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[11 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,419 views]
Make a Recycled T-shirt Cat Tent

Do you have any kitties?  I have three of them, and I bet they would all absolutely love one of these!  Jessi from Practically Functional used an empty box, a wire coat hanger, and a t-shirt to create this adorable recycled cat bed.  You could even add a pillow on the inside for extra comfort – though one of my cats loves sleeping on cardboard …

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[7 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 744 views]
Make Bubble Gum Valentines

It’s getting to be that time of year again – when we dig up lots of groan-worthy, cheesy Valentine card ideas!  (My dad has a very pun-heavy sense of humor, so I have a deep appreciation and fondness for cheesy wordplay.)  This cute idea from Kelly at Smart Schoolhouse comes with a free printable tag, and makes very clever use of a plastic bag to …

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[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 373 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Fringe Garland

A while back I was at a local discount store and they were selling huuuuuuge spools of ribbon – 50 yards per spool – for just $1.49 each. I didn’t really need it, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it was such a good deal that I couldn’t pass it up and threw a few assorted colors into …

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[3 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 681 views]
Tutorial:  Doll-size Winter Hats

Can’t knit or crochet but need a cute cap for a doll, snowman, or other craft project? If you have a sock, rubber band or twist ties, scissors and hot glue, you’re good to go!

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[26 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 383 views]
Make Faux Sparklers

These fun faux sparklers would make great decorations for a New Year’s Eve party, or would be fun as photo booth accessories!  Alicia and Geneane of Spark & Chemistry made these using bits of tinsel glued to cake pop sticks, but bamboo skewers would also work.  Put some in a vase, use them as plant stakes, or use them anywhere else that needs a festive touch! …

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[24 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,086 views]
Make Snowman Salt and Pepper Shakers

Christmas may be almost come-and-gone, winter is digging in its heels and sticking around for a while, so you still have plenty of time for snowman crafts!  Debbie at Debbie Doo’s used salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store to make these cuties – use them on your table this winter, or they are even cute enough to add them to your decor elsewhere! …

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[22 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,614 views]
Make DIY Bottle Brush Trees

As an obsessive saver of scraps, I love seeing a good project for using up leftover odds and ends.  And as someone who also thinks that bottle brush trees are absolutely adorable, I have to admit that this project made me squeal audibly when I stumbled across it.  Virginia from Fynes Designs demonstrates how to use any fibers you have in your stash – yarn, …

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[21 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 365 views]
Tutorial: Mirror Ornament

If you’ve perused the candle aisle at Dollar Tree, you’ve probably seen the little round mirrors that re intended for use a s a pillar candle base.  But there are so many other crafty things that you can do with them as well!  Using a few seasonal items, you can turn one into this pretty ornament.  I love mirrored ornaments on the tree because they …

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[20 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 479 views]
Tutorial:  Bucket of Snow Decoration

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project:  a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

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[17 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,761 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glitter Dispensers

Have you seen the little multi-color packages of fine glitter that Dollar Tree carries?  It comes in an array of gorgeous colors, but unlike the coarser glitter that they sell in shakers, this stuff comes in little plastic bags.  I’m sure you can imagine the potential for a mess once you’ve cut open all of those little bags…  Ack!
Luckily, I found a clever solution to …