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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 570 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,092 views]
Tutorial: Button Wreath

Are you a button saver?  Do you see an old mayonnaise jar full of buttons at a yard sale and find it impossible to walk away?  Do you have more buttons than you even know what to do with?  Then this project is for you!  Turn that button collection into a cute wreath.  It’s easy, and will give you an excuse to keep bringing home …

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[8 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 824 views]
Make Inexpensive Valentine Gifts

Need some inspiration for inexpensive yet very nice and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts?  Our pal Tanner from A Little Craft In Your Day demonstrates two fun ideas in this video!  First he makes a project that has been very popular in our DSC Facebook group, a gumball machine made out of a flower pot and a glass bowl, followed by a heart candy collage.  Watch the …

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[7 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 565 views]
Make a Dishwasher Safe Sparkly Heart Drinking Jar

There is no holiday more perfectly suited for glittery crafts than Valentine’s Day. Combine that with the mason jar trend and the durability needed to survive a family with kids and you end up with these sparkly heart mason jar mugs from Creative Green Living. Thanks to dishwasher safe Mod Podge, the mugs can even go in the dishwasher following a 28 curing period. [how …

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[6 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 691 views]
Haul Video: EPIC Jewelry Supplies Mystery Box!

Are you a sucker for Mystery Bags and Mystery Boxes?  Us too!  Heather recently ordered a destash box from TomorrowsUnknown, and it came CRAMMED full of a ton of absolutely amazing stuff.  This is the most epic jewelry haul ever!  Want to see what all came in Heather’s box?  Watch the video to see – you will be amazed!  Want your own mystery box?  There …

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[5 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,618 views]
10 Cute Bookends to Get Your Bookcase in Order

Don’t you love the look of a nice set of bookends? Of course, they keep your books from falling over, but they can also turn a boring shelf into a sweet vignette. These are some simple DIY bookends that you can make!

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[3 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 504 views]
Make a Valentine Holder from a Trash Pail

Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and if you’re like me you have to help your kids decorate boxes to collect Valentines in at school.  I never seem to have any shoe boxes around when I need them, so I’m always looking for alternatives.  Here’s a solution you may not have thought of:  use a dollar store trash bin!  I turned a green bin into …

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[2 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 269 views]
Tutorial: Easy Faux Chalk Valentine Treat Bags

Need to make lots of cute Valentine treat bags? Then you are probably also looking for an idea that is quick and easy – and this project fits the bill! This basic idea is easy to adapt to use whatever stickers, embellishments, and treats you happen to have on hand. You can even use different size bags, so you can wrap up …

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[1 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,188 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
Project estimate:

Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …

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[31 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 2,188 views]
How to Find $1 Craft Supplies on eBay

Until recently, I had no idea you could find $1 craft supplies on eBay, but since I started Crafty Bobcat in a Box (where I pay $1 a day to get a random craft package sent to me), I have learned that there are many craft supplies to be found that cost $1 — or less! Craft supplies from beads and jewelry findings, to buttons …

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[30 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,031 views]
Video: Valentine Haul from Dollar General

While my go-to dollar store is definitely Dollar Tree, I still like to stop by the other dollar stores in my area at least once per holiday/season and see what they have on the shelf. I recently stopped by Dollar General and while my haul there was modest, the things that I did find were pretty awesome! Watch the video to see what I found …