??Best DOLLAR TREE DIY Decor You've Seen This Year!May 31, 2021
Today is the mystery box challenge, but last night I had nightmares about troll hair and pencils. If
thisis our first time meeting, I'm natalie callahan and my goal is to help you feel more powerful in your DIY and home
decornow. let me explain about trolls so if you've been watching my channel for a while you've
seenme take part in the mystery box challenge it's one of my favorites so what happens is another diy youtuber sends me a package of things i have never
seenbefore my job is to DIY whatever is in the box well i got my pack from shannon in the diyer diary she is amazing and talented so if you haven't seen her channel i'm going to link it below she sent creativity in the cheap pencil with troll hair and she had to do it by hand so i have no idea what's in
thisbox but i'm a little nervous about opening it but whatever is in here let's rock even if she sent me troll hair.
I have a few ideas up my sleeve, so here we go if you have any idea what she sees. don't tell me like challenge items, you should let me know in the comments section below, ok we have a card. hi natalie i love your work. the challenge items I'm so nervous about so here we go we've got challenge number two and challenge number one and we're going to put those aside we'll do those last ones yeah so these succulents are clips I'm a little excited about it i think i can do something really fun i have some other succulents in my stash and then a little box i love it and then we have an easter basket i'm not a big fan of yellow but who cares we can change that i haven't seen in my shop but i love them so it's a really fun find they always come in handy for something and by the way we got a fun little twist in this episode we've been challenged to. use a secret item i'll share with you what it is in a bit so keep an eye out for that so these are like a little candle warmer and i got the perfect thing to put this on in a second ok a little bit of rope jute oh fun ok these hanging baskets i think we could do something fun with this nice work shannon ok a hanging hook he sent me two of these maybe shelf how cute is this now it's time for the challenge items let's take a moment of silence and say a quick prayer for no troll hair ok challenge item number one a giant garden bag ok this is a good challenge not troll hair ok it's a good challenge even though it's small it can be scary so it's a fish ok ok we can do this so I'm going to think about this and then I'll come back so it's been a few days and I have had some time to think about the articles that they sent me.
I'm just going to pull out one of the challenge items right up front and that was this giant green grass garden bag. to do with this seriously okay i came up with an idea that i'm really excited about and i'm going to be working with a medium i've never worked with before we're going to use this élan bag to create a cement pot i've never worked with cement in my life so this might be a little risky we'll see, I've had this kind of bucket floating outside for a while if it gets completely destroyed in this process.
I'm not losing sleep over it. I actually had to tape a couple of places there were cracks and I didn't want the concrete to seep through so I used some gorilla tape and then of course we sewed this bag together so there's only like a couple of inches around we don't want like a hundred pound planter that just wouldn't work and hopefully we get a good size right now I have no idea how this is going to go but I have high hopes so we're going to take this bucket and put the soil under these bags I better put some cardboard I'm also going to put on gloves because just touching this cement nt mix my fingers are a little bit sore so we don't want that so I'm going to put on gloves and we're going to open up the sand mix, i really hope this works out i'm filming those are called sandhill cranes and they're very loud at times apparently they don't know i'm filming a youtube show here so don't worry about my woodpile here we're working on that honey yeah in my last episode i talked about what i need to get rid of this pile of wood so we're going to make some projects out of that and i just bought this cheap shovel at
treebecause i thought i might throw it away when finish and have water. and we're supposed to mix until it looks like oatmeal apparently and we're going to mix it up and I can already tell this won't cut it I think I need a lot more I feel like this is like an adult version of making mud pies adult mud pies mix mix mix this is a good workout, okay, that's about as close to oatmeal as i think we can get.
I don't think I fully explained what look I'm after. I saw this inspiration photo and said it looks really cool. I want to try and get that look but there are no instructions so I'm blind by the seat of my pants now ideally I would probably just get a rice bag or burlap sack and make this planter but this is what we are working on with a mysterious challenge. I've got my cooking spray here and we're going to spray the inside of the bag and the outside of this I hope it helps we'll just rub it in and then we'll spray this as well I hope this helps to free it up when we're done I'm going to put about two inches at the bottom and I hope this is again the correct consistency for mud pies.
I don't know if this will work. I really hope it works. of trying to evenly distribute this this might be my first epic filler i don't know there's these annoying screens that are getting me pumped up so i'm going to sacrifice this thing for the cause here because i feel like it could make our lives a little bit more easy with a last stitch effort. I'm going to finish the bag and one of the things on it was there was a
decorative string and it was snug like a bag so I'm going to go ahead and just take my big string here and tie it off and see if that helps hold it up a bit and I can if I can mold it around that or not I think this will be the front we'll tighten the string oh I just painted my whole face now that we have that string in there I hope we can shape it into the bag shape we're trying to get I'm just massaging it in well at this point I don't feel too confident to be honest with you but we're going to let it dry and hope for a little miracle it turns out and looks amazing i've let it sit for about 36 hours and we're going to take it apart and see How does it look like.
I don't have much hope. We'll see, although I'm very surprised. thirst it actually turned out and I think it's very very nice I think we're going to be okay so we've got a couple of loose fibers here that I have scissors and we're going to try to cut them and then we're going to let it heal a little bit more and then we'll get some new rope and tie it up and plant it with some pretty flowers that I'll probably kill but will try really hard to keep. alive this time i am pleasantly surprised so as i mentioned this is part of the mystery box challenge which was created by courtney from creative on the cheap and she has put together this amazing group of people who are so talented and at the end of This episode I'm going to send you one of my favorite youtubers and I'll let you know who she is at the end of the episode so in my next
treediy we're going to use some of these hanging baskets now she sent me one and I have another one that I have in Mind what can we do as a faux decorative farmhouse sca I have been wanting to do this for a while and this was the perfect opportunity so I have a spindle here now I am going to use a power miter saw but if you have a miter box and a drill, you can do it.
I probably do this so you don't need the big tools but it makes life so easy so what we're going to do is we're going to use this as the center support and this will be kind of a scalar mimic on the right and we're going to cut this first I cut the spindle at 18 inches leaving about an inch and a half at the top before the turn begins, then I cut our wood dowel at 18 inches as well and then we're going to drill a hole through this and hopefully that will work, just make sure our dowel fits into it, it's a little snug as we want it to be, just go through it very carefully, then we'll glue two rounds of wood together, one three inches and one that's five inches and let it dry for a couple of hours while it dries we are going to work on the scale portion we are going to take the baskets and cut out the arm that has the little loop on the bottom this is going to act as a screw hole i just used cut wire lovers but honestly if you have tin snips this would make cutting a bit easier you're going to need a total of four of these pieces two for each side then with my hand I flatten them and fold them in the opposite direction so that sharp edges snap into our little three inch wooden rounds and then you. he's going to find the center and draw a line through it and bring it over to the side so he knows where to put the screws, then he's going to take a small bit and pre-drill the holes.
I just used some short screws I found in my stash that have a wider head on top then you slide the screw through the loop and drill it into place now just for a little extra security I add a little bit of glue from hot gorilla just as a backup do this anywhere do you see what we're building here i know this can be seems a bit complicated but i hope it all makes sense in the end. Now I'm taking a link from the basket chain and we're going to attach it where these two arms meet with black duct tape that I wrap around. and off the tape each side now looking back in hindsight being 20 20 i wish i had used some air drying clay to hold it in place but this worked so we took our hook and four links of chain plus a small basket clasp and hook it onto the top of the single chain link like I show you here now we have two fake scales now it's time to finish assembling I'm going to use a screw dowel to attach to our bracket we pre-drilled some holes , then we put the shank screw into the drill and drill it into place until it stops drilling and then you hand tighten the spindle into the screw shank now it's time to add some embellishments and I take a daisy which I did with blow drying air clay i'll show you a bit more we'll get back in detail on another diy coming up in a few minutes make sure it's dried probably for about 24 hours c on it dry now we're going to hot glue it in place with gorilla hot glue then i'm going to add a little wooden finial on top then i searched around my stash to see what else i had little things on and i found a couple of little wooden stars and little decorative finials that I glued to each side when all is said and done you won't even be able to tell they are stars but they will just be a little decorative element then I pre-drill in the bottom of the dowel about two and a half to three inches into a hole for an eye hook and I twist them into place by hand now with our scales hanging from it we spray paint the whole thing with a satin black spray paint now before I show you the final look we have a very quick diy that will go on top of the scale so let's do it now for our farm scale need something to weigh and shannon sent me this cloche and we're going together ar the other one and we're going to elevate this for our next DIY now these cloches are made of plastic and you can tell it especially on the bottom so I took them outside primed them then painted them black to match our scale and then i steal some dollar tree pots of some succulents in a DIY coming over here in just a second and take the bases of those and spray them a robin's egg blue and let it all dry now we're going to assemble them quickly and I just took a couple of dollar tree silk pink peonies which actually look pretty nice and stuffed them into the floral foam and then I put them inside the newly raised plastic bell and just put them on the scale and here's the final look of the scale and the pink peony bells including the bells and everything i have a little over ten bucks on this isn't too bad but what do you think a fish is and it moves?
Shannon sent me two shelf brackets and I actually got a shelf bracket in my last mystery box challenge. Enge, so if you want to see what I did with that, I'll link to it below. I thought this would be a really good opportunity to use up some more of my scrap so we're going to make a shelf but I wanted to do this it's kind of fun and I think we're going to do something with this yard fence they sell on the tree of the buck it's actually really nice i love this now i take all the metals and plastics i'm going to be using outside and spray them with a flat black chalkboard paint so they have the same finish. now my portionThe big one on the shelf was already the right length to start with.
I was lucky it was in my scrap pile that way and I think it was 24 inches. It was originally cut down from a 1 by 8 and then I cut a 1 by 3 about 2 inches shorter than our top shelf to accommodate the brackets, so we need to cut our plastic to fit. I make sure to leave some of the faux ironwork behind the piece of wood so I have something to staple it to later, then I lay everything on top of it again and line up our supports to see where we need to make those cuts in the ironwork and then I remove that area and then connect the wood pieces together using some wood glue and some finishing nails as this is going to my entryway where I put my bench for my last episode.
I used the same old wax to finish the wood and then I take my staple gun and staple the plastic iron work in place now. i am going to attach four hooks that i bought at walmart and line them up with the arrow part on the scroll work and screw them into place and then spray the whole thing clear coat and let it dry before i install this shelf is about five dollars in supplies, but you'd never guess in a million
years. This shelf is amazing and will provide a lot of features in my entryway. be using this hell I love it and then I'm going to use some more of this garden fence too, isn't that amazing?
I really love this so don't be surprised if I bring this up in future episodes because I think it's a looks great it's pretty convincing I can't take credit for this idea this is something I saw on pinterest but when I did I saw I thought oh I have to make one of those that's really cute so I'll link my inspiration for this project in the description box below you will need two of these garden fences to complete this project because we are going to cut four sections complete one for each side now i would recommend the smaller seasonal signs which are made of mdf for this because they are a bit smaller than this piece and they fit perfectly on the garden fence but we are working with the hello love sign which they sent me and it's a little bit bigger so to accommodate this we're going to cut four square wooden dowels for each of the corners now we end up using a ton of hot glue from gor ila for this project to make it happen so be prepared for that, normally this is not my style but it worked in the end.
I like things that feel a little more substantial and stable, but all this glue I used really made it feel stable and we basically hot glued it to every corner, every place we could, and then in the corners I took some popsicle sticks, which was the secret item we all asked for. use and release type in one of our designs so I just use these to hide some of the mechanisms around the edges and once it's fully assembled we take it outside and paint the whole thing with a black chalkboard paint making sure to cover everything very well i styled it with a dollar hurricane vase and a candle and then i used some lamb ears from walmart and some pink peonies just to fill it in a bit and i think it looks so cute it's so fancy looking and we got some love r three bucks on this candle holder and it's so impressive especially when you take that price into account and I also think these would make really cute wedding centerpieces.
What do you think is yellow? I mean it's definitely Easter, but we want to do this. it looks like a high end decor so what we're going to do to elevate this piece is we're going to remove the handle first and since it's plastic I feel like I should add a little bit of primer so that's what I do, prime everything. thing inside and out and then i sprayed the whole thing with a black spray paint now you can choose whatever finish you want in this case i decided to go with a satin finish and let it dry completely now the cool thing is on top it has kind of a band that looks like metal grommets and it looks really cool so we're going to leave that exposed but we're going to cover most of the rest of the basket with rope because it's still at this point it looks like a this er basket so come on I'm going to take some rope I had on hand and one way I like to finish off the edges of the rope is to make an alternate dimpled tie on the end and this just helps keep it from fraying and instead of just using a a bunch of gluing on the end gives it a more finished quality and the way you do it is you make a loop and you match it to the edge of the rope and then you wrap it around five to ten times and then you cut the jute twine and lue go you thread that end through the loop that you had to start with and then you pull that loop into the tie like you see me doing here and then you pull it both ways to create a knot that's hidden under that jute twine and then you trim off the excess and then to wrap the rope we're going to use a little bit of hot glue and we'll use it around the bottom leaving a little bit of that folded edge exposed the bottom and then I wrap it all the way around and then we use a little bit of hot glue on the top and then we finish the end the same way we started the first edge with that tie down and then I just take a couple eucalyptus bushes and just bend the stems and throw them in and for about five bucks we have some very greenery cute very easy to put together with just a few supplies and i love this and it was such an easy lift when shannon sent me these succulents i was so excited because i wanted to make a succulent ulenta arrangement for a while so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity and actually every time I go to the dollar tree I've been collecting a bunch of succulents so let's have a little fun with this.
It's going to be a super easy arrangement to put together and also very temporary. I start by taking a ball of dough that you've seen me use here on this channel before and fill it with a couple bags of black stones that I get from the dollar tree and I evenly spread them out, then I take my collection of succulents, the one she sent me. and the ones i've been collecting and if they're on a clip i take them off, if they're in a pot i take them out and then just start putting them in the container and i feel like a couple of them i needed to use hot glue and stick them on a stone so it would stay in place but the nice thing about this is that it will be easily removed later so it's not permanent but it will do the job for now and the rest of them i just sat on top of the rocks and stuck them in between the rocks and i varied the colors and textures are these colors and textures so Awesome this is such an easy thing to put together and would look great on a dining table or wherever you have a little spot for something like this and the
bestpart is we can ca change it up and do something different with them because nothing is permanent in this arrangement what do you think of t her beautiful rainbow of succulents ok so for our next diy dollar tree we are going to use the this is us banner now lets use a few more of those popsicle sticks, these great ones actually sell the home improvement store.
I chose this package. at lowe's for only 99 cents but don't quote me i can't remember for sure i take the frame apart and pull out the this is us and then we will cover the blue design by gluing our popsicle sticks diagonally using wood glue my first thought was to cut them all and then glue them but then i decided to go ahead and glue them and let them dry completely and then i'm just going to cut them off using just normal scissors. I missed one or two but then reattached them with some wood glue and let them dry.
Then I painted the whole thing with black chalk paint and it had these little wooden beads. I'm going to hot glue the bottom of the frame to create a kind of vertical effect and it turned out to match the frame perfectly so I didn't do anything else to the frame and then once our chalk paint was dry, i replaced the center in the frame and secured it in place now i really think this would make a nice place to keep your keys or you could put little trinkets in there or maybe little plants on top but for less than two bucks you have a lot of options and i think that this looks really nice on our shelf, what do you think?
I think I've been joking about this fish for a bit but honestly I have a really awesome idea so if you want to see what it is stay tuned a little longer ok so for our next DIY we're going to be using this box of craft so i wanted to add embellishments to the top of this box and i recently ordered these clay molds from amazon, aren't they so cool? a little clump of this clay and roll it out and press it into our mold now i didn't know exactly what embellishment i wanted to put on top so i selected a couple and then took them out and let them dry i would say for a good 24 hours to be honest with you while our clay dries.
Take some strands of pearl stickers that I got from the dollar tree and wrap them around the top and bottom of the lid and also the base of the box just to add a bit of detail, then once our clay piece is done is dry, we glue it hot. upstairs and i start by painting the whole thing in this beautiful sea green color once it's dry i add some antiques going back and forth using a black wax and this really nice gold color by folk art until i'm happy with a look it's quite an update simple but i think this could work great as a jewelry box or fun gift box and it's only a little over a dollar how cool is that what comes to mind when i think of one fish i think of two things i think of sushi and i think of fishing and when i think of fishing i think of my cousin alec alec was seriously the most amazing guy you've ever met in your life and he was diagnosed with cancer many
years ago and he fought very very hard honestly it was in seriously such an amazing kid because as much pain as he was in he never once complained he never asked why i literally was probably too perfect for this life because he did it at only 12 and alec loved to fish and his wish was even to go fishing in alaska which he did shortly before he passed away so my idea for this fish is to make a garden stepping stone in his honor then send it to my aunt for mothers day , which isn't very far, so what we're going to do is I'm going to take you outside and we're going to do this with concrete, a little bit more of that concrete, so I start by mixing a little bit more concrete for our shape.
I decided to use a pot liner that I picked up on three. package in the dollar tree i spray it with some cooking spray again and i pour some of our concrete then i take a dollar tree cookie cooling rack and take some tin snips and cut it to fit inside in our way This just adds a little more stability to the trampoline. Now I don't. I don't know if it's really necessary but I thought it couldn't hurt then I poured the rest of our concrete on top and smoothed it out and my plan for the fish is to make an impression with it and for that to work we need it. to be a little firmer but still a little wet I let it sit for two hours then I take our fish and push it down to the bottom third of our stone and let it sit for 24 hours then remove it from our container to do more easy the stencil, first i sprayed it with a clear coat and that will help me to be able to put my stencil down and not allow the cement to chip and i took a stencil i made on my cricut machine and then i also mixed some black exterior paint with a little bit of gray paint to get a kind of sofa.
Ten just a little bit and then I fill in our template. After the fact I decide to also add three extra fish on the bottom and then when we're done painting it I add an extra clear coat now that I've seen this little fisherman. it immediately reminded me of the silhouette of alex and this is definitely my favorite project of this episode because it means a lot to me and i know it will mean a lot to my aunt teresa too alec may have passed to the other side but he will never be forgotten here on earth for those who loved it so i really loved this project and i hope you found inspiration in it and now the moment of truth who i am sending you is jennifer from a little bit of calm and madness pop on over to her video below what i'll link in the description box below and if you enjoyed this episode here's another one i think you'll like too and to all my diy niners i just want to remind you they are more powerful you know see you next time bye
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