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[6 Aug 2012 | 18 Comments | 20,890 views]
Tutorial: Ombre Bead Frame

Need a fun way to customize a frame to your favorite color scheme?  Steph from Crafting in the Rain is here with us today to share how to make this ombre bead picture frame – and it’s easier than you might think!  Make sure you take a moment to drop by her blog to check out more of her projects and say hello!

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[4 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 2,808 views]
Make a Chalkboard Doily Message Board

In a moment of crafty curiosity, Amy from Mod Podge Rocks! wondered if you could paint a doily with chalkboard paint.  It turns out, you can!  Mounted in a picture frame, it makes an attractive and unique memo board.  Hang it wherever you might need a little reminder, or use it to insert a favorite sentiment or special message into your decor.  Since most picture …

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[28 Jan 2012 | One Comment | 2,175 views]
Make a Valentine’s Day Key Holder

If the special someone in your life doesn’t go for frivolous gifts, they will surely appreciate a functional Valentine’s Day gift like this adorable “love” key holder.  Over at Mod Podge Rocks!, Man Podger Walter used an unfinished, heart-shaped frame from the $1 section at Michael’s as the starting point for a useful key station that will also remind you of the one you love …

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[16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Make a Sunglasses Storage Rack | 15,883 views]
Make a Sunglasses Storage Rack

This is something we totally need at my house.  I can’t tell you how often we run around the house for 5 extra minutes on the way out the door scouring for sunglasses.  I swear they get up and move around the house by themselves, and that they never end up in the same place twice.  The girls over at the Sunglass Warehouse Blog came …

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[18 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,558 views]
Make a Rolled Paper Picture Frame

I’m sure you already know that the dollar store has oodles of picture frames.  But let’s face it, some projects just don’t fit in standard-size frames, and even if they do, sometimes you can’t find one that’s just just the right color or pattern.  Know the feeling?  Check this out: Pradeepa from The Lazy Hobbyhopper made some gorgeous frames out of rolled newspaper, glue, and …

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[16 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 6,738 views]
Question: What to do with empty frames?

Whitney wrote on the Dollar Store Crafts Facebook Page:

I have a ton of picture frames with no backs and some without any glass, either. Anybody know something clever I can do with these? I hate to just toss em.

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[28 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 6,383 views]
Make a Pressed Penny Necklace

Remember the pressed penny charm bracelet we featured the other day?  If you still have some spare smooshed change left over after that project, or you’re a few pennies short of a full bracelet, here’s an alternative idea.  It’s just one of  many ways Jen from Epbot incorporated them into her creations.  She even used nail polish to add a faux enamel look to the …

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[14 May 2011 | 5 Comments | 23,830 views]
Miniature Photo Frames

I have to say it again — I adore all things tiny, and these itty-bitty photo frames are no exception!  Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a dollhouse/miniatures fanatic, these wee frames are just too much fun.  Add to that the fact that they are SUPER inexpensive and EASY to make, and it’s a win-win-win situation!!
Project Estimate:

embossed foil stickers, 6/$1 (in the scrapbook section)
tiny photos …

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[21 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | 14,850 views]
Secret Stashbuster Project:  Make a Monogram Frame

When secret stashbuster Caro of Caro’s Thrifty Adventures opened up her magical box of goodies and saw fabric and a zipper she panicked for a moment, since she doesn’t fancy herself much of a seamstress.  She shook it off, got to brainstorming, and came up with this project that incorporated both without requiring her to pick up a needle and thread:  a framed monogram with …

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[8 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Hometown (Iron Craft Week 8) | 1,600 views]
Hometown (Iron Craft Week 8)

The eighth Iron Craft challenge and contest of 2011 was “Hometown.” This week’s challenge is all about the places we call our hometown. Whether it’s the town you live in now, the one you grew up in or any other place that feels like home to you, we want you to create something that represents it. Looking forward to seeing where everyone …