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[3 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper | 702 views]
Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper

I’ve always loved the look of packages wrapped in brown paper, and it makes a great jumping-off point for lots of creative DIY gift wrap ideas. It’s the perfect time of year for this particular idea from Germany-based blogger Motte, who used a basic printmaking technique to make paper with a nature-inspire motif! The delicate fern leaves make a beautiful, intricate pattern when repeated. You …

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[25 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles | 945 views]
Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles

We’ve seen a lot of clever flip flop makeovers over the years, but this one just might be the best! Jess from Make & Do Crew combined flip flop soles with cotton yarn for a light-airy pair of slippers that is perfect for summer! For this project you might even want to “splurge” on a $3 or $4 pair of flip flops instead to get …

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 366 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[18 May 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make Your First Art Journal Page | 748 views]
How to Make Your First Art Journal Page

I am completely in love with art journaling! I have been sharing my art journal adventures with you lately, starting with my Dollar Store Art Journal Supplies Finds, and then How to Make an Art Journal from a Dollar Store Notebook. Now I want YOU to join me too! I know starting something new can be intimidating, which is why I am walking you through …

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[17 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Fabric Twine Planter | 894 views]
Make a Recycled Fabric Twine Planter

I love busting my stash, and this Recycled Fabric Twine planter looks like a fine way to use up some fabric scraps! Don’t you just love the recycled fabric twine used in this project? Find out how to turn the twine into an eye-catching planter over at My Poppet Makes. [recycled fabric twine planter]
Project Materials:

Plastic food container or plant pot, on hand or $1
Handmade scrap …

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[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters | 745 views]
Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters

Watermelons are one of our favorite summer motifs! So it’s not surprising that we love these watermelon coasters by Jessica at Young At Heart Mommy, who painted the design onto slices of wood. If you have a tree branch and a saw, you can make your own slices, or you can find them fairly inexpensively at most craft stores or online. You can even use …

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[11 May 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap | 915 views]
Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap

Art Journaling is an art/craft that has become very popular, and for good reason! An art journal can be anything you want it to be – part sketchbook, part diary, and throw a little scrapbooking in there. You just need a journal and some way to mark in it to get started, but I went shopping at the dollar store for art journaling supplies, and …

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[9 May 2016 | One Comment | 644 views]
Make a Geometric Desk Container

Geometric patterns are all the rage in decor these days. Want to get in on the action? Over at Drawn to DIY you can find the instructions for this cute grid desk caddy. Believe it or not, this started out as a dollar store suet bird feeder! The post also includes a couple of other clever ideas for different ways to make over the same …

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[6 May 2016 | One Comment | 1,298 views]
Make Clothespin Trivets

Am I the only one who has an overabundance of clothespins around my house? I bought a giant package of them a few years ago and I think it turned out to be a lifetime supply! They’re great for crafting because they are so readily available on the cheap. What can you do with them? Well, Allison from Dream A Little Bigger used some to …

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[25 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 718 views]
Make Pinata Slippers

Give new life to a pair of boring slippers with a fun and funky pinata makeover! Amy at Cozy Reverie used a pair of dollar store slippers and a little felt for a fun and funky touch for her Pinata Day outfit – but if you are a pinata lover, you don’t need a special occasion to wear them! They’re also great for wearing to …