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[17 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,029 views]
Tutorial: Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet

Don’t throw away those stained or holey t-shirts – there are so many things that you can do with the fabric!  We’re big fans of t-shirt yarn around here, but you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter in order to use it.  In fact, this is a project that anyone can do!  Recycle an old t-shirt into a stylish wrap bracelet by …

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[16 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 962 views]
Video: Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Haul

It’s time for a season change on the shelves at Dollar Tree again – this time to another of my favorites, Valentine’s Day!  I went shopping this week looking for some Valentine-y goodies and came back with a couple bags of lovely things, plus a couple of other non-Valentine items that I also had to have.  Watch the video to see what I got and …

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[15 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,220 views]
Tutorial: Coffee Filter Roses

There are a zillion ways to make paper flowers – one of our favorite methods is this simple process using coffee filters!  This is a great project for budget wedding decor, or cheap decor for your house, since coffee filters come in large packages for cheap.

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 699 views]
Give Your Boots A Makeover for Winter

When the temperature drops, I love to wear boots!  I bought an inexpensive pair of boots last winter that turned out to be crazy comfortable!  Unfortunately, because they *were* cheap, the upper started to fall apart.  Rather than give up on my favorite boots, I decided to update them.  With a little paint and a bit of Cuddle fabric, my boots look new again!

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[12 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,532 views]
10 Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Instead of spending money on Valentine’s Day teacher gifts that are just going to get regifted, give your kid’s awesome teachers something they will love and keep!

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[11 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,395 views]
Make a Recycled T-shirt Cat Tent

Do you have any kitties?  I have three of them, and I bet they would all absolutely love one of these!  Jessi from Practically Functional used an empty box, a wire coat hanger, and a t-shirt to create this adorable recycled cat bed.  You could even add a pillow on the inside for extra comfort – though one of my cats loves sleeping on cardboard …

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 514 views]
Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope

Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s hand to have around!  See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!  Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that …

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[9 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 498 views]
Video: Heather’s Jewelry Making Haul from Jo-Ann

I hit Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store up on their New Years’ Sale and got some very fun stuff! I can’t resist the bead aisle — especially when beads are 50% off! I also took advantage of their 99 cent fat quarter sale, and I found a couple of very cool jewelry-making tools.
If you don’t feel like watching the video, here are some of the …

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[8 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,586 views]
10 Vintage Button Jewelry Tutes

Vintage button jewelry is nothing new, but every time I look at Pinterest, I run across folks taking new, fun spins on this classic craft idea. The tutes below range from classic to funky, so there are button jewelry ideas here for everyone!

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[7 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 725 views]
Make Bubble Gum Valentines

It’s getting to be that time of year again – when we dig up lots of groan-worthy, cheesy Valentine card ideas!  (My dad has a very pun-heavy sense of humor, so I have a deep appreciation and fondness for cheesy wordplay.)  This cute idea from Kelly at Smart Schoolhouse comes with a free printable tag, and makes very clever use of a plastic bag to …