Saturday, March 28, 2009

5 Dollar Challenge



Linday, from Living With Lindsay, is having a 5 dollar challenge! Click here to read all the rules. Basically, our challenge was to find something at a Dollar store, spend no more than 5 dollars, and make something cute! A winner will be chosen at random from all the participants. That's good for me, because I'm sure there will be people who create something a whole lot cuter than me! Anyway, here's what I made.

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Thinking back on it, I should have taken before pics, but I didn't. Here's what I did. I bought the flowers (they were on long stems - see this post) and a decorative broomstick at Dollar Tree. I cut up the broomstick, gathered the pieces into chunks, tied them together with ribbon that I had in my ribbon stash and spray painted it white (with the very, very last drops of my spray paint). Then I tied pretty ribbons from my stash around each section and hot glued the blooms to the top. I used some more ribbon I already had to hang it on my door. And that's that! I only spent $4 and used supplies I already had at home.

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I can't wait to see everyone else's ideas! I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of $ at Dollar Tree after tomorrow!

19 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Amanda, that's SO cute! I love the colors, and what a great idea to make a wreath from the broom! Very clever idea, you've set the bar pretty high for this challenge! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Sounds like a fun challenge and you did a great job!

Flip Girl said...

OK, that's TOO CUTE! You did a wonderful job and it would look great on my front door! :-)

~Flip Girl

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Toooo cute!!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Looks so bright and cheery. Very creative use of a broomstick.

Holly said...

I saw those broom sticks, but I never would've thought to make a wreath out of it! Love the gerbera daisies. Really cute and spring-y!

Songbirdtiff said...

This is a wonderful and unique idea for a wreath. I love the colors. So perfect for Spring!

Amy said...

Wow, that is just adorable. Love the colors you used. Very nice job and so creative. Amy :)

Jenny said...

Cute and so refreshing!

Wendy said...

I think it is adorable! Good Job!

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

How creative! Never would have imagined to use the broom sticks! What a fun wreath to great your friends!

Stephanie said...

very, very cute!

Alicia said...

Love this wreath! How creative!

Gone Overboard said...

Spring is in the air....
Nice job!

Van said...

Just hoppin' around looking at all the $5 gift ideas - more fun than going out and less time consuming. So much talent out there!

Living with Lindsay said...

This is probably one of the most creative things I've ever seen. i LOVE your use of the broom. I never would have thought of that. Kudos to you! Love it!

Kathryn said...

Very cheery!

Chrissie Grace said...

Super cute and very creative!:)
Chrissie Grace

Lucy Marie said...

What a great idea to make the wreath of a broom. Super cute. Haven't heard from you in a while, I hope everything is okay! I have a giveaway starting on my blog this week .. just wanted to let you know.