Friday, May 27, 2016

DIY~Beautiful Flowers For Your Crafts From Cheap Dollar Tree Stems!

Make stunning flower creations for your crafts! If you craft with flowers, then you know how "pricey" decorative flowers can be. I used simple, cheap flowers from the Dollar Tree and turned them into something beautiful! This was extremely inexpensive and easy to make! Be sure to click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to do this:

Materials Needed:
*Dollar Tree flower blooms with leaves included
*Medium chunky glitter in silver, iridescent or color of your choice (I bought the Marquee brand at Michael's. I have also seen this glitter at Hobby Lobby.)
*Flat back rhinestone/pearl button approximately 20mm in size
*Aileen's TURBO Tacky Glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Saturday, May 7, 2016

DIY~Make An Ice Cream Sundae Necklace Pendant Out Of Bead Caps!

Make adorable "Sugar/Calorie Free" Sundaes out of bead caps! :o) They are sooo easy to make! Click on my full YouTube tutorial to see how to put them together in minutes!

Materials Needed:
*Two Bead Caps (I purchased the "cup" part online. It is from the TierraCast line and it is approx. 9mm tall. The base of the cup is a bead cap that I found on Ebay and it is approx. 10mm wide. You can tell the size in relation to the 8mm pink bead that I used in the Sundae.
*8mm bead that resembles the colors/swirls of ice cream
*2mm Crystal Rondelle Spacer
*21 Gauge Headpin (I used the Bead Landing brand that I found at Michael's.)
*Heavy Gauge Jump Ring
*Ball Chain OR Necklace Chain of your choice.

Tools Used:
Wire Cutter/Nipper Tool
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers

DIY~Beautiful Trinket Box For Mom, Made With Items From The Dollar Tree!

You can make really inexpensive trinket boxes with Dollar Tree items! See how I made these beautiful Mother's Day boxes using simple Dollar Tree boxes and flowers by clicking on my YouTube tutorial link below:

Materials Needed  (See my YouTube tutorial for full explanation of items)
*A Trinket-Type Box From The Dollar Tree
*Glitter (Light, Iridescent Color)
*Mod Podge SUPER GLOSS (Blue label)
*Dollar Tree Flowers (See tutorial)
*2mm Cup Chain for "Butterfly"
*Shabby Chic Button you made from my last tutorial OR a button you have handy.
*E-6000 Or Amazing Craft Goop

Tools Used:
Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Sponge Brush

DIY~Easy To Make Beautiful Shabby Chic Buttons!

You can make beautiful acrylic "shabby chic" buttons to use in all sorts of crafts! Use them as faux knobs for trinket boxes, you can place the buttons on top of decorative bottles or use them in your shabby chic crafts/ornaments. You can also add an earring post to the back with a little E-6000 glue and make a pair of shabby chic earrings for yourself! Your imagination is your only limit! 

Click on the following YouTube link for my full tutorial on how to make this EASY and inexpensive craft project:

Materials Needed:
*10mm Round, Faceted Acrylic AB Beads (I found mine at Michael's in a box. There are several different shades in the box and they are made by Bead Landing.)
*2mm Rhinestone AB Close Cup Chain (I listed the Ebay seller I used below.)
*26 or 28 Gauge Craft Wire OR Floral Wire
*Chunky Glitter Vinyl OR Cardstock (Silver or Gold)
*Amazing Craft Goop OR E-6000

Tools I Used:
Wire Cutter
Round Nose Pliers

I bought my rhinestone AB cup chain from the following Ebay seller:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DIY~Whimsical Felt Butterflies! Great Craft For Many Things!

These whimsical felt butterflies are not only easy and inexpensive to make, but also a lot of fun! Use them on little girl's headbands or barrettes, or hot glue a clothes pin on the back and use to close a gift bag at the top. You could also attach them (with a pipe cleaner slipped through the back) to a plant for a gift, or simply clip them on to the edge of a pot with a clothes pin. They could be worn on a coat by adding a pin to the back. You may also want to glue them to a Summer tote bag. There are so many uses! 

Please see the list of materials below and click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

Materials Needed:

*Felt With A Printed Pattern (or plain)
*Two Sizes Flat Back Rhinestones
*Flat Back Rhinestone Heart
*Chenille Pipe Cleaners
*Glitter in an opalescent color (I used Marquee from Michael's)
*Glitter Glue (If using plain felt.)

*Turbo Tacky Glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Chalk (To trace pattern)
*4-1/4 to 4-1/2 inch circle to trace, such as a lid or ribbon spool

Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY~Make A Beautiful Sachet For Gifts Or Party Favors! Make With Dollar Store/Michael's Dollar Bin Items!

Make these beautiful little sachets to give as gifts or party favors! You could use anything to decorate the sachet, but this is how I did it. To see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these, please click on the following link: 

*8 Inch Crocheted Doily With Scalloped Edges. (I found mine in the Michael's dollar bins.)
*Bar Of Soap (I found Yardley Butter Shea soap at the Dollar Tree.)
*Tissue Paper (I found mine at Dollar Tree)

Optional Decorations (You can decorate any way you want, but this is what I used)
*Small Paper Roses (I found mine in the Michael's Dollar Bins.)
*1-1/4 Inch Chain with two charms attached with jump rings. 

*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scotch Tape

Thursday, January 14, 2016

DIY~Stunning Swarovski Heart Necklaces For Less Than $3 Each! Seriously!

I made several of these beautiful "Bermuda Blue" Swarovski hearts for under $3.00 each! A lot of people are surprised when I tell them that the price of Swarovski pendants are not out of reach. MANY bead sites have crystal beads and pendants for half price on and off during the year. I recently purchased several of these beautiful hearts for .91 cents each during a half price sale at . Truthfully, I don't think you could find a lovelier gift to give for under $3! Think of the possibilities! Fund raisers, craft shows, Christmas gifts, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday, Bridesmaid gifts and more! I shared the sites where I found my supplies, however, you can also easily look up your own resources for similar prices. Enjoy! 

See my full YouTube tutorial on how to make this necklace! Just click on the following link:

Materials Needed:

*14mm Swarovski Heart in "Bermuda Blue" 
*1 Sterling Silver Plated Wave Chain Necklace, 2mm, 20 Inches Long
*1 TierraCast Pinch Bail (No longer than a 5mm grip length)
*Silver Plated 16 Gauge Oval Jump Ring (Optional!)

*Chain Nose Pliers
*Flat Nose Pliers

I purchased my Swarovski Heart from during their half off sale on Swarovski Crystal. They have these sales quite often. I purchased many hearts for .91 cents each.

I purchased my beautiful sterling silver 2mm wave chain necklaces from the following Ebay seller from China: 
I paid $7.99 for 10 chains and the shipping was free. It did take about 2.5 weeks to arrive.

I purchased my Tierracast pinch bail from a seller on Ebay. Here is the link: With shipping, I paid $1.68 per bail because I only ordered 4 bails. Of course, the more you order, the lower the shipping, thus less for the bail. 

The oval jump ring is OPTIONAL. However, I purchased mine from the following Etsy seller. This seller charges $4.00 for 100 rings.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

DIY~Gorgeous Valentine's Day Table Top Tic-Tac-Toe Game From Dollar Tree Items!

Make this EASY and super inexpensive table top Tic-Tac-Toe game for Valentine's Day! You can purchase everything you need from the Dollar tree with the exception of maybe the ribbon. Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make this beautiful game:

Materials Needed:

*Little Girl's Party Favor Rings-5 pink and 5 red (Dollar Tree) You can also use large flat back rhinestones if you can't find the rings.
*Pink Glittered Fun Foam or Craft Foam (Dollar Tree) You can also use scrapbook paper if you can't find it.
*Silver Photo Frame, I used one a little larger than the 4x6 frame. (Dollar Tree)
*Narrow Ribbon that is soft and lies flat. Nothing starchy, stiff or thick. 
*One Rectangle of White Felt that can be found at just about any store that sells crafts.

*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Wire Cutters (I found mine at the Dollar Tree.)

***Optional: Organza jewelry bag to store the game pieces in.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DIY~Stunning Faux Opal Pendant Necklace From Recycled Buttons!

You won't believe the simple materials it took to make this faux fire opal pendant! Click on my following YouTube tutorial to see how to make this stunning and EASY pendant: 

Materials Needed:

* White Two-Hole Button in your choice of size. Preferably with a pearl like sheen.
* Amazing Goop OR E-6000
*Jumbo Circular Glitter in Crystal Quartz (Found at Walmart or Michael's)
*Inexpensive Clear Fingernail Polish with fine iridescent glitter (Dollar Tree)
*Mod Podge One Coat GLOSS (With the blue label, NOT the orange label. Walmart carries this.)
*"Glue On" Necklace Bail
*Finished Necklace Chain in length of your choice.

*Please Note: If you plan on making these necklaces in bulk, you can find the necklace chains and bails in bulk on Ebay or Etsy. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY~Sweet & Sparkly Little Christmas Trees For Table Decoration Or Party Favors!

Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these sweet little Christmas trees to add to your dinner place settings:

Materials Needed:
*Green Glittered "Fun Foam" or "Craft Foam" (See video as to where I purchased mine)
*Flat Back Rhinestones in two or three sizes. (I used the big bag of Darice rhinestones.)
*Acrylic Star Beads (Michael's)
*Reese's or Palmer's Foil Wrapped Peanut Butter Cups
* 3-1/4 Inch Long "Party Picks" (See my video!)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

*My inspiration for this tree came from PipeCleanerCrafts B on YouTube. Please click on the following link and check out her channel

Saturday, December 5, 2015

DIY~Cute Santa Candy Car For Christmas! Great Kids Project Too!

Click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these cute Santa Candy Cars for Christmas! Great for the kids to get involved making as well! 

Materials Needed For EACH Santa Candy Car:
3 Kit Kat Bars (Dollar Tree)
7 Hershey Miniature Chocolates
4 Round Peppermints
2 Bell Shaped Chocolates (Palmer brand at Dollar Tree)
1 Wrapped Life Saver (Dollar Tree Bag)
1 Chocolate Santa (Palmer brand at Dollar Tree)

Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DIY~Gorgeous "No-Shed" Glitter Trinket Boxes! Easy and Inexpensive!

You can make GORGEOUS no-shed glitter trinket boxes out of ANY size Kraft box. These are a little too small to use as gift card holders, however, you can purchase the larger size to make them work for you. I'm using these as jewelry holders, so this will work fine for what I need. I decorated the boxes with various acrylic rhinestone buttons that I found mainly from sellers on Ebay and Etsy, as well as flat back embellishments. In my video, I do make a couple of suggestions on how you can make your OWN "faux" versions of acrylic rhinestone buttons. Be sure to click on the following link to see my YouTube tutorial on how to make these little beauties!

Click on this link to see my tutorial:

This is where I purchased my Kraft Boxes (free shipping too!)

Materials Needed:

*Kraft Boxes (I used 3-1/4 X 2-1/4
*Glitter (Circular cut)
*Acrylic Rhinestone Buttons and Embellishments (Ebay, Etsy, Recollections embellishments from MIchael's 
*Sharpie Pens, Gold/Silver Leafing Pens, Paint Pens, that match your glitter. 
*Amazing Goop OR E-6000 Glue
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Mod Podge One Coat Gloss (Blue Label) Do NOT use the regular Mod Podge with the orange label. This is totally different and you won't get the same effect. See my video!

*Wire Cutter to cut button shanks
*Soft Large Paint Brush (I use the Elf brand contouring brush from Dollar Tree)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DIY~Adorable Toddler Sock Snowmen From The Dollar Store!

See how to make these adorable little snowmen or snow babies out of Dollar Tree toddler socks! Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:

Materials Needed For Each Snowman:

*1 White Toddler Sock (About 4.5 to 5 inches long from top to toe of sock) Dollar Tree or other store.
*1 Printed Toddler Sock for hat and scarf (Dollar Tree or other store)
*White Embroidery Floss
*Tiny Buttons (I found mine at Walmart)
*Puffy Paint or Dimensional Paint in shiny Black AND shiny Orange
*Pink Eyeshadow or Blush (Dollar Tree)
*Snowflake (Dollar Tree) If you can't find them, you can use snowflake brads (Michael's)
*Flat Back Rhinestone

*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue (Walmart)
*1 Q-Tip

Saturday, October 31, 2015

DIY Some "Ear Candy!" Adorable Christmas Candy Earrings/Charms!

Make these super easy and adorable "Christmas Candy"earrings! You can turn just about any bead into "Christmas Candy" just by adding some 8mm Czech Pressed Glass Flower Beads! These would make terrific charms as well! 

Be sure to click on the link below to see my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make these beautiful and fun little earrings:

Materials Needed: 

*8mm Czech Pressed Glass Flower Beads (Clear to resemble cellophane)
*Any round, oval or flat beads between 10mm and 14mm wide. (See YouTube Video)
*2 Inch Long Headpins
*Ear Wires

*Round Nose Pliers
*Flat Nose Pliers
*Wire Cutters OR Nipper Tool

DIY~Make An Adorable & Sparkly "Sugar Dove" Ornament!

To see my FULL YouTube tutorial on how to make this little bird, please click on the following link:

Materials Needed:
STIFF White Felt (NON-Adhesive back)
Chunky, Gritty Type Glitter That Looks Like German Glass (Crystal)
Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
Mod Podge One Coat GLOSS With The Blue Label (NOT the regular Mod Podge With The Orange Label.)
Shiny, Black Puffy Paint
Flatback Rhinestones (Small)
Narrow Sparkly Ribbon
Tiny Heart Rhinestone
Beading Thread
Low Temp. Hot Glue