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[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,054 views]
Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift with Printable

Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact …

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,307 views]
Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,080 views]
Dollar Store Recipe: Nut Free Sweet and Salty Party Mix

We have Stacy from Fancy Shanty here with us again today to share another yummy post!  Also be sure to check out her Patriotic Dark Chocolate Cupcakes!

Nut Free Sweet & Salty Party Mix!
It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be having a party. With end of year school parties, summer holiday parties, and more, everyone is looking for a good kid-friendly party mix …

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[27 May 2014 | One Comment | 662 views]
Make a Colorful Crayon Shaped Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love a chalkboard?  You can frame it, hang it, use it as a photo prop, create wall decor, make a sign…the options go on and on!  I decided to use four large crayon pencil banks from Dollar Tree to make a fun chalkboard for my kid’s art center.  It makes a fun piece of wall art, and doubles as a place for them …

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[20 May 2014 | 4 Comments | 4,804 views]
Tutorial: Lamp from Foam Core Board

I can’t have lamps in my home.  With four young kids in the house, a lamp would just be another thing for me to clean up after it’s broken.  Trust me, I speak from experience.  I do love the soft light from a lamp in the evening, though, so I decided to play around with an idea that had been in my head for a …

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[19 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,719 views]
Tutorial: Springy Owl Wreath

So the question is, whooo’s ready for spring (or maybe summer)? Well this feathered little friend sure is! You can make your own spring owl wreath like the one you see here, using less than $5 in dollar store materials. This wreath is perfect for the owl lover in your life, and is a great way to get in the spring spirit.
Project Materials:

Grapevine wreath, $1
Owl …

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[15 May 2014 | One Comment | 480 views]
Make Patriotic Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

We are pleased to have Stacy from Fancy Shanty with us today to share this delectable recipe and display stand!  If you enjoy this project, be sure to stop by her blog and see what else she has been up to!
Looking for a quick and easy centerpiece decoration for your patriotic party this year? This sinfully moist Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe will have the chocolate …

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[13 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 983 views]
Tutorial: Painted Baby Bib

I can’t tell you how many times my kids have asked me to make a t-shirt at the last minute.  Something with a team name for field day, a gift for a friend, etc.  I actually keep a stash of t-shirts from Dollar Tree in my craft room, and I’ve developed a quick, inexpensive method for neatly putting text on fabric.
For this example, I’ll show …

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[6 May 2014 | 6 Comments | 5,009 views]
Make a Garden Dragonfly from a Whisk

The never ending winter has finally wrapped up, and I’m ready to head outside and do some gardening!  I love to put fun, unusual critters in my yard, like frogs doing headstands and turtles with bobbling heads.  I wanted to make something to add to this year’s decor, so I decided to try my hand at metal “art” (ha!)
I used an inexpensive whisk to create …

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[2 May 2014 | 9 Comments | 4,678 views]
Tutorial: Floral Statement Necklace

Celebrate spring with an easy and inexpensive floral statement necklace inspired by one from Kate Spade that is no longer available.

This necklace can be made quickly made from silk flowers, fingernail polish and ribbon.