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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,478 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …

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[11 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe | 866 views]
DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe

You might have noticed I’ve become a tad bit obsessed with making body scrubs, and for good reason! One, the dollar store has a huge amount of great ingredients that make fabulous scrubs (on a budget), and two, I have never smelled so good in my whole life (I have been using all the scrubs I make for these recipes every day in the shower). …

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[10 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Patriotic Pillow Cover | 620 views]
Make a Patriotic Pillow Cover

Throw pillows are one of my vices. I fall firmly in the “You Can Never Have Too Many” camp! But I’ve discovered that it’s a lot cheaper to simply DIY pillow covers that I can use to temporarily change my decor. This works well for seasonal decor like the patriotic look of summer. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created these fool-proof patriotic pillow covers that are …

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[8 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make | 1,089 views]
9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make

My kids love to raid the recycling bin for craft supplies (lately my 9 year old son has been creating weapons, but I digress!). Here are nine ideas for crafts you can make using cereal boxes (and no guns on the list–you’re welcome!). I posted this article over at eBay: [9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make]

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe | 588 views]
5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

Last week, I went crazy and made several DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store, and I gotta tell you, I smell DELICIOUS this week! If you are a coffee lover like me, you will love this 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe! It is so easy to make, and has several benefits for your skin – …

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[3 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper | 665 views]
Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper

I’ve always loved the look of packages wrapped in brown paper, and it makes a great jumping-off point for lots of creative DIY gift wrap ideas. It’s the perfect time of year for this particular idea from Germany-based blogger Motte, who used a basic printmaking technique to make paper with a nature-inspire motif! The delicate fern leaves make a beautiful, intricate pattern when repeated. You …

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[31 May 2016 | One Comment | 603 views]
Make Sea Salt Scrub: Black Soap, Shea & Coconut Oil

Smooth, clean, and moisturize your skin with a homemade spa treat. Treat your summer skin with this DIY bath & body recipe for a Sea Salt scrub using Black soap from the dollar store. I posted instructions for making this yummy-smelling salt scrub over at eBay. [salt scrub recipe: black soap, shea, and coconut]

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[25 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles | 796 views]
Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles

We’ve seen a lot of clever flip flop makeovers over the years, but this one just might be the best! Jess from Make & Do Crew combined flip flop soles with cotton yarn for a light-airy pair of slippers that is perfect for summer! For this project you might even want to “splurge” on a $3 or $4 pair of flip flops instead to get …

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 350 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[20 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath | 675 views]
Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath

Print your heirloom family photos and turn them into a pretty Family Tree Photo Wreath. You can customize this photo wreath with your favorite pretty paper and embellishments, or use this idea for a Graduation wreath to show your grad’s best photos from their lifetime. Find my tutorial over at MyPrintly: [Family Tree Photo Wreath]
Project Materials:

Vintage family photos, reprinted on photo paper, about $.15 each
12” …

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[18 May 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make Your First Art Journal Page | 711 views]
How to Make Your First Art Journal Page

I am completely in love with art journaling! I have been sharing my art journal adventures with you lately, starting with my Dollar Store Art Journal Supplies Finds, and then How to Make an Art Journal from a Dollar Store Notebook. Now I want YOU to join me too! I know starting something new can be intimidating, which is why I am walking you through …