Sunday, September 21, 2008

A dollar will go farther than you think...




























I think by now most of us are honored by the presence of the Dollar Tree chains. While mine is still a considerable amount away..I am able to get there once every week or so. With the added competition from their stores..I am sure you have noticed others joining the dollar bandwagon. Target, Michaels, and JoAnns to name a few. Fine by me....better on my budget. With the added benefit of those sections and my thrifting ways...I am able to stretch my project dollar...and who doesn't like that? So of curse oops course I had to share my Dollar Tree and other Dollar section projects. The funny wooden shadow box type piece beats the dollar by .50 cents. That is what I paid at a garage sale...I knew that it would make the perfect project for this....http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-was-mint-to-be.html this project blew me away...and I happily & most shamefully have copied it. Of course Mrs. Joy told us that she got the little containers at the Dollar tree so those came from there. As did the flickering little lights. I had to really scramble to take a pic...the candy corn will not last long in this household. I made a little tag to add to my scoop. The Halloween labels also came from the glorious Dollar Tree. I grabbed several sets of them. I was lucky enough to find the bottles at a Goodwill last Thursday and thought the labels would work well on them. Added some tags from last year and distressed the stickers and adhered them and DONE. The house numbers I just painted and added ribbon and some Halloween brads to cover the holes where you are suppose to use nails. The letters that spell boo as you can see were pink...didn't work for me..so painted them black added ribbon and DONE again. Also shared a few pics of my Halloween decor...I am adding it bit by bit...this is the LAST day of Summer..officially. I scored Mr. Pumpkin light last year at St. Vinnies...it is Department 56 and YES it was only a dollar....it's ok.. you can hate me....I would! All in all everything was a dollar or less, easy to do, fun, and keeps me out of trouble on a Saturday night. Be looking for a Pumpkin give-away next week! xoxo, cherry

142 comments:

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Great halloween decor and on a budget...even better!

Thank you for the compliment on daughter's bedroom! Were you able to see the other pics of her bedroom on rate my space? If not, there's a link on my blog.

The Berry's Patch said...

Thanks for the heads up on the dollar store. I had no idea there were two types. I'll have to look around for a dollar tree. Your Halloween stuff looks great. I love that wicked witch sign above the boo. I have a perfect spot for that...right above my bed. I'm going to start getting Halloween stuff out soon. My kids have already started picking their costumes. Oh I just love this time of year. :-)

salpetitt said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for the ideas! You are so creative!
Sherri

Trisha said...

I love it all! A girl after my own creepy crawly heart! Thanks for the great ideas. You always inspire me!

Rachel said...

Holy CUTENESS! Love the 50cent box, you did a great job. I loved her post on that and the spoon?! ToO Cute! Okay I'll just say it. I love it all! Your making me want to go visit the dollar store. Oh what I could do with a buck!

:)Rachel

ceekay said...

Looks great. Where in the Dollar tree did you see those labels. Haven't seen them yet...but guess where I am heading tomorrow??

linda said...

Everything looks completely fantastic...you are so creative! I may just have to give some of these great ideas a try...but need to stop by the dollar tree first.

mysteryhistorymom said...

OOOH, I love all your ideas!!! I am off to the thrift stores and the Dollar Tree tomorrow, my friend!

The book you loved was my favorite, too! I think it's called "The Legend of Chimney Rock". There was a creepy old lady and a cat... If you want to find the CYOA books they are releasing them in stores again! They even have a few new ones that your son might like.... Borders, Barnes and Noble and amazon.com have them.:) Lori

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I am loving everything..
What great finds and what wonderful creations.. You are beyond talented..

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

OMG just gotta love posts like this, I love to see what people can get on a budget and so many wonderful inspiring pics here

you know I met this woman who was a professional gift wrapper and window dresser, she said that the dollar stores had completely changed her life and business around, meaning that the projects in her head she could now get out there because she could afford to bring it all together...interesting

thanks for popping by my blog and adding me to your roll

Sarah

Sarah Kate said...

I really love what you have done with your thrifty finds. My favorite though was the stack of plates.

Picket said...

Wow girl...you really stretched the dollar there...I think I heard George Washington squeal! lol What great projects and I loved your projects in the post before this one...thanks for such inspiration! Hope you have a great week!

Darlene said...

Happy Fall Cherry!!! Each of your posts is eye candy...I LOVE browsing through them and seeing all of the spectacular things you make!!!

Ooooo I can't wait for a giveaway...I am so excited.

I am going to link with your pumpkin man you made tomorrow....I made a scarecrow man......

bj said...

You've got lots of halloween decor...I have only a big witch that I hang outside beside the door on Halloween morning..to greet the Trick or Treaters that night.
I love the Dollar Tree, too!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is amazing! Your ideas are great! I am going to a dollar store today!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Wow...everything is great as usual, Cherry!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...I am never that good with a dollar! I love everything! I love the sign and the candle with the candy corn...so cute!

-Sandy Toes

Laurel MacD said...

You are awesome - I love all your ideas.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

okay can we go shopping, that is awesome...everything is so beautiful. When are you having crafting classes so I can come???lol..amazing..hugs, lisa

My home - My life said...

WOW - great ideas! Love them all... The candy corn w/ the candles is so great!!! And what makes this even better is you did it on a budget! You are my kind of girl!

AJ said...

Cherry! Guess where I'll be shopping today!!! I love everything. What a bargain shopper you are:) I have those pink letters from JoAnn's for my girls' rooms. Never thought to buy other letters and paint them. You.Are.Good.Girl!!!! Where can I find one of those little cloche thingies in your first picture?! I NEED one:)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Great ideas.....I saw the cutie pie box with the spoon...I am going to have to make one of those!!! Dollar tree...here I come!

Marie said...

I can't copy you fast enough!!! I love it ALL!! Your house must look fantastic. Those jars with the labels are too cute!! Well, heck it all is. :o)

I got my scrapbook paper on Saturday, so I'm ready to make your pumpkin man/box very soon!!

Simply This and That said...

oh goodness. I can tell I'm going to be busy this week! eeks! Too cute. Thanks for all the inspiration. ooxx`jodi

My Maine Cottage said...

You are soooo clever! I love the bottles, and the sweets for treats!!! Really Great ideas!

Elise said...

The power of the almighty dollar-gotta love it!!

So of curse oops course----this had me laughing!! Count on Cherry for a giggle and inspiration!!

Elise

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love the fun ideas! Thank goodness for dollar items! :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Jill said...

Wow...I love all the creative things you've done. A kindred spirit! I love those Dollar Trees!
~Jill

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your projects!! Very cute!

Lisa said...

Your so ding dang gooooood!!!'great craftin, girlfriend!
me, not so much..
Lisa
coastal nest

Chris said...

I just posted all my dollar store finds too! Great minds think alike, eh? I also bought the bottle covers, and I just LOVE them! I'm stealing your house number idea, as well! You're sooo creative!

Shannon said...

Oh, can't wait for the giveaway! :)

All your ideas are so cute! I love what you did with the candy corn and "BOO" sign!

Wendy said...

Holy cow! I love it!!!! Especially the 31....I love using house numbers for projects...I may have to borrow that one! So cute.

Wendy said...

Just a thought...I'd like to use that photo (the one of the 31) for an article I'm doing for Blissfully Domestic if it is okay with you...just let me know either way. Thanks!!

ROXY said...

How cute!! I love the little candy corns with scoop! What a great idea to put a candle in there! Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon:)

Joy said...

Oh you know how I LOOOOVE your decor!
And once again, we're twins cuz I bought those same bottles stickers! I just haven't been as quick to put them on the bottles. They look sooo cute/scary!
I love the way your treat tray looks. Cute! Cute! Cute!

At Home In Georgia said...

I love the BOO and the numbers. I am really into tags...I love your treats for the sweets.

belladella said...

This is the best post. I am a bargain gal and I love what you did with your finds. This is great inspiration. Happy Fall!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Awesome Halloween goodies! Quite inspirational!

joelandbecca said...

OK-I love those bottles! So very clever! The dollar store really has been an addiction for a couple years. But-hey when it is a dollar, you can justify anything! Love the idea of the house numbers too! Thanks for sharing!

Tausha said...

ok-I am so glad that you are my friend! you have such incredible ideas that i love to copy! the labels were at the dollar store! I love them! Too cute! You are so amazing! i know that I am not the only one to tell you that-but it is always good for the self esteem when one is reminded how fabulous she is! thanks again for the inspiration! You rock!

Reynie said...

Don't you love how far a dollar will go! I love the little box wih the candy corn (but I'll pass on the candy corn--yuck!) The little tag just makes it perfect.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Now that is shopping on a budget!!

The candy corn candles were adorable...very clever!

Lisa

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Cherry,
You really outdid yourself-Everything is super cute!
Happy first day of fall!
Robin~♥

Kacey Randolph said...

LOVE everything! Especially the bottles! You & Miss Joy always AMAZE me! It would be fun to put labels & tags on a decanter and use that to serve up drinks for my Halloween party! Woohoo! Thanks for the great idea! And I LOVE the candy corn around the candles. They wouldn't last long in my house either but thats all my fault! :o)

Rosemary said...

Very clever girl you are!!!
Love it all!!
Rosemary

Magpie Interior Design said...

Un.Believe.able. You are amazing. Seriously. I am constantly getting ideas and inspiration from you. Looks like another Dollar Tree visit is in the works for me. Well, after I stack some white plates and a sugar pumpkin under my glass cloche, that is.

~Stacy

Lindsay-ann said...

I wish we had Dollar Tree over here. I loved seeing your halloween decor. Great pitures, great post. Thanks
Lindsay

Julie said...

Oh I love all your 1.00 finds what great ideas! I am so going to borrow some for our halloween party:) Great job I love the sparkly signs! And thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog Have a great week!
Julie

Beth Pierce said...

HOLY COW!! You are so thrifty!! And crafty!

TEACH ME! :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have some fantastic things here...I love the candy corn presentation. It is so cute!! I keep going to my Dollar Tree and things just aren't as cute. I guess you just have to get lucky!
Carrie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Great decorations! I'll have to get myself to Dollar Tree. I haven't been in ages. I just re-discovered Big Lots!

Manuela

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well, I'm commenter #53, so you will probably never read this, but can I just say...You are the BOMB! I could never keep up with you...but I tried my best last night. As usual, thanks for sharing all your gorgeous goodies!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

One thing I can say is all Dollar Trees are not created equal. I did however find some more little glass pumpkins today. Your decorations are great! Martha doesn't have anything on you. Have a great day. Jackie

EMILEE said...

HI CHERRY,
I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO WHAT A TALENTED LADY YOU ARE, I AM GOING TO TRY AND MAKE THE CANDY BOX, I LOVE IT, PLEASE DO A POST ON HOW YOU MADE THOSE FALL BLOCKS, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO MAKE THEM. I WAS JUST MAINLY WONDERING WERE YOU GOT YOUR WOOD....PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...

EMILEE said...

HI CHERRY,
I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO WHAT A TALENTED LADY YOU ARE, I AM GOING TO TRY AND MAKE THE CANDY BOX, I LOVE IT, PLEASE DO A POST ON HOW YOU MADE THOSE FALL BLOCKS, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO MAKE THEM. I WAS JUST MAINLY WONDERING WERE YOU GOT YOUR WOOD....PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...

Half of the Style Sisters said...

I just love your blog! Great ideas, thrift shopping, dollar store awesome finds! You are so dang creative...love it.

Carrie said...

I love your stuff I have to borrow some of those ideas, your dollar tree rocks!

julie said...

I LOOOOVE it! I want to go shopping with you! Where did you get the black glitter happy halloween sign? I want to see more pix of your house! Julie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thanks for more great ideas at prices that we all can appreciate:)
Have a great week and can't wait to see more great projects.
Warmly, Deb :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there...to Emilee I got the wooden blocks from Michaels. You could use any old wood though...the more imperfect the better. Julie...the black glitter halloween sign came from Crafter's Warehouse...and it was a dollar too...rofl. Sorry but neither of you have emails posted and no site..hope you see this :)cherry

Oliver's said...

I love the candy corn in the black box with the spoon!!! So cute! The winner is...the $1.00 budget. You are awesome. Your blog is my favorite ever!!!!! Smiles, Paula

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing all your decor!! I am inspired and may have to be on the hunt soon...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of your wonderful fall decor!
Penny

new every morning said...

GIRL! Girl,girl,girl, girl!
I LOVE the Treats for Sweet thingy!!!
How cute! I can't believe how fun, adorable and practical this is.

Heather @ Home said...

OMG! I am so glad you commented on my blog. I am loving yours, and these ideas are incredible. I am just getting into the decorating thing and have turned to blogs to get ideas. I needed the creative jolt I get here. This stuff looks awesome! I am adding you to my list of people I "stalk" :)! Love it!

Angie said...

Everything looks awesome Cherry, as usual!!!

Deb said...

Everything looks sooooo good. I know where I'll be heading tomorrow. I love, love, love those bottles. Super cute. You did an amazing job, and the best part is you didn't spend much to do it.

dreams and decor said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am loving your blog! You are so creative! I can't wait to read all your previous posts! Patti

Queen Bean said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are so creative and I'm loving your blog! Deana

Tiffany said...

Amazing! I am officially in love with your blog!

Ms. Tee said...

so amazingly creative! I love it all. :)

mishebe said...

Awesome. you r so creative. mishelle

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

Stop by my blog and see what I have posted today.

southerninspiration said...

You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing so many of your great ideas!!!

mollyandmarshal said...

I love it all! So clever and fun, thanks for sharing!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Okay I am going to the dollar store this weekend! I love that box with the spoon, and the bottles with the labels and the Boo sign...okay, I love it all!!! You are so good with the crafties and I am feeling really inspired over here :)

Hugs,
D

melissa said...

seriously....could you be any more brilliantly creative??? everything is just awesome!! Those glass bottles...wow...i LOVE them!!

~Melissa

Bettsi said...

Oh my goodness! How fabulous everything is! Those labels amaze me! I'm a big Dollar Tree fan, but I missed those. Gotta go back, I guess!

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog- that was really sweet.

Katie said...

How in the world do you come up with this stuff? You need to have your own show, for real. This is unreal. I'm amazed by all my new blogging friends and how they do this all on a budget. Great Job!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Love your blog....what wonderful creations you make~

kathy said...

WOW girl , what ideas you have
given me -- need to do something under a cloche -- all the dollar finds are great -- but girl,
it is all in the eye for details as how to use it and you have the talent -- IT IS DELIGHTFUL- Kathy - GA

Sandra said...

I just love your blog and oh my goodness what great decorations. :)

Simply This and That said...

Hey Girl, I just emailed you. Next time I'm in your neck of the woods, you're totally taking me shopping! You find the best stuff!

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, I am impressed. You are the queen. Clarice

Cristin said...

Everything looks fantastic...In fact, I've never seen a dollar look so good! Delightful!

Tanya said...

I LOVE your decor! It's fun and CHEAP! Great blog!

Nicole said...

Wow, your halloween decorations are darling. I love the little candy corn box with the spoon on it. I love how it turned out, using the ribbon was such a great idea.

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy cow...I gotta hit a dollar store...and then borrow your brain! I promise to give it back...only slightly used!

maryanne420 said...

you are just too creative! great job on the signs. everything looks good.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

GREAT job on the Halloween decor.

I'm loving it!!

Blessings,

Sher

Spymommy said...

Such clever and appealing ideas - I wish I had a Dollar Tree near me, but alas, I don't!

Your Halloween decor definitely has me in the mood for some spooking!

Mrs. B said...

Oh my gosh! Everything is just so cute! Love the little candy corn dish with the scoop! I can't believe everything was from a dollar store! We don't have a Dollar Tree here, and the dollar stores we do have are really junky. We don't even have a Target. Very sad.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my gosh~ I am blown away! I love all of your creations in this post! I am confused about the Dollar stores all are talking about though~ we have a few diff. types. A Dollar Tree, a Dollar Store, an Everythings A Dollar...is yours an 'official' Dollar Tree or is it one of the others? I am so bummed b/c ours doesn't have all of these cute things. Darn it... Happy Fall~ Les

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love it all - especially the 'Treats for the sweets' item. Very fun!

Junk Sophisticate said...

I really enjoy your thrifty posts for seasonal decor! Ever since reading your blog I purposely seek out not-so-pretty items I know can be modernized with black paint and distressing. You're fantastic!

Bella Casa said...

Where did you get those white frosted bottles? I need some of those!

I love your candy tray/box, I made one, too after seeing it on Joy's blog :)

Bella

BITRCountryGirl said...

Good Morning! I'm visiting from over at the SITS blog. I love the decorations that you've done on a budget! I'm most definately be coming back that's for sure! Have a great weekend!

Rhea said...

I can see now that I'm in the presence of a CRAFT QUEEN! Impressive decorations at inexpensive prices. I bow to your creativity.

Sarah C. said...

I was right by the Dollar Tree and didn't go in! Now I wish I had!

Kaycee said...

How fun! You are way creative. The dollar store does have some great finds, but you totally made them better!

Imperfect said...

Here from SITS. I absolutely love the candy corn holder you made. I can't wait until my next dollar store trip. I am inspired to pick up more than just the usual household cleaners!

Creative Junkie said...

wow - i can't believe how creative you are! I never knew a dollar could get so much!

Dee said...

gotta love a bargain!

Karol said...

You are one truely talented lady!

Melodie said...

Such cool stuff! Thanks for the ideas.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Love the candle with the candy corn surrounding it. What cute ideas!

Jacie said...

I love these thrifty ideas! thanks

Amy said...

Oh man, I'm a $1 store fanatic! I love the dollar spot in Target and ravage through the $1 bins at Michael's to make sure I get the goods! :) When I lived in Utah, there was the best dollar store ever... "Honks", have you heard of it? If you ever see one, you should check it out!

Thanks so much for sharing, I am so excited to go check out the rest of your blog. I think we were meant to be friends! :)

Lorie said...

L-O-V-E

Melissa F. said...

Ok, this is my new favorite blog to stalk!

Michelle said...

Wow. That is a lot of cool stuff you've put together on the cheap. I'm quite impressed. I don't think you want to see my house around Halloween though. It's nowhere near your league! :)

Jori-O said...

What lovely little projects...and even better that they are so cheap to make! You are inspiring!

angie said...

WOw. Great feature today on SITS!

Casey's trio said...

Happy SITS day! You are one talented lady...

Pinktulip said...

Hi Cherry. I live in South Africa so no Dollar Store here. I travel to the US on business once a year and LOVE the shopping there! Wish I could visit these stores and bring loads of stuff back. Love your simple, yet effective ideas with your finds!

queenbee said...

congrats on being featured on SITS, today. I love what you can do with a dollar, I will definately be copying your copy.

Leiann said...

That's awesome. My mind doesn't work that way. I can hardly ever think "outside the box" when it comes to crafty things. Great ideas.

April Kennedy said...

I totally covet your ideas!

Michele said...

You smarty pants! I love, love, love it!

Shannon said...

WOW! All I can ever find at the Dollar Store is candy and gift bags. You are truly amazing.

AJ said...

I am such a Dollar Tree fanatic... I haven't been able to go lately though. Hopefully I can get over there soon!

Happy SITS day!

Trish said...

Great looking projects you've done there! And on a budget, too! I only wish I were so crafty.

ChezChani said...

Great work! I tend to frequent The 99 Cent Store mostly, but there is a Dollar Tree on my way to work. Might have to stop there periodically...though right now I haven't even a dollar to spare :-(

Jen said...

wow, can you come shop my dollar tree with me? Nice!

mrsbear said...

So cute! It inspires me to create some fab Halloween decorations. My abilities, however, will be the challenge.

Melissa Lester said...

I love Dollar Tree! I always try to stop in there first when I'm planning a project or party. If you shop with an open mind, you never know what you'll find. You have some great ideas!

wendy said...

extrordinarily clever! :)

Happy SITS day!

mrsmouthy said...

Those decorations are way too cool. Why is it when I leave a dollar store all I have are a bag of chinese finger traps and a whoopie cushion?

lynn said...

Some really great finds there and what you did with them is awesome. I am so not crafty that way!

Brooke said...

Love it!! And you can imagine my excitement when I learned that I am getting my very own (almost:) Dollar Tree just a couple miles from my home! It will be the 3rd in the valley but the closest to me by far! yeah!

Mamasphere said...

What a fabulous idea! I did go back through the link and look at your inspiration, and I like yours better!

Love the other decorations you pictured, too. Are you for hire?

Adiel said...

Your talent is astounding! These projects and photos are incredible. I ♥ a good dollar store shopping trip!

EmmaP said...

this is soooo cool!!!

Lori Ann said...

I'm a fan of the spoon! Well done.

Laura said...

You're certainly going all out for Halloween. Have a great month. :)

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh. Amazing. Dollar...wow.

Beth said...

What awesome decor on a budget! Thanks for the inspiration- your creativity is astounding!

-Bridget said...

Such adorable and creative stuff. And on a budget? That's awesome!

ElleBee said...

These are amazing! You are so creative. Happy SITS Day a bit late! :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

You are extremely creative & you're making me want Halloween to come NOW!

Mama Mia said...

WAY CUTE!