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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 185 views]
Tutorial: Pine Cone Wreath

Our DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, has been busy busy busy making her holiday decorations, and sharing her how-tos with us along the way!   Today she shares the instructions for this fabulous pine cone wreath.  This was a huge hit with the community, so we are really excited that she provided the instructions!  If you have access to pine cones and you own a …

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[15 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 534 views]
Tutorial:  Fall Garland

Our DSC community moderator from our crafty Facebook group, Terrie, is here with us again today to share this gorgeous fall garland!  When she originally shared it with the group, we all gave it lots of oooohs and aaaaahs, so we are very happy that she provided us with directions!  This would look phenomenal swagged across a fall mantel or over a doorway.  And it’s …

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[14 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 512 views]
Make a Recycled Cardboard Geometric Lamp

While it’s often something that we toss into the recycling bin without so much as a second thought, cardboard is actually a pretty amazing craft material!  We’ve seen it transformed into some pretty amazing things, including this fun, geometric lamp from Marta at 2nd Funniest Thing.  The instructions for the project are in Spanish, but the photos are excellent and make it easy to follow …

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[13 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,335 views]
10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas

A sweet little place setting can add so much personality to your Thanksgiving table, and place settings can even double as activities for your dinner guests. Some thoughtful homemade place settings and just the right DIY centerpiece can really make Thanksgiving supper feel a lot more special.

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[11 Nov 2014 | 5 Comments | 899 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

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[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 451 views]
Make Nut Shell Tealights

Nuts in the shell are a holiday classic.  But what do you do with those shells once the nuts have been removed?  Over at One O, Chiara turned a few shells into festive little tea lights!  Of course, as with any candles, don’t leave these burning unattended – especially since the bottoms of the nuts are rounded, so you’ll need to be careful about how …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 859 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terry, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,451 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 659 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 401 views]
Tutorial:  Scarf-Wrapped Pumpkin

One of the items I was most excited to see in this year’s Halloween selections at Dollar Tree was a selection of cute scarves – so of course I had to pick up a couple of them! I also grabbed a handful of foam pumpkins because they always sell out fast, and as I was unpacking my bags when I got home I was …