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[4 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 2,505 views]
Faux Cracked Glass Votive Candle Holders

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!
 
Project Estimate:

Glass candle holder, $1
Spray paint, on hand
Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
Distress Crackle …

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[3 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,201 views]
Tutorial: Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve always loved ornament making, so this year I’ve decided to make it more of a focus!  As I was leafing through my stash with ornaments in mind, I came across a roll of cork that I snagged for cheap at a local discount store.  I found myself wondering how it would look with wood stain.  Then I remembered I had green wood stain.  And …

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[2 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 697 views]
Make Pilgrim Napkin Rings

Now that Halloween has passed, retailers are sure to take a hard turn toward Christmas.  And as much as I love Christmas, that makes me sad because I also really love Thanksgiving!  So does Amanda from Crafts By Amanda, who used recycled cardboard tubes to make these Pilgrim-inspired napkin rings!  They’re as easy as they are cute, and chances are you already have everything you …

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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 381 views]
Make a Pom Pom Hand Towel

Though they can sometimes be impractical, I have always loved decorative towels.  My grandma always called them “guest towels”, which I never found to be a very good name because when we came to her house as guests we weren’t allowed to use them – they would be on the rack in front of plain towels, and we were to dry our hands on those, …

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[31 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 1,585 views]
Haul Video: Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree

My local Dollar Tree has gotten a bunch of great new stuff in recently!  So of course I had to buy at least one of everything that caught my attention.  Want to see what all I’ve bought recently?  Check out my haul video for a complete rundown of my finds, and what I intend to do with many of them!  You can also keep scrolling …

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[30 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 1,073 views]
10 Last-Minute Halloween Ideas to Make Right Now

Holy moly, Halloween is tomorrow! Do you need a few last-minute ideas for decorations, costumes, or healthy-yet-delicious Halloween treats? Don’t worry. We’ve got you.

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[29 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,190 views]
Tutorial:  Cheap and Easy Ribbon Organizer

Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!  I have so many spools that they were starting to take over my craft studio.  Do you have an excess of ribbon that you need to tame?  See how I used materials that I had laying around to create super easy, really quick racks to contain mt collection!  It’s also much more organized now, with everything in plain view on …

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[28 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,456 views]
Give Your Fridge a Make Over for Under $5

I have a love/hate relationship with my stainless steel refridgerator.  While I love the look of stainless steel, I hate how hard it is to keep it clean!  I’m always wiping fingerprints and smudges off the doors and handles.  I saw these adhesive backsplash sheets at Dollar Tree and knew I’d found a solution to my problem.
 

Project estimate:

Adhesive backsplash (4) – $1 per sheet
Game pieces …

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[27 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 965 views]
Tutorial: Simple Holiday Sign

The other day I found some little chalkboards at Dollar Tree and I knew that they had great potential for making some kind of signs. So I dug into my stash and found some embellishments to dress it up and turn it into a simple sign for the holidays! You could also use this same technique to make signs for all kinds of …

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[26 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 1,308 views]
Make Snowman on a Stick Treats

You need cute holiday treats for your kid’s class or a holiday gathering, but baking isn’t exactly your strongest skill.  Think you are going to have to resign yourself to buying those slice-and-bake sugar cookie logs?  Think again!  These snowmen on a stick Based on an idea she saw elsewhere, Randi from Dukes and Dutchessses made a couple of alterations to the materials – and you can …

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[25 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 4,527 views]
Make Melted Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are a classic, and their color scheme lends itself well to the holidays.  Shae from Hello Homebody recognized that potential and melted a handful of candies into these fun ornaments!  While red and white is the most common color combo for these candies, they also come in green and white.  You could also experiment with other candies, using cinnamon candies to make solid …