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[1 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,158 views]
Make a Mardi Gras Bead Wreath

Mardi Gras is coming up in a few days!  We love a good Fat Tuesday celebration, and our favorite part (of course) is the beads.  We’ve seen lots of amazing Mardi Gras bead crafts over the years, and many of them come from our creative pal Aunt Peaches.  If we had a who-loves-Mardi-Gras-beads-more contest, she’d probably win.  Last year she used some of her bead …

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[15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | 6,937 views]
Make Embellished Bottle Brush Trees

I love bottle brush trees.  I have several bags of them in my craft stash for when inspiration strikes – and what could be more inspiring than these amazingly embellished trees by Amy at Plucking Daisies?  Combining her love of the miniature conifers and her longing for a themed Christmas tree, each of these trees has its own distinct decorating scheme.  Head over to her …

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[23 Nov 2013 | 7 Comments | 9,106 views]
Make Light-Up Snowman Magnets

Battery-operated tea light candles are a great alternative to the real thing, but they also allow you to use them in ways that you can’t with regular candles.  These sweet little snowmen by Shaunte at Craft Unleashed are a great example of a use for them that is totally outside the box!  You could even give them as gifts, working them into your gift wrapping …

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[20 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 3,057 views]
Make an Aztec-Inspired Faux Brass Necklace

A necklace made using an acrylic photo frame for materials?  I betcha you never would have guessed!  This clever and economical idea comes from Aki at Minted Strawberry, whose brain must just be overflowing with clever dollar store crafting ideas.  Even if the tribal theme of this jewelry isn’t your thing, the process of making it is pretty amazing and could be used to make …

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[7 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,614 views]
Tutorial: Macrame Wrapped Pumpkin

It all started a couple of weeks ago when I posted a picture on Instagram of a dollar store pumpkin I had painted black.  It turns out Carissa had also bought a dollar store foam pumpkin and painted it black.  One thing led to another and the next thing we knew, a challenge was laid out:  who could make a cooler black pumpkin?
Then I knew …

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[1 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,243 views]
Make Retro Perler Bead Earrings

When I was a kid, I got a huge tub of perler beads (AKA “melty beads”) and several peg boards for Christmas. I spent hours carefully crafting shapes and patterns. These earrings from The Thinking Closet are a great throw back to crafting in the 90′s! Plus they only take a few minutes to make are a great way to get kids involved in crafting. [how …

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[7 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | 6,028 views]
Tutorial: Coco Chanel Inspired Necklace for $1

This month I have been participating in the Fox In Flats Style Dare. There is a different style dare for every day, and yesterday’s was to do something inspired by Coco Chanel. Now, when I think Coco Chanel, I think of lots and lots of strings of pearls. But… I don’t own any real pearls, and only a couple of strands of fake ones – …

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[19 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,148 views]
Make a Knitter’s Necklace

Do you know anyone who knits?  We’ve found the perfect gift to make for them!  How adorable is this knitter’s necklace?  Designed by Think Crafts contributor Stephanie, this quick and easy project will be treasured by the yarn lovers in your life.  (Heck, I can’t knit to save my life, and even I want one for myself!)  It’s also a great way to use up …

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[18 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,627 views]
Make Parakeet Mirror Pendant Necklaces

I was scrolling through my feed reader the other day when I stopped on a post that literally made me giggle.  How fun and funky are these necklaces?  Would you believe that they are made from parakeet mirrors?  True story!  Mich L. in L.A. has done it again, turning another mundane and unexpected item into truly fabulous jewelry.  (Don’t like the bold, bright colors of …

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[4 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 14,907 views]
Make Melted Bead Jewelry

There are some craft supplies that I have a hard time using to make grown-up looking crafts.  Pony beads are one of those supplies; I look at them and all I can see is the lizard-shaped keychains I learned how to make a summer camp when I was ten.  And despite the fact that I never actually use them in my crafting, somehow there is …