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DIY Varsity Letter Party Invites
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DIY Varsity Letter Party Invites

School will be in session soon, and while it may look a little different than last year, a back-to-school celebration is definitely in order! It’s more important than ever to stay connected with your peers, and classmates are sure to bond over a little school spirit with these varsity letters. I’ve been in the middle of a cleaning and purging frenzy since we are spending so much time at home, and the linen closet needed some love. Rather than pitching those old towels, why not recycle them into some varsity letter party invitations? Or just make one to cheer on your favorite soccer or football player! Write a sweet note on the back, and stick it in their locker or lunch. If gathering is not an option right now, then save this idea for a graduation invite or announcement. You can grab a to...
Dollar Tree Sunflower Peg Wreath
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Dollar Tree Sunflower Peg Wreath

This wreath is made using basic supplies from the Dollar Tree store to create a sunflower springtime wreath. What you needSee instructions below InstructionsThis wreath is made using basic supplies from the Dollar Tree store  to create a sunflower springtime wreath. To begin you will need some basic supplies including a wire wreath form(Updated to add this can also be made using a pizza tray as the base) . available at Dollartree or other similar discount stores. You will need wooden pegs.  These pegs have been handpainted for this wreath using paints, you can also use a spray paint such a Krylon spray paint. Great if you are doing , multiple projects as it really speeds up the painting process. There are two layers to these pegs, the top layer is all yellow and the bottom layer is half ye...
Spicy Caramel Corn
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Spicy Caramel Corn

Crunchy caramel corn is a delicious snack to break out at parties or on movie nights. A hint of paprika and a sprinkle of sea salt balance the smoky sweetness of caramel beautifully. The recipe below has just a hint of spice, but feel free to increase the heat to suit your palate. Baked in the oven, the caramel corn crisps up, making it ready to store at room temp for a week or more. ingredients:Makes: about 8 cupsFor the caramel:1/2 cup white granulated sugar3 tablespoons unsalted butter1/4 cup heavy creamFor the popcorn:2 tablespoons of vegetable oil1/2 cup corn kernelsTo assemble:1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste1/2 teaspoon spicy paprika, plus more to taste1/4teaspoon fresh ground pepperdirections: Step 1 First, make the popcorn. Set a 6-quart (or larger) pot with a tight-fittin...
DIY Sweet Summer Wreath
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DIY Sweet Summer Wreath

This tutorial shows you how to make a wire mesh wreath, perfect for summertime using a wire form and wire deco mesh.What you needSupplies you will need: 14 inch wire wreath form (these are easily found at the Dollar Store) Two 10 inch rolls of deco mesh (you need at least 2 but I used three for an extra pop of color) Two rolls of different coordinating 2 ½ inch wired ribbon (you must use wired ribbon or your tails will droop) Two rolls of 1 ½ inch coordinating wired ribbon Pipe cleaners that coordinate with your ribbon A sign (this will be your focal point) A self-healing mat and rotary cutter Scissors InstructionsThis amazing Summer wreath tutorial was contributed by Lisa from Get Crafty With Lisa you can purchase here handmade wreaths via her facebook page.  OK folks, I’m going, to be ho...
Dollar Tree Summer Popsicle Wreath
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Dollar Tree Summer Popsicle Wreath

This tutorial shows you how to hack a plain pizza tray from the Dollar Tree store to create an easy summer door wreath. What you needpizza tray Summer Popsicle SVG File Wooden pegsAssorted acrylic Paint colorsRainbow Hair ribbon bow or Ribbon InstructionsThis Summer wreath is so easy to make and uses the pizza pan from the Dollar Tree discount store, Reject Shop or Pound Saver as the base. You could swap out the pizza tray for a wire wreath form if you prefer that style. You need to start by painting your pegs or clothes pins into the colors you wish to use for your wreath. This wreath is made using SVG file and a Cricut machine  But you can purchase sticker letters or hand-paint the design if you wish.  If you are using SVG and your Cricut cutting machine, then paint your pegs the same co...
Decorative Farmhouse Up-cycled Bottles
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Decorative Farmhouse Up-cycled Bottles

This craft tutorial shows you how to decorate glass bottles from the Dollar Tree or upcycled bottles to create a Farmhouse decoration.What you needChalk PaintGlass BottlesE6000 GlueFlowers, lettering and other embellishments InstructionsFor this tutorial you will need recycled glass bottles,  these ones are from the Dollar Tree but you can use any glass bottles or recycled glass. You could also do this with plastic if you have small children. To begin with, you will need to clean the outside of your glass bottles and the inside if they are recycled. Apply a coat of chalk paint to the bottles. This color is toasted Poppyseed Spray Chalk.  Once your bottles are dry you can decorate them. These bottles have been designed with a summery spring feel, but you can use whatever floral and embellis...
Dollar Tree Basket Side Table
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Dollar Tree Basket Side Table

This craft tutorial shows you how to make an inexpensive side table using items from the Dollar tree store. What you needPizza Tray Waste Paper baskets Spray PaintWide Ribbon Decorative Paper/Fabric E6000 Glue  InstructionsFor this tutorial, you will need some basic supplies from the discount store such as the Dollar tree, reject shop or Pound, savers. This tutorial is very simple and can be changed to suit your own decor. Start by taking your two waste paper baskets and glueing them together with the E6000 glue.  You could use any other strong bond glue for this, but E6000 is the best in my opinion. I like to paint my baskets when they are glued together including the pizza tray on top, but you can paint them separately or if you want white or black you won’t need to paint them at all.  I...
Dollartree Hack – Farmhouse Porch Numbers
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Dollartree Hack – Farmhouse Porch Numbers

This DIY tutorial shows you how to hack a plastic toy shovel into a decorative farmhouse wall art piece. What you needLarge Plastic Beach Shovels Spray PaintCraft GlueRaffia  InstructionsTo create this item you need to begin by spray painting the plastic shovel with the black paint, You can add a brown for the handle if you wish,  I love the Krylon paint range for this as the coverage is amazing. Once you have spray painted the front and backs of your shovels, you need to embellish it. This one is embellished with ribbons and a small piece of wood for the number. This photo was contributed by Kellie W H. Thanks for sharing your finished design we love it!     Related
Mini Birthday Cakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting
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Mini Birthday Cakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Miniaturized birthday cakes are an incredibly cute, fresh take on traditional birthday fare, but the yellow cake’s lofty crumb and the tangy richness of chocolate sour cream frosting ensure that these taste as wonderful as they look. ingredients:Makes: 9 (3-inch, 2-layer) mini cakesFor the cake:3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1/4 cup cornstarch3 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon sea salt18 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature3 cups sugar6 eggs, room temperature2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup whole milk, room temperatureFor the frosting:1 1/2 cups sour cream8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped1 teaspoon light corn syruppinch sea saltdirections:Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Move rack to the center of the oven. Line a 12 x 18 x 1 1/2-inch sheet pan with parchment and gen...
String Art Tutorial [+ FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE!]
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String Art Tutorial [+ FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE!]

Introducing a home decor project with a twist! Well, there are actually lots of twists in this awesome string art tutorial from Carla Bagshaw, which takes you step-by-step through how to create your own eye-catching piece of art that’s sure to become a talking point. Download your free template below, and follow Carla’s instructions on how to create a unique succulent design with a handful of pins and a couple of rolls of string! Time to Make: 2 hours Skill Level: Beginner You Will Need: Step-by-Step String Art Tutorial: Step 1: Take the template and hammer nails evenly along the outline, then carefully and slowly remove the template by lifting it up above the nails. Work out which parts of the template would be the lowest (or would be the furthest back on the picture) and number which...