More Pretty Dollar Tree Candles!

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Guys!  How cute are these candles?!

This is yet another super fun Dollar Tree find!  These are actual candles with wicks, not battery operated, and they smell lovely!  They each have the layered colors and a gorgeous gold lettered saying on the front.

In order from left to right they read:

  • Hello Gorgeous
  • Follow Your Dreams
  • Free Spirit
  • You Are My Sunshine

These would be so cute decorating a teen or tween’s bedroom!  Or a dorm room, or any room that needs a little pop of color and a pretty little saying to make you smile.  I grabbed one of each, they were just too cute to resist!

I am currently upgrading my girls room, and I think these would be lovely as little accent pieces!

DIY Chalkboard

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We made a fun chalkboard for the kids playroom last weekend and it was so simple and easy to make!

Have you been wanting a chalkboard for your kids, but didn’t want to pay the crazy high prices for the dinky pre made ones?  Same here, friends!  This board was so easy and inexpensive, it just doesn’t make sense to even bother with the high priced store bought ones.  Trust me, even a beginner DIYer could tackle this!

Materials needed:

  • Sheet of metal from plumbing department in hardware store (you could also use a board, but we used metal so it would also be magnetic for the kids to use their letter magnets and other fun magnets on)
  • Trim pieces (they can even cut them for you at the hardware store if you don’t have a saw!)
  • Blackboard paint
  • Screws

To start with, you will want to put several coats of blackboard paint on the metal sheet.  Let the coats dry in between.  We ended up doing about 4-5 coats.  If you want, paint the trim.  The trim pieces we grabbed were pre painted, how easy is that?  You can get fancy and do mitered corners and what not, but we went super simple and quick for our assembly.

When the chalkboard paint is dry, lay out the trim and attach.  Abe just used short screws and screwed them on from behind the board.

To attach to the wall, we used anchors and screws directly through the four corners of the chalkboard.

That is it, friends!

Before you throw the chalk at the kids and tell them to have at it, prime the board by taking the side of a piece of chalk and covering the whole board with a thin layer of chalk.  Then erase and let the kids go wild.

Our kiddos love the new addition to the playroom!  Everyday there is a new masterpiece created.  So fun!

Happy crafting, friends!

Dollar Tree Ocean Theme Candles

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Have you seen these super cute LED candles at your local Dollar Tree this summer?  I absolutely fell in love with them when I saw them on the shelf!

The candles are votive sized, and have sand and pretty little shells in the bottom.  The blue “water” is a gel material.  Some of the candles even have tiny little starfish in them, so cute!

These are similar to other LED votives that Dollar Tree sells, with a toggle switch on the bottom and a flickering candle like light when turned on.

I think they are just perfect for summer decorating, and would be adorable in a beach themed bathroom year round.

Grab them fast if you like them, fall merchandise is already rolling out in the stores!

Happy decorating, friends!