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[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 192 views]
Tutorial:  Bucket of Snow Decoration

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project:  a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 517 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glitter Dispensers

Have you seen the little multi-color packages of fine glitter that Dollar Tree carries?  It comes in an array of gorgeous colors, but unlike the coarser glitter that they sell in shakers, this stuff comes in little plastic bags.  I’m sure you can imagine the potential for a mess once you’ve cut open all of those little bags…  Ack!
Luckily, I found a clever solution to …

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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 378 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[15 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 576 views]
Tutorial:  Recycled Gift Tin

Recently our crafty pal Tanner shared his haul of Christmas goodies from Dollar Tree with us – and today he is back with a fun project!  This recycled gift tin is super easy, no fancy gift wrapping skills required.  You can use this idea with many different shapes and sizes of containers, so you can adjust it to fit many different gifts depending on your needs. …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 208 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament

Have you seen the little battery-operated taper candles at the dollar store this holiday season?  They are perfect for adding a festive touch just about anywhere!  With this project you really can put them nearly anywhere too – even in your Christmas tree!  All it takes to turn these into versatile decorations is a package of spring-loaded clips and a few embellishments.

Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on …

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[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 807 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,112 views]
Tutorial:  Ornament Wreath

A wreath made out of ornaments has become a classic Christmas decoration. If you’ve always wanted one, you will be happy and surprised to find out just how easy and cheap it is to create your own! You can even use scratched or damaged ornaments for this project, making it a great way to give new life to old decorations that might otherwise …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 644 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[8 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 344 views]
Tutorial: Paddington Ears Headband & Free Printables

Paddington is coming to theaters January 16, and in honor, I created a fun and furry bear ears tutorial. Now you can dress like Paddington when you go to see the movie, which is based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond and from producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER).  You just need a few inexpensive supplies to create this fetching headband (do you think cast …

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[6 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 695 views]
Tutorial:  Reindeer Nail Polish

The holiday season is here and you know what that means- fluffy white snow, glittery tinsel, and lots of hot cocoa! These adorable (& super easy) reindeer nails are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit for for sure- not to mention how incredibly easy they are. With a few simple steps, some patience, and a bit of practice- you too can rock …