Hey Guys! Sorry this is so late! What with the holiday weekend and all I totally spaced this post! I hope you all had a safe, fun weekend!
Well, last week’s winning project was perfect for a 4th of July picnic. Randi‘s “Picnic for Two” was the favorite of the Make Believe bunch. It really makes me want to learn to crochet.
But we had to say goodbye to Narelle this week. Her Spaceman Rocket was adorable, but didn’t make the cut. I can’t wait until I can find a box big enough to make a rocket big enough for my little girl that I can base on her design. Abbi would LOVE it!
Be sure to keep up with Narelle’s awesome blog, Cook Clean Craft. She’s got lots of great stuff on it.
And I’m sure you’re all wondering who else did what last week (remember you can always check the ‘past crafts’ tab) so here are the Make Believe match ups:
#8 – Spaceman Rocket – NarelleAnd now for this weeks challenge…Dollar Store. And since I’m a day late posting this we’re extending the time the poll is open until Saturday, July 9th at 9 pm Central Time. You all get an extra day to vote and tell people to come vote!
Craft #1 – Shabby Chic Bowl – Ashley @ Cherished Bliss
Craft #2 – Sun-Catcher Wind-Chime – Laura @ EmmieLu Designs
I was extremely nervous about this weeks theme. It seems like such a stretch to create something that looks expensive using only materials found at the dollar store! My goal was to find things that most people might have laying around the house and use them in a fun and exciting way. What I came up with was this adorable sun-catcher wind-chime!
My supplies from the dollar store were spoons, forks, glass beads, ribbon, metal planter riser, and silver wire. Who would have thought I could make something so cool with stuff at the dollar store! I wish I could record the noise it makes when the wind blows – different from a traditional wind-chime, but a calming clinking noise that I LOVE but my favorite part is when the sun hits it and reflects funky colors off of the different glass beads attached.
Craft #3 – Ruffle Apron Tunic – Randi @ Dukes & Duchesses
Craft #4 – Placemat Bag – Camilla @ Candied Apples
Craft #5 – Whiz Bang Firecracker Wreath – Ashely @ Not Just Grannies
What do you get when you pair a 4th of July garland with a package of 36 coin wrappers?
36 fun, festive, firecrackers!
And pair it with $1 wreath and you get a very crackly Whizbang Fire Cracker wreath!
I love these “fire crackers”. It takes me back to times when Independence Day in the USA was gingham tablecloths, homemade apple pie, and Americans that stood taller with pride for their country. The fire crackers “pop” right in the center, along with the onomotopea sounds so characteristic of the good ole days.
Then take the dozen extra firecrackers and make festive necklaces for the kids!
This project was made with $3 from the dollar tree (wreath, garland, and coin wrappers). I purchased one can of $2 spray paint and everything else I had on hand.
Looks like a new annual tradition in “The Works”. So proud to be an American! God Bless the USA!
Craft #6 - Girls’ Night Out Serving Set – Amy @ Spicy Tuesday Crafts
I was really excited for this week’s Dollar Store challenge for two reasons: first, I love finding useful stuff really cheap and second, my darling sister’s birthday is next week and I had NO IDEA what to get/make her so I decided to kill two birds, as they say. I wandered the aisles and came home with the following assortment:
Three plastic plates, four candle holders, a plastic table cloth, two plastic bowls and some nail polish. Several hours of drying time later, behold the Girls’ Night Out Serving Set!