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[17 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]
Free Printable Pencil and Eraser Favor Boxes

We have declared this week to be Back to School Week here at DSC, and we’re devoting a whole week to school supplies, teacher gifts, and more!  We’re kicking it off with these great free printables from Mr. Printables – a set of pencil and eraser shaped favor boxes to fill with your favorite treats or other small goodies!  Use them for classroom gifts, teacher gifts, …

$1 and Free, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[16 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 361 views]
Make Funky Polka Dot Lawn Flamingos

These super funky flamingos are absolutely bursting with character!  Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life gave a pair of standard plastic flamingos a polka dotted makeover, and even pretty beaded necklaces!  If you check out end-of-summer clearance sales right now, you might be able to score some birds extra-cheap.  Then grab some paint and turn the kitsch factor up to eleven!  [how to make …

$1 and Free, Headline, Party Crafts, Weddings »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 701 views]
Make a Paper Flower Pinata

We’ve loved Lia Griffith’s beautiful paper flowers – and with this phenomenal paper flower pinata, she’s taking it to a whole new level!  Would you believe that all of those gorgeous blossoms were made from a combination of crepe paper and tissue paper?  It makes a lovely contrast of textures!  This would be a beautiful and fun addition to a wedding reception or bridal shower …

$1 and Free, Food Crafts, Headline, Kids, Party Crafts »

[14 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | 782 views]
Make Fun Fruit Bouquets with Value Seekers Club (and a giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Dollar Tree. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever been in this situation? You want to host a kid’s party.  But the parents aren’t crazy about serving loads of sugar in the form of cake, cookies and other typical party treats.
No cake. No candy. No ice cream. No cookies. No ICE CREAM. Uh, now what?
I got help with this exact dilemma …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Office Crafts »

[13 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 369 views]
Make Color Blocked Pencils

We love back-to-school time.  It’s always sad to see summer end, but fall makes up for it with some of our favorite things:  fun school supplies!  Over at The Crafted Life, Rachel used a simple color blocking technique to dress up plain pencils.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this project – even adults need some fun office supplies every once in a …

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline, Kids, Weddings »

[10 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 606 views]
Make Doily Roses

When I buy paper doilies, I often find myself needing just a few of them at the moment, and then I have the dozens of extras left over.  Next time I have a surplus of doilies to use up, I think I’ll whip up a bouquet of these cute roses from Activity Village!  You could even use colored doilies or paint white doilies before making your …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 618 views]
Tutorial: Shark Flip-Flop Sculpture Wall Art

This Shark Flip Flop Sculpture Wall Art project was a happy accident that I came up with when I was making my Shark Bitten Flip-Flop Wreath. As I trimmed the shark bites, I noticed that when turned on its side, a flip-flop kind of resembles a shark. I had one flip-flop left over from my wreath project, so I tried, and my shark sculpture idea …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Man Crafts, Tutorials »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 278 views]
Tutorial: Shark Bite Picture Frame

Crafty Shark Week to you! Yesterday I sat down and got dollar store crafty with just a few bucks worth of supplies. This Shark Bite Picture Frame will set you back about ten cents! Maybe less, depending on your stash. It’s easy, quick, and cute. Ready to find out how to make it?

Materials Needed:

A piece of blue craft foam or card stock, on hand or …

$1 and Free, Headline, Kids »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 197 views]
Make Shark Footprint Art

Handprint and footprint art is not only fun, it also makes a unique memento with which to track your kids’ growth – and it makes great gifts for parents or grandparents!  Commemorate Shark Week this year with these clever footprint sharks by Stacey at Glued to My Crafts.  You could also use fabric paint for this project and use the idea to decorate t-shirts or …

$1 and Free, Accessories, Headline, Tutorials, Wearable Crafts »

[4 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 388 views]
Tutorial: Easy Shark Pin

Shark-y accessories are fun no matter your age – and this one is really easy!  I love crafts using all the little wooden shapes they sell at the craft store, and I think that using these little round discs gives this shark a Pac Man-ish look.  There are a bunch of ways you could vary this project to make it as simple or as complex …