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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

$5 Challenge!

Its' here! Today's the day!

For everyone visiting, thanks for coming by. As you all remember I decided to take part in Living With Lindsay's $5 Spring Challenge.



The official rules were:
Only use items from The Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, Dollar Spot at Target and the like. You can use whatever you have on hand at home to make a Spring decor item for your home.

So here goes.
I bought some speckled eggs and some dried spanish moss from the dollar store for 2 buckeroos.
I used glitter, eggs from the fridge, an egg decorator kit I found in my craft closet from a couple years ago, my favorite cake plate, and some ribbon I already had on hand.




So for 3.47 (including price of real eggs) I created a look that suites Easter and Spring just right. I love how it looks like a terrarrium, and makes our kitchen pop with a little unexpected color. Not to mention with the lid on it, there's a certain kitty who can't bother it. Believe me, she tried while I was putting it together. She ate and picked at like 1/2 the bag of moss, which I had to chase across the floor later.

If you want to see other projects that are for Lindsay's Challenge check them out HERE

So what do you think? Good job? Bad job? Anything you would change? I can always use suggestions.
Did y'all catch those awesome sillouettes in the background of Maggie and Pickle? Love them!

3 comments:

  1. What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

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  2. Everything looks better under glass. I wouldn't change a thing!

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  3. Love the colorful egg finishes. I like the natural looking ones too that I've seen all around but something about the colorful ones just say FUN!

    If, I were to add anything, it would be a tassel to the top knob of the glass dome! I think that it would work with ribbons too if you don't have a tassel. (I don't have any, but I love them when I see them!)

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