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[25 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 391 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 | No Comment | 554 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]

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[8 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 513 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 …

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[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Push Light Makeover | 440 views]
Dollar Store Push Light Makeover

You’ve probably seen the push lights that Dollar Tree carries – they are cute, but plain. So Megan at Homemade Ginger decided to give hers a little more personality! Using her techniques with different colors and patterns, there are so many possibilities for dressing up these little lights. How will you decorate yours? [dollar store push light makeover directions]
Project estimate:

Push light, $1
Masking tape, on hand …

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[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make No Sew Felt Crowns | 307 views]
Make No Sew Felt Crowns

These fabric crowns are such a simple no-sew project that your little princes and princesses can create their own with minimal assistance! Jess at Let’s Do Something Crafty shares just how easy it is to whip these up yourself! It’s a great way to use up random odds and ends of supplies – put out a pile of embellishments and let your littles go wild! …

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[28 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign | 280 views]
Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign

So, you found this great piece of wood that someone else was throwing away… What can you do with it? One fun option is to turn it into a sign, like this one from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors! This project is super simple, totally customizable, and looks like it came from a cute little boutique. Make one with your family name, an “eat” sign …

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[25 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make Paper Cookies | 160 views]
Make Paper Cookies

No tea party is complete without some treats, right? That’s why you need these paper cookies from Kate at The Craft Train! “Bake” them up once and nibble on them over and over. These would also be great for your favorite little baker to have in their play kitchen, or for any kid who loves both sweets and imaginative play!

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[23 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | 629 views]
Make a Toilet Paper Easter Bunny

I’ll admit it: when this post from Diane of Homan at Home popped up in my RSS reader, I did a quick double-take, and then clicked out of a combination of equal parts amusement and curiosity. I mean, an Easter Bunny centerpiece made out of a roll of TP? It’s kinda brilliant, and pretty hilarious. She even provides a printable of the ears and nose, …

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[21 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make an Easter Egg Wreath | 295 views]
Make an Easter Egg Wreath

We’ve seen several takes on the Easer egg wreath over the years, and we particularly love the design of this one! Haeley from Design Improvised designed it for Oriental Trading Company (which is kind of like the dollar store of the catalog world). Choose all of your elements in a matching color scheme to give it a classier, more sophisticated look.

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[18 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Twig Bird’s Nest | 560 views]
Make a Twig Bird’s Nest

Bird’s nests make wonderful elements in spring decor. Did you know that you can make your own out of twigs? Check out this sweet project from Jess at Make and Do Crew! The instructions call for your twigs to be as green as possible, so if you have some pruning on your upcoming to-do list, you may want to save some of those clippings so you can …