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Question: Pick your two favorite projects from Craft Challenge #1  (Voting closed: June 09, 2005 08:07:03 AM)
Hanging Votive Holder by swalsh - 33 (2.4%)
Marine Theme Stationary by quartney - 46 (3.3%)
Spatula Mirror by Fonduie - 21 (1.5%)
Vellum Picture Lamp by peptogirl - 14 (1%)
Checkerboard with Muffin Pan Storage by dreamisle - 20 (1.4%)
Bamboo Placemet Bag by kiki_eks - 15 (1.1%)
Oversize-Fruit Shower Curtain by elmonerd - 61 (4.4%)
Zebra Shoes by Randommarble - 7 (0.5%)
Fancy Rubber Gloves by gg05 - 3 (0.2%)
Bulletin Board by guisi - 12 (0.9%)
Candle Holder by guisi - 1 (0.1%)
Accessory Hanger and Mirror by Vey - 9 (0.6%)
Pixie Doll by ladyKiwi - 19 (1.4%)
Bejeweled Dog Dish by giggles1100 - 9 (0.6%)
Babysitter Check List by giggles1100 - 1 (0.1%)
Flip Flops and Picture Frame by dooney - 6 (0.4%)
Picture Frames by momwith3kids - 2 (0.1%)
Candle Holder by momwith3kids - 1 (0.1%)
The Portable Oriental-ish Lantern by elmonerd - 58 (4.2%)
Checkerboard Bulletin Board by LiquidScissors - 5 (0.4%)
Placemat Clutch by Sharla - 65 (4.7%)
Tablecloth Prom Dress by muchachaK - 310 (22.3%)
Glam Poker Box by ilovepaper - 28 (2%)
Crafty Tote by craftyfingers - 18 (1.3%)
Light-Up Goddess Shrine by EmilyFlew - 70 (5%)
Photo Albums by candycanechild - 4 (0.3%)
Dish Towel Apron by VaxGirl - 45 (3.2%)
Plunger Doll by maps - 30 (2.2%)
Polishing Cloth Shirt by rickrackruby - 43 (3.1%)
Utlility Towel Apron by rickrackruby - 54 (3.9%)
Soda Bottle Birthday Cupcake by Crafty Kat - 3 (0.2%)
Box Purse by sighonthebreeze - 5 (0.4%)
Army Men Side Table by swalsh - 311 (22.3%)
Hardware Tiara by GoTo - 62 (4.5%)
Poker Accent Lamp by kellymac - 2 (0.1%)
Total Voters: 793

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Topic: [FINISHED] Craft Challenge #1 - Under $5 From a Dollar Store  (Read 150849 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2005 04:37:14 PM »

I hope this counts... I bought the box and furry bag at my dollar store but the cards, dice and musclemen came from the Dollar Spot at Target, I used a few squirts of black spray paint that was in the garage also- Total $5.00 plus tax:


I came up with this handly little poker box-


 Inside it holds poker chips (not included in the challenge purchase) and a deck of cards-

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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2005 06:19:44 PM »

Here's what I started with: two tool belts and a plastic basket from the dollar store- total $3.99!

Here's what I made - a crafty tote.I always wanted one, couldn't afford the fancy ones they sell in stores.   

Here it is loaded and ready to go. I used the straps on the tool belts to make a shoulder strap.

If you can't see the pics go to http://spaces.msn.com/members/craftyfingers/
Thanks for starting this challenge. I've really enjoyed it!
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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2005 07:50:44 PM »

this is like the most fun thing to read ever! I love the burlesque lantern, and the prom dress!!

Here is my humble addition:

set of markers, night light, 2 dolls, bunch of fake flowers, and silver placemat: $5


light-up goddess shrine!

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pretty goofy, but I had fun making it.

technocutie, handmade iPod cases and felt accoutrements
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2005 12:04:50 PM »

For my project, I made a matching set of photo albums. I used...
1. 1950s-style wrapping paper: $2.00 for both.
2. 1950s-style "atomic" shaped gift bows: $1.00 for both.
3. Two different size photo albums that were white and gold. Ick. $2.00 total.
So, basically, I took a bunch of gift wrap and made photo albums. w00t. I saw the bows and knew I had to have them! I was like, "Ahhh!! I need these!" And the old people in the store looked at me werid. Oops.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2005 02:45:55 PM »

3 dish towels $3.00
1 tiny ham who can't resist the camera $0.00

Displaying your silly apron while shamelessly showing off your cute kitty - Priceless

« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2005 03:49:37 PM »

Okay, here is my contribution to this awesome contest:

I spent $5 at my local dollar store and bought:  1 toilet plunger, 1 pair black, knee-high nylons, 1 glass scrubber, and 2 christmas stockings.  I also used some old batting that I got for free.

I added some straight pins, acrylic paint, and a couple beads to make this doll.  I don't know what to call her, but she kinda reminds me of some opera-type character.

Here's the back side with "button" detail:  (I guess they're hard to see, but there are tiny black buttons down the back)

Face detail:

... and a close-up.  She has a heart-shaped mouth, bead earrings, and painted bead eyes.  Her choker is a twist tie, and she has some collar detailing that was hard to capture.

I've never made a doll before, and this was so fun!  I used the plunger for the base and armature, the handle of the scrubber as the arms, and the head of the scrubber as the head.  I wrapped some batting aroung the plunger handle and then covered it all with the two nylons.  My husband said you'd never tell that all came from a toilet plunger.  LOL

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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2005 04:42:50 PM »

Okay - here is what I got at the dollar store:

These are cleaning cloths and fruit magnets.

Here is the top and pin that I made:

Of course, now that I've seen the gloriousness of the other entries I can see that my top is kind of ordinary - but it was still a fun challenge!
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2005 04:56:29 PM »

Here is my second entry.....  I got a couple of packages of "utility towels..."

and I made a ruffled skirt!

Of course all of the towels were different sizes with chunky hems and not at all cut on the grain...  I left the seams on the outside and trimmed the skirt with a rose made from one of the yellow cloths.  I only used one package of the towels and I have plenty left over... just in case anyone is interested in duplicating this lovely design.


Thanks to my daughter, Kaitlin, for modeling.   She's a good sport.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2005 05:27:53 PM »

In honor of my 24th birthday yesterday I made a soda bottle birthday cupcake! Complete with Cherry .. everything I used was on hand so thus technically it was 'free'.

I put christmas tree lights in it to make it lightup. You can't tell very well in the pic but its on!  Cheesy I had fun making it.
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2005 07:09:10 PM »

Here's my entry. I wish I had remembered that we could have two, then I would have made the discoball nightlight. Anyway, on to what I did make.


Baby washcloths, reflective 48" dog leash, scrabook letter stickers, and small storage box
Not used from picture: super glue [does not mix with porous materials Sad]
Used but not shown: saftey pin, irridescent blue nail polish, and tacky glue [great for everything!]

After, front:

The letters say Terrys Box, and random stickers for looks


Words - jump quick up joke mind why ha (and) gab [these are on all sides]


I originally planned on having a green washcloth inside as a pocket, but that plan went awry with the super glue.

Total cost:

I actually plan on using this purse! Unless anyone else wants it, my mom makes me get rid of a bag everytime I get (or make) a new one. Happy voting and thanks for looking!
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