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[6 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 7,410 views]
Four Fab Summer Craft Ideas

Eek! School’s out for summer (at least here in Salem, Oregon it is!) I have to create a summer fun list for us–STAT! Here are some fun ideas from my bloggy pals to get us started:
1. Ring Around the Rosie Bracelet by Jaderbomb: Jewelry-making is such a fun and relaxing summer craft, and best of all, you can take a small beading kit just about …

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[5 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,847 views]
Make Plaster Casts with Sand

Ever since I was a kid I have enjoyed making casts with Plaster of Paris.  I remember the first time my elementary school teacher showed our class how to make replicas of our own hands for a Mother’s Day project and I was absolutely in awe!  The great thing about plaster casting is that you can replicate almost any item.  Suzy from Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy …

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[4 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 6,691 views]
Tutorial: Dresssed Up Mason Jar Candle Holders

This month our friends over at Martha Stewart Crafts sent us a lot of great jewelry making supplies for the 12 Months of Martha celebration.  We here at Dollar Store Crafts couldn’t wait to put a Dollar Store twist on them.  Currently the dollar store is carrying a variety of mason jars and there are unlimited possiblities on what to do with them — we decided …

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[4 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,389 views]
Father’s Day Gift Idea:  Make a Business Card Holder

I was stalking checking my local Dollar Tree for more of the adorable birds I like to use in my crafts when I found these rooster figures.  The rooster was cool, the crazy wire legs were not so cool.  No problem!  I could still use the part I liked to make a fun, functional gift for father’s day (or a teacher gift!)  I paired the …

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[3 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,888 views]
Make Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders

Corn cob holders and handy little tools indeed – but who says they can’t be fun and quirky as well?  Whether you have young corn-on-the-cob lovers or you’re just a kid at heart, our resident man crafter mikeasauraus created these fun dino corn holders over at Instructables.  Not into dinosaurs?  Use the same process to make a whole zoo of corny critters!  Go ahead and …

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[2 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,799 views]
Make a Shabby Bulletin Board with Lace Pockets

If tea stained colors and crocheted doilies are more your style than the common bright, modern bulletin board color schemes, check out this beautiful board from The Polka Dot Closet. Use the doilies to create pretty pockets to hold business cards or other small pieces that you don’t want to lose.

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[2 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,068 views]
Paint a Wooden Watermelon Box

Have you ever seen the little wooden boxes that Dollar Tree sometimes gets?  They are hinged with a magnetic closure and they always fly off the shelves so fast at my store that whenever I see them, I always snag a few more, so that when an idea hits I won’t have to wait months to find them for $1 again.  Which of course means …

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[1 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 897 views]
Make Fishing Lures from Girly Accessories

Are you struggling to come up with a father’s day gift that Dad will actually use? If your dad likes to fish as much as mine does, you can make him his own personalized fishing lures like I did on Creative Green Living. Choose accessories with bright colors and sparkle to help grab the attention of fish and ensure ultimate fishing success.

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[1 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,340 views]
Father’s Day Craft: Make a Pocket Square Notebook

Does Dad wear a suit to work? If so, this notebook would make a great Father’s Day gift that he’ll be able to use every day. Because the notebook is cleverly disguised as a pocket square, he’ll be able to keep it in his suit pocket and still look fashionable at the same time!

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[31 May 2013 | One Comment | 5,112 views]
Make Mini Hanging Lanterns with Fabric Scraps

I love the look of mini lanterns and party lights to dress up your outdoor spaces (or indoor ones!) for the summer. If you’ve shopped mini lanterns lately, though, you’ve noticed they aren’t cheap. Taylor from Taylor Made used a little ingenuity and her fabric scrap stash to whip up her own – which I personally think are way cuter than anything I’ve seen in a …

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[31 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,384 views]
Make a Party Dish Bird Bath

Help bring some feathered friends into your yard this summer by providing them a welcoming place to rest, bathe and get a drink. Stone bird baths can be pricey but colorful one from Dollar Store Mom only costs $3 to make!