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[27 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 546 views]
Make a Wood Slice Pumpkin

Yesterday at Dollar Tree I grabbed several of the little foam pumpkins.  I’m not sure what I am doing with them yet, but I bought them as soon as I saw them because the good holiday stuff usually sells out pretty fast, and I didn’t want to miss out on them!  So now I’ve been keeping an eye out for pumpkin inspiration, and that’s how …

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[26 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 218 views]
Make Mini Donut Spiders

We’re total suckers for innovative ideas that we haven’t seen before, and we kinda fell in love with this one!  Autumn from It’s Always Autumn turned mini chocolate donuts into cute lil’ spiders, complete with edible legs and eyes.  They’re sure to be a big hit at any Halloween party, with your family, or with your coworkers!  You could also substitute other small baked goods if …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials »

[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 486 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[7 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 4,285 views]
Make DIY Gel Air Fresheners

This is one of those projects that made me stop and marvel – it’s such a good idea!  Sara from Bitz & Giggles made these beautiful jars that function as air fresheners, making your home look prettier and smell prettier st the same time.  With fall merchandise on the shelves it’s the perfect time to replicate these for your seasonal decor.  For other seasons you …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[3 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 640 views]
Make a Faux Wrought Iron Necklace

With the seasons changing, it’s last call for summery garden wares before they are gone off of the shelves for the year.  And you’ll definitely want to try to get your hands on a couple of things once you see this fabulous jewelry tutorial from Michelle at Mich L. in L.A.  With just a few dollars worth of supplies she created this fun and funky faux …

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[2 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 468 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

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[29 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 2,462 views]
Give Plastic Bins a Fancy Makeover

We love a quick and easy makeover.  Take, for example, these adorable storage bins by Katie at Little House of Four.  Would you believe that they started out as a brightly-colored four pack?  That’s right, they were just a quarter each!  By taming the color with spray paint and adding some nifty drawer pulls, she gave them a super high-end look for just a couple …

$5 and Under, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[9 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 606 views]
Tutorial: Soft Shark Flip-Flops

While shopping at Dollar Tree for my Crafty Shark Week projects, I saw these stuffed animal sharks and decided that I really needed to make them into funny flip-flops. I think “flip-flops” is my Shark theme this year (see my flip-flop wreath and my flip-flop shark sculpture!). This is a quick and easy craft that you can make using stuff from the dollar store. Not …

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[7 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 378 views]
Tutorial: Shark-Bitten Flip-Flop Wreath

Crafty Shark Week, everybody! Make a cute poolside sign that says “Beware: Shark Infested Waters” and is made out of dollar store flip-flops that look like they’ve survived a shark attack! This wreath would be cute for a kids’ bathroom or nautical-themed bedroom too.

I was inspired to make this shark-bitten flip-flop wreath by a Shark Party Idea post I saw on Chickabug (who found it …

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[5 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,204 views]
Tutorial: DIY Shark Socks

Hooray, it’s shark week at DSC!  I love to see what fun ideas and projects the team comes up with.  Shark projects can run the spectrum from scary to silly to chic, and the idea I have for you today definitely falls in the “silly” category, with a nod to how scary sharks are.

Admit it, haven’t we all worried about critters nibbling on our toes …