But I’m getting ahead of myself. Today I am back again with my dollar store crafting buddies. You may remember we did this a while back and I made a beautiful dollar store fall wreath. Well today I am going to show you how to make a Christmas craft with dollar store items.
At the end of this project you’ll be able to see what my friends did with their dollar store finds.
I looked all over the store and found some not so nice things and only one thing that really caught my eye. My dollar store items were these two glittery stars.
What I used:
- An old broken round clock frame
- Americana chalky type paint in Everlasting
- Daddy Van’s decorative wax in Cafe Noir
- DecoArt Metallic Lustre in White Frost
- 2 dollar store glitter stars
- red ribbon with wire sides
My dad unearthed this old clock frame from the basement. As you can see it is worthless and it is also plastic. Something had to be done with it pronto! I had it lying around in my living room for a month, just taking up space till the time rolled around for this project. Once I had bought my stars home I knew just what to do with it.
The How -To:
I then attached the first star by using a wire and passing it through the star into the back of the clock. There was a hole in the center from where the hands used to be. The second star was attached by very thin thread in two strategic points on either side of the star.
You cannot see the threads at all and the reason I did this instead of using glue is because I may want to use the stars for another project later on. It would be a shame to have them damaged from the glue. Of course you can go ahead and use the glue. I’m very noncommittal when it comes to my projects.
I’m sure it would have looked just as pretty with another color or a burlap ribbon.
And that was my dollar store craft for this month and of course it had to be a holiday wall decor. But more importantly I finally got that old clock frame out of the living room and onto a wall.
Now scroll below to see what my friends have done with their Dollar Store items.
Across the Boulevard
Dazzled While Frazzled
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Purple Hues and Me
Sew Crafty Crochet
Stone Cottage Adventures
The Boondocks Blog
Two Chicks and a Mom
Linking up to these Link Parties
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