Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Three Dollar Decor

I am following up my $2 decor post from last week with this $3 decor post.


I found these little galvanized pots in a wire basket at my favorite consignment shop, The Second Act for $3. I'm sure they are not valuable or old, just cute.

The metal pots contained some faux flowers and foliage that had seen better days. I removed the old flowers that were hot glued inside the pots along with white styrofoam, moss, and a couple of rocks. This was the only tricky part. I tried to melt the glue with my hair dryer and white balls of styrofoam flew everywhere in my bathroom. Bad idea. I then tried rubbing alcohol which was supposed to loosen hot glue according to some internet tips. Not really. The only thing that worked was a soak in a pail of boiling water.


I still have a little glue and styrofoam to get out.



A couple hedge apples fit in the little buckets perfectly (so no one knows about the glue and styrofoam still inside). I added a tag and a chalkboard that I already had for my $3 decor.






In The Old Road
The Thrifty Groove




14 comments:

  1. so cute! Christmas ornament bulbs would be cute at Christmas time! A great deal for these, Jean

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  2. Now that was a good buy and you will get a lot use out of those.

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  3. love them, and you can come up with lots of ways to use them for each season of the year.

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  4. They are very cute and can be used in so many ways!!!

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  5. Love them!! They will be fun to decorate with for the different seasons.
    ~Cindy

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  6. Oh my, Carlene- You did get a good price on your buckets and holder, bu I think you will have a big job getting that icky glue residue out of those buckets~ good luck with that project! I love your hedge apples. There is a nearby park where I pick them up off the ground every fall. They add such great color to my fall decorating. Thanks for stopping by from WOW. ~ Sue

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  7. You have such a good eye. What a buy this was. It may have been a lot of trouble to get them cleaned up, but so worth it when you see how cute they look. laurie

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  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  9. hi Carlene ... just love the basket and buckets with the hedge apples. I plan to copy your decoration. I stopped by this house after Church on Sunday to ask permission to gather some, but no one home. Hedge apples all over the yard and I am sure they would have loved me to pick all of them. I did pick three up out of the street and will go back for more.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  10. The little pails are darling with the hedge apples inside! Love the bright green color, even for fall.

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  11. That's a cute little basket, I'm sure you'll have lots of seasonal fun with it-enjoy:@)

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  12. The set of pails and the carrier are wonderful finds! and you would never know the lovely glue issue was in there. I am always so surprised that people glue stuff into these kinds of things. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a great weekend!

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  13. What fantabulous finds! Good eye!
    xo,
    Shannon

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