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[28 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 236 views]
Tutorial:  Frosted Easter Egg

Make those plain ol’ plastic Easter eggs look fancy with a cheap and easy makeover!  By covering the eggs in Epsom salt, you can give them a whole different look.  You can even add some glitter for an even bigger statement! 

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[27 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 92 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Rain Cloud Mobile

Got duct tape? That’s the main ingredient in this adorable rain cloud mobile! So grab a roll, along with some cardboard out of your recycling bin and a Sharpie, and watch Heather’s video to see how to make your own. Not into videos? Keep reading for written instructions!
Project estimate:

Duct tape, on hand or $1 and up
Cardboard, on hand
Marker, on hand
String, on hand
Tape, on hand

Total:  Free …

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[24 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 362 views]
Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs

Have you ever tried a new-to-you product and wondered how you lived without it?  I bought a lot of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder on clearance last year, unsure of what I’d do with it.  I started playing around with it and I’m hooked.  It’s such a fun product to work with!  I like using it on cards, but I especially like the look achieved when …

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[22 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 304 views]
Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape

Are you ready to get outside and dig in the dirt? Whether it’s your first garden or your twentieth, you’ll want to be sure to mark your rows so you remember what you planted where! These plant markers from Creative Green Living are both adorable and easy to make in just a few minutes. [how to make plant markers from clothespins]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, $1 and up
Washi tape, on …

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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 647 views]
Tutorial: Easter Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor.  Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters.  For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

Project estimate:

Wood Spools – $1.50 for pack
Craft paint – on hand
Twine – on hand
Googly Eyes – on hand
Mini pompoms – …

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[16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 337 views]
Tutorial: Easy Shamrock Bow

Shamrocks, shamrocks everywhere – it’s that time of year again!  I dug out all of my green craft supplies recently in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and came up with this easy shamrock bow made out of ribbon.  I used burlap ribbon, which is a strip of burlap that is finished on the sides so it won’t unravel, but you can use any green ribbon …

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[14 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 816 views]
Tutorial: Celtic Knot Art

A Celtic knot is a great addition not only to your St. Patrick’s Day decorating, but also to your year-round home decor!  The eye-catching, complex designs of Celtic knots are almost mesmerizing, but creating this knot art is a lot easier than you might think. 

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[11 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 459 views]
Tutorial: Paper Towel Roll Cuff Bracelet

Heather recently ordered a mega awesome mystery box full of all kinds of fun jewelry making stuff.  And ever since, she’s been on on a roll with DIY accessories!  For this project, she created a recycled cuff bracelet out of a recycled cardboard tube and some washi tape.  It would be a great craft to do with kids!  Watchthe video below to see how to make …

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[10 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 514 views]
Tutorial: Designer Inspired Succulent Centerpiece

Over at the DollarStoreCrafts.com’s Best Ideas we started sharing our versions of expensive floral items we had seen at big name stores.  As a budget crafter, it’s fun to make my own version of an expensive items for pennies.  I had seen faux succulent centerpieces at a home decor store and knew I had to make it myself.

Project estimate:

Glass jars, on hand
Burlap and lace, on hand
Plastic …

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[8 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 605 views]
Tutorial: Button Shamrock Pin

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching – steer clear of those pinching fingers by wearing this cute shamrock pin!  Dig into your button jar and try this great stashbusting project; once you master the technique, you can also use it to make all kinds of other shapes as well!