Monday, March 30, 2009

Five Dollar Challenge

Living with Lindsay is hosting a Five Dollar Challenge today. The rules are that everything must come from the Dollar Tree or other dollar store. She began promoting it several weeks ago, giving us plenty of time to come up with our creations.

I must admit, I had a harder time with this than I would have thought. I had seen an arrangement in the Pottery Barn store and thought I could recreate that. The problem was, once that was stuck in my head, I couldn’t get around it to see anything else creatively.

Here’s the finished product, and the run-down.

  • two glass containers $2
  • river rock $1
  • fake flowers $1
  • easter egg picks (taken off the pick) $1

I already had the moss in my craft drawer from a previous project.

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I have them on my mantel, alongside my remade Dollar Tree birds from last week.

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Well, it’s not earth-shattering, but a nice little touch for my springtime decor. It'll be fun to see what everybody else came up with!

24 comments:

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Adorable -- still love those birds too!

Amanda said...

Looks great! Definitely not like it came from Dollar Tree! Good idea - I always steal ideas from PB!

Sarah said...

Cute! I saw those birds at Dollar Tree today too! :) Never thought to paint them, your whole set up looks great!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I was looking for Easter eggs at the DT. I never thought of taking them off the picks. Very clever!

Amber said...

Cute! Love the eggs in the little nest. And the birds are great too!

Lucy Marie said...

It looks great. Definitely not like it came from the dollar store. I have been seeing Easter egg wreaths every where this year and thought they were so cute. I attempted to gather the materials to recreate one but, I was unsuccessful. I realized I would end up spending just as much or more than if I just bought one so I am going to wait until Spring things go on clearance and see if I can get one. I also got some Easter eggs from the dollar store this year, but the ones I found just aren't as nice as those ones you've got.

Songbirdtiff said...

They look so perfect with your birdies. No one would know this stuff came from the dollar store.

gina said...

A nice touch indeed. And for 5 dollars!

newlyb said...

These are really cute! I've been wanting to do some more spring decorating — I might borrow these great ideas! Thanks for the comment on my blog, too :)

Amy said...

Very nice job Holly. Love your creation. Isn't it amazing what can be done with $5.00? Amy :)

Frantic Home Cook said...

First timer and I must say I LOOVE your header. The photograph is peaceful and intriguing and lovely and inspiring.

Jenny said...

That is pretty!

Mary said...

Those are so pretty. Great job!

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Very pretty and calming! I would never have guessed you got that all from the dollar store!

Linda said...

I love the containers and geez,but if I didn't pass up some at the thrift store the other day. I can feel another trip coming on,LOL. I did find some birds I want to spray. Thank you for the lovely ideas.

Sonya said...

I think it looks great! Good job on the challenge!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love it! Great job with the $5. I may have to go back and look for those birds, that would only be my 3rd trip to the Dollar Tree in as many days! That's okay, right?

Cassie said...

Those are darn cute! Love the simplicity!

Stephanie said...

Soo cute! I did something similar but I used a candle and ribbon! Love it!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

So cute. I'm inspired!

Living with Lindsay said...

This is just wonderful! I absolutely love it. Great job!

Chrissie Grace said...

Looks great...I love the whole thing!
Chrissie Grace

janapl said...

My matching bird friend, After you start spray painting you start imagining how you would paint everything you see! Has it been that way for you? Your display looks great.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

sooo cute!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!! hugs!! Britt :-)