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[29 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Tire Rope Ottoman | 2,959 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 | Comments Off on Make Playing Card Flowers | 8,698 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 | Comments Off on 10 Sassy Mustache Crafts, Just Because | 897 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 | Comments Off on Make a Lit Papier Mache Garland | 1,319 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 | 6 Comments | 3,699 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 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Paper Bag Basket | 1,396 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 | 1,638 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 | 1,824 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, …

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[21 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Flower Pot Wreath | 5,122 views]
Make a Flower Pot Wreath

The other day as I was wandering through Dollar Tree I noticed that the flower pots are back on the shelf, including their 3-packs of itty-bitty terra cotta pots. They’re a bit on the small side for most plants, so what else can you do with them?  I think they would be perfect for making this fabulous wreath by Robin at All Things Heart & …

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[20 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 4,494 views]
10 Cute Picture Frame Ideas

We just celebrated my son’s first birthday, and of course we took approximately 1000 photos over the birthday weekend. I had a few frames stashed away for new photos, but I’m going to save some extra special pictures to put into handmade or hand-decorated frames. These are some of the homemade picture frame ideas that I’m eying.

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[20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on 32 Delicious REESE’S® Recipes for Basketball Season | 1,082 views]
32 Delicious REESE’S® Recipes for Basketball Season

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College basketball and yummy treats go together like the classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Here are 32 delicious REESE'S®-themed Game Day Recipes that are perfect for your next basketball-watching party, courtesy of my blogging friends, Walmart®, and the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge.

College basketball is a great opportunity to bring friends …