Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rainy Day Creating

What did we do before the Dollar Stores?
On a recent visit, I found some great little pumpkins
ready to finish with accents and trims.

I had an idea
 to decorate a few to display in my vintage Blue Willow cups under cloches
in a corner hutch.

To begin,
I purchased 3 little light weight pumpkins
topped with a fall flower and a few berries.
Cost 3 dollars.
To these I added glitter on the pumpkins in a dot pattern, added old buttons, vintage  lace, paper roses
and glitter outlining the leaves.

Cost, 0 dollars as these were in my crafting stash.

Next I added a little Halloween tag to each
courtesy of
Cost 0 dollars.

Here they are in the cups, under the cloches,
displayed on the hutch,
Cost 0 dollars.

Love the simple uncluttered look.


And for one last Dollar Store Craft.
I purchased a 10 inch grapevine wreath.
Cost 1 dollar.
A garland vine of leaves.
Cost 1 dollar.

Wrapped the vine around the wreath.

Added a little sign repainted from my stash and a few leaves I had on hand.
Cost 0 dollars.
Total cost 2 dollars to complete.
You could add anything you have on hand if you don't paint.
A graphic glued to a piece of wood,
a bow, or maybe a few pumpkin picks.

Here's where I placed my rainy day craft.

These ideas from items purchased from the Dollar stores
are great craft projects for the kids too.
Fun to do on a rainy afternoon.
Great for us big kids too!!

Have you created any rainy day crafts lately?
Have fun.

Thank you for stopping by and your comments.
See you soon.

Happy Creating!
Celestina Marie


Dianna said...

Celeste, you have the most creative of minds! You make me want to go get my autumn decorations out. That shall be tomorrow's goal. Once I have them out, I will see if I need anything else. If I do, I will definitely head to the Dollar Store! :) Thank you for sharing what you created from our Dollar Store finds and things from your craft stash! They are beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your pumpkins are so pretty, Celeste. I love those dollar store pumpkins and have used them myself in crafts. I've also got a bunch of those leaf bunches that I just stuck in a pitcher this year. Last year I used them in my booth as decoration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste, I love these ideas. Very colorful for Autumn.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I keep telling you you're a genius because you ARE!! These little pumpkins are so sweet Celeste. I've got to take a trip to the dollar store and get my glitter on!

Your home looks like a big treasure box! Hope you're not in any flooding threats. Stay safe!

Love & blessings, Edie

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your creative alterations and upcycling idea, and the final effect is fantastic. The Euro store here is one of my fave sources of decorations, I often take vines apart and use the leaves etc on other projects, much cheaper than buying the always so expensive card toppers etc! Enjoy your fall season! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Celeste, you found some great items at the Dollar Store! You turned them into treasures! I love your idea of placing the pumpkins in a tea cup and then under a cloche! The wreath is so bright and the sign is a perfect accent for it. You have been busy! I love these ideas!

Sola Scriptura said...

I had to chuckle as I read this. I just came home from the pound store (and had bought some new crafts to work on). It's a rainy day here which is perfect for crafting.
Your pumpkins and wreath are gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Deares Celeste, you are so creative! I love that you took inexpensive items and transformed them into something beautiful that all of us can do :)

I simply love the pumpkins especially in the tea cup.

Thank you for sharing yourself with us. Enjoy your day!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute.

Junkchiccottage said...

Your dollar store pumpkins look like a million bucks!
What a great transformation. So cute.

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Just beautiful. No one would ever know the decorations started at the $1-Store. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste
I love your autumn and Halloween decorations! It looks wonderful and nobody would see, that most of the things have cost only one dollar... really wonderful!
HAppy rest of the week,
Love and hugs and blessings,

Jan Hermann said...

WOW, another beautiful creation! Love what you did with the Pumpkins in the Blue Willow Cups!

Cynthia said...

Celeste love your pumpkin transformations. The tags are adorable and you added such great detail. I have to find a dollar store near our new house. Haven't gotten to that or fall yet, LOL.


1CardCreator said...

Your little pumpkins are priceless Celeste, they look gorgeous! Beautiful wreath too, I am a huge fan of my Dollar Treasure. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Mari said...

Celeste your little pumpkins and wreath from the dollar store turned out beautiful ;-) love the touch of gold glitter and the sweet tags....just beautiful and who can't love the


Art and Sand said...

Such cute decor.

I am not doing any fall decor because it feels like summer here, but I am gathering Halloween ideas. Thanks for some inspiration!

LJS said...

Celestina, I love your genius creativity. It is fun to come home from a trip and see all your hard work.
Love, Mr.LJS

Deborah Montgomery said...

Celeste, I love how you show us how to take something from the dollar store and upcycle it into something really beautiful. And you've given me another idea for my teacups!
p.s. I love to see a comment from your husband, so, so sweet!

Alessandra said...

Very lovely, especially the wreath. It's so a nice welcome for fall.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE your rainy day agenda, dear Celeste! This reminds me of the good old school days in "grammar" school (oh my, am I old or what!) when it would rain hard and we stayed in from recess and would craft in the classroom.

It is colorful here now, orange and yellow trees....but it is warm, so I can't feel the fall yet, but I want to! But when I do, I am taking your idea of adding tags to my little white pumpkins that I will place either under a cloche or in a wooden bowl. Oh the ideas! Thank you dear friend! Anita

Debbie Harris said...

Celestina, your creativity just amazes me! Why, that is something so sweet and simple.
I find I need to slow down long enough to put my thinking cap on and get creative. You have me thinking...
As always, this is a beautiful place to visit.
Sweet blessings to you.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

A perfect way to spend a rainy day! I really don't know how we survived before the Dollar store. I love your little pumpkin makeovers. Beautiful! Especially under the cloches. The grapevine wreath is such a great project. Love the prices!! Have a great evening :-)

Createology said...

You dear are proof positive that decor and design is not about how much money is spent but how time and grace and talent make a home beautiful and special. Lovely Autumn touches you have created and displayed. The little pumpkins in teacups under cloches is precious. Creative Autumn Bliss...


Who doesn't love decorating for dollars! Pretty creations from the dollar store. Little touches add so much!

Anonymous said...

I love the Dollar Store (Dollar Tree, in my neck of the woods). I was just there yesterday and came home with some burgundy-colored bowls and plates...perfect for fall.

Your decorations look great. I love what you created.

That corner cabinet is to die for, by the way!


cynthia lee designs said...

Love your dollar store pumpkins after you worked your magic on them...they are beautiful!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

You have such a creative soul, I love how you embellish a plain dollar store item and make it sensationally the perfect fall decoration! I love the glitter accents. Your home reflects creativity and warmth, I always look forward to a visit to your posts.

Julie Marie said...

LOVE those pumpkins Celeste!... that color is gorgeous and they look so pretty in your vintage Blue Willow... your wreath is beautiful too... I finally found some old corks and am going to try to make one of your cork pumpkins!... happy Fall decorating and crafting to you!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina marie, I wish I had some dollar stores here,too- well I kind of have...but they are not having such wonderful items as you have in US.
Your pumpkins looks fantastic after you did a little magic , so wonderful with the added glitter too- and the most amazing display under the cloches !! The wreath is wonderful, too, dear.
I wish you a happy weekend.
Dorthe, oxo

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hello Old Friend...

I just had to come to see you now that my life is more in order. I'm so happy to see your name and take in all your beautiful creations.

You are so gifted.


Debbie said...

Such pretty decorations for Fall, Celestina. You are so creative!
Thank you for sharing such sweet ideas.

farmhouse-story said...

hi celeste!
your pumpkins are so cute--love the tags you've added:) a $2 fall wreath is just amazing! it looks perfect on the window!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Amazing! You are a genius! laurie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..