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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,139 views]
Make Candy Corn Treat Jars

It should go without saying that I am addicted to the dollar store, but in particular I have an obsession with the glassware aisle.  And I have a very special place in my heart for various kinds of jars.  The jars with the clasp-y sealing lids are among my favorites, and I really love how Kimberly gave them this candy corn makeover!  You can find …

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[2 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 448 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

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[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 4,577 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

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[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 367 views]
Paint a Polka Dot Shirt

If you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe this season but don’t have the budget to buy a bunch of new stuff, try reworking your existing garments instead!  Hanna from Pearls & Scissors took a plain shirt and, using a wine cork as a stamp, proceeded to give it a polka dotted makeover.  You could use this same technique on anything made out of fabric, including other …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 541 views]
Make an Apple Mason Jar

Show your favorite teacher a little appreciation this back-to-school season with this apple mason jar by Ashley at the DecoArt Blog!  Just a bit of paint and some simple embellishments give it a whole new look.  This idea would work with all kinds of other jars as well, so dig into that recycling bin for inspiration!  They are perfect for use as pencil holders, or …

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[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 590 views]
Make Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks

Pencils are a classic motif for back-to-school, and Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shows just how easy it is to create a pencil design with these cute craft stick bookmarks!  They’re super simple to make and would be great to make in larger quantities because the project would be easy to set up assembly-line style.  Add names to them to quickly and easily create personalized …

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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 855 views]
Make a Flower Pot Apple

Looking for a cute and clever teacher gift?  Look no further!  Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy use a little bit of paint and some simple embellishments to turn a standard terra cotta flower pot into an apple-shaped container that would look adorable sitting on a desk.  Fill it with school supplies, baked goods, or anything else you can think of that fits inside.  And …

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[16 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 434 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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[13 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 405 views]
Make Color Blocked Pencils

We love back-to-school time.  It’s always sad to see summer end, but fall makes up for it with some of our favorite things:  fun school supplies!  Over at The Crafted Life, Rachel used a simple color blocking technique to dress up plain pencils.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this project – even adults need some fun office supplies every once in a …

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[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 229 views]
Make Shark Footprint Art

Handprint and footprint art is not only fun, it also makes a unique memento with which to track your kids’ growth – and it makes great gifts for parents or grandparents!  Commemorate Shark Week this year with these clever footprint sharks by Stacey at Glued to My Crafts.  You could also use fabric paint for this project and use the idea to decorate t-shirts or …