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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our version of Dollar Tree Hurricanes



I have many excuses, none very good ones. Whenever the situation arises in a group to make a craft I get many looks of pity, or someone reaching over and tweaks mine until it's right or sweet children ask if I want to trade. It really is that bad.
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You already know how much I adore Melissa. She has a regular feature titled "Under $10.00 in under an hour." She made these
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and gave a tutorial using these three items from the Dollar Tree:
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It looked so easy that even I could do it. I decided to use coffee beans. I had a really hard time finding unground, whole coffee beans for a price I was ok with. Who knew? Anyway, I got all the supplies and my handy glue gun and a card table ready. My daughter walked by and took off all the price stickers and decals. I had forgotten that Melissa mentioned needing to do that:) Melissa also mentioned that you need to find the center of the vase. Nah, I'll just eyeball it. NOT a good idea. It really does matter! They were all wonky and crooked. Dumped all the coffee out, ripped them apart and walked away. My son and I stood over the vases trying to remember how to find the center of a circle and knowing this should be simple. We walked away.

My artistic husband found them. Immediately figured out what I was doing: glued them, decorated them and placed them on the mantle. The wrong mantle in the wrong room and in the wrong place. Can you tell I am really annoyed that he fixed my mess:)

Here are "Ours". Who knew something so simple would become a group effort:)




Linking up at Works for me Wednesday, We did it! Wednesday, 57th Penny Pinching Party, Make it Yours, Show and Tell, Strut Yourself Thursday, Transformation Thursdays, Show off your Stuff, Hooking up with HOH, Get Your Craft on, Feature Your Sassy Site, Look at me Im so crafty!, Im Lovin' it Fridays, Frugalicious Fridays, Feature Yourself Fridays, Favorite Things Friday, Whatever Goes Wednesday

28 comments:

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

They turned out very cute! You are craftier than you think! :)

Julie said...

You CRACK me up! HA! I made these about 3 weeks ago and filled them with candy corn! What I love about them is you can change them from season to season or even make them match a certain room! I love yours!

Kelly said...

love it!!! (light yours for an even better photos :) )

Catch A Falling Star said...

They are cute!
Remember what they say...Practice makes perfect!

kel said...

I like them!!! very cool!

Rachelle said...

They turned out great!

sarah said...

Love the idea of filling them with coffee beans! Great tip. I made several of these for a party I hosted back in August and have really enjoyed using them ever since.
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Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, I like them with the coffee beans! How fun. I made some and filled mine with faux acorns.

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The Autocrat: Haley said...

Lovin' the Dollar Store!! Great idea!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

That cracked me up! I love group effort projects. :) Thanks for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday!

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