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[7 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 335 views]
Tutorial: Shark-Bitten Flip-Flop Wreath

Crafty Shark Week, everybody! Make a cute poolside sign that says “Beware: Shark Infested Waters” and is made out of dollar store flip-flops that look like they’ve survived a shark attack! This wreath would be cute for a kids’ bathroom or nautical-themed bedroom too.

I was inspired to make this shark-bitten flip-flop wreath by a Shark Party Idea post I saw on Chickabug (who found it …

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[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 277 views]
Tutorial: Shark Bite Picture Frame

Crafty Shark Week to you! Yesterday I sat down and got dollar store crafty with just a few bucks worth of supplies. This Shark Bite Picture Frame will set you back about ten cents! Maybe less, depending on your stash. It’s easy, quick, and cute. Ready to find out how to make it?

Materials Needed:

A piece of blue craft foam or card stock, on hand or …

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[5 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,082 views]
Tutorial: DIY Shark Socks

Hooray, it’s shark week at DSC!  I love to see what fun ideas and projects the team comes up with.  Shark projects can run the spectrum from scary to silly to chic, and the idea I have for you today definitely falls in the “silly” category, with a nod to how scary sharks are.

Admit it, haven’t we all worried about critters nibbling on our toes …

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[3 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 352 views]
Make Recycled Canister Sharks

It’s that time of year again – our annual Crafty Shark Week!  Are you ready for tons of shark-y fun?  We’re kicking it off with these recycled canister sharks by Kara at The Joys of Boys.  She created them to use as Valentine treat holders, but they’re also great just because.  It’s a great use for things like drink mix containers, mini Pringles cans, or …

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[29 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,127 views]
Tutorial:  Butterfly Garden Art from a Whisk

As I’ve mentioned several times in other posts, I have been slowly putting together a “fantastical” garden area inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland.  My garden is made up of tea pot and tea cup creations, and I’m also filling it with whimsical DIY garden art.
I made a dragonfly out of a whisk, and my daughter liked it so much …

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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,602 views]
Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers

Check out these fabulous flower solar lights from Instructables user Shomo09!  Plain path lights get a colorful makeover with the addition of a plastic cover – a cover made from melted pony beads.  You will definitely want to buy a pizza pan to use for this project – don’t use your good one!  Once you’ve finished using it to melt the beads you should no longer …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,076 views]
Decorate Baskets with Yarn

Baskets, baskets, baskets.  There are shelves full of them at every dollar store and thrift store in which I’ve ever set foot, and a giant box full of them at most yard sales (likely located somewhere near the table full of flower vases and coffee mugs).  What can you do with all of those baskets?  Haeley from Design Improvised took a bit of yarn and …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 485 views]
Make Leather Drawer Pulls

Need some unique hardware for that furniture piece you’ve been working on?  Traditional hardware can be pricey – especially the more interesting pieces.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Nicole from Visual Heart made these loop-style pulls out of an old belt – the perfect that is worn out or no longer fits!  If you don’t have a belt laying around, check your local thrift stores, …

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[24 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,280 views]
10 DIY Coasters Tutorials

Summer is all about cold beverages, and when you’ve got a frosty drink, you need a coaster. And, of course, you need that coaster to be cute. Cute and handmade. Now that’s a coaster worthy of the cocktail you’re sipping! Here are 10 DIY coasters to choose from!

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[22 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,096 views]
Make A Tea Cup Candle

I’ve mentioned in a few other posts that I’ve been creating a Mad Hatter inspired area in my yard.  Tea pots and cups are items easily found at thrift stores, and they play a big role in my decorating scheme.  I’ve shared my tea pot stand and my tea cup bird feeder with you.  Now I’m showing you my newest addition:  a tea cup candle!

Project …