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[24 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 378 views]
Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs

Have you ever tried a new-to-you product and wondered how you lived without it?  I bought a lot of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder on clearance last year, unsure of what I’d do with it.  I started playing around with it and I’m hooked.  It’s such a fun product to work with!  I like using it on cards, but I especially like the look achieved when …

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[19 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,363 views]
10 DIY Wall Art Ideas from Recycled Materials

Spring! Spring! Spring! Something about a change in seasons always makes me rethink every decor choice I’ve made in every room of my house. Adding some new wall art is a budget-friendly way to change the mood of a room without changing the entire room. Here are 10 recycled ideas to deck your walls.

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 662 views]
Tutorial: Easter Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor.  Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters.  For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

Project estimate:

Wood Spools – $1.50 for pack
Craft paint – on hand
Twine – on hand
Googly Eyes – on hand
Mini pompoms – …

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[14 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 826 views]
Tutorial: Celtic Knot Art

A Celtic knot is a great addition not only to your St. Patrick’s Day decorating, but also to your year-round home decor!  The eye-catching, complex designs of Celtic knots are almost mesmerizing, but creating this knot art is a lot easier than you might think. 

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[10 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 519 views]
Tutorial: Designer Inspired Succulent Centerpiece

Over at the DollarStoreCrafts.com’s Best Ideas we started sharing our versions of expensive floral items we had seen at big name stores.  As a budget crafter, it’s fun to make my own version of an expensive items for pennies.  I had seen faux succulent centerpieces at a home decor store and knew I had to make it myself.

Project estimate:

Glass jars, on hand
Burlap and lace, on hand
Plastic …

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[5 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 2,076 views]
10 DIY Window Dressings to Bring in the Spring

Has all of this terrible winter weather got you gazing longingly out the window, dreaming of spring? Add a little bit of spring cheer to your decor with some pops of color on your windows. We’ve got ideas for decorating the glass itself plus cool DIY window dressings.

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[3 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 869 views]
Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath

Dollar Tree is a great place to find inexpensive styrofoam pieces for crafting.  I like to stock up on the egg shapes when Easter is here.  I combined several small styrofoam pieces to make an adorable mini wreath for Easter.  This would be cute on a dorm door, in a window, on an office bulletin board, or any other small space that could use some …

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[26 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 928 views]
10 Pretty Garlands to Add Color to Your Life

Who says that garlands are just for parties? We have garland up in the foyer at our house year-round, and the other day my husband asked me if I’d like to make some more garland to hang in our kitchen. Garland and bunting are so great at bringing color into a room and covering a big space. Great for budget decorating, when you don’t have the time to make a lot of art pieces or money to buy them. Whip up some garland, and you’re all good.

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[17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 283 views]
Tutorial: Cloud Wall Art Sign

In addition to the dollar stores, I love to hunt the dollar bins at Michael’s craft stores.  The bins near the register are usually priced $1.50 per item, and there’s another section of the store with items that are arranged by collection and the prices range from $1-5.  These are great places to find little embellishments for projects and fun party favor items.  On my …

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[11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 530 views]
Tutorial: Easy Decoden Clock

What’s the time? It’s time to do Decoden! I used some of the supplies from my Epic Jewelry Haul to make this easy Decoden clock. The secret ingredient? Mod Podge Collage Clay – so easy to use. This was my first time using it and it worked like a dream. Now I want to decoden all the things!
Project estimate:

Clock, on hand or $1 and up
Mod …