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[4 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 990 views]
Make Valentine Wafer Cookies

Looking for a cute, easy treat for Valentine’s Day?  This idea from Corey at Family Fresh Meals totally fits that description!  Regular ol’ sugar wafer cookies get a big dose of personality with this simple dip-and-sprinkle method.  As simple as they are sweet, these cookies would even be great as a last-minute project!  

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[3 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 680 views]
Tutorial:  Doll-size Winter Hats

Can’t knit or crochet but need a cute cap for a doll, snowman, or other craft project? If you have a sock, rubber band or twist ties, scissors and hot glue, you’re good to go!

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 886 views]
Make a Gold Snake Bowl

Some crafts are of the you’ll-love-it-or-you’ll-hate-it variety, and I have a feeling this project falls into that category.  What do you think of this snake bowl by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof?  Personally, I am firmly in the LOVE IT camp!  It’s sure to be a conversation piece.  Her method for making the bowl is quite clever, so make sure you check out her great …

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[1 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 2,727 views]
10 Ways to Organize Your Craft Room (or closet, or corner)

Happy new year, Dollar Store Crafters! Did you resolve to organize your craft area this year? Whether you have a whole room full of craft supplies or a smaller area dedicated to crafty storage, these are some ways to make the most of that space and get more organized.Happy new year, Dollar Store Crafters! Did you resolve to organize your craft area this year? Whether you have a whole room full of craft supplies or a smaller area dedicated to crafty storage, these are some ways to make the most of that space and get more organized.

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[31 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 5,934 views]
Top 10 Dollar Store Crafts Posts of 2014

They say times flies when you’re having fun – and that means we must’ve had lots and lots of fun this year because 2014 is drawing to a close already!  It’s always fun to look back and see what was popular with our readers over the course of the year.  What did you guys like this year?  Here’s a countdown!
10.)  Melted Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

This …

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[31 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 913 views]
DIY Moroccan Lanterns

I’m a fan of Moroccan-inspired decor, especially the luxurious lanterns and light fixtures. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created some DIY Moroccan lanterns with a clever trick – anyone can make these! [how to paint moroccan inspired lanterns]
Materials Needed:

Darice 6? Filigree Lanterns.
Glass Paint.
Liquid Leading for Glass (or Black glass paint).
Printer and Moroccan Lantern Pattern Template.
Masking Tape.

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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 600 views]
DIY No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap!  It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways.  I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to …

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[29 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 711 views]
Tutorial:  Simple Valentine Bunting

Now that Christmas has passed, Valentine’s Day stuff is filtering into the stores!  I anticipation of this year’s Valentine merch, I dug out my leftovers from last year to try to use some of them up and make room for the pending influx of new stuff.  Stash rotation time!  I decided to make a simple bunting using some gorgeous hearts that I found at Dollar …

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[28 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,226 views]
DIY Wooden Spool Wreath

Have extra scrapbooking paper that you need to use up? Here’s the perfect craft to show off that pretty paper — a wooden spool wreath! I just love how it turned out, and that I can enjoy my favorite winter scrapbooking paper displayed in such a cute way. Check out my instructions for making this wreath over at Live.Craft.Love — [how to make a wooden …

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[27 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,892 views]
Tutorial:  Custom 3D Notebook

This year for Christmas, I made custom journals for my kids.  They were definitely a hit!  The “secret ingredient” for this project was a plastic shield from the toy section that had a crest on it.  Disassembled, the crest from the shield makes a great 3D embellishment for the cover.  After a little bit of a paint treatment, the cheap look of the plastic is …

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[26 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 383 views]
Make Faux Sparklers

These fun faux sparklers would make great decorations for a New Year’s Eve party, or would be fun as photo booth accessories!  Alicia and Geneane of Spark & Chemistry made these using bits of tinsel glued to cake pop sticks, but bamboo skewers would also work.  Put some in a vase, use them as plant stakes, or use them anywhere else that needs a festive touch! …