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[6 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,048 views]
Tutorial: DIY Washi Tape Organizer

I’m always looking for ways to keep my craft supplies organized.  The less time I have to spend looking for things, the more time I get to spend crafting!  I was thrilled to find these cupcake carriers at Dollar Tree, and immediately knew what I would use them for:  washi tape storage!  Since I’m trying to craft with what I already have, I paired them …

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[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 375 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Fringe Garland

A while back I was at a local discount store and they were selling huuuuuuge spools of ribbon – 50 yards per spool – for just $1.49 each. I didn’t really need it, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it was such a good deal that I couldn’t pass it up and threw a few assorted colors into …

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[3 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 683 views]
Tutorial:  Doll-size Winter Hats

Can’t knit or crochet but need a cute cap for a doll, snowman, or other craft project? If you have a sock, rubber band or twist ties, scissors and hot glue, you’re good to go!

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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 612 views]
DIY No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap!  It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways.  I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to …

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[29 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 722 views]
Tutorial:  Simple Valentine Bunting

Now that Christmas has passed, Valentine’s Day stuff is filtering into the stores!  I anticipation of this year’s Valentine merch, I dug out my leftovers from last year to try to use some of them up and make room for the pending influx of new stuff.  Stash rotation time!  I decided to make a simple bunting using some gorgeous hearts that I found at Dollar …

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[27 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,917 views]
Tutorial:  Custom 3D Notebook

This year for Christmas, I made custom journals for my kids.  They were definitely a hit!  The “secret ingredient” for this project was a plastic shield from the toy section that had a crest on it.  Disassembled, the crest from the shield makes a great 3D embellishment for the cover.  After a little bit of a paint treatment, the cheap look of the plastic is …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,250 views]
Make a Winter Wreath Out of Mesh Shower Sponges

Crafting supplies can get expensive, and I’m always looking for inexpensive substitutes, especially when a trip to the craft store is out of the way.  These colorful mesh shower sponges reminded me of floral mesh, so I decided to use them to make a pretty, light up winter wreath for my daughter’s door.

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[21 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 365 views]
Tutorial: Mirror Ornament

If you’ve perused the candle aisle at Dollar Tree, you’ve probably seen the little round mirrors that re intended for use a s a pillar candle base.  But there are so many other crafty things that you can do with them as well!  Using a few seasonal items, you can turn one into this pretty ornament.  I love mirrored ornaments on the tree because they …

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[20 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 480 views]
Tutorial:  Bucket of Snow Decoration

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project:  a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

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[17 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,768 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glitter Dispensers

Have you seen the little multi-color packages of fine glitter that Dollar Tree carries?  It comes in an array of gorgeous colors, but unlike the coarser glitter that they sell in shakers, this stuff comes in little plastic bags.  I’m sure you can imagine the potential for a mess once you’ve cut open all of those little bags…  Ack!
Luckily, I found a clever solution to …