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[27 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 62 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Rain Cloud Mobile

Got duct tape? That’s the main ingredient in this adorable rain cloud mobile! So grab a roll, along with some cardboard out of your recycling bin and a Sharpie, and watch Heather’s video to see how to make your own. Not into videos? Keep reading for written instructions!
Project estimate:

Duct tape, on hand or $1 and up
Cardboard, on hand
Marker, on hand
String, on hand
Tape, on hand

Total:  Free …

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[23 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 161 views]
Tutorial: Easter Headband

Whether you have a little one around your house who would look adorable in a mini bunny top hat, or you want one for yourself to dress up for Easter (you’re never too old!), this holiday headband is a super fun project.  You can even substitute some of the store-bought materials for things out of the recycling bin, making this not only adorable but affordable too!
Project …

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[21 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 259 views]
Tutorial: Scented Plush Easter Animal

This is the perfect gift for someone who wants the fragrance of a candle but can’t use a candle.  Some of these places include nurseries, children’s rooms, Senior Care facilities, the office, and I’m sure you can think of a few other places. 

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 319 views]
Tutorial: Easy Shamrock Bow

Shamrocks, shamrocks everywhere – it’s that time of year again!  I dug out all of my green craft supplies recently in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and came up with this easy shamrock bow made out of ribbon.  I used burlap ribbon, which is a strip of burlap that is finished on the sides so it won’t unravel, but you can use any green ribbon …

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[14 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 788 views]
Tutorial: Celtic Knot Art

A Celtic knot is a great addition not only to your St. Patrick’s Day decorating, but also to your year-round home decor!  The eye-catching, complex designs of Celtic knots are almost mesmerizing, but creating this knot art is a lot easier than you might think. 

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[11 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 443 views]
Tutorial: Paper Towel Roll Cuff Bracelet

Heather recently ordered a mega awesome mystery box full of all kinds of fun jewelry making stuff.  And ever since, she’s been on on a roll with DIY accessories!  For this project, she created a recycled cuff bracelet out of a recycled cardboard tube and some washi tape.  It would be a great craft to do with kids!  Watchthe video below to see how to make …

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[10 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 499 views]
Tutorial: Designer Inspired Succulent Centerpiece

Over at the DollarStoreCrafts.com’s Best Ideas we started sharing our versions of expensive floral items we had seen at big name stores.  As a budget crafter, it’s fun to make my own version of an expensive items for pennies.  I had seen faux succulent centerpieces at a home decor store and knew I had to make it myself.

Project estimate:

Glass jars, on hand
Burlap and lace, on hand
Plastic …

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[8 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 597 views]
Tutorial: Button Shamrock Pin

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching – steer clear of those pinching fingers by wearing this cute shamrock pin!  Dig into your button jar and try this great stashbusting project; once you master the technique, you can also use it to make all kinds of other shapes as well!

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[4 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 737 views]
Tutorial: Fairy Dust Necklace

Have you seen the adorable little bottles of nail art glitter at Dollar Tree?  They have loops on the tops that make them just beg to be turned into necklaces!  This is a great craft for kids, tweens, and teens, and would be a great activity for a birthday party or sleepover. 

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[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 989 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 …