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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 472 views]
Make a Paper Straw Bunting

Have you seen that Dollar Tree has paper straws for Halloween?  I got super excited when I saw them on the shelf and immediately threw a pile of them into my cart.  And now I need to figure out what I am going to do with all of them…  So maybe I will make one of these adorable paper straw buntings from Jeran at Oleander …

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[23 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 360 views]
Make Piñata Costume Shoes

Here’s a costume idea that’s perfect for those of you who want to dress up for Halloween but not wear a full costume:  piñata shoes!  Pair these fun shoes with a shirt that says “candy”, or pin wrapped candy to your shirt and pants.  These costume shoes are easy to make, and everyone who sees them can’t help but smile!

Project Estimate:

Shoes, on hand
Fabric, on hand
Hot glue …

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[22 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,345 views]
Make a Spiderweb Hat

Halloween spookiness meets old Hollywood glamour with this fun DIY spiderweb hat from Angie at Little Inspiration!  All it takes is a little strategically twisted wire.  Dollar Tree often carries floral wire in several assorted colors, and you can also find it inexpensively at most craft stores in an even wider variety of colors.  You could even take it a step father and use tulle …

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[21 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 512 views]
Make Simple Apple Hoop Art

It’s apple season!  The harvest has begun, and school is also back in session, so if there is any time of the year when you have a ton of good reasons to do apple crafts, it’s now!  These embroidery hoop apples from Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe are super cute and also super easy – you could quickly make a bunch of them to decorate …

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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 632 views]
Make a Button Bracelet

Buttons, buttons, buttons.  Every crafter has them laying around somewhere, right?  Over the years I have inherited several jars worth of them – more than I will ever conceivably need for garment making or repair purposes.  So, what can you do with all of those extras?  Johanna Rundel turned some brightly colored buttons into this cute, stretchy bracelet!  The instructions are in German, but the …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 781 views]
Make a Marquee Light Monogram

Whether you’re making a full lettered sign for party decor or you are looking for some cute monogram art to decorate a bedroom, this DIY marquee letter tutorial from Natalie at Doodlecraft is a super cute (and super cheap) solution!  She used some cute LED flower lights to illuminate foam core letters – with the selection of light strings differing from store to store and …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,554 views]
Make a Spooky Shadow Box Gallery Wall

Halloween decor is popping up every where!  I snagged several small items from Dollar Tree and used them to create a spooky wall art gallery in my home.  Instead of pricey shadow boxes, I used $1 picture frames to make my own collage boxes.  Keep reading to learn how I made this entire creepy wall display for under $10!

Project Estimate:
(Per shadow box)

Frames (2), $1 each
Scrapbook …

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[13 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,183 views]
Make Notebook Tea Towels

With school back in session, it’s a good time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts!  It’s no secret that we love tea towels, and these notebook tea towels by Liz at Say Yes are particularly cute!  If you can sew in a straight line, you can make these – no fancy sewing skills required.  Which also makes it a great beginner sewing project, so …

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[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 975 views]
Make a Recycled Denim Basket

It seems like I am constantly going through pairs of jeans, buying new ones to replace the most recently blown-out pairs in a constant cycle.  This, of course, means that fairly frequently I find myself wondering what to do with the ones that are starting to shred – I mean, a girl only needs so many pairs of “painting pants” in her wardrobe, and even …

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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 588 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …