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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 233 views]
Tutorial: Fairy Dust Necklace

Project estimate:

Bottled nail art glitter, $1
Elastic cord, on hand or $1
Glue (optional), on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Cut a length of colored elastic cord.

Thread the cord through the top of a mini bottle of nail art glitter.

Tie a knot in the cord to secure.

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[2 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 447 views]
Make Upcycled Plastic Bottle Organizers

Whether you need to organize your desk, your craft studio, or your bathroom vanity, there are a ton of ways you could incorporate these fun, colorful containers!  Courtney from A Little Craft In Your Day made these out of colorful plastic bottles from the dollar store.  They’re an inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your space in a practical, functional manner.  [how to make …

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[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,105 views]
Tutorial:  Bath Time Soap Animals

I got the inspiration for this craft watching Shark Tank. The creators were looking for investors. They now sell for $14.95 and work about the same way as the ones I created.

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 207 views]
Make a Dress Up Crown from Old Jeans

What do you do when you have worn out a pair of jeans? If you’re like me, you put them in a basket for future crafting purposes . If you’re even more like me, you might have a few pairs in that basket but no solid plan, ahem. Clean out your scrap basket by turning old denim and scraps into this cute play crown from Creative …

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[16 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 533 views]
Tutorial: Enameled Bottle Cap Charms

Recycle bottle caps into “enameled” charms or pendants! All it takes is a bottle cap, some nail polish, and some small embellishments. Glue a jump ring to the back of the bottle cap to make a place to hang it, or mount it on a ring blank, or use them however you wish!
Project estimate:

Bottle caps, on hand
Nail polish, on hand or $1 and up
Embellishments, on …

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[15 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 197 views]
Make Simple Instagram Notecards

Heather recently had a chance to hang out with the folks from HP and see all of their latest photo printing technology, including an app that lets you send your Instagram photos right to your printer!  Pretty spiffy, eh?  She used her printed Instagram photos to make adorable note cards – this one has a Valentine theme, but you can change up the colors and …

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 577 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,105 views]
Tutorial: Button Wreath

Are you a button saver?  Do you see an old mayonnaise jar full of buttons at a yard sale and find it impossible to walk away?  Do you have more buttons than you even know what to do with?  Then this project is for you!  Turn that button collection into a cute wreath.  It’s easy, and will give you an excuse to keep bringing home …

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[3 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 505 views]
Make a Valentine Holder from a Trash Pail

Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and if you’re like me you have to help your kids decorate boxes to collect Valentines in at school.  I never seem to have any shoe boxes around when I need them, so I’m always looking for alternatives.  Here’s a solution you may not have thought of:  use a dollar store trash bin!  I turned a green bin into …

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[1 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,210 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
Project estimate:

Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …