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[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Sassy Mustache Crafts, Just Because | 904 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 | 1,325 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 | 3,801 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 | 1,401 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 | 1,639 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 | 1,886 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 | 5,163 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 | 4,554 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 | 1,099 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 …

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[20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on 6 DIYs to Try This Weekend | 4,632 views]
6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

Here are some of the cleverest crafts we’ve found on the internet this week! Which one will you try first?

Dollar Store Craft of the week: a candle holder made from a vintage trophy.
Cathy Attix shows you how to make a spiked up a headband at Trinkets in Bloom.
The Mat Hatter of Craft Mark Montano shows you how to permanently paint glass plates with an Alice …

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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Turn a Men’s Shirt into Toddler Shorts | 878 views]
Turn a Men’s Shirt into Toddler Shorts

One thing I have discovered over my many years of thrift store shopping is that often, I can buy secondhand clothing for less than what if would cost me to buy the fabric to create a garment.  Crazy, right?  Caroline at Imagine Gnats came up with a brilliant and money-saving idea, using a men’s button-down shirt to create a pair of toddler-sized shorts.  She even …