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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Clothespin Biplanes | 561 views]
Make Clothespin Biplanes

Our friend Amanda at Crafts by Amanda is constantly coming up with amazing, low-cost craft ideas for kids.  She recently shared these absolutely adorable biplanes, made out of clothespins and popsicle sticks.  These are painted up as military planes, but the possibilities for a paint job are endless – check out her blog to see another pair she made that are painted up as Snoopy and …

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[24 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Plastic Dollar Store Containers Look Like Metal | 1,513 views]
Make Plastic Dollar Store Containers Look Like Metal

Dollar Tree has some really cute plastic storage containers, but their bright color scheme might not match your room.  No problem!  Carrie at Lovely Etc. took some dollar store containers and gave them a faux metal makeover using a technique that involves layering multiple different kinds of paint. The result has a vintage appearance that will blend much more subtly into your decor. [how to make …

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[18 May 2015 | Comments Off on Stencil a Moroccan Accent Wall | 852 views]
Stencil a Moroccan Accent Wall

There are a lot of really awesome, extra-large wall stencils on the market these days, but some of them come with a hefty price tag.  Want to get that all-over patterned look without buying an expensive stencil?  Sarah from While They Snooze gave a wall in her home a makeover with a DIY template made from recycled cardboard and a clever method that makes this project …

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[15 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Faux Succulent Planter with Frames | 1,355 views]
Make a Faux Succulent Planter with Frames

Has your Dollar Tree gotten faux succulents in stock yet?  We are super excited about them and love all of the ideas we’ve seen using them!  Over at Anything & Everything, Tara used a few dollar store picture frames to create a terrarium-style planter for her plastic succulents.  It looks totally high-end but you can make one for just a few bucks, and since the …

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[13 May 2015 | Comments Off on Painting Fake Flowers | 1,088 views]
Painting Fake Flowers

Maybe you’re redecorating a room around a specific piece.  Maybe you’re DIY-ing a wedding.  Whatever the reason, there may come a time that you find yourself needing a certain color of fake flowers, but you can’t find just the right shade.  What do you do?  You paint ’em!  Over at DIY Candy you can find a tutorial showing how to take a bouquet of faux …

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[6 May 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Painted Dandelion T-shirt | 717 views]
Tutorial: Painted Dandelion T-shirt

There are a zillion ways you can dress up the humble t-shirt. One of our favorites is this super easy method of making dandelions – no special artistic skills required!

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[3 May 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Sea Shell Picture Frame | 520 views]
Tutorial: Sea Shell Picture Frame

Want a unique way to display the shells you collect at the beach this summer? Try making this easy picture frame!

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[2 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers | 377 views]
Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers

Need garden markers on the cheap?  Jennifer from Just JP has a great idea for you – DIY some out of paint stir sticks!  You may even have the stir sticks laying around already – I know that whenever I buy paint at my local hardware store, they always give me more of them than I actually need, so I usually have a stash of spares in …

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[31 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel | 329 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel

I love to decorate fabric with stencils and paint, and the huge variety of products available makes it easy to create really unique pieces.  Who wants a store bought shirt when you can make your own?  I used awesome black light paint from Tulip to make apparel that glows!

Project Estimate:

T-shirt or bib – $1
Stencil – on hand
Neon Black Light Paint – $5 for 3 pack

Total: …

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[15 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Decorative Plaque Makeover | 925 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Plaque Makeover

It’s easy to give cheap plaques a makeover to make them look more high-end.