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[29 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,167 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 …

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[28 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,431 views]
Give Your Fridge a Make Over for Under $5

I have a love/hate relationship with my stainless steel refridgerator.  While I love the look of stainless steel, I hate how hard it is to keep it clean!  I’m always wiping fingerprints and smudges off the doors and handles.  I saw these adhesive backsplash sheets at Dollar Tree and knew I’d found a solution to my problem.
 

Project estimate:

Adhesive backsplash (4) – $1 per sheet
Game pieces …

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[27 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 955 views]
Tutorial: Simple Holiday Sign

The other day I found some little chalkboards at Dollar Tree and I knew that they had great potential for making some kind of signs. So I dug into my stash and found some embellishments to dress it up and turn it into a simple sign for the holidays! You could also use this same technique to make signs for all kinds of …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 659 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 646 views]
Tutorial:  Sugar Skull Coin Purses

I recently got a box of really great new merchandise from Crafty Chica and ILoveToCreate, including some wonderful sugar skull patches.  I knew right away that they would be great for quickly personalizing all kinds of different stuff from the dollar store!  Since the colors of the sugar skulls are bold and bright, I wanted to use them to embellish something equally bright.  These coin …

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[14 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 945 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Skeleton Accessories

I’ve been having fun crafting with these mini skeleton hands!  They are the perfect size for making quick Halloween accesories.  I purchased a pack at Michaels so I could make a set of hair clips, and started thinking of other ways to use them.  I came up with a scarf pin and a really fun fascinator!  Here’s how you can make your own.

Project estimate:

Skeleton hands, …

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[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 402 views]
Tutorial:  Scarf-Wrapped Pumpkin

One of the items I was most excited to see in this year’s Halloween selections at Dollar Tree was a selection of cute scarves – so of course I had to pick up a couple of them! I also grabbed a handful of foam pumpkins because they always sell out fast, and as I was unpacking my bags when I got home I was …

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[8 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 646 views]
Tutorial: Faux Druzy Quartz Ring (plus a book review!)

Druzy quartz jewelry is hot, hot, hot right now!  Authentic druzy jewelry isn’t super expensive, but it’s still not cheap.  If you love the look but can’t afford the price tag on the real thing, you can easily recreate the style using a rock from your yard.  Find out how by watching the video below!  Or, if you prefer written instructions, keep scrolling for a …

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[7 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,319 views]
Tutorial: Bewitching Door Mat for Halloween

Whether decorating for Halloween or hosting a “Wizard of Oz” party, this fun welcome mat is great way for guests to make an entrance at your door!  This quick and simple to make project was inexpensive, too, thanks to $1 purchases at Dollar Tree.
I love to decorate for Halloween, but I don’t like gory decor.  I like my Halloween decor to be a little spooky …

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[6 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 626 views]
Tutorial: Faux Tie Dye Tote Bag

A while back I bought a canvas tote bag at a local discount store – it was a plain white bag of a nice size, and it was cheap, so I picked it up with no particular plans for it, but knowing that it would make a good project.  A few weeks later I got a new laptop, and discovered that the tote bag was …