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[19 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,719 views]
Tutorial: Springy Owl Wreath

So the question is, whooo’s ready for spring (or maybe summer)? Well this feathered little friend sure is! You can make your own spring owl wreath like the one you see here, using less than $5 in dollar store materials. This wreath is perfect for the owl lover in your life, and is a great way to get in the spring spirit.
Project Materials:

Grapevine wreath, $1
Owl …

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[18 May 2014 | No Comment | 641 views]
Make a Garden Hose Wreath

This year at my house it is time to invest in a new hose.  The old one still looks fine, but as soon as you turn it on it shoots up a fountain-like leak.  Know the feeling?  Feel bad about throwing that old hose in the trash?  Jill from Create.Craft.Love. has an idea for you!  She turned an old hose into a lovely spring wreath …

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[15 May 2014 | One Comment | 480 views]
Make Patriotic Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

We are pleased to have Stacy from Fancy Shanty with us today to share this delectable recipe and display stand!  If you enjoy this project, be sure to stop by her blog and see what else she has been up to!
Looking for a quick and easy centerpiece decoration for your patriotic party this year? This sinfully moist Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe will have the chocolate …

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[10 May 2014 | No Comment | 442 views]
Make Wood and Copper Necklaces

Sometimes the simplest materials can make a huge impact!  Take, for example, these necklaces by Mandy over at See Kate Sew.  Combining unfinished wooden beads with copper tubing from the plumbing department, the unrefined materials give a surprisingly sophisticated result.  Be sure to check out all of her variations on this design as well – there are lots of ways to string the beads and …

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[4 May 2014 | No Comment | 499 views]
Make Burlap and Lace Topiary Trees

I’ve been a little bit burlap-obsessed lately, and suddenly it’s showing up all over in my decor.  And not just by itself, either; I have been head-over-heels for the combination of burlap and lace together.  Over at Mrs. Greene I made these springy burlap topiaries out of foam cones and glass candlesticks, which I intended as decorations for spring but like so much that I …

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[3 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,040 views]
Make a Doily Bowl

Doilies aren’t just for making a place to display dusty knick-knacks at grandma’s house.  No, there are so many more things you can do with them!  When Amy at DIY Candy found some colorful doilies in a dollar bin she knew she had to have them, and eventually the idea struck to turn them into these cute bowls.  A dousing in fabric stiffener gives them …

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[29 Apr 2014 | 7 Comments | 2,971 views]
Tutorial: No-Sew T-shirt Pillow featuring Tulip Stencils

This week we are bringing you a fun no-sew stenciled pillow tutorial, courtesy of Tulip and their fine stencils and fabric paints, part of the Tulip For Your Home line. Do you have an old t-shirt that you no longer wear? Or maybe you found a stash of colorful t-shirts at the dollar store (I love it when that happens) and you want to create …

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[29 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,151 views]
DIY Stamped Towels and Cloth Napkins

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I bet the special women in your life would love a hand made gift!  Inspired by Anthropologie, these stamped fabric gifts are quick to make and easy to customize for the recipient.  (And why not make a few for yourself to keep, too?)

If you’ve tried painting on fabric before, you know that paint tends to leave either a slick …

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 864 views]
Tutorial: Make a Glittery Duck Tape Pen Organizer (from Recyclables!)

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

Here at Dollar Store Crafts, we love crafting with Duck Tape®! The only thing better is adding recycled materials to the mix. In today's project, we've done both, and created a Glitter Duck Tape® desk organizer made from recycled paper towel tubes. We're celebrating spring and Earth Month with this blingy project …

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[8 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,432 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …