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[5 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,208 views]
Tutorial: DIY Shark Socks

Hooray, it’s shark week at DSC!  I love to see what fun ideas and projects the team comes up with.  Shark projects can run the spectrum from scary to silly to chic, and the idea I have for you today definitely falls in the “silly” category, with a nod to how scary sharks are.

Admit it, haven’t we all worried about critters nibbling on our toes …

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[15 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,981 views]
Tutorial: Emergency Candy Bottles

I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she recently published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm.  I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version.  Rather than a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.

Project estimate:

Colored Glass Bottle, 2 for $1.77
Non pareils, on hand or …

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

[2 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,747 views]
Tutorial: Make a DIY Summer Clutch

Using an unlikely dollar-store item, you can make an easy summer clutch inspired by high-end fashion.  Holes are hot right now. This year, sporty summer fashion is including a lot of eyelet, perforated fabric, leather and mesh. You can try out this trend for less than $3.

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

[14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,221 views]
Make DIY Marquee Letters

Hosting a movie night?  Really wow your guests with these DIY marquee letters!  Jordan from Oh Happy Day used – believe it or not – foam core board and posterboard to create these fab light-up letters.  The lights she used were about $15 a string at Target, but you could just as easily use cheaper strands of lights (preferably LED lights to reduce the risk …

$5 and Under, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[7 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 3,152 views]
Make Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a great way to add both functionality and personality to your garden space. Haeley from Design Improvised wanted to out some in her garden, so she snagged a couple of plain pavers from Lowes at a price of $1.30 each and spruced them up with a pretty paint job! I love her playful combination of colors and the honeycomb pattern she …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 723 views]
Make Carnival Ticket American Flag Art

Have you noticed that Dollar Tree carries carnival tickets in their party supplies section?  There are all kinds of crafty things you can do with those tickets – like this American flag art by Leanne at Organize & Decorate Everything!  Not only is this a great piece on its own, you could also use this idea as a basis for making signage, greeting cards, scrapbook …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Garden Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials »

[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,166 views]
Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift with Printable

Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact …

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,515 views]
Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements …

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[30 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,606 views]
Dye Unfinished Wood with Kool Aid

Have you seen the little unfinished wood boxes they sometimes have at Dollar Tree?  There are so many crafty possibilities for decorating them!  One way to give them some personality is by adding a little color – using Kool Aid!  Laura from Pet Scribbles turned a plain wooden box into a purple chest for little treasures using a packet of grape Kool Aid, a use …

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[25 May 2014 | No Comment | 838 views]
Make a Doily Wrapped Vase

Shannon at Mod Podge Rocks is a master of simple elegance.  This easy and high-impact lace vase project is a great way to add a touch of that elegant style to your spring decor!  The use of a square doily is what gives the design this high-end look, and applying the traditional pattern to a more contemporary shape gives it a unique, old-meets-new character.  These …