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[27 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,257 views]
Tutorial: Back to School Gift Container

It’s back to school season, and it’s always nice to kick the new school year off with a little handmade gift.  It’s a fun way to say, “let’s make this a great year!”  When I was a classroom teacher, I was always asking parents to send more pencils to class.  With that in mind, I made this fun pencil gift holder to give to the …

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[27 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 6,298 views]
Hundred Acre Wood Party with Winnie the Pooh

A few months ago my little lady and I were trying to come up with ideas for a “just because we love you” party to celebrate some of our favorite friends. We listed out some ideas, but then found ourselves busy with summer plans and forgot all about it. Then I received a copy of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray and …

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[26 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,643 views]
Make a Nautical Patio Vase

Our cohort Breanna over at Dollar Store Mom recently completed a whole series of DIY decor projects using things that she had on hand as a way to dress up her outdoor living space.  One of her projects was this nautical vase that makes a wonderful patio table centerpiece!  She used a vinyl cutter to add an anchor graphic to the front of the vase; …

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[25 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 2,785 views]
Make a Locker Decor Set

I am a little bit of a junkie when it comes to school/office supplies, so this time of year I find myself stocking up on all kinds of fun little tidbits. It’s hard not to when the back-to-school deals are so good! The other day over on Mrs. Greene, I took a bunch of my dollar store finds and combined them to create a custom …

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[24 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,396 views]
Make a Jean Pocket Pencil Holder

Have you ever wished that you had a handy way to store pencils or markers next to a bulletin or dry erase board? Kim at The Trashy Crafter is here to grant your wish! Next time you’re scrapping out an old pair of jeans, save a pocket and make this clever holder that you can hang wherever you might need to keep some writing utensils …

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[23 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,537 views]
Tutorial: Scarf Water Bottle Holder

We are an outdoor family through and through.  Some hiking trips we don’t need a huge backpack we just take a snack and a few water bottles.  My biggest pet peeve on these family excursions is when my kids having me holding all their stuff.  I was getting a little frustrated juggling everybody’s water bottles so I came up with a solution from a dollar …

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[22 Aug 2013 | 199 Comments | 2,246 views]
Giveaway: A Rainbow of Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint!

I just received this awesome box of Folk Art’s new Multi-Surface paint in the mail, and I wanted to share the love with you. Just a super-quick giveaway to let you know how much I appreciate you!
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[22 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,081 views]
Tutorial: Wire Wastebasket Light Fixture

We’ve had some house guests this summer, and I had to think of some cheap and easy ways to make my three year-old’s bedroom presentable as a “guest room.” His pendant lamp used to have a paper lantern shade, but with three little boys in the house, that shade didn’t last long. So, I checked my local dollar store and found a cute yellow wire …

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[21 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,842 views]
Concession Stand Inspired Sack Lunch with Dollar General

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When you were a kid at school, did you ever pretend or imagine that you were somewhere else? Bring that same sense of imagination to your child's lunch period with a can session stand inspired lunch! I took a trip to Dollar General and found all kinds of interesting tidbits and …

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[21 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 2,218 views]
Make a Pencil Picture Frame

It’s that time of year again.  If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be taking those traditional first-day-of-school pictures of your kids.  Want a cute way to display them?  Michelle at A Little Tipsy used pencils to give a basic frame a simple, scholarly makeover.  This would also make a great way to display school or class photos, or to give as a teacher gift!  [how …

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[20 Aug 2013 | 171 Comments | 4,501 views]
Tutorial: Duck Tape® Pencil Box

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I love school supply shopping–there’s just something about fresh, new supplies that gets you excited for going back to school. I don’t have to go to school this year, but I’m definitely looking forward to my kids’ return to class in September! To prepare for back to school, I’m personalizing some of my son’s …