I purchased a few items from the Dollar Store in an attempt to “class it up”. While it certainly came out less “cutesy”, I’m not sure I was successful in turning this cute banner into something a little more sophisticated. You decide.
It started out like this.
Once again, I didn’t get a good before picture. Oops. I spray painted it with silver metallic paint and let it dry. Then I cut the hearts out of the O’s and R’s. I’m not a fan of the cutesy heart centers.
I made a template, traced around it and then cut out the center of the O’s and R’s. I also glitter glued and glittered the edges. I probably would have glittered the entire banner if I thought I would have had enough glitter.
The next Dollar Store item I grabbed to make over was this red felt ornament. I’m not sure what to call it. It’s very large.
Another bad before photo. *Sigh*
It got the same silver paint and all over glitter treatment. Now this one I like!
I teamed it up with some dollar store heart garland. It looks more wedding-ish to me, though, than Valentine. I’ll probably take the garland down and use it somewhere else.
I also painted and glittered some birds I found at Walmart. They were originally gold.
Normally, I like to use old, vintage items to craft with.
Such as vintage mailboxes. These are really fun to play with. This one is hanging on my front door. It replaced a mailbox decorated for Christmas. I probably forgot to blog about that one.
I can’t remember where I got the cupids…Dollar Store maybe?
So, have you had better luck with Dollar Store crafts than me? I’d love to hear about it!
Bye from the bungalow,
Linking up with: Debbiedoos