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[8 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 828 views]
Make Inexpensive Valentine Gifts

Need some inspiration for inexpensive yet very nice and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts?  Our pal Tanner from A Little Craft In Your Day demonstrates two fun ideas in this video!  First he makes a project that has been very popular in our DSC Facebook group, a gumball machine made out of a flower pot and a glass bowl, followed by a heart candy collage.  Watch the …

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[2 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 269 views]
Tutorial: Easy Faux Chalk Valentine Treat Bags

Need to make lots of cute Valentine treat bags? Then you are probably also looking for an idea that is quick and easy – and this project fits the bill! This basic idea is easy to adapt to use whatever stickers, embellishments, and treats you happen to have on hand. You can even use different size bags, so you can wrap up …

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[18 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,002 views]
Tutorial: Lavender Exfoliating Soap

Fancy soaps can be expensive.  Why buy them when you can get cheap soap instead and turn it into fancy soap?  This project uses a cut-up bath scrubbie to add a built-in exfoliator to each bar, and it also gives them a fun and distinctive look.

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 846 views]
Give Your Boots A Makeover for Winter

When the temperature drops, I love to wear boots!  I bought an inexpensive pair of boots last winter that turned out to be crazy comfortable!  Unfortunately, because they *were* cheap, the upper started to fall apart.  Rather than give up on my favorite boots, I decided to update them.  With a little paint and a bit of Cuddle fabric, my boots look new again!

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 662 views]
Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope

Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s hand to have around!  See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!  Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that …

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[6 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,172 views]
Tutorial: DIY Washi Tape Organizer

I’m always looking for ways to keep my craft supplies organized.  The less time I have to spend looking for things, the more time I get to spend crafting!  I was thrilled to find these cupcake carriers at Dollar Tree, and immediately knew what I would use them for:  washi tape storage!  Since I’m trying to craft with what I already have, I paired them …

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[4 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,255 views]
Make Valentine Wafer Cookies

Looking for a cute, easy treat for Valentine’s Day?  This idea from Corey at Family Fresh Meals totally fits that description!  Regular ol’ sugar wafer cookies get a big dose of personality with this simple dip-and-sprinkle method.  As simple as they are sweet, these cookies would even be great as a last-minute project!  

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,052 views]
Make a Gold Snake Bowl

Some crafts are of the you’ll-love-it-or-you’ll-hate-it variety, and I have a feeling this project falls into that category.  What do you think of this snake bowl by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof?  Personally, I am firmly in the LOVE IT camp!  It’s sure to be a conversation piece.  Her method for making the bowl is quite clever, so make sure you check out her great …

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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 693 views]
DIY No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap!  It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways.  I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to …

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[29 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 850 views]
Tutorial:  Simple Valentine Bunting

Now that Christmas has passed, Valentine’s Day stuff is filtering into the stores!  I anticipation of this year’s Valentine merch, I dug out my leftovers from last year to try to use some of them up and make room for the pending influx of new stuff.  Stash rotation time!  I decided to make a simple bunting using some gorgeous hearts that I found at Dollar …