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[11 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 196 views]
Make Foam Fruit Stamps

Citrus fruit is a fun and timeless print for summer. Make your own citrus-themed stamps using craft foam with this easy tutorial from Tattooed Martha! Add this motif to fabric, wrapping paper, or any other surface that you can think of to stamp. You can also use this method to make other DIY stamp shapes! [how to make foam fruit stamps]
Project estimate:

Craft foam, on hand or …

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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub | 262 views]
5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub

I have recently fallen in love with creating DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store. They are quick and easy to make, but I was REALLY sold as soon as I used one of these scrubs in the shower. Now I can’t take a shower without using one of my custom scrubs, and I smell DELICIOUS! If you are a coffee …

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[11 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe | 718 views]
DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe

You might have noticed I’ve become a tad bit obsessed with making body scrubs, and for good reason! One, the dollar store has a huge amount of great ingredients that make fabulous scrubs (on a budget), and two, I have never smelled so good in my whole life (I have been using all the scrubs I make for these recipes every day in the shower). …

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[10 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Patriotic Pillow Cover | 520 views]
Make a Patriotic Pillow Cover

Throw pillows are one of my vices. I fall firmly in the “You Can Never Have Too Many” camp! But I’ve discovered that it’s a lot cheaper to simply DIY pillow covers that I can use to temporarily change my decor. This works well for seasonal decor like the patriotic look of summer. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created these fool-proof patriotic pillow covers that are …

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe | 510 views]
5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

Last week, I went crazy and made several DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store, and I gotta tell you, I smell DELICIOUS this week! If you are a coffee lover like me, you will love this 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe! It is so easy to make, and has several benefits for your skin – …

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[31 May 2016 | One Comment | 573 views]
Make Sea Salt Scrub: Black Soap, Shea & Coconut Oil

Smooth, clean, and moisturize your skin with a homemade spa treat. Treat your summer skin with this DIY bath & body recipe for a Sea Salt scrub using Black soap from the dollar store. I posted instructions for making this yummy-smelling salt scrub over at eBay. [salt scrub recipe: black soap, shea, and coconut]

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[20 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath | 613 views]
Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath

Print your heirloom family photos and turn them into a pretty Family Tree Photo Wreath. You can customize this photo wreath with your favorite pretty paper and embellishments, or use this idea for a Graduation wreath to show your grad’s best photos from their lifetime. Find my tutorial over at MyPrintly: [Family Tree Photo Wreath]
Project Materials:

Vintage family photos, reprinted on photo paper, about $.15 each
12” …

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[16 May 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make a Photo Cactus Garden | 649 views]
How to Make a Photo Cactus Garden

Love plants, but don’t have a green thumb? This photo cactus planter project by Kathy Cano-Murillo (aka Crafty Chica) over at MyPrintly is just the thing! Print photos to craft into an adorable cactus garden that will never need to be watered. Find supplies for completing this project at the dollar store. [how to make a photo cactus planter]
Project Materials:

Small Ceramic or Plastic Plant Pot, …

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[2 May 2016 | Comments Off on Easy Watercolor Quote Art – Even If You’re Not Artistic | 1,115 views]
Easy Watercolor Quote Art – Even If You’re Not Artistic

Watercolors are trending and popular right now, and while painting a great watercolor painting can be tricky, this watercolor quote art is not tricky at all! Well, there is a trick to it, but anyone can do it, and make gorgeous watercolor wall art. I share my how-to (including a video demonstrating everything) over at eBay, so hop over there to find out how easy …

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[27 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 838 views]
Make Eyeshadow Balm for $2

A few weeks ago, I shared how you can tint your own lip balm, using no special materials. Well, I also experimented with creating eyeshadow balm, and I shared my findings and instructions over at eBay. [how to make eyeshadow balm]
You can use lip balm and old eye shadows you already have on hand, or you can make a quick trip to the dollar store …