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[17 Sep 2013 | 18 Comments | 43,134 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 | 1,699 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 | 4,564 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 | 6,571 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 | 2,377 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]
Project estimate:

Shirt or onesie, on hand or …

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[13 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 3,444 views]
Make Photo Transfer Coasters

Nothing makes a great gift quite like something personalized with your favorite photos! Holiday gift making season is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start book marking projects like these DIY photo transfer coasters from Du Buh Du Designs. I had no idea that you could use nail polish remover for transferring photos! This is definitely going on …

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[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,212 views]
Tutorial: Make a Duck Tape® Fox Backpack

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

I love crafting with Duck Tape®! One of the great things about Duck Tape® is that you can create a super-durable fabric with it, and create just about anything you can imagine. Anything you can sew, you can Duck Tape®! I love this Fox backpack I found over at the Duck Tape® website …

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[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,434 views]
Make Colored Pencil Beads

Transform a pencil — or colored pencil — into a gorgeous set of beads. Create colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, magnets and more. This project would be fun for tweens (adults will need to pre-make the beads), teens, or even adults. Find the how-to over at Homemade Simple. [how to make colored pencil beads]
Project Estimate:

Colored pencils, $1
Scrap wood board, on hand
Drill and small drill bit, on …

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[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 5,961 views]
Make a Terrycloth Stuffed Cat

What kid doesn’t love stuffed animals? Here is a great handmade gift idea for the littles in your life – a cute little kitty made out of a terrycloth towel! We found the pattern for this adorable feline at Nunodoll, a great resource by dollmaker Runo where you can find all kinds of wonderful doll and stuffed animal patterns and tutorials.  Using terrycloth as a …

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[11 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,709 views]
How to Make Book Covers

I used to work at a college bookstore, and I know firsthand how much money college students have to invest in their textbooks! I used to be that person you loved to hate at the end of the semester who would only offer you $5 for a book you spent $100 on. One of the factors that can really affect the resale value of your …