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[28 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,458 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 | 965 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 | 1,308 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 | 662 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: …

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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 650 views]
Tutorial:  Sugar Skull Coin Purses

I recently got a box of really great new merchandise from Crafty Chica and ILoveToCreate, including some wonderful sugar skull patches.  I knew right away that they would be great for quickly personalizing all kinds of different stuff from the dollar store!  Since the colors of the sugar skulls are bold and bright, I wanted to use them to embellish something equally bright.  These coin …

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[14 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 949 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Skeleton Accessories

I’ve been having fun crafting with these mini skeleton hands!  They are the perfect size for making quick Halloween accesories.  I purchased a pack at Michaels so I could make a set of hair clips, and started thinking of other ways to use them.  I came up with a scarf pin and a really fun fascinator!  Here’s how you can make your own.

Project estimate:

Skeleton hands, …

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[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 405 views]
Tutorial:  Scarf-Wrapped Pumpkin

One of the items I was most excited to see in this year’s Halloween selections at Dollar Tree was a selection of cute scarves – so of course I had to pick up a couple of them! I also grabbed a handful of foam pumpkins because they always sell out fast, and as I was unpacking my bags when I got home I was …

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[12 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,001 views]
Make a Halloween Treat Stand

We’re beg fans of all the seasonal serving ware at the dollar store.  Over at A Little Craft In Your Day, Tanner took a Halloween themed pieces and combined them to make this fun treat stand!  It’s perfect for holding cupcakes, cookies, candy, or other other treats.  Make one for a Halloween party to add to the buffet or on a table for your guests …

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[11 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,894 views]
Make a Glowing Skulls Lantern

My Halloween decor tends to center largely around skeletons and skulls – I even have a couple of skull themed pieces that stay out year-round as part of my regular decor.  (What can I say?  I have very eclectic taste!)  So it’s no surprise that I am totally in love with this bony candle lantern by Susan at Oh My! Creative.  Inspired by a similar …

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[6 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 631 views]
Tutorial: Faux Tie Dye Tote Bag

A while back I bought a canvas tote bag at a local discount store – it was a plain white bag of a nice size, and it was cheap, so I picked it up with no particular plans for it, but knowing that it would make a good project.  A few weeks later I got a new laptop, and discovered that the tote bag was …