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[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 4,000 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …

$5 and Under, Accessories, From Our Readers, Headline »

[21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Make a Hobo Bag from a Bandana | 4,190 views]
Make a Hobo Bag from a Bandana

The bandannas at the dollar store come in so many fun bright colors that they inevitably end up in my shopping cart even when I’m not sure what I’d going to do with them. This hobo bag from Crafty Leslie is super cute and easy to do. Make one for yourself or use it to teach older kids to sew. Either way, you definitely have …

$5 and Under, From Our Readers, Headline »

[10 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | 20,512 views]
Organize Your Linen Closet, Dollar Store Style

It lurks behind a closed door.  Most guests will probably never guess your deep, dark secret:  that your linen closet is a disaster!  I’ll admit, mine looks more like the before picture, and I cringe every time I crack open the door.  Tired of the mess, Kim from seven thirty three made a stop at the dollar store and grabbed everything she needed to whip …

$1 and Free, From Our Readers, Headline, Tutorials »

[26 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 5,408 views]
Tutorial:  Basket Storage Tree

You might have seen this project posted in the DSC Community as an entry in our organization challenge sponsored by Dollar Tree.  You may have also seen it featured recently as the winner of that challenge.  We think it’s so great that we want everyone to see it, so we asked the project creator, Jeremy, if we could post it on the blog.  This is …

cheap crafts, From Our Readers, Headline, Roundup-Ideas »

[17 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 81,587 views]
8 Ways to Get Organized in 2013 (plus our organization challenge winner!)

After much deliberation, it’s finally time to announce the winner of our organization challenge sponsored by Dollar Tree!  Only one person walks away with a $100 gift card prize, but everyone wins in this situation because you gave us an amazing list of organizing ideas to share with the world!  Covering every area of the house, our readers have provided a wide array of solutions …

$5 and Under, From Our Readers, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials »

[28 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 8,606 views]
Tutorial: Make a Cute Yule Log Ornament

This cute little yule log ornament was made by crafter Amy Davis of TheYankeeGirl.com after she saw a yule log favor box on the Martha Stewart site. Between using recyclables, and stuff she already had on hand, Amy spent just a dollar (at the dollar store) to make this ornament. Amy didn’t blog about this ornament, but she did explain how to make it, and …

From Our Readers, Headline, Kids »

[3 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 5,446 views]
Ken’s Bachelor Pad, Dollar Store Style

If there is one thing we love more than crafting, it is seeing the projects that our work inspires.  We get quite a few e-mails from readers sharing their own creations with us, and it always blows us away how people take our ideas and inspirations and turn them into fabulous finished products.  After all, that is why we do what we do!  This is …

Craft Challenges, From Our Readers, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Roundup-Ideas »

[27 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Halloween Costume Contest: 7 Dollar Store Costume Ideas (including our contest winner!) | 4,842 views]
Halloween Costume Contest: 7 Dollar Store Costume Ideas (including our contest winner!)

It’s the weekend before Halloween, and that means that all around the world people will be entering costume contests.  We even had a Halloween costume contest here at DSC, and now it is time to announce a winner!  Keep reading to find out who won a $100 gift card from Dollar Tree, and don’t forget to check out all of the contest entries to see …

$10 and Beyond, From Our Readers, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[13 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,945 views]
Make a Pumpkin Welcome Sign

Looking for a project to make your lawn a little more Halloween-y?  Greet your fall visitors this year with a festive welcome sign!  Michelle and Julie from Sister See Sister Do used a pile of foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree to make this sign, a use for them that we hadn’t yet seen.  Using the same concept, you could create a sign that says anything …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Fashion, From Our Readers, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[7 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Screen Print with Dollar Store Materials | 4,882 views]
Screen Print with Dollar Store Materials

If this project looks familiar, it might be because it was one of the finalists in our $5 craft challenge.  This is such a good idea that we thought it deserved more than just a passing mention!  Shauna from Love2Dream, Do You? came up with two different methods for screen printing using stuff from the dollar store, and some variations on those techniques.  What will …