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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 6,607 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 | 1,622 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 | 4,948 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 | 3,857 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 | 1,469 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 …

$5 and Under, Fashion, Headline, Video, Wearable Crafts »

[11 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 1,519 views]
DIY Sequin T-shirt Idea & Heather Interview on Creatively Chic Podcast

I had the honor to be a guest on the Creatively Chic Podcast, hosted by Carly J. Cais of ChicSteals.com. Come listen to me talk about Dollar Store Crafting, the best buys at the dollar store, and how to live a beautiful life. And while you’re listening, check out this super cute t-shirt craft idea from Chic Steals: embellish a plain t-shirt with sequin trim …

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

[24 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 3,023 views]
Give Dollar Store Jewelry a Makeover

Have you entered our giveaway for a copy of Mark Montano’s new book, The Big Ass Book of Bling?  (If you haven’t, make sure you check it out!)  If you’re curious about what kind of projects are in the book, Mark gave a nifty sneak peek on his YouTube channel with this episode of his web series, Make Your Mark.  Here he shows how to …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Gifts to Make, Headline, Kids, Party Crafts, supplies, Tutorials, Video »

[31 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,227 views]
Tutorial: Styrofoam Ruffly Cupcake Craft

Here’s a fun and easy cupcake craft that is a perfect project for kids or a girls’ night crafting: a Styrofoam cupcake craft. Use these faux cupcakes as pincushions, or to make party centerpieces, ornaments, or fun home decor accents. Read on for instructions, or watch my tutorial video (made on location at CHA).

Project Materials:

Paper cupcake wrapper, on hand or $1
Styrofoam ball, $1
1 Sheet of …

Headline, supplies, Video »

[19 Jan 2013 | 11 Comments | 20,389 views]
Video: New Product Demo: Mod Melts

I was at the Craft & Hobby Association Winter 2013 trade show last week, and I saw all the latest and greatest new products that we have to look forward to this year. One of my favorites was the new Mod Melts from Mod Podge, a product invented by supercrafters Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. I got a video of how they work (see below), …

$1 and Free, Gifts to Make, Headline, Holiday Crafts, supplies, Tutorials, Video »

[23 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 5,562 views]
Video: 5 Dollar Store Gift Wrap Ideas

Need some simple ideas for gorgeous gift wrap? Buy a roll of brown kraft paper at the dollar store, and have fun with the ribbons and embellishments. The neutral brown wrap makes a great backdrop for more elaborate embellishments that your giftees will love. I shared these ideas at my local morning TV show More Good Day Oregon. Here’s the clip:

Dollar Store Gift Wrap Ideas:

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