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[20 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 809 views]
Make a Mini Book Necklace

I love reading, so I made this mini book necklace to show my bookworm side. It turned out SO CUTE and is super easy to make, with an inexpensive pack of Miniature Books from Darice. I show how to make the necklace over at Live.Craft.Love so hop on over there to find out how: [how to make a diy book lover necklace]
Project Materials:

Darice Miniature Books
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[18 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 567 views]
Tutorial: Easy Ring Craft (Designed by My 8 year-old!)

My eight year old son Lewis and I were playing with jewelry making supplies we got in my recent epic jewelry haul, and he designed this simple ring. He shows you how to make it in this quick video!
Project Materials:

Ring blank, $1
Embellishments, $1
Industrial glue, $1

Total: $3

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[17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 280 views]
Tutorial: Cloud Wall Art Sign

In addition to the dollar stores, I love to hunt the dollar bins at Michael’s craft stores.  The bins near the register are usually priced $1.50 per item, and there’s another section of the store with items that are arranged by collection and the prices range from $1-5.  These are great places to find little embellishments for projects and fun party favor items.  On my …

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[14 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 572 views]
Tutorial: Faux Sponge Cake

Have you ever wished for a piece of cake that had no calories?  Well, wish no more!  Believe it or not, these slices of cake are actually made out of ordinary household sponges.  They would make great gifts or party decorations.  Or use them as treats for a make-believe tea party!

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 612 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[8 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 853 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 | 277 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 | 1,076 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 | 890 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!

Project Estimate:

Boots …

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 703 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 …