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[11 Nov 2014 | 5 Comments | 847 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

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[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 435 views]
Make Nut Shell Tealights

Nuts in the shell are a holiday classic.  But what do you do with those shells once the nuts have been removed?  Over at One O, Chiara turned a few shells into festive little tea lights!  Of course, as with any candles, don’t leave these burning unattended – especially since the bottoms of the nuts are rounded, so you’ll need to be careful about how …

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[9 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,113 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,262 views]
Haul Video:  Nail Polish Marbling and More (plus bloopers!)

This week I took a trip to Dollar Tree with nail polish marbling on my mind. I picked out a bunch of fun stuff to try the technique on, plus a bunch of other random tidbits. And today I am sharing that haul with you! Watch my haul video to see what treasures I found and what I intend to do with them, or keep scrolling …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 831 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terry, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[6 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,316 views]
10 Ways to Refashion Old Boots

Boot season is back, baby! One of my favorite parts of fall is dusting off my little collection of cute, comfy boots. It’s always a bummer to pull out a favorite pair and find scuffs and scratches. Or just realizing that last season’s boots might be a little blah for this year. Instead of going shoe shopping, try some of these ways to refashion those old boots.

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[5 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 815 views]
Rustic Altered Art Craft Ideas for Fall

Rustic altered art was my inspiration this month as I created two new tutorials for the Live.Craft.Love blog! I had so much fun making Altered Art Angels and a Rustic Country Tin Wreath. Both projects featured natural materials, rustic tin accents, and ribbon, as well as an inspirational fall color palette.
All the ribbon I used was from my favorite ribbon manufacturer: May Arts. Find more …

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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,399 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[3 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,054 views]
Tutorial: Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve always loved ornament making, so this year I’ve decided to make it more of a focus!  As I was leafing through my stash with ornaments in mind, I came across a roll of cork that I snagged for cheap at a local discount store.  I found myself wondering how it would look with wood stain.  Then I remembered I had green wood stain.  And …

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[2 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 663 views]
Make Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Now that Halloween has passed, retailers are sure to take a hard turn toward Christmas.  And as much as I love Christmas, that makes me sad because I also really love Thanksgiving!  So does Amanda from Crafts By Amanda, who used recycled cardboard tubes to make these Pilgrim-inspired napkin rings!  They’re as easy as they are cute, and chances are you already have everything you …