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[27 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 904 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 …

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[23 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace | 1,100 views]
Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace

Bibliophiles, check out this adorable leather-bound book pendant necklace I designed! It is super easy to make, so make one for yourself, and all of your book-loving friends! I have posted the instructions over at eBay: [how to make a leather book necklace]

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[7 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Statement Stone Necklace | 1,249 views]
Make a Statement Stone Necklace

Take a few pretty focal pendants made of stone, and turn them into a pretty statement necklace. This Statement Stone Necklace takes less than an hour to make, and uses three pretty focal pendants that cost just $1 — for all THREE (from my sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems — affiliate links included in this post). I braided three chains to make a sturdy chain for …

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

[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Sea Glass Necklace | 1,426 views]
Make a Sea Glass Necklace

Beachcombing is such a fun summer activity, but what do you do with all the treasures you pick up on the beach? Turn your sea glass into a simple and pretty necklace. And psst– if you can’t find any sea glass, you can buy a bag of pre-made sea glass at the dollar store! I shared instructions for how to make the necklace over at …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline »

[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 1,223 views]
DIY Dip Dyed Candles Using Crayons

Make pretty dipped candles using crayons, with my favorite technique for melting wax (that is easy and low-mess). You don’t need any special tools to do this project, and you can find all the materials you need to make this at the dollar store. Find my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love: [crayon wax-dipped candles]
Materials Needed:

White Pillar Candles, $1 each
Crayons, on hand or $1
Large Empty Can, on …

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[18 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crystal Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day | 1,178 views]
Make Crystal Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day

I love to make jewelry, do you love it too? These Swarovski crystal heart and chain drop earrings are a simple project to make, and you can find all the supplies at my favorite jewelry supply site, Fire Mountain Gems. They’ve provided the free tutorial for how to make them (as well as a handy shopping list), so go check them out!

How to make:
Earrings …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Party Crafts »

[30 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chinese Style Paper Lanterns | 1,086 views]
Make Chinese Style Paper Lanterns

No matter what the occasion, these easy, Chinese-style paper lanterns are an inexpensive party decor option that looks spectacular! These ones from Creative Jewish Mom feature metallic embellishments that really elevate the look. These are a classic, kid-friendly project – I remember making a version of these when I was little, though mine were made out of construction paper and not quite so gorgeous as these! [how …

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[11 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Textured Stone Reindeer | 1,012 views]
Make a Textured Stone Reindeer

Adding a bit of interesting texture to your holiday decor doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Just look at this simple project by Aniko at Place of My Taste, who embellished a foam reindeer shape with a bag of dollar store rocks! This basic idea could be extended to other shapes made from other materials as well, giving new life to just about anything …

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[2 Dec 2015 | One Comment | 1,197 views]
Make Pipe Cleaner Cone Trees

How cute is this pipe cleaner cone tree? Sharon at Crafts ‘n Coffee used pipe cleaners to cover a Styrofoam cone with a beautiful, swirly pattern. This project is easy enough to do with the kids, and adds a fun, whimsical touch to your holiday decor. Also e sure to check out her Festival of Trees, featuring lots of ideas for creating Christmas trees out of …

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[29 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 1,279 views]
Make a DIY Pinecone Wreath

Here’s a stunning and cheap Christmas decor craft you can make with stuff from the dollar store, or gathered from your yard: a Pinecone Wreath. I found this amazing idea over at the Consumer Crafts Blog, Crafts Unleashed. You can also find the instructions in ConsumerCrafts.com’s holiday lookbook, that contains ideas and great craft supplies for discounted prices! [instructions for pinecone wreath]
You can also find …