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[10 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,532 views]
Four No-Sew Scarf Embellishment Ideas

Dollar store scarves are inexpensive, but maybe a little ho-hum. This week I got my craft on and came up with four ideas for no-sew embellishments, taking these dollar store scarves from boring to bravo! You can see my project over at the very inspiring kids’ craft blog at the Kix Cereal site: [4 no-sew scarf embellishment ideas]
Project Materials:

Dollar store scarf, $1
Dollar store embellishments, $1 …

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[5 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,381 views]
Make Reversible Ribbon Bracelets

I’ll admit it: I am a ribbon junkie.  And I tend to buy more of it than I actually use – I just can’t walk away when I see a pretty pattern or color at an unbeatable price, so over the years my collection has grown to the point where it is nearing ridiculousness.  This project from Bonnie at Going Home to Roost is a …

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[18 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 8,952 views]
10 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

Whether you need stocking stuffers or gifts for your daughter’s besties, these easy DIY tutorials help you churn out impressive looking gifts that tween girls are sure to love!

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[6 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,487 views]
Make Gem Cluster Hair Pins

Aki at Mined Strawberry is one of our favorite dollar store jewelry designers.  This time she’s whipped up some bling for your locks!  By cleverly making a clear base to hold them in place, she managed to add entire clusters of rhinestones to the ends of bobby pins, resulting in some seriously cute hair accessories.  They would make great stocking stuffers for the fashion-minded ladies …

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[13 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 4,218 views]
Make a Hardware Bracket Necklace

The chevron look is still hot these days, and it’s popping up everywhere, even the hardware store! That’s where Erin from Thanks, I Made It came up with a stack of construction brackets that she turned into a simple, stylish necklace. I love how she used varying colors to give the necklace more visual interest. You could even spray paint the brackets …

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 3,045 views]
Make Plastic Toy Necklaces

They toy aisle at the dollar store is always a treasure trove of fun little trinkets and tidbits.  Aki at A Nest for All Seasons happened across some adorable little turtles and, being somewhat of a turtle fanatic, decided that they would make nifty jewelry.  Her spray-paint-and-nail-polish makeover takes them from cheap plastic playthings to sophisticated pendants in a few simple steps.  It’s amazing what …

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[29 Oct 2013 | 9 Comments | 4,340 views]
Tutorial: Steampunk Vial Earrings

I don’t know about you, but I never wear a watch anymore.  With all the portable electronic devices we have today, I never need to ask what time it is.  As a result, I have a collection of old, inexpensive watches that never get used.  I decided to take some of them apart to use the pieces to create something new.  I used empty vial …

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[27 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,181 views]
Make a Marble and Fabric Necklace

Looking for some jewelry that makes a big statement without being too over-the-top?  Make necklaces to match any outfit with this tutorial from Kerri at How Does She?, who used a little sewing and knotting to turn strips of fabric and a bag of marbles into fun, bright baubles.   If you can sew a straight line, you can make these necklaces, and it’s a great …

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[23 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,369 views]
Tutorial: Monsters University Hat and Scarf

When I walked down the cleaning supplies aisle at the dollar store, I saw these microfiber cloths that were the PERFECT monster blue and green, and I just knew I had to make them into something to celebrate my favorite monsters, Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monsters University. Read on for instructions on how to make these simple sewing projects.

Project Materials:

2 Green microfiber cleaning cloths, …

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[20 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 3,052 views]
Make an Aztec-Inspired Faux Brass Necklace

A necklace made using an acrylic photo frame for materials?  I betcha you never would have guessed!  This clever and economical idea comes from Aki at Minted Strawberry, whose brain must just be overflowing with clever dollar store crafting ideas.  Even if the tribal theme of this jewelry isn’t your thing, the process of making it is pretty amazing and could be used to make …