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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 329 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 …

$5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials, Video »

[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 226 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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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 515 views]
Haul Video: Heather’s Consumer Crafts Haul

I just received my latest order from ConsumerCrafts.com, and I want to share with you all the goodies I found there!  Consumer Crafts is one of my favorites sources for finding a wide variety of craft supplies at very reasonable prices.  This time around my selections have kind of a country theme to them – a little less rock ‘n’ roll than my usual selections. …

$1 and Free, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, High Concept, Tutorials, Video, Wearable Crafts »

[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 435 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 …

$5 and Under, Accessories, Headline, Tutorials, Video »

[6 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 455 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 …

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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 6,770 views]
10 Handy Sewing Tutorials to Up Your Game

Want to up your sewing game? These handy sewing tutorials help make your projects – from plushies to clothing – look finished and professional.

$5 and Under, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Video »

[11 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,651 views]
Dollar Store Angel Ornament Craft

Need an idea for a holiday kids’ craft? Here’s a cute little dollar store craft from our friend Sophie from Sophie’s World: dollar store angel ornaments. You can find just about everything you need for this at your local dollar store, and you can personalize each angel with a unique face. [instructions for the dollar store angel ornament]
Project Materials

Pipe cleaner (gold), $1 per package
Small red …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Man Crafts, Office Crafts, Tutorials, Video »

[7 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,001 views]
Man Crafts: easy optical art with office supplies

Here’s a fun art activity using standard office supplies. I used to make these when I was in school, and now make them when I’m on boring conference calls.
This project is easy and only takes about 30 minutes to produce some fun results. For those that want more of a challenge you can increase the frequency of horizontal bars and make a more detailed and …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Video »

[15 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 3,920 views]
Make Giant Button Wall Art

Looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your sewing room or craft studio?  Check out this wonderful idea from Mark Montano, featured in a recent edition of his web series Make Your Mark.  Would you guess at first glance that this giant button started life as a frisbee?   (And wouldn’t a few of these look awesome hanging up alongside some oversized scissor wall art?)  …

$5 and Under, Food Crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids, Tutorials, Video »

[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,472 views]
Tutorial: Easter Grass Peeps Pops

Yesterday I showed you the Peeps Terrarium we came up with during our Peeps-inspired crafternoon. Here’s another quick and super simple idea for edible crafting with Peeps: Peeps Pops featuring Peeps Bunnies in Grass on a stick. Say that five times fast!
Project Materials:

Peeps, $1
Popsicle sticks or pop sticks, $1 and up
Shredded coconut, $1 or on hand
Green food coloring, $1 or on hand
White chocolate melts or …