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[15 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,004 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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[8 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,221 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …

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[1 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,192 views]
Tutorial: Decorated Hanging Lanterns

Spring is one of my favorite times to shop at Dollar Tree.  I’m always amazed at the outdoor items they offer!  I like to make my backyard inviting since my family tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors before the weather gets too hot.  When I saw these adorable battery operated lanterns, I knew I wanted them to add some fun decor (and …

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[31 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,350 views]
Make a Mesh Flower Spring Wreath with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

After what was the most brutal winter in memory, I am so totally ready for green grass and flowers! So when the folks at Dollar General started putting the spring-y merchandise on the shelf I swooped down on it, hunting for a good way to add a little bit of seasonal color …

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[25 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,684 views]
Make Your Own Metal Wall Art with Dollar Items

I think a lot of us budget crafters have the same issue:  champagne tastes but beer budgets.  I like to admire high end decor catalogs, and I love the metal wall art that seems to be all the rage.  When I saw the pretty metal trellises that are available at Dollar Tree right now, they reminded me of some of the metal wall art I …

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[18 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,884 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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[11 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,772 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 | 2,759 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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[4 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,172 views]
Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Stopper

I bet that every one of us has a trophy lying around somewhere, collecting dust.  Wouldn’t it be fun to turn that old item into a fun useable piece?  Here’s my solution:  make a unique cork bottle stopper!
I have a plethora of trophies from my dad’s car show days, so I didn’t have to look far to find a trophy to work with.  I have …

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,808 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …