Well that was a mouthful. Anyway, I have found my new FAVORITE item at the Dollar Store!!!!!! It's this:
And no, its not because I like to run the rake through the sand and it brings me a feeling like I'm in an asian garden somewhere relaxing. Its because the base of this garden can be used for a million different things and I snatched up a dozen of them to play with! First on my agenda was a Valentines sign. So, I took the base and poured a good amount of modge podge inside, and then I dumped in a heap load of sequins. This is how it looked while drying (I realize it looks white, but remember the magic of modge podge is that it dries clear!
After it was all dry and snazzy and blingy, I got out some white chipboard letters. I drew a fun little zebra pattern on them with a permanent marker and used some hot glue to attach them and just like that I had a sexy little sign that only cost me $1!
I also love the versatility of using the XOXO, because I can stand this sign horizontally or vertically and the letters read the same!!! So what do you think? A little bit of bling, a little bit of zebra, and a whole lotta cheap, I am in LOVEEEEEEEEEEE :)