Thursday, December 29, 2011

How to make Flat Glass Marble Magnets

 These marble magnets are very easy to make and they always turn out so cute! Make them and give as gifts inside a small tin, like an Altoid tin, or just make some for yourself and put them on the fridge or a magnetic bulletin board.

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12 Budget Valentine's Day Craft Tutorials

 Photo belongs to Dollar Store Crafts

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays.. I love red and pink and I love hearts.. I can't help it!  I guess I'm still just a little girl at heart. I'm always on the lookout for budget craft tutorials. I found this candy sundae centerpiece the other day. What do you think?  Isn't it cute!!  I think it would make a really cute gift.   For a link to this tutorial plus more inexpensive and creative Valentine's Day crafts click on the link below.  They just don't get any cuter than this!! 

12 Inexpensive and Easy Valentine's Day Crafts
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Easy Paper Rose Tutorial

I love the look of these paper roses.. they turn out so pretty every time and once I get started it's so hard to stop! You can make lots of pretty crafts with these roses. They are perfect for Valentine's Day crafts.  See my rose wreath below....

For a list of ideas plus the easy, photo illustrated step by step tutorial go here:

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

15 Cheap and Easy Christmas Crafts

Cute Christmas Garland by Scrappergirl

Since today is Christmas I wanted to share with you this list of 15 cheap and easy Christmas crafts.  Use them to decorate your home for Christmas or give as gifts.  They are all very cute.. go have a look!  Learn how to make the Christmas garland above plus LOTS more visit:

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Make a Handmade Gift Bow!

DIY Gift Bows

 Making your own gift bows is not as complicated as it may look. They are actually very easy to make.  Click below on the tutorial (complete with photos) to learn how to make 3 different type handmade gift bows!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Learn to Make Fabric Yo-Yo Flowers- Super Easy Tutorial!

Yo Yo flowers are so cute and simple to make.  It's a perfect way to use up scrap material, too.  You can use these flowers to embellish scarves, hats, headbands, hair clips, etc.  They can be made a few different ways but the way I make them is very easy compared to the other ways I've seen.  To see the tutorial click below.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bottle Cap Pendant #2 - Image Mounted on Top

This my second tutorial and a different version of the bottle cap pendant.  This is with the image mounted on the top of the cap instead of inside.  I think I may like them better than the other version.  So cute!!  

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Bottle Cap Pendants

Bottle Cap Pendants are easy to make and they come out so darned cute. I love making these because:

  • They are easy and cute
  • They are inexpensive to make
  • These make nice gifts
  • It's a way to recycle bottle caps
  • Did I mention they are so darned cute? 

    These can be made into magnets and can be used as embellishments for hair bows or other crafts.   You can buy brand new caps if you want. They are fairly inexpensive but if you do opt to use used bottle caps here is a guide on preparing used bottle caps to be made into pendants

    Then go to:

    How to make a Bottle Cap Pendant

    Would you rather make the pendant with the image mounted on the top of the cap instead of the  inside? Go here:

    Bottle Cap Pendant with Image Mounted on Top

    Hope you enjoy!!
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    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Frugal Handmade Gift Ideas: Gifts in a Jar

    Food gifts in a jar make great handmade gifts and they are very inexpensive to make! You can use mason jars or even old food jars that you have saved.  Just put the ingredients in, add the recipe and a bow and that's it! I love these cute gift jars by Bakerella.   

    Photo Belongs to Bakerella

    For the tutorial on how to make these cowgirl cookies in a jar above plus tons more ideas, click below: 

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    List of Easy Sewing Tutorials for Beginners

    I just bought a used Singer Ingenuity sewing machine. I am super excited.  I haven't sewed in a long time so I'm worried I may be a little rusty.  Here it is:

    So I searched the net and found lots of simple and easy sewing tutorials, perfect for beginners. I consider myself a beginner since it's been so long.  Here is the link:

    18 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners
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    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Make a Tile Pendant

    What do you think about these pendants? Aren't they cute!  I picked up a square of small bathroom tiles at Lowe's and made them into pendants.  I'm really proud of how they turned out.  I was scared they may feel heavy for a pendant so I wore one for a day and I completely forgot I was wearing it.  I have more ideas for these tiles so stay tuned...Click below for the tutorial :)

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    Easy Decorative Clothespins Tutorial

    Look at these super cute decorative clothespins! You can purchase clothespins at the Dollar Store or WalMart for a couple bucks.  Then all you need is some pretty paper and glue.. paint is optional but it is fairly cheap to purchase and I think it is a nice touch. I use apple barrel or plaid acrylic paints- they cost any where from   You  to 2.50 for a small bottle. You can even use spray paint if you want.  Get creative and decorate them however you like.

    Here is the link to the tutorial: How to Make Embellished Clothespins

    I hope that you enjoy making these as much as I did!
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    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Inexpensive and Easy Snowflake Tutorials

    Wintertime is here.. I have always loved snowflakes.. I think they are so pretty.  How about some cute, inexpensive snowflake crafts!

    I love this beautiful snowflake banner that I found at My Cute Stamps!

     I have this tutorial listed with a ton of other inexpensive DIY snowflake tutorials.

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    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Super Cute Paint Sample Crafts!

    I'm kicking off this blog with some great budget paper crafts! Did you know that you can make some super cutie crafts out of those paint sample cards you can get from home improvement stores for free?  Some call them paint swatches or paint chips but whatever you call them, you can make some pretty darned cute stuff with them!  
    Here are three different tutorials using paint sample cards:

    Tutorial #1 
    Paint Swatch Notecards and Matching Envelopes
    This is an easy tutorial complete with printable envelope template :)

    Tutorial #2 
    Easter Egg Paint Swatch Garland

    Paint sample cards worked out perfectly to make this very cute Easter garland! The tutorial is very easy to understand with great photos.  Learn how to make this DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland

    Tutorial #3
    Paint Swatch Chandelier 
     Hey Gorgeous has the tutorial for this DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier

    I hope you enjoy these budget friends craft tutorials!

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