My vignette coast me $1.50 as I only purchased the three Vintage bunny banks at $0.50 a piece. I scoured the house for items that I already had and came up with a few varieties but this first one is my favorite.Here is proof on my price … I remember these fuzzy bunny banks from when I was young.
I’ve recently enjoyed viewing the $5.00 Goodwill Challenge Spring Decorating 2017 that was started by Hillary from My So Called Home. Here is the playlist to all the YouTubers that took her challenge- check them out, you might get inspired. The playlist from Hillary – My so called home http://bit.ly/2miYBsi
Well that $5.00 US is equal to about $6.69 CDN dollars 😦 and lets face it thrift finds are more plentiful and cheaper in the USA. However, having said that – I am definitely up for the challenge and I’ll be keeping my budget under $10.00 – let’s say at a healthy $8.00
I am putting out the challenge on this blog, my Facebook page and my instagram page hashtag #EasterDecoratingChallenge.
I love to give gifts that I can make in my own kitchen with ingredients I already use and trust. The good old internet can come up with a ton of ideas and recipes. When I read this one I knew it was the one I wanted to make.
2 cups of sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil red food coloring
peppermint essential oil (my favorite is made by doTerra)
Pour sugar into a medium-sized bowl. Mix in the coconut oil Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil Divide your sugar mixture into two equal sized portions. Mix in a few drops of red food coloring to one portion Add your sugars to the jar in layers.Press down to compact. Alternate between your pink and white layer.
October Craft Challenge – recycling or re-purposing any type of used container.
Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. On the ThirdMonday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)
Last month was our mason jar challenge and the picture to the left shows the mason jar I turned into a soap dispenser. This month the challenge was to recycle or re-purpose using any type of used container. I chose to re-purpose two vintage glass Grenache Caramel containers, which I found in a box that I purchased at an auction. I thought about selling them on my vintage site Wandaful Things, Trinkets and Treasures but I decided to use them in my bathroom to store makeup sponges and cotton pads. The transformation was pretty simple, I removed the labels, spray painted the lids and added a decorative top as a knob and that was it.
Here are the before and after pictures.
Since the lids on these jars are plastic, I thought a glass knob would be too heavy so I started looking for something light weight (plastic), I found Christmas ornaments at my local Dollarma and immediately knew I wanted to use the tops for my jars. I think they were a perfect choice, don’t you?
August Craft Challenge – decorate with a terra-cotta plant pot!
Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop.
For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to my challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)
Last month was our fabric challenge and the picture to the left shows one of the small pillows I made to use on my Adirondack chairs.
This month our challenge item was a terra-cotta plant pot. I decided to make candle holders as in my world you can never have too many candle holders. Do you agree??
This project was so quick and easy and the combination of colors could be endless. For this project I used a cream color craft paint. It only took two coats. Once it was dry, I sanded the areas where I wanted a distressed look. I used E6000 glue to attach the saucer to the top. It just needs a candle and it’s ready to use.