If you have met me for five minutes, you know that I love a challenge.
Especially when it comes from the aisles of the dollar store.
My home away from home.
That’s why I was so excited when my friend Ashley asked me if I wanted to participate in the Mystery Box Challenge. She challenged five bloggers to go to Dollar Tree (the store where everything is a dollar). We would each spend $10 on 10 things and then mail our $10 box to one of the bloggers on the list.
Ashley from the Handmade Home
Annie from Zevy Joy
Melaine from My Sweet Savannah
Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane
To take the $10 worth of mystery items that we got in the mail and transform them into a coffee table display.
One that looked like we spent WAY more than $10.
My box came from Melaine.
Here’s what was inside.
A spool of polka dot ribbon
4 gold votives
2 gold mirrors
2 bags of rocks
A plastic bowl
What in the world is a blogger to do with this?
How can this pile of stuff be transformed into a fall coffee table display?
Good thing I had my crafting thinking cap on.
Because all this stuff? It’s sitting on my coffee table.
Except now it looks like this.
I spray painted and glued and twisted and turned and stacked my fall DIY dollar store decor.
And here’s how I did it.
I started with the mirrors.
They were too new looking.
So I created this vintage look to the mirror with Looking Glass Spray (affiliate link).
All you have to do is spray the spray paint on the glass and sprinkle water on the wet spray paint. The water pulls the spray paint apart and creates this vintage look to the mirror. It seriously took me a minute to create this look.
I then sprayed the rest of the mirrors with gold spray paint (affiliate link) to remove the black accents off the mirror.
Next, I took out the centers of the votives.
I hot-glued them together and then glued the mirror on top to create a pedestal.
I made these fun ribbon accents for the pumpkins with the rocks.
This was such an easy craft and I thought it added accent and color to the pumpkins.
All I did was glue the rocks to a 2″ ribbon and drape them over the pumpkin.
The plastic bowl?
I made it into a cloche.
Another easy dollar store project.
I just turned the bowl over.
Then I glued a crystal knob to the top of the bowl.
I found a plate that was slightly larger than the edge of the bowl and placed my new cloche on a wood pedestal.
I spray painted the ribbon gold and tucked it under the pumpkin.
Then I just styled everything in a basket on our coffee table.
Can you believe it?
This showed up at my house.
$10 from the dollar store.
A little glue.
A little paint.
A little repurposing and rearranging.
And it’s living its best life.
Right there on my coffee table.
Want to see more dollar store fall decor living large?
Stop by and see what these bloggers did with their mystery boxes.