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50 Dollar Tree DIY's + Hacks (Watch This To Be A DIY PRO)

50 Dollar Tree DIY's + Hacks (Watch This To Be A DIY PRO)
i love the

dollar

tree

has out all of their spring items right now i picked up one of these little tins from

dollar

tree

they had these last year and they're great for projects next i'm going to use some of my macrame cord i'm going to start on the back and i'm just going to hot glue it to the back and start wrapping it around hot gluing whenever i get to the back now i use

this

macrame cord in a lot of projects i will link to it down in the description box so you can go check it out next i wanted to spray paint

this

piece so i'm going to be taping off the top half of it so i'm just going to take my painters tape and go about halfway up and tape it off now i didn't want to get any spray paint on the top so i grabbed some of my craft paper and i'm just going to tape that around the top so i completely seal off the top edge next i'm going to flip it upside down and i'm going to come in with my spray paint now whenever you're spray painting fabric or yarn you can actually go a little bit heavier with your spray paint so i went in and only did one coat of this black spray paint by rust-oleum next i removed the tape and i set it out in my hallway and i'm gonna add in one of my favorite new plants this is a hanging plant that i got at ikea and i'm just going to put that in and kind of move the branches around and i just think this looks so gorgeous the last time i was shopping at dollar tree i was so excited to find these little candle holders i feel like it's been forever since dollar tree has had these and if you're not following me on instagram you want to do that at listening diy because i post all of my dollar tree shopping trips so for this project you want to get six of the candle holders so that we can make a grouping now my dollar tree had black and they also had white so just pick your favorite or you could always paint them later you're going to want to grab some e6000 or some adhesive glue like gorilla glue with one of your candle holders you're going to keep that completely separate that's going to be your bottom tier then you're going to create a second tier so you're going to take one of the candle holders add some e6000 and then you're going to take another candle holder and put it on top so that you have stacked up two candle holders i felt like these candles really matched up nicely i didn't feel like i needed to put anything around the edge or anything now for the tallest one you're gonna actually stack up three of the candle holders you're gonna start with one add your e6000 put on the top and then put on the middle one add some more e6000 and then put on the very top one let these dry completely overnight i'm gonna be adding in some candles from ikea i find that they have nice large candles that are really inexpensive you can also grab candles like this at walmart and i think these three look great together in a grouping i picked up two of the larger vases that they have at dollar tree i also picked up a canvas from dollar tree and then a 12 by 12 canvas from walmart one of my favorite things to do are these paint pore techniques i just think they're so fun and i thought this would be a great excuse to try out some of the dollar tree paints so i grabbed a wide variety of paints and blues greens whites black they didn't have a gold so i used a gold that i had on hand and then i think i also had a yellow to start this project you're gonna take your vase and you're going to put it onto your canvas now you're supposed to put a cup underneath your vase which i messed up on the first one but i remember to do it on the second one that way you can easily move your vase which i didn't do very well so you're going to put your face upside down on your canvas next you're going to take your paints and put them into a cup and you're just going to alternate the colors from there you're going to start at the top of your vase and begin pouring them down your base now you need to make sure you have enough paint so it's going to cover completely with one of mine i actually had to go back in and add additional paint but that's okay now give that a chance to run down once your vase is totally covered you can move your vase off of your canvas that's going to leave your canvas with a ton of paint so then it's fun to move your canvas around and make a piece of wall art from your canvas so it's kind of like a two-in-one type of project which i think is fun so i did this with a smaller canvas as well as the 12 by 12. now i actually kind of messed up the 12 by 12 a little bit i kind of fudged it and so i wasn't really happy with the 12 by 12 but the smaller frame turned out really well now you want to let these sit overnight and dry because they're still going to be dripping off excess paint then the next day i'll actually come in and move the piece and let it dry again for another day it's probably going to need a good 24 hours for everything to completely dry here's a look at how these fun vases and the canvas turned out i definitely needed to create a wreath i'm going to be using those gold rings that i love from walmart you can get them in a pack of three for 288 i'm going to be using the larger one i also picked up a variety of florals from dollar tree and also some eucalyptus garland from walmart so i'm going to start by adding the eucalyptus garland to the bottom portion next i'm going to be adding the white florals that i pulled off and add those to the bottom of the wreath now all of these pieces i'm going to be hot gluing on i also had this little lavender mix that had some really cool like greenery pieces so i'm gonna pull those off and add those around as well next i just went in and added where i needed to add so if i needed some more eucalyptus or some more white flowers i added those in now this would be perfect on your front door here's a look at our wreath next up we're going to make a soap container now my dollar tree when i went there they were completely out of any soap containers so i came up with another option that we're going to do so i found this container it was actually in the what do you call like kind of the vase section at my dollar tree and it was a little treat jar and it was a mason jar type of container and then i'm gonna be using a soap that i already had i'm going to be using the top from that but you could always pick up you know a soap lid you know just use one that you have around your house so i'm going to spray the metal portion of the lid and the top of my soap container with a flat black spray paint and both of these are going to take two coats then i'm going to spray paint the base of my mason jar container white so next i need to create an opening so that i can put my soap dispenser into the mason jar lid so to do this i got out my wire cutters and i tried to pull an opening and cut it off the best that i could it didn't look super cute on the underside but you're not going to be able to see it so i wasn't as concerned about that then i will take the lid to my soap container and put it on top of the new mason jar container i created a label that says soap and all i'm going to do is cut that out i'm going to use that same blue container mod podge and put the label down let it completely dry and then i'm going to put a good top layer over the top of it from there all you have to do is fill your container with soap and put the lid on the top now to make a matching set i wanted to make a toothbrush holder so i was able to find this white one at dollar tree and you guys when you pick these up anywhere else they can be quite a bit more expensive so i love getting these at dollar tree and they look like something you would buy anywhere so i wanted to add a little label to it that said brush so i'm going to cut out my label and use those same steps to mod podge let it dry and then put a layer of mod podge on the top this is really easy to do if you want to add additional layers of mod podge just to make it a little bit more protected you could do that as well and i think these two look really cute together next up i was really excited to find this container in the party section it was such a cool form and i really liked it i hadn't seen this container before you'll have to let me know if you guys have seen this one before but again i spray painted it with two coats of white spray paint i created a sign that says hand towels for this one and i'm just going to cut it out i'm going to use my same technique of putting on the mod podge as you can tell these projects are really repetitive but they're all super easy to do and something you could do to create easy vanity decor i'm gonna go in with my paint pen all around the top of this container next i grabbed a package of white hand towels you could use anything that you have on hand and i'm just going to roll them all up and put them into my container and this container actually held quite a few hand towels and this is how they look all together i get people leaving comments saying some of the diys you do are hard to find so i wanted to come up with some ideas that everyone could find at any dollar tree store so i'm going to be picking up a couple of the dollar tree books you can get hardback books for only a dollar so i grabbed three of them i wanted to customize these books just a little bit so i'm going to be t staining the pages so to do that you're just going to take any tea bag it doesn't matter what it is and then you're just going to put it in some water and you're just going to rub it along the edges of your book next i'll let that completely dry and then i'm going to open up the book so that i can paint the outside cover now i wanted them to be kind of a light navy color and i didn't have that color so i took two colors i had and mixed them together i had a blue chalk paint and i also had ink by waverly so i mixed those two paints together and then i painted the outsides of the books i went along the edges as well to make sure that i got the edges covered so that when they were shut it looked nice when i was at dollar tree i grabbed some of these cool decals that they have i really love these and i wanted to put them on the pages of the book so i cut out some of the designs that i liked and then to add them to my book what i did was i held the pages together so that they were really tight together then i put the decal down and then i have this little scraper tool from cricut but really you could use anything to put these on like a you know a gift card or anything to add pressure and hold the pages together as you're like rubbing the decal on and make sure you get it completely on before you take off that covering and i wasn't sure how these were going to turn out but i think they look really cute and then i stack them up in a grouping and love the way they turned out i love all the pottery that i find on the pottery barn website and i came across this one vase and i thought man i'm gonna really try to recreate this now it doesn't look exactly like it but it was definitely inspired by this face so i grabbed one of their more traditional vases that they have at dollar tree you should definitely be able to find this one and then i also picked up a container of dollar tree spackling so i started by putting on gloves because anytime you're working with spaculate you definitely need to have on gloves if you're gonna be getting messy with it like i was next i took that spackling and i'm just going to apply it around my base on the original picture the texture kind of came out and i was trying to figure out how to create that so i'm going to be using just a little stick that i had off of one of the crates they sell at dollar tree you could use a popsicle stick a pen pretty much anything for this and i'm just going to create lines by pulling off the spackling around the vase and i'll do that all the way down i wasn't precise about this i freehanded it because honestly i wanted it to look a little rustic so i wasn't worried about it being perfect i let this dry completely overnight before i decided to paint it then i added in some matte white spray paint just to give it an overall look now the next part was kind of fun i always love it when i start painting and i really don't know how things are going to turn out so i grabbed some different acrylic paints that i had in a variety of browns and gold and i'm also going to be using like this little shelf liner thing that you can pick up at dollar tree but honestly you could use anything for this you could use a paper towel or you could also use like a dollar tree sack and i just started by dabbing the paint all around the vase and i concentrated the paint primarily on the bottom and the top because i wanted the paint to be more concentrated on those two areas now as i was going i realized that i wanted the paint to be more muted and not so vibrant so i decided to get some water and mix that in with my paints when i did that it really gave me that look i was going for of a muted look so i like the way that look then i decided i needed to add in some black around the top and the bottom edges and i just worked with it until it had that look that i was going for and here is the final look i wanted to make a distressed tray for my kitchen table so i hit up dollar tree for some supplies i found these little wooden cars and thought the wheels of these would be great for making the feet to my tray dollar tree didn't have the size board that i needed so i just went out to my garage and grabbed a long board honestly you can use any board you have any size will work for this project now you may be able to use your scissors for this next portion but i actually used wire cutters and it worked really well i cut off the dowel rods that were connecting the wheels to the cars so i was just left with the little circles next i wanted my board to look really distressed so i came in with my hammer and i just kind of had fun you know tearing up this board a little bit getting it a little bit beaten and worn looking you can do this with a hammer you can use pretty much anything to do this with next i took the circles and i glued them to the outside of my board to make a little feet and i doubled them up so that i had two little wheel circles if you wanted it to be higher you could always add in additional little circles i'm using the color golden oak and i'm just going to wipe on one layer and then wipe off the excess that's all there is to making this cute tray next what i did with it was i put it out on my kitchen table i'm just gonna decorate it with some plants and a book and some candlesticks and here's a look at how the tray turned out so this next hack is one that i use every year in the springtime so dollar tree has these awesome solar lights they work well i've never had one that really hasn't worked well so i picked up three solar lights and then i also picked up three of these cute new little glass containers that they have in the plate section at dollar tree so you're going to remove the bottom half of your solar light you're also going to remove the lids on your glass container next you're going to add hot glue to the outside of your solar light and you're going to stick it down into your container now this is so easy i like to set these out on my patio they illuminate and make great light on your patio in the evening so i told my husband that this next project was probably my new favorite project and of course he looked at me like i was crazy because he definitely sees all the diys in our house but i love the way this turned out you guys so i picked up a green planter at dollar tree next i went outside and grabbed a large stick now you want this to be about i would say about three-fourths of an inch to an inch in diameter i didn't uh film myself cutting this down because when i cut this down it was when the temperatures were like in the negatives so it was just enough for me to run out to my backyard to get a stick and bring it inside so sorry there's no clip of me getting this stick now i did trim up my stick a little bit so that it was in the shape of basically i was wanting it to kind of be in more of a topiary shape so you want it to have some branches to it so i wanted the base of it to just be real clean and then i wanted a few sticks at the top that i could use to add in some more branches i went to walmart and i grabbed three of their olive branches these are in the floral section they're three dollars each i've gotten these several times so hopefully your store has them next i'm going to start cutting off the individual branches i want them to be about this long but you'll see as you get them that when you cut them off that's about how long they are now how are we going to add these to our tree well i wanted it to look really realistic so what i did was i took my drill and i put a drill bit on that was about the same thickness as my branches and i started to drill down into my tree branch you have to be really careful when you do this you don't want to press too hard otherwise your branch is just going to snap that's why i said make sure it's at least three-fourths to an inch thickness that way it's not going to automatically break whenever you start doing this and then i'm just going to drill down now if you drill down at an angle that's going to help whenever you stick the branch in for it to kind of stick up at like the right type of angle that a normal branch would stick out like if you did it just sideways it's going to kind of stick out to the side so i started by just drilling holes all around and sticking my branches in now some of my branches went through and they stuck really well some of them i had to add in some hot glue so it may just vary but i did have my hot glue gun out and if i needed it i'd add a little bit of hot glue to the branch to put it in now as you're doing this start kind of forming your branches so kind of move them up twist them just to kind of see what they're going to look like then you can see the areas where you need to add in more i wanted to get my tree set in the pot before i went any farther now you could use concrete for this what i had on hand was plaster of paris so what i did was i just put the plaster in the existing pot and then i added in water when i first did this i had a little bit of a mess because i forgot about the little opening down at the bottom so i quickly took some hot glue and just put hot glue on the edge so that i sealed that up so that it wasn't a problem but you're just going to mix your plaster you're sea mitt with water until it's about i would say three fourths of the way up then i put my plants in the middle to hold this in place you could probably use some popsicle sticks i had some wooden spoons so i put those around but that wasn't strong enough to hold it so i actually had to use painters tape and tape around this so it could really hold in place i let this sit and dry for 24 hours then i came back the next day and took the tape off some of the areas where i cut the branch off i just felt like they stuck out too much so we went in with my gray elephant paint and just lightly painted over those areas i also came in with a white paint and painted over it as well and yes it looks like paint but i think it makes it blend in more and if you're back from a distance you don't notice that it's paint now i still had a few leaves and branches and olives left so what i decided to now was go in with my hot glue gun and just start putting in olives and like little branches where i felt like there was some empty areas or sparse areas then i filled the whole entire thing up with rocks i love this piece so much i put it up on my mantel i would say my favorite thing this year that i have found at dollar tree are these cool little hanging shelves i find these at places like five below and you see them in all the stores but to find them for a dollar is so awesome so i picked up three of them at dollar tree so i'm going to be making a simple continuous shelf and i wanted to show you how to do that so you're going to keep one of your shelves completely intact then you're going to take another shelf and you're going to cut the strings off at the top wherever that metal piece is i just took the metal piece out and cut it at the top next i'm going to leave my shelf that i have intact the way it is and then with the shelf that i cut i'm going to take those pieces of twine and i'm going to tie them around the knots at the bottom of my top shelf once i tie a knot i'm also going to add in some hot glue just to hold them and make them really secure now the thing that you want to make sure is that your shelf is as level as possible so that when you add decor to this it's not going to fall off you're going to repeat those same steps with another shelf on the bottom now you could make this as tall as you wanted i just added in the three shelves now i knew i would have questions on how to decorate this so i wanted to show you guys me actually decorating this so i think with a shelf like this you want to pick similar items so i went with terracotta pots since it's spring and summer and i added terra cotta pots to all three of my shelves then i added in a little bit of greenery and i'm also going to be using accent white pieces just to kind of tie the whole look together when you do a shelf like this you just want to make sure that you pick similar colors so it all looks cohesive and here's a look at how the shelf turned out for this next project i grabbed two glass canisters from dollar tree that were in different sizes i wanted to give these canisters a frosted look and i found a really cheap option for spray paint on amazon you know i'll link everything down in the description box so i bought this frosted paint and i'm just going to spray it on the canisters on the front and on the inside and i ended up only needing to do one coat of the frosting but you could probably do two coats if you wanted it to be more i guess frosty i guess it's the word so i also bought a product called basket weave and i've used this in some projects before it's just a really thin piece of wood and it's on a big spool i'll link it down below as well so what i did was i just cut off two long pieces of this because i wasn't sure exactly how much i was going to use and i wanted to go ahead and stain it so i stained one side of the wood with a color called special walnut once that had a chance to dry i wanted the base to be these wood pieces i wasn't sure at first exactly how many i was actually gonna put on there so i just cut it down to size and then i used my hot glue gun to glue it to the back i did have one of these that came up after the fact so i think next time what i would do is use actually e6000 and hot glue so that they're really secure so if you're doing this project i would probably use e6000 in hot glue so i wrapped it around i ended up having four wood pieces on each one and i think these look great sitting out as an accent piece you guys are gonna have to let me know if you like these recently when i was at dollar tree i came across these ferns which are awesome greenery for dollar tree i was so excited that they have something out like that so i picked up a couple of them i also picked up this large container i think it's supposed to be a drinking cup but i thought it would make a perfect vase i started by spray painting the vase with two coats of white spray paint now i wanted it to have a speckled look to it so i took some black paint and mixed it with water then i kind of just dabbed the paint onto my jar i wasn't really liking the look of that so then i came in with a sponge that you can pick up at dollar tree so i dabbed it around and the spots were a lot more muted with my ferns i wanted to mimic the look of feathers or the pompous grass that you see everywhere that's so popular i grabbed out some beigey colors that i had now i know this color is a little different it's a color that my husband had it's a camouflage color so i started by painting all of the ferns on both sides with this kind of dark tan color once that had a chance to dry i realized that i wanted them to have a little bit more dimension so i came back in with a lighter shade now i just did the lighter shade very sparingly so it kind of gave me that two-toned effect i added the ferns to my container and here's a look at the final look next i'm going to be making some really cool risers i'm going to be using these square wood pieces from dollar tree i just love that dollar tree now has these wood items in their craft section let me know down below if your dollar tree has these wood craft items i'd really like to know how many actually have them and then i'm also going to be using some of the dollar tree wood cubes now these are really simple to make i'm just going to take some hot glue and put my cubes onto the back of one of the squares now on my second one i'm going to put on two cubes to make the riser a little bit taller to give me a little bit of variation now since these are wood i don't want to pass that up so i'm going to be using a wood stain in golden oak and i'm just simply going to brush on the stain and wipe it off these take me literally five minutes to make and they're great to elevate plants or any kind of decor that you want to this next trend is with creating wall art with craft paper so i decided i would make my own with products from dollar tree so i picked up a roll of craft paper i also picked up a really long bamboo skewer now they have these out at dollar tree in like their section whether it's like their barbecue type stuff so this is the time of year where they're going to be putting these out so i have a pack of them i bought mine last year but grab a pack of them because they're great for projects so i started by taking the skewer and sticking it through the paper then i used some twine that i already had and i'm going to tie it to both sides now after i tied it i did go back in and add a little glue to the edge just to make sure it was really secure next you're going to roll out your paper however long you want it to be for your project now since the paper is in a roll it's going to naturally roll up and i didn't want that to happen so i found some wood that i already had on hand these are actually shims that i purchased for another project you could use a piece of wood you could use a piece of cardboard pretty much anything here and what i did was i glued it at the bottom of the paper and then i wrapped it up one time and glued it in place now whenever i hang this up it's going to weigh down the bottom so it's nice and straight then i took the paper and flipped it over to the front side i picked up a sponge in like the little loofah section at dollar tree and i'm going to cut the sponge in half so i have a half circle next i'm going to use my waverly white chalk paint i'm going to make a fun pattern across the edge now this i just kind of did randomly sometimes i take my half circle and put them both the same direction sometimes i face them to each other flip them out really this is the fun part being creative i just tried to not use the same pattern next to each other in the little grid and i did this all the way up you could repeat this pattern for however big you wanted your piece to be let this dry completely and then you have a really cute boho wall hanging to hang up one of my recent dollar tree videos i was so excited to find these new pots that they have out at dollar tree dollar tree has never carried planters that are this big this is awesome and i was so excited to do a project with them now i was going for kind of a pottery barn look with this piece so i started by spray painting one coat of white spray paint now i stopped at one coat because i was going to be adding on different layers and textures i didn't need it to be completely opaque now i don't know if you guys are sick of seeing me use the quikrete but i've been loving it for creating a cement look so what you're going to do is you're going to take a little bit of quikrete you can buy this at home depot lowe's any of those stores and you're going to put it in mix it with a little bit of water you want it to be kind of like a thick pudding consistency then what i'm going to do is i'm going to take the quick crease and i'm going to brush it along the bottom of my container i'm also going to put some along the edges and i'm really treating this quikrete almost like a paint so i'm putting it on and then i'm going back in with a paper towel to smear off any excess now with quikrete you want to let that set up so usually what i do is i let it set overnight then i decided to come back in and add some color to it so i've really been loving the color fawn by waverly so i'm going to use that color and mix that in just to give it more contrast you could add in some more white you could even add in some more grays if you wanted to as well i added color until it was happy with it and here's a look at how i styled it i found this really cute cutting board in the seasonal section at dollar tree i'm not sure if it was easter or spring but it was really cute so i'm going to start by just flipping the cutting board to the back and i'm going to spray paint with two coats of spray paint on the back you may have to do a third coat because sometimes this cork doesn't take spray paint really well so you want to make sure it's completely covered next i'm going to use one of my favorite products from dollar tree which is the cork they sell this over in their like wood section with all the craft items so i wanted to add the cork to the bottom of my cutting board so i'm just going to put it on the cork trace around the cutting board and cut it out this is really easy to do then you can just add your cork to your cutting board i'm also going to repeat that same step by making a little strip for the top of my cutting board i'm also going to go around the edges with a black paint pen and then to finish it off i'm going to be using some burlap ribbon that dollar tree just started selling this year for the top and here's a look at my cutting board so there's so many fun

hacks

around dollar tree vases i actually saw this hack on tick tock if you guys aren't following me on tik tok you really should i post fun videos of all my diy projects my name on tic toc is liz from mcdiy but this project i saw so you just need to get a clear glass container from dollar tree you could really use any one you wanted i got the round one and then you're also going to want to get the clear stones that they sell at dollar tree next you're going to take your hot glue gun and start putting the stones all around the edge now i have to say whenever i was doing this project i really liked the way it looked clear so i definitely think you could have this sitting out looking clear like you really couldn't tell that i used hot glue underneath and i thought it looked kind of cool but in the end i decided to go ahead and add some spray paint to it so i used two coats of a matte rust-oleum spray paint and i spray painted one side let it dry and flipped it over and did the other side you could put any plant in here i added in a succulent that i had from dollar tree i love high-end decor but not so much the price tag i found this wall hanging on pottery barn's website and i knew that i could recreate something for less that would look really cute so i picked up from dollar tree a clear tray that you can get over kind of in like their party supplies section and then i'm also going to be using some rope dollar tree sells this nautical rope for a dollar which is a great deal but i actually like to purchase it in a big spool because i use it all the time and the one i get is off of amazon and it's around the same price as the dollar tree and i'll link it for you down below so if you've seen any of my rope trays i'm going to start by creating it the exact same way so i'm going to hot glue in the middle of my tray and then i'm going to start tightly wrapping the rope around adding hot glue as i go to make sure that i don't have any spaces in the rope so you can't see that clear tray behind it so you're going to wrap the rope around until you get to the very outside edge make sure that you go around your tray so that you don't have any of that clear tray showing at the top once you get to the end you're going to flip your tray over and hot glue the rest of the rope to the back i wanted to mimic the look of that geometric pattern around the tray so what i did was i just took some craft paper that i had and cut out a triangle next i'm going to use painters tape to really help me out here so i took several strips of painters tape and i put it onto a box you could really put this on any surface that you had then i'm going to take that triangle and put it on top of my painters tape using a sharpie i'm going to trace around the triangle next i'll just cut out that triangle then i'm going to place it around my tray now i'm going to create several triangles like this so that i can place them all the way around my tray what i'm trying to do is cover up the rope that i do not want to get painted and leave the areas i want to be painted exposed so i'm going to create triangles and follow it all the way around my tray now i don't want the middle to be painted so i'm going to use painters tape on the middle as well now that i have the tray all ready i'm going to spray paint it with three coats of white spray paint any kind of fabric or rope is going to soak up the paint so you really have to use several coats otherwise it's just not going to have that same vibrant look and it's going to look a little bit more faded if that's the look you're going for maybe only do two coats but i went ahead and did three next i'm just going to remove that tape and i put this out in a grouping in my home and i think it looks amazing my outdoor patio wouldn't be complete without having some fresh herbs so i wanted to make some really cute signs i found these little chalkboard signs with the clips on the back at dollar tree now these are typically pretty easy to find so i created some labels for the front of these so i just went into cricut design space picked out a font that i like and then i typed out the herb names i'm going to print these out on a white smart vinyl and then i'll just weep them out i'm going to use transfer tape to put them on my little chalk signs now for my plants i actually picked up a couple of pots at walmart they were 250 but i liked how they had the drainage you could also get something similar at dollar tree and i'm just going to transfer the herbs to these cute little white pots and then i'm going to clip the labels on the top and style them on my coffee table so i don't know if you guys have this but i will be at dollar tree and i will see an item and i will think okay i know exactly how that would look but then i don't really know if it's going to turn out so that's kind of how i felt with this wall hanging in the end i like it but it was definitely a process to get there so i found these tomato cages at dollar tree so i bought maybe four or five of them and i wanted to use the hoops now i know that dollar tree sells larger hoops but i really like that these were smaller and i knew that i could create a cluster of them and they could be really cool first thing i did was just detach them so i was left with just the rings next i grabbed some nautical rope that they sell at dollar tree and i just covered the tops of them with nautical rope then i had to move out my table to really you know see how this would look and so i put them down in a formation where i felt like it would look nice up on the wall now to attach them all to each other i took twine and i just wrapped the twine around maybe three or four times once i got all of them connected with twine i turned it on the back and i hot glued the back together and cut off the excess twine i think this part may have taken the longest so that was kind of tedious so i don't know if you guys have a better idea of how i could have connected those let me know down in the comments but that was the only way i could think of where you didn't see a lot of glue next i wanted something really cool and visual to put in the ring so i found this scarf whenever i was thrifting and i actually used it on one of my thrifting projects but i had just enough that i thought that i could fill the little rings so what i did was i took that fabric stretched it out and put hot glue around the back of a ring placed it down and then i cut it as close to the edge as i could because i didn't want any excess that was my last step from there i just hung it on the wall with command strips because it really wasn't heavy at all next we're going to make a really cool rug from dollar tree products so i picked up a rectangular rug at dollar tree so i wanted my rug to actually be a half circle so i found this piece of basket weave that i had in my craft room to make it be a nice curved little section and i taped it down next i traced around that edge to give me that nice even curve then i went in and i cut off the excess next i'm going to be using a nautical rope now i ended up using one and a half spools of this off of amazon so i started by making loops at the top of my rope trying to make the loops as even as possible and then i would hot glue them to the base of the rug the black part of the rug i would hot glue those down and i made those loops all the way around now i actually kind of figured out this pattern as i was going next i added in three rows of nautical rope from there i went to the bottom of my little loop section and started adding in more nautical row then i created another loop section by just hot gluing them together and i didn't measure this i tried to just make it as even as possible when i was creating my loops then i finished the piece off by just continuing on with the nautical rope and here's a look at how this rug turned out so this next project is probably my favorite one that i created in this whole bundle i love these little candy dishes that you can buy at dollar tree now these are located over in like the party supplies section and i always like to pick up three groupings of three just in my opinion look so much better so i'm going to start by putting a layer of painters tape on the top of each of these containers and i'm going to try to make them all look the same and have the tape at about the same level then i'm going to spray paint everything with a flat black spray paint now this is going to take at least two coats and i also turned them so they were upside down so that i didn't spray the inside of my containers once that has a chance to dry i will remove the tape and then you could do so many things with this i'm going to be filling it with some natural stones from dollar tree and then putting in three of my favorite succulents this is so quick and easy to do and how adorable does this look sitting out on my table so one of the questions i get asked frequently is about the centerpiece box that i use on several of my videos so i actually wanted to create another centerpiece box with wood that i had in my garage so i found two scrap boards that were one by six boards now i had to use two because that was what i had in my garage if i would have gone out and bought them i probably just would have had one board but i wanted to make use out of what i had so i took those two boards and i put them next to each other that was going to be the base of my box then i found a 1x2 board i use these frequently they make really great borders and i'm going to measure the edges of my boards and cut out two small pieces to go on the edge and then i'm going to measure the front side to have two boards that are going to go on the front and the back these boards are just the right size to make a nice little lip around my centerpiece box now before i put them together i wanted to stain all of the boards so i stain them with golden oak so for the two boards in the middle i'm going to put them together with wood glue i just bought a new tool this finishing nailer i'm super excited about this is the same one that my friend christina the diy mommy used and she told me this is the one i needed to get so that's the one i got she really likes this so i'm gonna take the finishing nailer and i'm going to nail in the boards on the side and then i will nail on the boards to the front and the back now to decorate my board i found these really cute vases at dollar tree so i picked up five of them and i'm just going to spray them with a black spray paint now to fill these i found these green sprigs at hobby lobby so i'm just going to put these florals in but really you could use any florals and here's a look at how the centerpiece turned out so i found a lot of great things in the serving aisle and one of the things that i came across was this really cool serving bowl and i loved that it had this like great texture on it so i'm gonna spray paint it with two coats of white spray paint so once that is completely dry then i'm going to get out a color called elephant by waverly and i'm also going to grab one of my large foam brushes now i'm going to put a little bit of that paint on the foam brush not a lot because i want this to be a light layer and then i'm just going to brush lightly that elephant paint onto my textured piece now i'm trying to just do a top layer so that i really get that texture popping out so you can always go back and add more paint so start lightly and then you can always add more i think this is a great decorative bowl that you could put as a centerpiece or out on your countertop i love heading to the crafter square at dollar tree there's always so many great finds one of the things i found were these wood oval pieces and i picked up three of them i started by drawing a line on either side of my pieces where i wanted to cut it off with my saw next i lined all three pieces up and cut them with my saw and i repeated this on the other side as well now after you're done cutting your pieces if you have any rough edges you can always sand those down i grab some magnets at dollar tree and i'm just gonna hot glue those to the back of my wood pieces and i think these make really nice looking magnets on my fridge so i love this time of year when there's all these huge serving platters and i found this really cool one at dollar tree they usually don't have serving platters this big so i had to grab it because i thought it would make the perfect coffee table tray so i'm going to spray this again with two coats of white spray paint and then to dress this one up i wanted it to have a distressed look i'm pulling out something i haven't used in a while which is my vintage effects wash that has been sold out on amazon i've probably just been like hoarding it so that i don't waste it so i grabbed that and a dollar tree brush and i'm just going to lightly brush it around the edge now whenever i'm distressing i really don't know how it's going to turn out so what i like to do is add different layers until i'm happy with the outcome so i'm going to brush it around the edge and then i'm going to take a paper towel and wipe away so it's not too much at all next i decided to use a black paint pen from dollar tree these paint pens are bomb like they are awesome at dollar tree these are some of the best paint pens i've used like if you see them buy them i'm just gonna lightly go around the edge of my piece i'm gonna go back in add a little bit of brown until i'm happy with the look that's the awesome thing about distressing is it's totally personal preference you add as little or as much as you like and then i'm just going to add some decorative elements but i think this would be great sitting out as a coffee table tray it would also be great in like a centerpiece on your kitchen table so i went ahead and picked up three of these glass vases at dollar tree these are pretty easy to find so you should be able to find them at most dollar trees so to create that fun lantern look i bought some reed basket weave off of amazon and i'll link below to the particular one that i picked up so i started just by measuring out my strips so i measured out a strip that was going to go up and over the top of my clear container and then i also measured one that was going to go around the base so i had three that were longer and then i had three that were smaller i wanted these to have like a gold coppery look two of them so i started by spray painting them on both sides with a rose gold color once i completed the rose gold i realized that it really wasn't the color that i was looking for that i wanted something a little bit more coppery so i grabbed some of my acrylic paints i had like a brown and kind of like a goldish color i just added those paints to give me more of that desired look i was going for that's the fun thing about paint you can always add to it to get the look you're going for now to adhere these to my container i thought i was going to use hot glue but then i decided to use e6000 so i put e6000 on either side of the glass container then i pressed my i guess i'm going to call it my reed basket weave onto the containers and then to let it dry i just took some painters tape and wrapped it around the containers let these dry for i probably let them dry overnight before i took the painters tape off then to wrap around the basket weave at the bottom i just used hot glue and i repeated this with my other two containers to finish them off i just added in some candles and i love the way they turned out the pottery barn website has this really cool black bowl and i thought it would be such a cool little decorative accent to sit out i kind of scoured around dollar tree for some items that would work for it i found this clear bowl over in the serving bowls it's kind of like a plastic bowl i thought this is perfect but then i couldn't find anything that was like the right size so i ended up getting two of these containers out of the christmas stuff and i decided i was going to use the two lids so that's kind of my trick when i'm at dollar tree so if you have an idea for something you think you want to make just look around for something that kind of fits the same shape or size so i took the two lids and i'm going to hot glue them together now i wanted them to look very seamless so i used some poster board that i already had from dollar tree and i'm just going to mark it because i want to cut a section that i can wrap completely around the lids so i'll just cut out that poster board trying to make it as even as possible then i'm going to hot glue the poster board around my lids now i wanted the bowl to be really secure anytime i want something to be extra secure i go to e6000 so i'm going to take that e6000 and put it around the top of the lids and then i'm going to place the bowl inside next i'm going to spray paint this with two good coats of a matte black spray paint now this isn't a bowl that's edible but i think it looks great for decor to sit out you guys will have to let me know what you think next up for our vanity we're going to put together a jewelry organizer i have this clear one from dollar tree and this i typically find over in like the kitchen section in my dollar tree so yours may be a little different i'm also going to be using some wood beads that i had on hand these i buy in a big pack from amazon and i'm going to take them out to my garage and i'm going to spray paint them black now when i spray paint beads i typically just put them down spray them and then once they dry i'll kind of mix them around and spray them again now you may have to do this and spray them two or three times to get them fully coated but it typically works pretty well next i'm going to hot glue the beads on the bottom of my jewelry organizer to make little feet i'm also going to hot glue a bead to the top to make a cute little handle this was so easy to do and now i have a cute little jewelry organizer to put on my vanity i like having some decor pieces that are smaller with in my bathroom so that i can put them on my shelves and different areas so i picked up a canvas at dollar tree now you guys have seen this on my channel several times where i've taken the canvas and pulled off the actual canvas part so that i could use the frame portion and i'm going to use my wire cutters again and make sure i pull out all the staples and just make it look as clean as possible on the back next i'm going to use a color called golden oak to stain this frame and i'm just going to wipe it on with my foam brush and wipe it off with a paper towel again this principle is in the link below with all the printables that i created for you i printed all of these out just with normal printer paper so i'm going to put my frame on top of it and trace around the picture when i cut it out i'm going to cut a little bit farther in from the line that i created so that i don't see anything hanging out on the edge then i will hot glue it to the back of my frame and i think these look so cute on a shelf or anywhere sitting out in your bathroom so when i was tooling around dollar tree like i normally do i came across these really cute little soap containers and i just thought the shape of these were really cute plus you got a lot of product with it so what i decided to do was actually paint the container of this this is like a five minute diy i had taken off all the labels to the soft soap i took the lid off of the soap and then i used a little bit of painters tape at the top and then all i did was spray paint this with a gray color once that dried i put the lid back on and this is how cute it looks in my bathroom for one dollar rattan and yarn mirrors are really popular right now so i wanted to recreate one for you guys so i grabbed an 8x10 mirror at ikea i also grabbed some cardboard i had this left over from a dollar tree project and i'm going to start by using my mat to kind of draw out straight lines around my mirror i want about maybe one and a half inches on each side of my mirror next i'm going to come in with my rotary cutter and cut straight lines to make my cardboard nice and straight then i'm going to hot glue the mirror to the center of my cardboard i decided i wanted to use macrame around the edge and i wanted it to be braided so what i did was i cut off really long pieces and i cut off six pieces and then once i got the long pieces cut off i taped them down to my craft table then i'm going to take two strands for each of my braid and i'm just gonna do a basic three strand braid sorry i'm kind of sounding like my old hair channel because we used to do four strand and five strand braids so yeah you're just gonna do a basic braid now i braided all the way to the end so i had this like big long braid now i don't know how but somehow i made this magically be the perfect size i was thinking i was gonna have to add additional but i don't know somehow it was the perfect size so at the top where i had taped it down i hot glued those pieces together and cut off the excess and then i started by hot gluing it closest to the mirror wrapping it around once i got the first layer onto my mirror i wanted to wrap around a second layer now as i was doing that i had to cut off some of the cardboard because i didn't account for how long the braid was going to be so as i went on the second layer i cut off some extra cardboard and as you can see i had just enough to wrap it around the back and hot glue the excess in place so for this next project i had a vision in mind but i wasn't sure it was going to totally work out so i had my husband help me with the measurements just because he's really good at that so it ended up working out so i'm really excited to show this one to you so what you're going to need for this project are two of the dollar tree cutting boards so we marked both of the boards at five and a half inches then we traced the edge of the cutting board because we were going to be cutting it out but we were only going to be cutting out half of the cutting board so we marked up three and a half inches now here's where we got a little tripped up we had to figure out which sides we were going to cut so that they sandwich together so we kind of drew a little line to know which side to cut next we used a saw to cut out the notches on both of the cutting boards now that the hard part was out of the way all we had to do was sandwich the two together to create a perfect little book holder this is great to set out as a coffee book holder or you could also use it when displaying a cookbook and i'm really excited how this turned out for only two dollars textured dishes are very in right now and pottery barn has several options so i wanted to create my own option from dollar tree so i picked up a bowl and i also picked up a container of the caulking that they have in their little home improvement section by the paint brushes and like all of their tools so i started by just emptying pretty much the entire tube of the caulking into the center of my bowl i just took the spatula and moved it around till i kind of got an even coat around the inside of my bowl now this does not have to be perfect because of our next step that we're going to do then i took my spatula and i made a little circle in the middle of my bowl then once i kind of got to where it started to go up the edge of the bowl i just made line indentions all the way up now the reason i did this is because i'm planning on painting and i wanted it to have a little bit of texture before i painted it so let that dry completely like 24 hours it may not take that long sometimes when you're using a lot of layers like that it's just better to let it dry overnight so i came back the next day and this is always the fun part for me is picking out the paints and figuring out you know how i'm gonna put it all together so i grabbed my vintage effects wash paint and i will link that down in the description box of several of you told me that it's back in stock at amazon so i'm excited about that and i'm just going to take a foam brush and lightly brush around the bowl this is just going to bring out all of that detail that i just put in and then i'm also going to take that same brush and go to the outside of my bowl because the bowl that i picked up had a lot of texture to it so i wanted to bring out that detail as well now from here i like to step back see you know what i need to add i felt like i needed to add a little bit of gold and maybe another shade of brown just to kind of give it more dimension so i grabbed a couple acrylic paints that i had and added that in now once i added in all those colors i realized that i was kind of missing some of that white from the caulking so i came back in with my waverly white and just added some white so that's the fun thing just have fun with it add colors until you're happy with the final product and here's a look at how this bowl turned out so one of the trends i've been noticing on higher end websites is having candles that are in more of a bowl shape and those can be really expensive so i wanted to show you an option of how you could recreate that for so much less so i picked up one of the marble bowls that they have just in the regular plate and bowl aisle at dollar tree you're also going to need two dollar tree candles i see these at most stores that i go to so you definitely should be able to find them i also bought a pack of candle wicks off of amazon i got a ton of them for a really inexpensive price i'll link it down below for you but these i know are gonna last me forever so to do this task it does get on your pots and pans so i actually bought a really cheap pan from walmart that i'm going to specifically use for this task because i've now done this like i think three times and so i want to make sure that i'm not using all of my regular pans so i think this pan was like under five dollars and then i'm just going to put the two candles in and fill it up about halfway with water now you're going to want to let this boil it's going to take probably around 20 minutes for all of the candle wax to melt so wait until the candle wax is completely melted with the marble bowl i'm going to take those candle wicks and i'm actually going to hot glue them to the bottom of my bowl now one of them kind of came up so i had to mess with it a little bit but that's just going to help it stay in place whenever you're pouring in your candle wax so it just helps you to kind of make you know not have them floating around so this is very hot you want to make sure that you have on hot pads all the things use tongs so that you're not touching it or going anywhere near the candle wax so once you have your hot pads on and your tongs you're just going to pour the candle wax into the bowl i ended up using almost both of the candles to fill up this bowl and then what i like to do to make sure that the candle wicks stay where i want them to be is i just take some popsicle sticks and lay them over top and then that way they'll kind of stay in place while they're drying now this does take a couple of hours to dry and then from there all you have to do is cut off the top of the candle wicks and you have a really cute candle to set out in your home i feel like it's been forever since i've actually made a tray on my channel but when i was walking by the placemat section at dollar tree i saw these white and gray placemats and i thought they'd be perfect for a tray so i picked up a pizza pan a cake pan and a pie pan i also grabbed i think three of the place mats but i think i only ended up using two and then i also got two of these little gray vases i started by painting the front and back of the pants with waverly white chalk paint now typically i would spray paint these but it's so cold around here that it's kind of not fun to spray paint when it's so cold because then you have to bring everything inside and it's just a thing so i decided i would just paint them with chalk paint now to create a template for the base of my pizza pan i got some craft paper and i just took my fingernail and i pressed it around the edge cut that out to create a nice template so then i took that template put it down on a placemat now it didn't cover it all the way so i ended up having to cut a little bit of an extra piece to fit on my tray but i cut around the place mat and cut it out now to glue this on i hot glued it around the edge make sure when you glue these down that you put hot glue in the center as well as around the edge so i'm going to press around the pie pan and the cake pan cut out my pieces and hot glue them onto the bottom of the pans from there it was just a really simple assembly i'm going to use hot glue and e6000 if you want it to be super secure with the gray vases in between each of the pans whenever i'm styling a tray i like to have consistent colors so i went with greens and whites and i just tried to grab things in that kind of color family and i'm just laying it out on each of the tiered trays stepping back looking at it until i'm happy with the way it looks what do you think delaney do you think we could make this out of the place matt we can try we're gonna have to like find some kind of glue or something to kind of get this to hold in place and then maybe spray it we're gonna try it i don't know yeah yeah i think it could work if we find some kind of spray or something it could be a total fail too we'll see so i have to tell you guys this was a complete experiment i took the placemat that we picked up and i had a stack of cups honestly you could use anything next i grabbed a rubber band and i put it around like the bottom so it was about an inch down from the top next this was kind of the experiment so i got a little spray bottle of water and i mixed it with mod podge that i had on hand because i was trying to create like a spray adhesive that i could let sit overnight and hopefully harden the piece so it kind of had that fun shape to it and made more of like an abstract piece i had to put a ton of glue on this i put it on the outside i also put it on the inside and then i did that exact thing i let it sit completely overnight i was blown away you guys when i came back the next day it really held in place now if i could do this again i would try to make the base a little bit more sturdy but that was minor next i used probably three coats of spray paint on the inside of and the out with that white color but here's how the piece looks on my coffee table i have to say i was pretty impressed with it when i was walking around dollar tree i found this really cute kindness matters little bag and i thought it would be perfect for a project so i grabbed one of my little hoops that i have on my background here you can get them off of amazon i'll link below and all i did super easy was i just took the bag and i put it through the hoop once i got it to where it was as even as possible so that it really framed that circle and then i just tightened the little ring i then came back and cut off the excess on the back and that was it and now i have it displayed out on my backdrop and think it looks great what are you doing oh don't mind me just uh like wouldn't this be awesome if we use these little guys have you guys seen these these greenery pots i think it'd be so cool if i make like a board if you're redoing a space the millinote app is perfect to have all of your inspiration in one place i feel like it's similar to like this inspo here where you know you just kind of have pots and a board behind it i found these big black chalkboard signs i think that'd be perfect so let's try it if it looks good it looks good if not you know it actually looks really good i think it's gonna be cool i'm excited yeah i really hope that you guys are able to find those little florals because they're just so cute so i started by removing all the labels from the chalkboard and i have to tell you it was quite the chore they were stuck on there really well i got out my goo gone to really try to get out all the residue next i remove the hangers from all of the pieces and i'm going to be using those popsicle sticks that we used earlier and i'm just going to add some hot glue as support pieces between my two signs make sure your signs are completely connected before you do this and i'll do this with a third board as well next i'm just going to mix and match the little greenery until i like the way that it looks now these aren't very heavy so i was able to put these on there with just hot glue again make sure you're using the construction adhesive glue because if your glue is not that great it's not going to hold i also added twine as my hanger on this and just tied it on one edge really well and then tied it to the other edge so to cover up the holes i just grabbed some of those popsicle sticks and put black marks on a sharpie and hot glued them to the back so you weren't able to see the little holes and here is a final look at how it looks this would be so cute in your kitchen but i'm showing you how it looks on my backdrop so one of the other cool things i like about the millinote app is it really helps me to stay organized with my projects so i have a shot list that i use whenever i'm in the store and this really helps me to make sure that i get all of the footage that i need for the video so i love that and then i also have a list of diys that i'm doing so when i'm in the store i can add in different projects that we see and want to do and just kind of fine tune things so i love that i have access to all of that in one app so i always like easy macrame diys you guys so that's exactly what we're going to be doing so i'm taking that chalkboard sign that we used earlier you need something that's hard that you can make your yarn about the same size and this is so easy to do i maybe wrapped it around 20 30 times it really doesn't matter i'm just going to lay the pieces over top and then i'm going to put some hot glue in the middle i'm not even tying them that's all i'm going to do i'm going to do this all the way across this did take quite a bit of yarn i think i used maybe one and a half of the yarn spools from dollar tree so make sure you get two once i got all of my yarn on i started with some of my nautical rope i'll link it down below for you and i'm just going to wrap it around to kind of cover up where the top of that white piece kind of lays and i wrapped it around maybe five or six times until i thought it looked good this is total personal preference and then i just hot glued it on the back next i wanted to make the pieces as even as possible so i kind of laid them out and gave them a little haircut at the bottom this doesn't have to be perfect just do your best and here's a look at how this macrame turned out from over in the party supply section i have a great idea for a diy so i picked up this large bowl i have this two set of plastic bowls these little mini ones and then i got this mini size two so we're gonna put all this together and make a cool diy for four dollars for the structure next i figured out how i wanted to stack up the bowls because i wanted a three tier tray system and i'm going to use the smaller bowls as my separators and then my larger bowls are going to be the three tiers i'm going to use a combination of e6000 and hot glue to hold the bowls in place one because the e6000 is going to hold it longer and i used the hot glue so it would dry quickly so i could go ahead and spray paint it once i have all the bowls in place i'm gonna take it outside and do two coats of a white spray paint now to fill up this bowl you could really do a combination of anything i'm gonna be using some of these natural rocks that i bought at dollar tree and then i'm also gonna fill in with some dollar tree succulents and here's a look at how it turned out okay so we have this little glass container that we were wanting to do something similar to so i found this glass they don't have any wood pieces at dollar tree but these stones have a really similar color and a little succulent let's put it together you guys this is going to take you a minute to do but looks so nice sitting out so just add the rocks to the bottom of your glass container pull off the base of your succulent and then you're going to add it into your container now i ended up switching out my succulent because it wasn't my favorite but here's a look at how the piece looks styled i feel like it's been forever since i've made a pillow out of a rug on my channel so when i was walking down that section i found this green fabric and i thought it'd be perfect for a pillow now you could definitely sew that and i've done that on my channel before but i wanted to give you a really simple option so all you need are two rugs you're gonna lay them out flat with the sides you like facing out and then the sides that are folded over those are gonna be facing in you're gonna hot glue on three of the sides you're gonna press that down firmly just to hold it in place now to fill this you could use an already pre-formed pillow i had some stuffing on hand so i'm just going to add in stuffing you can buy this at jo-ann's the thrift store really a ton of different places you could use stuffing from another pillow once i have it as full as i want it to be i'm just going to hot glue the end and here's a look at how my two dollar pillow turned out have you guys noticed that all of the high-end stores has a version of these chain links and they're really cute i think they make great decor but they're so expensive so i thought you know this would be fun to make plus anything that's like really trendy like that where you know it's gonna go out of style i don't like to spend a lot of money on so for this project i'm going to get a tub of crayola clay and i want to thank you guys for recommending this clay to me it actually works so much better than the last project where i used clay and i asked for your recommendations so thank you thank you this tub that i got i purchased on amazon i'll link it for you down below actually came with four packs in it and for this project i used two of the packs so you could probably buy a lesser amount i figured i'd use it for another project and i liked that they were sealed up that way it's not going to go bad so what i decided to do to make these chains is i grabbed out just a good amount of the clay and i started to roll it out then i decided i needed to make it pretty uniform so i figured out you know the diameter that i wanted it to be so i thought that i wanted each of them to be about an inch wide in diameter and then i used just a little cutting tool that they have at dollar tree and i cut off one edge and then i cut the other edge off at 17 inches i thought that would make it really uniform and i wouldn't have to worry about them looking different and then i just took the two pieces and put them together and tried to smooth it out so you didn't see that edge link but i wasn't really worried about that because most chains have a little link like that so i wasn't worried about that and then i set that piece up to the top and i repeated this for each of my links as i kept making new links i would check the thickness to make sure that the thickness was similar to the links that i already made because i wanted them to look pretty uniform then whenever i got one done and cut it i would wrap it inside of one of my other links so that they were all connected together now after you put in as many links as you want the next thing you want to do is shape it to kind of figure out how you want it to look because whatever shape it's in that's how it's going to be sitting out on your coffee table so if you want to elevate it elevate it now work with it until you're happy with the way that it looks then you want to let it dry for 24 hours now i will say with this clay that the longer i let it sit the more it dried so i would say i didn't paint it until about day two but it's i've had it now for a long time and it's gotten harder over time so this next part is totally your personal preference i wanted it to first be painted white so it was just a really consistent white color so i went in with waverly white chalk paint and painted it white now the color washing that i decided to do for this piece is i didn't really want it to have that much color but i came in i mixed a yellow and a red color and i put that on it kind of gave me like a mustardy color and so i wiped that on and it was just it was way too thick so i came in with water anytime you want to dilute a paint you want to add in water so i added in water and then i took a paper towel and immediately wiped it off so this gave me just a tiny tiny bit of color really not a lot at all then i wanted it to have a little bit of brown so i used my vintage effects wash and put that on wiped it with water the same way and wiped off any excess so in the end it just gave me a tiny bit of color on this piece but that was the look i was going for if you wanted it to be more of a wood look you could definitely add more color you know really you could customize this any way you wanted you could even go with gray here's a look at how it looks sitting out on my tray dollar tree has really inexpensive things that you can put together that make a great look in your bathroom vanity the first thing i found were these really cool white tiles at dollar tree i love the size of them and they kind of were ceramic and to me they just fit really well in a bathroom i didn't like the sayings on them but i figured i could work with them i created a printable that i will leave for you guys down in the description box and i just put some words that i thought would be great in a bathroom like relax unwind soak i'm going to put the block down on top of the words and i'm going to trace around them next i'm just going to cut out the words making sure that i don't get any of the trace marks in where i'm cutting and then i'm going to make sure that i round the corners out that way it's going to fit perfectly on my little tile i'm going to repeat this for the other three words now recently i picked up a new type of mod podge it is a water-based mod podge and the directions say that you can put it in the dishwasher so i thought since these were going to be items in a bathroom i wanted something that was going to be a little bit more waterproof so i'm going to start by putting a layer of mod podge down on my tile and then i'm going to put my label on top of that now you want to let that completely dry before you try putting mod podge on the top of your paper so once that's completely dry i'll put a layer of mod podge on the top now i've been loving these black paint pens that they have at dollar tree i'm going to go around the edges of all of my signs once everything's dry and just give it a little distressed finish i think when everything's white like this you need to kind of pull out some detail and i think these make perfect decor for a bathroom you
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