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[20 May 2014 | 4 Comments | 6,807 views]
Tutorial: Lamp from Foam Core Board

I can’t have lamps in my home.  With four young kids in the house, a lamp would just be another thing for me to clean up after it’s broken.  Trust me, I speak from experience.  I do love the soft light from a lamp in the evening, though, so I decided to play around with an idea that had been in my head for a …

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[19 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,703 views]
Tutorial: Springy Owl Wreath

So the question is, whooo’s ready for spring (or maybe summer)? Well this feathered little friend sure is! You can make your own spring owl wreath like the one you see here, using less than $5 in dollar store materials. This wreath is perfect for the owl lover in your life, and is a great way to get in the spring spirit.
Project Materials:

Grapevine wreath, $1
Owl …

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[18 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Garden Hose Wreath | 1,461 views]
Make a Garden Hose Wreath

This year at my house it is time to invest in a new hose.  The old one still looks fine, but as soon as you turn it on it shoots up a fountain-like leak.  Know the feeling?  Feel bad about throwing that old hose in the trash?  Jill from Create.Craft.Love. has an idea for you!  She turned an old hose into a lovely spring wreath …

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[17 May 2014 | One Comment | 2,363 views]
Make Giant Kraft Paper Flowers

Paper is one of our favorite craft mediums because it is so very versatile. You know that roll of kraft paper you have tucked in the closet? It’s good for so many things besides just wrapping gifts. Get inspired by these ginormous paper flowers that Caitlin from The Merry Thought made for a floral themed baby shower! They would also be great for weddings, birthdays, …

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[16 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Colorful Wine Cork Picture Frame | 1,427 views]
Make a Colorful Wine Cork Picture Frame

Any wine drinkers in the house?  Let’s raise a glass to cork crafts!  If you’re a wine lover, chances are you have a stash of corks you’re holding onto for one project or another.  If you’re not sure yet what your plans are for those corks, here is an idea from Jessica at Two Shades of Pink.  Painted slices of cork become confetti-like dots, creating …

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[15 May 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Vertical Storage Ideas for Craft Supplies | 9,583 views]
10 Vertical Storage Ideas for Craft Supplies

Whether you have a craft room, craft closet, or craft table tucked into a corner, crafty storage can be tricky. My craft room doubles (triples?) as my office and our guest room, and I seem to be outgrowing my drawer and shelf space. A clean out is in order, but finding some crafty ways to store supplies vertically can help maximize space without having to give up so many precious supplies.

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[15 May 2014 | One Comment | 614 views]
Make Patriotic Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

We are pleased to have Stacy from Fancy Shanty with us today to share this delectable recipe and display stand!  If you enjoy this project, be sure to stop by her blog and see what else she has been up to!
Looking for a quick and easy centerpiece decoration for your patriotic party this year? This sinfully moist Dark Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe will have the chocolate …

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[15 May 2014 | Comments Off on 8 Great DIYs to Try This Weekend | 3,100 views]
8 Great DIYs to Try This Weekend

Happy Thurs-DIY! Here are eight fun projects from some of the most super-creative people around!

Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza: Custom Cowgirl Hat with Mod Podged Fabric
Jaderbomb: Tie Dyed Finger Knitting
Crafty Chica: Drawing with Tie Dye
Mark Montano: Candy Jewelry (My Favorite Licorice Candies!)
Dollar Store Mom: Cute Solar Table Lamp
A Bonus Project from Mark Montano: Frozen-Inspired Floor Decor
Us here at Dollar Store Crafts: Wire Whisk Dragonfly Garden …

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[14 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make Painted Spoon Wall Art | 2,253 views]
Make Painted Spoon Wall Art

Need some inexpensive wall art for a kitchen or dining area?  The gals at A Joyful Riot have a fun solution: painted spoons!  What a great excuse to buy all of those pretty, mismatched spoons that lurk at every thrift store and yard sale!  Customize it for your own decor by choosing paint colors that coordinate with your room, and make sure you check out …

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[13 May 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,444 views]
Tutorial: Painted Baby Bib

I can’t tell you how many times my kids have asked me to make a t-shirt at the last minute.  Something with a team name for field day, a gift for a friend, etc.  I actually keep a stash of t-shirts from Dollar Tree in my craft room, and I’ve developed a quick, inexpensive method for neatly putting text on fabric.
For this example, I’ll show …

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[12 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,097 views]
Make Washi Tape Butterfly Lights

Have you seen the butterfly and dragonfly shaped strings of LED lights at Dollar Tree?  I’ve been eyeing them up recently and wondering what kind of crafty thing I could do with them.  Then, along comes Jessica from Mad In Crafts with this quick and colorful DIY!  After wrapping each butterfly’s wings in washi tape the lights are bright and cheerful even when they aren’t …