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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 318 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 630 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[2 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 985 views]
Make Cork Angel Ornaments with Recycled Items

I’m always holding on to odds and ends like corks, bottle caps, lids, and other items in the event that I can use them someday.  For this project, I decided to pull out various bits and pieces that I’ve been collecting or that are left over from other projects to make some unique, recycled angel ornaments.  I used styrofoam balls from Dollar Tree for the heads, …

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[25 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 830 views]
Tutorial: Faux Gold Leaf Mirror DIY

I always pick up at least one bag of these fabric leaves at Dollar Tree each year.  They’re such a pretty, inexpensive product to craft and decorate with.  Last year I let my kids scatter them on the table for decor, and we used some as tail feathers for our paper turkeys.  This year, I decided to give them a metallic finish to create a …

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[23 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 876 views]
Make an Oversized Paper Holly and Berries Garland

A large, fancy garland doesn’t get much more affordable than this – because it’s made out of paper!  Brittany from The House That Lars Built assembled it with some clever cutting and folding.  To get the curved leaves she used paper that came on a roll – if you are using flat paper you could curl it around a tube to get the same effect, or …

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[22 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 958 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 | Comments Off | 787 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 | Comments Off | 1,306 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 | 689 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 | 1,148 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 …