Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Short on Cash, Long on Love Dollar Store DIY Project

How can you take a few sheets of scrapbook paper, some skewers from your kitchen and toss them in an old glass bottle for a wedding centerpiece? Easy!

Yes, this is another Dollar Store **EEEBCDI craft for brides looking for an inexpensive DIY centerpiece or even the new apartment owner who is short on cash, long on love!

If you can draw some hearts freehand (or if you are totally non-artistic find some hearts to trace) onto some scrapbook paper and cut them out you can make this project. Choose a black, white and tan look like the one above or use hot colors or pastels to coordinate with your wedding.

Use a black ink felt tip pen or cartridge pen to write an appropriately loving sentiment on one or two of the hearts a la "conversation hearts."

Tape the hearts back to back with the skewer in the center (Love double sided tape for this project) and then glue a small button in the center.

Toss a combination of hearts in a glass bottle. We went to Whole Foods and bought some bottles of Joe Tea Half and Half. (Oh and you have to be able to drink the contents of the bottle or dump it down the drain) and tie a piece of twine around the top.

You can also use any other glass bottle from soda or juice, just find one that is relatively tall. Whole Foods sells Fizzy Lizzy, these bottles are slimmer and taller than Joe Tea  bottles are, it all depends on your choice of shapes.

How easy is that! The hardest part was choosing the scrapbook paper designs and colors and deciding which flavor of Joe Tea I wanted to drink so I'd have an empty bottle! Oh, and getting out of Whole Foods without stopping in the Bakery Department and buying some chocolate chip cookies!

**What's EEBCDI? This acronym stands for "Easy Enough Even Bill Can Do It." Bill is my patient husband who tries out a lot of my craft projects to see just how crazy they would make the basic bride who isn't long on craft skills but who wants to put some personal 'touches' into her wedding. Yes, if Bill can do it, I can do it, and you can too!


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