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[23 May 2016 | No Comment | 62 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[18 May 2016 | No Comment | 148 views]
How to Make Your First Art Journal Page

I am completely in love with art journaling! I have been sharing my art journal adventures with you lately, starting with my Dollar Store Art Journal Supplies Finds, and then How to Make an Art Journal from a Dollar Store Notebook. Now I want YOU to join me too! I know starting something new can be intimidating, which is why I am walking you through …

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[17 May 2016 | No Comment | 180 views]
Make a Recycled Fabric Twine Planter

I love busting my stash, and this Recycled Fabric Twine planter looks like a fine way to use up some fabric scraps! Don’t you just love the recycled fabric twine used in this project? Find out how to turn the twine into an eye-catching planter over at My Poppet Makes. [recycled fabric twine planter]
Project Materials:

Plastic food container or plant pot, on hand or $1
Handmade scrap …

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[13 May 2016 | No Comment | 346 views]
Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters

Watermelons are one of our favorite summer motifs! So it’s not surprising that we love these watermelon coasters by Jessica at Young At Heart Mommy, who painted the design onto slices of wood. If you have a tree branch and a saw, you can make your own slices, or you can find them fairly inexpensively at most craft stores or online. You can even use …

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[11 May 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap | 575 views]
Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap

Art Journaling is an art/craft that has become very popular, and for good reason! An art journal can be anything you want it to be – part sketchbook, part diary, and throw a little scrapbooking in there. You just need a journal and some way to mark in it to get started, but I went shopping at the dollar store for art journaling supplies, and …

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[9 May 2016 | One Comment | 360 views]
Make a Geometric Desk Container

Geometric patterns are all the rage in decor these days. Want to get in on the action? Over at Drawn to DIY you can find the instructions for this cute grid desk caddy. Believe it or not, this started out as a dollar store suet bird feeder! The post also includes a couple of other clever ideas for different ways to make over the same …

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[6 May 2016 | One Comment | 963 views]
Make Clothespin Trivets

Am I the only one who has an overabundance of clothespins around my house? I bought a giant package of them a few years ago and I think it turned out to be a lifetime supply! They’re great for crafting because they are so readily available on the cheap. What can you do with them? Well, Allison from Dream A Little Bigger used some to …

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[25 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 622 views]
Make Pinata Slippers

Give new life to a pair of boring slippers with a fun and funky pinata makeover! Amy at Cozy Reverie used a pair of dollar store slippers and a little felt for a fun and funky touch for her Pinata Day outfit – but if you are a pinata lover, you don’t need a special occasion to wear them! They’re also great for wearing to …

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[19 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans | 912 views]
3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans

Don’t recycle your cans, reuse them! These charming ideas take cans destined for the recycling bin and transform them into adorable decorations that are perfect for Mother’s Day, party or wedding decorations, or hostess gifts. Find instructions for all three crafts in my article at eBay: [recycled can crafts]

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[8 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 623 views]
Make Perler Bead Butterflies

As a child of the 80s, perler beads will always hold a very special place in my crafty heart. Over at Room to Grow, see how you can use a heart-shaped perler bead pattern and a wooden clothespin to make these cute butterflies that are the perfect project for spring! You could even make a whole collection of them and string them ¬†up as a …