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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 381 views]
Make a Marquee Light Monogram

Whether you’re making a full lettered sign for party decor or you are looking for some cute monogram art to decorate a bedroom, this DIY marquee letter tutorial from Natalie at Doodlecraft is a super cute (and super cheap) solution!  She used some cute LED flower lights to illuminate foam core letters – with the selection of light strings differing from store to store and …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 573 views]
Make a Spooky Shadow Box Gallery Wall

Halloween decor is popping up every where!  I snagged several small items from Dollar Tree and used them to create a spooky wall art gallery in my home.  Instead of pricey shadow boxes, I used $1 picture frames to make my own collage boxes.  Keep reading to learn how I made this entire creepy wall display for under $10!

Project Estimate:
(Per shadow box)

Frames (2), $1 each
Scrapbook …

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[13 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 860 views]
Make Notebook Tea Towels

With school back in session, it’s a good time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts!  It’s no secret that we love tea towels, and these notebook tea towels by Liz at Say Yes are particularly cute!  If you can sew in a straight line, you can make these – no fancy sewing skills required.  Which also makes it a great beginner sewing project, so …

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[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 739 views]
Make a Recycled Denim Basket

It seems like I am constantly going through pairs of jeans, buying new ones to replace the most recently blown-out pairs in a constant cycle.  This, of course, means that fairly frequently I find myself wondering what to do with the ones that are starting to shred – I mean, a girl only needs so many pairs of “painting pants” in her wardrobe, and even …

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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 400 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 380 views]
Make Hamster Hacky Sacks

Let’s all say it together now:  “Awwwwwwww!”  I mean, seriously, how adorable are these hamster hacky sacks?  Instructables user miss_who whipped them up using kids-size socks!  Of course, you caould also use adult-sized socks to make a larger version as well.  Since each hacky sack only takes one sock, this is a great project for odd socks that you may have laying around.  (And who doesn’t?!) …

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[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,899 views]
Make DIY Gel Air Fresheners

This is one of those projects that made me stop and marvel – it’s such a good idea!  Sara from Bitz & Giggles made these beautiful jars that function as air fresheners, making your home look prettier and smell prettier st the same time.  With fall merchandise on the shelves it’s the perfect time to replicate these for your seasonal decor.  For other seasons you …

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[6 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 817 views]
Make Stamps from Household Objects

Scrapbooking, card making, art journaling, gift wrapping, wall decor…  There are lots of reasons why you might find yourself needing to add some visual interest to a background, and stamping is a great way to do that.  But don’t feel like you are limited to just the options in your rubber stamp collection!  Heather Greenwood gathered up a bunch of common household items and wrote …

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[5 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 492 views]
Make Clothespin Dinosaurs

Rawr!  How awesome are these felt-and-clothespin dinosaurs by Amanda at Crafts By Amanda?  And thanks to the free pattern she has provided, you can whip up your own with just a couple of basic supplies.  You could even adapt this idea to make zoo or farm animals, monsters, or anything else you can dream up!  [how to make clothespin dinosaurs]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, on hand or $1
Paint, …

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[3 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 576 views]
Make a Faux Wrought Iron Necklace

With the seasons changing, it’s last call for summery garden wares before they are gone off of the shelves for the year.  And you’ll definitely want to try to get your hands on a couple of things once you see this fabulous jewelry tutorial from Michelle at Mich L. in L.A.  With just a few dollars worth of supplies she created this fun and funky faux …