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[21 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 50 views]
Tutorial: Mirror Ornament

Mirror Ornament

Project estimate:

Mirror candle base, $1
Ribbon, on hand or $1
Flora pick, $1
Glitter pipe cleaner, on hand or $1/package
Hot glue, on hand

Total:  $2 and up

Glue the pipe cleaner to the back of the mirror as shown.

Twist the pipe cleaner into a big loop and tie a bow around it.

Put a spot of glue on the mirror, under the bow, and hold down until the glue has set. …

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[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 136 views]
Tutorial:  Bucket of Snow Decoration

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project:  a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

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[19 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 296 views]
Dollar Tree Haul: Glitter Power!

This week, Heather’s trip to Dollar Tree was fueled by GLITTER!  (Okay, not all glitter, but she definitely did bring home lots of sparkle!)  See what she got and what she plans to do with all of her finds in the video above – or keep scrolling to see pictures of her purchases.

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[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 520 views]
10 Glitter Crafts that Aren’t Cheesy

Back when I had a crafty biz, I chose the name Glue and Glitter. It was a nod to my crafty roots and those hoakey glitter paintings that you’d do as a kid. When I stopped selling my crafts, I kept the name, because it just brings up so many good, nostalgic feelings for me. I love how glitter looks in kid craft projects, but glitter doesn’t have to be just for kid crafts! Here are 10 grown-up ways to get your glitter on.

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 458 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glitter Dispensers

Have you seen the little multi-color packages of fine glitter that Dollar Tree carries?  It comes in an array of gorgeous colors, but unlike the coarser glitter that they sell in shakers, this stuff comes in little plastic bags.  I’m sure you can imagine the potential for a mess once you’ve cut open all of those little bags…  Ack!
Luckily, I found a clever solution to …

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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 356 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[15 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 552 views]
Tutorial:  Recycled Gift Tin

Recently our crafty pal Tanner shared his haul of Christmas goodies from Dollar Tree with us – and today he is back with a fun project!  This recycled gift tin is super easy, no fancy gift wrapping skills required.  You can use this idea with many different shapes and sizes of containers, so you can adjust it to fit many different gifts depending on your needs. …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 206 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament


Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on hand or $1
Clips, $1 and up
Battery operated taper candles, $1 and up
Stapler, on hand
Hot glue, on hand
Black tape (duct or electrical), on hand

Total: $2 and up
I covered the pink parts if the clip with black tape.  (I tried painting it with acrylic paint and nail polish but neither worked, both scratched off.  You may have different results if you are using a different type of clip …

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[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 778 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[11 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 440 views]
10 DIY Modern Menorahs

Hanukkah starts next week! Are you planning to dust off the old menorah or buy a new one? What if this year you got rid of that gaudy, fake gold monstrosity and replaced it with some handmade goodness?