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[21 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Marigold Mugs | 1,271 views]
Make Painted Marigold Mugs

Handpainted mugs make great Christmas gifts. Is there a tea or coffee lover on your list? Try this technique and make them something extra special! This stunning floral design by Alison at iLoveToCreate is easier than you might think. (Note that this particular project is done with special mugs and paint markers that are food-safe. If you use other glass paint markers that are not food-safe, you should …

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[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments | 1,020 views]
Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments

Cute ornaments can also be quick ornaments! In just 15 minutes you can make these easy painted wood ornaments. It’s a great way to use the pre-cut wooden shapes from the craft store. Or, if you have the right tools, cutting out some basic shapes for ornaments is a great way to use up scrap wood! See how I made them over at Mrs. Greene.[how …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline »

[4 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves | 1,435 views]
Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves

We love using fake floral items from the dollar store, but sometimes they look so, well…. fake. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Michelle at The Painted Hinge took some dollar store leaves to the next level with a clever paint treatment that makes them look so much more real. Use these on their own as table scatter, or work them into your other …

$5 and Under, Food Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[2 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Thanksgiving Turkey Treats | 956 views]
Make Thanksgiving Turkey Treats

Now that Halloween has passed, have you started making plans for Thanksgiving? For many families it’s one of the biggest gatherings of the year, so you definitely want to plan ahead! Greet your guests with these festive, candy-filled favors made out of clear vinyl gloves, designed by Morena at Crafts Unleashed. You could even use them as place cards at the table! [how to make Thanksgiving …

$5 and Under, Food Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Party Crafts »

[14 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make Monster Eyeball Donuts | 771 views]
Make Monster Eyeball Donuts

Need a scary snack in a hurry? Check out this spooktastic Halloween snack idea from Ashley at Sugar & Cloth – a selection of everyday sweets become a collection of monster eyeballs! You can find most of what you’ll need at the dollar store. If you’re lucky enough to live near a good bulk candy store, shop around and you can make lots of variations …

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[2 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on 2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts | 1,508 views]
2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts

Fall leaves are my favorite decoration! I love fall, so I came up with two inexpensive craft ideas using fall leaves (or faux fall leaves) for the Live.Craft.Love blog — you can use some dollar store materials to make these cute crafts: a paper plate fall leaf wreath, and a mason jar lamp.
You can find sparkly leaf shapes, paper plates, mason jar lamp adapter kit, …

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[24 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,285 views]
Make Medusa Head Wall Art

As a Halloween decorator, my tastes tend to run a little toward the macabre, but with a bit of sophistication.  So when I saw this fun Medusa head wall art from Jennifer Perkins, I swooned a bit!  Hers is made using some dimensional wall art that she found at a thrift shop, but you could also use a painting.  This project is just one element of …

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[18 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern | 1,532 views]
Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern

If you spend much time in thrift stores or going to yard sales, you have probably seen a bajillion wicker paper plate holders.  Next time you see them, grab ’em and make some of these cute Jack-o-lanterns by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods.  And if you find a whole stack pf plate holders, you can cut out all kinds of different faces to make a fun …

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[8 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,654 views]
Make a Throw Pillow Tote Bag

So, you are wandering around a yard sale or thrift store, or past a clearance shelf at a box store, and you see a beautiful throw pillow.  And it’s CHEAP.  Cheaper than what you’d pay for that beautiful fabric it’s made of if you were to head to the craft store to buy it.  But it doesn’t really match your decor.  Or maybe you just …

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[3 Sep 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,419 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Reading Light

As the mother of four boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage them to read. Adding a few extra minutes of reading time at bedtime is a great way to encourage budding readers! One way to make reading time even more fun is to give kids a reading light they can use in their dark bedrooms. Here’s a quick and easy …