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[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Sea Glass Necklace | 1,329 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 | 1,007 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 …

$5 and Under, Accessories, Headline »

[18 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crystal Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day | 1,154 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 | 1,063 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 …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[11 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Textured Stone Reindeer | 989 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 …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[2 Dec 2015 | One Comment | 1,165 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 …

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

[29 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 1,254 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 …

$5 and Under, Gifts to Make, Headline »

[21 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Marigold Mugs | 1,321 views]
Make Painted Marigold Mugs

Handpainted mugs make great Christmas gifts. Is there a tea or coffee lover on your list? Try this technique and make them something extra special! This stunning floral design by Alison at iLoveToCreate is easier than you might think. (Note that this particular project is done with special mugs and paint markers that are food-safe. If you use other glass paint markers that are not food-safe, you should …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments | 1,051 views]
Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments

Cute ornaments can also be quick ornaments! In just 15 minutes you can make these easy painted wood ornaments. It’s a great way to use the pre-cut wooden shapes from the craft store. Or, if you have the right tools, cutting out some basic shapes for ornaments is a great way to use up scrap wood! See how I made them over at Mrs. Greene.[how …

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[4 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves | 1,465 views]
Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves

We love using fake floral items from the dollar store, but sometimes they look so, well…. fake. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Michelle at The Painted Hinge took some dollar store leaves to the next level with a clever paint treatment that makes them look so much more real. Use these on their own as table scatter, or work them into your other …