This month I was challenged by some blogger friends to come up with a project using dollar store items. Now our Dollar Store is pretty limited so I went there with a closed mind. But believe it or not I was able to come up with some pretty basic items to make an easy colorful fence with dollar store flowers.
At the end of this project you’ll be able to see what my friends did with their dollar store finds.
What I used for this project:
Here is one of the most basic items you can find at the dollar store. A bouquet of 12 flowers. I was feeling rich so I bought 2 bunches.
I found it outside and it had been out there for a few years. A good cleaning was in order. And I also needed to replace some of the wood because it had disintegrated. But all in all, it would work well for my project!
I knew this fence would be placed outdoors so I wanted to know if this was a good paint to use. Would I need to spend more money? Did I need a protective coat? Because lets be honest, I may love my projects but I’m also super thrifty. I didn’t want to have to shell out any more money for this project except for what I bought at the dollar store.
I painted one coat of it and then went over it lightly to get this weathered look you see below! I’ve alsoused oyster white on another project here.
I cannot be that renaissance lady who does it all. I am totally incompetent when it comes to flowers and gardening. In fact I have a huge brown thumb… slowly inching its way to black!
How is your green thumb? Would you consider coming over to give me some lessons?
Scroll down some more and visit with my blogger friends for more dollar store craft ideas.
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