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[30 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 692 views]
Tutorial: Guard Monster Wreath

Halloween is tomorrow! (Eeep!  Are you ready?)  Luckily, you can whip up your very own guard monster to keep tricksters at bay in no time!  This wreath would also be a great decoration for a monster-themed party any time of the year.
Project estimate:

Four feather boas, $4 and up
Small wreath form, $1 and up
Two ice cream cone dog toys, $2 and up
Silver craft paint, on hand
Googly …

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

[23 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,364 views]
Tutorial: Monsters University Hat and Scarf

When I walked down the cleaning supplies aisle at the dollar store, I saw these microfiber cloths that were the PERFECT monster blue and green, and I just knew I had to make them into something to celebrate my favorite monsters, Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monsters University. Read on for instructions on how to make these simple sewing projects.

Project Materials:

2 Green microfiber cleaning cloths, …

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

[16 Oct 2013 | 5 Comments | 15,056 views]
Make Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks

These spooky crystal ball candlesticks are one of the coolest, most original Halloween DIY ideas I have seen this season!  I’m seriously amazed at Bev from Flamingo Toes, who came up with the project.  I especially love how she used a variety of different styles of candlesticks, gathered from yard sales and thrift shops, painting them to make them into an eclectic but matching set.  …

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 3,136 views]
Make a Dyed Upholstery Rope Basket

Baskets are a great way to make a room instantly look organized. Got a pile of stuff? Throw it in a basket! Suddenly it looks neat and organized even though you didn’t change a whole lot. The downside of baskets is that they can cost quite a bit. That is, of course, unless you take the lead from I Heart Organizing, and you make your own …

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[24 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,736 views]
Tutorial: Super Easy Halloween Candles

I had a great time getting dollar store crafty this month with my dollar store candles and some Martha Stewart Halloween craft supplies! For this month’s 12 Months of Martha, I’m going to show you how to decorate some super adorable Halloween candles in just minutes. Oh, and don’t miss my appearance on the Martha Stewart show, where I shared my $5 dollar store Halloween …

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

[22 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,146 views]
Make Doily Spiderweb Candles

Stencils are a great tool for crafting on limited time and budget; you buy them once and can use them over and over, and they make it a cinch to create fabulous-looking projects.  Projects like these doily spiderweb candles by Shannon at Madigan Made!  They look like something you might find at a high-end design store;  simple glass prayer candles have never been so wow-worthy.  Another …

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[19 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,296 views]
Tutorial: Make Ribbon-Wrapped Pumpkin Decor with Dollar General

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

I am kind of lazy when it comes to seasonal decorations; that's why I decorate for Christmas with silver and blue, so I can call them "winter decorations" and not feel bad about leaving them up until February. It's also why I like to use a lot of pumpkins in my Halloween …

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[14 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,590 views]
Tutorial: Stencil a Glass Plate

Create simple, designer-looking custom plates with dollar store supplies and some goodies by Martha Stewart. I’ve been experimenting with glass painting on dollar store glassware, and I love how these doily plates turned out! These look like designer dishes — your family and friends will not believe you made them yourself.
Dollar stores (especially Dollar Tree) have a great selection of glassware. I used these basic …

$10 and Beyond, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Party Crafts, Tutorials »

[13 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,625 views]
Create Your Own Carnival with Dollar Store Items

Whether you’re looking to keep your kids busy for the last weeks of summer or planning a fall carnival for a community event, the dollar store is a great place to visit for ideas.  In my case, I scour the shelves for items to use for carnival style games for birthday parties.  My four kids birthdays are in a row (July, August, September and October!) …

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 4,576 views]
Make Solar Light Deck Decor

I love this upgrade given to some humble solar lights. I think it looks like something straight out of a nautical decor catalog. The writers of The 100 Block used fence posts and 4×4 scraps to work their magic. This would be awesome on a porch or even in the living room of a beach cottage.