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[24 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 5,035 views]
10 DIY Statement Necklaces for Spring

I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but I do love adding a chunky necklace to pull my outfits together. The right necklace can turn even a t-shirt and jeans into a fashion statement. Bust your stash of beads and chain with these fun tutorials for statement necklaces!

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[22 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 3,667 views]
Tutorial: Knotted Bracelet Made from Recycled Fabric

Happy Earth Day!  While today is a day to focus on our environment and how we can improve it,  I think a lot of us budget crafters are environmentally conscious everyday.  Dollar Store Crafts regularly features ideas for ways to turn unwanted items into something functional, and this project is no exception!

To make these knotted bracelets, I used my children’s old clothing.  I always donate …

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[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 1,353 views]
Make a Fabric Infinity Scarf

One of the most dangerous things I have ever encountered at a craft store?  A whole table of fabrics for $1 per yard.  I’m usually not much of a fabric hoarder, but deals like that bring out my tendency to obsessively collect!  The problem is, I end up with boxes and boxes of pretty cottons – and I very rarely sew.  Since the odds of …

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,061 views]
Make Cardboard Tube Bracelets

Jewelry crafts are fun and fashionable no matter what your age. And young crafters will love these kid-sized, recycled cuff bracelets! Kim at Learn Create Love made these with her daughter, using recycled cardboard tubes as a base and then letting their imaginations run wild.  Chances are, you probably already have everything you need to create these on hand, making them a great project for …

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[13 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 3,340 views]
10 Recycled Hair Accessories for Spring

Get your accessories stash spring-ready with these cute recycled hair accessories.

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[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,015 views]
Make Baby Neckties from Fabric Scraps

Do you have a fabric problem? If you’re like me, you may not be able to part with your fabric scraps. Or you might have a tendency to buy fat quarters when they are on sale for $1 without any real plan for how to use them. If you’ve got some manly prints in your stash, these little neckties from The DIY Mommy are are …

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[21 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 3,651 views]
Best DIY Week Ever! 8 Projects

This might be the best DIY week ever from my crafty designer friends! We have something for everyone: whimsical, geeky, stylish, and boho. Which kind of crafter are you? Check out these eight great projects:

Add a shot of woodland whimsy to your decor with a Mushroom Tuffet by Debi’s Design Diary.
More whimsy (that you can wear!) with these sweet tea and cakes rings from Cathie …

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[16 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 1,884 views]
Make a Ruffled Pregnancy Belly Band from a T-shirt

If you have been pregnant any time in the last five years or so, you are probably well aware of the miracle that is the belly band. If you haven’t been pregnant that recently, let me tell you: it’s awesome! It helps hold up your pants (both maternity and pre-maternity) as well as gives your belly some extra coverage from shirts that are too short …

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[27 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | 8,828 views]
Tutorial: Valentine’s Day Infinity Scarf

Every time the holidays change, I make a point of visiting Dollar Tree to see what’s new for the season.  This year I spotted something that I was instantly drawn to: lightweight fabric scarves.  They were obviously made of cheap materials and weren’t much of anything special on their own, but I had a feeling that with a little DIY they could be transformed into …

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[25 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,290 views]
Make Milk Jug Rings

For the resourceful jewelry maker, nearly anything can be turned into a wearable piece of art.  For example, take these rings from Leslie at Pink Stripey Socks that were cut out of an empty milk jug!  She shows just how easy it is to come up with your own whimsical ring designs – it’s simple enough that it would make a good project for older …