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[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 334 views]
Make an Oversized Paper Holly and Berries Garland

A large, fancy garland doesn’t get much more affordable than this – because it’s made out of paper!  Brittany from The House That Lars Built assembled it with some clever cutting and folding.  To get the curved leaves she used paper that came on a roll – if you are using flat paper you could curl it around a tube to get the same effect, or …

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 348 views]
Tutorial: Pine Cone Wreath

Our DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, has been busy busy busy making her holiday decorations, and sharing her how-tos with us along the way!   Today she shares the instructions for this fabulous pine cone wreath.  This was a huge hit with the community, so we are really excited that she provided the instructions!  If you have access to pine cones and you own a …

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[19 Nov 2014 | 3 Comments | 571 views]
Tutorial: Nail Polish Marbled Ornaments

You’ve probably seen a marbled manicure before – they’re all over Pinterest – but did you know that you can also use the same technique to give a marbled finish to nearly anything? True story! I decided to try marbling some dollar store ornaments, with varying degrees of success. Watch the video below to see my attempts (bloopers included!), or keep scrolling to read more …

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[9 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,312 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[2 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 697 views]
Make Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Now that Halloween has passed, retailers are sure to take a hard turn toward Christmas.  And as much as I love Christmas, that makes me sad because I also really love Thanksgiving!  So does Amanda from Crafts By Amanda, who used recycled cardboard tubes to make these Pilgrim-inspired napkin rings!  They’re as easy as they are cute, and chances are you already have everything you …

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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 381 views]
Make a Pom Pom Hand Towel

Though they can sometimes be impractical, I have always loved decorative towels.  My grandma always called them “guest towels”, which I never found to be a very good name because when we came to her house as guests we weren’t allowed to use them – they would be on the rack in front of plain towels, and we were to dry our hands on those, …

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[29 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,191 views]
Tutorial:  Cheap and Easy Ribbon Organizer

Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!  I have so many spools that they were starting to take over my craft studio.  Do you have an excess of ribbon that you need to tame?  See how I used materials that I had laying around to create super easy, really quick racks to contain mt collection!  It’s also much more organized now, with everything in plain view on …

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[25 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 4,530 views]
Make Melted Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are a classic, and their color scheme lends itself well to the holidays.  Shae from Hello Homebody recognized that potential and melted a handful of candies into these fun ornaments!  While red and white is the most common color combo for these candies, they also come in green and white.  You could also experiment with other candies, using cinnamon candies to make solid …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 662 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[20 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 676 views]
Make a Fake Tattoo Sleeve

You’ve probably seen the fake tattoo sleeves that they sell at the dollar store – but what if your costume requires specific tattoos?  If you have a need for custom fake tattoo sleeves in order to play a particular character, check out this tutorial from Laura at Is Laura.  The tutorial is in Italian, but the photos will walk you through it and you can …