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[17 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,428 views]
Make a Book Page Ring

Paper is one of the most amazing craft supplies there is.  No, really!  It’s inexpensive, easily accessible, and simple to manipulate in many different ways.  Take, for instance, this book page ring by Adrianne at Crafts Unleashed.  Awesome, right?  She used Hard Coat Mod Podge to seal the ring, making it durable enough to withstand day-to-day wear.  You could use any pretty papers you have on …

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[17 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,587 views]
Tutorial: Floating Photo Ornament

You may have most of your holiday shopping done by now, but maybe you’re still looking for something special for that white elephant exchange at work, or something for that friend who is hard to shop for.  How about a unique ornament that no one else will have?
When I saw the post about these crystal balls, I was inspired to put my own photos inside …

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[6 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,597 views]
Tutorial: Candy Cane Hook with FrogTape®

This post brought to you by FrogTape provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC. All opinions are 100% mine.

Check out this clever idea: making a hook out of candy canes. We made this hook out of dollar store candy canes mounted to a flooring sample from our local home improvement store, and a perfect paint job thanks to the DIY magic of FrogTape Textured Surface. Read …

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[1 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,608 views]
Make Gilded Reindeer Vases

It never fails to amaze me how people come up with projects that look like pieces out of high-end catalogs which start as dollar store finds. While these festive reindeer vases might look like they came from Pottery Barn or West Elm, Cheryl from Sew Can Do actually made them using dollar store glassware and gilding supplies from Martha Stewart! The gilding sheets are a …

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[1 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | 11,813 views]
Make a Makeup Compact Bubble Mirror

We love Anthro-inspired mirror projects.  (See exhibit A, exhibit B.)  This gorgeous specimen by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms is no exception!  Taking inspiration from a $248 Anthropologie mirror, her version cost a scant $19 to create and has just as much impact even at a fraction of the price!  This idea could be used to arrange as many or as few mirrors as you want, …

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[30 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 828 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 …

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[23 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,485 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, …

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[16 Oct 2013 | 6 Comments | 26,484 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 | 3,767 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 | 4,237 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 …