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[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 374 views]
Tutorial: Bead Mosaic Mirror

Now that Mardi Gras has come and gone, what can you do with your stands of beads? Use them to make a fun, bead-covered mirror! Inspired by a similar project from Aunt Peaches, see how Heather whipped this up dollar store style. You can usually fond these kind of beads year-round in the party supplies section of the dollar store, and it’s …

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[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 601 views]
Tutorial: Easter Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor.  Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters.  For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

Project estimate:

Wood Spools – $1.50 for pack
Craft paint – on hand
Twine – on hand
Googly Eyes – on hand
Mini pompoms – …

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 319 views]
Tutorial: Easy Shamrock Bow

Shamrocks, shamrocks everywhere – it’s that time of year again!  I dug out all of my green craft supplies recently in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and came up with this easy shamrock bow made out of ribbon.  I used burlap ribbon, which is a strip of burlap that is finished on the sides so it won’t unravel, but you can use any green ribbon …

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[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 503 views]
Tutorial:  Decorative Plaque Makeover

The dollar store frequently has decorative plaques for various holidays, seasons, and even for general decor, but for the most part they look like they were cheap.  However, it’s easy to give these cheap plaques a makeover  to make them look more high-end.  For this example, I used a St. Patrick’s Day plaque, but now it’s ready to display year-round!
Project estimate:

Picture frame, $1
Decorative plaque, $1
White glue, …

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[14 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 785 views]
Tutorial: Celtic Knot Art

A Celtic knot is a great addition not only to your St. Patrick’s Day decorating, but also to your year-round home decor!  The eye-catching, complex designs of Celtic knots are almost mesmerizing, but creating this knot art is a lot easier than you might think. 

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[13 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 1,078 views]
Haul Video:  Dollar Tree Spring Haul

Are you ready for SPRING? I know I sure am! I was happy to see spring and gardening items return to the shelves at my local Dollar Tree. The best stuff usually goes quick, so I stopped in this week to snag a few treasures while they’re available. I can’t wait to get cracking on all of the lawn and garden …

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[12 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 1,317 views]
10 DIY Wedding Favors on a Budget

Are you planning a wedding on a budget? It’s been a long time since I planned my own wedding, but I still remember feeling particularly stressed out about choosing just the right favors. We wanted something that folks would really like to have and that reflected our personalities, but we didn’t have a lot of money to spend. Making your own DIY wedding favors saves a buck and gives your guests a more personalized memento to remember your special day.

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[11 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 443 views]
Tutorial: Paper Towel Roll Cuff Bracelet

Heather recently ordered a mega awesome mystery box full of all kinds of fun jewelry making stuff.  And ever since, she’s been on on a roll with DIY accessories!  For this project, she created a recycled cuff bracelet out of a recycled cardboard tube and some washi tape.  It would be a great craft to do with kids!  Watchthe video below to see how to make …

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[10 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 498 views]
Tutorial: Designer Inspired Succulent Centerpiece

Over at the DollarStoreCrafts.com’s Best Ideas we started sharing our versions of expensive floral items we had seen at big name stores.  As a budget crafter, it’s fun to make my own version of an expensive items for pennies.  I had seen faux succulent centerpieces at a home decor store and knew I had to make it myself.

Project estimate:

Glass jars, on hand
Burlap and lace, on hand
Plastic …

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[9 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 614 views]
Tutorial: St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Have you seen the long, skinny scarves that Dollar Tree had for St. Patrick’s Day the last couple of years?  I realized that they are absolutely perfect for making fabric flowers, which inspired me to make this fun headband!  If you can’t find these scarves (the best seasonal stuff usually sells out pretty quick), then you can also substitute any long, skinny strip of fabric.
Project …