Terra Cotta Christmas Tree craft

Today I'm going to share how to make these adorable {and crafty!} Terra Cotta Pot Christmas Trees!    This tutorial will show how to make the 3-pot tall trees. To make the 4-pot tall tree, just add an additional larger pot to the bottom. First you'll need to gather your supplies... * 3" pot * TWO 4" pots * 6" pot * 6" saucer * Mod Podge or Elmer's glue * glitter * Spray Paint - Krylon Olive & Krylon Leather Brown * Primer (spray or paint) * Acrylic Paint - Americana Santa Red * red sequins First things first, you must prime your pots (boring, but necessary). … [Read more...]

$2 outdoor Holiday wreaths {tutorial}

I've got these great windows in front of my house that are just screaming for wreaths with big red bows. Since I needed 4 wreaths (3 windows and the front door) I didn't want to spend a fortune so I headed to my home-away-from-home; the Dollar Tree. For $9 I outfitted all three windows, plus a wreath on the door and a garland swag. It was so cheap and easy! (Please don't look too closely at our undecorated porch and lack of shrubs. Trust me, it drives me batty.) Here's how you can make $2 wreaths for the front of your house too! First off, the gear: I bought 5 … [Read more...]

Novelty Nutcrackers, Dollar Store Style

West Elm has the cutest Novelty Nutcrackers! Only problem is, they are TWENTY NINE BUCKS! And if you want the jumbo one it's $59! Ouch. I'm not cheap, I'm thrifty! I {lurve} them though. So I plotted a scheme to get me surme o' those there nutcrackers. I found these hideous things at the Dollar Tree. I don't think "hideous" is a strong enough word to describe... The hair! The hair is what kills me. I ripped that hair off quicker than you can say "holy-hell-that-looks-horrible" and gave them all a good coat of spray paint primer. Then I took … [Read more...]