Three Silver Trays Make a Pumpkin

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This is my take on the three silver trays turned into a pumpkin creation. This has been done by so many crafters, I certainly cannot take credit for the idea. But I had an inspiration to do one in blue. My inspiration was a little blue pumpkin that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I wanted a blue toile look. You will see a picture down below.

I bought my trays at a little flea market and probably paid too much. I like to keep the local markets in business. lol….But you can buy these at Dollar Tree and save money. Scroll to the bottom to see my supply list.

My blue inspiration was a little blue pumpkin bought at Hobby Lobby.

I began by decoupaging some scrapbook paper to the inside of each tray. I then glued two rows of twine all around the edges. That way any imperfections in the scrapbook paper cut is hidden. Twine matches perfectly with almost anything. But you could also use pearls or bling to line the edges. I then added a little antique gold RUB N BUFF to all the scroll edges.

I began by putting the two trays together. I overlapped them, but I suggest putting them exactly side by side. I still used a popsicle stick to secure them together.

After these are securely glued (you may want to wait before adding the third tray on top.) Hot glue alone does not adhere well to metal. It gets cold too quickly. I had to use both hot glue and E6000 glue. The E6000 takes about 24 hours to set up.

After getting all three trays put together, I began making the stem. I wrapped twine around another popsicle stick so I would have something for my TOTALLY DAZZLED pin to glue to. I chose a really big pin with a lot of swirls and large and small stones.

I wish this picture did the TOTALLY DAZZLED pin justice. It really sparkles and makes a beautiful stem!

Thank you so so much for reading my blog! Below are the supplies I used.

~~~SUPPLIES USED~~~

–3 Oval Silver Trays (you can buy at flea markets or Dollar Stores)

–Scrapbook Paper of your choice (you can also use tissue paper, rice paper or napkins)

–Mod Podge to decoupage the paper onto the tray and used as top sealer

–Twine

–Large Popsicle Sticks

–Hot Glue and E6000 Glue

–Bling or any Fancy Brooch or Pin to use as a stem decoration

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Dollar Tree Bandanas Made into Angel Rag Dolls

These little angels look so cute sitting on a shelf or mantel. You can make them in any color for any occasion. How about making some in YOUR team colors? You can buy handkerchiefs/bandanas from the Dollar Tree or almost anyplace.

Begin by choosing two different colors of bandanas. You could choose all one color if you wish or more than two. Cut or tear into about one inch strips. You can also use pinking shears to cut them if you do not want a straight edge. My Mom uses shears since she has arthritis and finds tearing them to be rougher on her hands.

Then you fold them in half and create a tassel that makes the body. You then tie the tassel portion with twine or whatever ribbon you have to match.

My Mom uses the sewn edging of the handkerchief to tie the body and make the “tassel”.

She then glues on twine for her arms and a wooden ball for her head. Sometime we stain the wood and sometimes we leave it raw. And then other times we paint it. It’s all your preference. We ended up painting this one to match her wings.

She is beginning to “come to life”.

You may add a face or hair if you wish. We sometimes use moss for the hair. We normally leave all our angels “faceless”. You can also add a halo.

The wings are a strip of ribbon or lace tied together in the middle.

The angel wings are made from lace that has been mod podged to stiffen it up. Glue them on and Voila you have an Angel. Now for the embellishments.

We chose to put a silver crown on this one. I buy these crowns off Amazon. Just search for crown cake toppers.

We also added a TOTALLY DAZZLED pin to make her look as if she is holding a flower.

These are fun to make and embellish. You can make these in so many colors and use so many different embellishments. Each one is so unique and different.

Below is one that fit in with a Patriotic Theme. She has moss for hair and is holding a star.

I love to just have them SIT on a shelf or mantel.
Just sitting around……

These are so easy to make, that I hope you give it a try. You could also just make a doll for a child to play with. Let me know in the comments if you give it a try.

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Dollar Tree Small Tree

When I bought this little tree my Mom said to herself (she later told me this) “What is she going to make from that little scraggly thing???” I bought two of them. I saw someone put two of these together to become one tree on YouTube. I had to give it a try.

Actually Mom joined in and it became a challenge for both of us.

We opened up each tree and pushed all the branches to one side. Then we wired them together and used some glue too. She wrapped the trunks with the garland from Dollar Tree. The garland hid the two columns of trunks. I thought I had taken some pictures of the process but I can’t find them. I know, I know, I need to become a better step by step blogger. I just get so wrapped up I forget to get my camera.

I just had to add this little snowman into the picture.

I had the little galvanized bucket in my stash along with some styrofoam. Mom hid the styrofoam with more garland. It was top heavy due to the bucket not really being big enough or heavy enough. So we improvised and glued the bucket on a scrap piece of wood.

Now to decorate it. I picked up so many cute decorations made with buffalo plaid at Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Stores.

These little bows are the absolutely cutest!

Then Mom wrapped the little round styrofoam balls with buffalo plaid fabric. She has the patience of Job from the Bible.

She had glue all over her nails when she was done with these. But we couldn’t find any small ones in the stores. They may have sold out.
More cute ornaments.

The tree skirt was the icing on the cake. Buffalo plaid won’t you come out tonight?…. The green doesn’t show up too good against all the black and white of my patio….but…..

I think this looks VERY GOOD for a Dollar Tree–tree! Two of them combined plus some garland.

As you can see from the above picture it really turned out so, so cute. I take pictures on my patio because the lighting is so much better. Nothing beats God’s light. Sunlight. But I do want to take another picture with a solid background so you can get the full affect of our transformed Charlie Brown Tree.

MOM NOW THINKS IT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER NOW!

Hope you liked this post. Please keep checking back for more posts you might like to read about. I hope you DIY a tree of your own. You can’t beat ONE DOLLAR. Well actually THREE DOLLARS. Two trees plus the garland. I don’t count the bucket, styrofoam or scrap lumber since that was in my stash.

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