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[19 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,472 views]
Tutorial: Make Ribbon-Wrapped Pumpkin Decor with Dollar General

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

I am kind of lazy when it comes to seasonal decorations; that's why I decorate for Christmas with silver and blue, so I can call them "winter decorations" and not feel bad about leaving them up until February. It's also why I like to use a lot of pumpkins in my Halloween …

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[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 1,201 views]
Make Recycling Bin Musical Instruments

Keeping kids who are cooped up indoors entertained is a perennial parenting challenge. Luckily you only need to look as far as your recycling bin for hours of entertainment! Heather wrote a great post on Home Made Simple teaching us how to make a drum, rain stick, tambourine and more from items you already have on hand! [how to make DIY Musical Instruments]
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[19 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | 5,711 views]
Tutorial: Painted Shrinky Necklace (Oregon Style!)

Today I have a fun project for you starring my home state of Oregon: a Painted Shrinky Plastic Necklace. My project is part of a fun State Tour blog hop hosted by Beckie from Infarrantly Creative with bloggers representing 30 states! Be sure to go over to IC and find out all the details!

Yesterday, the tour left off with Kelly from Eclectically Vintage, who shared …

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[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,835 views]
Make a Jailbird Skeleton Halloween Decoration

Have you started working on Halloween crafts yet? With all of the holiday decor and other items finding their way onto the shelves, my mind had been reeling with so many ideas! When I came across some little wire bird cages on a recent visit to Michaels, I was struck with the idea to turn it into an old-fashioned jail cell for a little plastic …

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[18 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,449 views]
Tutorial: Washi Tape Locker Accessories

There isn’t anything in life that can’t benefit from a little washi tape makeover and these locker accessories are no exception. Upgrade these dollar store basics into a cute locker kit. Not going back to school? They make great fridge accessories, too!

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[17 Sep 2013 | 18 Comments | 43,583 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror

I often find inspiration at Anthropologie. There is so much eye candy there! Unfortunately, I can usually only window shop, but that’s OK with this crafty gal. When I saw this pretty flowered mirror on their site (for $128), I started thinking of how I could make my own budget version. I’m really happy with the end result!
I found my mirror at Goodwill for just …

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[17 Sep 2013 | 231 Comments | 2,510 views]
Giveaway: 100k fans means yarn for you!

I’ve been keeping my eye on our Dollar Store Crafts Facebook page to see when we got close to 100,000 fans (wow!) so I could do a quick giveaway! Well, I woke up this morning and we already blew past 100k, so it’s a good thing I picked up these adorable Lion Brand BonBons to give to someone! To enter, use the widget below.
Note: It’s …

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[16 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 1,700 views]
Make a Beachy Sea Glass Mobile

Whether you collect sea glass as you comb the beach, or you buy a bag of imitation sea glass at the dollar store, there’s no denying that there’s just something about sea glass! Create a beach-inspired mobile with a piece of driftwood and a few pieces of sea glass — I show you how over at Homemade Simple. [make a sea glass mobile] Project Estimate:

Fishing …

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[16 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 4,572 views]
Make Pom Pom Pumpkins

Any yarn hoarders in the house? (Yes, I am raising my hand!) Since I have ridiculous amounts of yarn, I am always looking for ways to use it up, particularly projects that don’t require any crocheting or knitting. That’s why I bookmarked this pom pom pumpkin tutorial by Kristen at Domestifluff. She also has a link to a pom pom making tutorial in case you’re …

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[15 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 6,574 views]
Make 3D Paper Pumpkins

I love a good paper crafting project. It never ceases to amaze me what a versatile medium it is and how many different techniques you can use with it. Would you believe that Heather from Whipperberry made these 3D paper pumpkins out of paper and wire? True story! You can make them using all of those pretty scraps of paper you’ve …

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[14 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,378 views]
Make a Football Shirt

Football is back in season! Are you ready for some tailgating? Then you might want to make one of these super-easy football shirts by Shirley at The Ribbon Retreat Blog. It’s especially adorable as a onesie – and you could also use this as a Halloween costume for a baby! (Insert “awwwww” here.) [how to make a football shirt]
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Shirt or onesie, on hand or …