Monday, March 22, 2010

$5 challenge

A while back I came across this challenge on Lindsay's blog.

Can you make something beautiful for $5 or less from a dollar store?
Well I pride myself on being thrifty and creative so this was right up my alley!

Off I went to the Dollar Tree.
I came home with these -
a wreath form - $1
3 bath/shower scrubber things - $3
a flower garden stake - $1




I cut the rope handles off the scrubbers.


Broke out the trusty hot glue gun.
And just started hot glueing the layers around the wreath.


I made it almost to the end. But didn't have quite enough of the scrubber things to go all the way around the wreath!
So I ended up with a small gap.
I found some ribbon I already had on hand and wrapped that around the gap to fill in the space as well as make the wreath a little more decorative.

A piece of the rope I cut off was hot glued onto the back to make a hanging loop.


I cut the long stem off the garden stake with heavy shears.
Then just hot glued the flower part to the wreath.
It has a pretty green marble in the center.


The end result: Ruffly girly Spring goodness, that you'd never guess started with back scrubbers!
It's a yummy apple green, which happens to be my favorite color.
Bows. Ruffles. Flowers. Oh yeah, baby.


What do you think?

58 comments:

Lindsay Thomas said...

It's Perfect! What a great way to start Spring...saving $$$

Outnumbered 3 to 1 said...

That's too cute!

kraftykash said...

Absolutely adorable! So creative. :) Are you challenging us?

kpmattingly said...

Wow! That is so cute! Great job.

Jodi said...

OMG perfect!! I always worry about leaving things hanging on the door in my apartment building but this is both beautiful and cost effective should it "go missing".

Must go to dollar store... Must make wreath

Jen said...

Wow, that is so cool, Beki! I am in awe of your crafty skills, because I don't think I could ever go into any store and come out with something like this! It's adorable, and I would love to have one hanging in my house. Great job!

Living With Lindsay said...

It's perfect, Beki!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Very creative and cute!

Kim zeus112999 said...

That is really cute!

rentz said...

If I tried to do something like that it would look like...bath scrubbers, a garden stake and a wreath form. Not joking...

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Cute!

~ Sarah

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous!! Really gorgeous!! And so creative!!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

so cute!! i love it's ruffly goodness. great job!!!

Love the Decor! said...

Very very creative!!
Love it !

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

love it,, never wouldve thought to use a scrubbie.. so creative!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

oh my gosh, i love it!!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

That is adorable! I never knew bath scrubbies could look so good. :)

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

Wow! that looks really good for just $5. I might have to consider trying it myself for our door.

The Sieberts said...

i think you mastered the challenge! good work!

Wendy said...

Okay, now I want to forget about all the stuff I should be doing today and head over to Dollar Tree. Thanks a lot, Beki.

amy d said...

i was trying to picture what it would like with the materials you showed before i scrolled down to see it finished...ya, you win!! very crafty. :) maybe i should make one to hang outside, since i just noticed the little birdies building a nest in my old one.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Pretty darn cute, Beki! You clever girl!
Happy Spring!
xoxo
Donna

Sara said...

cute!
perfect for St. Patricks Day :)

I freakin' love the dollar store!!

(thanks for coming by my blog!)

Beadin By The Sea said...

I think you are so clever... and thrifty. great job!!

Trasie Bressler said...

That is super CUTE!!!

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

You are Super-Crafty-Girl!!

Who knew bath scrubbies could be so cute?!

Susan S. said...

SUPER cute.....great job!

PS: Congratulations for raising so much $$$ for Haiti. I loved my blessed necklace and wear it at least 4 days a week. :)

Graceful Moments said...

I don't know why you always say you aren't "crafty." You have created some of the best craft products ever! Simply gorgeous! Love the wire flower!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How creative! And all for $5...awesome!

Signs and Salvage said...

CUTE!!!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Pretty darn inventive!!

Whimsical Creations said...

Very very cute!!

Mindy M. Harris said...

i love it and want one.
girl, you are hard core.

Ruth said...

cute! your dollar shops sound cool. our pound shops are full of tacky toys, weird unbranded food and giant nylon knickers. you win.

Toni :O) said...

That is super duper cute and very Springy....well done!

Julie said...

awesome!

VanessaandCompany said...

Love it Bek!

amy said...

very cute, beki! :)

jodi @ back40life said...

CAute!!

Christopher And Tia said...

Very fun, beki :)

Wired Whimsy said...

Oh. My. Goodness... LOVE IT!

Okay, I'm gonna HAVE to do this on my blog. :-)

Christina said...

That is really cute! And Rentz' comment made me laugh out loud. That's what I think, too. (I mean if I tried it.) :)

Rockstar Mommy said...

Gorgeous!

TidyMom said...

Beki this is TOOOOO cute!! I LOVE it!!

Shelley Haganman said...

Love it!! I am a frequent $1 Tree shopper!!

mrs. parker said...

scrubbies - for real?! that's amazing!!!!

Country Dreaming said...

LOVE IT!!!
The iron flower adds so much to it.
Great job.

Melinda

Diana said...

Okay, wait for it... gonna repeat what they all said... here it comes...

*squeeeeeal* That's just too too CUTE!

{The squeal was just an extra touch, LOL!}

Don'tcha just LOVE the dollar store!

:) said...

That so cute :)

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

SWEET! So cute!


Blessings, Grace

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is so clever! You did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing!

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Too funny! I love a crafter that sees more than meets the eye!

:) Just stopping over from Lindsay's linky party!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

I would never have guessed from the pic that it started out as back scrubbers. That is genius!! Love it.

Wanted to say thanks for stopping by!

wholesomewomanhood said...

Very cute! I never would have thought to use those back scrubbers to make a wreath. But it is so adorable!

~ Carrie ~

Holly said...

I would have never guessed those shower scrubber things could be so pretty. Great project! What a fun challenge!
Holly
504 Main

Staci K. said...

I consider myself to be pretty clever - but I would never, not in a million years, have come up with that!! How cute! I love it! I can see the possibilities - pink or blue ones would be cute for a baby shower!

Taiya said...

Very interesting and something I wouldn't have thought of... ever! Great job!