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[1 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 285 views]
Tutorial: Kitty Face Shoes

Give your shoes a temporary kitty makeover! Heather used electrical tape to make adorable cat faces on the toes of a pair of plain flats to dress them up. This is a great way to add a little bit of fun to your outfit, while still leaving your favorite flats wearable for other occasions. When you’re done, simply peel off the tape …

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[31 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 203 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel

I love to decorate fabric with stencils and paint, and the huge variety of products available makes it easy to create really unique pieces.  Who wants a store bought shirt when you can make your own?  I used awesome black light paint from Tulip to make apparel that glows!

Project Estimate:

T-shirt or bib – $1
Stencil – on hand
Neon Black Light Paint – $5 for 3 pack

Total: …

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[28 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 420 views]
Tutorial:  Cheep + Easy Frosted Easter Eggs

Make those plain ol’ plastic Easter eggs look fancy with a cheap and easy makeover!  By covering the eggs in Epsom salt, you can give them a whole different look.  You can even add some glitter for an even bigger statement!

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[27 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 167 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Rain Cloud Mobile

Got duct tape? That’s the main ingredient in this adorable rain cloud mobile! Grab a roll, along with some cardboard out of your recycling bin and watch Heather’s video to see how to make your own. Not into videos? We’ve also got written instructions!

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[23 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 277 views]
Tutorial: Make a Bunny Headband for Easter or Your Dress Up Bin!

Whether you have a little one around your house who would like playing dress up with a mini bunny top hat, or you want one for yourself to dress up for Easter (you’re never too old!), this bunny 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!

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[21 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 430 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 | Comments Off | 488 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 | 1,040 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 | 590 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 | 629 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 …