Hello & Welcome Back! Can we just talk about this chair make-over for a minute??? I mean…I just love the finished project!! I have my great, great grandmother’s Singer sewing machine that I made over a few years ago when I first received it. I didn’t have a chair to go with it and have been searching for the perfect piece…I finally found it!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how much I love thrifting!! I cam across this chair at the Goodwill and although the seat was hideous, the bones were great! At only $9.99, I knew I had to have it.
I started by removing the legs & seat cover, then I gave the frame a good cleaning with soap & water. After it was completely dry, I added a coat of white chalk paint & a matte sealer to help keep scuffs & nicks away. I had this gorgeous 1 yard cut of material stashed away in my cabinet that I thought would be so perfect.
I cut away the dirty fabric & since my cushion was in good shape still, all I had to do was wrap my material around and staple it down. See the final piece below. Such a transformation!
I hope you love this piece as much as I do! Don’t be scared to shop the thrift stores, you just might find exactly what you’re looking for.
Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year! Over the holidays I worked on a few small projects which I’ll be sharing here. First thing i needed was a new scrap bucket for my craft room. Check out below for my supplies & pics! This is a super easy & quick project that anyone can do!
I was in Hobby Lobby shopping for Fall decor and came across some cute little galvanized buckets. I grabbed one then headed to the unfinished wood for some pieces that would work for legs. I’ve linked a few here that would work great with this project.
I spray painted my bucket with a can of white chalk paint and used yellow craft paint for the legs.
After it all dried, I attached the legs with E6000, & made a little mini bunting to hang across the front.
All done & super cute!
Thanks for stopping by to check out this super quick & easy project! Let me know what you think.
I’m in the process of decorating my home with Valentine’s Day decor and wanted to share my Valentine tree I have in my kitchen.
After the new year, I take all my ornaments off of my gingerbread themed tree and decorate it with Valentine ornaments. It’s a great little transition and an excuse to keep my little tree up just a bit longer!
I found my tree a few years back at Dollar General for $12.00. They still carry them so be on the look out next Christmas season. Here’s the one I bought.
Once it’s set up you can start to decorate! I made some felt hearts and re decorated some old Christmas ornaments I had.
The felt hearts are really simple to create. All you need is some felt sheets, fiber fill (stuffing), embellishments, needle and thread, or a glue gun.
1st, make a template of a heart any size you want, then trace it onto your felt sheet. You will cut two of these out (front & back pieces).
2nd, glue the edges together leaving an opening big enough for you to be able to add stuffing. If you are handy with a needle, you can sew the edges together and leave an opening.
3rd, add your stuffing and be careful to not overfill. Glue or sew your opening shut.
4th, now you can embellish them. I added an assortment of glitter, bows, and buttons to mine. Add a loop of twine or ribbon to the back for hanging or you can hang them with hooks like so.
1st, take some old ornaments (I used plastic) and paper mache small pieces of newspaper to the ornament until it is completely covered and let dry.
2nd, once dry add glitter or paint to the exterior. I brushed mine on with a light coat so the paper would show thru. Be sure to let these dry after painting.
3rd, you can start embellishing. I made some gift tags with cardstock and Valentine’s Day themed stamps. Add these to your ornaments with pretty ribbon or twine and your ornaments are ready to be hung.
These were picks I found at Dollar Tree and I just removed the stick and hot glued some hooks to the top.
Add a bow or embellishment to the top of your tree and your tree will be complete!
I’ve linked some fun options below If you’re not into DIY and you can have your tree up in no time!
I hope you have fun creating your own tree decor. Let me know if you put one up. I’d love to see it.
Hi guys! Boy is summer in full effect here…toddler, teenagers, babysitting, & junior all-star baseball practice/tournaments. Whew! Just a few weeks in and I’m exhausted lol!
I was out and about shopping this past weekend at one of my favorite discount stores. I spotted this lake house sign in the clearance area and would you believe it was marked down to .65 cents? I kid you not, I couldn’t believe it either. There was nothing wrong with it so I brought it home with me and figured I’d find somewhere for it.
I planned on a lake house theme for my sons room, but now he no longer wants that…teens, go figure!
So I have this sign and because the price was so low, they cannot take it back. It got me thinking how else I could use it. I have been wanting a farmhouse sign to hang in my kitchen for sometime and I thought why don’t I just use this and paint over it…so I did!
I used some basic white craft paint and coated the board about 3 times until everything was covered.
After it was dry I used black acrylic craft paint and letter stencils I had on hand for the wording.
I let that dry for about an hour and added a black wash to it for the effect of dirty, weathered wood. (check out how I did it here)
I just love how it turned out and I think it looks great here in my kitchen! Let me know what you guys think!
Hey guys…happy Friday! I just wanted to share some of the cutest Mother’s Day gift DIYs I have found this week on the web. If you’re still searching for the perfect gift, check these out and give one a try!
On my last post I shared one of my gift baskets I made for our “White Elephant” gift exchange. Today I’m sharing the other. I loved them both but I really had fun putting this one together!
All you need is a little rustic crate, beer of your choice, and then fill it with goodies to snack on. I’ve had this crate for a while now so I wanted to find some fun things to fill it with to give as a gift. You can get a plain crate from any craft store and decorate it to your liking. Also check your discount stores for crates. (Ross, Marshalls, etc.) You could use stain or paint or even use a stencil to create a design/picture on the outside. Here’s a few I’ve linked:
I put two 6 packs in the bottom of the crate and then added some paper fill all around. Next I added some snacks/nuts I found at Marshalls.
While I was there to get snacks I spotted these fun scrabble tile beer coasters at $9.99/set. I also found this matching bottle opener at $4.99 so I got them both!
I just added another layer of paper fill over the tops of the bottles and laid these two items on top. I used a shrink-wrap bag and bow I found at Dollar Tree to finish it off and a fun tag that said, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”.
This crate was a hit and everyone loved it. I hope this inspires you to create a gift basket of your own for your next occasion!
If you have any questions or comment just drop me a line and I’ll get back to ya!
Halloween is almost here, can you believe it? Each year I throw a party and go all out with our decor and games/prizes for the kids. I love entertaining and this happens to be my favorite holiday! I enjoy seeing everyone have a good time, especially the kids.
Today I’m sharing 3 awesome game ideas I used last year that the kids loved. I have a mixture of pre school to young teens (12-13) and they all enjoyed these so if you’re looking for some ideas for your party, look no further.
The first game is the Pumpkin Poke! This is great! It’s inexpensive to make and you can fill the cups with any “treats” you like. Keep in mind the age range of the children that will be at your party so you can plan accordingly. For myself, I made 2 of these and placed them side-by-side. I used and assortment of candy, ear buds, light up bounce balls, Halloween socks, fake ugly teeth, sticky mustaches, and finger skateboards from Dollar Tree. I left a few cups empty for a “trick’ but allowed whoever received a trick to play until they won. At the end, the children traded each other if someone had something they wanted. Check out the link below for a great tutorial at sheknows.com on how to make your own.
Next is this fun Halloween bingo kit I found at Target. It comes with everything you see and is only $5.00! We ended up playing about 3 games and the kids didn’t want to give it up. I’ve linked it down below for you.
The last game I have for you is a freebie from pagingsupermom.com. What is a Halloween party with out a cake walk? I used white paper to print the numbers so they would stand out with the black light. I only ended up using numbers 1-10. I arranged them in a large circle in the garage and secured them to the pavement with a few pieces of packing tape. For the goodies, I made 2 loaves of pumpkin bread, and 2 small cakes. We did 1 drawing every hour until the goodies were gone. All the kids were super anxious to play so they could win something good!
These games were a big hit at our party. The kids all had a great time and I even had a few adults join in on the cake walk. If you’re looking for some game ideas that have been tried and tested, these are the way to go!
Thanks for reading! You can find me on Instagram at dimestoregypsygal. Let me know if you use any of these games and if they worked for you. I’d love to hear about it!
Hello and welcome back! Halloween is just a few weeks away and I wanted to share my mantle decor with you. I have been collecting items here and there and have some fun projects to share so I’ll get right into it.
So first to cover the mantle, I used a black twin size flat sheet. I cut big tattered slits on one side to give it that old, creepy effect. The large brown candelabras were already there and stay up year round so I didn’t mess with those. The faux potion books are from Michaels and I actually got these at 70% off. They came out to about 6.75 ea. Such a good deal! I’ve linked these below. If you find them in your store I believe they are still doing and additional 20%.
The crows, black glittered candelabras, and witch hat are from Dollar Tree. The 2 small witches (purple & green) are tea light holders and I found the set for a few dollars at a resale shop. The large green skeleton skull I found at Ross for 5.99! I saw a few of these in other stores as well in different colors.
The black brew pot is from Dollar Tree and was pretty fun to make. I found my black kettle from Dollar Tree and you can pretty much find these at any store that has Halloween decor. I used some spray foam sealant and let it dry. Once it was dry I painted just a little of the top to give it some color.
Now for my fun apothecary jars! This was probably my favorite things I’ve done so far. You can really get creative and use your imagination. I found the jars on sale at Hobby Lobby. You can really use any jars you like. I liked these because of the cork topper. Now you just need some embellishments like buttons, broken jewelry, lace, ribbon, etc. and some twine/cording to finish off your bottles. You’ll also need hot glue to seal your bottles.
I found a really great simple tutorial by LunarFoxCrafting on You Tube. Here’s the link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwvAx9FzOY. I printed my own labels I found online and skipped the tea step. Other than that, I followed the video and they came out great. Using the soap works really well!
If you decide to make some fun jars I want to see! You can find me on Instagram @dimestoregypsygal.
This is by far my favorite time of the year. I love when the time changes and the nights get longer, the weather gets cooler, and you can find pumpkin flavor in just about everything!
So, I have to share this story with you guys. I’m starting to decorate my home for Halloween and I’m not too impressed with my wreath for my front door. It was something I just threw together when I was younger and I’ve had it for years. I never got around to updating it.
It’s not too bad but I had my heart set on a wreath I came across last year on Pinterest.
After seeing my little plain one, I thought, “I’m just going to buy the one I really want and be done with it”.
So here it is and OMG!! I about had a heart attack! While it is gorgeous, I can’t even imagine spending that much on a wreath. I was kind of bummed because I just fell in love with this one. I’m all about creating something fab, so I set out on a mission to find supplies to make my own and as low-cost as possible.
I was at Dollar Tree a few days ago looking at their Halloween decor and was super excited to find these plastic skulls and glow in the dark skeleton arms! I got 2 arms and a skull to use for the skeleton.
Next, I found these feathered boas in the kids costume aisle. I bought 3 black, and 2 orange/black to alternate around the wreath like the feathered one.
They happened to have some Halloween wired ribbon so I got 1 of the orange sheer fall prints, 1 sheer orange/black dot, and I roll of the orange/metallic deco mesh to use as the collar around the skull.
They also had some cute decorative wooden signs so I picked one that had orange, black, and yellow to match the rest of the wreath for the skeleton to “hold”.
I was so excited and came straight home and got started. It was a labor of love and so rewarding to see the finished product. I only spent $13 dollars on supplies to makeover the one I already had. If you wanted to make one and you don’t have a wreath, you can get one at any craft store. I used the 18″ grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby (5.99) and used my 40% off coupon. With the wreath and supplies It will put you right under $20.00. Not a bad deal at all!
I’m really happy with my new wreath and will enjoy it for years to come. I hope this inspires you to get out and see what you can do. You don’t have to spend a lot to make something fabulous!
Here’s a link to a cute, inexpensive Halloween wreath project from Dollar Tree using their products. Click on the Halloween look book and it will have the supply list and instructions.
I’d love to see your fabulous projects! Leave a message or comment and I’ll get back to ya. You can find me on Instagram at dimestoregypsygal.