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Holler Dollar: Fine Tip Black Pens

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

We are always on the hunt for the perfect writing pen and are happy to spend a few dollars here and there to try out new contenders.

We found these Ultrafine pens at the dollar tree, all three for one dollar!

boxwood clippings | hollar doller

 

The hunt is over for an awesome pen for only $.33!

Time to stock up!

Holler Dollar: Teeny Tiny Elastics

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

I have only one purpose in mind when doing my hair every day… to deter those little fingers from pulling it all day long.

Two little pieces pulled back with teeny tiny elastic does the trick nicely.

boxwood clippings | holler dollar

boxwood clippings | holler dollar

500 elastics for a dollar at the Dollar Tree is so much cheaper than anywhere else.

They will come in handy when Jane gets enough hair for pigtails too!

New Posterboard Abstract Artwork

Monday, August 10th, 2015

I love everything about abstract art. Simple, bold and graphic.

I’ve been eyeing several large pieces lately but they’ve been way out of my budget so I asked the artiste of the family, Sarah to create a copycat version.

Look what she whipped up!

boxwood clippings | abstract artwork

boxwood clippings | abstract artwork 2

You are never going to believe how little this cost to put together!

We used poster boards and brushes from the Dollar Tree,

basic black craft paint and these huge frames from Ikea that were $17.99 each (HERE)

Sarah literally brushed few strokes and we popped them into frames.

If you like the look of abstract art, spend five minutes and see what you can create!

Large Planters on Sale at Ikea

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

We cannot believe summer is drawing to a close and summer clearance is in full swing!

We picked up these large terracotta planters and plates for only $5.99 at Ikea!

boxwood clippings | large ikea plant pot

The perfect combo for our fiddle fig…run, don’t walk! They’re bound to be sold out soon.

Really Easy Birthday Card DIY

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Forgetting someone’s birthday is top on my list of pet-peeves.

It doesn’t take a lot to wish someone happiness on their special day, so I get really aggravated with myself if I haven’t sent out a little card.

Since birthday are an around-the-calender sort of thing, I’ve found it’s best to have a stock of them on hand to either pop in the mail, or in my purse to drop off.

.So here we go…my secret way to make 40 cards in about 1 hour!!!

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YOU WILL NEED:

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Blank cards and envelopes.  I use THESE.

A sheet of text (use my PDF HERE)

Ruler

Scissors

Glue

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HOW TO:

1. First, make sure you have the essentials. The Blank Cards can be found anywhere, look at craft stores or Target. Then you need to print off the text sheet on card stock. Personally, I never like to fight with my printer at home with card stock so I bring it into Fed Ex, it only costs about $.10/page if you bring your own card stock. No fuss, great quality…holler!!!

2. Cut the text sheet. First one cut vertical, and then horizontally so each “happy birthday” is cut individually!

3. Make the little flag by folding the word strip over a ruler and making a crease (pic below). It’s an over and back motion.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Use scissors to cut ends to look like flags.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

.The first few are a little fiddly, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!

4. Glue the flag onto card, by just gluing the flag tales either side. This gives a lovely 3D pop!

.boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Ta-Dah! That’s it!!!

This is the perfect project to squeeze in when the little ones are down for a nap.

Call a friend you need to catch up with and talk while getting your crafting on.

So fun. So Productive!

Oooooh, and I forgot to mention they cost about $.35 each…BOOM!!!