This post is sponsored by Dollar General but all the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Halloween will be here soon! To help me get a jump start, I started shopping at Dollar General, there I found everything from costumes to makeup and parties essentials. All at affordable prices, which is one of the reasons why I shop there so much! 🙂 As you may have read before, my littlest is now in school. As Halloween gets closer, I’m thinking about throwing a small party for her and her little friends. To keep things simple, I picked up items that could double as decor and take home goodies; like the foam stickers that I laid on the table as confetti. The reusable Halloween cups that they kiddos could use to take candy home.
To keep things spooky but fun, I also added some spider web along the table! One package was plenty and it only cost me $1. The wooden sign was too cute to leave behind and I thought it would make a great centerpiece. I also grabbed a pumpkin because nothing says Halloween like one. The skeleton which has to be one of my favorite items, especially as it sits over the candy bowl. 🙂 And the bones tray was also a perfect find, because it can hold lots of candy. Speaking of candy, I was pleasantly surprised with the variety I found at Dollar General. The kiddie mix I found had the perfect amount and mix of classic candies. The candy corn was another lucky find, this is is a must have for me this time of year.
I was searching for a desk, as my daughter was close to starting first grade. And had my eye on an IKEA desk. Knowing that I am all about DIYs, my husband found me a desk for a desk make over instead.
He was browsing online and came across a post from a teacher whose school was giving away vintage school desks for free! The desk was in great condition, all I had to do was buy a handful of supplies and get to work.
In preparation for the Valentines Day school party, my oldest and I decided to do a DIY t-shirt. Our Valentine’s Day included quite a few DIYs! Did you check out the Backyard photo shoot I did with the girls?
Back to the t-shirt! I had seen a fairly easy tutorial on Pinterest. So, after looking over the instructions, we headed to Hobby Lobby for some supplies! And bought a Gildan brand Youth Small Short Sleeve T-Shirt and a Pink Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink.
As it finally starts to cool down in Houston, I found myself remising about the warmer days of fall. And thought about sharing this fall wreath I had made.
I have to admit that I am a hoarder of materials! And this DIY was made possible by this hoarding condition! Some of the materials that I used are from a previous DIY that I will later share.
I wanted a new wreath but I wasn’t sure what I wanted or how much I wanted to spend. So, I thought about making one. And once I get an idea rolling, it’s hard to pump the breaks (my husband can attest to this). I’m a DIY-holic! Wait, is this even a term?
Back to the wreath, I couldn’t talk myself out of wanting a new wreath. I mean, my door has rocked the same fall wreath for a few years (thanks to my mamá, who gifted it to me). But I figured I could same money by repurposing this same wreath. I pulled a metal ring that I had from the previous DIY I mentioned and the wreath that my mom had given me.