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[15 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on New Halloween Makeover for Old Playhouse | 3,034 views]
New Halloween Makeover for Old Playhouse

Have an old, unloved plastic playhouse in your yard? Why not give it a smashing new makeover like this Halloween House makeover from Saki.Girl at Halloween Forum. You could really sell the creepy look with a few well-chosen decorations from the dollar store! [see original post]
Project Estimate:

Old playhouse, on hand
Gray spray paint, $4
Black spray paint, $4
Purple spray paint, $4
Assorted Halloween decorations, $1 each

Total: $13 and …

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[15 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,023 views]
Tutorial:  Frosted Skull Mirror

This is actually an idea I had last year, when I first bought a large felt skull cutout from Dollar Tree.  I’ve had a can of frosted glass effect spray paint sitting on my shelf for a couple of years waiting for just the right project, so once inspiration struck, it was just a matter of finding the right mirror.  When the right one and …

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[14 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Flower Pot Pendant Light | 695 views]
Make a Flower Pot Pendant Light

It’s that time of year when retailers make a final markdown push of garden-y stuff in order to make way for the upcoming surge of holiday merchandise.  If you find yourself tempted to snatch up some discounted flower pots, here is one more reason to say yes: a flower pot pendant light!  Alexa at Remodelista whipped up this designer-inspired hanging lamp using a flower pot and …

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[13 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,598 views]
Make Notebook Tea Towels

With school back in session, it’s a good time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts!  It’s no secret that we love tea towels, and these notebook tea towels by Liz at Say Yes are particularly cute!  If you can sew in a straight line, you can make these – no fancy sewing skills required.  Which also makes it a great beginner sewing project, so …

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[12 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make Candy Corn Treat Jars | 1,778 views]
Make Candy Corn Treat Jars

It should go without saying that I am addicted to the dollar store, but in particular I have an obsession with the glassware aisle.  And I have a very special place in my heart for various kinds of jars.  The jars with the clasp-y sealing lids are among my favorites, and I really love how Kimberly gave them this candy corn makeover!  You can find …

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[11 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 10,140 views]
10 Sweater Crafts for Fall

Now that summer is almost over, are you cleaning out your closet? Torn or ill-fitting sweaters may have no place in your wardrobe as-is, but there are lots of fun ways that you can craft with them. Think of those old sweaters as free yarn that you don’t even have to knit or crochet.

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[10 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Denim Basket | 1,250 views]
Make a Recycled Denim Basket

It seems like I am constantly going through pairs of jeans, buying new ones to replace the most recently blown-out pairs in a constant cycle.  This, of course, means that fairly frequently I find myself wondering what to do with the ones that are starting to shred – I mean, a girl only needs so many pairs of “painting pants” in her wardrobe, and even …

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[9 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Sideshow Strong Man Costume | 1,665 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[8 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make Hamster Hacky Sacks | 797 views]
Make Hamster Hacky Sacks

Let’s all say it together now:  “Awwwwwwww!”  I mean, seriously, how adorable are these hamster hacky sacks?  Instructables user miss_who whipped them up using kids-size socks!  Of course, you caould also use adult-sized socks to make a larger version as well.  Since each hacky sack only takes one sock, this is a great project for odd socks that you may have laying around.  (And who doesn’t?!) …

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[7 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 10,759 views]
Make DIY Gel Air Fresheners

This is one of those projects that made me stop and marvel – it’s such a good idea!  Sara from Bitz & Giggles made these beautiful jars that function as air fresheners, making your home look prettier and smell prettier st the same time.  With fall merchandise on the shelves it’s the perfect time to replicate these for your seasonal decor.  For other seasons you …

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[6 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make Stamps from Household Objects | 1,407 views]
Make Stamps from Household Objects

Scrapbooking, card making, art journaling, gift wrapping, wall decor…  There are lots of reasons why you might find yourself needing to add some visual interest to a background, and stamping is a great way to do that.  But don’t feel like you are limited to just the options in your rubber stamp collection!  Heather Greenwood gathered up a bunch of common household items and wrote …