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[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Push Light Makeover | 546 views]
Dollar Store Push Light Makeover

You’ve probably seen the push lights that Dollar Tree carries – they are cute, but plain. So Megan at Homemade Ginger decided to give hers a little more personality! Using her techniques with different colors and patterns, there are so many possibilities for dressing up these little lights. How will you decorate yours? [dollar store push light makeover directions]
Project estimate:

Push light, $1
Masking tape, on hand …

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[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make No Sew Felt Crowns | 344 views]
Make No Sew Felt Crowns

These fabric crowns are such a simple no-sew project that your little princes and princesses can create their own with minimal assistance! Jess at Let’s Do Something Crafty shares just how easy it is to whip these up yourself! It’s a great way to use up random odds and ends of supplies – put out a pile of embellishments and let your littles go wild! …

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[28 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign | 349 views]
Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign

So, you found this great piece of wood that someone else was throwing away… What can you do with it? One fun option is to turn it into a sign, like this one from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors! This project is super simple, totally customizable, and looks like it came from a cute little boutique. Make one with your family name, an “eat” sign …

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[25 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make Paper Cookies | 185 views]
Make Paper Cookies

No tea party is complete without some treats, right? That’s why you need these paper cookies from Kate at The Craft Train! “Bake” them up once and nibble on them over and over. These would also be great for your favorite little baker to have in their play kitchen, or for any kid who loves both sweets and imaginative play!

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[23 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | 687 views]
Make a Toilet Paper Easter Bunny

I’ll admit it: when this post from Diane of Homan at Home popped up in my RSS reader, I did a quick double-take, and then clicked out of a combination of equal parts amusement and curiosity. I mean, an Easter Bunny centerpiece made out of a roll of TP? It’s kinda brilliant, and pretty hilarious. She even provides a printable of the ears and nose, …

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[21 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make an Easter Egg Wreath | 354 views]
Make an Easter Egg Wreath

We’ve seen several takes on the Easer egg wreath over the years, and we particularly love the design of this one! Haeley from Design Improvised designed it for Oriental Trading Company (which is kind of like the dollar store of the catalog world). Choose all of your elements in a matching color scheme to give it a classier, more sophisticated look.

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[18 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Twig Bird’s Nest | 644 views]
Make a Twig Bird’s Nest

Bird’s nests make wonderful elements in spring decor. Did you know that you can make your own out of twigs? Check out this sweet project from Jess at Make and Do Crew! The instructions call for your twigs to be as green as possible, so if you have some pruning on your upcoming to-do list, you may want to save some of those clippings so you can …

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[17 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Cards for Kids to Make – Ideas for Any Age | 660 views]
Mother’s Day Cards for Kids to Make – Ideas for Any Age

Nothing is cuter than a handmade card for Mother’s Day, especially when it features keepsake elements like hand prints, finger prints, and kids’ adorable handwriting. I’ve shared three cute keepsake card ideas for kids to make, one for each age group — toddler, preschooler, or grade school — over at eBay. Instructions: [mother’s day cards for kids to make]
Project Materials:

Paper, on hand
Paint, on hand
Markers, on …

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[16 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 540 views]
Make a St. Patrick’s Day Chandelier

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! Feel like greening up your decor, but short on budget? Corrie from The Apple of My DIY put this cute chandelier together with some basic supplies, and the results are definitely not-so-basic looking! Her design incorporates honeycomb tissue paper spheres, but if you can’t find those readily available to you, you can get a similar look using green pom …

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[14 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 770 views]
How to Tint Your Lip Balm

Are you a huge lip balm junkie? I am, but I also like a little color on my lips. I figured out this way to tint my lip balm with old lipsticks – no extra ingredients needed! You probably already have everything you need to do this, so what are you waiting for? I shared my instructions for tinting your own lip balm at eBay: …