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[24 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,370 views]
Make a Jean Pocket Pencil Holder

Have you ever wished that you had a handy way to store pencils or markers next to a bulletin or dry erase board? Kim at The Trashy Crafter is here to grant your wish! Next time you’re scrapping out an old pair of jeans, save a pocket and make this clever holder that you can hang wherever you might need to keep some writing utensils …

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[23 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,422 views]
Tutorial: Scarf Water Bottle Holder

We are an outdoor family through and through.  Some hiking trips we don’t need a huge backpack we just take a snack and a few water bottles.  My biggest pet peeve on these family excursions is when my kids having me holding all their stuff.  I was getting a little frustrated juggling everybody’s water bottles so I came up with a solution from a dollar …

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[22 Aug 2013 | 199 Comments | 2,241 views]
Giveaway: A Rainbow of Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint!

I just received this awesome box of Folk Art’s new Multi-Surface paint in the mail, and I wanted to share the love with you. Just a super-quick giveaway to let you know how much I appreciate you!
Enter below – it’s super easy to log in with your Facebook account. And don’t forget that I will email your FB-linked email if you win (so don’t forget …

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[22 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,997 views]
Tutorial: Wire Wastebasket Light Fixture

We’ve had some house guests this summer, and I had to think of some cheap and easy ways to make my three year-old’s bedroom presentable as a “guest room.” His pendant lamp used to have a paper lantern shade, but with three little boys in the house, that shade didn’t last long. So, I checked my local dollar store and found a cute yellow wire …

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[21 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,820 views]
Concession Stand Inspired Sack Lunch with Dollar General

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When you were a kid at school, did you ever pretend or imagine that you were somewhere else? Bring that same sense of imagination to your child's lunch period with a can session stand inspired lunch! I took a trip to Dollar General and found all kinds of interesting tidbits and …

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[21 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 2,133 views]
Make a Pencil Picture Frame

It’s that time of year again.  If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be taking those traditional first-day-of-school pictures of your kids.  Want a cute way to display them?  Michelle at A Little Tipsy used pencils to give a basic frame a simple, scholarly makeover.  This would also make a great way to display school or class photos, or to give as a teacher gift!  [how …

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[20 Aug 2013 | 171 Comments | 4,241 views]
Tutorial: Duck Tape® Pencil Box

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I love school supply shopping–there’s just something about fresh, new supplies that gets you excited for going back to school. I don’t have to go to school this year, but I’m definitely looking forward to my kids’ return to class in September! To prepare for back to school, I’m personalizing some of my son’s …

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[20 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 3,584 views]
Make Your Own Bubble Liquid Dispenser

What kid (or adult) doesn’t love bubbles?  My children have so much fun outside, blowing and popping bubbles.  We go through a lot of bubble solution!  To save money and clean up time, I came up with this solution.
I buy bulk size laundry detergent, and the dispenser it comes in is perfect for cleanly delivering liquids.  I painted the outside and filled it with homemade …

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[19 Aug 2013 | 87 Comments | 4,425 views]
Tutorial: Woven Ribbon Basket + Giveaway

What do you do with a plain plastic dollar store basket? Make it super cute by weaving in your favorite ribbon! Or get a shabby, raggy look by tying short pieces of ribbon to the basket. You can use low, wide baskets like these for a variety of situations: organizing a coffee or tea station, keeping track of your fabric (or ribbon stash!), or even …

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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 3,368 views]
Make a Magnetic Locker Pouch

Back-to-school is just around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about school-related projects again. Projects like this magnetic locker pouch by Instructables user Jessie Marie. Her design is sturdy enough to hold all of your essentials and – perhaps the best part – it’s a no-sew project. (And it uses recycled cardboard plus scrappy bits of fabric, so it’ll also cost you next-to-nothing to …

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[17 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | 8,089 views]
Tutorial: Teacher Gift: Cake in a Mug

‘Tis the season to gift your teachers! That’s right, back to school! It’s a great time to bless your children’s teachers with a tiny token of your appreciation. I have a very simple dollar store teacher gift idea for you: A dollar store cake in a mug. You just need a few supplies, so let’s get going and I’ll show you how to make it. …