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[18 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,005 views]
Tutorial: Retro PacMan Baby Blanket

I love to make gifts for people I care about, and baby presents top my list of favorite things to make.  I’m so excited that Heather is joining the crazy, fun “mom of 4″ club and, of course, wanted to make something unique for her new addition.  I was browsing Heather’s Pinterest boards and saw an adorable DIY Pacman mobile she had pinned.  That’s when …

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[9 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,144 views]
Make a Glittery Jewelry Tray

My jewelry has a tendency to get a little out of control. Necklaces here, rings there, earrings earrings everywhere! I’m sure having a designated place to put all my baubles would keep them from looking like a cluttery mess. Have you ever noticed how simply putting the same pile of clutter on a tray makes you look instantly organized? This tray from Mod Podge Rocks …

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[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 798 views]
Make a Valentine Table Scatter Bunting

The dollar store is one of my favorite places to pick up inexpensive seasonal crafting items.  A perennial favorite across all seasons is their glitter table scatter. Over on Creative Green Living, I show you how to take some wired burlap ribbon and combine it with Valentine table scatter to make a cute bunting perfect for a mantle, door, or mirror.  [how to make an …

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 756 views]
Make Faux Stained Glass Glue Hearts

When I was a kid, some of my favorite projects were suncatchers, and still today I have a fascination with stained glass and other glass arts. These faux stained glass hearts from Amy at Make and Takes uses white glue with colors added to create a stained glass effect, cleverly framed in with a heart-shaped plastic bracelet. I think they would look wonderful as a …

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[4 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,870 views]
Tutorial: Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Wreath

I decided I wanted a Valentine’s Day wreath this year.  I’ve never been a big wreath person, but Pinterest can change a girl.  I wasn’t sure exactly how my wreath would look, I just knew I wanted it to be big, bold, and red.
I headed to Dollar Tree and just started picking up red Valentine items that “spoke” to me.  I liked the sparkly garland, …

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[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,972 views]
Tutorial: 3 Duck Tape Valentine Crafts

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It’s time to get in the mood… for Dollar Store Crafting with Duck Brand® Tape! Lovey dovey, pink puffy hearts and chocolates kind of mood: VALENTINE’S DAY!! We have three clever Valentine’s Day craft ideas for you that use some Duck Brand® Tape Valentine's Day designs.

Our three dollar …

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[1 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,482 views]
Make a DIY Cupcake Cloche

I love covered cake plates. Of course, everything you love is even better when it is in miniature! This darling cupcake cloche stand from Refresh Restyle is not only adorable but will save you big money over buying one of these in a store! It’s the perfect way to make dessert extra special. [how to make a gold glass cupcake cloche]
Project estimate:

Glass candle plate, $1 …

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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,264 views]
Make Cement Valentine Hearts

Looking for a non-candy Valentine trinket idea that’s a little more on the grown up side?  Check out these cement conversation hearts from Chelsea at Lovely Indeed!  This is yet another of the million-and-one uses we’ve seen for those silicone ice cube trays that they have for each season at Dollar Tree, and the resulting heart makes a nice little bauble to decorate your desk.  …

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[28 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,303 views]
Tutorial: DIY Jewelry Organizer with Plastic Canvas

When I saw these sweet unfinished wood hearts in the Valentine section at Michael’s, I bought them without knowing what I’d do with them.  I really don’t need anymore frames, but I could use a lot of help getting organized.  That’s when I decided to turn it into an earring holder.  Instead of the usual chicken wire, I opted to use plastic canvas, which can …

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[27 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | 8,526 views]
Tutorial: Valentine’s Day Infinity Scarf

Every time the holidays change, I make a point of visiting Dollar Tree to see what’s new for the season.  This year I spotted something that I was instantly drawn to: lightweight fabric scarves.  They were obviously made of cheap materials and weren’t much of anything special on their own, but I had a feeling that with a little DIY they could be transformed into …