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Top 15 Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys/2021 Dollar Tree Diys

Top 15 Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys/2021 Dollar Tree Diys
hi everyone and welcome back to my channel in today's video i am taking 15 of my top

dollar

tree

farmhouse

diys

and putting them all together in this one video if you enjoyed today's video please make sure to give it a thumbs up let me know in the comment section down below which one is your favorite and if you haven't done so already please make sure to click that subscribe button and the notification bell so you will be notified the next time i upload a brand new video each of today's projects will be timestamped in my description box below if you would like to skip ahead to any particular project now with that being said let's get started on these 15

diys

and they are not in any particular order i am using these beautiful glass canisters from

dollar

tree

and i am going to go ahead and remove the lid as well as the plastic piece that's inside the lid so i just used a flat head screwdriver and lifted up a piece of that plastic lid to the point where i could get my pliers under there and then i just rolled my pliers over until the plastic piece came off i did that for all three lids now keep your plastic pieces because we will be attaching these back on later i painted each of the canisters with two coats of my waverly white chalk paint and i also painted each of the lids and i did make sure that i allowed that paint to dry between each coat so that it would have a nice smooth finish now i wanted my lids to have a wood look so i am painting them with the white chalk paint to start off with a very nice base coat these are absolutely gorgeous after two coats of paint so to get that realistic wood look i'm going to be using my antique wax made by waverly and i have used this technique on a metal cabinet which i will link in the cards above as well as that video in my description box if you are interested in watching that to see how i get this wood look so i'm just going to apply the wax with a brush and then i'm taking a lint-free cloth and wiping most of that wax off and i'm going in the same direction to give it more of a wood grain effect and i did apply two coats allowing it to dry in between each of those coats and i think this is just so gorgeous and so realistic and it looks like real wood i'm going to reapply those plastic pieces back onto the lid and i'm going to set those to the side so since this is chalk paint and i want to make sure that i protect the rim because those lids are going to be in and out of there i want to protect that chalk paint using some clear sealing wax made by krylon and i'm just going to apply that with my lint-free cloth and then once i apply a nice generous amount in that area i will use a clean portion of the cloth to rot wipe most of that wax off to leave it with a nice smooth finish now i don't recommend putting any food in these containers because i did paint the top part of the rim but you could certainly store any kind of cute items like cotton balls or q-tips i'm going to be displaying them on this tray now i made this tray in a previous diy and i will have a link to that video in my description box if you are interested and i am also using some scrapbook paper from hobby lobby i'm going to go ahead and just measure out the height and width of this tray that i have already made and i'm using my cricut cutter because i don't cut the most perfectly straight lines and i wanted to make sure that i got it as straight as possible so that i would not have any gaps when i place the paper in the bottom of the tray i always like to make sure that the paper is going to fit before i apply it and i will be applying it using some mod podge and i am using matte mod podge so that it doesn't have a very glossy finish because once i apply a eve an even layer on the bottom and then i place my paper in there and make sure that there are no wrinkles or air bubbles and that everything's nice and smooth i will go back over the top of that with my mod podge to protect the paper in case anything were to get on it and then it also i want to make sure that it has a matte finish to match the chalk paint after i allowed that to dry i could style my canisters right here on this tray and i think they are super beautiful i love how they turned out two of these wood round plaques from walmart and i think they were about a dollar a piece and i'm also going to be using some beads i get my beads and this is a very large bag from amazon which i will have linked in my amazon store in my description box below if you are interested i'm going to take my hot glue and do one small section at a time now these wood plaques have a lip on them so i'm going right there to the outside edge of that lip and then i'm going to place each of my beads with the holes facing up so you don't see any of those and i'm going to go all the way around in small sections so that my hot glue doesn't dry before i can add my beads on then i'm going to take that other wood round and put the glue right there at the lip all the way around this and then i can set this right on top of those beads and you guys this thing is so beautiful i am loving how it's looking already i'm going to take one of dollar tree's candlesticks glass candlesticks and i'm going to give it a base coat of my waverly white chalk paint and i'm only going to put one coat on there and let it dry because i'm going to go back in after that dries with my antique wax and i'm going to give this one good coat i'm not going to wipe it off i'm just trying to make it look like wood and then i'm going to set that to the side and let it dry and i'm going to put the same antique wax right on these wood rounds now to get down in those beads i just found that it was easier to pounce the brush up and down to make sure you get inside all of those crevices and cracks and then i am going to go back in with a cloth or you can go in with a paper towel and just smear that in and blend it in really nicely and it's going to give it that nice antique look so i did this to the entire piece now you want to make sure when you add your beads you don't put a lot of extra glue on there because the wax will not stick to the glue and you really don't want to be able to see that extra glue this is how it looks i'm going to make sure they are dry before i attach the two pieces together to attach them i am going to use some e6000 and some hot glue and i'm going to put four dots of e6000 opposite of each other because i do not like to mix my e6000 and hot glue together for some reason it just doesn't work well if you mix the two together so that e6000 is going to give you that permanent long-term hold and the hot glue is going to give you that temporary hold i'm going to place the top part of the candlestick to the bottom part of the wood and now we have this gorgeous riser i think it turned out super cute i'm going to use one of these metal buckets that i got from dollar general for a dollar and i'm just going to place some extra eucalyptus stems that i have lying around in there and then i can place this right on top of that wood riser and i think this turned out so gorgeous i love this piece it looks like a real antique wood piece let me know what you think of project number two and these cute little buck plastic garden fences from dollar tree and i wanted to remove those top corners so i'm just going to make a mark with my pencil to determine how i want this to look at the top and then i'm going to take my ruler and draw a straight line across those tabs on the side so i'll know where to score those i took a sharp utility knife and went in and scored the bottom parts of the fence and then came in with my scissors and trimmed that down i thought that the scissors would give me a little bit more of a closer cut but you could certainly cut those with the utility knife i cut the other one as well and then i'm going to come in on the side where those two tabs are and i'm actually going to score it on the top i don't want to cut it all the way through because if i cut this off it's going to leave a hole there then i'm going to come in on the back part of it and kind of cut a slit on those two sides of the tabs and then i'll be able to push that piece over and then it'll be nice and flush on the side and you won't have these two gaping holes so once i get that pushed over i can go over and do the exact same thing to the bottom one and here you can just see that i'm going to score it on the outside so that i'll be able to bend that over and get that nice and flush then i can go in and cut those tabs off with my scissors and then i can go in with some hot glue and add that to the inside which will be the back part of the fence to hold that in place then on the other side of the fence it has these tabs that connect these fencings together and you can just cut that off with your utility knife and it won't leave any holes you can just cut it nice and flush for that top part that i want to remove this is the back part of the fence so i'm going to draw a line a little bit higher than the actual top part of that curve of the fence because if i cut these off at the line that i drew on the front i realized that it was going to give me a gap at that top rim so what i'm going to do is take the my utility knife on the back side of the fence and cut that down until i'm able to remove that top portion and you'll see in just a minute what i mean by leaving a little bit extra at the top so that you can push that over i'm going to take my pencil and then draw the line where i need to fold it over at or bend it over and then i'm going to take my utility knife and score over that i don't want to go all the way through the plastic i just want to score it enough so that i could take my pliers and bend that over so that now it'll have that top piece just like the other part of this arch then i'm going to go in with some hot glue and glue that in place because this is some pretty thick plastic it really did not want to hold it in place just by itself so i'm going to take that bottom piece that i cut off of the fence and glue that in there so that it will have something to attach to and i just put a good amount of hot glue there in between those and hold it in place and then add a little bit of glue at the bottom part of that so it will stay in place and then you're going to do the exact same thing on the other side so once i got that bottom piece in holding that top piece in i realized that those side pieces were going to stick out a little too far so when i hang it on the wall it would have one side sticking out further than the other so i just cut those down flush and now it is ready for me to paint i'm going to go in with some waverly antique wax so i wanted to create the outside part of it to look like wood if i had this to do over again i would paint this entire piece with some white chalk paint to give it a nice base because the wax does not want to stick to plastic i was going for that wood grain look so i was taking my cloth and kind of wiping it to give it more of like a grain effect but as i was doing that it was basically just wiping the wax off so i went ahead and continued putting that first coat on thinking well i'll let it dry and see how it looks and see if the wax is going to come off well after it dried it didn't really look the way i wanted it to look so i do go back in with a second coat and with the second coat i do not wipe it off i just leave it on there so if you put the chalk paint on as a base then or maybe some mod podge on as a base then you would only have to put one coat on there i did make sure that i got those inside edges as well so it looks like one wood piece all the way around i did get a little bit of wax on the plastic so this is after the wax has dried and it wiped off very easily so that made me think that the wax was going to come off the outside so i went in with some mod podge and i painted over the entire portion that i put all of that wax on and then because i did not paint it to begin with i am going to go over all of those white sections because this is a matte finish mod podge and it's going to make it look less like plastic and more realistic so this is how it looks after it's dry and it is so beautiful i am loving how this arch is turning out i'm going to create a swag to go at the bottom and i'm using some eucalyptus from walmart and i've just cut the stems off of the bundle and i'm going to put three of those stems on each side going in opposite directions i'm going to attach these stems using some dollar tree floral wire and what i like to do is just take the second stem and overlap the first one right there at the bottom part of the stem and then wrap my floral wire around there really tightly so if you're going to recreate this i would leave that extra floral wire on there and not cut it off like i just did because you'll need that to attach it to your archway i ended up having to use extra floral wire because i cut all my pieces off and if i had left it on there i could have just attached it i did the exact same thing on the other side with the other three going in the opposite direction and then i'm just going to hold that up there to make sure i have it the length i want and to determine where i need to connect the two pieces in the middle and then i can just overlap those and attach it again with some floral wire then i could take this now and attach it to the archway and i'm attaching it at the bottom of each of those diamonds so if you left that extra floral wire on there you can skip this step where i'm having to add this extra on there once i have all of that in place i'm going to create a bow to go right in the center you don't have to create a bow you could leave it just as it is you can use whatever kind of ribbon you like i am using some buffalo check ribbon from hobby lobby and to create my bow i just create a loop about the size that i want and then i'll create another loop at the bottom the same size and then i'll go around to the side and do that again creating a loop at the top and the bottom and continue that until i have three loops on each side then i will squeeze it really tightly in the middle and then take a piece of floral wire and go around that and twist it in the back really tightly to cover up the floral wire and to give it a little bit more of a finished look i'm going to take a smaller piece of that ribbon and i'm going to glue it into thirds so i'm just going to fold it over about halfway glue it down and then repeat that and then i can glue this around my bow and it'll give it that nice finished look then you can attach your bow to the center of your swag with either hot glue or some floral wire and i'm going to fluff that bow out nice and pretty i'm going to attach mine with some hot glue and let it sit for a minute and i think that this turned out so beautiful these real wood arches or mdf arches go for 40 or more online and you can create your own that looks so gorgeous for a dollar from a dollar tree fence valentine signs i'm going to remove that burlap heart and then take some sandpaper and go over that section so again if i had this to do over i would remove all of the paper from that because i really wanted to use that side so i could have those grooves in there those indentions i did give it a base coat of my waverly white chalk paint and i did paint the entire piece so while that's drying i'm going to use some of these larger boxes from dollar tree and i'm going to use just the lids i'm going to use three of those lids as well as some jumbo craft sticks from dollar tree so i'm going to take six of those craft sticks line those up and then i can set my lid on top of that and then draw my lines for each side so i will know where to cut these i like to go in with my utility knife and score each of those lines before i go in with my scissors and cut them because that's just going to help prevent it from splintering or splitting and cracking and you'll get a nice even cut then i'm going to take some hot glue and attach all six of these to the top part of this lid now i'm not too concerned about the design on the inside because you really won't see that then i'm going to take some sandpaper and go over those outside edges and you just want to make sure that you try to keep it as flush as possible when you're adding those craft sticks to the outside edges i'm going to do the other two lids exactly the same way this is how the sign looks after i have painted it one time i'm going to go over it with my antique wax and i'm going to make sure that i get down in those indentions in the front so this is what i mean when i said i wish i had removed the paper because i'm taking my cloth and i'm going in one long stroke to create that wood grain look and as i am doing this the l and the v and the e are bleeding back through so i do go in with a second coat but you can still see it but it's okay i mean once we get this all put together you really won't see it but i just wish i had taken the paper off i used the antique wax on all of those lids and i did go in on the inside just because you'll see that inside rim some but you won't see that design then i took my tape measure and i marked two and a quarter inches and then nine and a half inches and then 16 and a quarter inches on both sides so that i would know where to place each of these trays so i just used my ruler and lined it up where i'd already placed my markings and then i'm going to use my e6000 and hot glue and place these trays on top of the sign in those three sections that i had already marked once i have those in place to reinforce this i am going to go in with my staple gun and put two staples in each of these to staple those trays to the side once i have those in place i am going to create a hanger for the back and i'm going to be using some of dollar tree's nautical rope and some hot glue and then i'm going to go in with just some extra ribbon that i have and put some hot glue and put that in place just to give it a little bit more security now these are some of those really cute buckets from dollar general they have white black navy blue and the silver these are so adorable for just a dollar a piece and i love the fonts they have on them as well now you could use this shelf or this hanging sign we have in your craft room and put craft supplies in it i am going to use mine and decorate it with some florals and i'm going to use some of the green lavender and then some of the lavender with the blooms on and i believe these came from walmart i'm going to place those in the white buckets and then i'm going to use this white hop clover and i'm putting that in the black bucket and these turned out so beautiful i absolutely love how this turned out i think i'll create another one so i can have two of them and then put them on opposite sides of like a center piece on the wall this wood plaque sign from dollar tree you can find this in the crafter square section and i'm going to go ahead and remove that hanger and then i'm going to take some 150 grit sandpaper and you can find this as well in a package at dollar tree in their hardware section and i'm going to sand this entire piece because it has a lot of rough edges once i get that sanded i'm going to go ahead and wipe that off and then i'm going to take my waverly white chalk paint and i'm going to give this two thin coats allowing it to dry in between coats and i do go ahead and paint this entire piece as well as those outside edges once this has completely dried i'm going to take my black oil based sharpie you can find these at hobby lobby and i'm going to go around the outside edge of this sign and once i get finished going around the edge i'm going to emphasize around the curves on the four parts of it the outside parts and i'm going to thicken those lines up right there is those curves i'm just going to thicken that up to give it some more definition and to give it some more character once i have that finished i do make sure that that has dried before i move on to the next step i'm going to be using some of these letter stickers from dollar general and you can get these i think they're about two dollars a pack and i just love the way those letters are shaped i am also going to be using some letters from walmart you can get this in a package i think they're three or four dollars for six pages and then i'm also going to be using these little half pearl stickers from dollar tree and they have these little elastic pieces so i just cut those off and then i'm going to paint each one of those pearl stickers with two coats of my black chalkboard craft paint and then i'm just going to set those to the side and let those dry i took some painters tape and i'm going to use this as a guide so that i can line my letters up now a sweet viewer of mine suggested that you put these on the tape and then you could place your stickers on there but i didn't feel too comfortable doing that i didn't think i'd be able to get the tape up with the stickers on it so i just cut my stickers out and lined those up where i wanted them to be to make sure everything was centered and then i peeled each one of those off and just used my painters tape as a guide to line up the bottom part of each sticker and then i always like to start in the middle so that i can make sure i have enough room to go around each of those letters once i have all those in place i will take that painters tape up and push those bottom pieces down and then i'm going to reuse that same painters tape and put it at the bottom of the sign so i can add those walmart stickers so i'm just going to line that up again using this as a guide and then i am going to start in the middle and go ahead and apply my stickers right there on the top of the tape and i am going to spell out open 24 7. now it doesn't these stickers don't have any characters on them they just have the letters and some numbers so i just used one of the l's to use as the slant between 24 and seven then i can push all of those down and remove my tape and then push the bottom pieces down once i have all the stickers on there and everything is lined up i'm going to go over this with some matte mod podge just to seal those stickers in and also take that shine off it's going to give it a nice matte finish and then you're going to want to make sure that that dries before you take your hot glue and add those little pearl stickers on each side of this sign and i think that just gave it a little elegant touch to create the hanger i am using some black ribbon from dollar tree and i'm just going to take the painters tape and wrap it around the ends and twist that really tightly so that i can feed those through the holes at the top of the sign once i have both of those sides fed through i'm going to tie a knot on each one of those and then i can cut that extra painters tape off and then to secure it even more i'll take my hot glue and go around under that knot so that it'll hold it in place so i'll cut that extra painters tape off and then i just pull the knot up and put a little bit of glue under there and then i'll pull the hanger from the front part of the sign so that the knot will seal that glue in and then this little project is complete i think it is so beautiful it's going to look so good hanging on my pantry door let me know what you think of using the sign from dollar tree and i'm going to go ahead once again and remove the hanger and then i used my hair dryer to heat that up to loosen some of the glue that's holding that paper on the front and i just hold it in in one place until i can loosen that glue up a little bit and then peel that paper back now i was able to get the majority of this paper off what little bits that i couldn't get off i just took my sandpaper and sanded that down nice and smooth so this is now going to become the back part of the sign and our back part will become the front part of the sign i'm going to give this two coats of my waverly white chalk paint again allowing it to dry in between coats and i do make sure that i get those outside edges now i didn't paint the back because i am going to be hanging mine up but i made sure that i got the sides then i took my ruler and again my oil-based sharpie and just lined that up where the grooves are and drew a line to create some wood planks and i did that for all three of those grooves then i took the same waverly white chalk paint after that oil-based sharpie dried and a chippy brush and i dry brushed over each one of these lines to give it a nice realistic look instead of just some lines that were drawn on there then i took my um cricut and went to cricut design space and created a decal now i know not everyone has a cricut so i do have this as a free printable on my website which is in my description box below so if you'd like to go over there and print that off you could certainly trace this onto your project and i also have the fonts that i used in my description box below and the chicken there it was just a free image on google that i just downloaded so i went ahead and applied my decal i guess this is called burnishing i'm not too familiar i'm really new with the cricut and i went ahead and pulled my transfer tape off and then you could just leave this to be set up but i'm going to go ahead and create a hanger for mine and i'm going to use that same black ribbon that i used in the first project and the same method to feed that through those holes and then tie the knots on the back and then glue those down and i love how this side turned out it is so beautiful i just love it and again you could set this up and not put a hanger in there you could fill those holes in or you could hang it up whichever you prefer again let me know what you think using three of these signs from dollar tree now i thought they were real wood but they're not they're mdf and i'm going to take one of those and i'm going to go ahead and mark my measurements i'm going to cut these down two pieces to seven inches so i'm going to use that one sign and cut two 7 inch pieces the other two pieces are going to become the outside part of my ladder so i'm going to cut two inches off of those so both of those pieces will be 16 inches long now you can use a hand saw or whatever you have on hand i'm going to go ahead and take mine outside and use my miter saw to cut these down now i have two 16 inch pieces and two seven inch pieces and now i am going to make my measurements for the angles now you can skip this part and just leave them straight but i wanted mine to be able to lean up against the wall so at the top left hand corner i'm going to measure over a quarter of an inch and then i'm going to measure down one inches one inch and this is going to give me an angle so that the top part of this towel ladder will rest up against the wall so once i have my one inch measurement marked off i can take my ruler and draw a line between the two measurements so i will have a guide to know where to cut these off at and then on the same side of this same sign i'm going to go down to the bottom and create the angle for the bottom of this ladder so i'm just going to measure up on the left hand side a quarter of an inch and make my mark and then i can connect that quarter of an inch mark to the corner on the right hand side and draw my line to make my guide and you're going to want to do this exact same process for the second sign so that they will both be the same and match so i'm just going to take these outside and cut these down and once i have those cut down i just like to line mine up on top of each other to make sure that all of my angles are the same and that everything looks exactly the same with those two pieces now i am going to drill some pilot holes and these are going to become the outside pieces of the ladder and the way i set mine up was so that the wording would be on the inside so now i have flipped it over and these are going to be the outside parts of the ladder and i'm going to go ahead and measure where i want to drill my holes so the first hole is going to be three and well i started off three and a half i changed it to three and three quarters so no it's three and a half i'm sorry you guys it's three and a half inches from the top and then you're going to want to center that up so it's about an inch over and the second measurement is nine and a half inches down from the top and then again one inch over to center that up and i'm going to make that same measurement on the outside of the other piece as well and i'm just measuring from the top down so this is where our two pieces will hold the middle pieces of our ladder so i wanted to find the center point on each end of the middle piece of the ladder so these are two inches wide so it's going to be one inch over and then they're one inch thick so it's going to be a half an inch and you'll just make those center marks on each end of those two pieces then i took my drill with a drill bit to go ahead and just drill in these pilot holes now the purpose of drilling these in is so that i can line them up um with the outside pieces but also to prevent these from splitting and cracking now i did not use the right size drill bit for the screws that i'm using i used a smaller one so you definitely want to make sure that you have a large enough drill bit for the screws that you're using because if you don't they will split and i'll show you in just a minute what i'm talking about so i'm going to go ahead and get those outside pieces drilled as well and do that for both of those and then once i have all of my pilot holes drilled i can assemble this piece and i'm going to be using two inch wood screws to put these together so now i have these two outside pieces i'm just gonna flip them over so you're actually looking at what's going to be the front of the ladder and then i could put my steps or pieces there in the middle and then i'm going to take my two inch wood screw and go ahead and drill in that outside hole for the outside of the ladder until that point comes through so i'll know where to line up that middle piece and then once i line those up i can go ahead and drill that in and so this is where i'll show you that i didn't have a large enough drill bit because the first piece i put in does crack and split but it's okay i'm still able to use it because it's still pretty secure but just to prevent that you want to make sure that you have a large enough drill bit so that you don't have this problem and so see it cracked and it split right there on the two outside edges on that side but again it's pretty sturdy so i went with it and just went ahead and used it but i did go ahead and change my drill bit out and went over all those previous holes to make them larger once i had those larger i went in and added the second piece to the middle of the ladder and this worked perfect so this piece did not crack or split so learn from my mistake and then you won't have this big old crack there at the top then i can go ahead and add my other outside piece doing the same thing drilling those two inch screws in there and so after i get these drilled in you if you used a large enough drill bit you can skip the next step because hopefully you won't have any cracks or splits but because i do have those and i wanted it to be nice and smooth and finished looking i'm going to take some spackling and go in and fill those cracks in and then once that spackling dries i will go in and sand that down nice and smooth and then it looks like it was never there but it is pretty sturdy i mean you know it's just going to hold some towels so once i have that all sanded down i'm going to take some apple barrel burnt umber acrylic paint and i'm going to paint this entire piece one coat and let that dry and then you could leave it as is but i wanted mine to have a nice weathered wood look so i'm going to take some water and some waverly white chalk paint and i'm going to mix it about a 1 1 ratio and i'm going to mix it really good and then i'm going to take a paintbrush and go over this piece now these outside pieces um had some like rough texture to them i guess it's the type of mdf they used so i do go in after i put my paint on there and i'll take a lint-free cloth and wipe that down so i did this for the entire piece and i absolutely love how the outside edges came out because it didn't have that texture like it does here on the front see it just turned out very beautiful and weathered wood looking with that white wash on it but those front pieces had like some bubble looks to it that i wasn't too thrilled about so i do go in with my chip brush and some more of that acrylic burnt umber paint and i'm going to dry brush over the front and back of this piece to give it a little bit more of a wood look rather than those bubbly type look that that paint formed on the mdf so i'm just going to dry brush over that and then before that paint dries i'm going to take my cloth my lint-free cloth and just lightly go over it in one direction and kind of like smearing it in to give it some lines that look like wood and then once you get all of this done and it is completely dry this project is finished and i love how it turned out i think it's very beautiful and it's going to look so good sitting on my kitchen counter with a tea towel on it it's just a nice decorative piece let me know what you think of start off with two of these easter signs again i'm going to go ahead and remove the hangers and the embellishments from the front once i have those removed i'm actually going to flip it over the front part of these sides are going to become the back and the back are going to become the front once i have these in place i am then going to go in with my favorite gray chalk paint which is deco art chalky finish you can find this at hobby lobby sometimes you can find it at amazon i'll try to have it linked in my amazon store sometimes they don't always have this gray they may have a lighter gray once i give that one coat of paint and the paint has dried i'm going to come in with just some quart size paint stir sticks you can find these at lowe's for 30 in a pack i'm going to start off by drawing a straight line on the end so that i can cut those rounded edges off i like to use a utility knife and score mine and then come back in with some scissors and cut that and it just keeps it from splitting and cracking once i have one piece cut the two ends off the rounded piece i'm going to set my second piece on top of that to determine where i need to cut the top piece off so that we can create edging for our doors once i have that marked i will score it and cut it just like i did the first pieces then i'm going to go in and do the exact same thing for the other side so you'll be using two craft sticks on each side then i'll come in and do the bottom as well and i'll just take one of the craft sticks i actually cut it down a little bit shorter than one full craft stick and then i can go in and piece that together at the bottom and do the exact same thing at the top and i always try to make sure everything fits before i move on to my next piece to cut once i have the top piece cut in and i kind of have everything laid out then i can go in and start working on my cross pieces in the middle i'm just going to take two of the craft sticks the full size craft sticks and hold them up in place i'm going to make x's for my barn doors so once i have those lined up i can just take my pencil and mark the corner there at the bottom so i'll know where to cut that and then i'll do the same thing at the top now i did go ahead once i got these done and cut the edging off of both of those ends just that rounded piece um but i am not going to glue anything down because i am going to go in and paint it and i know these aren't going to line up perfectly and that's okay because these pieces right here will be cut again later on so that i can blend my x in together but i just wanted to be able to lay everything out first then i'll go in with two more craft sticks to create the other part of the x and i'll do exactly the same thing making my markings with my pencil and then go in with my utility knife to score them and my scissors to cut them out once and i'm not going to cut the ends off of these yet once i have everything cut i do go in with my pencil and label each piece because i'm going to be painting the front so i want to make sure that i know exactly where they go then i'm gonna um take my waverly white chalk paint and i'm gonna give these craft sticks one good cut of paint on the entire piece including those outside edges and i will let that paint dry so once that paint is dry it is time for me to assemble this and i'm just going to glue these down with some hot glue and i'm going to start on one corner at the bottom and go ahead and add my side pieces on and then i can add my bottom pieces in and just fill everything in with my hot glue then for those cross pieces for the x i'm actually just going to hold it up there first i want to make sure everything lines up before i make any more cuts or glue anything down once i have that long piece for the two ends that i didn't cut i can go in and mark that with my pencil so that i can cut those where they'll meet perfectly right in the middle and don't worry if you have a few little gaps because we are going to go in and fill those in once i have that set in i can then glue it in place so i can go in and make my markings for the other part of the x and of course as you're doing this we did create two doors so you're going to do the exact same thing with craft sticks on the other door once i have those marked in place i can then go in and glue those down after i cut the end pieces off once i have everything glued and lined up and i've gone ahead and done my um second door as well i do like to have a little bit more of a finished look so i'm going to go in with some spackling you can use wood putty caulk whatever you want to use but i'm going to go in and fill in all those cracks i'm trying to be careful not to get it on my gray paint and i'm going to do that for both doors once i have all of that on there and my spackling has dried i do go in with some sandpaper and sand all of that down before i go in and paint it those pieces that i've already put that on spackling on i'm also going to paint the outside edges of each of my signs and also go over and touch up the paint where i filled everything in with the spackling and that's going to give it that nice crisp look and everything's going to look finished and polished once all of the paint has dried i want to cover up the back of each of these pieces so that again it will have that finished look and i'm going to cover this up using some craft paper and i just cut my craft paper down just slightly bigger than my sign and then i'm going to use some hot glue to attach this on there spread it all out make sure it's nice and smooth and then i can go in with my scissors and cut all that extra craft paper off again you'll do that for both of the doors then i'm going to set those to the side i'm going to be using two beads now i pick up my beads in a very large bag from amazon which i have linked in my amazon store if you're interested and i'm showing you four tumbling tower pieces but you're actually going to need six and then these are the brain teaser games i'm going to be using four of those but you want to make sure you get four with the holes on the opposite sides of each other because some of them have holes in all different places so make sure you get four with the holes on opposite sides then i'll go in and paint each one of these all the way around with my black chalkboard craft paint then i'm going to take the brain teaser piece make sure you have the holes on each side one of the tumbling tower pieces i'm going to put some gorilla wood glue right in the center at the top part of that brain teaser piece put some hot glue then i'm going to set my tumbling tower piece right on top of it so it's flush with the top part and your holes are on each side at the top part and i'm actually going to create four of those these are going to become the top pieces of our door now i'm going to take one of dollar tree's flagpoles these things are super easy to break apart i thought i was going to need some pliers but it literally those little extra pieces pop right off so i popped the bottom piece off and then that top piece that has the hook i'll just pop that off and i do save all my little pieces because i might want to use those in a different diy now i am left with just one long rod then i am going to assemble my doors by taking the pieces that we made with the brain teaser and the tumbling tower piece i'm going to place one on each corner making sure it's flush at the top and the sides and i'm just going to hot glue those down so i made sure i put some hot glue at the top and you're just going to rest that piece right on the very top of it but make sure it's flush to the outside edge of the door and i'll do the exact same thing on the other side and i'm going to do that for the other door as well so each door will have two of these at the top and this is what we're going to be hanging or what we're used to hang our doors with and then because i'm just a little bit extra to add the handles on i do like to measure it i wanted to make sure they were both in the same place so i made a marking so i would know where to hot glue my handles on and those are just two of those tumbling tower pieces then i can feed my rod through the beads in the back and add my doors on each side and what i love about this piece is that you can move it it doesn't have to stay stationary to finish off the ends of the rod i'm going to use those beads and i'm just going to put some hot glue inside of the hole of the bead and then slide it onto the end until the rod comes all the way to the end of the other side of the bead but doesn't poke all the way out and i'll add one on each end and then this diy is finished i love this piece i love how it turned out i have mine hanging on some command strips you can move them you can put a wreath in the middle just and i love the fact that you could take the wreath out you could close the doors you can move them i love how this turned out i'm using one of these metal planter containers from dollar tree as well as some jumbo craft sticks i'm going to hold the first craft stick up to the top and then i'll take my pencil and mark the outside edges of the pot and then i'm going to take another craft stick and place that at the bottom and do the same thing marking my outside edges at the bottom then i'm going to take a box cutter or utility knife and i'm going to score each of those pencil markings and then i can go in with my scissors and cut those down so i like to score these because it helps to prevent it from splitting and breaking before i cut them with the scissors once i have those pieces cut down i do again i always like to hold it up and make sure it's going to fit before i attach it to the piece so i'm just going to attach it using some hot glue and i'll do the exact same thing at the bottom piece so for the top i just made sure that i pushed it right under the rim and that i had each of the outside edges flush then i'll add my bottom piece and then i'm going to take another craft stick and hold that up at the angle and then i'm just eyeing this just tracing out where the bottom part of the top stick and the top part of the bottom stick is and then i can make my marks and cut them the same way so i'm going to cut all of these craft sticks the exact same way by scoring them and then cutting them with my scissors once i make sure that's going to fit i'm going to glue that one in place then i'm going to take another craft stick and do the exact same thing on the opposite side of this same piece and once i have those marked and i did find that it was easier if i kind of held it to the side so that i could line that up and draw out my marks once i have this glued in place then i'm going to take two more craft sticks you're going to need a total of six craft sticks for each side to create my x i'm going to make sure that i leave the edges in the corners so you want those edges lined up with the corners where your other sticks meet and then again i'm just going to eye it and mark my angles and then i can cut those down so i'm going to go ahead and glue one of them in but then i did not want them to be glued on top of each other i wanted to cut the space out you could glue them on top each other because they they will bend a little bit but i wanted mine to have the cut out in the middle so i drew the first one and made sure that it was going to line up and cut it out and then i also went ahead and cut the other half and lined it up before i glue it down so once you get one of them cut and you make sure that they're both going to line up then you can glue one down you just hold them both up there so that when you glue your top piece down you know where your angle is going to be at the bottom and then it'll be held in place and then you can go in and glue your bottom piece and make sure that it is lined up with the top piece i hope that makes sense you guys and once i have that done i will go in and i'm going to do all four sides exactly just like i did the front one so this is how it looks after i've done all four sides this is so cute and so

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i just love how it's turning out i then took my hair dryer and put it on high now be careful because this is metal but i'm going in trying to make sure that i remove any and all glue strands before i go in and paint this with my waverly white chalk paint so originally i was going to paint the whole entire outside piece white but as i was painting the wood i loved how that metal was coming through so then i started to make sure that i took my time so originally i wasn't really concerned about getting the paint on the metal but then as i saw that i was going to keep that metal i try to be a little bit more careful so to in order to get the paint off of the metal i just used a q-tip and some nail polish remover and it took it right off i mean you have to scrub a little bit but it got it right off and i think this is so cute i love how that metal pops out off of that white i'm just going to take one of dollar tree's um foam squares place that inside and then i'm going to decorate this with this really tall beautiful grass bundle from hobby lobby it was on sale and you guys i don't remember exactly how much it was i think it was eight dollars but that was before the sale i'm also using some dollar tree babies breath and some spanish moss so i'm just going to pull what little bit of moss i have out left wrap that around the bottom part of the grass bundle and then i'm just going to take these beautiful well they call on baby's breath but they're cute little white flowers and just sporadically place those around in my container and i think this turned out so pretty let me know if you would have painted it all white these three adorable signs at dollar general for a dollar a piece they are so stinking cute i removed the metal hangers from the back just by cutting them with my wire cutters and then i took some pliers and pushed if there was any little bit of wire sticking up i pushed that down flat this project is super easy but it turns out so cute i removed the hangers from all three pieces and then i am taking my waverly white chalk paint and i'm really just taking my time to get those inside edges and not to get the paint on the chicken wire that's in the back i painted the outside edges as well as the front and i did put two coats on the front of all three of these frames and then you let that paint dry they are so adorable to attach these together i'm going to use some gingham ribbon from hobby lobby and i'm using my speed square so that i can keep all three of these frames straight as well as try to get the same distance between all three frames then i cut down four of the same length of ribbon so that i could attach these to the back of the sign using hot glue and i'm just trying to keep them all lined up like the top and the bottom ones lined up so it looks like it's one continuous piece of ribbon on the back once i have those set in place i'm going to use that same ribbon to create a hanger at the top just by gluing one side and then looping it around and gluing the other side and again i try to keep those lined up with where the same ribbon was going down the pictures and this is so cute i absolutely love how this one turned out let me know you guys what you think of this one more of these wood pallets from dollar tree i removed the stickers and i'm going to attach two of these together side by side using some hot glue and i made two sets of two once i had those glued together i went in and made sure that i removed any glue strands as well as any glue that may have seeped through those front parts of the slats because i'm going to be i'm using some antique waverly wax and that will not cover up the glue i applied the wax just like i did with the previous diy using a brush and then going in with my lint-free cloth and wiping most of that wax off i also made sure that i got the wood pieces that show through each of the slats as well as the top and bottom edges of each of those slats i also did the back part of both of these pieces once the wax has set up this is how they look so pretty i'm going to create some hangers for these now i wanted one to go up and down and one to go sideways i'm using some jute rope to create the hangers and i just tied a knot on each end and then i'll glue the knot into the inside part of that slat the back piece of the wooden pallet and then i attached it to the back top piece of the other one that's going sideways once i have my hangers in place i do go in with my hairdryer just to heat that up to remove any glue strands that may be lingering around now i found these adorable metal stakes from dollar general for a dollar a piece they are so cute the rooster says a chick rolls this roost and the cow says work hard and stay humble i think these are absolutely adorable i removed the hanger from the top part just using a pair of pliers and bent that out and then it will just slide right out as far as the stake on the bottom they're pretty easy to snap off all i did was apply some pressure at the bottom and then kind of bend that stake back and forth and you just wiggle it until it pops right off and i did the exact same thing for the cow to attach these to my sign because they have indentions on the bottom and i kind of want them to stand out off of the sign i'm using some of these brain teaser pieces from dollar tree they also happen to match perfectly with the pallet wood stain that i used and i just held the cow up there and lined my blocks up until it would sit evenly without wobbling around once i had the placement figured out for the blocks i attached each one of those blocks to the pallet using e6000 and hot glue now i made sure i didn't mix my e6000 and hot glue together because it doesn't seem to work that well if you kind of mix them together and i applied that to the palette and then i put the glue on top of each of those blocks so that i can set the metal cowl down on the top and apply a little bit of pressure until that hot glue sets up i did the exact same thing for the rooster now the e6000 is going to give it that permanent hold and the hot glue is going to give it that temporary hold until that e6000 sets up again i just lined it up to make sure it wasn't wobbly and then glued each of those pieces down and then glued the rooster down on top of that and i think these are so cute i love the color and the contrast between the wood and the black and the white let me know what you think you guys if you have a favorite please let me know in the comments down below for the base i'm going to be using one of these round wood plaques i believe i picked this up at walmart for about a dollar after i remove that tag i'm also going to be using four of the medium-sized beads out of this large pack that i bought from amazon which i will have linked in my amazon store if you are interested i am going to use the beads to create feet for our base and i am just going to attach them using some hot glue once i have all of those beads in place i'm then going to take my hair dryer to go over it to make sure that i get any of those glue strands off before i go in with my waverly white chalk paint so this only took one nice thick coat and it provided really good coverage on this light wood i did make sure that i painted the entire piece including the bottom so i'm going to set that to the side and let it dry for a moment and while that is drying i'm going to take one of these 3d wreath forms from dollar tree and they come with these little aluminum type silver pieces that you attach at the top and the bottom so if you've never assembled these before all you do is pull your rings around to your desired location and then you'll take those aluminum pieces and place it on the top and they have these little tabs where you will fold over the shorter side of the tab and then wrap the larger side around and you'll do that for all of those wreath form pieces once i have all of mine in place i do go back in with a pair of pliers and just squeeze those tabs in place to make sure that they stay you'll also go on the opposite end and do the exact same thing just making sure that everything lines up once you have all those tabs in place on the top and the bottom and i have made sure that all of them are nice and tight and secured i am also going to go in with a little bit of hot glue to add those underneath just to make sure that they all stay in place and that it is very sturdy after that glue has set up i am then going to go in with some of dollar tree's nautical rope now i did lay this on some wax paper just so that i wouldn't get glue everywhere but this nautical rope will come apart in three strands well it'll come up completely apart but you can keep it in like three different strands so i'm going to take one of those strands i'm just going to separate it all take the one strand out of the three and then i'm going to wrap this entire wreath form with this nautical rope what i'm going to do is just start off with the hot glue and hold that end piece in place and then i can wrap it around the one wire wreath form all the way down to the bottom and once you get down to the bottom you can just overlap it to go on the opposite side and create a nice sort of criss-cross pattern at the top and the bottom i also did make sure that i went down on my first strand i made sure that i went down on the little metal piece that comes from the top and the bottom on the inside and i wrapped those as well this is how it looks after everything has been wrapped and you can still kind of move your wreath form around just a little bit to shape it for the base i'm just going to hold the form on there and i'm going to make four markings so that i can come in with my drill and drill holes so that i'll be able to attach this wreath form to the base so i'm just going to set it up on some blocks of wood to make sure that i don't go through my table and i'm just going to drill those holes and then i'm going to come in with some 18 gauge wire now this wire it's a pretty thick wire but it's also very bendable and you can pick this up at hobby lobby and i'm just going to pull a nice strand out feed that under the bottom and then i can hold my wreath form on there and pull it through the wreath form and then go to the opposite corner and pull it back through the base so once i have the wreath form set up i can go to the opposite corner and feed that through and then once i get that pulled through the bottom just make sure that you pull it really tightly once you get those through so that it'll sit nice and secure then i can twist those together and then i can feed one back through another one of the holes and then go back through the wreath form and then come back down under that opposite hole and then once i have that one fed through i can twist it really really tight on the bottom and make sure that it is nice and tight and secure and it is going to stay on this base so once you have all of that tightened up and twisted around i do put some hot glue on there just to give it some added security and i put a really good generous amount of glue and let that glue dry and then i'm also going to go on the top part where the wreath form meets the base and i did put a little bit of glue under there so to decorate this i am using some eucalyptus from walmart and some babies breath from walmart i will also be using these beautiful purple and white dahlias and some really beautiful purple they almost look like daisies from dollar tree and some floral wire to attach them so i just cut my eucalyptus off of the bundle and it's going to give me four nice strands i'm going to take my floral wire and attach the bottom part of the eucalyptus to the bottom part of the wreath form and once i get that twisted around there nice and tight i'm going to cut that excess off and then i'll take my pliers and push that down into the nautical rope so it doesn't poke your fingers or anything and then i just did the same thing at the very top to attach that eucalyptus i just skipped every other one so you're going to have the greenery on every other wreath form and then i'm going to go in with these beautiful dahlias the purple and white and if i'm saying that wrong please let me know i am going to hot glue these to the base so right at the bottom of the wreath form onto the base and i'm going to go around and do that on every other piece until i get it nice and full in the way i like for it to look then i put the last one on the very top that has that metal piece poking up through the bottom and i'll just set that and attach that in there and then once that glue sets up i'm gonna come in with some of the extra eucalyptus leaves that came off that last little branch and i am just taking two leaves a piece and gluing that down right underneath that wire wreath form then i'm going to take the baby's breath and cut each of those branches off and then attach them together to make a nice long strand of baby's breath and i use about three of those and then i'm going to attach those to the wreath form on the opposite pieces from where the greenery is then i'm going to take those beautiful purple daisies and glue those down in between the greenery pieces at the bottom of the base and then i'll go all the way around and attach that and then to give it something a little extra at the top i'm going to take this decorative ball that's made of like branches i've had this for a long time i believe it came from target and i'm going to take one of those third strands that come apart from the nautical rope and i'm just going to pull one of those strands out feed that through the top part of my decorative ball tie a knot and then i can tie that to that metal piece that we've wrapped with the nautical rope at the top i'm just going to hold that and that little metal piece hangs down from the top part of the wreath i'm just going to hold that up to see how far i want it to hang down and then i'm going to glue that to the top part and wrap that around so that i'll have this really cute twine decorative ball hanging from the center of the wreath you're just going to want to hold that in place until that glue sets up and then i'm also going to be creating a bow using some buffalo check ribbon that i have i believe this came from hobby lobby yes sorry um i couldn't remember if i used the dollar tree or if i use the hobby lobby ribbon so i am just going to hold it up to see about how large i want my loops to be and i'm going to cut down two strands or two lengths of ribbon the same size and then two that are slightly shorter than that and i'm going to create my loops at the top part and i don't remember exactly like how how far or how long the loops are but i'm going to take the long one and then i'll put a short one on top of it and then i will flip it over so that the fabric color is the same on each side and i'll put the short one and then the long one on the bottom and then i decided that i wanted a few more loops so i created a couple of more about the same size as the two shorter ones so it'll be four shorter ones and two longer ones and guys i'm sorry it's a little bit off frame and i hope i'm making sense i'm just going to pinch it right there underneath the loops take some of my floral wire and twist that around underneath the loops i'll cut that excess off that's sticking out from the bottom of the loops but i'm going to leave the two longer ones and then two of the shorter ones for tails and i did dovetail the ends of those i took the extra floral wire and attached that to the top part of the wreath form and then you're just going to want to fluff that bow out until it's nice and fluffy and pretty and then you can shape your tails just by curling them around and this is how it turned out i think this is so beautiful i love how it turned out using one of dollar tree signs after i remove the hanger on the back i'm going to take my hair dryer and try to heat up that glue and remove most of the paper what paper i can't get off i do sand down to a nice smooth finish wipe the debris off from sanding it and although i am going to spray paint this piece i wasn't sure how well this sign would take the spray paint so i will give it some base coat like a primer coat of my waverly white chalk paint emphasizing mostly on the outside edges as well as the top part i'm not going to worry about painting the top center because i'm going to cover that up using one of dollar tree's metal planters and i love the shape of this i thought this would be perfect for this project and i'm also using one of the wood squares that dollar tree sells in a pack of six i placed the bottom of the planter on two corners made my markings and used a handsaw to cut those two edges off and sanded it down to a nice smooth finish i am going to apply the planter to the top part of the side so the top of the planter will now become the bottom part of our scale and i'm going to apply that to the back edge leaving a little bit of distance at the front and the two outside edges so a little bit of a lip on the front and the two outside edges and you'll see in just a minute i am attaching that with some e6000 and then i will apply that piece of wood onto the top part using e6000 because you can press the bottom of this well it's now the top part in and out i wanted to make sure it had a nice sturdy place for me to apply the dowels for the top part to hold the top part of the scale i set a can of spray paint on there and let that set up for a couple of hours i want it well about an hour to make sure that it was glued down using two of dollar trees one and a quarter inch they're called bouncer brushes or sponsor sponsor sponges i cut them down to two inches apiece and sanded it down nice and smooth you want to make sure that you have those ends very smooth and even so that the top part of your scale will sit evenly when you put it together i am just finding the center i'm not making exact measurements about where i'm going to place those dowel pieces i just wanted to make sure that i could line them up together in the center somewhat just trying to make sure they're in the same place i attach that using e6000 and again i will set something heavy on this and let that set up for about an hour or two and i'm just using one of dollar tree's long signs to set that on there for the e6000 to set up for the top part of the scale i'm using one of dollar tree's cake pans and a round wooden circle from walmart these came in a pack of six i believe for a couple of dollars it was pretty rough so i did sand it down until it was nice and smooth and i'm going to apply that to the center of the bottom of the cake pan to not only provide some weight distribution for the scale but i wanted to make sure that those dowels would adhere so i thought that they would adhere to the wood batter rather than the metal cake pan using e6000 i applied the wooden part to the bottom of the cake pan and let that set up now that the glue is somewhat set i can assemble the top of the scale onto the bottom using e6000 and just centering the cake pan as best i can on top of those dowels and then i'll go put a few little like paint jars that i have just to give it a little bit of weight and then i let it set overnight to make sure that the e6000 set up and that this wasn't going to come apart the next day i took it outside and i'm going to spray paint it with krylon fusion all-in-one paint and primer in matte white i gave this two thin coats of the spray paint i waited about 20 minutes between the first coat and the second coat and then i let it dry for about four hours before i did anything else with it i also made sure i painted underneath the cake pan because you can see that using one of the plastic round plates from dollar tree you get eight for a dollar i gave that two coats of waverly white chalk paint the two coats are on the outside rim in the front and the back but i did paint the entire front portion of the plate because although i'm going to place something on top of it i wanted to make sure that the color was consistent and you will see the back part of the outside rim of the plate so i made sure i gave that two coats again using a wet wipe and my black chalkboard craft paint i went around the outside rim of this plate to give it that nice enamel wear look again this just helps me get a more precise placement of my paint using a whoop sorry i'm doing the same thing to the cake pan i'm going to go around the outside rim of the cake pan and then i'm going to give that just a couple of spots of just a little bit more paint like a larger spot to give it more of that worn enamel enamelware look make sure that dries and then i'm going to use a printable that i printed off which i also have on my website if you are interested it will print in this size and i'm going to cut that out a little bit larger than the actual picture because i want to make sure i keep all of the black outside portion of that printable intact before i glue this down using mod podge i just put a nice even amount on there sealed it down and then i will go over the entire front part of this plate including the print out with the matte mod podge you'll want to let that dry before you attach it to your scale and originally i was going to place it at the bottom ledge of the scale and it would look super cute that way but then i've changed my mind and decided i wanted to raise it up a little higher and cover up those corners let me know if you like it better at the bottom or at the top covering the corners i attached this using some hot glue and then this scale is finished i love how it turned out i have always wanted one of those antique looking kitchen scales but they are so pricey and i made this one for four dollars i love how it turned out let me know what you think start off with three of these wooden drawers and i'm going to remove the drawer inserts and i'm going to be using some of these one gallon paint stir sticks now you can pick these up no they're quart paint stir sticks i'm sorry you could pick these up at lowe's and you get 30 in a pack for a dollar and they're nice and wide and they have a really beautiful wood grain look to it i'm just going to hold the front part of the drawer that has that heart on there line it up with three of those sticks mark them with my pencil then i'm going to score them with my utility knife then i will go in and cut those with my scissors so once you score it with your utility knife it really keeps it from splintering when you cut it with the scissors then i'm just going to make sure that they will line up and that they're even on the front part of the drawer then i'll sand each one of those pieces down and then again make sure that they line up and that the drawer will be able to open and close properly and that i don't have a lot of edging hanging over i'm going to use my antique wax again on each of these pieces making sure that i get all of the outside edges as well as the front of the piece and then i'll wipe most of that off with my cloth i'm also going to make sure that i use this same technique on the front of the drawers because if there is a little bit of a gap between those slats with the craft sticks you wouldn't see that light-colored wood you would see the dark wood then i'll set those to the side after i do all three of those and let those dry after it has dried i'm going to take my gorilla wood glue and apply those three craft sticks to the front of the drawer make sure everything is lined up and then i'll set those to the side and let that wood glue dry before handling the drawer anymore once i have all of those in place i am then going to take the three outside part outside boxes that the drawers came in and i am going to glue these three together using wood glue and hot glue so the wood glue is going to give it that permanent hold and the hot glue is going to give it that temporary hold once i get these three pieces together i'm also going to use two of these wooden crates from dollar tree and these have the indentations on the front and the back so i'm just going to line these up and i'm going to glue them into end again using my gorilla wood glue and my hot glue and now the front parts for the openings for those drawers as well as the openings for the crates are all going to be facing towards you and then you can glue those three drawers right on the center top of the two crates now i made sure that it was flush in the front and you will have a little bit of it overhanging on the back i'm using one of dollar trees beautiful wood signs i love the design on this and after i remove the hanger i'm just going to line those two side pieces up to the back part of those three drawers and i'll apply that again with my wood glue and hot glue and just lining those up with the top edge of those three drawer pieces and then hold that in place until your glue sets up now i like a finished look so i'm going to be filling in all of these cracks with some spackling you can use caulk wood putty you don't have to fill them in at all but i just like to have a nice smooth finished look rather than having these seams or gaps there so once i apply all of this to all of the areas that i want to seal i'm also going to take some of these wooden beads now i got these from amazon they came in a huge pack with like 980 pieces and i want to say it was like 15 or 16 dollars which i think is a really good deal and i'll have that linked in my amazon store if i can i am also going to take my spackling and fill in one of the holes on each of these wood beads to make sure that they're nice and smooth once my spackling has dried i'm going to go over it with one of dollar tree sanding blocks and sand everything down nice and smooth and i also made sure that i sanded those beads then i'm going to go in with a cloth and make sure that i wipe any of the dust from sanding off of all of the entire pieces and i'm going to take my waverly white chalk paint and i'm going to give these two coats and i did make sure that i painted this entire piece the inside part of these drawers as well as the back part and also the bottom now once you put your drawers in we can then take our beads and apply those to the front parts of the drawers to become the handles and i'm going to attach these with some gorilla wood glue now i am going to hold that in place for just a few seconds after i line it up and press it firmly and then you don't want to handle it until that glue sets up i didn't use hot glue because there wasn't quite enough room on the bead for the wood glue and the hot glue so you just want to make sure that it dries completely before you handle it then i'm going to take some of that same scrapbook paper that i used in the previous diy and this came out of one of these beautiful books that i picked up on sale from hobby lobby and then i measured the inside part of the two bottom parts of the crates and then i'm just going to use my cricut cutter to cut those out and make sure that my design is lining up again i always like to make sure that it's going to fit in there before i attach it with any kind of glue i'm going to use the same matte mod podge apply that to the back of those two bottom crates and then i can place my paper in there i'll do the other side the exact same way and once i have that second piece of paper in there i can go in and add my mod podge to the front to seal those in i think this paper is so beautiful and i am loving this white and wood and this gorgeous pattern that i went ahead and decided to add this to the top part of this piece as well so i just cut a piece that was slightly larger than the top part of this we'll call it a shelf now i'll apply my paper on there and then i'm just going to cut it as close as i can to the edge and then i'm going to go over that with the mod podge on the front again to seal that in and then i'll just set it to the side and make sure that my mod podge has dried before i go in and sand any of that excess off so i just took a sanding block and went in one direction and went around the entire top part of this piece until i had it sanded down nice and smooth and then i can reinsert my drawers and this shelf is finished this is so cute this would look so beautiful in a bathroom to hold you know cotton balls your fingernail clippers your tweezers you could use it as a decor piece it's really gorgeous i love how this one turned out i found these cute three and a half by five inch wood picture frames from dollar tree and i went ahead and picked up four of those i want to remove the tag at the bottom with the tiny little screws and i'm going to do that for all four pieces and i'll set those aside and use those on another diy i went ahead and removed the sticker and then the backing and the glass and the pitcher from inside of the frame but make sure that you keep the glass because we're going to be inserting that back into the frame after we do some painting i went ahead and took some pliers and removed the tabs that were holding the back of the frame in and it was very simple to do and like i said i went ahead and did this for all four frames now i am not going to worry too much about filling these holes in just yet i want to get a coat of paint on there so that i can re-insert my glasses i'm going to be painting this with some waverly white chalk paint and i only go ahead and put one coat on there just really wanted to make sure that i got those grooves so that when i put the glass back in there it will already be painted and i won't have to paint around that i went ahead and did that for all four frames and then you're going to want to make sure that that paint is dry before you re-insert those glass pieces to secure the glass down i am using some e6000 and also some hot glue and i like to put my e6000 on a q-tip it just helps me to place it better and not have any seepage or too much glue in one area i'm going to put that in the corners and then once i get that e6000 in place i'll come in with my hot glue and go in between where i put all of the e6000 try not to mix it together because for some reason if you mix it it just doesn't stick as well once i have that in place i'll go ahead and put my glass back in and you want to press firmly but not too firm because you don't want to break that glass the glass is pretty thin and then i'll do that for all four pieces to reinsert that glass now i'm going to assemble these four pieces using the e6000 and some hot glue and if you haven't guessed yet or not we are making a lantern and i love how this lantern turned out it is so beautiful again i'm just going to put some e6000 in like three places there and then the hot glue in between and then i'll place this frame up against one of the other frames making sure that you keep where you inserted your glass to the inside of the lantern that you're making you want to make sure that all four pieces on the outside look cohesive and that the insert for the glass is on the inside and i'll do that for the other frame attaching it to the first frame that we attached there so two sides will have just one single picture frame and then two sides will have the edges of the other two but once we complete this you won't even be able to tell it it'll just look really good now they're not um super sturdy at first but once you put all four pieces together and then the bottom and the top it is very sturdy so i go ahead and i apply that top piece and because i was taking my time and just trying to make sure everything was lined up i only did one side at a time that way when i put my hot glue on there it wouldn't have set up before i could get that other side lined up and pushed down so once i get all of that together i'm going to set that to the side and now i'm going to start working on the bottom and top of the lantern and i'm using two of these signs from dollar tree and i'm going to go ahead and remove those metal hangers from the back and go ahead and remove the stickers as well what i like to do for my stickers is i like to take my hair dryer and just heat it up a little bit to loosen that glue up and then usually the stickers will peel right off one of the signs the sticker did not want to peel off too well so if you have that happen you could just take some sandpaper and sand it down nice and smooth then i'll go ahead and remove those inserts that are on the inside and one of them has this nice mdf heart which is great because valentine's day is coming up so i think i could diy with that and i didn't realize that it was in there with a staple so i just really had to pull hard and then i realized oh there's two little holes there so there was a staple in there and it's really easy to remove those staples you can just use your pliers and pull those out i'm going to go ahead and set this one to the side and start working on the top piece so i will be using one of the wood boxes from dollar tree i'm going to go ahead and remove the lid i just need the box itself and i am going to attach this to the center of one of the signs and i'm going to be using some wood glue as well as some hot glue again making sure i don't mix those two glues together and i just go ahead and put that on the middle of each section and then put my hot glue on there and i'm just going to set that down right in the center of the sign or try to get it as centered as possible and then let that hot glue set up i'm going to be using some of these quartz paint sticks these come from lowe's for 30 in a pack for a dollar and they were the perfect width for this i'm just going to mark the edge of the sign on the craft stick and then i'll use my scissors to cut those down and you always want to make sure that you set it on there and make sure that it lines up and that it is the size you want before you glue anything down i also took some sandpaper and sanded those ends off to make them nice and smooth so once you know that it's going to fit and it's the right size i just use some hot glue right there on the edge of the sign and push the craft stick down and i'm going to do that on the opposite side as well for the two remaining sides i'm just going to take the craft stick and hold it up and mark it on the edge of the craft sticks that are already on there or you can also go by the corner of the wooden box and i will go ahead and attach those with hot glue and i'm going to do that for the opposite side as well once again making sure that it fits before you glue that down so if you have any cracks between the wooden box and the craft stick that's okay because we're going to fill those in and you won't even be able to see it and then once you get the other side down and glued in place i am going to be taking some premium spackling and i love this stuff it dries in like 10 or 15 minutes i will try to leave a link to that in my description box if you are interested i'm going to use that to fill in all of these creases and cracks to give it a nice smooth finish and like i said before if you have some space there in between your craft stick and your wooden box you can fill that in with this as well you could also use some wood putty if you like i go ahead and do the bottom of the other one because this is the top so you will be able to see those edges once this lantern is assembled and i am using that one with a sticker on the top so you wouldn't be able to see that sticker once we put it down on top of the lantern you'll let that dry set it to the side and let it dry and i also filled in the cracks on the sides of the lantern so that it would have a nice smooth finish and i will be going over that and touching up that paint once it dries and i sand it down so i just gently took like 150 grit sandpaper and went over that and made sure that everything was nice and smooth before i did any painting and i do go in and cover those two holes that were on the that were on the bottom of that sign i didn't notice at first but i did go in and fill those in as well i took my waverly white chalk paint and i gave each piece two coats allowing them to dry in between coats and i did paint the top and bottom of both of these signs so they're fully covered now this piece is going to be the bottom piece and i'm going to set that to the side and i'm going to finish working on the top piece but i'm just showing you here how i have covered up all of those spackling um where we sanded it down so this is how it's going to look once i attach it but before well i'm going to go ahead and attach it with some e6000 and some hot glue and i'm just going to put that you know in the corners there and then i'm going to go back after i get this set up and we'll be making a handle so i'm just going to put that in all the little places just so that this e6000 is going to give you that permanent hold and the hot glue is just going to hold it in place until that e6000 sets up and once i get all of that on there i'm just going to try to center this up on top of the top piece so now you're looking at the bottom so we're actually placing the top of the lantern on there so this is upside down right now but that it was just easier for me to see how to line it up you will have some overhang on two sides a little bit more than the other two sides so now that that's together i can go ahead and i can create the handle for the lantern i am using one of these wooden beads and a book ring both of these are from dollar tree so the wooden bead came off of one of those signs from the dollar tree that had the cute hanger on there i'm just going to slide the bead on there and then i will use some hot glue on each side to hold it in place and you want to make sure that your glue has set and dried before you paint this because you don't want to you know ruin your glue that you have set there and i'm going to paint this with some black chalkboard craft paint i get this paint from dollar general and it provides a really good coverage i only have to paint this one time and i painted the entire piece and then i took that same black craft board paint and a nice clean wet wipey and then i'm just going to dab it into the paint and then take my finger and go over all of the edges and it's going to give me some nice pretty lines to distress this lantern and i do go over every single edge including the bottom piece the bottom section of the lantern that we have set to the side once i have that all finished up you do want to make sure you let that dry before you put your top handle on there so the paint has dried on the handle and this is how i've already gone ahead and done all of those edgings on the bottom and we're not going to attach the bottom to the lantern i'm just going to be attaching the handle and i'm going to use that with some hot glue you just want to put a nice generous amount right there in the center and then just hold the bead in the glue until that glue sets up so the reason we're not going to be attaching the bottom of the lantern is you want to be able i'm going to use an led light a battery operated candle and i recommend you use battery operated not a real one because there's no airflow in there and that way you can change the batteries you can change out your candle you could put greenery in there whatever you like i just absolutely love how this one came out and i hope you do too
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