updating a topiary for a dollar

Exhibit A:


Apple topiary. Cute from the waist up, but not so cute pot.

It’s all glued together though. What to do?

Exhibit B:


99 cent planter from IKEA.

I put the old pot inside the new one. It fit perfectly and now my apple topiary is cute from head to toe.

No cutting, no gluing, no disassembling.


I love cheap easy fixes.



Pinecone framed artwork


I finally get to use my pinecones I’ve been saving since March!

For this project I used the mini pinecones, not the jumbo ones, but don’t worry! I’ve got some jumbo pinecone crafts in the works! Yippie!

First, I found a frame in my stash of extra stuff I’m not using.


I love that this one is square.

Next I grabbed all my mini pinecones.


I patiently sat there and hot glued each pinecone directly onto the glass of the frame.


It was actually really easy and took me about 10 or 15 minutes.


I love that you can see through the frame.


And here’s the back of the frame. You can see all the hot glue!


When I was done I hung it up on the wall…


And then I stared at it for like a month.


There was just *something* about this artwork that I didn’t like.

Then it finally hit me. It’s too plain and boring. So I added an ornament from the Dollar Store.


I already like it about 1000 times better.

But I still wanted more color, so I added this ornament from Target (it was in a 4 pack for $1).



And now I’m happy.



Have you made any pinecone crafts this year? Tell me about it in my comments section!


I just got slapped by Captain Obvious

Do you ever have moments where you are just like,

“Dur! Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. It just seems so obvious.”


Well, unfortunately for Mrs Oblivious over here, I have these moments all.the.time.

Que Captain Obvious here.


Three bunches of leaves stuck in a round floral foam thing.

Why oh why have I never even thought of this?

Do you realize how many times I’ve put ivy and plants above my cabinets and bent them all over the place to get them to stay in a certain position?

More times than I’d like to admit, thankyouverymuch.

I found this pre-made floral bunch at Goodwill. The second I saw it, I was like, “OMG wow, could there even be a more obvious solution?”

Five seconds later (the amount of time it took to drag a chair over and climb on the counter)…


… I have perfectly positioned bunches of leaves.

Sometimes I wonder how I even manage to function in this world walking around with my head in a bubble.

Living in my own oblivious universe is fun and all, but I sure feel like a dope sometimes.

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