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[30 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 301 views]
Make a Recycled Wine Cork Trivet

Are you a cork saver?  I love wine in all its many variations, and I always tuck the corks aside for future crafting use.  Maikki from Maikin Mokomin must be a cork saver too, because she used a stash of corks with beautiful graphics and writing on them to make an absolutely gorgeous trivet!  It would make a great conversation piece, and it turns mementos from …

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[29 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,124 views]
Give Plastic Bins a Fancy Makeover

We love a quick and easy makeover.  Take, for example, these adorable storage bins by Katie at Little House of Four.  Would you believe that they started out as a brightly-colored four pack?  That’s right, they were just a quarter each!  By taming the color with spray paint and adding some nifty drawer pulls, she gave them a super high-end look for just a couple …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 773 views]
Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .

Project Materials:

2 clipboards, $2
Bulletin board, $1
2 wire office supply cups, $2
Wire sorting tray, $1
4 zip …

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[10 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 607 views]
Make Doily Roses

When I buy paper doilies, I often find myself needing just a few of them at the moment, and then I have the dozens of extras left over.  Next time I have a surplus of doilies to use up, I think I’ll whip up a bouquet of these cute roses from Activity Village!  You could even use colored doilies or paint white doilies before making your …

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[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 625 views]
Tutorial: Shark Flip-Flop Sculpture Wall Art

This Shark Flip Flop Sculpture Wall Art project was a happy accident that I came up with when I was making my Shark Bitten Flip-Flop Wreath. As I trimmed the shark bites, I noticed that when turned on its side, a flip-flop kind of resembles a shark. I had one flip-flop left over from my wreath project, so I tried, and my shark sculpture idea …

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[7 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 339 views]
Tutorial: Shark-Bitten Flip-Flop Wreath

Crafty Shark Week, everybody! Make a cute poolside sign that says “Beware: Shark Infested Waters” and is made out of dollar store flip-flops that look like they’ve survived a shark attack! This wreath would be cute for a kids’ bathroom or nautical-themed bedroom too.

I was inspired to make this shark-bitten flip-flop wreath by a Shark Party Idea post I saw on Chickabug (who found it …

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[1 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 3,367 views]
10 DIY Wall Art Ideas

I love the way a new piece of wall art can change the feel of a whole room. These are some simple wall art ideas that you can make on the cheap without looking like they were made on the cheap. That can be our little secret.

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Garden Crafts, Headline, Tutorials »

[29 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,140 views]
Tutorial:  Butterfly Garden Art from a Whisk

As I’ve mentioned several times in other posts, I have been slowly putting together a “fantastical” garden area inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland.  My garden is made up of tea pot and tea cup creations, and I’m also filling it with whimsical DIY garden art.
I made a dragonfly out of a whisk, and my daughter liked it so much …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,083 views]
Decorate Baskets with Yarn

Baskets, baskets, baskets.  There are shelves full of them at every dollar store and thrift store in which I’ve ever set foot, and a giant box full of them at most yard sales (likely located somewhere near the table full of flower vases and coffee mugs).  What can you do with all of those baskets?  Haeley from Design Improvised took a bit of yarn and …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 488 views]
Make Leather Drawer Pulls

Need some unique hardware for that furniture piece you’ve been working on?  Traditional hardware can be pricey – especially the more interesting pieces.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Nicole from Visual Heart made these loop-style pulls out of an old belt – the perfect that is worn out or no longer fits!  If you don’t have a belt laying around, check your local thrift stores, …