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[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 835 views]
Turn a Men’s Shirt into Toddler Shorts

One thing I have discovered over my many years of thrift store shopping is that often, I can buy secondhand clothing for less than what if would cost me to buy the fabric to create a garment.  Crazy, right?  Caroline at Imagine Gnats came up with a brilliant and money-saving idea, using a men’s button-down shirt to create a pair of toddler-sized shorts.  She even …

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[18 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,312 views]
Recycled Craft:  Candleholder Made From a Trophy

One of the many things I love about writing for Dollar Store Crafts is that DSC crafters are so open minded to different crafting ideas.  Occasionally, I’ve made something quite out of the norm (like this mirror) and been delighted to find that you all really liked the idea.  Two weeks ago I made a bottle topper out of a trophy, and I looked at …

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,443 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Floral Vases

With spring on the way soon, I’ve been in a flowery mood!  How about you?  If you’re looking to add a touch of floral elegance to your decor this season, check out these Anthropologie-inspired vases from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration.  Made out of dollar store vases and clay, they have all of the charm and character of their high-end counterparts, but cost just a …

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[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 681 views]
Make Pom Pom Luggage Tags

If you’ve ever waited for your luggage at a busy airport baggage claim, you know how hard it can be to spot your own suitcase in the sea of others. Make yours sand out from the crowd by adding a unique luggage tag! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth used some leather remnants and colorful bits of yarn to create bright, whimsical tags that make her …

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,090 views]
Make Cardboard Tube Bracelets

Jewelry crafts are fun and fashionable no matter what your age. And young crafters will love these kid-sized, recycled cuff bracelets! Kim at Learn Create Love made these with her daughter, using recycled cardboard tubes as a base and then letting their imaginations run wild.  Chances are, you probably already have everything you need to create these on hand, making them a great project for …

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[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 7,049 views]
Make DIY Solar Jar Lights

Solar lights are a great way to add a touch of ambiance just about anywhere once the sun goes down.  They come with a little stake for putting them into the ground, but what about those places where a stake isn’t a good option, like on a porch?  Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin discovered that solar lights can be easily fit onto the tops of …

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[13 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 3,353 views]
10 Recycled Hair Accessories for Spring

Get your accessories stash spring-ready with these cute recycled hair accessories.

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[12 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,125 views]
Send Easter Eggs in the Mail

When you’re a kid, getting something in the mail is a pretty big deal.  (Heck, even as an adult I get excited about anything that isn’t a bill or junk!)  What you may not know about the mail is, you can send all kinds of stuff besides just boxes!  I once knew somebody who attached a mailing label directly to a playground-style rubber ball and …

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[11 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 3,406 views]
Tutorial: DIY Wired Headband

As a gal who loves everything retro and vintage, one of my go to hair accessories is a wire headband.  Ever seen one?  It’s kind of like a scarf with wire in it, and you can wrap it around your head in a variety of ways to make an adorable fashion statement.  (Or just hide the fact that you didn’t have time to do your …

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[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,230 views]
Make a Wire Infinity Necklace

Kirsten from Studs and Pearls has been at it again!  That girl has quite the eye for cheap-and-easy-and-elegant jewelry projects, and this wire infinity necklace is no exception.  The infinity symbol has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, used in popular culture to represent unending affection or other similar sentiments.  Give them to the important people in your life to let the know …

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[9 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 7,930 views]
Make Curly Paper Flowers

As far as I am concerned, spring can’t get here soon enough this year. After a year of record-breaking snowfall, I am ready for grass and flowers. If you just any wait any longer to see some flora, why not make some yourself? Instructables user Muhaiminah Faiz came up with these phenomenal flower spikes that remind me of hyacinths – one of my springtime …