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[2 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,061 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 | 895 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 | 3,329 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 | 5,098 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 | 4,369 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!

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[30 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,790 views]
Make a Hanging Air Plant Display

Keeping plants indoors is said to improve air quality as well as increase feelings of general well being. Help make home or work a happier and healthier place to be by making your own air plant display following the instructions over on Suburbia Soup. You can get the materials needed for the holders at the dollar store but will need to visit a home improvement store …

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[30 May 2013 | 13 Comments | 3,998 views]
Tutorial: Zebra Stripe Lawn Flamingo

If the neighbors had any doubt that we are the strangest people on the block, I think that my latest project just might confirm our status as the neighborhood weirdos.  Lots of folks around here have plastic flamingos on their lawn – one guy even has a collection of them that he rearranges into different configurations every few days – but nobody else in town …

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[29 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,218 views]
Make Recycled Tin Can Garden Buddies

Around the country, kids are starting to get out of school for summer. Help them beat summer boredom and dress up your garden at the same time by making these adorable tin can garden buddies. Erin from My Very Educated Mother shows you how to make four different bugs to keep you company in the garden.

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[29 May 2013 | 10 Comments | 1,949 views]
Tutorial: Barbecue Skewer Garden Markers

Heather the founder of Dollar Store Crafts and I go on the most fun trips to the Dollar Store.  By the time we leave I have a cart full of items and a mind full of ideas.  One of the hot items in my cart this week was a package of metal barbecue skewers.  I was excited to come home and start crafting with them.  They …

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[28 May 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,566 views]
Make Shabby Flour Sack Pillows

Could your couch pillows use a makeover? I know mine could! Karen from Shabby Sweet Cottage recently gave her pillows an upgrade using flour sack towels from the dollar store and some homemade iron on transfers. Make a whole set or just one to be a focal point.

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[28 May 2013 | No Comment | 6,552 views]
Tutorial: Fabric Covered Tins

Not too long ago, I showed you how to repurpose old tins into fun storage containers.  While I loved the end result, it didn’t feel “done” to me.  I love bright colors and patterns, so I decided to take my upcycled tins one step further.  This is how I did it.