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[9 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 614 views]
Video: Heather’s Jewelry Making Haul from Jo-Ann

I hit Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store up on their New Years’ Sale and got some very fun stuff! I can’t resist the bead aisle — especially when beads are 50% off! I also took advantage of their 99 cent fat quarter sale, and I found a couple of very cool jewelry-making tools.
If you don’t feel like watching the video, here are some of the …

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[16 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 512 views]
Make Funky Polka Dot Lawn Flamingos

These super funky flamingos are absolutely bursting with character!  Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life gave a pair of standard plastic flamingos a polka dotted makeover, and even pretty beaded necklaces!  If you check out end-of-summer clearance sales right now, you might be able to score some birds extra-cheap.  Then grab some paint and turn the kitsch factor up to eleven!  [how to make …

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[27 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 2,299 views]
Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers

Check out these fabulous flower solar lights from Instructables user Shomo09!  Plain path lights get a colorful makeover with the addition of a plastic cover – a cover made from melted pony beads.  You will definitely want to buy a pizza pan to use for this project – don’t use your good one!  Once you’ve finished using it to melt the beads you should no longer …

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[27 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | 746 views]
Make Patriotic Straw and Bead Jewelry

Whether you’re looking for an activity to entertain the kids at this years 4th of July BBQ or you just need a quick craft to fill a summer afternoon, this easy patriotic jewelry by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy is a great project!  The resulting pieces are fashionable enough that tweens will actually wear them, and easy enough that even little finger can help.  Her post also …

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[10 May 2014 | Comments Off | 490 views]
Make Wood and Copper Necklaces

Sometimes the simplest materials can make a huge impact!  Take, for example, these necklaces by Mandy over at See Kate Sew.  Combining unfinished wooden beads with copper tubing from the plumbing department, the unrefined materials give a surprisingly sophisticated result.  Be sure to check out all of her variations on this design as well – there are lots of ways to string the beads and …

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[25 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 1,758 views]
Make an Upcycled Drawer Knob Ring Holder

If you take off your rings to put on lotion, take a shower, or do the dishes, where do you put them?  A ring holder is a great way to make sure your rings don’t get misplaced during these times.  The ever-so-resourceful Mich L in L.A. whipped up these fancy ring holders using some mismatched drawer knobs she had in her stash paired with those rubber …

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts »

[1 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,422 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 | 8,449 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 | 10,301 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 | Comments Off | 3,188 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 …