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[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 26 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Party Crafts »

[1 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 211 views]
Make Newspaper Pom Poms

When it comes time to throw a party on a budget, decorations don’t get much cheaper than these fabulous recycled newspaper pom poms!  At DIY Candy, Jacy shows how to turn a stack of old news into new baubles with just a little bit of folding and cutting.  In addition to making great decorations on their own, you could make a garland out of them, …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 118 views]
Make Ribbon Bike Tassels

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of good bike riding weather ahead, so it’s still a good time to make these DIY bike tassels!  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will show you how you can whip them up in a jiffy!  Don’t need bike tassels?  I think that a garland of these ribbon tassels would also be really cute, perhaps …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline »

[30 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 285 views]
Make a Recycled Wine Cork Trivet

Are you a cork saver?  I love wine in all its many variations, and I always tuck the corks aside for future crafting use.  Maikki from Maikin Mokomin must be a cork saver too, because she used a stash of corks with beautiful graphics and writing on them to make an absolutely gorgeous trivet!  It would make a great conversation piece, and it turns mementos from …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 2,716 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 275 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 492 views]
Make Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks

Pencils are a classic motif for back-to-school, and Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shows just how easy it is to create a pencil design with these cute craft stick bookmarks!  They’re super simple to make and would be great to make in larger quantities because the project would be easy to set up assembly-line style.  Add names to them to quickly and easily create personalized …

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[19 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,673 views]
Tutorial: Funny Face Bookmarks for Back to School

School is starting up again, and it’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot.  Everyone, no matter whether they are in elementary school or college, needs lots of bookmarks.  Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book:  with a silly face bookmark! This project takes minutes to make, and you probably …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 762 views]
Make a Flower Pot Apple

Looking for a cute and clever teacher gift?  Look no further!  Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy use a little bit of paint and some simple embellishments to turn a standard terra cotta flower pot into an apple-shaped container that would look adorable sitting on a desk.  Fill it with school supplies, baked goods, or anything else you can think of that fits inside.  And …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Office Crafts »

[13 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 370 views]
Make Color Blocked Pencils

We love back-to-school time.  It’s always sad to see summer end, but fall makes up for it with some of our favorite things:  fun school supplies!  Over at The Crafted Life, Rachel used a simple color blocking technique to dress up plain pencils.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this project – even adults need some fun office supplies every once in a …