DIY $5 Elegant Dollar Store Centerpiece Tutorial

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You’d be surprised what you can find at the dollar store. I certainly was. I used to buy my florals only from Michaels or Craft Warehouse, resigned to the idea that you couldn’t get nice looking ones from dollar stores. I thought everything the dollar store sold was cheap looking and couldn’t be elegant. But after surfing Pinterest, I soon saw people creating very elegant looking decor from materials purchased at the dollar store. The one common thread, it seems, is when creating that “elegant-looking decor” from dollar stores, is there is some elbow grease required. They don’t offer “ready-made items” that look like they came out of  the pages of a Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel catalog. But that’s totally fine with me, because I love to get CRAFTY! And I’m even more proud of myself once I’ve “created” an item in my home, versus just buying it. Don’t you think?

So when a fun family get together came up, I thought this would be the perfect time to “exercise” my craftiness, and try out some dollar store decor! I set out to create centerpieces, that were simple, elegant, yet had a natural feel to them. I used some items I had on hand, mixed with only a couple of items from the dollar store, and VOILA~!! I had a beautiful centerpiece, that even I was shocked at how high-end it looked. And to add to it all, was the fact that I put it together in only a matter of minutes! Super simple and super easy!!! Who doesn’t love that, right???

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Elegant Dollar Store Dinner Party

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You’re probably thinking the words “elegant” and “dollar store” don’t belong in the same sentence, right? At least that’s what I thought, until perusing Pinterest and setting out to create an elegant dinner party on a dollar store budget! And although you won’t necessarily find items that can stand alongside Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.  All it takes is some imagination and a little DIY inspiration, and you’ll have a “Pottery Barn-Worthy” dinner party that looks like it came out of the pages of a magazine!!!

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Healthy, Baked Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast – Only 3 Ingredients!

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When you think of French Toast, what comes to mind? For me, its the delicious albeit unhealthy breakfast that you have to sit over the stove to cook. So if you are cooking this for a crowd, you won’t get any time visiting with anyone. And depending on how you fry it, the calories can really add up fast.

So it’s time for a recipe renovation!!! We’re changing up how you cook French Toast, along with some of the ingredients to reduce calories and infuse flavor~!!! And the product of this is my Healthy, Baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast!!! And it has become a staple in our home. I love that it packs more protein than standard pancakes, is super easy to make and super delicious! Definitely a winning combination!

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