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[31 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,376 views]
Make a Mesh Flower Spring Wreath with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

After what was the most brutal winter in memory, I am so totally ready for green grass and flowers! So when the folks at Dollar General started putting the spring-y merchandise on the shelf I swooped down on it, hunting for a good way to add a little bit of seasonal color …

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[31 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 772 views]
Wrap Carrot Cutlery for Easter

With Easter hippity-hopping its way closer, it’s time to start thinking about your plans!  If you’re  hosting an Easter brunch this year, check out this simple, whimsical idea from Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea.  This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of ideas – if you’ll be wrapping silverware anyway, you might as well make it as cute as possible, …

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[30 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,579 views]
Make DIY 3D Dot Embellishments

Argentinian DIYer Agus Yornet had a crafty dilemma; she’d seen crafts made using colorful 3D dots and wanted to try using some herself, but she couldn’t find them for sale anywhere in her country.  Her solution was to make her own – using her hot glue gun and a little paint!  They’re super cheap and easy to make and would be great to work into …

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[29 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,001 views]
Make a Recycled Tire Rope Ottoman

Some past-their-prime items can be a little more difficult than other to properly dispose of.  One such item is a very common one: the rubber tire.  If you’ve ever tried to get rid of unwanted tires, you know it can be tricky.  In my area there is nowhere to take them unless you pay for them to be taken – and who wants to pay to …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,551 views]
Make Playing Card Flowers

Playing cards are cheap and versatile entertainment, but what do you do with a deck when it’s missing a card or two?  Rather than trowing it out, why not get crafty with it instead?  Instructables user Sic_Girl created this fabulous playing card flower that would make a great hair clip or brooch, or an embellishment for all kinds of other projects!  She even provides a …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 534 views]
10 Sassy Mustache Crafts, Just Because

Do you need a reason to make awesome mustache crafts? Of course not! If you do feel like you’d like an excuse to get your mustache crafting on, though, how about planning a mustache party? The crafts below are basically a mustache party-planning kit. It’s got everything from decorations to snacks to party favors. Just sayin’.

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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 999 views]
Make a Lit Papier Mache Garland

Any occasion, even an everyday occasion, is more fun when it involves pretty decorations!  Whether you’re throwing a party or you just want to add a party-like atmosphere to a room, this lit papier mache garland by Ashley at Oh Happy Day ought to do the trick.  If you’re worried about the lights being so near the paper and creating a potential fire hazard, look for …

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[25 Mar 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,713 views]
Make Your Own Metal Wall Art with Dollar Items

I think a lot of us budget crafters have the same issue:  champagne tastes but beer budgets.  I like to admire high end decor catalogs, and I love the metal wall art that seems to be all the rage.  When I saw the pretty metal trellises that are available at Dollar Tree right now, they reminded me of some of the metal wall art I …

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[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 990 views]
Make a Recycled Paper Bag Basket

We’re a bit fanatical about recycled crafts around here – is there any feeling more satisfying that taking a pile of trash and turning it into a treasure?  Priyam at Simple Joys is constantly amazing us with recycled craft ideas, like these adorable baskets made from recycled paper grocery bags.  With Easter on the way, now would be a good time to start saving bags …

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[23 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,433 views]
Make No-Mess Easter Grass

A beautifully-packed Easter basket just isn’t complete without Easter grass as filler. The biggest problem with Easter grass, however, is that it is soooo darn messy! Little bits of it will keep turning up around the house and drive you crazy after the holiday. Enter Aunt Peaches, who has a great DIY solution that is cheap, simple, and mess-free. You’ll never dread Easter grass again! …

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[22 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 1,216 views]
Make Monster Tissue Holders

Now, we know that having a cold is no fun.  However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make someone smile through their sniffles!  This adorable sewing project from Wendi at Shiny Happy World comes complete with a free pattern to download, and would be a great excuse to dig into your pile of fabric scraps and remnants.  When it comes time to add details, …