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DIY Dollar Tree Crafts: Farmhouse Home Decor

A Dollar Store frame and some kids clay transform into an elegant piece of home decor!
Author: Beth Kingston

Materials

  • Picture Frame, 5” by 7” – Dollar Store
  • Bird’s Nest – Dollar Store
  • Crayola Model Magic in White – Dollar Tree (can also find it on Amazon)
  • Letter Stickers, Black – Dollar Store
  • Decorative Paper, Weathered Wood – Dollar Store
  • Lace Scraps
  • Craft Paint – Robins Egg Blue, Dark Brown
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Instructions

  • Open Model Magic and create three eggs that will fit into the nest. Set aside for 24 hours to dry. TIP:  Wrap up excess Model Magic in a plastic bag to store.
  • Remove the glass and backer from the frame. Rough up the plastic frame with sandpaper, then basecoat with dark brown craft paint. Set aside to dry.
    Dry brush robins egg blue paint all over frame, leaving some of the dark brown peeking through. 
    Paint air-dry clay eggs with robins egg blue paint. Set aside to dry.
  • Measure and cut weathered wood decorative paper to fit inside frame. 
    Add letter stickers at bottom to spell NEST.  Measure and cut a scrap of lace trim and glue to decorative paper above the word NEST.
  • Place eggs on a paper towel, load paint brush with dark brown craft paint and then speckle the eggs by running your thumb across the bristles.  Set aside to dry.
  • Glue several scraps of lace inside bottom of the nest and then secure the eggs in the nest on top of the lace.
  • Place decorative paper and backer inside the picture frame.  To finish, attach completed birds’ nest to the decorative paper with the glue gun and glue sticks.