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.

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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  1. Those are so cute and sassy!

    I just followed you through New Friday Follow.

  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.

  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 @
    & 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” @
    …..Hope you will join up, too.

  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

    Happy Easter!

  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!

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

  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 =)


  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..

  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

  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

  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!~

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

  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.


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

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

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

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


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