You seemed to like my dollar store finds from a couple weeks ago, so I thought I’d share more from a recent trip to the Dollar Tree (I won’t say “most recent” trip, because I’ve been to DT a LOT in the past week!) First up we have these faux moss-covered rocks. These were new to me, and I thought some of you would really like to incorporate these into your decor!
Another new-to-me item was this colorful bamboo placemat. I’m intrigued with this! I bought two of them with absolutely no clue what I’m going to do with them. My initial impulses were making them into lampshades or DIY roll-up shades (itty bitty ones, though!)
This magnetic plastic organizer pocket isn’t so classy, but it does seem like it might be useful. Can you think of any good projects for this one?
These doves have been in my stores for a few months now, but they’re pretty cute, and might be great bases for makeovers like this or this! Anyone have a new bird look in mind that they’d like to try? Here’s a new bird makeover idea, too: the gladiator bird.
This is just a plain frame, but I thought it looked kind of nice.
My littlest helper liked the princess wand!
So, what would you do with
- the faux moss rocks?
- the colorful bamboo placemats?
- the plastic magnetic organizer?
- the doves?
- the picture frame?
I went today in search of the easter eggs to makeover, but they were out. :-( I did pick up 2 bags of those moss rocks. Not sure what I am going to do with them though. I looked at that dove, too. I also picked up a mini shadow box that looked cute. Now I need ideas, haha.
colorful bamboo placemats:
lamp base (like around a square or something?)
Are those doves made of paper mache?
Funny you should ask, I am posting a project tomorrow that I made with a couple of those frames :)
I just bought some of those magnetic pockets (the ones with only one pocket). Hopefully I will get my project for them made and posted soon! The last few times have I have been to DT I have eyed those frames. One of these days I will just have to go aheand and buy some to use! :-)
JEALOUS!!! we don’t have dollar tree in my country.
Aimee @ In THIS Life
Great finds! Here’s what I did with those great bamboo placemats:
Aimee @ In THIS Life
Oh, and my next project includes one of those little resin birdies…
The birds painted in pastel colors would be really cute in a basket with some eggs and fake grass for an Easter centerpiece. Very springy.
I’ve painted the little birdies with white glossy paint and they look so cute!! Very easy and they look adorable. I have seven of them placed here and there on my hearth.
With the bamboo placemats I would make a knitting needle holder!
Off to Dollar Tree tonight!
I’ve got a bamboo placemat hanging on the wall next to my vanity. I hang all my dangly earrings on it. Well, I try to :) at least once every few months (eek).
I was thinking it would be nice to put it in a frame though. Maybe remove the glass and glue the placemat into a thrifted frame and hang that on the wall for earrings!
I love the shoestring project posted above, too!
I used some cheap picture frames to create necklace and earring holders! I’ll post a link as soon as I get pictures up.
Here is the link to my earring holder.
I used those white frames. I found some clearance tissue paper at HobLob (an aqua with brown print); I used that as my background and cut out an “H” monogram in brown cardstock and glued it to the tissue paper. The frames come with a white ribbon so all I had to do was hang it. I used another one to put an embroidered monogram that was on clearance at HobLob and a Family definition scrapbook sticker. Love those frames. I think I have one left in my stash.
I’ve been eyeing the magnet pocket thingy…I may grab one and see if this works…put your coupons in the pockets; like the ones you are def going to use in one pocket and maybes in the other and then just stick it to the grocery cart for easy access. Hmmm…
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I’ve seen those placemats around the blogosphere tied together as a table runner.
Those birds I’ve seen a lot. People are spray painting them heirloom white and putting them on a nice candle holder or base as easter decor.
I bought every little white frame (above) in my store! I can’t decide whether to use them in my girls crafting class or use them for mini paintings for my upcoming art show! I need to go to a neighboring town to grab the ones in another location! Greedy, but fun!
@Kelli You can also check dollar tree’s online store — you might be able to buy them in bulk there!
I bought 2 of those ceramic birds (1 with flower patterned wings and 1 with swirl patterned wings), sanded them smooth, spray painted them white and my sister used them on the sign in table at her wedding.
Those white frames come with white ribbon to hang them with, fyi. I bought 3 at the DT where my mom lives and wish I had bought more, as they don’t have them at my DT.
I recently saw one of those placements (not colored, though) hung vertically in my friend’s bathroom. She used it as an earring holder. Her dangly earrings were hooked on the slats in the middle of the mat, and her posts were just slid between the slats at the edges. She removed the outer rows of string so the posts could slide in farther. You could also hang necklaces or bracelets in the same way. Genius! I’m totally going to do this in my bathroom, and just spray paint the mat to match.
Those moss rocks remind me of a very cool moss ball wreath I saw on line somewhere. I went to my local store today and didn’t find.
Those white picture frames are great. I made a project with them and thought I’d share. Unfortunately, taking pictures of my genius has not always been a hobby.
I drew a black and white abstract flower motif with a sharpie. This is easy and quick because the opening is so small. I got three frames and did 3 drawings. I then put some baby blue ribbon from corner to corner in the back, to hang them with. It was pretty sweet and was a permanent part of my bedroom decor for quite some time!
I can’t believe I am just finding this blog and website. I am absolutely enthralled! Thanks for all your great ideas!