Easy Dollar Store Patriotic Wreath

Easy DIY Dollar Store Patriotic Wreath Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com - #fourthofjuly #patriotic

When the month of May rolls around, I start thinking about getting out all of my red, white, and blue décor. I see the colors in stores, and all of the projects I make seem to include them. This year I decided to make a small wreath for someone who is unable make her own, so I went to a nearby store that sells everything for a dollar and found just what I needed. It only cost me about $4 to make this DIY dollar store patriotic wreath, and she loves it.

Whether you need an inexpensive hostess gift for a party, or just want to refresh your summer holiday decorations, this project is just what you are looking for. An added bonus is that the store sells the same types of items for various holidays, so this wreath can be made for just about any occasion.

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Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Anyone who sews knows that they will eventually end up with an empty spool that gets tossed in the trash. Why not recycle them into some unique items instead? Here are 11 awesome wooden spool craft projects choose from.

Where to find spools

Today, spools are made out of plastic, but vintage wooden ones can still be found in flea markets or antique shops. Some of them still have their original labels or graphics on them, which adds another interesting design element. If you can’t find vintage spools, new ones are easily available.

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Vintage Wooden Spool and Bead Pendant Tutorial

Vintage Wooden Spool and Bead Pendant Jewelry Making Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com

In the area where I live is this terrific recycling store that sells all kinds of used items for artists. It’s a treasure trove for those of us who create things, and I always end up buying something. On my last visit, along with handfuls of buttons and beads, were a handful of vintage wooden spools that came home with me. I bought them on a whim and I didn’t have any particular project in mind, so I put them in a small dish and set them aside. It wasn’t until I was sorting through the beads, that the idea for this vintage wooden spool and bead pendant tutorial came to me.

As you can see, I made it in two different colors, and I just can’t decide which one I like best, the brown or the green one. Whenever I wear either pendant, I get compliments on it. It’s a unique and funky addition to my necklace collection that I will wear for years to come.

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Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box

Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box DIY Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #diy

A while ago I made greeting cards using old postage stamps. I don’t usually use stamps in my crafts, but I enjoyed that project so much, that it inspired me to do some other things with them. One of those projects was this box. It is a balsa wood box that was originally filled with tea. With it’s fun sliding top and useful design, I kept it. I’m glad I did, because it was perfect for this postage stamp découpage box tutorial.

Stamps are ideal for crafting. They come in every color and design imaginable, and their small size makes them excellent for projects that have limited space. Their shape was the perfect match for this rectangular box.

Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box DIY Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #diy

To make a découpage box, you only need a few supplies and a bit of time to allow the project to dry.

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Fabric Découpage Rock Paperweight

Scrap Fabric Découpage Rock Paperweight Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #modpodge #fabric

As kids, we all loved playing with rocks. I know I did, and so did my daughter. Now that I’m an adult who makes crafts, I’m seeing them in a whole new light, and looking for fun projects to do with them. I think I’ve found an ideal one for them with this fabric découpage rock paperweight.

We still have a big tub of rocks in our junk room, so I was lucky to have an ample supply of them to choose from. For my paperweights I used rocks that were about the size of the palm of my hand. I also looked for ones that had a flatter side so they would sit well on a desk.

The only limit to this fun project is your imagination. Gather up fabric scraps and a rock or two, and get ready to make this unique paperweight.

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