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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 847 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 | 2 Comments | 1,526 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 | No Comment | 334 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 | No Comment | 1,351 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 | 509 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 | No Comment | 1,522 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 …

$10 and Beyond, Food Crafts, Headline »

[11 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 600 views]
Make Shark Marshmallow Pops

Okay, I know that all last week we bombarded you with shark crafts, and I thought we were done being shark-y….  But then I saw these shark marshmallow pops from Meaghan at The Decorated Cookie and I just had to share!  The clever design is easier than it looks, and you’ll be able to whip out a whole bunch of them in relatively little time.  They’re …

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

[30 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,499 views]
Make a Plastic Cup Rain Chain with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

I've been wanting to make a rain chain for a while now, ever since I learned what they were (a decorative alternative to a downspout). So when the folks at Dollar General put out their spring merchandise this year, I starting mulling over what would be the best way to go …

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

[31 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,908 views]
Make a Mesh Flower Spring Wreath with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

After what was the most brutal winter in memory, I am so totally ready for green grass and flowers! So when the folks at Dollar General started putting the spring-y merchandise on the shelf I swooped down on it, hunting for a good way to add a little bit of seasonal color …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, From Our Readers, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials »

[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 2,499 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …