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[22 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 1,441 views]
Make a Christmas Candy Wreath

I love the look of vintage glass ornament wreaths, but they are crazy expensive! Buy one for about $200, or source the ornaments and make it yourself. Either way, it’s not gonna be cheap! When I shared a photo of an ornament wreath I loved, my mom said “You could almost make that out of those little Christmas chocolates,” and a lightbulb went off in …

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[2 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 421 views]
DIY Gratitude Journal for the Family

Gratitude is good for you! Science tells us that practicing gratitude helps improve our health and overall happiness. This year, help your family out by making a DIY Gratitude Journal that everyone can write in. I posted instructions for this cute Thanksgiving craft idea over at Live.Craft.Love, so go check it out: [DIY Gratitude Journal]

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[22 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Painted Fall Leaves Garland | 711 views]
Make a Painted Fall Leaves Garland

A few weeks ago, I shared a cute spray paint makeover on some dollar store pumpkins, and today I have another project from the same great blog, Up to Date Interiors. This time, the project is transforming dollar store faux leaves into a pretty decorator garland, using the magic of (you guessed it) — spray paint! Find the instructions here: [painted fall leaves garland]
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[11 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make a Deco Mesh Wreath | 1,511 views]
How to Make a Deco Mesh Wreath

You’ve seen these wreaths at craft stores, and you’ve seen the mesh at the dollar store, but you don’t know how to make a deco mesh wreath. Well, worry-no-more, because I am here to help you with an all dollar store craft: how to make a deco mesh wreath! I posted instructions over in my eBay column, so click over to check it out: [how …

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[7 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | 482 views]
Make a Botanical T-shirt with Fabric Spray Paint

Want to refresh a boring white t-shirt? Look no further than your backyard! Collect greenery from your yard to use in this cute botanical t-shirt made with fabric spray paint. My kids and I had a great time spray-painting t-shirts, and they turned out looking so great! Find out how to make this project in my column over at eBay: [DIY Botanical Spray Painted T-shirt]
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[5 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Painted Fall Leaf Wreath | 626 views]
Make a Painted Fall Leaf Wreath

One of the most fun projects my family has worked on together this month has been this painted wooden leaf wreath. Each person in the family got to paint leaves, including the kiddos, and then I quickly put the wreath together. I LOVE how it turned out, and it was quite inexpensive to put together. I posted the tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love, so go get …

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[8 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap | 745 views]
Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap

Locker decorations are all the rage among tweens, but designer locker decorations can cost an arm and a leg. But why spend hundreds of dollars, when you can spend $10 at the dollar store and completely deck out your locker? Over at eBay, I shared my dollar store locker decoration finds, and how to get a decked out locker for under $20. [how to decorate …

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[26 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks | 603 views]
Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks

I attended my first coed baby shower this week (for my brother & his wife – yay for a new nephew!), and I was in charge of bringing an activity for the party. I wanted to provide a fun and creative baby shower activity that would result in a gorgeous gift for the baby, so I set up a DIY Quilt Block station and had …

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[22 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Floral Balloon Photo Backdrop | 1,387 views]
Make a Floral Balloon Photo Backdrop

Got a party coming up any time soon? A photo backdrop is a great addition to any celebration! Sarah Johnson made this colorful backdrop out of balloons and fresh flowers, and it would be perfect for everything from weddings to birthday parties to family reunions! Built on a chicken wire framework, this project can also be customized to fit any size wall. [how to make a …

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[15 May 2016 | One Comment | 1,362 views]
How to Make an Art Journal from a Dollar Store Notebook

Want to start art journaling, but don’t have a lot of money to invest? Over at eBay, I have written instructions for how to make an art journal out of a notebook (or book or coloring book) from the dollar store. The process is easy, and a lot cheaper than buying a brand new blank art journal. Find out how to make your own art …