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[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 8 views]
Make Melted Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are a classic, and their color scheme lends itself well to the holidays.  Shae from Hello Homebody recognized that potential and melted a handful of candies into these fun ornaments!  While red and white is the most common color combo for these candies, they also come in green and white.  You could also experiment with other candies, using cinnamon candies to make solid …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 351 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 280 views]
Make Paper Bag Jack-O-Lanterns

Need bags for your Halloween treats?  If you’ve got paper lunch sacks in your cupboard, you can easily turn them into these cute jack-o-lanterns!  Sara from Confetti Sunshine drew a different face on each of these bags, creating an amusing assortment of expressions.  You could churn out w hole stack of these fairly quickly with an assembly-line-style process, and it would be a great project for …

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[18 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 280 views]
Make Halloween Pencil Toppers

Less than two weeks to go util Halloween!  If you still have crafting to do, the clock is ticking, but luckily you still have plenty of time left to make these adorable pencil toppers from Nina at Waffle Flower!   You can run with this idea in so many different directions, because there are a ton of ways you could dress these up with different faces …

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[15 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 456 views]
Tutorial:  Sugar Skull Coin Purses

I recently got a box of really great new merchandise from Crafty Chica and ILoveToCreate, including some wonderful sugar skull patches.  I knew right away that they would be great for quickly personalizing all kinds of different stuff from the dollar store!  Since the colors of the sugar skulls are bold and bright, I wanted to use them to embellish something equally bright.  These coin …

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[14 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 652 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Skeleton Accessories

I’ve been having fun crafting with these mini skeleton hands!  They are the perfect size for making quick Halloween accesories.  I purchased a pack at Michaels so I could make a set of hair clips, and started thinking of other ways to use them.  I came up with a scarf pin and a really fun fascinator!  Here’s how you can make your own.

Project estimate:

Skeleton hands, …

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 462 views]
Tutorial: Faux Druzy Quartz Ring (plus a book review!)

Druzy quartz jewelry is hot, hot, hot right now!  Authentic druzy jewelry isn’t super expensive, but it’s still not cheap.  If you love the look but can’t afford the price tag on the real thing, you can easily recreate the style using a rock from your yard.  Find out how by watching the video below!  Or, if you prefer written instructions, keep scrolling for a …

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[7 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 859 views]
Tutorial: Bewitching Door Mat for Halloween

Whether decorating for Halloween or hosting a “Wizard of Oz” party, this fun welcome mat is great way for guests to make an entrance at your door!  This quick and simple to make project was inexpensive, too, thanks to $1 purchases at Dollar Tree.
I love to decorate for Halloween, but I don’t like gory decor.  I like my Halloween decor to be a little spooky …

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[4 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]
Make a Button and Tassel Keychain

I am a saver of scraps and random odds-and-ends, so I am always on the lookout for ideas that are good for using up my stash of little tidbits.  If that also describes you, you’ll love these button tassel keychains from Julie at Sum of Their Stories!  Stylish, cute, and easy, these are a great stashbusting project, and would also make wonderful gifts.  You could …

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[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 745 views]
Make Yarn and Cardboard Tube Bracelets

There are so many things to love about these bright and funky bracelets by Michelle at MollyMoo – they’re made from recycled materials and scraps, they look really fabulous, and they offer a great opportunity for motor skills and pattern making lessons with the kiddos!  This would be a great project for a scout group, a sleepover, or other such occasions.  And they turn out …