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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 243 views]
Make Nesting Doll Easter Eggs

What an adorable idea from Mark Montano: Make nesting dolls (matroskya) with plastic Easter eggs in various sizes. What a great way to recycle all those leftover plastic eggs after the hunt! Mark makes this project look super easy in his awesome video: [how to make nesting doll eggs]
Project Materials:

Plastic eggs in 3 sizes, on hand or $3
Acrylic paint, on hand
Paint brushes, on hand

Total: Free …

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[15 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 930 views]
Tea Cup Party Favors Made from Plastic Eggs

I was perusing the Dollar Store Crafts Pinterest board to find fun crafts to try, and a certain pin caught my eye.  DSC had featured this adorable project several years ago, and I knew I wanted to make them myself.  I put my own spin on it and changed a few things to make own version of an Easter egg tea cup.  I know you …

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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 785 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 …

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[22 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,188 views]
Make Monster Tissue Holders

Now, we know that having a cold is no fun.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make someone smile through their sniffles!  This adorable sewing project from Wendi at Shiny Happy World comes complete with a free pattern to download, and would be a great excuse to dig into your pile of fabric scraps and remnants.  When it comes time to add details, …

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

[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 705 views]
Turn a Men’s Shirt into Toddler Shorts

One thing I have discovered over my many years of thrift store shopping is that often, I can buy secondhand clothing for less than what if would cost me to buy the fabric to create a garment.  Crazy, right?  Caroline at Imagine Gnats came up with a brilliant and money-saving idea, using a men’s button-down shirt to create a pair of toddler-sized shorts.  She even …

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 813 views]
Make Cardboard Tube Bracelets

Jewelry crafts are fun and fashionable no matter what your age. And young crafters will love these kid-sized, recycled cuff bracelets! Kim at Learn Create Love made these with her daughter, using recycled cardboard tubes as a base and then letting their imaginations run wild.  Chances are, you probably already have everything you need to create these on hand, making them a great project for …

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,989 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 | 2,770 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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[5 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,752 views]
Tutorial: Toy Animal Photo Holders

Hi there! Katie here today from Punk Projects! I love using inexpensive items in my crafting. If it involves upcycling, I’m all for it! I took a trip to the Dollar Tree to get some inspiration for today’s post and I found these awesome plastic toys.
I decided to use these toys to make some fun photo holders to display on your desk, shelf or wherever. …

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[2 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 3,416 views]
10 Crafts for Babies and Expectant Mothers

The DSC family is growing!  In case you didn’t hear, our fearless leader Heather recently had a baby!  That makes a total of four boys – and one very busy mommy.  To celebrate, we surprised her with a whole week of baby-related crafts, throwing a virtual baby shower here on the blog.  Did you miss it?  No worries!  Here is a recap of the week: …