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[2 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on 2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts | 1,440 views]
2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts

Fall leaves are my favorite decoration! I love fall, so I came up with two inexpensive craft ideas using fall leaves (or faux fall leaves) for the Live.Craft.Love blog — you can use some dollar store materials to make these cute crafts: a paper plate fall leaf wreath, and a mason jar lamp.
You can find sparkly leaf shapes, paper plates, mason jar lamp adapter kit, …

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

[24 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,241 views]
Make Medusa Head Wall Art

As a Halloween decorator, my tastes tend to run a little toward the macabre, but with a bit of sophistication.  So when I saw this fun Medusa head wall art from Jennifer Perkins, I swooned a bit!  Hers is made using some dimensional wall art that she found at a thrift shop, but you could also use a painting.  This project is just one element of …

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

[18 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern | 1,483 views]
Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern

If you spend much time in thrift stores or going to yard sales, you have probably seen a bajillion wicker paper plate holders.  Next time you see them, grab ’em and make some of these cute Jack-o-lanterns by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods.  And if you find a whole stack pf plate holders, you can cut out all kinds of different faces to make a fun …

$5 and Under, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, High Concept »

[8 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,529 views]
Make a Throw Pillow Tote Bag

So, you are wandering around a yard sale or thrift store, or past a clearance shelf at a box store, and you see a beautiful throw pillow.  And it’s CHEAP.  Cheaper than what you’d pay for that beautiful fabric it’s made of if you were to head to the craft store to buy it.  But it doesn’t really match your decor.  Or maybe you just …

$5 and Under, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[3 Sep 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,274 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Reading Light

As the mother of four boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage them to read. Adding a few extra minutes of reading time at bedtime is a great way to encourage budding readers! One way to make reading time even more fun is to give kids a reading light they can use in their dark bedrooms. Here’s a quick and easy …

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

[17 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Rainbow Sprinkle Shoes | 893 views]
Make Rainbow Sprinkle Shoes

Did you know that it’s National Ice Cream Month? In celebration of the occasion, Carrie at Dream Green DIY made shoes that honor her favorite ice cream topping: rainbow sprinkles! All you need is a pair of shoes, some paint, and a small dose of patience to make your own rainbow sprinkle kicks.

$5 and Under, Accessories, cheap crafts, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[14 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,538 views]
Make DIY Layered Necklaces

Have you noticed the trend of layered necklaces? They are selling adorable layered necklace sets on websites like Modcloth and Anthropologie, but you don’t have to shell out for those when you can make layered necklaces yourself! Check out my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love and make your own, from dozens of layered necklace kits. [how to make a layered necklace]
Each kit costs about $3.27 and …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Kids »

[9 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Foam Flower Wreath | 1,219 views]
Make a Foam Flower Wreath

Making wreaths is one of the best crafts, for many reasons. They are easy, fun, and provide near-instant gratification. Even kids can get in on the wreath-making action, with this pretty Foam Flower Wreath I made for Live.Craft.Love. All you need is a recycled cereal box base and a foam flower kit. Easy and fun! And after they are done, your tweens, teens, or grade-schoolers …

$5 and Under, Accessories, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[21 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 2,071 views]
Make a Teacup Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are hot right now!  As easy to make as they are charming, Heather shows how to make your own teacup fairy garden over at Live Craft Love.  Look for teacups at thrift stores and yard sales, where you can find some really cute ones for cheap.  If you don’t have a very green thumb, you can also use faux succulents in place of …

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[10 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Primitive Flag Tray | 1,118 views]
Tutorial: Primitive Flag Tray

Flag Day is coming up this weekend and the 4th of July is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to make yourself a patriotic serving tray! This one uses a simple antiquing technique to make it look like it’s been in the family for generations.