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[16 Aug 2011 | 10 Comments | 5,917 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.

$1 and Free, Accessories, cheap crafts, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[28 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,498 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 | 11,572 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 | 9,732 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 | No Comment | 1,441 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 …

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[21 Jan 2011 | 8 Comments | 30,878 views]
Make Faux Stained Glass Windows

After a few years of keeping my eye out for cheap crafts with a big wow factor, I’ve seen a LOT of crafts. Because I’ve seen so many crafts, it’s a little harder to impress me now. Well, my jaw actually dropped when I saw this faux stained glass by Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom. Can you figure out how she made it? It almost looks …

$5 and Under, Decor, Gifts to Make, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[28 Dec 2010 | 7 Comments | 79,265 views]
Make a Snowman Family Picture

If you’re putting away your holiday decorations already, you might need a cute little something to put out to help you enjoy the rest of the winter. This framed snowman family from Child Made is so cute, and easy enough for anyone to recreate. And of course, you can personalize it for your own family (including pets, if you like!).  This would make a fun …

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[24 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 6,395 views]
Reader Roundup:  7 Last Minute Holiday Projects

Eep, it’s almost Christmas!  How did it come so quickly?  As usual, I will be scrambling ’til the last second to get everything done.  How about you?  Do you feel prepared yet?  If you still need a few more inspirational ideas before your holiday festivities commence, here are some super simple ideas from our readers that you can whip up in no time!
Inspired by decorations …

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[2 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 5,026 views]
Make a Holiday Frame Topiary

Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays, Angie at Have Family, Will PCS made these adorable Christmas frame topiaries using holiday buckets and cute frames. She got her supplies in the dollar bins at Target and Michael’s, but they also have similar supplies at Dollar Tree. Any of these places are great sources for supplies. This cheap and easy craft would be …

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[22 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 8,507 views]
Make Matted Framed Photo Cards

Being a mom is busy work! Raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about! It’s such busy work, in fact, that I never got birth announcements printed for ANY of my three sons. It just never happened. I recently got some custom Christmas cards printed, and when I did, I took the opportunity to have them made up for each of my kiddos. …