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[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 677 views]
Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

Do you love working flowers into your spring decor?  If you adore the look but have allergies that prevent you from enjoying the real deal, or if you just prefer something that will last longer than a few days, check out this simple paper flower centerpiece from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.  The whimsical paper buds are so easy to make that children can even …

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 511 views]
Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles

This is one of those “why didn’t think of that?” kind of crafts. It’s such a simple idea but has a great, eye-catching impact! The clever crafters behind these candles are the gals at Spark & Chemistry, who also have some great tips for getting the best results from this project. The tutorial uses votives, but you could also do this with various sizes of …

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[9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 466 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[8 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,107 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,577 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …

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[1 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,166 views]
Tutorial: Decorated Hanging Lanterns

Spring is one of my favorite times to shop at Dollar Tree.  I’m always amazed at the outdoor items they offer!  I like to make my backyard inviting since my family tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors before the weather gets too hot.  When I saw these adorable battery operated lanterns, I knew I wanted them to add some fun decor (and …

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[31 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,308 views]
Make a Mesh Flower Spring Wreath with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

After what was the most brutal winter in memory, I am so totally ready for green grass and flowers! So when the folks at Dollar General started putting the spring-y merchandise on the shelf I swooped down on it, hunting for a good way to add a little bit of seasonal color …

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[29 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,933 views]
Make a Recycled Tire Rope Ottoman

Some past-their-prime items can be a little more difficult than other to properly dispose of.  One such item is a very common one: the rubber tire.  If you’ve ever tried to get rid of unwanted tires, you know it can be tricky.  In my area there is nowhere to take them unless you pay for them to be taken – and who wants to pay to …

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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 973 views]
Make a Lit Papier Mache Garland

Any occasion, even an everyday occasion, is more fun when it involves pretty decorations!  Whether you’re throwing a party or you just want to add a party-like atmosphere to a room, this lit papier mache garland by Ashley at Oh Happy Day ought to do the trick.  If you’re worried about the lights being so near the paper and creating a potential fire hazard, look for …

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[25 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,672 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 …