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[5 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 541 views]
Make Clothespin Dinosaurs

Rawr!  How awesome are these felt-and-clothespin dinosaurs by Amanda at Crafts By Amanda?  And thanks to the free pattern she has provided, you can whip up your own with just a couple of basic supplies.  You could even adapt this idea to make zoo or farm animals, monsters, or anything else you can dream up!  [how to make clothespin dinosaurs]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, on hand or $1
Paint, …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Party Crafts »

[1 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 612 views]
Make Newspaper Pom Poms

When it comes time to throw a party on a budget, decorations don’t get much cheaper than these fabulous recycled newspaper pom poms!  At DIY Candy, Jacy shows how to turn a stack of old news into new baubles with just a little bit of folding and cutting.  In addition to making great decorations on their own, you could make a garland out of them, …

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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 240 views]
Make Ribbon Bike Tassels

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of good bike riding weather ahead, so it’s still a good time to make these DIY bike tassels!  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will show you how you can whip them up in a jiffy!  Don’t need bike tassels?  I think that a garland of these ribbon tassels would also be really cute, perhaps …

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[30 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 727 views]
Make a Recycled Wine Cork Trivet

Are you a cork saver?  I love wine in all its many variations, and I always tuck the corks aside for future crafting use.  Maikki from Maikin Mokomin must be a cork saver too, because she used a stash of corks with beautiful graphics and writing on them to make an absolutely gorgeous trivet!  It would make a great conversation piece, and it turns mementos from …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 4,595 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 368 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …

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[23 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,691 views]
Make Colorful Folded Paper Book Covers

Many schools require paper book covers to protect and extend the life of textbooks.  Make your books stand out from the rest with these fun and funky book covers from Suzy at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!  Made using a paper folding technique called Iris Folding, the spiraling rainbow effect is really cool, and easier to achieve than you might think thanks to a handy, free …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 545 views]
Make an Apple Mason Jar

Show your favorite teacher a little appreciation this back-to-school season with this apple mason jar by Ashley at the DecoArt Blog!  Just a bit of paint and some simple embellishments give it a whole new look.  This idea would work with all kinds of other jars as well, so dig into that recycling bin for inspiration!  They are perfect for use as pencil holders, or …

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[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 590 views]
Make Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks

Pencils are a classic motif for back-to-school, and Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shows just how easy it is to create a pencil design with these cute craft stick bookmarks!  They’re super simple to make and would be great to make in larger quantities because the project would be easy to set up assembly-line style.  Add names to them to quickly and easily create personalized …

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[19 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,508 views]
Tutorial: Funny Face Bookmarks for Back to School

School is starting up again, and it’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot.  Everyone, no matter whether they are in elementary school or college, needs lots of bookmarks.  Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book:  with a silly face bookmark! This project takes minutes to make, and you probably …