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[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 151 views]
Haul Video:  Heather’s Halloween Dollar Tree Haul 2014

You know we are huge Dollar Tree fans around here, and we are especially fond of holidays there because they always have tons of cool stuff!  A new Dollar Tree just opened near my house (exciting!) so of course I had to go check it out.  Want to see what I got?  Watch the video to check out my haul and hear my ideas for …

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[23 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 538 views]
10 Shrinky Dinks That Will Make You Rethink Shrinky Dinks

When you picture Shrinky Dinks, do you remember the cheesy kid crafts that you did in the 80s? Shrinky Dink crafts have come a long way, baby! Check out these totally modern Shrinky Dink ideas!

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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 196 views]
7 Spooky DIYs… and my new book! #ThursDIY

Happy #ThursDIY kids! I have seven spooky DIYs for you today — all here to help you celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! If you have any fun ideas, be sure to tag them with #ThursDIY and share them on Twitter, Facebook (in my DollarStoreCrafts’ Best Ideas FB Group!), or Instagram! Check out what we have today:

Gorgeous Dia de los Muertos makeup by Cathy …

$10 and Beyond, Accessories, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 171 views]
Tutorial: Dia de Los Muertos Eye Mask

I love to sleep as long as possible in the morning, but as soon as the sun comes in my bedroom window I find myself wide awake. Know the feeling? Want to sneak in a few more minutes of shut-eye? Then an eye mask will be your best friend! I found one at the dollar store but it wasn’t quite my …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 341 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

$1 and Free, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 240 views]
Make a Fake Tattoo Sleeve

You’ve probably seen the fake tattoo sleeves that they sell at the dollar store – but what if your costume requires specific tattoos?  If you have a need for custom fake tattoo sleeves in order to play a particular character, check out this tutorial from Laura at Is Laura.  The tutorial is in Italian, but the photos will walk you through it and you can …

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

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 267 views]
Make Paper Bag Jack-O-Lanterns

Need bags for your Halloween treats?  If you’ve got paper lunch sacks in your cupboard, you can easily turn them into these cute jack-o-lanterns!  Sara from Confetti Sunshine drew a different face on each of these bags, creating an amusing assortment of expressions.  You could churn out w hole stack of these fairly quickly with an assembly-line-style process, and it would be a great project for …

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

[18 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 264 views]
Make Halloween Pencil Toppers

Less than two weeks to go util Halloween!  If you still have crafting to do, the clock is ticking, but luckily you still have plenty of time left to make these adorable pencil toppers from Nina at Waffle Flower!   You can run with this idea in so many different directions, because there are a ton of ways you could dress these up with different faces …

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[17 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 372 views]
Haul Video: Non-Food Halloween Treats for the Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween is just two weeks away! I usually procrastinate and find myself stuffing treat bags desperately an hour before trick-or-treating begins, so this year I decided to get an early start. I also decided that this year I am participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. For many kids with food allergies, Halloween can be disappointing, since they aren’t allowed to eat various types of candy. …

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[16 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,327 views]
10 Pumpkin Crafts for Fall

Fix yourself a pumpkin spice latte, put on your coziest sweater, and try some of these fun pumpkin crafts. This list is a mix of pumpkin crafts for kids and for adults, so there’s something for everyone.