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[9 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,436 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 907 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terrie, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,724 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[2 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 715 views]
Make Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Now that Halloween has passed, retailers are sure to take a hard turn toward Christmas.  And as much as I love Christmas, that makes me sad because I also really love Thanksgiving!  So does Amanda from Crafts By Amanda, who used recycled cardboard tubes to make these Pilgrim-inspired napkin rings!  They’re as easy as they are cute, and chances are you already have everything you …

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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 412 views]
Make a Pom Pom Hand Towel

Though they can sometimes be impractical, I have always loved decorative towels.  My grandma always called them “guest towels”, which I never found to be a very good name because when we came to her house as guests we weren’t allowed to use them – they would be on the rack in front of plain towels, and we were to dry our hands on those, …

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[29 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,286 views]
Tutorial:  Cheap and Easy Ribbon Organizer

Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!  I have so many spools that they were starting to take over my craft studio.  Do you have an excess of ribbon that you need to tame?  See how I used materials that I had laying around to create super easy, really quick racks to contain mt collection!  It’s also much more organized now, with everything in plain view on …

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[28 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,575 views]
Give Your Fridge a Make Over for Under $5

I have a love/hate relationship with my stainless steel refridgerator.  While I love the look of stainless steel, I hate how hard it is to keep it clean!  I’m always wiping fingerprints and smudges off the doors and handles.  I saw these adhesive backsplash sheets at Dollar Tree and knew I’d found a solution to my problem.
 

Project estimate:

Adhesive backsplash (4) – $1 per sheet
Game pieces …

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[25 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 10,934 views]
Make Melted Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are a classic, and their color scheme lends itself well to the holidays.  Shae from Hello Homebody recognized that potential and melted a handful of candies into these fun ornaments!  While red and white is the most common color combo for these candies, they also come in green and white.  You could also experiment with other candies, using cinnamon candies to make solid …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 673 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[19 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 552 views]
Make Paper Bag Jack-O-Lanterns

Need bags for your Halloween treats?  If you’ve got paper lunch sacks in your cupboard, you can easily turn them into these cute jack-o-lanterns!  Sara from Confetti Sunshine drew a different face on each of these bags, creating an amusing assortment of expressions.  You could churn out w hole stack of these fairly quickly with an assembly-line-style process, and it would be a great project for …