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[18 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,921 views]
Recycled Craft:  Candleholder Made From a Trophy

One of the many things I love about writing for Dollar Store Crafts is that DSC crafters are so open minded to different crafting ideas.  Occasionally, I’ve made something quite out of the norm (like this mirror) and been delighted to find that you all really liked the idea.  Two weeks ago I made a bottle topper out of a trophy, and I looked at …

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,014 views]
Send Easter Eggs in the Mail

When you’re a kid, getting something in the mail is a pretty big deal.  (Heck, even as an adult I get excited about anything that isn’t a bill or junk!)  What you may not know about the mail is, you can send all kinds of stuff besides just boxes!  I once knew somebody who attached a mailing label directly to a playground-style rubber ball and …

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[11 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,798 views]
Tutorial: DIY Wired Headband

As a gal who loves everything retro and vintage, one of my go to hair accessories is a wire headband.  Ever seen one?  It’s kind of like a scarf with wire in it, and you can wrap it around your head in a variety of ways to make an adorable fashion statement.  (Or just hide the fact that you didn’t have time to do your …

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[1 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,152 views]
Make a Mardi Gras Bead Wreath

Mardi Gras is coming up in a few days!  We love a good Fat Tuesday celebration, and our favorite part (of course) is the beads.  We’ve seen lots of amazing Mardi Gras bead crafts over the years, and many of them come from our creative pal Aunt Peaches.  If we had a who-loves-Mardi-Gras-beads-more contest, she’d probably win.  Last year she used some of her bead …

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[11 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 790 views]
Tutorial: Heart Hair Accesories for Valentine’s Day

Have you seen the adorable fabric Valentine hearts at Dollar Tree?  After Rhonda posted about them here, I had to have a few!  These are so well made and a total steal at six per pack for $1.  They can be used in many ways, and here are two quick ideas that would make for fun gifts or just for you to wear on Valentine’s …

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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 439 views]
Make an Easy Pipe Cleaner Heart Garland

I’m always on the look out for easy kids crafts and this definitely fits the bill! Haeley from Design Improvised was playing around with pipe cleaners when she came up with this cute idea to link pipe cleaner hearts together. The look is adorable and the process is easy enough that even little kids can get in on the action! [how to make a pipe cleaner heart …

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[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 799 views]
Make a Valentine Table Scatter Bunting

The dollar store is one of my favorite places to pick up inexpensive seasonal crafting items.  A perennial favorite across all seasons is their glitter table scatter. Over on Creative Green Living, I show you how to take some wired burlap ribbon and combine it with Valentine table scatter to make a cute bunting perfect for a mantle, door, or mirror.  [how to make an …

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 758 views]
Make Faux Stained Glass Glue Hearts

When I was a kid, some of my favorite projects were suncatchers, and still today I have a fascination with stained glass and other glass arts. These faux stained glass hearts from Amy at Make and Takes uses white glue with colors added to create a stained glass effect, cleverly framed in with a heart-shaped plastic bracelet. I think they would look wonderful as a …

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[5 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 513 views]
Tutorial:  Mini Valentine’s Day Banners

 
All of us here at DSC are loving the floral heart decorations that Dollar Tree has this year for Valentine’s Day. We’ve all been feeling inspired by them, and the other day I decided to turn a package of them into something cute and Valentine-y to hang on the wall. After a little playing and brainstorming I came up with these vertical Valentine banners – …

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 850 views]
Make Plaster Heart Sculptures

When I first saw these heart sculptures from Jean at The Artful Parent, I thought, “hey, those are cute!”  Then I saw that they were made using plaster and balloons and I thought, “wait…  what?”  So I clicked over and wow, was I ever amazed!  This process is genius, and suitable for everyone from adults down to the kiddos – though young children may have …