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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 714 views]
Make a Flower Pot Apple

Looking for a cute and clever teacher gift?  Look no further!  Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy use a little bit of paint and some simple embellishments to turn a standard terra cotta flower pot into an apple-shaped container that would look adorable sitting on a desk.  Fill it with school supplies, baked goods, or anything else you can think of that fits inside.  And …

$1 and Free, Headline, Printables »

[17 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 474 views]
Free Printable Pencil and Eraser Favor Boxes

We have declared this week to be Back to School Week here at DSC, and we’re devoting a whole week to school supplies, teacher gifts, and more!  We’re kicking it off with these great free printables from Mr. Printables – a set of pencil and eraser shaped favor boxes to fill with your favorite treats or other small goodies!  Use them for classroom gifts, teacher gifts, …

$1 and Free, Garden Crafts, Headline »

[16 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 333 views]
Make Funky Polka Dot Lawn Flamingos

These super funky flamingos are absolutely bursting with character!  Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life gave a pair of standard plastic flamingos a polka dotted makeover, and even pretty beaded necklaces!  If you check out end-of-summer clearance sales right now, you might be able to score some birds extra-cheap.  Then grab some paint and turn the kitsch factor up to eleven!  [how to make …

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[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 661 views]
Make a Paper Flower Pinata

We’ve loved Lia Griffith’s beautiful paper flowers – and with this phenomenal paper flower pinata, she’s taking it to a whole new level!  Would you believe that all of those gorgeous blossoms were made from a combination of crepe paper and tissue paper?  It makes a lovely contrast of textures!  This would be a beautiful and fun addition to a wedding reception or bridal shower …

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[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,967 views]
10 Hacks for Crafty Photographers

Whether you’re looking to improve your lighting situation or just need a camera strap that’s a little big less boring, we’ve got some DIY tricks for photographers of any skill level.

$1 and Free, Food Crafts, Headline, Kids, Party Crafts »

[14 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | 766 views]
Make Fun Fruit Bouquets with Value Seekers Club (and a giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Dollar Tree. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever been in this situation? You want to host a kid’s party.  But the parents aren’t crazy about serving loads of sugar in the form of cake, cookies and other typical party treats.
No cake. No candy. No ice cream. No cookies. No ICE CREAM. Uh, now what?
I got help with this exact dilemma …

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

[13 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 357 views]
Make Color Blocked Pencils

We love back-to-school time.  It’s always sad to see summer end, but fall makes up for it with some of our favorite things:  fun school supplies!  Over at The Crafted Life, Rachel used a simple color blocking technique to dress up plain pencils.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this project – even adults need some fun office supplies every once in a …

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[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,302 views]
Tutorial: Make Your Own Party Canopy

As summer starts to wind down, we’re heading to the time of year when it’s comfortable to have outdoor parties again.  I love being able to entertain outdoors!  For my daughter’s recent birthday party, I wanted to set up a fun little table outside for guests.  Our yard has a lot of wonderful trees, and I wanted to keep leaves and other things off the …

$10 and Beyond, Food Crafts, Headline »

[11 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 429 views]
Make Shark Marshmallow Pops

Okay, I know that all last week we bombarded you with shark crafts, and I thought we were done being shark-y….  But then I saw these shark marshmallow pops from Meaghan at The Decorated Cookie and I just had to share!  The clever design is easier than it looks, and you’ll be able to whip out a whole bunch of them in relatively little time.  They’re …

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline, Kids, Weddings »

[10 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 582 views]
Make Doily Roses

When I buy paper doilies, I often find myself needing just a few of them at the moment, and then I have the dozens of extras left over.  Next time I have a surplus of doilies to use up, I think I’ll whip up a bouquet of these cute roses from Activity Village!  You could even use colored doilies or paint white doilies before making your …

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[9 Aug 2014 | 5 Comments | 486 views]
Tutorial: Soft Shark Flip-Flops

While shopping at Dollar Tree for my Crafty Shark Week projects, I saw these stuffed animal sharks and decided that I really needed to make them into funny flip-flops. I think “flip-flops” is my Shark theme this year (see my flip-flop wreath and my flip-flop shark sculpture!). This is a quick and easy craft that you can make using stuff from the dollar store. Not …