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[8 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Copper Pumpkins Fall Centerpiece | 1,197 views]
Copper Pumpkins Fall Centerpiece

When it comes to dollar store crafting, spray paint is one of the best tools you have to transform dollar store materials into pretty home decor accents that look much more expensive! I love this fall centerpiece that takes humble dollar store pumpkin pails into an upscale home decor element. This great project was found at Up to Date Interiors, so hop over and check …

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[6 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Chic Bandanna Pillow Covers | 819 views]
Make Chic Bandanna Pillow Covers

Bandannas are a great craft material – inexpensive, colorful, and printed with those great designs! I love this quick and easy project I found over at Heathered Nest: cute Bandanna Pillows. You can find bandannas at the dollar store, Walmart, or online for $1 or less. (Also, I love the room design that goes with these pillows, so be sure to click through and check …

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[4 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Your Own Spa Bath Salts | 647 views]
Make Your Own Spa Bath Salts

Bath salts are a key component of the spa experience, but did you know how easy it is to make your own? I found Epsom salts at my local dollar store, and added a couple additional ingredients to make a delicately-scented spa-style bath salts at a fraction of the price to buy them at a department store. I posted my recipe and instructions over at …

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[3 Sep 2016 | One Comment | 1,154 views]
Make Aspen Tree Wall Art

Make your own Aspen Tree-inspired wall art with a few supplies, then your fall and winter decorating is done! This tutorial is by Jennifer of TheCraftPatchBlog, and I just love how it turned out (and how she styled her couch, with the buffalo check pillows and the knit/crochet pillows) — so cozy! Find out how to make the Aspen Wall Art here, at Crafts Unleashed: …

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[31 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub from Dollar Store Stuff | 641 views]

I just used this Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub, and can I brag? I smell delicious! I found almost all the ingredients for this sugar scrub at my local dollar store, and it takes just minutes to put together. Now that I use sugar scrubs in the shower, I can skip using moisturizing lotion when I get out of the shower. Plus, I smell like dessert. To …

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[11 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Make Foam Fruit Stamps | 536 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 | 871 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 | 986 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 | 704 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 | 713 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 – …