Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hump day the Dollar store way.........

Today, I'm gonna be makin' some magic with these:

It started with the candle holder, as I mentioned previously, we're in the midst of fertility treatments so the theme of my year is "hope" as soon as I saw the candle holder, I knew it must be incorporated! Then, I found the frame and I liked it because the frame itself is about an inch thick, but the glass is all the way at the back and I thought the recessed frame would give the cross more dimension. So, to start, I snapped the cross off of the candle holder. Mine snapped right off, but be careful, cuz I don't want anyone getting cut up!!! Then all I did was pick some card stock for the background. And of COURSE I picked red!!!!!!! Black frame, black and white knew where this was heading...

After I got the background in, I simply hot glued the cross to the OUTSIDE of the glass of the frame, and then I took some black ribbon and made a little bow for the bottom. I absolutely love it. The cross has 3 scriptures on it, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 31:24, and Hebrews 10:23. All 3 are very encouraging and inspiring. I think I'll be hanging this above my coffee pot so it'll be the first thing I see in the morning :)


  1. What a wonderful idea! And, I HOPE all goes well with the fertility treatments - I'll keep y'all in my prayers!

  2. I couldn't wait to see the craft for today and I was soooo surprised! It's such a small world these days..."Hope" is my friend's theme word this year also as she is going through a difficult time with an adult son. I made a hope plaque for her and shared it on my first few blog posts! If you have a minute drop by and take a peek:
    Yours is beautiful! Love the red background. I would never have thought of using the candle that way. You are very creative!
    I am going to $Tree this morning, I'll have to pick up a couple of those frames if they have any!

  3. Beautiful!!! Love how you put things together! My new blog theme is 'think outside of the box' and you sure do that!

  4. Wow, that is so pretty. I never would have thought to take the cross off the candleholder:) Most of my crafts are for my garden and I use a lot of stuff from the Dollar Tree too.

  5. Very cool! We went through many fertility fertility treatments as well (we ended up adopting) so I know what you are going through! I love those verses! You are in my thought and prayers as your go through this year! : )

  6. I am sure I have mentioned my love for the Dollar store - but oh, how I love the Dollar store! Thanks for linking up your budget friendly project to Be Inspired today!


  7. How pretty- good luck with your fertility issues. I had those also and did IVF twice- I got two kids out of it. And although it was stressful, painful and emotionally draining I would do it again in a heartbeat. The two munckins are so worth it.