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[21 Oct 2013 | 42 Comments | 1,520 views]
Tutorial: Faux Insect Taxidermy

Want to put bugs in their place? How about under glass? My kids and I made some faux insect taxidermy specimens with dollar store bugs.

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[21 Oct 2013 | 16 Comments | 6,917 views]
5 Dollar Store Crafty Ideas for Decorative Tape

I was so excited when I was walking down an aisle at Dollar Tree and saw a display with multiple colors and patterns of decorative tape. Decorative tape, also known in the crafty world as washi tape, is a pretty patterned masking tape that is easy to apply to anything (and just as easy to remove when you’re done!) Look below to find five crafts …

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[21 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,690 views]
Make a Slice of Cake Postcard

Imagine the look of delight and astonishment on someone’s face when they open their mailbox and pull out a slice of cake!  Yes, that’s right, these slices of cake are actually mailable postcards!  How much fun would they be as a birthday greeting?  The directions at SheKnows are more simple than you might think, and even though it takes a little extra postage to send …

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[20 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 3,184 views]
Make an Aztec-Inspired Faux Brass Necklace

A necklace made using an acrylic photo frame for materials?  I betcha you never would have guessed!  This clever and economical idea comes from Aki at Minted Strawberry, whose brain must just be overflowing with clever dollar store crafting ideas.  Even if the tribal theme of this jewelry isn’t your thing, the process of making it is pretty amazing and could be used to make …

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[19 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 1,249 views]
Make a Pineapple Pumpkin

This pumpkin has gone incognito.  It’s like it’s wearing a costume!  But seriously, how cute and clever is this idea?  Kelly at Studio DIY has a bit of a pineapple obsession, which led her to this fun design.  This is a pumpkin decorating technique that doesn’t require any cutting so it is very kid-friendly, and uncut pumpkin last longer before they begin to rot.  …

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[18 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 1,802 views]
Make a Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath

You know how it goes:  You walk into the dollar store and see something really neat.  You have no idea what you will do with it, but you know it has to be good for something, so you put it in your cart because you know you’ll kick yourself later if you pass it up.  Sound familiar?  That’s exactly what happened to Vivienne from The …

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[16 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | 37,656 views]
Make Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks

These spooky crystal ball candlesticks are one of the coolest, most original Halloween DIY ideas I have seen this season!  I’m seriously amazed at Bev from Flamingo Toes, who came up with the project.  I especially love how she used a variety of different styles of candlesticks, gathered from yard sales and thrift shops, painting them to make them into an eclectic but matching set.  …

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[15 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 4,434 views]
Make Witch’s Brew Cupcakes with Dollar General

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

I'm a big fan of Halloween and all of the fun stuff that comes along with it. I especially love fun homemade treats, but I don't always have the time (or patience, or crazy decorating skills) to make cute treats. On a recent trip to Dollar General I came up with an …

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[15 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | 2,782 views]
Tutorial: Face in the Trees for Halloween

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you?  What if you were to turn around and actually see a face in an unexpected place?  That uneasy feeling is what sparked this idea.  You don’t expect a tree to have eyes, or even a face, for that matter!  Here’s an inexpensive, quick project you can make to give your front yard some life.

Project estimate:

Door Knocker, $1
Paint, …

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[14 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,147 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Hoop Halloween Decorations

A couple of weeks ago I was at Michaels and all of the Halloween ribbon was on sale half price. How could I resist a deal like that? So I came home with a couple of fun, bright patterns. As I was trying to find space to cram them into my overflowing ribbon rack, I decided that some sort of Halloween craft incorporating ribbon was …

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[13 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,726 views]
Make Marbleized Pumpkins

By now you’ve probably seen the marbled fingernail polish look.  But did you know that you can use the same technique to add a marbleized look to other things too?  Aunt Peaches decided to try it out on a pumpkin and the results are truly stunning!  And while it looks like this pumpkin took painstaking hours to paint, you can actually achieve this effect in …