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[9 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 717 views]
10 Cute DIY Teacher Gifts (budget-friendly!)

The end of the school year is coming up fast! Coming up with good teacher gifts can be hard, especially on a budget. The ideas below are all budget-friendly, so you can give your kid’s teacher something handmade with love without breaking the bank. I also included the gift that I gave my son’s teachers last year, which I might just do again! If you’re one of his teachers, look away from #7!

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[21 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 426 views]
Tutorial: Scented Plush Easter Animal

This is the perfect gift for someone who wants the fragrance of a candle but can’t use a candle. Some of these places include nurseries, children’s rooms, Senior Care facilities, the office, and I’m sure you can think of a few other places.

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[12 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 1,697 views]
10 DIY Wedding Favors on a Budget

Are you planning a wedding on a budget? It’s been a long time since I planned my own wedding, but I still remember feeling particularly stressed out about choosing just the right favors. We wanted something that folks would really like to have and that reflected our personalities, but we didn’t have a lot of money to spend. Making your own DIY wedding favors saves a buck and gives your guests a more personalized memento to remember your special day.

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[1 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 535 views]
Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait

Whether your are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or you need a fun gift idea for another family, everyone is sure to love these adorable penguins.  The project also has a secret – it glows in the dark!  It would make a super cute gift for Christmas, housewarming, or even to celebrate a new addition to the family.  [how to make …

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[12 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 668 views]
10 Washi Tape Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just two days away, but it’s not too late to get crafty! Grab your favorite washi tape and try some of these Valentine’s Day washi tape crafts!

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[8 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 860 views]
Make Inexpensive Valentine Gifts

Need some inspiration for inexpensive yet very nice and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts?  Our pal Tanner from A Little Craft In Your Day demonstrates two fun ideas in this video!  First he makes a project that has been very popular in our DSC Facebook group, a gumball machine made out of a flower pot and a glass bowl, followed by a heart candy collage.  Watch the …

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[7 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 616 views]
Make a Dishwasher Safe Sparkly Heart Drinking Jar

There is no holiday more perfectly suited for glittery crafts than Valentine’s Day. Combine that with the mason jar trend and the durability needed to survive a family with kids and you end up with these sparkly heart mason jar mugs from Creative Green Living. Thanks to dishwasher safe Mod Podge, the mugs can even go in the dishwasher following a 28 curing period. [how …

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[12 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 2,683 views]
10 Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Instead of spending money on Valentine’s Day teacher gifts that are just going to get regifted, give your kid’s awesome teachers something they will love and keep!

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 733 views]
Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope

Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s hand to have around!  See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!  Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that …

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[27 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 2,128 views]
Tutorial:  Custom 3D Notebook

This year for Christmas, I made custom journals for my kids.  They were definitely a hit!  The “secret ingredient” for this project was a plastic shield from the toy section that had a crest on it.  Disassembled, the crest from the shield makes a great 3D embellishment for the cover.  After a little bit of a paint treatment, the cheap look of the plastic is …