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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 337 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …

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[30 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 463 views]
Make Aluminium Notebook Covers

The dollar store is a great place to buy notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks.  How do you tun those cheap notebooks into something really special?  Check out how Aunt Peaches used plain ol’ white glue and some aluminium tape to give some little notebooks a funky, textured makeover.  Inspired by doodling, the possibilities for personalized designs are limitless!  [how to make aluminium notebook covers]
Project estimate:

Notebook, on …

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[24 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 504 views]
Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs

Have you ever tried a new-to-you product and wondered how you lived without it?  I bought a lot of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder on clearance last year, unsure of what I’d do with it.  I started playing around with it and I’m hooked.  It’s such a fun product to work with!  I like using it on cards, but I especially like the look achieved when …

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[22 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 463 views]
Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape

Are you ready to get outside and dig in the dirt? Whether it’s your first garden or your twentieth, you’ll want to be sure to mark your rows so you remember what you planted where! These plant markers from Creative Green Living are both adorable and easy to make in just a few minutes. [how to make plant markers from clothespins]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, $1 and up
Washi tape, on …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 876 views]
Tutorial: Easter Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor.  Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters.  For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

Project estimate:

Wood Spools – $1.50 for pack
Craft paint – on hand
Twine – on hand
Googly Eyes – on hand
Mini pompoms – …

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[15 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 724 views]
Tutorial:  Decorative Plaque Makeover

The dollar store frequently has decorative plaques for various holidays, seasons, and even for general decor, but for the most part they look like they were cheap.  However, it’s easy to give these cheap plaques a makeover  to make them look more high-end.  For this example, I used a St. Patrick’s Day plaque, but now it’s ready to display year-round!
Project estimate:

Picture frame, $1
Decorative plaque, $1
White glue, …

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[9 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 780 views]
Tutorial: St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Have you seen the long, skinny scarves that Dollar Tree had for St. Patrick’s Day the last couple of years?  I realized that they are absolutely perfect for making fabric flowers, which inspired me to make this fun headband!  If you can’t find these scarves (the best seasonal stuff usually sells out pretty quick), then you can also substitute any long, skinny strip of fabric.
Project …

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[3 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 919 views]
Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath

Dollar Tree is a great place to find inexpensive styrofoam pieces for crafting.  I like to stock up on the egg shapes when Easter is here.  I combined several small styrofoam pieces to make an adorable mini wreath for Easter.  This would be cute on a dorm door, in a window, on an office bulletin board, or any other small space that could use some …

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[1 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 535 views]
Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait

Whether your are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or you need a fun gift idea for another family, everyone is sure to love these adorable penguins.  The project also has a secret – it glows in the dark!  It would make a super cute gift for Christmas, housewarming, or even to celebrate a new addition to the family.  [how to make …

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[25 Feb 2015 | 5 Comments | 2,385 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Need to moisturize your lips but also want a touch of color? Turn regular lip balm into tinted lip balm! Check out how easy it is to DIY it in any shade you want using stuff from the dollar store. Your lips will feel great and look great, all for just a couple bucks. Watch the how-to video below, or keep scrolling for written …