Dollar Decor

Hue Harmony

These are some of the most popular paint colors for every room of your house.

Green - relieves stress and has calming effects, works for any room of the house

Blue - soothing and is known to suppress appetite, great for bedrooms

Violet - stimulates the part of the brain used for imagination, top pick for kids' rooms

Yellow - boosts mood and promotes focus, ideal for workspaces

Orange - welcoming and cheerful, pleasant color for foyer or entry space

Red - ignites passion and perks appetite, perfect for kitchens and dining rooms


Easy Enamel Bottles

Get these gorgeous enamel bottles in three simple steps. Perfect accents for any vanity or coffee table.

Pour a small amount of conditioner into bottle and swish around to coat inside. Drain excess conditioner into a dish to use on next bottle. Set bottle upside down on a plate or paper towel to dry.

Pour enamel paint into the bottles and do the same as step one.

Continue checking bottles for about an hour, cleaning excess enamel from the lip. Allow bottles to dry for 48 hours.

Throw Pillow Transformation

My sofa throw pillows are super ugly; they are in great shape but the fabric is so outdated. I came across this awesome little idea on All You Magazine's website to revamp those ugly pillows with a flick of the wrist.
Simply lay a scarf on the table, print side down, and place pillow diagonally in the center. Taking the two opposite corners of the scarf, tie and knot the scarf around the pillow. Repeat with the remaining two corners.

I think the best thing about this idea is that if something was spilled on the pillows, as those of us with children know happens to just about anything in the house, the scarf can be removed and just thrown into the wash much easier than a whole pillow.

Scalloped Felt Pillow
  • Cushion Pad
  • Felt
  • Compass
  • Pencil
  • Erasable fabric marking pen
  • Craft Paper
Draw a 12" square onto the craft paper and using the compass (a a glass, cookie cutter, or other round traceable item of the same dimension will do the trick) draw 4" semi-circles around the edges of the square with 3/4 circles at the corners. Cut out template.
Pin the template to the felt and trace with fabric pencil. Cut out felt.
Make a line across the template 2/3 down, cut on line, and discard the remaining 1/3 of the template. Use this to cut two pieces.
Overlap the two shorter pieces making a square and place over the top of the larger piece. Pin all the pieces together and sew the 12" square inside the scalloped edges.
Dampen and clean any markings from the fabric; insert pillow.

Now these directions make a pillow cover similar to a standard pillow sham. This would be another great, simple cover for those outdated throw pillows by, instead of using the 12" suggestion, measuring your own throw pillows to make the pattern.
Another suggestion, so that any batting or filler could be used opposed to a cushion pad, would be to make both sides the same, sew the pillow leaving a small opening to stuff, then finish sewing it up.



Fantastic Framing

Can't afford art? Anything can be put in a frame, such as images from calendars or magazines, pressed flowers, and wrapping paper. For holidays frames can be wrapped in festive paper.

These were done for my daughters nursery. The mobile was purchased as a craft kit from Walmart. Sorry about the glare I was still figuring out my camera :D


I'll say it again, just about anything can be framed for a quick and simple work of art. I found this project inside the September 24th, 2010 issue of "All You."


  • Salad or dessert plates
  • Frame
  • Foam core
  • Spray adhesive
  • Paper
Choose a plate and a frame at least twice as wide; choose either a glassless frame or remove the glass.
For the backing of the frame attach your desired color paper to a foam core using spray adhesive.
Choose a precut mat with an opening 4 to 6 inches larger than the diameter of the plate.
Alight the mat and foam core, and set into frame.
Attach plate to the backing with velcro.

 Tie-Dye Table Linens
Image from the Good Housekeeping website

I saw this in the August 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping. It's a great way to "rehab stained linens" and can be used for napkins, table clothes, runners, heck I think I might even try it with some old bed sheets.

  • Napkins or other fabric items
  • Tie-dye solution or other fabric dye
  • Rubber bands
  • Bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Material to cover work area (garbage bags, cardboard boxes, ect.)

Wash linens to remove and fresh stains and dirt; let dry.

Cover work area to prevent staining. Mix dye according to product directions in bowl.

Using the rubber bands create design on fabric, such as pinching fabric in and closing with rubber band to create circles.

Submerge cloth into the dye, let dye seep fulling into fabric, and remove from bowl.

Wrap linens in plastic wrap and let dry overnight. Once dry remove the bands, rinse with cold water until the water runs clear, then wash and dry according to dye instructions.


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