Friday, April 2, 2010

Dollar Store Runner and A Green Thumb

So, when I was asked to come up with some spring ideas for the show-I had to think cheap.
One, because they wanted CHEAP ideas and two-because I don't have any money.
Pretty good reasons-don't ya think?

A while ago when I cruising blogs-I came across a runner from the dollar store.
I thought it was a super cute idea-but I wanted it to be a little more cutesy.
So, this is my rendition.
It cost less than 3 dollars and 10 minutes of my time.

Supplies:
2 dollar store towells- (yes the ones pictured are from there and they already had the stripes on them)
Liquid stitch-this is totally optional. I can't sew-therefore I glue. This is premanent bond stuff-it's the bomb!
Ribbon and fabric scraps

This is a close up of the flowers on the towells.

I glued the two towells together. It was extrememly easy-so easy-I didn't take a picture. I know that you don't need a pic for that.
The lame thing-the towells were two different widths. I was annoyed, but only for a second, you put stuff in the middle of the runner anyway.

I then glued on the green fabric for stems-I used hot glue-you could used liquid stitch if you want.
(I just didn't want to sit around and wait for it to dry)
I then cut out petal shapes out of leftover fabric scraps. I GLUED them together, I then glued it on the towell. I added a center and that flower was done!
The next flower-the stem was the same-I just made it longer.
I used the rip and roll technique for this one.
You know-rip some strips of fabric-cut a circle out of felt and twist and glue. I made two circles-one slightly smaller than the other. On the larger one-I backed it with some leftover eyelet lace.
 Again-all hot glued together.

This would be a great addition to Easter table. As for me, it's going up for the spring season.
I also made some potted grass.
Well-I didn't really make the pot or the grass, but you know what I am saying.
I found some pots at the thrift store. I painted them with craft paint in fun spring colors.
On a couple of them-I wanted polka dots-but I am not that talented.
So I used those round stickers. I painted the whole pot one color,put the stickers on the rim-painted over them with white and then pulled them off.
Seriously, so easy and it added such a fun touch.

As for the grass. This is wheat grass. I have grown this from sead before-but I could't find seeds anywhere!
So, I bought a half a flat of this stinky grass from the health food store.
I just cut it up with my scissors and transpanted it into the pots.
The grass will continue to grow-so you will need to water it, keep it in a sunny space and give it a hair cut (alot)
The eggs that you see-plastic easter eggs. I just painted them white, flecked them with brown paint and polyed them,. I am not going to lie-these were a pain in the butt! They look great in a apothecary jar or just sitting around, but if you have another option-use those. They really weren't worth the time.  ( just sayin)
The bird: dollar store. He was a little bright for me-I just added a little white paint.
I know-why don't I just leave well enough alone.
I can't-I just have to mess with stuff!

Hope you have a nice Easter Weekend.
 I am heading up to my in-laws tomorrow.
We get to leave as soon as the winter storm warning passes.
Gotta love spring in Utah!
Happy Friday!!!

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18 comments :

  1. Those are so cute and sassy!

    I just followed you through New Friday Follow.

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  2. Everything is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and bringing your hodgepodge to my party. I love seeing what you are up to. Hope to see you again.
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi..I'm Barb from Friday Follow. Love your easter grass!!!I'm new to this but have found such wonderful people doing these parties & link ups. I wish the rest of the world could be as uplifting & supportive to each other as I have experienced. Hope you can pop over to my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & find some inspiration for your family/home & that you will become a follower of mine too. Happy Easter!! Barb
    P.S. Hope to have my own link party April 12th “My Creative Space Monday” @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    …..Hope you will join up, too.

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  4. Love how you made this runner! Something like this is right up my alley. I've been to your blog before, it is so chic and stylish. I'm a new follower and I'd love it if you'd come see me, and follow if you'd like, at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

    Happy Easter!

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  5. I'm your newest follower, I found you through Friday follow! This runner is adorable- and I just LOVE that you work with your mom! What a blessing!

    Will you will come check my blog out as well?

    Have a great weekend!
    Shannon

    http://milkandcuddles.com/

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  6. These are so sweet. Found you through NFFRiday. Love the carrots on the other post too. I need to make those!!

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  7. Hey Tausha! Thanks for visiting my blog today - I decide to come check you out and I'm glad I did. I'm loving this table runner! I tend to be very by the book when it comes to sewing, so it was nice to see how quick and easy glue can be. I wouldn't have thought of that, so thanks!
    Stop by (and stalk!) anytime =)

    {http://welcometoheardmont.com}

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  8. This is just the cutest idea..and you had me smiling throughout your instructions. Thank you for posting such a sweet idea..and I've become your newest follower. I hope you come visit me as well..

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  9. Hi there! Stopping in to be your newest follower from Friday Follow! Hope you can swing by mine!
    Happy Easter!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  10. "SEW" (so) darling... love it! I wouldn't let anyone dry their hands on them thought... HA! great job. JenJen is awesome to feature us too, huh? Have a great Easter! thanks for your visit as well. JGG

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  11. That is adorable and I am totally going to do that!~ I can't find any runners I like...I could do this, I really can! Happy Easter to you and your family!~

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  12. Hopped over from Tatertots Weekend Wrap Up. This is so so so cute. TFS

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  13. What an adorable finished product! I love this. I'm your newest follower! I invite you to come visit me and follow too if you like. I am going to make these soon. Thanks for the idea and sharing.

    Nancy

    p/s you all look more like sisters than Mother/Daughter

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  14. I get wheat from HoneyVille Grain in Brigham City!!

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  15. I love it!! You are a genius!!
    Have a fabulous day!

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  16. such a creative idea! Thanks for linking up to this week's Super Crafty Saturday!

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