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[12 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Diaper Wreath for a Baby Shower | 490 views]
Make a Diaper Wreath for a Baby Shower

Want to bring the most aww-inducing gift of your next baby shower? Make a DIY Diaper Wreath, all from stuff you can buy at the dollar store. This craft looks impressive, but is really simple to make, and best of all, every item on the wreath is useful for baby. I posted the full instructions for this cute craft over at MyPrintly, so go check …

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[7 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Make Santa’s Coal Wreath | 455 views]
Make Santa’s Coal Wreath

What do you give the friend, neighbor, or co-worker who is mostly naughty (but maybe a little bit nice)? How about this funny dollar store craft: a Santa’s Coal Wreath, featuring all dollar store materials and candies. I posted the instructions over in my column at eBay: [make Santa’s Coal Wreath]
Project Materials:

Santa candy, $1
Coal candy, $1
Paper plates, $1
Red crepe paper, $1
Hot glue gun and glue …

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[22 Nov 2016 | One Comment | 2,196 views]
Make a Christmas Candy Wreath

I love the look of vintage glass ornament wreaths, but they are crazy expensive! Buy one for about $200, or source the ornaments and make it yourself. Either way, it’s not gonna be cheap! When I shared a photo of an ornament wreath I loved, my mom said “You could almost make that out of those little Christmas chocolates,” and a lightbulb went off in …

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[4 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe | 827 views]
DIY Grape Sparkle Body Scrub Recipe

Looking for a great craft idea for a girls’ craft night out? Look no further than a DIY Body Scrub — they are easy and fun to make, such a treat for your skin, and most of all, cheap! You can find most of the ingredients for this body scrub at the dollar store, and the rest of the ingredients in your kitchen. Find instructions …

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[25 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Pink Lemonade Body Scrub | 1,636 views]
Make Pink Lemonade Body Scrub

I have been having so much fun making body scrubs lately. As soon as I use one jar up, I get to make a new jar, using all new colors and flavor ideas. I took a walk down my dollar store food aisle looking for inspiration, and I found packets of drink mix to use in my latest body scrub. I present to you Pink …

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[1 Sep 2016 | One Comment | 725 views]

Transform some paper and a dollar store container into a stunning paper plant, perfect for adorning your home, office cubical, or for giving to a friend with a grey thumb. This project is easy enough for children to make, but sophisticated enough to use on a craft night with your girlfriends. Find out how to make it at the very inspirational blog House That Lars …

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[31 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub from Dollar Store Stuff | 640 views]

I just used this Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub, and can I brag? I smell delicious! I found almost all the ingredients for this sugar scrub at my local dollar store, and it takes just minutes to put together. Now that I use sugar scrubs in the shower, I can skip using moisturizing lotion when I get out of the shower. Plus, I smell like dessert. To …

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[7 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!) | 753 views]
Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!)

Back to school time means time to think about all those teachers we appreciate so much! Here are several burlap craft projects you can make to show your child’s teacher how much you care. Find all the instructions for these inexpensive (and fast) teacher appreciation crafts: [burlap teachers gifts to make]

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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub | 866 views]
5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub

I have recently fallen in love with creating DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store. They are quick and easy to make, but I was REALLY sold as soon as I used one of these scrubs in the shower. Now I can’t take a shower without using one of my custom scrubs, and I smell DELICIOUS! If you are a coffee …

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[26 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks | 647 views]
Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks

I attended my first coed baby shower this week (for my brother & his wife – yay for a new nephew!), and I was in charge of bringing an activity for the party. I wanted to provide a fun and creative baby shower activity that would result in a gorgeous gift for the baby, so I set up a DIY Quilt Block station and had …