Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dollar Store Crafting - Part One

If you're like me, when you go to the dollar store you end up picking items you don't have a clue as to what you might do with them.  You get them because they might come in handy, or, just in case or I'll make something out of this one day.  Well the day has come when I find myself needing to do something with some of the stuff I got from the dollar store and elsewhere, for fall, that I have left over.  Some of you might be saying, "save it for next year," but I need to do something right now.  I'm almost tapped out and bloggers are still calling for posts on "Fall" stuff. I am so in the Christmas mode.

Anyway, I wanted to share some things I did to "use" up my supplies.  As Danni from Silo Hill Farm would say, "I can always break things down and use them on other projects."

First, I decorated a little vase with fall leaves that I picked up at the Dollar Store.

 I soaked the leaves in Mod Podge and placed them on the bottom of the vase. After they dried, I cleaned up the dried excess glue with a damp paper towel and used a razor blade around the edges of the leaves to remove the film.
I love the way the leaves grip the glass and stand up.  It gives it a dimensional look. 



 This would look great at the dinner table filled with fall flowers!

Stay tune for Part Two of my Dollar Store Crafting  .   .   .


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  1. Mod Podge has to be one of the greatest inventions in recent history!

  2. This turned out great! I love fall leaves, and you made them even prettier. Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to see what you come up with this week. :)

  3. Oh this is the best looking fall vase ever! I do so love the Dollar Store and I do just what you say!! I buy stuff I and have no idea what I'll do with it!! Soaking the leaves in mod podge is a brilliant idea because they are kind of hard to glue on right. I love the way they stand up too! You are not too late for fall, in fact I would use this on my Thanksgiving table!! Thanks for the shout out girl! Off to catch up on part 2 & 3!

  4. I love Mod Podge! Your vase looks so beautiful with the leaves added onto it! Thanks for linking up your creativity to my linky party - It's a Party! Hope to see you tomorrow at the next one :D

  5. Very fall feel. Love the way you put the leaves on the lower part of the vase that do have the dimensional look. Great inspiration for me to do some on bottles.


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