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[13 May 2013 | 6 Comments | 4,310 views]
Tutorial: Crocheted Bandanna Flip-Flops

I love my flip-flops, but I must have comfort in addition to the convenience of slip-on summer shoes. My solution? To crochet a cute and comfortable cushion around the straps with a dollar store bandanna. This project is quick and easy, and only uses one simple crochet stitch that anyone can do.
Project Materials:

A pair of flip-flops, $1
One bandanna, $1
A crochet hook (I used a US …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Party Crafts »

[21 May 2010 | 6 Comments | 11,629 views]
Make a Bandanna Tablecloth

Bandannas have been showing up at my dollar store lately, in two-packs, but they’ve always been cheap even when they weren’t available at the dollar store. You can usually find them for a dollar per bandanna at your local big-box retailer, and the blue store carries traditional bandannas as well as some in fashion prints and colors. Anneliese at Aesthetic Nest has a great bandanna …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, From Our Readers, Headline, Kids »

[21 Jun 2009 | 12 Comments | 20,373 views]
Make a Bandanna Quilt

Make a quilt in an hour or so by using readymade bandannas as squares! This would be a great outdoor or picnic quilt, or a cute covering for a tween’s bed (in their favorite alternating colors). Made by Mrs. D. Lightful, and found by U Create. [click here for instructions] [updated: new instructions because old link doesn't work now]
Notes on materials: for batting, you can …

$5 and Under, Accessories, cheap crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[2 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 2,803 views]
Make a Bandanna Apron

Martha always comes up with the best ideas (or at least her well-paid team of highly creative geniuses does!). This one looks so cute: a bandanna apron. It’s also extremely simple. Even if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of sewing, you should be able to pull this one off! If you’re going dollar store pure on this, you might need to sub ribbon for the …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline, Kids, Wearable Crafts »

[24 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | 31,773 views]
Make a Bandanna Dress

Tanya at Trey and Lucy posted this ADORABLE bandanna dress for a toddler that only takes 15 minutes to make and costs less than $5. (You have to click on the link just to see her adorable daughter Lucy modeling it! So precious!) We haven’t done a lot with bandannas on Dollar Store Crafts,  but they are another one of my favorite instant-gratification materials to …

Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[27 May 2013 | 7 Comments | 122,722 views]
14 Things to Do with a Pair of Flip Flops

We recently celebrated Flip Flop Week here at DSC and shared a whole bunch of awesome ways you can redo and personalize your own inexpensive summer footwear.  To make sure you didn’t miss any of our great ideas, and to share a few new ones we’ve found in the meantime, we put together a roundup of 14 things you can do with a pair of …

$1 and Free, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[2 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 4,157 views]
Make a Bandana Apron

One of my favorite spring finds at the dollar store is the assortment of bright bandanas. When you mix that with an apron obsession and a love for quick crafts, I was ripe for falling in love with this project from Ashley Ann at Under the Sycamore. This project is super easy – making it great for kids groups or otherwise beginning crafters. [how to make a …

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[21 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 3,025 views]
Make a Hobo Bag from a Bandana

The bandannas at the dollar store come in so many fun bright colors that they inevitably end up in my shopping cart even when I’m not sure what I’d going to do with them. This hobo bag from Crafty Leslie is super cute and easy to do. Make one for yourself or use it to teach older kids to sew. Either way, you definitely have …

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[13 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | 13,381 views]
Dollar Scores 3: Shopping With Breanna

Recently, I told you that I met up with Breanna, a DSC fan, for a day of Dollar Store Craft shopping at Dollar Tree. She shared a great 15 second tutorial for making cool glass pedestal apothecary jars. I made another video that shows some of the things we found on our trip. If you aren’t a video watcher, I rounded up the highlights from …

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[7 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,961 views]
Make a Scarf & Safety Pin Tank Top

Back in high school, I had a crafty friend who would tie together a few bandannas and make a cute halter top for sunbathing summer days. I have never been that brave, but I’ve always admired the ingenuity! …love Maegan has come up with a fashion-forward twist on the old bandanna top by creating a silk scarf and safety pin top that is inspired by …