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[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 301 views]
Make a Placemat Dish Carrier

With the holidays coming up, you probably have lots of events that you need to bring a dish to.  There are potlucks, cookie exchanges, office parties, etc.  Here’s a pretty project to make that you can use to carry your dish with you.  It would also be a fun way to “wrap” a hostess gift.
I bought these placemats at Dollar Tree thinking that I would …

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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 465 views]
Tutorial: Tea Light Christmas Ornament

Our ever-so-crafty DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, is with us once again today to share how she made this cute tea light ornament – and it’s super easy! If you enjoy this project, make sure your join the community to see tons more great ideas like this one!
Project estimate:

Gold glitter glue, on hand or $1
Glass tea light holders, 2 for $1
Glittery battery-operated tealights, 2 …

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[15 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 443 views]
Tutorial:  Fall Garland

Our DSC community moderator from our crafty Facebook group, Terrie, is here with us again today to share this gorgeous fall garland!  When she originally shared it with the group, we all gave it lots of oooohs and aaaaahs, so we are very happy that she provided us with directions!  This would look phenomenal swagged across a fall mantel or over a doorway.  And it’s …

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[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 593 views]
12 Easy DIY Household Cleaning Recipes

Who likes to save money AND know what is inside the cleaning supplies they use around the house? YOU DO! Over at eBay, I have shared twelve DIY household cleaning recipes that are made from stuff you already have on hand (plus one or two special ingredients). You can get the plastic spray bottles, brushes, rags, and gloves at the dollar store! Between shopping at …

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[11 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 769 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 812 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terry, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
Project …

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[5 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 808 views]
Rustic Altered Art Craft Ideas for Fall

Rustic altered art was my inspiration this month as I created two new tutorials for the Live.Craft.Love blog! I had so much fun making Altered Art Angels and a Rustic Country Tin Wreath. Both projects featured natural materials, rustic tin accents, and ribbon, as well as an inspirational fall color palette.
All the ribbon I used was from my favorite ribbon manufacturer: May Arts. Find more …

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,377 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[3 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,017 views]
Tutorial: Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve always loved ornament making, so this year I’ve decided to make it more of a focus!  As I was leafing through my stash with ornaments in mind, I came across a roll of cork that I snagged for cheap at a local discount store.  I found myself wondering how it would look with wood stain.  Then I remembered I had green wood stain.  And …

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[29 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,146 views]
Tutorial:  Cheap and Easy Ribbon Organizer

Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!  I have so many spools that they were starting to take over my craft studio.  Do you have an excess of ribbon that you need to tame?  See how I used materials that I had laying around to create super easy, really quick racks to contain mt collection!  It’s also much more organized now, with everything in plain view on …