Sunday, March 29, 2009

Five dollar Spring projects!

Hope your weekend was GREAT! It snowed here today. Ugh. So it was fitting that I worked on Spring projects, eh?

I'm joining Lindsay over at Living with Lindsay for her Five Dollar Challenge -- check out her site, so much fun!
Money doesn't grow on trees?? No one sent me that memo. I should clarify -- one of these projects was FREE and one was only two bucks.

Just sayin'.

Let's start with one of the cutie moss bunnies at Pier One. I've picked these up about four times in the past month or so, but couldn't figure out what to do with them. Last week, it hit me:
A pot I already had, along with foam and moss I already had. Add in a $2 mossy bunny:
ACK! Adorable! Stuff the foam in, stuff the moss on top, stuff in the bunny. You are DONE.

My other project was one I'm really excited about -- because I know you already have half of it in your cabinet:
If you are the ONE person on earth who does not have the generic glass vase that comes with all flowers, then just get your booty over to Goodwill -- they've got about 25 waiting for you.

I used my jute twine (correction from this post -- I thought it was sisal but turns out jute has a slightly darker look that I like better than the sisal) and wrapped it around and glued it like I did the bottles.
I. love. it. It screams Spring to me. I threw in the "faux" flowers till I splurge on some white tulips. (When did tulips get so expensive??):
And I have to show my under $5 projects from last week as well -- you can find them here. My son's art caddy:
Little container for little toys:
Four custom tags for under $2:
Fun little magnets:
Head over to Lindsay's to see more fun projects! And keep linking up your spray painting projects here -- so much inspiration!

50 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! I LOVE the bunny and I will definitely be making the vase, so cool!

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  2. Great ideas and they are all lovely. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Cute, cute projects! I need to get one of those bunnies on a stick. So fun!

    XXO
    Jen

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  4. Love love love the vase, may have to borrow that idea! great job with the "challenge."

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  5. mmmm! I love this vase more than the bottles! Something about it still having the clear glass half way makes it better. ummmm. Not sure why.

    =D Anne

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  6. I absolutely love the vase idea! I have about 30 of them and can't wait to do a montage or whatever you call it with all of them! They are all different sizes and shapes!! I'm so excited, I can't wait to start! I might even send myself some flowers too, just to get another vase. But you can bet it won't be tulips b/c the ARE expensive!!

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  7. I just discovered your blog and have to say- I LOVE it!! Great craft ideas! I've been looking for some inexpensive projects and it looks like I have come to the right place. :)

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  8. Oh, oh, oh!! I adore the generic vase idea and actually have jute twine calling my name in the garage. THANK YOU soo much :) What a fab idea!

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  9. The bunny is awesome! I can't believe you had snow! Wow!

    It all looks wonderful...you're very creative!

    ~Flip Girl

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  10. Love all that thrify goodness.

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  11. I love it when you use twine and glue!

    I am more apt to tackle the vase project than a dimmer switch. I have been shocked not once but twice. Third time may be a strike out for me...if ya know what I mean.

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  12. Oooh, I love the vase project! I have one JUST like that in one of my kitchen cabs. Definitely need to try it!

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  13. The bunnies from pier one are flying into all our hearts aren't they! I have the perfect glass vase that I'm going to do your jute thing! And love the toolbox - got to get me one (for my son that is!) Always such an inspiration...thank you!

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  14. That bunny in a pot is adorable! I wonder if my Pier 1 has some? If not, maybe that would be a good giveaway on your blog? Just saying. :)

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  15. Cute projects! You are all over the under $5 challenge! Props to you!

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  16. I just want to tell you how TOTALLY honored I am to be on your blog roll! you are toooo sweet.

    The new Budget is coming up in just a few days (march had to be the longest month ever) so I can head on over to Pier 1 for a cute little bunny or two! Hooray!

    Poor Kevin.
    Poor, poor, Kevin.
    I almost asked for prayer for him in church today.
    That's how bad I've let things get.

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  17. Love it! I think the vase is my favorite!

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  18. Wow, you've been busy! Looks great and I just love everything, but that bunny is worth a trip to Pier One!

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  19. What a completely adorable bunny topiary. I love topiaries of all kinds, and this one is just so unique and so easy to make. Very nice job! Amy :)

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  20. I had just gone to bed for the night and was doing a bit of blog surfing when I came across your post - wow, what AWESOME and super quick ideas.

    So I got out of bed, grabbed some jute twine, glue and a vase and copied your idea then and there.
    It looks fab and I love it - thank you!!

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  21. Girl, you are on fire!!! Love all your ideas!

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  22. I love that vase idea! I finally got around to a putting a couple posts on my blog with some of my paper crafts on it. I haven't tackled my spray paint projects yet...I swear it's been raining for 40 days and nights! LOL

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  23. Both of these are great projects! I think I might have to go to Pier 1. I've been trying to stay out of that place. I'm not sure I could make it out of there with only the $2 bunny.

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  24. I have a nicely shaped vase that has scratches on it and jute will cover it nicely. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I enjoyed your cute vase! I might try that myself!

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  26. Great projects. Your bunny topiary is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I love the bunny topiary. What a wonderful idea. Wonder if I can make some bunnies,too ? Hmmm,I'm getting so many great ideas from this challenge.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I think I must be THE last person on the planet to not have one of those cute flying bunnies on a stick. I've got to get me one...or 8 of those! Love all your thrifty projects.

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  29. LOVE this! I especially love the bunny topiary and the jute vase...wait sisal...ugh, I forgot already.

    You must know that you've opened my eyes to the world of decorating possibilities that cost next to nothing. I'm still marveling over your pantry makeover.

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  30. Girl, you got mad skillz! :)

    I love it all!

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  31. If you live close to Trader Joes, check out them for great inexpensive flowers. I love getting amazing $6 bouquets, and I know that tulips are very cheap there.

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  32. Wow- I love the way the glass jar was transformed. That is freaking awesome!

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  33. Sorry got to go to pier one to get bunnies, everyone I know will get a pot like that for Easter this year...

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  34. Sarah, I loved your ideas. I buy my fresh flowers at Walmart. They are not expensive.

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  35. Way to go, Sarah! I love that bunny. I see a trip to Pier One in my future. I've been wanting to grab one, but I keep forgetting stop by when I'm running errands.

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  36. I MUST have a mossy bunny! Or three... thanks for another run into town.. sigh..

    Donna @
    Funky Junk Interiors &
    Extreme Home Renos

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  37. I LOVE the twine on the vase. I can't wait to copy you!:)
    Chrissie Grace

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  38. Cute stuff! I really like the way you improved a ho-hum vase.

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  39. Just wanted to drop you a note! I stumbled on your blog and have to say I am hooked already! I love all the ideas you have and the pictures and instructions you give...my husband had to literally beg me to give him the computer last night because I spent so much time looking around your blog! I'm pretty new to blogging myself but wanted you to know I posted a link to your page on mine today because I was so impressed and thought my friends would love to check you out. Thanks so much for the decorating inspiration :) (Also, I asked for some home decorating advice on my blog the other day so if you have a chance to check it out and give me your thoughts, I would love to hear what you have to say! :)

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  40. Just go to Costco for flowers, under 10$ for a bunch of spring-y flowers and under 20$ for 2 dozen roses(only 1 dozen during valentines, though). I always get the best flowers from them, and they have tulips sometimes!

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  41. These bunnies are just too cute!! I like all your "inexpensive" projects! That art caddy is a great idea...my grandson could use something like that for all his "art supplies", I think every crayon, felt tip pen and color pencil somehow ends up on my family room floor! LOL!

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  42. Great update on a boring old glass vase! I like your bunny topiary, too.

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  43. All your thrifty projects are great! Glad you joined the BoaS party!

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  44. Aren't the bunnies the best deal this year? They are so cute! Like your simplistic approach to displaying yours.

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  45. Thrifty craft ideas are great...keep them coming!

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  46. Love that Bunny ! I also love your
    blogging - you one of my "Top Tens"
    ....~hugs, Kammy

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  47. I absolutely love you!!! You are freakin' hilarious and keep me up way past my bedtime!!! You have turned me on to Goodwill shopping...never thought of that one. I am doing the vase with wrapped twine right now. I purchased the vase for .99 (I did not have any of these vases lying around because I gave them all to Goodwill) and the twine was $1.00 in the Target Dollar Spot. My husband used Elmer's glue to glue the twine because he's so freakin' impatient and couldn't wait for the tacky glue...we'll see if it holds. I'm still looking for flowers that I like. I'm not sure what color I'm going with yet, but I really like your white ones. Thanks for the idea and for keeping me entertained!

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  48. AHA! an art CADDY is the PERFECT solution for the supplies i find all over the house. the supplies stay IN their "home" as they travel to all of the newfound inspirational spots my girls do art.

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  49. i love the use of jute! fabulous. i am going to try a vase this weekend. thanks for the inspiration.

    camille @ stylehandler.blogspot.com

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