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Sunday, May 19, 2013

The DOLLAR TREE Seasonal Decor Party

May 20th sneaked up  on me and I didn't even realize it was the 20th today.....
and I want to wish my beautiful daughter, 
STACY and JENT
a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 24TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
She has been sick the last few days and when she is feeling like it,
I will make her an ANNIVERSARY PIE.
We love you to the moon and back....
XOXOXO






FUN...FUN...FUN...




HI, EVERYONE....
    There's LOTS OF GREAT PARTIES going on today...

 Ever so often, your friend and mine, DEBBIE DOO, along with
        FOX HOLLOW,
              hosts a crafting party

that's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

I try my best to play in ALL her parties..even tho crafting is HARD for me.
(I have to depend on glue, safety pins and lots of cups of COFFEE...SOMEtimes a glass or two of WINE helps me out A LOT..:)

  (I joined in with their CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE and it was sooo fun.)


 For THIS Seasonal Decor Party, I started with a clear, plastic, round TRAY.....$1.00...

 ...a darling little metal GECKO
and, since I have a FETISH about cute GIFT BAGS,
I chose the one above because I am going to make
myself an 

AWESOME POOL TRAY
*
BECAUSE...
if you remember,
THIS incredible swimming pool
is right outside my future dining room,

and I thought a cute POOL SIDE TRAY
was in order.


Sooo, this little clear plastic tray needed a coat of WATERMELON

and it would be on it's way to
C.U.T.E.

(Debbie's the one who told us about
WATERMELON SPRAY PAINT....)

Lovin' the pink color...
lookin' so much like a good ripe watermelon, I could just LICK it....!

I cut the cute gift bag and MOD PODGED it on the PINKNESS...
hot glued the little GECKO onto  the side....
Yes, ma'am....just to add AMAZING to that little cheap tray.

Uh...Oh...
did I get waaay too much podge on it ...???

 
ahhhh....look at that...
just as smooth as a baby's butt bottom...:)


 I'm lovin' my $3.00 tray...
TRAY....$1
GECKO...$1
GIFT BAG...$1

Already had paint and mod podge..

I WISH I had some of the CRAFT SCISSORS that make really pretty edges...
but, I don't ...
will put those on my "I WANT THAT" list.


 AND.....I am so SOOO ready for summertime...
water....
flip flops
sunglasses
SUN BLOCK
ice cream...

I'd love to be sitting in that chair, on that cute little rug,
beneath that colorful  umbrella....
RELAXING with a delicious, cold drink. 
 
With the tools of today...HOT GLUE GUNS...MOD PODGE....
 one who is NOT crafty can now participate in 

CRAFT PARTIES in BLOGLAND
and actually make something that one MIGHT consider a CRAFT.



I'll show you how I am already using my 
GECKO TRAY
.....maybe tomorrow.


OK....OK...
here's a hint.....
 XO XOXO
bj

Hey, ladies....it is NOT too late to join in the fun....
Make yourself something cute.....
something simple...
something that makes you smile and....
link it up at 
DEBBIE DOO'S.     


...a really fun project...

p.s.   I just HAD to add this cute comment...

" You did a great job on your tray, bj. Love the watermelon color. You are more creative than you think or you had a lot of wine for this project! :)"

~Emily
The French Hutch
***
I am NOT creative, Emily....
so you can take it from there.....hahhaaaaha



 

ALSO LINKING WITH:

39 comments:

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Looks terrific, BJ! Just like your granddaughters!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

So cute. I haven't been to the Dollar Tree in so long. Need to go, but doctor's are wearing this old girl out a bit. Maybe next week!

Michelle said...

That came out just darling!

Linda said...

I never would have thought about painting the tray! Perfect tray for your perfect pool!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness, you're too much! This is just darling. I'm loving seeing your beautiful prom granddaughters. They're beautiful like their grandmother.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tray looks great BJ! Glad to see you're using it already too-enjoy:@)

The French Hutch said...

You did a great job on your tray bj. Love the watermelon color. You are more creative than you think or you had a lot of wine for this project! :)

~Emily
The French Hutch

Monkey At A Typewriter said...

I agree that it is easier than ever to be creative. And it helps keep the old synapses firing! Creative people always seem to be more alive, or just enjoy life more.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Well, isn't that the cutest little pool tray EVER? And it looks like you ARE crafty afterall! Love it and well done!

Debbie

Vee said...

Cute...love that watermelon color and the gecko...too much fun!

Carol Stebner said...

Very, very cute, BJ, and that tray is pretty cute, too! LOL!

Audrey said...

Well bj ... that is so cute and will be a lot of fun for parties around the pool. You are so talented and think of happy, fun and colorful things to make. Love the gecko. Need to go check out the $ Store.
hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Jackie said...

Very cute BJ and just perfect for those lazy summer days around the pool.

God Bless.

Debbie said...

I forgot about Debbie's party!! Shucks and phooey. I love your tray. It has the perfect amount of
Ca-yute for a Debbie party, too!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

BJ, that turned out so cute! Perfect tray for your pool side drinks!

Debbiedoo's said...

Grinning from ear to ear my friend. I love that spray paint color and have used it before for a few projects myself. Looks awesome. You are craftier than you ever thought and I thank you always for your inspiring and sharing with us! Cheers my friend.XO

Beverly said...

BJ, look at what you created. Love it! Love you!

Madeline's Album said...

Your tray is just darling Bj. You have a great knack for decorating and crafting. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Linda Primmer said...

So very cute and creative. One never knows what the dollar tree has. Spray paint is the bomb!

Kim Hood said...

Love it to pieces! You are very creative and fun. Wish I could hang out at the pool with you sometime. ;-) Thanks for the inspiration!
His blessings!
Kim @ Curtain Queen

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love that pink color on your tray and so perfect for the pool. Going to try it.

Rettabug said...

I would have never thought to do that, BJ!! It turned out GREAT!!

I have a metal tray that was my DH's ex-wife's & I HATE IT!!! It is great for carrying drinks to & from the gazebo & hot tub & I'm too thrifty to throw it out. I think I'm going to spray paint it & do something pretty that appeals to me...make it my own.

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Hugs,
Rett

SmilingSally said...

Ah, so you're both a closet crafter AND a closet drinker!

Thanks for playing.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

PS Have Mr. Sweet make a base for it and place it beside your lounge.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You are very clever! I love the watermelon color.

The prom girls look so beautiful in their special dresses!

Julie said...

Wow, I wish I was that talented. I can barely snap the lid on Tupperware....

Laurie Ritchey said...

First, the prom girls are all so pretty. All 3 of them selected beautiful prom dresses. Second, your tray is adorable. laurie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This turned out so cute bj!! I am so ready for some pool weather! Hoping next weekend is good for a great Memorial day cookout with my friends who have a great pool.

hugs,
Linda

LV said...

I have never gotten into crafts. However, I do enjoy seeing what others create. You did a great on your tray. Now, if you could just get moved and enjoy all these goodies.

Karen said...

Love your try, you are very creative and crafty!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I love the color of the tray and the gecko is pretty cute, too. :) Visiting from Debbie Doos!

Jeanne said...

I love your new look on your Blog. It looks great. So are your beautiful prom girls. Love the tray. So cute and colorful. But the POOL looked so inviting. Lucky you. I also love your new photo in white.You look beautiful. I mean it.

Happy days my dear sister friend.
xo, Jeanne

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I never craft anymore. The most creative thing I do is my little Fairy garden..I think I burned out on crafting a LONG time ago.
I'll just watch all of you create. Is that ok?? 'sides..I don't have a pool! PH jackhammered it up years ago. Can you imagine anyone doing that?? All that money and then dumped it in on itself. Always a day late and a pool short!!! :(

Brandi said...

Emily's comment was really funny! You are more creative than you think. Your tray looks great.

Maria Elena said...

BJ, love, love your tray! What a wonderful idea and you really did an awesome job putting it together. Love the color! Enjoy it by your pool! You know I am a little "green"! LOL

Theresa said...

That is TOO cute:) Thanks for sharing the idea with me:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Irene said...

BJ I would call that "CHILLAXING!" not relaxing. I got my swim suit ready. LOL

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

another cute idea, you clever gal!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

BJ,
Sorry it took me so long to come and visit.... I love your cute tray!! So Whimsical!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting.. I did do a separate post for Deb's Dollar Tree Party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

BeColorful said...

Totally fun. I like the idea of breaking out and adding a dimensional embellishment. So whimsical. Thanks for linking up this week.
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