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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 581 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 …

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[30 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 620 views]
Make Aluminium Notebook Covers

The dollar store is a great place to buy notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks.  How do you tun those cheap notebooks into something really special?  Check out how Aunt Peaches used plain ol’ white glue and some aluminium tape to give some little notebooks a funky, textured makeover.  Inspired by doodling, the possibilities for personalized designs are limitless!  [how to make aluminium notebook covers]
Project estimate:

Notebook, on …

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[24 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs | 563 views]
Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs

Have you ever tried a new-to-you product and wondered how you lived without it?  I bought a lot of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder on clearance last year, unsure of what I’d do with it.  I started playing around with it and I’m hooked.  It’s such a fun product to work with!  I like using it on cards, but I especially like the look achieved when …

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[22 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape | 567 views]
Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape

Are you ready to get outside and dig in the dirt? Whether it’s your first garden or your twentieth, you’ll want to be sure to mark your rows so you remember what you planted where! These plant markers from Creative Green Living are both adorable and easy to make in just a few minutes. [how to make plant markers from clothespins]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, $1 and up
Washi tape, on …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Bunny Decor from Wood Spools | 934 views]
Tutorial: Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor. Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters. For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

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[15 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Decorative Plaque Makeover | 885 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Plaque Makeover

It’s easy to give cheap plaques a makeover to make them look more high-end.

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[9 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 847 views]
Tutorial: St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Have you seen the long, skinny scarves that Dollar Tree had for St. Patrick’s Day the last couple of years?  I realized that they are absolutely perfect for making fabric flowers, which inspired me to make this fun headband!  If you can’t find these scarves (the best seasonal stuff usually sells out pretty quick), then you can also substitute any long, skinny strip of fabric.
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[3 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath | 942 views]
Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath

This would be cute on a dorm door, in a window, on an office bulletin board, or any other small space that could use some cheer!

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[1 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait | 589 views]
Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait

Whether your are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or you need a fun gift idea for another family, everyone is sure to love these adorable penguins.  The project also has a secret – it glows in the dark!  It would make a super cute gift for Christmas, housewarming, or even to celebrate a new addition to the family.  [how to make …

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[25 Feb 2015 | 5 Comments | 2,480 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Turn regular lip balm into tinted lip balm! Check out how easy it is to transform cheap lip balm into any shade you want using stuff from the dollar store. Your lips will feel great and look great, all for just a couple bucks. Watch the how-to video or follow our written directions.