Dollar Store Church Now Hosts a Joy Nativity

I love churches. This one was very cute. I bought it last year at Dollar General. It needed something more. So I added a small JOY Nativity and an Angel. Take ordinary dollar store decor and jazz it up. Make it more meaningful and unique.

I bought the small JOY Nativity from Walmart. The angel was in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby. The snowflake bling is from TOTALLY DAZZLED. The crown I put behind baby Jesus is also from TOTALLY DAZZLED. I am a brand ambassador for TOTALLY DAZZLED. You can shop my affiliate link by clicking HERE.

The angel was a pin. It is very lovely.
Here is the Church being displayed in our craft booth in Crowley, LA.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Count and Lady Creepy

I wanted to make some Halloween decorations but didn’t know where to start. I bought the skulls at Dollar General but they needed something to sit on. I had three 4×4’s that were painted black and white and decorated as pumpkins. They were Farmhouse Style. I decided to use those for the base of these Halloween Decorations. To Repurpose, Revamp, Refresh is my game!

I repainted all three solid black. My only regret is that I did not take a finished picture with them both before taking them to our craft space at the Market in Broussard. I guess we were in a hurry and I forgot. But I did take pictures there at the Market and screen shot some pictures while I was making them on a Facebook Live. Lady Creepy has already sold.

Here they are sitting on the floor at our space at THE MARKET AT BROUSSARD COMMONS.
Here they are on the top shelf. They didn’t show well on the top shelf, but Lady Creepy sold from here and so did the Witches Leg.

I made both of these on two different FACEBOOK LIVES. See below to click on these videos.

First Video Here: Click Here. Second Video Here: Click Here.

I bought the two skulls from Dollar General. I knew I wanted to make a gentleman; a Count Creepy with a TOP HAT. I had already made a finial with a skull on top and loved that look and wanted to recreate it using the 4×4 as a base. But how could I decorate the base? I thought a spider WEB would be pretty easy to draw and paint on. I had bought some spiders at Walmart that were the perfect size to put on skulls. So a WEB was the perfect coordinating feature.

The skull was larger than the one I had used before and yellower in color. I attached the top hat and put a red bead in one of the eye sockets. Just for fun! Then I added Diamond Dust to the whole skull. See pictures below.

The top hat is a snowman hat bought in the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby.
Adding diamond dust.

Then I added a spider to the top of the skull. One of my Facebook Friends said I should add a spider coming out of this mouth too. So I found an extra spider and did just that. I love listening to my Facebook Friends suggestions.

First spider.
Second Spider.

I painted the WEB on three sides of the 4×4 base. You can see two sides in the picture below.

The web is on three sides.

Now for LADY CREEPY. I was just going to put a hand on the top of the other 4×4. But again one of my Facebook Friends (who happens to be a friend from High School) suggested making a HIS AND HER. So that is how Lady Creepy came into being. Thanks Carlos for the suggestion!

Here I was just going to put the hand on top.

I bought the skeleton hand from Dollar General too. I also bought the bracelet and ring set from Dollar General. I wanted both characters to look like they had just come from a Halloween Costume ball all decked out in their finery. So for her I knew I wanted a red feather boa to put around her neck to match her jewelry.

She has yet to be Diamond Dusted and they don’t have their feather boas yet.

Then I didn’t know what kind of hat to put on her. But…..the CROWN was perfect. Already red to match. If I were a a better artist, I would have painted red roses on the sides of the 4×4. But red polka dots were the next best thing.

You can see Lady Creepy’s polka dots here.
All finished. Sorry I didn’t take any staging photos. Thanks for coming to visit my BLOG!

Please go watch the two Facebook videos that show more on how I did this. If you don’t decorate or celebrate Halloween, I completely understand. ——-Making creepy fun.

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Dollar Store Picture To Designer Inspired

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I bought this picture to practice painting flowers. It was in my garage for over a year. I never used it and it was going to waste. When I saw Debi Rigg repaint and update a painting on her Facebook page, I had to give it a try. Her Facebook page is Studio MD AZ. Go and follow her because she has GREAT ideas!

I don’t mean the artist any harm. Sometimes our tastes change and our home decor changes so we have to update and refresh the items that we have. I am all about changing and upscaling and redesigning. I wanted this little picture to match my back patio. My patio is black and white. With accents of red or sometimes yellow. That is why I choose to make the flowers red. They were pale pink to begin with. I changed the vase from a blue to designer inspired black and white checked. Please keep scrolling for more pictures and details.

Dollar Tree Art Transformation

Below is the closest picture that I have to a BEFORE picture. I had already put one coat of white over the blue vase.

The vase was about the same color as the blue on the right side of the table.
In this picture, I had added some red to the flowers and I had began my vertical stripes. I just eyeballed it. It’s not perfect, but the vase wasn’t perfect to begin with either. All about the PERFECTLY imperfect!
I laid out my pattern and put some gold drag highlights.
All finished.

It took me a few weeks to finish up. I would let it dry and then come back to it in-between other projects. I did seal it with Triple Thick for a high gloss finish. I added more gold leaf paint to the flowers at the very end. Try NOT to seal over Gold Leaf Paint.

COMMENT below if you have ever changed up and redesigned anything. COMMENT below if you plan to do it now that you have seen this idea.

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Budget Friendly Nativity Wreath

Have you ever seen a nativity on a wreath? I don’t think I have. But why not?

Some Nativity Scenes are really expensive. I found this one I think at Dollar General. My Mom painted it all white and then outlined the edges in metallic goldish bronze to create a shadow affect and make the silhouettes stand out more. She painted the Star all Gold.

I bought the evergreen wreath from Walmart for about three dollars. I think the nativity costs two dollars and the ribbon costs less than one dollar. So for six dollars you have a great decoration for your door, window or other places in your home.

I think Nativity Scenes are great to have somewhere in your house for the Christmas Season. The birth of our Savior is the reason for the season.

She wired the nativity scene to the wreath and made gold bows. We made the bow at the bottom and put a gold bow HANGER at the top with another bow. We had other bows all around the wreath but decided to take those off since they interfered with and took away from the Nativity.

It doesn’t show up very well against my white door in pictures (in real life it does) so I hung it up on my bricks outside for a better view. My front door has too much glass. I wanted to do it justice because for so little money it really turned out elegant.

I think you would find making this craft is very therapeutic. Lord knows my Mom and I have been stressed out this year. She had throat cancer and after she went through all her treatments and received good news the cancer was gone my Stepdad passed away from heart failure. She said she would go crazy if she didn’t have something like this to do.

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