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[2 Apr 2013 | 11 Comments | 11,942 views]
Tutorial: DIY Designer Spotlight

My house came with a media room, which we currently use as a playroom for our kids.  I’m still trying to decorate it to look like a theater, and I spotted some cool spotlight lamps in a high end catalog.  I was determined to recreate the look for less, and I think I succeeded.  My spotlight is a huge hit with my husband and kids! …

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[1 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,265 views]
Tutorial: Angry Peeps Game

Easter is over, but the Peeps live on for weeks! If you’re like me, you have three full boxes of Peeps left in your cabinet. Sure, you could eat them, do Peeps jousting, make a Peeps hat, or do a Peeps treasure hunt. Or, you can create a quick game of Angry Peeps for all your Angry Birds fans. Best of all? It’s a real-life …

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[1 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 3,549 views]
Make Watercolor Paints with Ingredients from Your Kitchen

I’m sure I’m not the only parent wary of the ingredients in kids’ art supplies. We once received a kids activity kit that was labeled as “Non-Toxic” but also carried a warning to call poison control immediately if a child ingested any of the contents. Yikes! Luckily, Heather did a great tutorial on Home Made Simple showing us how easy it is to make your own …

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[1 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 18,641 views]
Five Jewelry Projects Using Dollar Tree Materials

With a little ingenuity, you can turn almost anything into a piece of jewelry!  Need proof?  We have made and featured all kinds of various jewelry projects using random stuff from Dollar Tree.  Next time you’re perusing the aisles and contemplating what you should create, keep these ideas in mind for inspiration.

[Plastic Party Cups]

[Recycled Plastic Cup Washer Necklace]
Plastic party cups aren’t just for holding punch …

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[31 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 722 views]
Make Maracas from Easter Eggs

Once Easter is done and the candy is gone, what do you do with the leftover eggs? Some people will simply put them away to save until next year. Making maracas, on the other hand sounds like a lot more fun! Dana from Made shows you how to make your own colorful maracas from leftover Easter eggs and plastic spoons.

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[30 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 2,518 views]
Make Upcycled Sweater Slippers

There are lots of great ways to keep your feet warm inside: Socks, warm puppies, blankets, snuggies. If you need something more portable than a warm puppy and socks just aren’t cutting it, take the lead from Kat of We Can Re-Do It. She turned an old sweater into a pair of snuggly warm slippers and took lots of pictures so that you can, too! …

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[29 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,486 views]
Tutorial: Easter Egg Bunny Domes

I thought I was done with my Easter crafting, but on a whim I wandered through the holiday section at Dollar Tree one last time – just in case, ya know?  That’s when I came across a set of interesting plastic eggs, designed to sit upright with transparent, domed tops on them.  I immediately thought of my Easter egg faux terrarium project and decided it …

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[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 848 views]
Make Crocheted Flower Flip Flops

Are you ready for sandal season?  I know I am anxious to put my winter boots back in the closet and not think about them until fall!  If you need a new pair this year, check out this flip flop makeover from Kara at Petals to Picots.  She used some simple crocheting to add pretty flowers to them – and the yarn also pads the …

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,443 views]
Tutorial: Easter Grass Peeps Pops

Yesterday I showed you the Peeps Terrarium we came up with during our Peeps-inspired crafternoon. Here’s another quick and super simple idea for edible crafting with Peeps: Peeps Pops featuring Peeps Bunnies in Grass on a stick. Say that five times fast!
Project Materials:

Peeps, $1
Popsicle sticks or pop sticks, $1 and up
Shredded coconut, $1 or on hand
Green food coloring, $1 or on hand
White chocolate melts or …

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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 828 views]
Tutorial: Spring Hair Picks

My daughter has blonde hair all the way to her bottom.  I’m always looking for cute ways to put her hair up quickly!  I made these hair picks for her and am excited to see her reaction when she gets them in her Easter basket.

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[26 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,811 views]
Tutorial: Peeps Terrarium Easter Dessert

Peeps are a traditional Easter candy in my family — we must have them every year, or it isn’t really Easter. I am always excited to see them at my local dollar store when I start shopping for Easter basket supplies and goodies. This year I picked up a few boxes of Peeps so we could get creative with them — I put the boxes …