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[16 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 398 views]
I Made It, Just Say You Love It & Shut Up! T-shirt

Exclusive t-shirt design, by Dollar Store Crafts & Teespring — for this week only! DollarStoreCrafts has been around since 2008, and I have never offered merchandise for sale, until now. I have partnered with Teespring to bring you this exclusive design, “I Made It, Just Say You Love It & Shut Up!” This t-shirt is on sale for one week only, and you can’t …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[15 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 605 views]
Tutorial:  Fall Garland

Our DSC community moderator from our crafty Facebook group, Terrie, is here with us again today to share this gorgeous fall garland!  When she originally shared it with the group, we all gave it lots of oooohs and aaaaahs, so we are very happy that she provided us with directions!  This would look phenomenal swagged across a fall mantel or over a doorway.  And it’s …

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[14 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 556 views]
Make a Recycled Cardboard Geometric Lamp

While it’s often something that we toss into the recycling bin without so much as a second thought, cardboard is actually a pretty amazing craft material!  We’ve seen it transformed into some pretty amazing things, including this fun, geometric lamp from Marta at 2nd Funniest Thing.  The instructions for the project are in Spanish, but the photos are excellent and make it easy to follow …

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[13 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,519 views]
10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas

A sweet little place setting can add so much personality to your Thanksgiving table, and place settings can even double as activities for your dinner guests. Some thoughtful homemade place settings and just the right DIY centerpiece can really make Thanksgiving supper feel a lot more special.

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[12 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 684 views]
12 Easy DIY Household Cleaning Recipes

Who likes to save money AND know what is inside the cleaning supplies they use around the house? YOU DO! Over at eBay, I have shared twelve DIY household cleaning recipes that are made from stuff you already have on hand (plus one or two special ingredients). You can get the plastic spray bottles, brushes, rags, and gloves at the dollar store! Between shopping at …

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[11 Nov 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,038 views]
Chalkboard Acorn Place Cards

Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts.  For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected.  I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter.  By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right …

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[10 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 466 views]
Make Nut Shell Tealights

Nuts in the shell are a holiday classic.  But what do you do with those shells once the nuts have been removed?  Over at One O, Chiara turned a few shells into festive little tea lights!  Of course, as with any candles, don’t leave these burning unattended – especially since the bottoms of the nuts are rounded, so you’ll need to be careful about how …

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

[9 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,323 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[8 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,310 views]
Haul Video:  Nail Polish Marbling and More (plus bloopers!)

This week I took a trip to Dollar Tree with nail polish marbling on my mind. I picked out a bunch of fun stuff to try the technique on, plus a bunch of other random tidbits. And today I am sharing that haul with you! Watch my haul video to see what treasures I found and what I intend to do with them, or keep scrolling …

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[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 895 views]
Tutorial: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Today’s tutorial comes to us from Terry, our forum moderator at the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook group where we invite our readers to share what crafty things they’ve been up to.  If you love dollar store crafting, be sure to join the group to see lots more great ideas like this!
Yes, you can make this beautiful silk centerpiece and use it for years to come!
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[6 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,483 views]
10 Ways to Refashion Old Boots

Boot season is back, baby! One of my favorite parts of fall is dusting off my little collection of cute, comfy boots. It’s always a bummer to pull out a favorite pair and find scuffs and scratches. Or just realizing that last season’s boots might be a little blah for this year. Instead of going shoe shopping, try some of these ways to refashion those old boots.