The Dollar Diva


Framed fall leaves

Posted in Fall / Halloween by trash2treasure on September 15, 2008
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Taking these frames from Dollar Tree

And a bag of fabric fall scatter leaves from Dollar Tree.

I made these pretty framed leaves!

The frames have an ‘easel’ stand and can stand vertically OR horizontally.  OR hang either way!  A single frame makes a nice table centerpiece grouped with a fall leaf bunch.

These fall leaf bunches are from DT too of course!  They have a nice variety of colors in them also.  These leaf bunches are pretty to just put into vases also.

Just open up the back of the frame like this.  (I always clean my glass before replacing it)

Dig though your bag of leaves and group matching colors together and place them behind a contrasting colored mat, then replace your backing.

I had bought several of these frames and the mats were ‘removable’; so I took three of them and made three frames each all with the same color mats and leaves.  These would look nice hanging as a grouping on the wall.

 

 

Little jar candles

Posted in Gifts by trash2treasure on September 15, 2008
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The thing about a lot of the product at Dollar Tree is that it’s ‘bare bones’.  Rightfully so for the price.  But when we got shopping for a gift we tend to want something pretty or fancy.  Pretty and fancy comes with a much bigger price tag though!

If you are willing to ‘fancy it up yourself’, you can really save by shopping at Dollar Tree! 

These little jar candles are a perfect example.  What a difference a little bit of fabric rubber-banded (or you could tie with string or ribbon) around the top makes!  Now they would make a wonderful little hostess gift or party favor!

Shrunken heads Halloween decoration

Posted in Fall / Halloween by trash2treasure on September 15, 2008
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I forgot to take a picture of the package of little skulls, but there were probably about ten of them.

The jars are reused candle jars.  The candles came from DT also.  I just put a little bit of kraft colored paper shred in the bottom and plopped the skeleton head in.  Added a strip of homespun fabric from my box of scraps, and made a tea stained tag.

These would be fun to do as placecards for a Halloween party and write the persons names on the tags!

The picture on the left is how they come originally.  On the right I show How I ‘dress them up’ for gift giving.  Just cut a circle of coordinating fabric and secure it with a rubber band.