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[30 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,527 views]
Make DIY 3D Dot Embellishments

Argentinian DIYer Agus Yornet had a crafty dilemma; she’d seen crafts made using colorful 3D dots and wanted to try using some herself, but she couldn’t find them for sale anywhere in her country.  Her solution was to make her own – using her hot glue gun and a little paint!  They’re super cheap and easy to make and would be great to work into …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,486 views]
Make Playing Card Flowers

Playing cards are cheap and versatile entertainment, but what do you do with a deck when it’s missing a card or two?  Rather than trowing it out, why not get crafty with it instead?  Instructables user Sic_Girl created this fabulous playing card flower that would make a great hair clip or brooch, or an embellishment for all kinds of other projects!  She even provides a …

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[25 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,674 views]
Make Your Own Metal Wall Art with Dollar Items

I think a lot of us budget crafters have the same issue:  champagne tastes but beer budgets.  I like to admire high end decor catalogs, and I love the metal wall art that seems to be all the rage.  When I saw the pretty metal trellises that are available at Dollar Tree right now, they reminded me of some of the metal wall art I …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 972 views]
Make a Recycled Paper Bag Basket

We’re a bit fanatical about recycled crafts around here – is there any feeling more satisfying that taking a pile of trash and turning it into a treasure?  Priyam at Simple Joys is constantly amazing us with recycled craft ideas, like these adorable baskets made from recycled paper grocery bags.  With Easter on the way, now would be a good time to start saving bags …

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[22 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,187 views]
Make Monster Tissue Holders

Now, we know that having a cold is no fun.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make someone smile through their sniffles!  This adorable sewing project from Wendi at Shiny Happy World comes complete with a free pattern to download, and would be a great excuse to dig into your pile of fabric scraps and remnants.  When it comes time to add details, …

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[20 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,853 views]
10 Cute Picture Frame Ideas

We just celebrated my son’s first birthday, and of course we took approximately 1000 photos over the birthday weekend. I had a few frames stashed away for new photos, but I’m going to save some extra special pictures to put into handmade or hand-decorated frames. These are some of the homemade picture frame ideas that I’m eying.

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[18 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,857 views]
Recycled Craft:  Candleholder Made From a Trophy

One of the many things I love about writing for Dollar Store Crafts is that DSC crafters are so open minded to different crafting ideas.  Occasionally, I’ve made something quite out of the norm (like this mirror) and been delighted to find that you all really liked the idea.  Two weeks ago I made a bottle topper out of a trophy, and I looked at …

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,241 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Floral Vases

With spring on the way soon, I’ve been in a flowery mood!  How about you?  If you’re looking to add a touch of floral elegance to your decor this season, check out these Anthropologie-inspired vases from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration.  Made out of dollar store vases and clay, they have all of the charm and character of their high-end counterparts, but cost just a …

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[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 582 views]
Make Pom Pom Luggage Tags

If you’ve ever waited for your luggage at a busy airport baggage claim, you know how hard it can be to spot your own suitcase in the sea of others. Make yours sand out from the crowd by adding a unique luggage tag! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth used some leather remnants and colorful bits of yarn to create bright, whimsical tags that make her …

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[13 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 3,052 views]
10 Recycled Hair Accessories for Spring

Get your accessories stash spring-ready with these cute recycled hair accessories.