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[27 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes | 9,700 views]
Tutorial: Cute Kitchen Command Station with Scotch® Duct Tapes

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .

Project Materials:

2 clipboards, $2
Bulletin board, $1
2 wire office supply cups, $2
Wire sorting tray, $1
4 zip …

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[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 999 views]
Make a Pretty Decoden Pencil Box for Back to School

My daughter starts kindergarten today, and I wanted to send her off to school with an extra special pencil case.  I decided to make her a decoden pencil case.  Have you heard of decoden?  It’s a craft style from Japan where more is better:  more embellishments,  more glitter, more eye catching!!  I used a new product from Plaid Crafts that’s called Collage Clay.  It’s an …

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[25 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars | 6,744 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

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[24 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Paint a Polka Dot Shirt | 564 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …

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[23 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 2,340 views]
Make Colorful Folded Paper Book Covers

Many schools require paper book covers to protect and extend the life of textbooks.  Make your books stand out from the rest with these fun and funky book covers from Suzy at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!  Made using a paper folding technique called Iris Folding, the spiraling rainbow effect is really cool, and easier to achieve than you might think thanks to a handy, free …

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[22 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Make an Apple Mason Jar | 805 views]
Make an Apple Mason Jar

Show your favorite teacher a little appreciation this back-to-school season with this apple mason jar by Ashley at the DecoArt Blog!  Just a bit of paint and some simple embellishments give it a whole new look.  This idea would work with all kinds of other jars as well, so dig into that recycling bin for inspiration!  They are perfect for use as pencil holders, or …

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[21 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Washi Tape Crafts for Back to School | 1,722 views]
10 Washi Tape Crafts for Back to School

Is your child excited about heading back to school? Whether he can’t wait to meet his teacher or is mourning the end of summer, you can make back to school more fun by adding pops of color with washi tape. Check out these fun back to school washi tape crafts!

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[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 984 views]
Make Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks

Pencils are a classic motif for back-to-school, and Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shows just how easy it is to create a pencil design with these cute craft stick bookmarks!  They’re super simple to make and would be great to make in larger quantities because the project would be easy to set up assembly-line style.  Add names to them to quickly and easily create personalized …

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[19 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 7,698 views]
Tutorial: Funny Face Bookmarks for Back to School

School is starting up again, and it’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot.  Everyone, no matter whether they are in elementary school or college, needs lots of bookmarks.  Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book:  with a silly face bookmark! This project takes minutes to make, and you probably …

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[18 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Flower Pot Apple | 1,155 views]
Make a Flower Pot Apple

Looking for a cute and clever teacher gift?  Look no further!  Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy use a little bit of paint and some simple embellishments to turn a standard terra cotta flower pot into an apple-shaped container that would look adorable sitting on a desk.  Fill it with school supplies, baked goods, or anything else you can think of that fits inside.  And …

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[17 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Free Printable Pencil and Eraser Favor Boxes | 947 views]
Free Printable Pencil and Eraser Favor Boxes

We have declared this week to be Back to School Week here at DSC, and we’re devoting a whole week to school supplies, teacher gifts, and more!  We’re kicking it off with these great free printables from Mr. Printables – a set of pencil and eraser shaped favor boxes to fill with your favorite treats or other small goodies!  Use them for classroom gifts, teacher gifts, …