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[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 19 views]
Make a No-Sew Sock Snake

Love the idea of a DIY stuffed animal but aren’t so sure about your sewing skills?  Here is one that anybody can handle making!  Jen at Kids’ CBC created this cute little slithery fella out of a sock, and it doesn’t require a single stitch. It’s a great way to use an odd sock whose mate has gone missing; or if you go out and …

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[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 91 views]
Make a Yarn Art Bunny Silhouette

Summer has been crafting up a storm over at Dollar Store Mom, and she is a master at creating cute decorations for no money. She used some stash yarn to create this cute Easter bunny silhouette decoration! Use this same technique to do woodland animal silhouettes, or maybe your monogram. Find out how easy this project is: [easter bunny yarn art]
Materials:

Card stock, on hand
Yarn, on …

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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 370 views]
Make Nesting Doll Easter Eggs

What an adorable idea from Mark Montano: Make nesting dolls (matroskya) with plastic Easter eggs in various sizes. What a great way to recycle all those leftover plastic eggs after the hunt! Mark makes this project look super easy in his awesome video: [how to make nesting doll eggs]
Project Materials:

Plastic eggs in 3 sizes, on hand or $3
Acrylic paint, on hand
Paint brushes, on hand

Total: Free …

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[15 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,014 views]
Tea Cup Party Favors Made from Plastic Eggs

I was perusing the Dollar Store Crafts Pinterest board to find fun crafts to try, and a certain pin caught my eye.  DSC had featured this adorable project several years ago, and I knew I wanted to make them myself.  I put my own spin on it and changed a few things to make own version of an Easter egg tea cup.  I know you …

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[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 779 views]
Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

Do you love working flowers into your spring decor?  If you adore the look but have allergies that prevent you from enjoying the real deal, or if you just prefer something that will last longer than a few days, check out this simple paper flower centerpiece from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.  The whimsical paper buds are so easy to make that children can even …

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 608 views]
Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles

This is one of those “why didn’t think of that?” kind of crafts. It’s such a simple idea but has a great, eye-catching impact! The clever crafters behind these candles are the gals at Spark & Chemistry, who also have some great tips for getting the best results from this project. The tutorial uses votives, but you could also do this with various sizes of …

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[9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 485 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[8 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,225 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …

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[6 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 749 views]
Make Starched Fabric Flowers

I’ll admit, I’m not much of one for ironing my laundry.  As such, I’ve never had much use for spray starch, but I do keep a can around just in case because sometimes it comes in handy for various crafty applications.  Emily at Jones Design Company used some to make these fabulous fabric flowers, holding the petals in a lovely 3D shape that gives the …

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,618 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …