B handy, if it bleeds a bit you can wipe where you need to and keep going until you get it all. the way across the entire board once you've sealed all of that and voila then go I'm going to grab one of those dollar tree stickers.
I love these number stickers and I know many of us have them. You're going to go ahead and just take number five or whatever you want to charge for your berry strawberries and you're I'm going to go ahead and just stamp that with some of my paws. I figure this is something I wouldn't make a printable for just because a lot of us have those stickers and then I'm also going to take the really small dollar tree stickers as well and I'm going to spell out at the bottom and customize my sign differently which was the inspiration just out of respect to the artists who created this sign in their etsy shop I'm going to drop off your fresh fruit every day I thought that was a really cute thing to put there at the bottom but you really could put whatever you want you can even put your family name on it how nice it could be to have this in your house for spring and summer because i decided not to put anything towards the a p personalizing it and making it my own i took about two and a half inches off the top and i just used my exacto knife to cut now we are going to start working on the edge this is where we ended up saving a ton of making money with this sign because t I took another foam core board and took two inches of thickness and ran the entire length of the board so I could make these long strips and these are going to go all the way around our frame. here in just a second, but what I'm doing is I'm taking some brown paint, black paint, and white paint, and I'm mixing them together and I keep going over them with different strokes playing with it until I get to a look, I want it to look where match the inspiration make sure you get the sides and top because you don't want to have that white border, people will know right away it's a foam core and not wood.
Now here's one more tip on these foam core boards when working with Mod Podge. naturally I want to start buckling because when the glue dries it's going to tighten up so just make sure you bend it back a little bit to straighten it out and then here I am with these edges you can see here I'm tucking them under and I'll make sure I have them well aligned. I'm going to add some hot glue to the back of the poster. This is the easiest way I found to do it so add the hot glue. glue and then flip the poster over and place it on that brown border that we created you'll do the top and bottom first and then the sides and I like to do it this way because that way it just goes on really well and you don't struggle with these things trying to attach them , so once you have one side on you flip it over and do the other side and you're using a good amount of hot glue then you're going to take your craft knife and cut off those extra tabs that are hanging down we don't want those parts on there because we want make it look we want it to look basically like a frame so go ahead and cut them out and then before you wash off the brush and paint we used earlier for the frames you can see there where we cut there now there will be some bits exposed so go ahead , just take your brush and lightly tap and paint those areas cleaning up any extra stuff that looks like you obviously added more paint and when it's all done you can put it on display somewhere r super cute in his house this first DIYer is going to use these supplies from dollar tree and the wood i just cut at home depot on their big machines there and i started by sanding the wood because any time you cut it on a big machine it can have all the splinters so i laid it out nice and then gave it a new coat of white paint because i'm building a little shelf that will go in my daughter's room now she's really into dressing up and i wanted to create a little nook costume for her where you can reach your beautiful princess dresses.
This shelf will be made for $4. Shelves can be very expensive and it will be so perfect if you can put her tiaras and hang her dresses at this point. I'm going to take a dowel or a tenon whatever you want to call it from a dollar tree plunger and I'm just going to cut off the part where it has the textured wood screwed into it where you would screw it into the head of the plunger and once that's done I'm going to give it a coat of white paint, so once you've painted and dried everything, you'll go ahead and start calculating your measurements with these wall hangings that are normally used for plants. hanging hooks for plants that you would put outside maybe in your garden or even inside your house i use these all the time here on my channel i love these things we are going to screw them into wood so make sure you have that measurement or it's the same on both sides this is really easy to do just make sure you measure it with your ruler and then you'll go ahead and drill now keep in mind you want them spaced apart by the correct spacing for the dowel you're going to be hanging from them now at this point you can see I'm going to be taking that long dowel or stick and I'm going to be pressing it down on the second hook the biggest one is too loose and so you're going to have to try to figure out how to join it and this is such a tight fit that you're just going to press that down there and it's not even going to come out it's in there so tight so now you're going to go and figure out where your tacks are on the walls in the room so it's nice and secure on the wall and then make your little markers where you need to place the hanging tabs and once you have all of that.
I found that you can take it into the bedroom and go ahead and drill it into the studs so that if she's tempted to want to hang on to this. thing it's not going to fall on her head and it's nice and safe for her so make sure you have your level and measure to make sure it's nice and straight and using two screws in the wall studs already looks so nice, It is not like this? and they only cost four dollars toour next DIY. This one is so easy for everyone. I can't wait for you to see how easy it is.
Have a can or two. the Dollar Tree and a foam square start by using white paint and placing it on top of the corrugated metal that you see in the middle of these cans. We don't worry about painting the top or bottom because we're going to do something with that later, but right around where that bumpy part is, once it's dry, then you'll take some sandpaper and sand it down to make it have that corrugated metal look which is really really nice when it's all done and sanded down like I'm doing here so go cover the whole surface and then set it aside because next we're going to use our gingham fabric that I have here again.
I bought this from Joanne's with a coupon. I always use coupons when I go to stores. I love coupons. I love doing things on a budget so go ahead and cut a bit and then rip all the way down so you have a nice strip to work with and then set it aside for just a second and grab some twine and ready. i'll just wrap it around the bottom remember how i said before let's paint the bottom because we're going to add something or we're going to add this twine to the bottom cut whatever you don't want for the extra strings because we don't know that's going to be the part from the back so you'll take the fabric fold it in half and wrap it around the top where the seam is to the back it's the same place you made that knot earlier make them to the back and then just flip it over hot glue it in place and then once you have some foam inside your cans and it's glued in place you'll add your flowers.
Now I said this before. I like to cut my flowers off their stems just because I feel like it. you can play with them more and they look more realistic instead of keeping them in that weird piece of plastic that holds them all together. I am a big fan of cutting them loose and then styling them to the height or look that I want. so once you've filled all your cans with these lovely beautiful purple flowers you'll take some more twine and add it where the gingham is and we'll just put a little bit of hot glue to double wrap it.
To finish the look, we're going to add a simple bow and hot glue it in place. These are the supplies we will be using today in this previous post for a stair railing I picked up a while back. 50 cents and then the rest of these four supplies are all from the Dollar Tree and I've had some on hand for a while, but some are newer. I like this garden chain that you can hang a plant with and this black hook that you can also use to hang a plant. what we're going to do is take our hacksaw, this little mini travel that I love and it's a little miter box.
I'll link everything in my description box so everyone can find this and what we're going to do. to do is remove this little protrusion at the end and then find a spot that we like on the opposite side and cut that out as well when you're done cutting those pieces and I have it at the height that you like you're going to go ahead and start putting it together now this sign again it came from the dollar tree and i love it because it has that hollow base where you can see the edge allows it to have things go under it without it scratching up a table that's why i like this one because i can mess it up so i'm taking the h out i start and i sand some of that vinyl they put there and then i drill a hole in the sign right in the center and also in the post i want to make sure it's right in the center so if you need that to measure that's a good thing and then you'll take your drill and just screw them in now as you screw it in your sign will spin a bit in the air so make sure it's up a bit so it doesn't hit your table and then once it's nice and snug or, it's ready to paint so here it's all painted white and ready to go and now I'm going to take this hanging on a wire shelf you know I forget what this is called but basically there's this black hanger that you can get at the garden section at the Dollar Tree I marked where I wanted to drill holes and you can see how my drill bit I put a piece of painters tape to make sure it didn't go in too far and then I'm going to screw it into place in this post now I decided to dress it up a bit. love that coastal farmhouse look so i decided to take some string and wrapped it around that heart as well now we're going to take that wooden plaque from earlier and i also painted it white and i'm drilling two holes in the top and this will become in our sign that it's going to hang from the chains that we're going to assemble in just a second, so here I am freehand.
I took a ruler to make sure I stay in the right place so I don't move and now I'm going to write the name of our family it says Samba family and then the year my husband and I got married which was 2001 so i was established in 2001. i really like to do pencil sketches first whenever i hand paint just because it makes sure my spacing isn't wrong and it really helps in the long run when hand painting like this so if you have a cricket or a silhouette you can cut them all out and have it done that way but I really love to hand paint lettering so I take my time with a small brush and some black paint wanted to give a quick say to my friend Kathy on my art project DIY, she was the one who originally came up with this idea, hers was a little different than mine with different supplies from the dollar tree but I had this wooden pole in my hands and wanted to use it since I'm trying to use things in my living room crafts, so im going to link his video below you should go check it out you might have some of his supplies they are super cute well worth a look once i have my sign painted now im going to grab my chain im going to find out how long I want it to be and then I'm going to use a pair of pliers. to unhook the rest of the chain that i don't want then i'm going to roll it up and clamp it in place and hook my sign up now the best thing about this is you can make all kinds of different signs and have them year round something for the fourth of july Halloween Christmas I thought this was so cut Now make sure my jeans don't slide down and over time scratch the black paint off the hooks.
I use some e6000 and it will stay in place forever, ok let's move on to our next project. off the bunny well we're going to use that with this little windmill they all came from the dollar tree and we're going to need three of them so go ahead and take out the rest of those bunnies and just put them to the side. because you never know when you might need a bunny and these bunnies are so cute that the glitter actually does a pretty good job of not slipping off of those. I felt like Dollar Tree did a good job hearing that this time because sometimes their products have glitter in them. everywhere so what we're going to do is take all three signs and a long piece of foam board that you can also get from the Dollar Tree, cut it to length like I did here and then you're going to take your three signs and stick them on that phone core and make sure you use a lot of hot glue so it doesn't come off over time you want this to really stick and stick to it and just like I'm doing here I'm adding a lot of glue and then I'm putting that in there now you want it to really stick well without there being any air pockets so I'm using this painters can and I'm just going to put that in there to give it that extra pressure and then when you did that it's going to move to the metal part and repeat the same process move over the tin let it sit there for a bit while you move on to the next one and then keep putting these signs up to make sure everything is ok and it stuck very tightly to the phone wire and this ta It will also keep it so you know it doesn't get out of time once everything is dry and sealed on that foam core board then I'm going to get some paint now I'm running low on white paint because I'm not going out to buy i'm trying to go and stay home so i'm going to take some of this house paint why doesn't it work the same and i'm going to apply white paint on all of this.
I decided to do two coats once everything is painted. I'm going to take some black paint and some white paint and I'm going to blend it into a nice slate gray color I'm also going to take my fine paintbrush and I'm going to do very rough lines right at those connection points on the sign, so we'll make it look like an overlap sign and wear it down. all my lines first and then i'm going to go in with three different Grave tents i have my slate gray i have a medium gray and then almost a white gray you're going to start with your darkest color first and you're going to dry most of the paint because first we're going to dry brushing that dark gray you can see here it's very scratchy you want it to look and keep coming back over and over and over just adding slightly because it's creating a texture where it almost looks like a piece of driftwood on the beach and once you've completed it, you'll move on to the next gray and At this point, I've changed the direction of my brush instead of laying it flat.
I'm leaving it side down so I'm making thicker, longer stripes. You get comfortable with your brush and discover that there is a flat shape. to dab a brush and then one side and that's what I'm doing here I'm just changing the direction to make sure my streaks aren't all exactly the same once I've gotten the second coat of that second gray color there I'm going to take a little bit of brown and I'm blending it in slightly with the gray and I'm going to go over in different spots to make it look like it looks like that again and I'm going over all the edges with the brown to make sure it has that nice distressed look and then at the end you come back in with your lighter gray color and just go over that lightly one more time now i'm going to take these three letters that i printed out on my computer.
I'm going to link them below as printable so everyone can use it if you'd like, but I'm going to put my pencil on top of that piece of paper and just trace over the letter foam core which actually absorbs pressure from a pencil really well without having to do the pencil lines and then i'm going to use a sharp blade which is the trick when you use a foam core make sure you use a sharp blade and cut out all my letters and take your time with this put on some music or a movie this doesn't take much time actually goes pretty fast, but you can see here, never try to force the lyrics.
I like to cut things up and then slowly pull out the letters and nothing breaks, so here I am at my H, a small part of the H actually. it broke when i was taking it out but it's not a big deal if it does just take some e hot glue and you're going to hot glue those little pieces back together so i've already cut out my M and my H and now i'm going to do the last one which is the e now i think at this point you're probably just realizing that the windmill is going to replace the O and it's going to look so cute so i drilled a hole in my sign and then i i hot glued it on my sign making sure it's glued real good so it didn't pop out and then that little button that was on the front.
I just folded that piece of wire in the back and glued it on top to make it look really cute and I'm done now for my lettering. I thought this was so cute. whatever the color of your house is if you have teal or red or yellow whatever it is I thought it would be really cute to paint your letters those colors so I went with black because I have a lot of neutrals in my house to be able to decorate things during the seasons and change my colors that's just what I do in my house but if you have a specific color how nice it would be to paint these letters in that color so they really stand out on your wall wherever you hang them so a once you've painted everything make sure you get the sides of that foam core then you'll let it dry which you're obviously looking at I didn't wait for it to dry but add some hot glue to it and place it on your sign and then , once you've done all your letters, you've finished your sign, our first craft that we're going to do is super easy and has almost no supplies, we're going to use these Rex pendants from Dollar Tree and these long painter's sticks and we're going to start by taking four of them and where their necks are bevelled, you can see here I'm putting them together with some hot glue and then my staple gun now I know not everyone has a staple gun.
I'm going to link to it below if I can promise you this is something Definitely worth the investment and it's not that expensive for a craft tool and you'll see me using it here all the time on my channel because painter's sticks can do a lot of great things with them and plus I also like to use them as where you upholster things when I pick them up from thrift stores anyway I'll link it below if you're interested if not let's keep going and you can always do all this with hot glue and that will work then too , the next thing we're going to do is take these hanging racks from the dollar tree and they bend pretty easily so I'm going to bend the top where I would hang this over a cabinet door or even a front door and we're going to do thatthey're going to be straight except there's going to be four, the one on top because we don't want to see that long line we're going to fold it where we know it's the same distance on both sides so I'm taking my miter box and my little hacksaw and d I'm cutting through that curved neck and this is again a tool that I use here all the time on my channel.
I find it very versatile. If you already have other cutting tools, you can do that too, but I love this little toolbox that I use. all the time here in my craft room so I'm taking those for long panels or sticks for more of them and I'm going to cut out the neck part, the handle or the neck whatever you want to call it and I'm going to attach them to those sides now , this is really cool because we're creating a support system so that all these hooks can go up and the next step will be even easier, just you wait, here it comes, now we go. we're using cable ties so we're going to take these hanging shelves that you can get from the dollar tree and we're going to zip-attach them to our frame and it's so secure there's no problem with these sliding or moving and you'll see at the end that I can actually show dishes on them you can hang towels on them its a great thing orage unit just because you can put so many things on you can hang cups whatever you want you can even hang jewelry on this and the total cost was 850 because I included it in the painting in spray i use i didn't use a whole can and you can spray paint it any color you want and you'll see that in the end i spray painted mine black so what i'm doing is adding three flanges on each side and the middle to make sure that it's nice and secure and it doesn't move and then I'm doing it towards the top because you can see here I didn't fold the sides of these hanging shelves you can see it goes straight back and once you paint with spray everything looks so polished and finished when you're done so here I am adding my last two hanging hooks and making sure everything is nice and secure and on them they're really tight and when they're done they just take a couple screws and hang this somewhere in your house our next DIY will be using this dollar tree sign now sometimes when you open them up I wanted to show you that sometimes they have factory issues where they weren't assembled correctly so which to fix that, I'm just adding a little bit of hot glue and I'm going to put that back in the corner and you can see that one of these little triangles that support the frame pieces is missing, which is okay, it's not the end of the world if that happens but just add some hot glue and make sure it's nice and secure before we go ahead then what we're going to do is grab some of the plastic cutlery they have at the Dolla r Tree and spray paint the fork, spoon, knife and sign black and then add some texture and that really nice farmhouse look.
I took a piece of burlap and cut it to the size I wanted. You don't want to go all the way to the edge of your sign. You want to have a bit of a hangover and I just hot glued it on and then I pulled out any of those extr fibers to expose more of that texture on the sides of the burlap then I'll take my spoon and fork and knife and hot glue them on my sign just like I'm doing here and I'm just putting them on first before committing to the hot glue because once they go down it's hard to get them back up so make sure you have the positioning right and then add lots of hot glue so it doesn't come off and be nice and safe there i started with my knife first to once again make sure it's centered and looks good if you start with your spoon or your fork you might have a problem where they're not centered the way you want them to be and then you will be frustrated every time you look at it in your kitchen so i started with the knife and then i made the spoon and then the fork and at that point i thought to be It was very nice, you could leave it like that or we could take it a little further.
I took one of these sticks from the Dollar Tree, these tongue depressors. ks and I'm cutting out a little dovetail detail on the side. I thought it would be really cute to add this and it just adds a little bit of personality and makes it look like a little plaque that was almost put on the front and you could paint whatever you want on the front you could put your family name you could put your name and your kitchen so to me it would be like Heidi's kitchen you could do so many cute things with this and this would be the cutest gift to give someone for Mother's Day coming up so once you have all your sign painted go ahead and add some hot glue and then you saw that on the ends I was adding some backing glue to make sure it really stays now this is the point where you could use vinyl or hand paint lettering like I said , you can put whatever you want, Heidi's kitchen or your name, obviously, why would you put Heidi's kitchen in your kitchen?
That would be silly and then me. I decided to go with homemade. lifted it up a bit and then went back in and touched up any spots that maybe I took too much paint off because I wanted it to show, you know, that chipped look but not too much because again like I said that's just my style so have fun with it and customize it however you want I took this fancy frame from the dollar tree I thought it was so pretty now let's unwrap it and take out the back and the mirror because we want to get to the frame hold on to those mirrors because I have a DIY in a couple of days I'm going to be using those and other DIY so don't get rid of them if you have these perfect frames on hand now.
You're going to need five of these mirrors because we're creating a large, substantial lantern. I think these are so beautiful that you can use them at weddings or in the backyard on a patio table. I think they're so, so pretty that we're going to take the first two frames and you'll see here that I have the back corners touching each other. I'm not laying one part flat on the back of another because I feel like they didn't. They weren't going to hold up as well. The back of these frames doesn't actually have a flat back because it has all that lattice lace look at it so I better bring those two corners together and then I take a stick and put it right in that corner to help strengthen it and then to add something nice on top i put on these larger pearls that you can also get from the dollar tree and i'm putting them on top and bottom at this point it's really gotten strong and it's holding up really well because you added that extra support of that spike there plus the end result of being in that corner really makes it look so pretty so we're going to go around and do this to the other two on the other side add your spike add your pearls and then you will put them together once. you've got them where you like them so now here I am I bring the two sides we've created together with another stick and also those pearls and then again on the other side and then when you're done flip it over and add some more of hot glue.
I feel like this is one of those things. where if you add a lot of hot glue it will make it hold longer just be careful you don't have all sorts of threads coming out of your hot glue that can happen if you see them go ahead and pull them out because you will notice them. when you're going to spray pain, so now at this point I'm going to go ahead and put them on this sign that I picked up from the dollar tree. I believe this sign is six by six in size. It could be seven by seven. like it's a little bit bigger than a six by six, but I also took that Dollar Tree sign and now it's coming to the fifth frame, we're going to take our scissors and we're going to cut it down to size and as you can see here it cuts real easy, just make sure you get the measurement right when you make the first cut. and then take two more of those dowels and you're going to put them right where the backing of the frame used to go on these dowel sticks they fit perfectly in this spot so go ahead and put two of them on the two different sides and now I'm going to continue and add the top to the frame now at this point i decided to use some e6000 and hot glue for that long term short term dry and that way it will really hold together well and not break because i like to make sure that When I do these projects for all of you, I want you to make sure they last a long time, so on the inside be sure to use the same trick with the top and sides. there and adding those extra sticks then i went out with my taupe color and spray painted everything inside and out and now i'm going to take some white paint and lightly brush on the top surface of these frames this will pop that detail and will give it a very romantic touch. c feels very fancy and you don't want to get into the grooves because you want that pattern you know the texture to show through when you're going over it with the white paint so you want to be able to see that taupe color with the white on top by lightly brushing that painting, so once you've gone all the way around the frame, make sure you get into all those little cracks and pearls.
In fact, I ended up with a solid white on those pearls. and if you see any of the pearl holes still showing just add some hot glue in that hole then go over with paint now comes the top so here's the scoop on the top if you're planning on using candles I don't recommend putting this top on or if you have one you can remove it and put it back on when you're done because the candle will burn these popsicle sticks, but if you plan on using fake candles that totally works, or maybe just put flowers inside the whatever If you want to do with this, so go ahead and cut your sticks to size.
I'm going to go around the base box, as you can see here. I'm cutting them smaller so I can turn around. I thought that would look really nice to have it all covered with these popsicle sticks and with that wood grain color that I like to show a lot here on my channel using aqua brown paint and black paint. I blend it to create a smudge and then on top I can see here I'm gluing my sticks back on if you plan on using real candles for this make sure you allow for this piece to be removable and reattached that's very easy to do where you just glue the back with a popsicle stick or maybe even two to keep everything in place without it having a problem with it catching fire so here I am taking my water my black paint and my brown paint and I am mixing them. together in a small cup and I'm going to go over these popsicle sticks now I'm going for a very rustic but farmhouse wood color.
I wanted it to be a darker color, but not too dark, almost a bit of a gray tint, so I have that black in there and I'm going to keep going over it a few times. until you get the look you want i want it to look almost like weathered driftwood it makes sense so go ahead and go all the way around the box then continue at this point you can start once all the wood is obviously dry you can start decorating the inside of your lantern i ran around the sides with a little bit of moss and then on the inside i filled it with flowers and some boxwood stems nice little things and again remember if you are using candles i will say one more time make sure they are you can remove the top and make sure the flowers don't get in the way of the flame.
This project has a very simple printable that I have created for all of you. i want to get it is just the letters e 80 and that way we can make a really cute farmhouse sign that says eat for our kitchen now this will be the second part of my series i will be doing this week with kitchen and storage

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that you can make your space is so cute and just a really friendly place to cook and be with your family now for this printable what you will need to do is cut out your letters if you need to use an exacto knife on some of those trickier areas go ahead and get it out the only real place The one I noticed I needed was on the inside of the letter A, but other than that, I was able to use my traditional scissors and cut everything very easily with no problem. you got everything cut out you are going to make it look like this and then we are going to need a piece of foam core board now you can see this foam core board was already pre cut and what i did was i just took my printable and laid them all out for get the width of the letters you would need with a little bit of that space around it, so really the width of the board is about eight and a half inches, like a traditional printer sized piece of paper and then once that I had that cut and the length that I wanted for my lettering.
I will use a small fine-tipped brush and I will use a specific color. I think it's actually called oatmeal. It could be wrong, but I'm going to use a very light grayish color to create long lines because we're going to do this. it looks like an overlap and if you notice your center piece of foam is bending a bit I always flip it over and like you know stretch it out a bit so it's nice and flat and then I went in with a dry brush technique. with that lighter gray color with a little bit of brown mixed in two and two and i dry brushed it at that point once my phone cord looked like an overlap and a little distressed nottoo crazy I don't like it too distressing but I kinda like it then I got some Mod Podge and I glued my lettering together so what we're going to do now is move on to these thicker popsicle sticks these tongue depressor sticks and let's go I'm going to cut out the rounded parts just like you saw me do there and we're going to lay them all out on a piece of paper and now I'm going to go over them with my mix of my little smear that everyone sees me do here all the time on my channel, I just use paint black water and brown paint and then I go over it until I get the look I want and it's so much easier to use and use a traditional stain because the stain can stain my fingertips and I don't want to always take the gloves off so I like to use this. water paint mix because it cleans my hands so easily so what we're going to do is we're going to take those popsicle sticks and we're going to work around our sign so you can see here that it's creating a really nice frame on this eat out sign really nice that you can put in your kitchen when you get to the top and you're going to notice that the length of the sticks is going to have a bit of a hangover so you're going to take a pencil, create a cut line on one of the sticks and cut it down to the size you need and then just go up the other side of your sign as well when you get to the top, do the same thing, cut it down to the size you need and then glue it down when you get to the top of the sign.
You're also going to notice that it's going to be a little too big, so I centered it in the middle like you see here and then I'm cutting them so there's a nice even measurement on the top and bottom. like the way it looked a lot more instead of trying to have one long and one short piece in there and it looked a little more off center so take your time with this put it however you want but once you finish everything and everyone the sticks are on. I'm going to take some light light gray and lightly dry brush it over my lettering so the lettering looked a bit distressed you don't have to do this part but I felt like with the ship left behind it almost made it seem like it was starting with the black lettering and then I went around the edges with some like a medium gray to brown which basically matches the stain I wanted on my sticks that way I can cover that foam core on the back so when you look at the side angle you don't see that white foam core around the board our next DIY is going to be using the dollar tree salt and pepper shakers I thought this was a great deal and I knew we could make it even cuter and a little more special for our kitchen so I gave it What we're going to do is I'm just going to take them out of the package, take the lid off, and we're going to give them some spray paint.
I painted the glass white to give it that molten glass look and then I painted the tops black and when going over the tops take your time not to cover up the holes where the salt and pepper will come out if you just spray very lightly you won't have any problem, then i took some sand paper and roughed up the edges a bit, you can skip this part and leave it where it's just a solid paint color i know. some of you like to avoid sanding so go ahead and avoid it and then I'll be back with my pencil to trace on an S&P.
I thought this would be really cute if we just made two little letters so we know which one is salt and which one is pepper and I took my time. I will say that painting on these jagged-edged surfaces was a bit trickier, so take your time and have fun. If you have a slicer, you can totally do this. you can also cut out an S and a P and put those in as well and then to make sure it doesn't come off with the paint and the vinyl you can seal it with a little bit of Mod Podge and that will keep it nice and pretty then once you you're done painting fill them with salt and pepper and put on the lids our next DIY will be using these two shower rings and these burner covers there are two in a pack one bigger and one smaller and when i saw this i thought that could turn it into a lazy susan, so what are we going to do? first is we're going to take our shower rings and we're going to score them to be the same on both and cut them to become the handles and we're going to use some e6000 to put them on so they have that long term bond but not the put still because we're going to flip it over and we're going to have that smaller pan that you would use in your oven and we're going to center it as much as we can and then take some dowels from the craft section at Dollar Tree, cut them up and then place them with a little of hot glue and some e6000, make sure you don't get into the area where the pans are going to be, but make sure you get the right size and then you'll be doubling them, so don't just do one.
I stacked another one on top so it's a little tall. uh, where it's hidden under the pan, it's the perfect size, but it'll also hold the lid in place, so now we're going to take the shower curtain hook we had earlier and we're going to attach it. there and make it stay so that it will hold up for the long term, you can add some hot glue. I dry spray painted the two different tops black so what I'm doing is I'm taking a foam core board and going around in the circle the perfect size to fit the smaller one now I know these are very popular and you all guys have seen these with these cake pans but the thing about cake pans is they look like cake pans so when you put these marbles on and line this tray up right on top it looks exactly like a super expensive lazy susan al next DIY is probably the one I'm most excited to share.
I saw a other youtuber have this initial idea his was a little different than mine I'll be sure to give him credit it'll be linked below titled with the supply lists I'm going to put in there this is actually going to be called a storage unit three tier so keep an eye on that down in the supplies but what we're going to do is take these cooling racks and we're going to need seven of them to create the frame but you can make it as big as you want you can add more cooling racks and again these are just a dollar on the dollar tree and when you zip them together it's so sturdy and strong you can see here that I have the base where the little legs of the cooling rack are down on the ground so it has that little support there.
I put the two sides together and then on the back I put two of the cooling racks and you can see they're overlapping just a little bit so it creates this perfect box, then I'm going to put a zip tie on the top and then cut any of those extra ties that we just don't need that are all over the place and then I'm going to put that middle shelf right in the middle that it's going to attach. on another shelf and be sure to be generous make zip ties on both sides and i used five ties on each so you can see the front and back on the right side the front on the back on the left side and then one on the back so it holds everything together really strong and sturdy so once you got everything cut I took mine outside and gave it a coat of spray paint because I wanted mine to be black and then I took an extra one and I traced it onto a shape string board, you're going to need three of these pieces and then I'm going to get this really nice contact paper they have at Dollar Tree.
I love the print of this. try to use this a lot here on my channel whatever i'm looking for something prettier and i'm just going to finish the foam board piece like you'd wrap a present so i just make sure everything is nice and tight and smooth, and I'm going to cut off any extra that I don't need so that it folds nicely on the sides tuck those little flaps in, add a little bit of hot glue and then pull it nice and tight so it all sits really nice and looks really pretty. Now I'm going to take my Sharpie marker and I'm going to draw a little holes that I know I'm going to drill.
I'm using my crop-a-dile again. You could use a traditional hole punch for this or even a craft knife, but I have my crop-a-dile so I'm doing it. that and then I'm going to zip it to my frame so you can see here that I spray painted it black and I think at this point it really makes it go from being just Dollar Tree supplies to having a high content of especially putting this little shelf here i love how it looks so this is my original version the other friend who did this on her channel ended up j It just had to be the wired shelves with some storage stuff she put inside and wanted to do mine a little dressier, a little more country chic I guess, or maybe a little shabby chic, I don't know, I don't know.
I know what I would call this but I think it's very pretty so here I am cutting those black zip ties and I'm going to make this have all three shelves so I have the bottom middle one and then the very top one I'm going to put on it as well and once you see it all together, oh it looks so nice you'd never know it came from the dollar tree and right now i've only spent 850 on it. These storage units are super super. expensive and basically come from very few supplies to make so if i could recommend this it could be great for a dorm room or college student or just extra storage like your laundry room there are so many great things you can do with it now is where we're going to make it even prettier we're going to take these buckets from the dollar tree storage section that they have there at their store and I'm just going to take these really nice garden tags and I'm going to take those back sticks off and add some e6000 and some of hot glue to make sure it has that long term short term seal and I think this looks so stinky cute adding this little label to the front and then I'm going to go around the sides of my container and I'm going to punch several holes holes, I actually needed a hole bigger than the size of my crocs, but you hit just a few times and you'll get the hole size big enough e big enough to pass the rope through, which is why I love this tool.
I can go through plastic and metal and you can see here that he's cutting it like he's not even fighting at all, so I'm going to take my rope and cut it to size and thread it. through that hole and hot glue it all down and when it's all done and you put them on the shelves it's the cutest storage unit. The total cost to do everything was, I think, 1250. I'm going to say a total of 13 bucks to do all of this and what a beautiful beautiful project, okay our next project is more advanced. but i want to promise everyone that this one is well worth the work and a lot of fun to build.
I really enjoyed it quite a bit and I wanted to share this one too because sometimes I like to show the really easy ones here on my channel and sometimes I like to show more intense stuff so what we're doing is taking some 8 by 10 frames we need 4 of them and we're going to use more of those painter's sticks because they know I really love them. painters sticks and now what I'm doing is cutting the frame first with my exacto knife all the canvas that's on it and I'm removing that extra so I can save those bits of canvas later and use them for other DIYs on another day now once that I've cleaned them all up and the staples are all removed I'm going to measure these long painter's sticks again and you can see here I'm cutting them with my miter box again and I'm going to make sure that the size is correct and once I have the size right I'm going to make sure I cut the rest of them so they go along the bottom.
Now you can see here that we don't want to see this part that has the staple holes. We want it to fit nicely and finish on top. I'm going to go ahead and add some wood glue and hot glue to make it a short term long term seal so it stays there until everything is completely dry and then once I have the two frames together I'm going to hit it. flip it over and i'm going to create a little bit of an overlap look by spacing them out and stapling them to the bottom of this little box we're creating now this is the best because so far this is super affordable and so cute now let's take one of those sticks painter's lengths we're not going to cut this one we're going to do it right here on the side of this box we're going to drill two holes and once you've drilled both holes all the way through you're going to add some screws because this will become a level. tray that's going to be so cute, they're so expensive and I want everyone to see that with a few Dollar Tree products and some painter's sticks they can make the coolest things, so once you've got that first screw in, make sure you change it out. around so it's nice and straight my drilling diet at this point so I had to switch to a regular screwdriver and you can see here once the two screws are in it's really sturdy and I put one on each side now here's another one of those boxes I've built two of them sometimes the boxes can be a little bit and even because the frames can be a little crooked there at the Dollar Tree for a reason sometimes they can be a little uneven in their size so I only took a small palette. paste cut it to size and put it on that part you saw me show ing there and then what i'm doing isnow i'm just making sure the measurement is correct before i drill my next set of holes to add the second tier to this little tray i'm building.
I just think this would be so cute displayed on a table or you can also use it during parties and put food on them. I really love these and they are very cheap to make so now to make sure we really secure everything I'm going to do. add a couple of staples in the frames we glued you don't have to do this but I wanted to make it really strong and sturdy and I have a staple gun so I went ahead and weaved it in now I'm going to take my plunger rod yeah I said plunger Dollar Tree sells plungers and they have wooden dowels so I removed the plunger part and took the dowel cut it to size with my miter box again and am drilling holes so I can add some screws so we can have a handle on the top of our step tray so go ahead and start that first screw on your painter stick I by drilling to make sure you don't chip anything and then once you have it in place go ahead and drill it all together now this spike will want to twist and turn on you so make sure you hold it. as tight as you can as you start to screw now at this point you can paint it any color you want i first started painting it white and i always paint everything white and then i thought ok wait maybe i'll give it some blue because coastal cottage has been on my mind a lot since I want summer to be here so bad and I want to get outside so bad, so I'm going to go with a really nice icy blue and then I'm going to distress myself with a darker light blue, almost a teal and a little bit of brown to give it that beach weather look so i just went over all the handles and outside of the boxes and decided not to paint the overlapping painter sticks you see inside my tiered tray boxes decided i wanted to give it a look wooden so it had more of a beachy feel, so once I got that first coat of blue on, I'm going to go back with a darker blue and just brushing on a little bit of the darker blue dry to make sure to give it a really nice textured look with these different blues almost like it's gone dull for a while and faded over time now I'm going to take the same mix as before and I'm going to use aqua brown paint and a little bit of black and then I'm even going to have a little bit of brown paint here because I want to keep adding it while also adding that watery mix and it makes it look so beautiful once I'm done with that first tier piece.
I'll go ahead and go down to the bottom. Now you want to make sure you don't get it too runny because that can start to drip all over the place, so take your time and let it soak in. I went through each piece probably around two. times to make sure the paint really soaks up the more you keep playing with it and adding in the brown a AND the black with the water really makes it look like that lovely driftwood on the beach so once you've painted everything and it starts to dry, you can repaint with a little bit of brown paint.
This is when I'm starting to distress things and you can see those colors really start to come to life and then where the screws are I wanted them to look a little rusty so I put a little bit of brown paint and then you don't have to do this part but I thought it would be cool to add some numbers on my level tray so I'm going to do a one and a two and technically you could put whatever you want on these or not paint them but I drew on my number. first and now I'm going to go back and hand paint my numbers with some white paint and a fine tipped brush one more time and take your time because every time you paint across these wooden slats it's easy to kind of get it.
It gets a little tricky right where those seams meet and you want to take your time right there, so once you're all done and the white paint is dry, you can go back in and sand it down to roughen it up, so make it again look like it's been in the Sun and I've worn it for many years I love that look and then you're going to wear it down a bit more with some brown paint and you can style it however you want for many seasons to come our DIY will wear it this 11 by 14 frame i picked up from the dollar tree and this free printable i designed for all of you be sure to grab it it's linked below in the description box before you check out today go ahead and print that i printable and place it on a piece of foam and trace the size you are going to need, then with your craft knife, cut it out trying to make your lines as smooth and straight as possible and glue.
I'm just using a little Mod Podge. I put in a pretty decent amount, not too much, but enough. I'm to make sure it sticks and I like to put a little more in each corner while that's set aside and dries. I'm going to take my frame, flip it over, and we're going to get everything out of the frame. we're trying to get to the actual frame itself we're not going to need the inserts but you're going to want to hold on to the back because we're going to take the back and make sure we have the correct size of the foam core that we're going to insert into the frame so go ahead and use that black back piece bring it in cut it out and then double check it fits inside the frame and you can see there I even lifted those little tabs that hold it because we're going to glue it all in later so go ahead and take them out as well now we're taking that phone cord and we're going to cover it with some burlap I love using this light tan burlap I think it's really pretty so I'm going to add that burlap with some hot glue to making sure it's pulling nice and tight and once I have all the sides down I went ahead and cut out the center because we want to make sure the be humble sign sticks well n to the frame and you'll see it in just a second but here I am adding the hot glue inside the frame and I'm putting the peace of the phone cord with the burlap inside the frame and now I'm just going around with some hot glue on the back to make sure it stays there and it has a nice clean look on the back once the hot glue is dry you can see it's all nice and tight and now we're going to go back to our printable be humble and alone we're going to go to the corners with a little bit of rope.
I loved how it turned out. I thought it was so farmhouse chic, almost like some kind of shabby chic glamour. You'll see when it all comes together in the end. how pretty it is i'm going to look so i'm going to go around it twice with this thick rope that you can get from the dollar tree and so on. r at this point we have spent i am trying to think the rope was $1 you get a piece of foam cord you can use for all this the printable is free so about three bucks to make this and its so pretty and they are so expensive these type of signs are so expensive at HomeGoods or just home decor stores I think this is so pretty when it's done so here I am I've gone all the way around with the string I've added a good amount of heat glue on the back and right in the center and we're just going to squash that in there to make sure those two foam cores come together nicely I was worried and didn't want it to have trouble adhering to the burlap and over time pulling so that's why you wanted to expose that foam core in the middle, so go ahead and hold it. checking around the sides and once you've held it down for a while, go ahead and grab some white paint.
Now you don't have to do this part. You could leave the frame black, but I wanted to give this a pretty shabby chic look, so I'm adding two coats of white paint. I am traversing the frame. Just by taking my time, we could have painted this before putting the metal piece on. I know I made that mistake, but once you've painted it all over and it's dry, grab some sandpaper and rough it up and you'll be ready to display this somewhere. in your house for the next DIY. I picked up this big hurricane from my thrift store and then these other four pieces are from the Dollar Tree.
Now it's pretty fun. This hurricane that I got from the thrift store is exactly the same shape as the little one at the Dollar Tree, so I really scored there, but I wanted to show you how to make a bigger and a smaller one of these hurricane holders. I think they're really pretty for spring and summer, so what I'm doing. is i'm taking some e6000 and some hot glue now II six mil b The two glasses go together really well and then that hot glue holds it short term while the e6000 sets for 24 hours once it's all dry.
I took these outside and my sconces and went ahead and spray painted them white so here you can see me. adding the smaller hurricane to one of those sconces and then I'm going to repeat that process with the larger one and add some texture and make it look more luxurious something you'd see at Pottery Barn or Pier one Imports I went ahead and took a some string and wrapped it around certain parts of the candle stems and then added some candles and some small rocks or shells inside to finish the look. Our first DIY. Let's take this garden divider.
I do not know what. this thing is called but this thing from the garden and these long painter's poles and we're going to turn them into a very nice piece of art that you can hang on your wall, so what we're going to do first is take these long painter's poles and Let's cut them to size and we'll use my saw and miter box. I'll link it below. Many of you have been asking. I love this tool. I move to my carpet because then it doesn't slide as much Some people have asked me that's what I actually do but I'm cutting it but I'm just showing you that this is basically how I cut my pieces and then move to the carpet like so which once I have all of mine cut on both ends, I'll go ahead and take those mitered edges and attach them with some wood glue and some hot glue, so I've got that.
Long term short term stamp where they will really hold together as a nice framework. I really enjoy DIYing high end dollar trees here on my channel and I like to try to challenge everyone to push themselves into new creativity and just have fun. doing things that are out of your comfort level and learning and growing with each new project you do so once you have that gluing with everything in place it will add a little bit more and then it will take these little pieces of the triangles these They will come off as you cut the pieces of wood and place them to help support. those corners because you don't want them to break we want to make this nice and sturdy like I said so it's high end and then you're going to staple it in place on all four corners and you've created your own my own frame now let's move on and start cutting this again.
I don't know what this is called but it's basically for flower beds and you can put them around the edges and it makes them look really nice but we'll just take it and cut it so you can see here I cut this rounded part and I'm trimming the little edges additional ones that I don't want to make it as smooth as possible. get it and we'll do it four times and those are going to go on each corner of this frame so make sure you take your time cutting them they actually cut pretty easy but you can accidentally cut too much if you go too fast so go really slow like You can see here, I'm just taking my time. speed up for the sake of time in this video which isn't too long but again take your time and just know how to cut those edges and make sure you keep an eye on that curve because that's probably the hardest part you're going to cut so you're actually going to need two of these Dollar Tree items, these garden flower bed dividers and we're going to cut them all out so now that we have those four rounded pieces now we're going to the bottom of these garden dividers and we're going to cut and you can see here you want it to look like almost a tea this is the bottom part of this article that we're cutting off and that's because we're going to use that to push under the frame that's going to become the thing that's going to really support all of this and hold all of this these pieces together without it falling apart and breaking over time so you can see here that on the back I flipped it over first I put some hot glue on it and now I'm going to staple it to the frame p to make it really strong and sturdy that way so there's some of this cool latticework on the frame and then other pieces are glued together and it's all nice and secure so once I've got all four of them secured on the frame I'm going to go ahead and I'll start to hot glue on these rounder pieces it's curved with a little curly piece and this little arrow we'll put right in the corner and support it with a little bit of glue and then on the back on the front you saw me put the hot glue and then on the back side I'm going to add a little bit of e6000 just to make sure it's hot glued and glued long term nowwe're going to take the second one we have of these garden bed dividers please tell me what the thing is called because I'm going to be using this in another DIY and it would be great if someone could tell what this is called I just can't remember and then we'll take the Next piece, you saw how I cut out that little part that is an arrow and also these rounded pieces because we're going to take them and create a circle so you can see here we need these two pieces that we just cut out and the circle is very easy to put together. to take three of these curved edges and you'll put them all together with a little bit of hot glue and then just push them into place and they'll form a perfect circle now these other pieces like I just showed you that I cut out so you can see here that I'm going to aim the arrow inward now and this is the same thing that we cut in that first cut that was rounded that we're putting in the corners we're just removing the top rounding and then we're going to nest that in to see how I flipped it over and I'm putting them under Now that piece which is in the corner wants to make sure everything is nice and glued down really well and then these extra pieces of that t-shirt that we cut earlier with the little curl in it we don't want those long pieces I've decided to go ahead and cut them you can see here which slipped and moved a bit.
I need to hold it down a bit longer with some hot glue and while it dries I went ahead and cut the last of those lengths. pieces that we don't want to be there and then once we've got everything cut out and everything is hot glued and clamped in place and nice and sturdy, go ahead and flip it over and now we're going to take the circle and we're going to hot glue it on that and adding it in the center of this really cool art frame so the cool thing about this is it's actually really strong and sturdy because I reinforced it with six mil and hot glue and I do recommend trimming it one more time on the back and add more hot glue where you think you need it it's going to be really sturdy the more hot glue you add to the back and then when you're done just pull all the little strings because you're going to have hot glue strings everywhere when I'm putting this together so take the time to get all that off now you're going to go ahead and take some white paint and paint the frame I'll say I wish I had done this before i start putting on all this black lattice work but they know i've been filming i don't think about things as i go and just make sure everyone can see what i'm doing so here's the final look using This basket I picked up from the Dollar Tree I finally snuck out to go to the stores.
I was very cautious and paranoid the whole time, but I just wanted to get out of the house for a few minutes because folks, I've been inside my house for over a month now, so with my gloves and my mask and I had my hand sanitizer, I went very cautiously to the stores and only touched the stuff I was planning on buying so I picked up this little basket because all their Easter stuff is completely on sale at Dollar Tree and I went ahead and I knew I could turn this into a really nice glazed look like this I'm taking some painters tape you saw I used my scissors to cut those little tabs we don't need the ones holding the handle those can go away and I'm using some painters tape and I sent saran wrap to cover everything the white I'm trying to keep exposed just that orange part we don't want we're going to spray paint that black in just a second so once you've got everything covered go ahead tea and take it outside with some black spray paint and spray paint around that edge to create a glazed look on this basket now i thought this was so pretty because well you and i know this was meant to look like a basketball hoop it really looks like a lattice when you spray paint around the side that black and a any spray paint that can be applied can actually scratch it up on that white this is how i got rid of any spillage that might have gone under the tape from painters that maybe I missed by not pressing it all the way down so once you have all of that figured out go ahead and take some more of your burlap that you have on hand and wrap it up to get the right size and then cut off what isn't I wanted and then I pushed it into my pretty basket now that it has that lattice work with enamel on it.
I just thought this turned out really nice and then we're going to take some foam squares and we're going to put two in there because we want to get that height that we can fill. with all kinds of really pretty things, so I'm going to take some of these ferns that I picked up from the Dollar Tree a while back. I'm going to take my pliers and I like to poke a hole because these ferns are are kind of hard to push down in this movie so I like to just poke those holes in there and then fill in with hot glue and then glue my ferns and fold them in the direction I want and then once I have the first layer I'll keep adding and adding and adding and adding until it becomes a really beautiful arrangement that you can look at here I'm adding some of these little boxwood stems I bought this really long garland from Hobby Lobby a while back and I keep cutting pieces off when I need them I also ended up adding some white hydrangeas and some of these tall white flowers I thought the green and white was really pretty too and then I took some more string from the Dollar Tree, I went through it on one side, took some extra string and wrapped it up real nice and then went back to the other side and did that too, then on the par I also tied a knot on the top.
I liked the way it looked to have a knot at the top. You'll see at the end what that knot looks like, but it was just an overhand knot and then looped. the front i took one of these wooden garden stem these light up garden signs that you can stick on your flower beds and glued them right on the front to give it that farmhouse chic look, just chic. I found these three containers at the Dollar Tree for a dollar each. i would look past them but i brought them home and gave them four coats of white spray paint and then added these decals that are also of the dollar tree numbering the front of them one two and three really made them look so cute and i gave them all kinds of personality and then i'll take some black paint and just paint the edge of the top of this bin to give it a farmhouse enamel look.
I think these would be really cute styles on a bookcase or in an office or just in general and some sort of cute shelf you like to decorate farmhouse stuff on so once you've got around the edges I'm done as well tapping the corners of the bottom and side and you'll see in just a second where I did that but once all your black paint was dry take some Mod Podge and seal all the paint and decal so it blocks very cool it may want to splinter with these types of plastics even with spray paint on it but when you put the Mod Podge on it it really seals it nice and tight today we are going to use these two different garden basket holders where you can put plants inside them and hang them on their porches outside or even inside and we're going to cut this middle ring that holds all the wires in the middle so we can hold the flowers because we're going to turn this into a nice cage for to birds now this The idea came from someone I saw online and I want to make sure I give them credit because they got glammed up with theirs and I won't today so I'll go ahead and link to their video below where they got their inspiration. so you can see how they embellished it and I turned it into a chandelier and I'll link to below where I put the list of supplies for this bird cage so once I go ahead and use your wire cutters and break that circle of wire in the middle, then you will straighten it.
Take the cables out of your basket and make sure they are as straight as possible. Now here you see it's snapped right where I put my fingers because that's the joining ring of this larger circle. Don't worry if it breaks. I'm going to show you how to fix it no matter how many times I tried to straighten this without breaking that part, it happened naturally every time so I'll show you how to fix it in just a second. Once you've cut all the wires on that circle, you're going to go ahead and straighten them out like I said, it's the best you can and then pull them back a little bit to get them apart. they naturally want to curve from them being molded that way in the shop when done once you've got it all out like this then you can take some twine and use some hot glue and you could probably use some e6000 as well but that It will take longer to dry, so I don't think it's necessary.
I'm just taking some hot glue holding it in place to make sure it dries and then I'm going to take some twine and you're going to wrap it around to make sure everything is nice and stuck. You could use electrical tape if you have any of that so you don't have to worry about spray painting it, which is what I ended up doing. I wrapped it with this and then I spray painted it and the thing is you can just keep going around and wrap this whole ring but I decided to just do this little dot and spray paint it and once it's spray painted it doesn't even stick anymore realize it broke or had a problem at this joint so once you have it all nice and tight just make sure you have a nice finish and everything is laying flat then what you're going to do is take your pliers and you're going to create a little hook at the end of each of these long pieces of wire that we just straightened out as best we could. so here you are with your pliers and you're going to work the whole circle, you don't want to have a super big hook and you want to make sure that the hooks are the same height all the way around the circle. because otherwise when you go to put it on the part you didn't cut, the one on my left, you'll see that the birdcage might be crooked, so make sure all your hooks are at the same height. around and then what you're going to do is just take that other part, the one that you didn't cut in the other basket, and you're going to hook them on the inside on the same line on that same joint, you can see how my wire lines match up between yeah and then he's going to take his pliers again and you're going to bend and squeeze them all into place now the cool thing about this project is that each one of these baskets is a dollar it comes with this really cool chain that you can use for another DIY and reuse later but it's a dollar and to make a bird cage it's really only two dollars and maybe fifty cents because you'll see some things that I'm going to put up to make it look like a bird cage like a little handle on top but this is like the easiest project how pretty they could be as a wedding reception how pretty they could decorate this for any season in your home and i'm so excited because i think i have some ideas for it This for Halloween to do some stuff With this craft and this idea, once you have all the wires squeezed in place and you want to make them as tight as possible, then you're going to take this flat part that comes from those lids on those glass jars from which you can get them. mason jars or dollar tree lids they have as well and then you'll put it on top and use a combination of e6000 which will seal it long term and then hot glue to hold it in place while the e6000 is drying i like to make sure that i went over each one of those little bumps to make sure it was really good and sealed so it really had a good bond and then i took a popsicle stick and i'm just dabbing it where i'm rubbing it against that black metal rod that goes up and just rubbing it across everywhere to make sure everything is sealed up nice and try to make it as clean as possible and then I'm going to grab one of these ping pong balls.
I thought this was the most fun thing to put here, but you know sometimes the most random things can turn out so beautiful and look just like the real thing, so I did a little sniping. it's very easy to cut out to make a little circle it doesn't have to be perfect and you're making this little flat on top of the lid of the can and you're going to add a little bit more of this This one sticks out all over the ping pong ball and you're going to tuck that in right there and you can add some hot glue one more time to make sure it stays in place while it dries now here's the next thing you can make this bird cage as tall as you want you can make it two tiers three tier four tier as you like and the more you play with it it's great to make different heights and stack them all on a table our next craft will be another DIY organizer from Dollar Tree supplies these to garden trellis wire racks I think that's what they're called, each one is a dollar so we're going to take them and right on that bottom bar we'll connect them and you can see here those sticks that would go to the ground I'm going to fold them down and then I'm going to tie everything up and pinch everything nice and secure in place.
I am using black zip ties. I picked them upalso at the D. ollar Tree, actually all my supplies in this DIY are 100% from the Dollar Tree and it's so cute when we're done, then I ended up picking up these garden buckets as well. be using a tool that i also feature a lot here on my channel it's called the crop-a-dile it punches through metal it's actually designed for grommets but it can go right through metal this is the strongest and coolest tool and my husband really likes to use all the time tell me where that pink metal piercing tool is my crop-a-dile so you can see here I'm taking these adorable cubes from the Dollar Tree I'm using three of them and I'm drilling four holes in it so I can tie it zipped up on this really cute mesh wire shelf i just put together with two of them and you can see the four holes here is it cuts like that easily no issues and its a really cool tool for someone who may also have very sensitive hands be arthritis I love this tool I use it all the time and my hand never hurts when I use it so here I am going to go down all three cubes drilling those four holes and lu I'm going to come around the back and I'm going to create a figure eight so I'm going to check my cube first you can see here that I've gone all the way or the little flange is blocked and then I'm going to go back out and come back to go through the hole again by wrapping one of the bars out of that second hole and then wrapping the bar the other way creating a figure eight so it's really secure there and you can put a lot of weight on things and this without having any problems at all , so make sure you tighten it real tight and then cut off anything that's extra from your flange that you don't want so once I had one cube it's really simple at this point just go down and make the other two cubes friends this is a great DIY to make for a storage unit In any situation you can put it in a bathroom, in the kitchen, in a kid's room, even in your bedroom, it's such a cute thing and you can really decorate it and have fun with it him, and the possibilities are endless because you can put the baskets you want. wants in it and geology has a couple different metal containers like this that are so adorable our next project will be using these three adorable glass jars that I found in their glass dish section.
I don't know what that section was called. but I love these three jars. I thought they were very pretty. I love details, so I took them outside. I spray painted the glass white and spray painted the tops black and everyone knows I love that farmhouse look. you could decide not to scrape the paint, but I'm going to stop you at that point of spray painting or go a little further like I'm doing here and I'm just going to scrape it off with some sandpaper real quick and give it a little bit of character because i want to ed that it was designed to pass, they look so like the 1940s.
I don't know how else to explain it. I love the way this glass looked and then because they had this perfect rectangle in the front I thought it would be so pretty to paint. in numbers and these could be so cute in your kitchen that you can put some goodies on them or you can use it to display utensils whatever you want so I'm going to go in with my black paint and you can check it out here if you're a long time follower of my channel You know I love hand painting letters and I use a cap from my paint bottle because I feel like I have better control and I'm painting my letters and numbers but I'm just walking in and taking my time with my small fine point brush and i'm going over those pencil lines and coloring them like you would with a coloring book and i have so many people all the time saying i'm not good with hand painting but i wasn't good at first either and i just kept practicing and practicing and the more you do the more muscle control you'll get over your hand once those numbers have dried up.
I took some Mod Podge to seal them in forever because I think this looks so cute and I never want to change. I made sure to go over all the white surface except where the cap would screw on. display them so cute in your kitchen. I can't wait to show you how we're going to do this item so we're going to take this top piece of the lid not the screwed part but the flat piece and then we're going to take some chicken wire and we're going to start molding it around these garden baskets. Now I used it a couple of days ago to make a cage.
I'm going to link that video at the end of this video so you can see how I spin this article. in a bird cage but today we're going to make a fruit basket out of this so we're going to take this chicken wire and Slowly we're going to start working all the way in pushing it down twisting the wire into place making sure everything be nice and safe because chicken wire can scratch and snag your clothes it can do a lot of things but when you do it right and take your time and keep turning it and turning it and making sure all those little sharp pieces they're down it makes a farmhouse DIY look cooler so here I am just grabbing my pliers. and working around my basket and pushing down on the wire once I have everything secured and twisted into place I'm going to take that lid and with a little bit of e6000 again and a little bit of hot glue for that long term hold to short term I'm going to make sure it's nice and secure in there with that glue and then I'm going to take another long piece of wire and I'm going to twist it in two places, you're going to want to create kind of a V opening because we're going to put one of those candles crystal stem holders you see a lot at dollar tree now you should be able to rub your hands all over your basket without any wires poking your fingers this is how you know you did a good job making sure it was ok and safe to have to use as a decoration so here I am taking those glass candles like I mentioned a second ago and we're going to put them right on top of that cap you're going to want to spread them open just a little bit more than you had in there because you want to make sure the glass gets through under that wire and it's nice and secure and there for the long haul once you're all set and you can see it's all on set it aside let it dry then go ahead and spray paint the whole thing black once That it's spray painted black takes on a whole new life and looks so stinking cool at this point now I decided to go more farmhouse with this and I wanted to wrap some string from the Dollar Tree around the top.
I thought this looked really nice and finished the basket for this next project it's a super simple project. I picked up this little block house from Michael's dollar section they actually have a dollar section as well and they have a lot of wood crafts inside of them so I picked this up in there this little heart was from a big package I picked up at Hobby Lobby and you can also pick up hearts at any craft store basically and then I'm going to get some cream paint but you can paint this any color you can choose a soft pink and make a white heart you can make a little red house with a white heart or pink there are so many options for valentines day and the colors you choose once you have your house painted I am going to wrap some twine around the bottom to add that farmhouse look and then glue assemble into your little heart.
This is a great starter project for someone who wants to try crafty and isn't sure what their style is yet. a comment below w to let me know what you think of these projects i did today thank you so much for being my friend and then say next episode bye friends

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