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[12 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 810 views]
12 Easy DIY Household Cleaning Recipes

Who likes to save money AND know what is inside the cleaning supplies they use around the house? YOU DO! Over at eBay, I have shared twelve DIY household cleaning recipes that are made from stuff you already have on hand (plus one or two special ingredients). You can get the plastic spray bottles, brushes, rags, and gloves at the dollar store! Between shopping at …

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[11 Nov 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,149 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

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[10 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 501 views]
Make Nut Shell Tealights

Nuts in the shell are a holiday classic.  But what do you do with those shells once the nuts have been removed?  Over at One O, Chiara turned a few shells into festive little tea lights!  Of course, as with any candles, don’t leave these burning unattended – especially since the bottoms of the nuts are rounded, so you’ll need to be careful about how …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 907 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terrie, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,737 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[3 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,422 views]
Tutorial: Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve always loved ornament making, so this year I’ve decided to make it more of a focus!  As I was leafing through my stash with ornaments in mind, I came across a roll of cork that I snagged for cheap at a local discount store.  I found myself wondering how it would look with wood stain.  Then I remembered I had green wood stain.  And …

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[28 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,585 views]
Give Your Fridge a Make Over for Under $5

I have a love/hate relationship with my stainless steel refridgerator.  While I love the look of stainless steel, I hate how hard it is to keep it clean!  I’m always wiping fingerprints and smudges off the doors and handles.  I saw these adhesive backsplash sheets at Dollar Tree and knew I’d found a solution to my problem.
 

Project estimate:

Adhesive backsplash (4) – $1 per sheet
Game pieces …

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[27 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,001 views]
Tutorial: Simple Holiday Sign

The other day I found some little chalkboards at Dollar Tree and I knew that they had great potential for making some kind of signs. So I dug into my stash and found some embellishments to dress it up and turn it into a simple sign for the holidays! You could also use this same technique to make signs for all kinds of …

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[26 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 1,412 views]
Make Snowman on a Stick Treats

You need cute holiday treats for your kid’s class or a holiday gathering, but baking isn’t exactly your strongest skill.  Think you are going to have to resign yourself to buying those slice-and-bake sugar cookie logs?  Think again!  These snowmen on a stick Based on an idea she saw elsewhere, Randi from Dukes and Dutchessses made a couple of alterations to the materials – and you can …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 674 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …