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[1 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 14 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
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Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …

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[27 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 283 views]
Tutorial: Glitter Tape Necklace

I’ve been a Duck Tape fan for a long time, so I’ve always loved their selections, but some of their new products are really taking things to a whole ‘nother level!  My favorite of the newest additions to their line is definitely their glitter tape.  That’s right, rolls of glittery goodness.  Glitter that doesn’t shed, and that you can add quickly and easily to anything …

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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 495 views]
Tutorial: Lego Head Night Light

My kids are wild about Legos, like many kids (and adults!)  When I spied this large mason jar at the thrift store, I thought it would make for a fun lamp.  My son commented that it looked like a Lego head, and this idea was born.  While I used a large jar, you could easily recreate this on a smaller scale with a mason jar …

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[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 465 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

$1 and Free, Fashion, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 494 views]
Tutorial: Despicable Me Inspired Valentine Nails

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- and if you’re anything like me, that means lots of cute themed nail designs to celebrate the season. These adorable minion themed nails are not only incredibly easy, but quite the conversation starter as well. If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s Day design, check out these heart nails from last year. With a bit of creativity and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 468 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[18 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 725 views]
Tutorial: Lavender Exfoliating Soap

Fancy soaps can be expensive.  Why buy them when you can get cheap soap instead and turn it into fancy soap?  This project uses a cut-up bath scrubbie to add a built-in exfoliator to each bar, and it also gives them a fun and distinctive look.

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[17 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,088 views]
Tutorial: Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet

Don’t throw away those stained or holey t-shirts – there are so many things that you can do with the fabric!  We’re big fans of t-shirt yarn around here, but you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter in order to use it.  In fact, this is a project that anyone can do!  Recycle an old t-shirt into a stylish wrap bracelet by …

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[15 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,509 views]
Tutorial: Coffee Filter Roses

There are a zillion ways to make paper flowers – one of our favorite methods is this simple process using coffee filters!  This is a great project for budget wedding decor, or cheap decor for your house, since coffee filters come in large packages for cheap.

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 732 views]
Give Your Boots A Makeover for Winter

When the temperature drops, I love to wear boots!  I bought an inexpensive pair of boots last winter that turned out to be crazy comfortable!  Unfortunately, because they *were* cheap, the upper started to fall apart.  Rather than give up on my favorite boots, I decided to update them.  With a little paint and a bit of Cuddle fabric, my boots look new again!

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Boots …