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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 36 views]
Make Foam Egg Insects

So, all of the Easter stuff is half price at the stores right now, and you’ve been thinking about picking up some tidbits to use as cheap craft supplies.  What should you grab?  If you happen to spy a package of foam Easter eggs, like the ones that Sophie from Sophie’s World found, you can use them to make all kinds of adorable insects!  The …

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[22 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 750 views]
Tutorial: Knotted Bracelet Made from Recycled Fabric

Happy Earth Day!  While today is a day to focus on our environment and how we can improve it,  I think a lot of us budget crafters are environmentally conscious everyday.  Dollar Store Crafts regularly features ideas for ways to turn unwanted items into something functional, and this project is no exception!

To make these knotted bracelets, I used my children’s old clothing.  I always donate …

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[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 161 views]
Make a Mini Wire Crown

Do you know a little prince or princess?  This super easy DIY from Vanessa at Cafe Craftea will show you how to make them an adorable mini crown out of wire!  This particular type of wire comes in several different colors at Dollar Tree, so you have multiple options.  You could even take this further and add beads or other embellishments to your crown, attaching them using …

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[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 273 views]
Make a No-Sew Sock Snake

Love the idea of a DIY stuffed animal but aren’t so sure about your sewing skills?  Here is one that anybody can handle making!  Jen at Kids’ CBC created this cute little slithery fella out of a sock, and it doesn’t require a single stitch. It’s a great way to use an odd sock whose mate has gone missing; or if you go out and …

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[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 180 views]
Make a Yarn Art Bunny Silhouette

Summer has been crafting up a storm over at Dollar Store Mom, and she is a master at creating cute decorations for no money. She used some stash yarn to create this cute Easter bunny silhouette decoration! Use this same technique to do woodland animal silhouettes, or maybe your monogram. Find out how easy this project is: [easter bunny yarn art]
Materials:

Card stock, on hand
Yarn, on …

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[18 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 493 views]
Make Nesting Doll Easter Eggs

What an adorable idea from Mark Montano: Make nesting dolls (matroskya) with plastic Easter eggs in various sizes. What a great way to recycle all those leftover plastic eggs after the hunt! Mark makes this project look super easy in his awesome video: [how to make nesting doll eggs]
Project Materials:

Plastic eggs in 3 sizes, on hand or $3
Acrylic paint, on hand
Paint brushes, on hand

Total: Free …

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[15 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,189 views]
Tea Cup Party Favors Made from Plastic Eggs

I was perusing the Dollar Store Crafts Pinterest board to find fun crafts to try, and a certain pin caught my eye.  DSC had featured this adorable project several years ago, and I knew I wanted to make them myself.  I put my own spin on it and changed a few things to make own version of an Easter egg tea cup.  I know you …

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[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 981 views]
Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

Do you love working flowers into your spring decor?  If you adore the look but have allergies that prevent you from enjoying the real deal, or if you just prefer something that will last longer than a few days, check out this simple paper flower centerpiece from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.  The whimsical paper buds are so easy to make that children can even …

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 735 views]
Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles

This is one of those “why didn’t think of that?” kind of crafts. It’s such a simple idea but has a great, eye-catching impact! The clever crafters behind these candles are the gals at Spark & Chemistry, who also have some great tips for getting the best results from this project. The tutorial uses votives, but you could also do this with various sizes of …

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[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,025 views]
Make a No-Sew Fabric Easter Basket

Have you ever thought about making your own Easter basket? It’s easier than you might think! Brittany at The House That Lars Built whipped this one up using a method that requires no special basket making skills, and despite the use of fabric, it also requires no sewing skills! This would be a great project for using up fabric scraps or remnants, …