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[1 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,658 views]
Tutorial: Frozen Winter Topiary

We often have readers inquire about what they can do with certain recycled items, including the K-cups from Keurig coffee makers.  Would you believe that this wintery topiary uses them as one of the main supplies?  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Keurig, you can also use Dixie cups or other small cups for this project as well.  This topiary will make a great …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 706 views]
Tutorial:  Fall Garland

Our DSC community moderator from our crafty Facebook group, Terrie, is here with us again today to share this gorgeous fall garland!  When she originally shared it with the group, we all gave it lots of oooohs and aaaaahs, so we are very happy that she provided us with directions!  This would look phenomenal swagged across a fall mantel or over a doorway.  And it’s …

$10 and Beyond, Accessories, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[22 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 815 views]
Tutorial: Dia de Los Muertos Eye Mask

I love to sleep as long as possible in the morning, but as soon as the sun comes in my bedroom window I find myself wide awake. Know the feeling? Want to sneak in a few more minutes of shut-eye? Then an eye mask will be your best friend! I found one at the dollar store but it wasn’t quite my …

$10 and Beyond, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Wearable Crafts »

[29 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | 608 views]
Make Glitter Spider Pins

You know that around here we love our silicone ice cube tray crafts. So when I spotted a new one with spiders and spiderwebs on the shelf at Dollar Tree in this year’s Halloween selections, I got a little giddy – especially when I had the idea to pour the spiders with two contrasting colors of glittery resin! I’ve used these kind of ice cube …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[15 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | 2,350 views]
New Halloween Makeover for Old Playhouse

Have an old, unloved plastic playhouse in your yard? Why not give it a smashing new makeover like this Halloween House makeover from Saki.Girl at Halloween Forum. You could really sell the creepy look with a few well-chosen decorations from the dollar store! [see original post]
Project Estimate:

Old playhouse, on hand
Gray spray paint, $4
Black spray paint, $4
Purple spray paint, $4
Assorted Halloween decorations, $1 each

Total: $13 and …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[15 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,296 views]
Tutorial:  Frosted Skull Mirror

This is actually an idea I had last year, when I first bought a large felt skull cutout from Dollar Tree.  I’ve had a can of frosted glass effect spray paint sitting on my shelf for a couple of years waiting for just the right project, so once inspiration struck, it was just a matter of finding the right mirror.  When the right one and …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[14 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | 509 views]
Make a Flower Pot Pendant Light

It’s that time of year when retailers make a final markdown push of garden-y stuff in order to make way for the upcoming surge of holiday merchandise.  If you find yourself tempted to snatch up some discounted flower pots, here is one more reason to say yes: a flower pot pendant light!  Alexa at Remodelista whipped up this designer-inspired hanging lamp using a flower pot and …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Office Crafts, Tutorials »

[27 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 2,901 views]
Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .

Project Materials:

2 clipboards, $2
Bulletin board, $1
2 wire office supply cups, $2
Wire sorting tray, $1
4 zip …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 639 views]
Make a Pretty Decoden Pencil Box for Back to School

My daughter starts kindergarten today, and I wanted to send her off to school with an extra special pencil case.  I decided to make her a decoden pencil case.  Have you heard of decoden?  It’s a craft style from Japan where more is better:  more embellishments,  more glitter, more eye catching!!  I used a new product from Plaid Crafts that’s called Collage Clay.  It’s an …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Party Crafts, Tutorials »

[12 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 1,714 views]
Tutorial: Make Your Own Party Canopy

As summer starts to wind down, we’re heading to the time of year when it’s comfortable to have outdoor parties again.  I love being able to entertain outdoors!  For my daughter’s recent birthday party, I wanted to set up a fun little table outside for guests.  Our yard has a lot of wonderful trees, and I wanted to keep leaves and other things off the …