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[17 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,772 views]
Make a Map Necklace

Is there a place that is close to your heart?  Perhaps you have fond memories of special times in a certain city, or maybe you need a going away present for someone who is spreading their wings and leaving their hometown.  There are lots of great reasons why you might want to make this beautiful map pendant by Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects!  Similarly, you …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[15 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Faux Succulent Planter with Frames | 1,565 views]
Make a Faux Succulent Planter with Frames

Has your Dollar Tree gotten faux succulents in stock yet?  We are super excited about them and love all of the ideas we’ve seen using them!  Over at Anything & Everything, Tara used a few dollar store picture frames to create a terrarium-style planter for her plastic succulents.  It looks totally high-end but you can make one for just a few bucks, and since the …

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[11 May 2015 | Comments Off on How to Paint A Princess Glass | 1,292 views]
How to Paint A Princess Glass

Not too long ago, someone posted pictured of Princess inspired wine glasses. Someone asked how to make them, and I offered to make a tutorial for the project. It took a while, but here it is: how to make glittery princess wine glasses!

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[9 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Perler Bead Rose Tray | 698 views]
Make a Perler Bead Rose Tray

They were one of my favorite childhood activities, but perler beads are not just for kids anymore!  Checkout this fab rose tray made by Vanessa at Tried & True.  It reminds me of a cross stitch motif, and I absolutely love it!  She even offers up a free printable template to follow so you can replicate her design easily.  Or use the tray idea without …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Headline, Party Crafts »

[8 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pool Noodle Luminaries | 2,030 views]
Make Pool Noodle Luminaries

Pool noodles are back on the shelf at Dollar Tree!  There are a lot of great ideas out there for using pool noodles in crafts, including these cute luminaries by Jill at Create Craft Love.  You can even float them in the pool!  How cool is that?  They’ll be great for creating mood lighting at your summer parties!  [how to make pool noodle luminaries]
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[5 May 2015 | One Comment | 5,854 views]
Tutorial: Wire Wrapped Bead Rings

I’m going to warn you right now that this project is addictive!  Once you get the hang of it you won’t want to stop making these beautiful wire wrapped bead rings.  They’re quick to make, and I ended up making almost a dozen in just an hour.  This project would make a pretty last minute Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation day gift. This is also …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[2 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers | 423 views]
Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers

Need garden markers on the cheap?  Jennifer from Just JP has a great idea for you – DIY some out of paint stir sticks!  You may even have the stir sticks laying around already – I know that whenever I buy paint at my local hardware store, they always give me more of them than I actually need, so I usually have a stash of spares in …

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[28 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,179 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie Globe Knockoff

In my opinion, Anthropologie has the coolest stuff but not the most budget friendly prices. I think part of what I love about their items is their artisan quality…they look hand crafted and unique, not factory made. It’s this characteristic that makes it so tempting to try to knock off Anthro items. I loved the look and the idea behind this $200 globe at Anthro, so I made my own version.

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[27 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Hand Mirror | 1,241 views]
Tutorial: DIY Hand Mirror

Every girly-girl should have a pretty hand mirror! You could buy one from the store, but if you can’t find one that you like, or you want one that is special and unique, it’s super easy to make one from scratch!

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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 947 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …