Dollar Store Decor

The hosts show you how to create useful and beautiful décor using items from the dollar store.

Episode: Dining on A Dime

Jeff Mauro makes a Cheese Shaker Vase, Katie Lee makes a Cinnamon Stick Candle, and Sunny Anderson makes a Clothespin Trivet, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Cheese Shaker Flower Vase

What you'll need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Cheese shaker
  • Yarn in various colors
  • Carnations

How to:

  1. Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of a cheese shaker and attach the end of one color of yarn.
  2. Wrap the yarn around the shaker about 8 times, then slide down to create your first color block layer.
  3. Add another dot of glue to the shaker to attach the end of another color of yarn to the shaker.
  4. Continue the pattern with different colors until the entire shaker is covered.
  5. Screw on the lid and add flowers to each hole.

Jeff Mauro makes a Cheese Shaker Vase, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Cinnamon Candle

What you'll need:

  • Carpet tape
  • Candle
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Twine

How to:

  1. Wrap carpet tape around a candle until the ends overlap.
  2. Peel off the carpet tape wrapper and stick the flat side of the cinnamon sticks all the way around the candle.
  3. Wrap twine around the candle and tie into a bow.

Katie Lee makes a Cinnamon Stick Candle, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Clothespin Trivet

What you'll need:

  • Pack of clothespins
  • Wood glue
  • Paint

How to:

  1. Pull apart the clothespins, removing the metal wire.
  2. Glue the backsides of 2 clothespins together, continuing this process with about 25 to 35 clothespins.
  3. Glue 6 clothespin pieces together to form quadrants.
  4. Glue the quadrants together to form a circle and fill in any spaces with spare clothespins.
  5. Allow the glue to dry for about 30 minutes.
  6. Paint the entire trivet any color and leave to dry before using.

Sunny Anderson makes a Clothespin Trivet, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

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