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[22 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 19,889 views]
Tutorial: Candy Cane Heart Wreath

You know what I love more than candy canes? Fake candy canes! I used candy cane ornaments to create a cute heart candy cane wreath for just a few bucks. I love how cheerful this wreath is! You can use it as-is or add it to another wreath as an embellishment.
The dollar store usually sells fake candy cane ornaments each holiday season, and they come …

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[21 Dec 2013 | 8 Comments | 83,040 views]
Man Crafts: Ninja Turtle ornaments

Cowabunga dude!
Toss the tinsel and trim your tree with turtles. These four ninjas are ready to protect your tree, and only take a few minutes to make. This is an easy project to make and the results are super fun.
Here’s what you’ll need. 
Project estimate:

Ribbon [red, orange, purple, and blue], on hand or $1 and up
Green ball ornaments (or paint existing ornaments green), on hand or …

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[20 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 13,748 views]
Make a Melted Peppermint Tiered Serving Tray

The tiered serving tray is one of the classic dollar store crafts, but Cheryl at That’s What Che Said has come up with a clever new twist — creating trays out of melted peppermint candies and combining them into a tiered serving tray. You can find all the stuff for this project at the dollar store. [how to make a tiered serving tray out of …

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[20 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 925 views]
Free Fun: Make a LEGO Minifigure Family Portrait

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

Anyone else a huge LEGO fan? My three boys love LEGO bricks, and I have to admit, even I have a LEGO set on my holiday wishlist (Lord of the Rings Wizards Battle, if anyone is wondering!). This holiday season, LEGO has created an online experience called “LEGO Minifigure Family”, which enables you …

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[20 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 6,160 views]
Dollar Store Candy Box Gift with Martha Stewart

Yes, I love the dollar store, but that doesn’t mean I want everything to look like it came from the dollar store — especially when I am giving gifts to teachers, friends, co-workers, etc. (In fact, that’s kind of what this site is all about — taking things from the dollar store and transforming them into something way more fabulous!). Today I want to share …

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[19 Dec 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,527 views]
Recycled Creamer Bottle Snowman Craft with Coffee-mate

I am a huge fan of recycled materials in crafting. I love the spirit of recycling, and it works especially well in kids’ crafts! Do you drink Coffee-mate creamer or Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamer? If so, this craft is a great way to recycle your creamer bottles into an adorable kids’ craft: Creamer bottle snowmen. And don’t forget to check out our giveaway below!
Crafting With …

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[19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 4,691 views]
10 Crafty Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

I have something to tell you that might be a little bit stressful for you to hear. Just remember, that we’ve got you back, OK? Ready? Here it is: there is only one crafting weekend left before Christmas. But wait! Don’t panic! We’ve got 10 last-minute Christmas gifts that you can make this weekend. And don’t worry: we’ll keep this just between us.

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[18 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 23,205 views]
10 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

Whether you need stocking stuffers or gifts for your daughter’s besties, these easy DIY tutorials help you churn out impressive looking gifts that tween girls are sure to love!

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[17 Dec 2013 | 11 Comments | 10,602 views]
Tutorial: Floating Photo Ornament

You may have most of your holiday shopping done by now, but maybe you’re still looking for something special for that white elephant exchange at work, or something for that friend who is hard to shop for.  How about a unique ornament that no one else will have?
When I saw the post about these crystal balls, I was inspired to put my own photos inside …

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[16 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 2,399 views]
Make Clothespin Snowflakes

Here in Michigan we woke up to a blanket of fresh snow this morning.  Whether you are also buried under the white stuff or you’ve never seen a flake in your life, you can bring that wintery feel into your holiday decor with these clothespin snowflakes by Heidi at Skip to My Lou!  Adding a string or ribbon would turn them into cute ornaments, but …

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[15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | 8,461 views]
Make Embellished Bottle Brush Trees

I love bottle brush trees.  I have several bags of them in my craft stash for when inspiration strikes – and what could be more inspiring than these amazingly embellished trees by Amy at Plucking Daisies?  Combining her love of the miniature conifers and her longing for a themed Christmas tree, each of these trees has its own distinct decorating scheme.  Head over to her …