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[4 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,179 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 | 1,828 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 …

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[25 Feb 2014 | 12 Comments | 3,441 views]
DIY Teapot Cake Stand

Last year, I fell in love with a lamp that was available at Anthropologie.  I didn’t need a lamp, though, so I started thinking of ways to recreate the look in a form that was more useful.  I came up with a fun bird bath, instead.  One reader suggested that I adapt the idea to make a cake stand, and I thought that was a …

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[23 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,402 views]
Make Matchbox Desk Organizers

This month, one of my favorite dollar store craft ideas appeared in Country Living magazine – recycled matchbox desk organizers. They posted the project online too, so you can check it out (and download the free printables!) Based on the mini matchbox organizers I made awhile back, I designed special printables just for use with the big boxes of matches you can get at the …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[19 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 705 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Hanging Soft Toys

I love hanging toys for babies, the kind that you can velcro around a car seat handle or anything else it will fit around, and nearly every infant I’ve ever met loves them too.  I have to confess that my sewing skills aren’t the greatest (actually, calling them “skills” is kind of a long shot), but I figured that this kind of toy ought to …

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[18 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,008 views]
Tutorial: Retro PacMan Baby Blanket

I love to make gifts for people I care about, and baby presents top my list of favorite things to make.  I’m so excited that Heather is joining the crazy, fun “mom of 4″ club and, of course, wanted to make something unique for her new addition.  I was browsing Heather’s Pinterest boards and saw an adorable DIY Pacman mobile she had pinned.  That’s when …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials, Wearable Crafts »

[11 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 791 views]
Tutorial: Heart Hair Accesories for Valentine’s Day

Have you seen the adorable fabric Valentine hearts at Dollar Tree?  After Rhonda posted about them here, I had to have a few!  These are so well made and a total steal at six per pack for $1.  They can be used in many ways, and here are two quick ideas that would make for fun gifts or just for you to wear on Valentine’s …

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[5 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 513 views]
Tutorial:  Mini Valentine’s Day Banners

All of us here at DSC are loving the floral heart decorations that Dollar Tree has this year for Valentine’s Day. We’ve all been feeling inspired by them, and the other day I decided to turn a package of them into something cute and Valentine-y to hang on the wall. After a little playing and brainstorming I came up with these vertical Valentine banners – …

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[4 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,875 views]
Tutorial: Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Wreath

I decided I wanted a Valentine’s Day wreath this year.  I’ve never been a big wreath person, but Pinterest can change a girl.  I wasn’t sure exactly how my wreath would look, I just knew I wanted it to be big, bold, and red.
I headed to Dollar Tree and just started picking up red Valentine items that “spoke” to me.  I liked the sparkly garland, …

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[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,977 views]
Tutorial: 3 Duck Tape Valentine Crafts

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It’s time to get in the mood… for Dollar Store Crafting with Duck Brand® Tape! Lovey dovey, pink puffy hearts and chocolates kind of mood: VALENTINE’S DAY!! We have three clever Valentine’s Day craft ideas for you that use some Duck Brand® Tape Valentine's Day designs.

Our three dollar …