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[19 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans | 1,046 views]
3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans

Don’t recycle your cans, reuse them! These charming ideas take cans destined for the recycling bin and transform them into adorable decorations that are perfect for Mother’s Day, party or wedding decorations, or hostess gifts. Find instructions for all three crafts in my article at eBay: [recycled can crafts]

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[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Push Light Makeover | 614 views]
Dollar Store Push Light Makeover

You’ve probably seen the push lights that Dollar Tree carries – they are cute, but plain. So Megan at Homemade Ginger decided to give hers a little more personality! Using her techniques with different colors and patterns, there are so many possibilities for dressing up these little lights. How will you decorate yours? [dollar store push light makeover directions]
Project estimate:

Push light, $1
Masking tape, on hand …

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[28 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign | 377 views]
Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign

So, you found this great piece of wood that someone else was throwing away… What can you do with it? One fun option is to turn it into a sign, like this one from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors! This project is super simple, totally customizable, and looks like it came from a cute little boutique. Make one with your family name, an “eat” sign …

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[18 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Twig Bird’s Nest | 721 views]
Make a Twig Bird’s Nest

Bird’s nests make wonderful elements in spring decor. Did you know that you can make your own out of twigs? Check out this sweet project from Jess at Make and Do Crew! The instructions call for your twigs to be as green as possible, so if you have some pruning on your upcoming to-do list, you may want to save some of those clippings so you can …

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[16 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 623 views]
Make a St. Patrick’s Day Chandelier

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! Feel like greening up your decor, but short on budget? Corrie from The Apple of My DIY put this cute chandelier together with some basic supplies, and the results are definitely not-so-basic looking! Her design incorporates honeycomb tissue paper spheres, but if you can’t find those readily available to you, you can get a similar look using green pom …

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[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 1,016 views]
DIY Dip Dyed Candles Using Crayons

Make pretty dipped candles using crayons, with my favorite technique for melting wax (that is easy and low-mess). You don’t need any special tools to do this project, and you can find all the materials you need to make this at the dollar store. Find my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love: [crayon wax-dipped candles]
Materials Needed:

White Pillar Candles, $1 each
Crayons, on hand or $1
Large Empty Can, on …

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[7 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Moss Shamrock | 560 views]
Make a Moss Shamrock

Want to add a chic touch to your decor for St. Patrick’s Day? This framed moss shamrock from Amy at Stow and Tell U has a rustic, natural look that we love! It’s a great way to use a thrift store picture frame. Some Dollar Tree stores carry the sheet moss for this project, but if yours doesn’t, you can also find it cheaply in the floral …

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[23 Feb 2016 | One Comment | 1,044 views]
Make a Gardening Themed Bouquet

Give your favorite gardener the gift of an adorable gardening-themed bouquet made completely from things you can buy at the dollar store. Customize this bouquet however you want: with your favorite flowers, colors, and seed packets. Find my instructions here: [gardening themed bouquet]
Project Materials:

Terra cotta pots, 2 for $1
Floral foam, 2 for $1
2 floral stems, $2
3 seed packets, $.75
Gardening gloves, $1
Pencils or bamboo skewers, $1 …

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[17 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Make Ink Splatter Votive Holders | 635 views]
Make Ink Splatter Votive Holders

If you are in the market for plain glass candle holders, the dollar store has got you covered. But what if you want something a little more colorful? Check out these splatter-y votive holders from Sara at Bitz & Giggles, who used alcohol inks to add a funky pop of color to some plain glass vessels. You can also use this technique with mason jars, …

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[10 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Glass Bottle Vase Garland | 1,209 views]
Make a Glass Bottle Vase Garland

Are you longing for spring? Bring a little life and color to your decor with this bottle vase garland! Inspired by a similar piece she saw for sale online, Patti from Garden Matter decided to whip up a DIY version. She used bottles that she found on sale at the craft store, but you could also use old bottles from thrift stores or dig into …