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[26 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,595 views]
Tutorial: Cocktail Umbrella Centerpiece

Warm weather is finally here, which means we are gearing up for outdoor parties and barbecues.  I love decorating for every event we have at our house, but am on a pretty tight budget.  I started trying to think of ways I could make party decor without breaking the bank, and discovered that Dollar Store drink umbrellas can make some pretty cute (and easy!) center …

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[25 Jun 2013 | 17 Comments | 16,043 views]
Tutorial: Sunburst Mirror Made with an Unusual Item

This has got to be the most unusual item I’ve ever crafted with, thus far.  Any guesses as to what I used to make my sunburst mirror?
Like a lot of you, I’m a budget crafter.  I’m always looking for ways to repurpose or recycle what I have.  Why buy it if you can make it, right?  I obviously get this from my mother, because when …

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[24 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,034 views]
Make a Jump Rope Wreath

Believe it or not, this summery wreath by Randi at Sowdering About is made using only one thing: jump ropes!  The bright and playful colors make it an inviting way to greet your guests, and I love how the ends of the rope hang as a giant tassel at the bottom.  And if you get bored with the look, or when the time comes to …

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[24 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,735 views]
Make a Hanging Hoop Planter

I have a bad crafting habit of using the inside part of embroidery hoops for projects (like this chandelier and these wind chimes), but not the outside part of the hoop.  But I always hang onto that outside part, just in case a project comes along that call for one.  And here is that project!  Alex from Northstory came up with this great hanging planter …

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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 3,601 views]
Make Enameled Plastic Cups

Some of my favorite seasonal items at the dollar store are the brightly-colored plastic plates, bowls, cups, and other servingware – I call it “picnicware”. Our pal Kathy, aka Crafty Chica, snagged a stack of colorful cups knowing that they would be great for some kind of crafty project. Inspiration struck while she was painting her fingernails, and the rest, as they say, …

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[22 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,492 views]
Make a Summer Bucket List Poster

It’s official – summer is here!  Do you have big plans?  Small plans?  Any plans?  Turn that summer to-do list into a fun summer bucket list poster with this idea from Breanna at Dollar Store Mom!  This is a great way to prevent hearing those words all too often spoken by kids on summer vacation…  “I’m bored!”  With this colorful list of activities to refer …

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[21 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,878 views]
Embellish a Pillow with Hair Accessories

Recently, DSC staffer Carissa shared how she mounted a sequin flower hair tie from the dollar store on a headband – and it turns out that she wasn’t the only one whose eye was caught by the sparkly, sequin-covered accessories!  Over at Mad In Crafts, Jessica used the same hair ties and clips to add some personality to a simple pillow she made out of …

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[20 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 2,343 views]
Make Patriotic Paint Chip Art

Paint chip art has so many possibilities – and since the chips come in every shade and hue imaginable, they’re a great medium for creating custom projects that match any decor or theme. Over at Positively Splendid, Megan used a stack of red and blue samples punched into stars and arranged in various patterns to create some fun, patriotic framed artwork. Her instructions …

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[20 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,133 views]
Tutorial: Turn Paper Plate Holders into a Bird Feeder

I never realized until recently that the dollar store carries the glasses chains, and when I saw a display of them my mind went wild.  There are so many possibilities with these, especially since the entire thing is beaded.  That means lots of inexpensive beads you can use for all kinds of projects!  I had already put a set of paper plate holders in my …

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[20 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 6,248 views]
Six Crafty Accessory Ideas

I love my crafty designer friends! They always come up with THE BEST projects. Check out this week’s stunners — everyone made a fab accessory tutorial. Next week, we all have to rock our new accessories, right? Which one are you gonna make first? Here are your choices:

1. Dyed & Dotted Fringe Necklace by Jaderbomb:
This fringe necklace sure makes a statement! I love the graduated …

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[19 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,244 views]
Free Printable Mason Jar Lid Labels for Herbs with Dollar General

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

I was super duper excited to see that Dollar General is carrying mason jars! I mean, who doesn't love mason jar crafts? I certainly find them hard to resist. I swear there are a hundred million gazillion things you can do with them. Still, one of my favorite ways to use them …