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[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 970 views]
Make a Fabric Infinity Scarf

One of the most dangerous things I have ever encountered at a craft store?  A whole table of fabrics for $1 per yard.  I’m usually not much of a fabric hoarder, but deals like that bring out my tendency to obsessively collect!  The problem is, I end up with boxes and boxes of pretty cottons – and I very rarely sew.  Since the odds of …

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[31 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 704 views]
Wrap Carrot Cutlery for Easter

With Easter hippity-hopping its way closer, it’s time to start thinking about your plans!  If you’re  hosting an Easter brunch this year, check out this simple, whimsical idea from Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea.  This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of ideas – if you’ll be wrapping silverware anyway, you might as well make it as cute as possible, …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, supplies »

[30 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,493 views]
Make DIY 3D Dot Embellishments

Argentinian DIYer Agus Yornet had a crafty dilemma; she’d seen crafts made using colorful 3D dots and wanted to try using some herself, but she couldn’t find them for sale anywhere in her country.  Her solution was to make her own – using her hot glue gun and a little paint!  They’re super cheap and easy to make and would be great to work into …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,459 views]
Make Playing Card Flowers

Playing cards are cheap and versatile entertainment, but what do you do with a deck when it’s missing a card or two?  Rather than trowing it out, why not get crafty with it instead?  Instructables user Sic_Girl created this fabulous playing card flower that would make a great hair clip or brooch, or an embellishment for all kinds of other projects!  She even provides a …

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

[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 962 views]
Make a Lit Papier Mache Garland

Any occasion, even an everyday occasion, is more fun when it involves pretty decorations!  Whether you’re throwing a party or you just want to add a party-like atmosphere to a room, this lit papier mache garland by Ashley at Oh Happy Day ought to do the trick.  If you’re worried about the lights being so near the paper and creating a potential fire hazard, look for …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 961 views]
Make a Recycled Paper Bag Basket

We’re a bit fanatical about recycled crafts around here – is there any feeling more satisfying that taking a pile of trash and turning it into a treasure?  Priyam at Simple Joys is constantly amazing us with recycled craft ideas, like these adorable baskets made from recycled paper grocery bags.  With Easter on the way, now would be a good time to start saving bags …

$1 and Free, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[23 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,388 views]
Make No-Mess Easter Grass

A beautifully-packed Easter basket just isn’t complete without Easter grass as filler. The biggest problem with Easter grass, however, is that it is soooo darn messy! Little bits of it will keep turning up around the house and drive you crazy after the holiday. Enter Aunt Peaches, who has a great DIY solution that is cheap, simple, and mess-free. You’ll never dread Easter grass again! …

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

[22 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,183 views]
Make Monster Tissue Holders

Now, we know that having a cold is no fun.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make someone smile through their sniffles!  This adorable sewing project from Wendi at Shiny Happy World comes complete with a free pattern to download, and would be a great excuse to dig into your pile of fabric scraps and remnants.  When it comes time to add details, …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 4,359 views]
Make a Flower Pot Wreath

The other day as I was wandering through Dollar Tree I noticed that the flower pots are back on the shelf, including their 3-packs of itty-bitty terra cotta pots. They’re a bit on the small side for most plants, so what else can you do with them?  I think they would be perfect for making this fabulous wreath by Robin at All Things Heart & …

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[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 704 views]
Turn a Men’s Shirt into Toddler Shorts

One thing I have discovered over my many years of thrift store shopping is that often, I can buy secondhand clothing for less than what if would cost me to buy the fabric to create a garment.  Crazy, right?  Caroline at Imagine Gnats came up with a brilliant and money-saving idea, using a men’s button-down shirt to create a pair of toddler-sized shorts.  She even …