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[10 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,540 views]
Tutorial: Elegant Table Decor from Pulp Pots

I love finding ways to make dollar items look like they’re something much more high end.  I find that a nice metallic paint is one way to up the “wow” factor of a simple item.  When I saw a pack of 10 seed pots for $1 in Target’s dollar spot, I grabbed them.  Not for gardening, but for crafting, of course!    With a little …

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[9 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 689 views]
Summer Nail Art: Watermelon Manicure

I love nail art.  But – and this is a really big but – I am generally not patient, coordinated, and artistic enough to pull off a nail art manicure on my own.  I recently saw a really cute video tutorial for watermelon nails and, while fairly basic compared to many other nail art tutorials I’ve seen, it still felt like it was a little …

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[8 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,414 views]
Make a No Sew American Flag Shirt

Dress for the 4th of July in DIY style with this easy waving flag shirt – no sewing required! With a clever use of materials, Ginger from Gingerly Made used ric rac to simulate the waving motion of a flag in the breeze. This motif isn’t limited to shirts either – add a waving flag to a tote bag, whip one up on …

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[7 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 3,210 views]
Make Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a great way to add both functionality and personality to your garden space. Haeley from Design Improvised wanted to out some in her garden, so she snagged a couple of plain pavers from Lowes at a price of $1.30 each and spruced them up with a pretty paint job! I love her playful combination of colors and the honeycomb pattern she …

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[6 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 7,311 views]
Make Twine from Scrap Fabric

What do you do with your scrap fabric?  I have a whole box of little leftover bits that I’ve hoarded away for future use, but for the most part all I do with them is just that: hoarding.  Want to put some of your scrap hoard to good use?  Check out this tutorial by Cintia from My Poppet, who used her scraps to twist up …

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[5 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,656 views]
10 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is coming up in just a week and a half, but you’ve still got one crafting weekend left to make a gift for dad! Whether you need something to gift your own pops or a gift idea that you can help your kids make for their daddy, there’s something for everyone on this list. Happy Fathers day, y’all!

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[4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 725 views]
Make Carnival Ticket American Flag Art

Have you noticed that Dollar Tree carries carnival tickets in their party supplies section?  There are all kinds of crafty things you can do with those tickets – like this American flag art by Leanne at Organize & Decorate Everything!  Not only is this a great piece on its own, you could also use this idea as a basis for making signage, greeting cards, scrapbook …

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[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,207 views]
Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift with Printable

Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact …

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[2 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 2,011 views]
Make a Miniature Straw Hat

You know we love tiny things around here.  (Case in point: our large collection of dollhouse DIYs.)  So it’s no surprise that we are a little bit giddy for this tiny straw hat by Onel at Onelmon!  As well as being a cute addition to a dollhouse, this itty-bitty hat would also make a great pendant necklace, keychain, or an embellishment for any number of …

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[1 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,389 views]
Make a Recycled T-shirt Dog Toy

If you’re a dog owner, chances are you like to spoil your dog. So next time you have some old t-shirt to recycle into a crafty project, make your pooch this DIY doggie toy! Kelly from Upstairs Circus broke out her macrame skills and turned a handful of t-shirt yarn into a tug-of-war style toy that her two French Bulldogs absolutely love. And if your …

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,548 views]
Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements …