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Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to Use Dollar Store Florals for Home Decor

I love the dollar store, in particular Dollar Tree, and you’d be amazed at some of the stuff you can find for crafts and home décor projects. I was happy to join in with my friend Rachael’s (blogger over at This Is Our Bliss) My Dollar Store DIY challenge because I really love showcasing how you can do a lot for a little bit of money.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

As much as I’d love to have real florals all over my home, they can get pricey and the selection isn’t so great around here, so I do rely on faux florals quite a bit. I tend to buy floral bunches in the $10-$20 range in white/ivory/neutral colors from places like Pier 1 Imports, World Market, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

The problem is come spring and summer, I really want lots of bold florals in my home, so that’s where dollar store flowers can really come in handy. You can easily change up a white faux floral arrangement by adding in some colorful and seasonal stems. For now, I’m opting for hot pink and yellow, and in the holiday seasobn I could easily add glittery pinecones and other decorative floral picks.

For this project, I spent $3 since I already had the pineapple ice bucket (from HomeGoods) and the peony floral bouquet (Pier 1 Imports). Dollar Tree has a TON of luau themed supplies right now, including plastic pineapple tumblers that could easily be spray painted gold for the same look I have going on here. They also have some faux hydrangeas that could easily replace the faux peonies I am using, so even if you had to buy everything it’d be about $5-$7.

Supplies:

-Vase
-White Faux Floral Bunch
-Hot Pink Faux Flowers
-Yellow Faux Flowers

I didn’t need floral foam for this project—all I used was scissors to trim each flower to create individual stems. I’m all about quick and simple projects after a long day at work.

Directions:

I placed the bouquet in the ice bucket—rather than trim the bouquet to fit, I lightly bent the bottom of the stems to fit. 

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Then I layered in some of the pink flowers.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Followed by yellow.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

And finally added height and flair with some greenery.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Totally tropical, easy and simply gorgeous on my bar cart in my foyer. The gold really makes the colors pop. 

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

There’s a few other bloggers who created floral craft projects that would be perfect for your home or spring décor. See their projects below!

Dollar Store DIY: Floral Decor

Friday, April 21, 2017

Minted Foil Pressed Stationery Review & Giveaway

Happy weekend! The weather has been gorgeous here in Corpus Christi, and yet I still have not made it out to the beach. Shameful, I know.

I have a super mega huge announcement that I will be making sometime this week, and I cannot wait to share it with you all. I'm trying to figure out how to not make it a ridiculously long post, so that's why I'm kind of sitting on the news for now. 

Affiliate links below!

BUT today I have pretty shiny things to share with you all thanks to Minted! Everyone knows how much I love Minted. I have gorgeous art prints and framed art from them, a funky lampshade and now I got the chance to try out their personalized foil stationery which is on sale this weekend for 20% off!

A review about Minted's foil-pressed personalized stationery.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Modern, Sleek & Glam Apartment Living Room Makeover

Before we delve in, we all need to take a brief moment of silence for my white Moroccan shag rug.

Born: January 2016    |    Thrown in Dumpster: April 2017

A small apartment space gets a makeover in a few hours and for under $200 with items from Better Homes and Gardens.

Rest in peace, sweet rug.

What was I thinking buying a white shag rug? It was lovely while it lasted (albeit…not very long), and our Roomba would always get stuck on it. It went from white to ivory to gray over the last 15ish months, and I finally decided I had enough once I really looked at my living room. My style is Sleek, Modern & Glam, especially when I’m in a small space (and don't want clutter!) like my current apartment. Dingy, dirty rug totally wasn’t fitting my style.

We are moving in 4ish months, so I needed a new rug that was neutral enough for now and later when we’re in a house, and the Better Homes and Gardens collection, found in stores and at Walmart.com, is always my go to place for affordable décor. They seriously never let me down, and this partnership with them allows me to spruce up my spaces.

Affiliate links are used in this post.

A small apartment space gets a makeover in a few hours and for under $200 with items from Better Homes and Gardens.

The Better Homes and Gardens Distressed Ogee Area Rug looked so beautiful on my Macbook screen, and I adored the pattern. It’s large scale, easy to vacuum/clean, and the hardest decision was whether to go with cream gray or gray. Since I have a gray sofa, I thought and hoped the cream beige would be a bit on the lighter side. And I was right!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to Use Dollar Store Florals for Home Decor

I love the dollar store, in particular Dollar Tree, and you’d be amazed at some of the stuff you can find for crafts and home décor projects. I was happy to join in with my friend Rachael’s (blogger over at This Is Our Bliss) My Dollar Store DIY challenge because I really love showcasing how you can do a lot for a little bit of money.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

As much as I’d love to have real florals all over my home, they can get pricey and the selection isn’t so great around here, so I do rely on faux florals quite a bit. I tend to buy floral bunches in the $10-$20 range in white/ivory/neutral colors from places like Pier 1 Imports, World Market, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

The problem is come spring and summer, I really want lots of bold florals in my home, so that’s where dollar store flowers can really come in handy. You can easily change up a white faux floral arrangement by adding in some colorful and seasonal stems. For now, I’m opting for hot pink and yellow, and in the holiday seasobn I could easily add glittery pinecones and other decorative floral picks.

For this project, I spent $3 since I already had the pineapple ice bucket (from HomeGoods) and the peony floral bouquet (Pier 1 Imports). Dollar Tree has a TON of luau themed supplies right now, including plastic pineapple tumblers that could easily be spray painted gold for the same look I have going on here. They also have some faux hydrangeas that could easily replace the faux peonies I am using, so even if you had to buy everything it’d be about $5-$7.

Supplies:

-Vase
-White Faux Floral Bunch
-Hot Pink Faux Flowers
-Yellow Faux Flowers

I didn’t need floral foam for this project—all I used was scissors to trim each flower to create individual stems. I’m all about quick and simple projects after a long day at work.

Directions:

I placed the bouquet in the ice bucket—rather than trim the bouquet to fit, I lightly bent the bottom of the stems to fit. 

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Then I layered in some of the pink flowers.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Followed by yellow.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

And finally added height and flair with some greenery.

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

Totally tropical, easy and simply gorgeous on my bar cart in my foyer. The gold really makes the colors pop. 

Ideas for how to use dollar store or Dollar Tree florals to create chic floral arrangements and home decor.

There’s a few other bloggers who created floral craft projects that would be perfect for your home or spring décor. See their projects below!

Dollar Store DIY: Floral Decor

Friday, April 21, 2017

Minted Foil Pressed Stationery Review & Giveaway

Happy weekend! The weather has been gorgeous here in Corpus Christi, and yet I still have not made it out to the beach. Shameful, I know.

I have a super mega huge announcement that I will be making sometime this week, and I cannot wait to share it with you all. I'm trying to figure out how to not make it a ridiculously long post, so that's why I'm kind of sitting on the news for now. 

Affiliate links below!

BUT today I have pretty shiny things to share with you all thanks to Minted! Everyone knows how much I love Minted. I have gorgeous art prints and framed art from them, a funky lampshade and now I got the chance to try out their personalized foil stationery which is on sale this weekend for 20% off!

A review about Minted's foil-pressed personalized stationery.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Modern, Sleek & Glam Apartment Living Room Makeover

Before we delve in, we all need to take a brief moment of silence for my white Moroccan shag rug.

Born: January 2016    |    Thrown in Dumpster: April 2017

A small apartment space gets a makeover in a few hours and for under $200 with items from Better Homes and Gardens.

Rest in peace, sweet rug.

What was I thinking buying a white shag rug? It was lovely while it lasted (albeit…not very long), and our Roomba would always get stuck on it. It went from white to ivory to gray over the last 15ish months, and I finally decided I had enough once I really looked at my living room. My style is Sleek, Modern & Glam, especially when I’m in a small space (and don't want clutter!) like my current apartment. Dingy, dirty rug totally wasn’t fitting my style.

We are moving in 4ish months, so I needed a new rug that was neutral enough for now and later when we’re in a house, and the Better Homes and Gardens collection, found in stores and at Walmart.com, is always my go to place for affordable décor. They seriously never let me down, and this partnership with them allows me to spruce up my spaces.

Affiliate links are used in this post.

A small apartment space gets a makeover in a few hours and for under $200 with items from Better Homes and Gardens.

The Better Homes and Gardens Distressed Ogee Area Rug looked so beautiful on my Macbook screen, and I adored the pattern. It’s large scale, easy to vacuum/clean, and the hardest decision was whether to go with cream gray or gray. Since I have a gray sofa, I thought and hoped the cream beige would be a bit on the lighter side. And I was right!