Friday, April 15, 2016

Earth Day Decor from the Dollar Store

Earth Day is next Friday.
Normally, I don't usually pay much attention to it, but this year, 
I thought I'd take advantage of the opportunity to turn some trash into treasure.
You know how that's always a chore for me;)

 How cute are these?
Believe it or not, I got everything to make them at the Dollar Tree.

I picked out three cans that had a vintage-y look.
I opened the cans, emptied the contents, then washed them up really well.
(I used one of those can openers that doesn't leave rough edges.
If you don't have one of those yet, you need to get one. They are awesome!)

Then I chose flowers to match. 
I think this project would be cute with real flowers, too.

For this one, I used a succulent.

I'm tickled with how they turned out.
I think it was six dollars well spent!

I would love to make some of these with vintage cans or even foreign cans.
The next time I drive by an ethnic grocery store, I may have to stop in
and check out their canned goods.
I'm thinking these- along with some vintage scales and spice containers-
 would make a nice addition to a kitchen themed wedding shower.

Here are some fun facts about Earth Day:
* it always falls on April 22
* it arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues
* the most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees

So if you're not up for planting a tree, maybe you want to make a cute floral arrangement.

 Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving 
and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him 
and bless His name.
Psalm 100:4


Deanies Stash said...

I think they are adorable! I love that they look like vintage cans. Great job!

xo Dianne

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this idea! So simple and cute! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza! Hope you're having a great weekend!