Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where The Dollar Store And Goodwill Meet


I bought this wooden snowman container last year at Goodwill and decided to leave it as is.  I just cleaned it and packed it away.  This year I pulled it out to add to my decorations.  


But what to use it for?  It obviously needed to hold something, but what?


I decided to fill it with greens and made a trip to the dollar store, where I picked up 5 of these filler bouquets and a square of foam.


I just put the foam inside and added the filler, fluffing it out when I was done.


The filler and the foam totaled $6.00, the container was, I think about $1.00-2.00 at Goodwill.


Here it is back in it’s place on my hall tree tabletop.


With a very simple bow made from wire ribbon that I also picked up at the dollar store.  I attached it to one of the filler stems with some florist wire.


I didn’t glue anything in place, so if I decide to use it for something else next year, all I have to do is remove the bouquets and the foam.

This took about 5 minutes to put together and was under $10.00!   My favorite kind of project!

Linking up with:

All Things Merry & Bright at All Things Heart  & Home

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello


One Cheap B*tch said...

Very pretty and the prices were right!


Blondie's Journal said...

It turned out really nice, Kathy! I think it is time for me to make a trip to the Dollar Store!


Heathahlee said...

It's too cute! I love snowmen...I just didn't have the energy to put all of mine out this year! : )

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

I have never gotten the hang of making arrangements look right...this one looks beautiful, very festive!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

My kind of project, Kathy, and price!!

Ho ho ho

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love it! You do such a nice job with arranging and of course I love all the sources you used. Really pretty.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Evidently, I don't go to the Dollar Store and Goodwill NEAR enough! Very Pretty!

Jodi Nelson said...

What a fantastic transformation! Love the $1 store! Found you by All Things Heart and Home. ;o)

Kathysue said...

Doesn't it feel great when you make something that turned out so well for such a great price. Good job, You make inexpensive look expensive. Thank you for your visits to my blog. I am glad that art bucket idea will work out for you!!
Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Adorable and I love the price tag!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love it, Kathy!! Nothing better than a creative bargain!! That box is just so cute! I just posted about my thrift store Christmas finds!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kathy,

I just caught up on several of your past posts I missed while I was on my vacation and blog break. Love all your Christmas vignettes. I also like the tablescape with your ne Pfaltzgraff Woodland dishes. I love that pattern and have been thinking about getting it for myself.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

~ Tracy

Red Door Home said...

Very festive!

Debbiedoos said...

Those are my favorite kind of projects too Kathy, and I have to say my most rewarding! That turned out great!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great arrangement. I really like the price.

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Very cute arrangement! And I love the price!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

That looks wonderful! What a great deal for such an adorable bit of Christmas greenery. I love the dollar tree. Check out my last post with the wreath I made from dollar tree items.

Vanessa said...

That looks just darling and I love that it can all be taken back apart in case you want to do something different next year!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Kathy~ I love the magic that takes place when you take various treasures and pair them together for a final result of something beautiful. It's sooo rewarding to create a "sweet Surprise."

I adore your sugar plum kitchen decor. I want to make a few mini faux sweet treats for a sugary themed tree.

It's good to be back, I hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

Sweet wishes,

DIYbyDesign said...

It looks beautiful. Great combo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, That looks so cute!


Sue said...

I think it turned out really cute...and a bargain! Nice.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very well done and on a budget!
I love it!

The Stylish House said...

Hi Kathy,
Your project turned out great and the price is definately right! I love poking around thrift and dollar stores too.

LouLou said...

Great deal girlfriend. You have the BEST luck at Goodwill.... :)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Looks great, Kathy! Gotta love GW and DT. By the way, in my small little town, our Good Will and Dollar Tree are right next door to each other. Super convenient, don'cha think? Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Kathy, your jingle bell project turned out wonderfully. I so enjoy your decorating tips. Elizabeth

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Wow dear Kathy, that's not too bad for less than $10 :-) Very cute!

Happy December, cheers: Evi

Unknown said...

Very nice Kathy. I love a Goodwill find and a crafty idea.


Sonny G said...

Kathy , thats so pretty... I'm sure you know if you'd bought something not nearly that size on any of the decor sites it would have close to 60.00 and shipping.. you did GREAT girl..!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy honey this is really pretty.
come over to my site I have something you will want to read

Unknown said...

i love your project. you are very creative. im your newest follower, i love all your projects.

Anonymous said...

im doing some crafts, too...but certainly not as awesome as yours...

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That turned out really cute!

Any news yet?


Unknown said...

Way cute and what deal. I love that you got it from Goodwill! It looks fab on your table. Thanks for sharing!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy I had to come back over and say HI and congrats on winning my giveaway. When I visited the other day I was too much in a hurry to tell you the news so I did not get to enjoy your pictures like I wanted too.
Their lovely and like Marla said the price tag is right.
Your home is just beautiful and I love how you have everything for Christmas

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Kathy. Easy and quick!

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