Monday, March 12, 2018

Dollar Store Craft Challenge-- Using Fake Flowers to Welcome Spring

When I saw the fellow bloggers had posted a Dollar Store craft challenge I thought this would be a fun craft for my boys and I to participate in.  We're always looking for new crafting ideas and I loved the idea of trying to create something from dollar store supplies.  

My younger two boys ended up making some fabulous spring crafts using fake flowers (and other assorted supplies) from the Dollar Store.  They did a fabulous job and I hardly helped at all!







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Our only rule or guideline to go by was to "create a project using at least one or more items found at the Dollar Store."  It sure sounded simple enough but walking through the isles of the store found us completely stumped on what to try!  

My middle son saw a grapevine wreath and some fake flowers and wanted to try making a pretty wreath.  My youngest son also liked some of the fake flowers and asked if he could use them and some floral foam that was in a bin right next to the wreaths to decorate a set of decorative tins we had found two days before at the Christmas Tree Shops so that's what they did! 

Evan assembled the flowers he chose, the foam blocks and our Christmas Tree Shop tins together and just began grouping flowers together until he had a look that he liked.  We cut the ends off the flowers and just jabbed them into the foam.







I love how pretty the colors look on our mantle!

Alec gather together his flowers, his wreath and a small sequined bird he found at the Dollar Store and began placing the flowers and leaves around the wreath until he had an arrangement he liked and then he broke out the glue gun to glue them all in place; filling in with more leaves when he thought he needed them.




We put down a dollar store tablecloth to protect the table from the hot glue.


He finished by adding his bird and then we hung it on our door to see how it looked.






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46 comments :

  1. Soooo pretty, they did so good. I love the tins and the addition of the bird to the wreath was genius and such a sweet touch!

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    1. I thought they did a great job too and now that I see the tins all decorated, I really want to head back to the Christmas Tree shop and see what other shapes and styles they had available.

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  2. Those tins are just too cute. How sweet that you involved your boys in the craft design. I'm sure that was a fun project for you! Making memories!

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    1. I often rope my boys into helping but it's getting harder and harder to get them excited about it. I was glad they they wanted to help this time.

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  3. Oh my! You might have discovered future artists in wreath making with this project! They turned out beautiful! And your boys seemed to know exactly how to arrange perfectly related accessories! Great job!

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    1. I think they are better at arranging flowers than I am! LOL.

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  4. Love the metal buckets. So impressed your kids made these great spring decorations! Visiting from Really Crafty Party.

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  5. Wow! You have a couple of talented creatives there! Both projects are beautiful for Spring. I love the blingy bird and those purple flowers have my heart!

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    1. I wasn't so sure about that bird at first but he looks adorable nestled in the wreath.

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  6. Só pretty. No one would say these were dollar store crafts. The tin boxes are my favorite, but mostly because I love the colors of those flowers. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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    1. I love those colors too! Blue hydrangeas are my favorite flower.

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  7. Love what you boys were able to accomplish and so glad they had fun helping Mom meet the challenge! Great job!

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  8. I love that you got your boys involved

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  9. I love the tins! Can't believe you found those at the dollar store. I need to go check it out. #creativemondays

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    1. Actually the tin came from the Christmas Tree Shops but everything else came from the dollar store.

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  10. Great crafts--I love that the boys got involved!

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  11. Great floral creations! I really like the planter with the colorful flowers. Your mantle looks great!

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    1. Thanks! I just love how it came out.

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  12. Your boys did such a great job! I love that they are included in making something pretty for the house.

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    1. Me too! They were real troopers and I think they were surprised by just how much they enjoyed it.

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  13. Your boys are very talented! Both of their projects turned out great! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  14. Great job designing the florals, boys and mom.

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  15. The floral arrangements look great, Joanne. What a treat to have your boys involved in putting them together! Pinning.

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  16. I just figured out that your blog is Mother of 3. My blog doesn't show URL's...working on that! Glad to have made the connection in my mind!

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    1. LOL. I've had that happen quite a few times myself! It's not always easy to figure out who goes to what.

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  17. Your boys did a fantastic job. The flower arrangement and wreath are very pretty.

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  18. Your boys did such a great job! I saw flowers in tins like those at Kirklands selling for $30!Thanks for sharing your crafts at Merry Monday! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

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  19. They both did such a great job - the tins are gorgeous, and I will be on the look out for some to do something similar!

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    1. Thank you! I kind of want to head back to the Christmas tree shops myself and see what I can find. They had lots of tins and cute containers.

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  20. I love the tins. Gives the project a farm house look and feel.

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    1. It does make them more rustic looking. I just knew I loved those tins and we'd find something to use them for.

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  21. What a great project & I love that your boys are included!

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    1. Thanks. I was so happy that they were willing to indulge me and help out; then they just took over. It was great.

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  22. I love how you got your boys in on the action. Both Aleisha and I include our son in our crafty adventures, too. Their floral crafts both look amazing!

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    1. Thank you! It's not always easy to get them to do crafts with me but it's so much fun when they do.

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