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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 746 views]
Make Ribbon Carrot Treat Holders

With Easter swiftly creeping up on us, now is the time to start thinking about crafts for the holiday!  If you have treats that need to be distributed, putting them in a cute container turns them into something even more special.  Sherri at About Family Crafts come up with this cute idea, covering a paper mache cone with ribbon to turn it into carrot that …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline »

[6 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 735 views]
Make Starched Fabric Flowers

I’ll admit, I’m not much of one for ironing my laundry.  As such, I’ve never had much use for spray starch, but I do keep a can around just in case because sometimes it comes in handy for various crafty applications.  Emily at Jones Design Company used some to make these fabulous fabric flowers, holding the petals in a lovely 3D shape that gives the …

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

[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,556 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline »

[4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 907 views]
Make Cupcake Liner and Pencil Flowers

My favorite thing about spring is the return of flowers!  I’ve had flowers on my mind a lot lately, so when I saw this cupcake liner flower project from Lia Griffith I was immediately smitten.  Mounted on washi-covered pencils, a bouquet of these lovelies would make a great gift.  If you want to use these as a teacher appreciation gift, the tutorial also includes a …

Headline, Holiday Crafts, Roundup-Ideas »

[3 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,123 views]
10 Recycled Craft Ideas for Earth Month

You know that Earth Day is coming up in a few weeks, but did you know that all of April is Earth Month? Of course, we should protect the planet all year round, but in April we get a kick in the pants to refocus our efforts and spread the recycling, upcycling love with our crafts. Not only is crafting with recycled materials good for the Earth, it’s good for your wallet. Win-win!

$1 and Free, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 979 views]
Make a Fabric Infinity Scarf

One of the most dangerous things I have ever encountered at a craft store?  A whole table of fabrics for $1 per yard.  I’m usually not much of a fabric hoarder, but deals like that bring out my tendency to obsessively collect!  The problem is, I end up with boxes and boxes of pretty cottons – and I very rarely sew.  Since the odds of …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Tutorials »

[1 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,156 views]
Tutorial: Decorated Hanging Lanterns

Spring is one of my favorite times to shop at Dollar Tree.  I’m always amazed at the outdoor items they offer!  I like to make my backyard inviting since my family tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors before the weather gets too hot.  When I saw these adorable battery operated lanterns, I knew I wanted them to add some fun decor (and …

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

[31 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,298 views]
Make a Mesh Flower Spring Wreath with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

After what was the most brutal winter in memory, I am so totally ready for green grass and flowers! So when the folks at Dollar General started putting the spring-y merchandise on the shelf I swooped down on it, hunting for a good way to add a little bit of seasonal color …

$1 and Free, Food Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Party Crafts »

[31 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 724 views]
Wrap Carrot Cutlery for Easter

With Easter hippity-hopping its way closer, it’s time to start thinking about your plans!  If you’re  hosting an Easter brunch this year, check out this simple, whimsical idea from Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea.  This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of ideas – if you’ll be wrapping silverware anyway, you might as well make it as cute as possible, …

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

[30 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,513 views]
Make DIY 3D Dot Embellishments

Argentinian DIYer Agus Yornet had a crafty dilemma; she’d seen crafts made using colorful 3D dots and wanted to try using some herself, but she couldn’t find them for sale anywhere in her country.  Her solution was to make her own – using her hot glue gun and a little paint!  They’re super cheap and easy to make and would be great to work into …