Updated: Oct 20, 2020
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The dollar store never ceases to amaze me. You may think it's impossible to get pretty, quality items from a place that sells stuff for a dollar or two, but, the truth is, some of the coolest elements of my DIY projects come from my favourite discount shops.
Even though there is still snow on the ground and we aren't as close to spring as I'd like, I couldn't resist putting together an Easter-themed tutorial for you guys. Dollar stores are really starting to shift into spring-mode, which means I got first dibs on some of their fresh stock.
For this post, I decided to demonstrate how to create a gorgeous, seasonally-inspired look using inexpensive purchases. Enjoy!
The first thing I want to point out is that everything I used for this project came from a dollar store, was something I already owned, or both.
The small, glass fishbowl is from Dollarama, and even though I've had it for a couple of years now, I know it's something most locations still carry on a regular basis.
The tall vase is from HomeSense and I purchased it roughly two years ago. It may not have cost $1.00, but it was pretty darn close. I honestly think it was $9.99, and for a glass container of its size, that's definitely a bargain.
Finally, the remaining materials are from my most recent trip to Dollarama. I snagged everything within the last week, so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting your hands on similar items.
I started by lining my glass vessels with the crafting moss. I made sure the green side of each chunk was facing out, and I used my fingers to gently spread it around.
The fishbowl used up about half of one bag of moss, and the taller vase took the other half, as well as the entire second bag.
After a bit of squishing and rearranging, I moved on to the wire bouquet collar, which I used to create my nest.
Using my hands, I gently shaped the wire until I was happy with the way it looked. I then placed three colourful Easter eggs inside.
The only thing left to do was to place the egg-filled nests inside each glass container, on top of their mossy beds.
There you have it! Gorgeous, Easter-inspired decor that cost next-to-nothing to make.
And if you're wondering where the rest of my decor is from, you'll be happy to know most of it is either DIYed or from the dollar store.
The metallic bunny collection is a Dollarama find, both the brown rabbit and the book page wreath are homemade, and the tall figurine was a gift from my mom.
As for the letter board, that's something you can purchase from Amazon. The price you pay will depend on the size, colour, and finish you choose.
If this project inspires you to get crafty, let me know by sharing your creations with me! Leave a comment or use #katiesaracreates on social media. And don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on a fun FREEBIE I whipped up.