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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 232 views]
Tutorial: Pine Cone Wreath

Our DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, has been busy busy busy making her holiday decorations, and sharing her how-tos with us along the way!   Today she shares the instructions for this fabulous pine cone wreath.  This was a huge hit with the community, so we are really excited that she provided the instructions!  If you have access to pine cones and you own a …

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[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 450 views]
Make a Placemat Dish Carrier

With the holidays coming up, you probably have lots of events that you need to bring a dish to.  There are potlucks, cookie exchanges, office parties, etc.  Here’s a pretty project to make that you can use to carry your dish with you.  It would also be a fun way to “wrap” a hostess gift.
I bought these placemats at Dollar Tree thinking that I would …

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 665 views]
Tutorial: Tea Light Christmas Ornament

Our ever-so-crafty DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, is with us once again today to share how she made this cute tea light ornament – and it’s super easy! If you enjoy this project, make sure your join the community to see tons more great ideas like this one!
Project estimate:

Gold glitter glue, on hand or $1
Glass tea light holders, 2 for $1
Glittery battery-operated tealights, 2 …

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[14 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 531 views]
Make a Recycled Cardboard Geometric Lamp

While it’s often something that we toss into the recycling bin without so much as a second thought, cardboard is actually a pretty amazing craft material!  We’ve seen it transformed into some pretty amazing things, including this fun, geometric lamp from Marta at 2nd Funniest Thing.  The instructions for the project are in Spanish, but the photos are excellent and make it easy to follow …

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[11 Nov 2014 | 5 Comments | 915 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

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[9 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,240 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 875 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terry, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,463 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[2 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 688 views]
Make Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Now that Halloween has passed, retailers are sure to take a hard turn toward Christmas.  And as much as I love Christmas, that makes me sad because I also really love Thanksgiving!  So does Amanda from Crafts By Amanda, who used recycled cardboard tubes to make these Pilgrim-inspired napkin rings!  They’re as easy as they are cute, and chances are you already have everything you …

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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 373 views]
Make a Pom Pom Hand Towel

Though they can sometimes be impractical, I have always loved decorative towels.  My grandma always called them “guest towels”, which I never found to be a very good name because when we came to her house as guests we weren’t allowed to use them – they would be on the rack in front of plain towels, and we were to dry our hands on those, …