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I went to Dollar Tree the other day to pick up a few things for Halloween, and they hardly had any Halloween stuff left! The shelves were stocked with Christmas items already and I realized that if I waited too long, these Christmas items would be gone as well. If you are a crafter, you know that you have to get started early or nothing will get done.
If you have been following us on 3 Winks Design for very long, you will know that we like to make a big deal about the Holidays, especially Christmas. Each year we try to make special memories during the time with our family and friends as we celebrate the birth of the Savior. So, right then when I thought I was shopping for Halloween, I started looking around at the Christmas products available from Dollar Tree! Here are some of the things that caught my eye. If you click on the pictures, most of them will take you to the website.
There was a lot of SPARKLE!
Since last year, I've wanted to do a sparkly silver and gold themed Christmas Dinner. I have some ideas for the food and only vague ideas of what I wanted to do for the decorations. Seeing all of the glitter and sparkle at Dollar Tree definitely pushed me in the right direction! With the mounted deer heads, I made sparkling place card holders. With the star ornaments, I love the light-up chandelier I made! It adds a lot of ambiance over my table. Here is a video to show you what I came up with, thanks to my Dollar Tree visit.
After making the place card holders, I started playing with place setting possibilities to use them with. Not only did I do a silver and gold setting, but also a more homespun, homey look that kids would enjoy. Take a look!
I think the little deer look at home in either place. I used the Avery.com site to design my place cards. There are so many possibilities, it just depends on your taste or style. I 'll have to show you how to fold those napkins on another post. I sure that there will be more silver and gold posts to come.
Take my word for it, now is the to go to the Dollar Tree website, or run to the store or both and get yourself busy with your own inspirations! If you enjoyed my ideas, please let me know by leaving me a comment or clicking like! The season of fun has begun!
If you liked these projects, you may like this one from last year:
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Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday! My long weekend started out great with the birth of a new granddaughter! We now have 10 grandchildren, 5 boys and 5 girls and we love them all so much.
Today I am finally sharing with you the beginnings of my new craft room. Madalynn has moved in with a roommate leaving my husband and I as empty nesters, at least until Jake comes home from his mission. So, the time of purging, organizing and repurposing rooms in our home has begun. The bedroom that always belonged to my daughters has many built in shelves and I have decided that it will be the perfect place to make my sewing/craft/blogging room. I am really excited about it. Alicia came over from California to help me get started. Unfortunately, we forgot about pictures until we had begun, so we only have one to show you as the before, plus there is one of the ugly floor.
I felt like it was going to be a beast to cover those dark blue stripes and sponge painted walls and stamps. But, we went to Lowe's and found Valspar Signature High Hiding Paint +Primer that did such a great job. Two coats covered everything perfectly!
In this small room, we didn't use rollers, but we used brushes. It really didn't take long to paint a wall and it takes a lot less paint than it does to roll. That roller absorbs a lot of paint and there is so much waste. Also, there was a lot of cutting in to do anyway with all of the molding and shelves, so it was easier to stick with brushes. Just get good ones, you don't want brush hairs coming out into your nice paint. We like angled brushes. They are great for cutting in. And, here's a tip*, save the cardboard holder it comes in. After you clean in, put it back in it to keep the brush's shape.
For all of that cutting in, we used Frogtape, a green painter's tape that sticks better than ever and gives crisper lines. (I wish I had had it when I painted those stripes!)
Isn't it amazing the difference a coat of paint can make? How do you like it? I am so happy to keep you updated on our progress. We have a few fun things up our sleeves that I can't wait to do and to share with you!
If you have any ideas for the floor, please share! Definitely not carpet, but nothing too expensive.
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Pom poms are so fluffy and cute and super popular right now! If you are like me, you look at cute fluffy things and wonder what you can do with them to incorporate more cute fluffiness into you life. Since I have two young granddaughters at my house right now, it has been the perfect time to do some pom pom crafting with them, especially since we are getting so close to Valentine's Day.
To begin with, I taught them the fork method of making our own pom poms! They were so excited and it is an easy craft for them to do. They did need help tying them tightly enough, but other than that, they were really good at it. If you haven't seen the fork method yourself, here is a quick video to teach you how!
I found a heart shaped wreath form by accident at Dollar Tree. (They also have round ones.) I thought it would be perfect for a wreath for Valentine's Day, so I picked it up. You can order them on line, so if you have a group crafting event coming, these would be great! At first I thought about a floral wreath, but then I saw yarn and thought pom poms and the pom pom wreath idea was born.
The girls and I started making pink, white and red pom poms. The wreath really takes a lot of pom poms, but they go quickly and they are a lot of fun to do. You can watch TV as you work. I used a large serving fork to make large pom poms, the girls used regular dinner forks for smaller pom poms to act as filler.
My granddaughters and I had so much fun that we couldn't stop there! We picked up some inexpensive t-shirts for them and decided we could do something cute with pom poms on them.
I've also seen ideas with sweaters using pom poms as polka dots, or in heart shapes. Here is a pom pom choker for just $4 right now at Lulus! The ideas are endless! If you don't have time to make anything with them, just keep one in your pocket as a warm fuzzy whenever you feel it in there! These cute fuzzy things can't help but cheer you! :)
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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