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[4 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 8,906 views]
Make Perler Bead Candle Holders

As a child of the 80s, I admit that I have somewhat of a nostalgic fascination with Perler beads.  I probably made a hundred different designs when I was a kid, but I never imagined that they had so many other possibilities beyond the little plastic peg boards!  This Perler bead candle holder by Mai at BudgetBabe is pretty amazing.  And while the website is …

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[3 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 2,053 views]
Make an Easy Superhero Cape

When Jessica from Mad in Crafts threw her son a superhero-themed birthday party, she knew that capes would be a fun thing to have on hand for the kids.  So she whipped up a whole stack of them, cleverly using thrifted t-shirts!  They make a great party favor – or just a fun addition to a dress-up collection – and they’re a great way to …

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[2 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 6,594 views]
Make a String Art 3D Heart

It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day – it’ll be here before you know it!  This great little 3D string art by Mona at Craft Klatch uses a candy mold as a form for making a dimensional heart, but if you don’t have a candy mold, this is yet another project you can complete using the silicone ice cube trays they sell …

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[2 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments | 17,839 views]
10 Cozy No-Knit Scarves

The holidays may be winding down, but if you live in the northern hemisphere that doesn’t mean the end of chilly days for at least another couple of months. Stay warm and cozy in one of these scarves that don’t require any knitting or crochet skills at all.

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[1 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 3,000 views]
Make a Center-Pull Yarn Ball

If you’ve ever done much knitting or crocheting, you’ve probably found yourself left with the limp, hollow shell of a center-pull skein, or bought yarn in a hank. In both of these cases, conventional wisdom says you should ball the yarn to make it easier to use for the next project, but buying a ball wonder can be an expensive proposition. However, Karen from I …

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[1 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 16,685 views]
Make Natural Orange Cinnamon Cleaner

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? One of mine is to have less chemicals in my life – it’s kind of scary what they put into products these days, with everything from foods to cleaners being laced with questionable substances. One easy way to cut chemicals from your life is by making your own cleaning products. This all-natural recipe from Stephanie at …

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[31 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,569 views]
Make a Leather Leaf Wreath

This tutorial is billed as a Christmas project, but I think it would be great any time of the year – personally, the shades of green make me think of spring!  Elena at Tuts+ made this one from leather that she purchase specifically for crafting, but you could also use an old leather garment to cut your leaves – it’s a great way to give …

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[30 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 1,136 views]
Easy New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2013!  Do you have any special plans to usher in 2014?  Whether you’re just hanging out with immediate family and watching the ball drop or you’re headed out to a big party, Cathie and Steve at Handmade Happy Hour put together four different coordinating projects to spiff up your New Year’s Eve celebration:  plate chargers, a champagne gift …

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[29 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 4,326 views]
Make Puzzle Piece Necklaces

Remember the classic “best friends” necklaces, with two pendants that fit together to form one piece?  That’s what I think of when I see these puzzle piece necklaces by Cheryl at That’s What Che Said!  This idea is easily customizable, as you can paint and decorate the pieces any way you want, and it’s a great use for old puzzles who have lost some of …

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[28 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | 114,849 views]
Top 10 Dollar Store Ideas of 2013

Last year, we shared our top 10 Posts of 2012, and our readers really loved it! We decided to round up our top 10 best dollar store ideas of 2013 this year, too! Check out the posts that our readers loved most this year, and don’t miss our Top 10 Dollar Store Tutorials of 2013, too:

1. 14 Things To Do With a Pair of Flip-Flops

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[27 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 86,753 views]
Top 10 Dollar Store Craft Tutorials of 2013

Last year, we shared our top 10 Posts of 2012, and our readers really loved it! We decided to round up our top 10 best dollar store tutorials (did you know we post at least one original tutorial EVERY WEEK?) of 2013 this year, too! Check out the posts that our readers loved most this year, and don’t miss our Top 10 Dollar Store Ideas …