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[14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,166 views]
Make DIY Marquee Letters

Hosting a movie night?  Really wow your guests with these DIY marquee letters!  Jordan from Oh Happy Day used – believe it or not – foam core board and posterboard to create these fab light-up letters.  The lights she used were about $15 a string at Target, but you could just as easily use cheaper strands of lights (preferably LED lights to reduce the risk …

$5 and Under, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[7 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 3,120 views]
Make Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a great way to add both functionality and personality to your garden space. Haeley from Design Improvised wanted to out some in her garden, so she snagged a couple of plain pavers from Lowes at a price of $1.30 each and spruced them up with a pretty paint job! I love her playful combination of colors and the honeycomb pattern she …

$5 and Under, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 717 views]
Make Carnival Ticket American Flag Art

Have you noticed that Dollar Tree carries carnival tickets in their party supplies section?  There are all kinds of crafty things you can do with those tickets – like this American flag art by Leanne at Organize & Decorate Everything!  Not only is this a great piece on its own, you could also use this idea as a basis for making signage, greeting cards, scrapbook …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Garden Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials »

[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,153 views]
Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift with Printable

Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact …

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,495 views]
Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements …

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[30 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,584 views]
Dye Unfinished Wood with Kool Aid

Have you seen the little unfinished wood boxes they sometimes have at Dollar Tree?  There are so many crafty possibilities for decorating them!  One way to give them some personality is by adding a little color – using Kool Aid!  Laura from Pet Scribbles turned a plain wooden box into a purple chest for little treasures using a packet of grape Kool Aid, a use …

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[25 May 2014 | No Comment | 828 views]
Make a Doily Wrapped Vase

Shannon at Mod Podge Rocks is a master of simple elegance.  This easy and high-impact lace vase project is a great way to add a touch of that elegant style to your spring decor!  The use of a square doily is what gives the design this high-end look, and applying the traditional pattern to a more contemporary shape gives it a unique, old-meets-new character.  These …

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[20 May 2014 | 4 Comments | 5,253 views]
Tutorial: Lamp from Foam Core Board

I can’t have lamps in my home.  With four young kids in the house, a lamp would just be another thing for me to clean up after it’s broken.  Trust me, I speak from experience.  I do love the soft light from a lamp in the evening, though, so I decided to play around with an idea that had been in my head for a …

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[19 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,884 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 …

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

[18 May 2014 | No Comment | 796 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 …