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[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 62 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Party Crafts »

[1 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 228 views]
Make Newspaper Pom Poms

When it comes time to throw a party on a budget, decorations don’t get much cheaper than these fabulous recycled newspaper pom poms!  At DIY Candy, Jacy shows how to turn a stack of old news into new baubles with just a little bit of folding and cutting.  In addition to making great decorations on their own, you could make a garland out of them, …

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

[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 123 views]
Make Ribbon Bike Tassels

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of good bike riding weather ahead, so it’s still a good time to make these DIY bike tassels!  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will show you how you can whip them up in a jiffy!  Don’t need bike tassels?  I think that a garland of these ribbon tassels would also be really cute, perhaps …

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

[30 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 295 views]
Make a Recycled Wine Cork Trivet

Are you a cork saver?  I love wine in all its many variations, and I always tuck the corks aside for future crafting use.  Maikki from Maikin Mokomin must be a cork saver too, because she used a stash of corks with beautiful graphics and writing on them to make an absolutely gorgeous trivet!  It would make a great conversation piece, and it turns mementos from …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline »

[29 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,087 views]
Give Plastic Bins a Fancy Makeover

We love a quick and easy makeover.  Take, for example, these adorable storage bins by Katie at Little House of Four.  Would you believe that they started out as a brightly-colored four pack?  That’s right, they were just a quarter each!  By taming the color with spray paint and adding some nifty drawer pulls, she gave them a super high-end look for just a couple …

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[28 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,130 views]
10 Ways to Make Your Own Wallet

Need a new wallet? I always have a hard time buying new wallets, because I feel like by the time I pay for the wallet, I have no money left to go inside of it. Solve that little problem by making your own!

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Office Crafts, Tutorials »

[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 762 views]
Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .

Project Materials:

2 clipboards, $2
Bulletin board, $1
2 wire office supply cups, $2
Wire sorting tray, $1
4 zip …

$10 and Beyond, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 330 views]
Make a Pretty Decoden Pencil Box for Back to School

My daughter starts kindergarten today, and I wanted to send her off to school with an extra special pencil case.  I decided to make her a decoden pencil case.  Have you heard of decoden?  It’s a craft style from Japan where more is better:  more embellishments,  more glitter, more eye catching!!  I used a new product from Plaid Crafts that’s called Collage Clay.  It’s an …

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

[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 2,755 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

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

[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 276 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …