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[11 Apr 2016 | 2 Comments | 824 views]
Make Useful Teacher’s Gifts from School Supplies

Want to show your children’s teachers that you care, by giving them useful items they actually need for their classrooms? I have shared three cute (and practical) ideas for teacher gifts over at eBay, that incorporate materials from the dollar store, and new packages of school supplies that teachers desperately need. Find my ideas and instructions here: [Three Teacher Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week]

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

[8 Apr 2016 | One Comment | 547 views]
Make Perler Bead Butterflies

As a child of the 80s, perler beads will always hold a very special place in my crafty heart. Over at Room to Grow, see how you can use a heart-shaped perler bead pattern and a wooden clothespin to make these cute butterflies that are the perfect project for spring! You could even make a whole collection of them and string them ¬†up as a …

$5 and Under, Fashion, Headline, Tutorials »

[7 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Statement Stone Necklace | 888 views]
Make a Statement Stone Necklace

Take a few pretty focal pendants made of stone, and turn them into a pretty statement necklace. This Statement Stone Necklace takes less than an hour to make, and uses three pretty focal pendants that cost just $1 — for all THREE (from my sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems — affiliate links included in this post). I braided three chains to make a sturdy chain for …

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

[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Push Light Makeover | 481 views]
Dollar Store Push Light Makeover

You’ve probably seen the push lights that Dollar Tree carries – they are cute, but plain. So Megan at Homemade Ginger decided to give hers a little more personality! Using her techniques with different colors and patterns, there are so many possibilities for dressing up these little lights. How will you decorate yours? [dollar store push light makeover directions]
Project estimate:

Push light, $1
Masking tape, on hand …

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

[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make No Sew Felt Crowns | 318 views]
Make No Sew Felt Crowns

These fabric crowns are such a simple no-sew project that your little princes and princesses can create their own with minimal assistance! Jess at Let’s Do Something Crafty shares just how easy it is to whip these up yourself! It’s a great way to use up random odds and ends of supplies – put out a pile of embellishments and let your littles go wild! …

$5 and Under, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Sea Glass Necklace | 1,119 views]
Make a Sea Glass Necklace

Beachcombing is such a fun summer activity, but what do you do with all the treasures you pick up on the beach? Turn your sea glass into a simple and pretty necklace. And psst– if you can’t find any sea glass, you can buy a bag of pre-made sea glass at the dollar store! I shared instructions for how to make the necklace over at …

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline »

[28 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign | 295 views]
Make a Reclaimed Wood and Rope Sign

So, you found this great piece of wood that someone else was throwing away… What can you do with it? One fun option is to turn it into a sign, like this one from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors! This project is super simple, totally customizable, and looks like it came from a cute little boutique. Make one with your family name, an “eat” sign …

$1 and Free, Headline, Kids »

[25 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make Paper Cookies | 169 views]
Make Paper Cookies

No tea party is complete without some treats, right? That’s why you need these paper cookies from Kate at The Craft Train! “Bake” them up once and nibble on them over and over. These would also be great for your favorite little baker to have in their play kitchen, or for any kid who loves both sweets and imaginative play!

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

[23 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | 643 views]
Make a Toilet Paper Easter Bunny

I’ll admit it: when this post from Diane of Homan at Home popped up in my RSS reader, I did a quick double-take, and then clicked out of a combination of equal parts amusement and curiosity. I mean, an Easter Bunny centerpiece made out of a roll of TP? It’s kinda brilliant, and pretty hilarious. She even provides a printable of the ears and nose, …

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

[21 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make an Easter Egg Wreath | 308 views]
Make an Easter Egg Wreath

We’ve seen several takes on the Easer egg wreath over the years, and we particularly love the design of this one! Haeley from Design Improvised designed it for Oriental Trading Company (which is kind of like the dollar store of the catalog world). Choose all of your elements in a matching color scheme to give it a classier, more sophisticated look.