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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 131 views]
10 DIY Statement Necklaces for Spring

I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, but I do love adding a chunky necklace to pull my outfits together. The right necklace can turn even a t-shirt and jeans into a fashion statement. Bust your stash of beads and chain with these fun tutorials for statement necklaces!

$5 and Under, Headline, Kids, Office Crafts, Tutorials »

[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 130 views]
Tutorial: Make a Glittery Duck Tape Pen Organizer (from Recyclables!)

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

Here at Dollar Store Crafts, we love crafting with Duck Tape®! The only thing better is adding recycled materials to the mix. In today's project, we've done both, and created a Glitter Duck Tape® desk organizer made from recycled paper towel tubes. We're celebrating spring and Earth Month with this blingy project …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 67 views]
Make Foam Egg Insects

So, all of the Easter stuff is half price at the stores right now, and you’ve been thinking about picking up some tidbits to use as cheap craft supplies.  What should you grab?  If you happen to spy a package of foam Easter eggs, like the ones that Sophie from Sophie’s World found, you can use them to make all kinds of adorable insects!  The …

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[22 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 982 views]
Tutorial: Knotted Bracelet Made from Recycled Fabric

Happy Earth Day!  While today is a day to focus on our environment and how we can improve it,  I think a lot of us budget crafters are environmentally conscious everyday.  Dollar Store Crafts regularly features ideas for ways to turn unwanted items into something functional, and this project is no exception!

To make these knotted bracelets, I used my children’s old clothing.  I always donate …

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[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 173 views]
Make a Mini Wire Crown

Do you know a little prince or princess?  This super easy DIY from Vanessa at Cafe Craftea will show you how to make them an adorable mini crown out of wire!  This particular type of wire comes in several different colors at Dollar Tree, so you have multiple options.  You could even take this further and add beads or other embellishments to your crown, attaching them using …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids »

[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 308 views]
Make a No-Sew Sock Snake

Love the idea of a DIY stuffed animal but aren’t so sure about your sewing skills?  Here is one that anybody can handle making!  Jen at Kids’ CBC created this cute little slithery fella out of a sock, and it doesn’t require a single stitch. It’s a great way to use an odd sock whose mate has gone missing; or if you go out and …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 191 views]
Make a Yarn Art Bunny Silhouette

Summer has been crafting up a storm over at Dollar Store Mom, and she is a master at creating cute decorations for no money. She used some stash yarn to create this cute Easter bunny silhouette decoration! Use this same technique to do woodland animal silhouettes, or maybe your monogram. Find out how easy this project is: [easter bunny yarn art]
Materials:

Card stock, on hand
Yarn, on …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[18 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 508 views]
Make Nesting Doll Easter Eggs

What an adorable idea from Mark Montano: Make nesting dolls (matroskya) with plastic Easter eggs in various sizes. What a great way to recycle all those leftover plastic eggs after the hunt! Mark makes this project look super easy in his awesome video: [how to make nesting doll eggs]
Project Materials:

Plastic eggs in 3 sizes, on hand or $3
Acrylic paint, on hand
Paint brushes, on hand

Total: Free …

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[17 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 695 views]
10 DIY Journals in All Shapes and Sizes

Don’t you just love a journal? There’s something about a blank book that’s just plain inspiring. And a journal that you made yourself? That’s perfection. We all use our journals in different ways, so the list below includes an array of sizes, from purse-stashable mini journals to full sized dealies to stick on the shelf or your bedside table.

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[16 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 654 views]
Make a Disco Ball from Recycled CDs

Remember the days of the AOL installation disc?  I swear I used to get at least one a week in my pile of junk mail, alongside those pesky pre-approved credit card applications.  At one point I was saving them for a craft that I never got around to – making a disco ball!  Over at Skip to My Lou, Kimbo shares how she made this …