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[3 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 52 views]
Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars

With back-to-school looming in the not-so-far-off future, it’s time to start thinking once again about teacher gifts!  These cute, glittery mason jars from Crystal at A Pumpkin & A Princess are a fun, practical project that will look fabulous displayed on your favorite teacher’s desk.  We’re especially fond of the pencil-themed jar, cleverly designed with the addition of a few stickers to give it the …

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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 151 views]
Make Citrus Tea Towels

We love a good tea towel project, and this one is particularly cute for summer!  Sarah from Sarah Hearts used a clever combination of simple stamping and embroidery to make these fruity kitchen accessories.  If tea towels aren’t your thing, this motif would also be cute on a tote bag, a t-shirt, or any other fabric item that could use a bit of sprucing up!  [how …

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[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 416 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …

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[1 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Polka Dot Mirror | 696 views]
Make a Polka Dot Mirror

The dollar store pretty much always has mirrors on the shelf, but generally they are lacking in personality.  Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun grabbed one of those plain mirrors recently and, with a little bit of wood, gave it a makeover worthy of a high-end catalog!  Head over to her blog for the step-by-step, with minimal power tool use required!  [how to …

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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Clothespin Biplanes | 697 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 | 1,719 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 | 915 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 | 1,489 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 | 1,159 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 | 768 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!