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[8 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,120 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …

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[1 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,168 views]
Tutorial: Decorated Hanging Lanterns

Spring is one of my favorite times to shop at Dollar Tree.  I’m always amazed at the outdoor items they offer!  I like to make my backyard inviting since my family tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors before the weather gets too hot.  When I saw these adorable battery operated lanterns, I knew I wanted them to add some fun decor (and …

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[29 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,935 views]
Make a Recycled Tire Rope Ottoman

Some past-their-prime items can be a little more difficult than other to properly dispose of.  One such item is a very common one: the rubber tire.  If you’ve ever tried to get rid of unwanted tires, you know it can be tricky.  In my area there is nowhere to take them unless you pay for them to be taken – and who wants to pay to …

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[25 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,673 views]
Make Your Own Metal Wall Art with Dollar Items

I think a lot of us budget crafters have the same issue:  champagne tastes but beer budgets.  I like to admire high end decor catalogs, and I love the metal wall art that seems to be all the rage.  When I saw the pretty metal trellises that are available at Dollar Tree right now, they reminded me of some of the metal wall art I …

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[18 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,837 views]
Recycled Craft:  Candleholder Made From a Trophy

One of the many things I love about writing for Dollar Store Crafts is that DSC crafters are so open minded to different crafting ideas.  Occasionally, I’ve made something quite out of the norm (like this mirror) and been delighted to find that you all really liked the idea.  Two weeks ago I made a bottle topper out of a trophy, and I looked at …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,986 views]
Send Easter Eggs in the Mail

When you’re a kid, getting something in the mail is a pretty big deal.  (Heck, even as an adult I get excited about anything that isn’t a bill or junk!)  What you may not know about the mail is, you can send all kinds of stuff besides just boxes!  I once knew somebody who attached a mailing label directly to a playground-style rubber ball and …

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[8 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,849 views]
Make a Mosaic Flamingo

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about garden projects! We’re big fans of the ol’ classic pink plastic flamingos, so it’s no surprise that we love this quirky mosaic flamingo by Lucy at Lucy Designs. Starting with a plain flamingo, you can make your own with a few tiles, a little grout, a fair amount of time, and lots of …

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[7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,522 views]
Make a Faux Galvanized Cake Stand

Galvanized metal has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as farmhouse and shabby chic design styles come back into fashion.  Love the look but don’t want to fork over the cash for some of the fancy galvanized pieces you see at places like West Elm or Pottery Barn?  If you shop the fancy catalogs, galvanized serving pieces can cost $30 or more.  Maysem …

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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,205 views]
Make Thumb Tack Ampersand Art

I’m kind of a sucker for typographical art, but it’s also sort of a love/hate relationship.  I adore the look, but so often the typography pieces I see at the store are too literal or corny for my personal decorating taste; I can appreciate why someone would want the word “eat” on their kitchen wall or “love” on display with family photos, but it’s just …

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[20 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 2,550 views]
Make Your Own Sock Monkey

Sock monkeys make perfect presents for little ones. With so many fun sock patterns to choose from at the dollar store, you’ll be sure to find a sock that will match the tastes of the kiddo or parents! Just keep in mind that button eyes should only be used on monkeys given to older children who no longer put things in their mouths. For a …