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[4 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves | 1,347 views]
Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves

We love using fake floral items from the dollar store, but sometimes they look so, well…. fake. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Michelle at The Painted Hinge took some dollar store leaves to the next level with a clever paint treatment that makes them look so much more real. Use these on their own as table scatter, or work them into your other …

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[28 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a DIY Wreath Jig | 1,591 views]
Make a DIY Wreath Jig

Make perfect, beautiful wreaths out of herbs and other plant cuttings – without spending money on wreath forms! Ananda at A Piece of Rainbow used a single dollar store item – a small plastic laundry basket – to create wreath jigs in two different sizes, allowing her to make gorgeous, perfectly round wreaths every time. Check out her blog post for instructions and lots of …

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[27 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders | 485 views]
Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders

When it comes to Halloween decor, my preferred aesthetic is spooky-but-not-too-spooky. These dripping blood candle holders fit right in with that look! Making them is extremely easy because gravity does most of the work. They’re a great finishing detail for a Halloween mantel, centerpiece, or anywhere else you need a little touch of creepy!
Project estimate:

Glass candle holders or jars, on hand or $1 and up
Red …

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[24 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Key Necklaces with Nail Polish | 1,200 views]
Make Painted Key Necklaces with Nail Polish

Make fun key necklaces with old keys (or key charms), using nail polish that you already have on hand to create an enamel look. Add a chain or a ribbon to hang the keys from, and you have a quick and easy jewelry project. Find out how to make them at Live.Craft.Love: [diy key necklace]
Project Materials:

Old keys or key charms
Nail polish
Ribbon or a necklace chain

 

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[19 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 1,338 views]
Make Denim Leaf Baskets

When I go thrift shopping, I am always on the lookout for inexpensive clothing items that I can reuse in other projects. I quite often see colorful jeans, and as much as I love a colorful wardrobe, it seems like most of the non-blue jeans that end up at Goodwill are also in not-so-flattering-or-modern styles. So cutting them up for a craft project is doing …

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[13 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Frankenstein T-shirt | 611 views]
Make a Frankenstein T-shirt

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make this fun Frankenstein t-shirt! Amanda at Crafts by Amanda created the face by tracing circular objects and using a ruler to draw straight lines. No fancy-schmancy artistic skills needed! And once Halloween is over, it’s adorable for year-round wear too. [how to make a Frankenstein t-shirt]
Project estimate:

Green t-shirt, on hand or $1 and up
Fabric …

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[9 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Candy Corn Bunting Banner | 684 views]
Make a Candy Corn Bunting Banner

Crepe paper has a look that makes it absolutely perfect for Halloween decorating. Check out this idea from Linda at A Sweet Afternoon, who used crepe paper to make this cute candy corn bunting banner! The project is easy enough that it’s kid-friendly, and at the same time sophisticated enough to hang for a fancy Halloween party or incorporate into your seasonal home decor. [how to …

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[7 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 987 views]
Make Pine Cone Spiders

Fall is a great time for crafting with items from nature – why not work them into your Halloween crafts as well? Maria at Pastels & Macarons painted up some pine cones and turned them into these adorable spiders! This would be a great project to do in a classroom or with a scout troop. 

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[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,047 views]
Tutorial: Candy Corn Inspired Candles

A couple of weeks ago I was at the store and came across an endcap of clearance crafts supplies, including some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint for 92 cents a bottle.  SCORE!  The colors I found are called delicate (yellow), inheritance (orange), and everlasting (white), and I knew immediately I wanted to use them to create a muted, subtle version of candy corn colors.
But should I …

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[22 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 919 views]
Make a Crepe Paper Halloween Wreath

If your Halloween decorating tastes run in the spooky-yet-sophisticated category, then this is a project you must see!  Over at Live Craft Love, Laura made this showstopping wreath out of unexpectedly simple materials – recycled cardboard and crepe paper streamers!  The texture of the crepe paper gives it a bit of extra spookiness – for a different look you could also try this technique with …