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[7 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,636 views]
Make a Halloween Weathervane

If you’ve ever broken one of your favorite things, but held onto the remains in case you thought of something crafty to do with it, you might be a craft hoarder.  Such is the story of this project by self-admitted packrat Vivienne from The V Spot, who tucked away a broken weathervane for future use.  Her decision to turn it into Halloween decor is fabulous, …

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[7 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,136 views]
Tutorial: Macrame Wrapped Pumpkin

It all started a couple of weeks ago when I posted a picture on Instagram of a dollar store pumpkin I had painted black.  It turns out Carissa had also bought a dollar store foam pumpkin and painted it black.  One thing led to another and the next thing we knew, a challenge was laid out:  who could make a cooler black pumpkin?
Then I knew …

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[6 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,904 views]
Make Antique Glazed Pumpkins

It’s Pumpkin Week here at DSC! We know you’ve been eyeing up those foam pumpkins at the dollar store, wondering what you could do to them. All week long we will be bringing you loads of ideas and inspiration! First up are these gorgeous specimen from Jennifer at Delightfully Noted, who used paint and an easy antiquing technique to turn their look from cheap to …

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[5 Oct 2013 | 5 Comments | 6,219 views]
Make an Aluminum Can Leaf Wreath

Would you believe that this entire wreath is made out of recycled materials and a little duct tape?  It’s truly a trash-to-treasure project!  Johnnie from Saved By Love Creations used a die cutter to turn aluminum cans into leaves, though you could also use a punch or print out a leaf template to trace and cut by hand.  Even the wreath form came out of …

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[4 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 4,095 views]
Make a Dyed Upholstery Rope Basket

Baskets are a great way to make a room instantly look organized. Got a pile of stuff? Throw it in a basket! Suddenly it looks neat and organized even though you didn’t change a whole lot. The downside of baskets is that they can cost quite a bit. That is, of course, unless you take the lead from I Heart Organizing, and you make your own …

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[4 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,859 views]
Make Cinnamon Clay Tags

Fall is a very sensory season:  The chill in the air, the colors in the leaves, and of course all of the yummy smells associated with fall baking!  Who can resist the lovely aroma of cinnamon? I know I sure can’t!  It’s the perfect time of year to whip up a batch of cinnamon clay and make these pretty stamped tags by Jessica at Mad …

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[3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 829 views]
Make a Bee Themed Preschool Counting Game

My son loves bees. He also loves games. So when I saw a way to combine his two loves into a great educational game, I leaped at the chance. All I had to do was raid my kids craft supplies (all from the dollar store – of course!) and the recycling bin to get everything I needed to churn out a whole colony of counting …

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[3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 2,082 views]
Make a Patchwork Denim Bowl

What do you do with your old jeans once they have gotten too full of holes to be functional as pants?  Rather than tossing them away or using them as rags, why not turn them into something both beautiful and functional instead?  Over at Henry Happened you can find the directions for making this patchwork denim bowl, which would make a great catch-all by the …

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[2 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,045 views]
Make a Wicked Witch Trick or Treat Bag

I don’t know about you but pillowcases and orange plastic buckets are not my favorite trick or treating tools. Ideally, a trick or treat bucket blends seamlessly with costume or is exceptionally clever. This falls into the latter category – unless of course your costume is a house, Oz (as in, the wizard), or Dorothy. If you want your own ghoulishly clever bag, Marcie wrote …

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[1 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,443 views]
Make Retro Perler Bead Earrings

When I was a kid, I got a huge tub of perler beads (AKA “melty beads”) and several peg boards for Christmas. I spent hours carefully crafting shapes and patterns. These earrings from The Thinking Closet are a great throw back to crafting in the 90’s! Plus they only take a few minutes to make are a great way to get kids involved in crafting. [how …

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[1 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,036 views]
Tutorial: Glam Halloween Wreath

I don’t often make wreaths, but this year I decided I wanted a Halloween wreath.  I wanted something glam and blingy, but that still had a spooky feel to it.  When I found this cool fuzzy owl at Dollar Tree, inspiration struck.  I grabbed some boas and feathers to match the owl, and got started on my wreath.

Project estimate:

Styrofoam wreath form, on hand or $1 …