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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 243 views]
Tutorial: Fairy Dust Necklace

Project estimate:

Bottled nail art glitter, $1
Elastic cord, on hand or $1
Glue (optional), on hand

Total:  $1 and up

Cut a length of colored elastic cord.

Thread the cord through the top of a mini bottle of nail art glitter.

Tie a knot in the cord to secure.

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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 514 views]
Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath

Dollar Tree is a great place to find inexpensive styrofoam pieces for crafting.  I like to stock up on the egg shapes when Easter is here.  I combined several small styrofoam pieces to make an adorable mini wreath for Easter.  This would be cute on a dorm door, in a window, on an office bulletin board, or any other small space that could use some …

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[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,109 views]
Tutorial:  Bath Time Soap Animals

I got the inspiration for this craft watching Shark Tank. The creators were looking for investors. They now sell for $14.95 and work about the same way as the ones I created.

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[25 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,663 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Need to moisturize your lips but also want a touch of color? Turn regular lip balm into tinted lip balm! Check out how easy it is to DIY it in any shade you want using stuff from the dollar store. Your lips will feel great and look great, all for just a couple bucks. Watch the how-to video below, or keep scrolling for written …

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[24 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 408 views]
Tutorial: Personalized Superhero Drinking Glasses

Sharpie mugs are all the rage, but I’ve heard so many stories about the ink smearing off that I decided to avoid that Pinterest trend.  Instead, I decided to try glass paint markers instead.  I used them to turn my son into a superhero, and make him a personalized drinking glass.  This was such a fun, easy project that I can’t wait to make more!

Project …

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 544 views]
Tutorial: Faux Cupcakes

If you enjoyed my recent faux cake slices, you’ll also love these decorative cupcakes!  It’s easy to make these in batches, so they would make great place card holders or party favors.

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[18 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 490 views]
Tutorial: Easy Ring Craft (Designed by My 8 year-old!)

My eight year old son Lewis and I were playing with jewelry making supplies we got in my recent epic jewelry haul, and he designed this simple ring. He shows you how to make it in this quick video!
Project Materials:

Ring blank, $1
Embellishments, $1
Industrial glue, $1

Total: $3

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[17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 250 views]
Tutorial: Cloud Wall Art Sign

In addition to the dollar stores, I love to hunt the dollar bins at Michael’s craft stores.  The bins near the register are usually priced $1.50 per item, and there’s another section of the store with items that are arranged by collection and the prices range from $1-5.  These are great places to find little embellishments for projects and fun party favor items.  On my …

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[16 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 533 views]
Tutorial: Enameled Bottle Cap Charms

Recycle bottle caps into “enameled” charms or pendants! All it takes is a bottle cap, some nail polish, and some small embellishments. Glue a jump ring to the back of the bottle cap to make a place to hang it, or mount it on a ring blank, or use them however you wish!
Project estimate:

Bottle caps, on hand
Nail polish, on hand or $1 and up
Embellishments, on …

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[15 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 197 views]
Make Simple Instagram Notecards

Heather recently had a chance to hang out with the folks from HP and see all of their latest photo printing technology, including an app that lets you send your Instagram photos right to your printer!  Pretty spiffy, eh?  She used her printed Instagram photos to make adorable note cards – this one has a Valentine theme, but you can change up the colors and …