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Custom Doormat

It’s almost spring, time to freshen up your front porch, and that means you probably need a new doormat. I know I do! Here’s the before (I have a fluffy white dog in case you couldn’t figure that out!): This was a relatively easy project to complete. I’d make a couple changes if I did it again, as it didn’t turn out perfectly…but part of being fearless is creating without worrying about perfection! Hopefully yours turns out awesome! ** read all the way through before starting this project! I made some improvements as I went along, and you can decide which method works best for you! ** WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Plain coir doormat – I used a 18″x30″ You can find these for about $6-10 at most local stores (WalMart, Target, Home Depot) Outdoor Paint in your desired color regular or spray – depending on your patience Hard bristled round brush if using regular paint Masking tape Permanent vinyl to make a stencil – I made mine with a Cricut & transfer tape Clear …

Easy Dollar Tree Valentines!

I was in my local grocery store and saw a Valentine’s gift that was similar to the first pic above for $25 and with about half of the candy (and no balloon)! I knew I could do better… so I stopped at Dollar Tree for some supplies, and was able to create TWO Valentine’s gifts for about the same amount! WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CANDY BUCKET): Round Valentine’s themed tub (they have several design options) Valentine’s balloon Pack of hearts on sticks Candy! (I purchased a total of $7) Multipacks (like the Reese’s and lollipops) will give you more for your money Floral foam – I used 2 for this bucket Wooden craft dowels Bag of red or pink paper shreds – find them by the gift bags Masking tape (I already had this on hand) INSTRUCTIONS: Cut down your floral foam a couple inches below the top of the bucket so you have room to add the paper shreds at the end. This part doesn’t need to look pretty – you just need to …