Thursday, March 25, 2010


My version of the Pottery Barn subway wall art piece. My wonderful husband gave me a cricut machine for my birthday. I am having a ball using it! I had this canvas that came from Ross on clearance for about $10. I spray painted it glossy black and used my cricut to spell out the names of some subway stops in NYC. All 3 people who read this blog know how much I love NYC. I have been several times and last year I went there on a mission trip. This year I am leading the trip and I can't wait to get there. Now, if I could just get hubby to help me hang this.....

Another entry

Here is another entry for the $5 challenge.

I bought these tall candles at Dollar Tree. I think they are Catholic prayer candles. As a Southern Baptist , we don't worship with candles (not slamming Catholics!), but with casseroles. Just a little SB humor. Anyhoo..I gathered these items and came up with this.

I had the ribbon and the pack of vellum quotes. I picked this quote -a defination of "Faith" and mod podged it onto one of the candles. I lined them up in the shape of a triangle and tied a piece of black ribbon around them. Total cost $3.

I'm joining the party!

The ever so talented is having her 2nd annual $5 challenge.

The rules are pretty simple: Create a new Spring decor item for your home using only $5 worth of items purchased at a dollar store – i.e. Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Everything’s $1.00, etc. The $5 does not include sales tax.
- You may use the following supplies *if* you already have them on-hand – paint, glue, paper, fabric, tools.

I was at the Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago and I saw just the thing to use for my entry. Decorating with orbs (balls) is all the rage now on the decorating blogs. I bought these for 5/$1.00.
A wiffle ball! I covered some with twine, but I used 3 of them for this home decor item. I spray painted them with my favorite colors by Rustoleum: Nutmeg, Oregano & Expresso. The jar was a Christmas gift several years ago and I put a layer of epsom salt in the bottom to make it even. I layered the painted wiffle balls, now called decorative orbs in the jar and there you go! It looks lovely in my master bathroom. Total cost .60 cents.
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