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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 506 views]
Tutorial: Faux Druzy Quartz Ring (plus a book review!)

Druzy quartz jewelry is hot, hot, hot right now!  Authentic druzy jewelry isn’t super expensive, but it’s still not cheap.  If you love the look but can’t afford the price tag on the real thing, you can easily recreate the style using a rock from your yard.  Find out how by watching the video below!  Or, if you prefer written instructions, keep scrolling for a …

$10 and Beyond, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Wearable Crafts »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 570 views]
Make Glitter Spider Pins

You know that around here we love our silicone ice cube tray crafts. So when I spotted a new one with spiders and spiderwebs on the shelf at Dollar Tree in this year’s Halloween selections, I got a little giddy – especially when I had the idea to pour the spiders with two contrasting colors of glittery resin! I’ve used these kind of ice cube …

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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 662 views]
Make a Button Bracelet

Buttons, buttons, buttons.  Every crafter has them laying around somewhere, right?  Over the years I have inherited several jars worth of them – more than I will ever conceivably need for garment making or repair purposes.  So, what can you do with all of those extras?  Johanna Rundel turned some brightly colored buttons into this cute, stretchy bracelet!  The instructions are in German, but the …

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[11 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 5,058 views]
10 Sweater Crafts for Fall

Now that summer is almost over, are you cleaning out your closet? Torn or ill-fitting sweaters may have no place in your wardrobe as-is, but there are lots of fun ways that you can craft with them. Think of those old sweaters as free yarn that you don’t even have to knit or crochet.

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[3 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 713 views]
Make a Faux Wrought Iron Necklace

With the seasons changing, it’s last call for summery garden wares before they are gone off of the shelves for the year.  And you’ll definitely want to try to get your hands on a couple of things once you see this fabulous jewelry tutorial from Michelle at Mich L. in L.A.  With just a few dollars worth of supplies she created this fun and funky faux …

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[28 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 6,949 views]
10 Ways to Make Your Own Wallet

Need a new wallet? I always have a hard time buying new wallets, because I feel like by the time I pay for the wallet, I have no money left to go inside of it. Solve that little problem by making your own!

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[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 432 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …

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[9 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 645 views]
Tutorial: Soft Shark Flip-Flops

While shopping at Dollar Tree for my Crafty Shark Week projects, I saw these stuffed animal sharks and decided that I really needed to make them into funny flip-flops. I think “flip-flops” is my Shark theme this year (see my flip-flop wreath and my flip-flop shark sculpture!). This is a quick and easy craft that you can make using stuff from the dollar store. Not …

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[28 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,120 views]
Make DIY Leather Sandals

Would you believe that these leather sandals started out as ordinary, inexpensive flip flops?  True story!  Caitlin from The Merry Thought transformed them with a little bit of leather, turning them into something far more fashionable.  It’s a great project for using up scrap leather from other projects; if you don’t have leather on hand, check thrift stores and yard sales for old leather garments, …

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,614 views]
Make Woven Yarn Bangles

Weaving is hot, hot, hot right now.  We’re not really ones to jump on every passing bandwagon, but if this is what the technique’s latest incarnation looks like, count us in!  Cintia at My Poppet wove simple patterns into these yarn-wrapped bangles, giving them a cozy character that will be great for fall!  This is a fabulous way to use up odds and ends of scrap …