Tag Archives: Tutorials/Tips

WordPress tips – Layout of multiple images in a post.

Wordpress tips - Layout of multiple images in a post.

When you’re new to WordPress, working with multiple images in a post can be frustrating. If you just want to insert a single floating picture, it’s easy, but what if you have multiples close together? Well, there may be other ways to handle this issue (in fact, I’ve used several myself, including the gallery feature, using tables, and so forth), but this is one quick fix on how to get your images looking like they should, that just takes adding a line of HTML to the post.… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Craft: Spooky Tree for $1

Halloween Craft: Spooky Tree for $1


Hi! I’m Heather from Dollar Store Crafts, a daily blog devoted to making cool crafts with dollar store stuff. I’m so excited to be swapping posts with Dot!

Fall is here, and with it, an abundance of oak leaves and branches in my yard! I love our old-growth oak trees, but they sprinkle me with more presents than I can handle. What to do with nature’s bounty? Craft with it!… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Floatable Fossil Screen – perfect for hunting for treasure!

How to Make a Floatable Fossil Screen - perfect for hunting for treasure!

My brother, Brett, wrote up this Tutorial for me, and I love it.   When we visited him in North Carolina, he took us all down to the river to look for fossils and sharks teeth and whatnot, and it was a fun adventure.  This would also be very cool to use at the beach for shells.  It’s a perfect end of summer project– Do something fun, especially with your kids!

Most kids like dinosaurs, sharks, and such, so when The Boy and Dot came to visit I decided to take them to creek to look for fossils from dinosaurs, sharks and such.… [ KEEP READING ]

Tutorial: How to Make Environmentally Friendly Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags

Tutorial:  How to Make Environmentally Friendly Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags

In my house, we (and by “we,” I mean me and my uninterested husband and kids that I am forcing this on) are doing our best to be better stewards of our environment.  So when Dot asked me to be a guest poster on Dabbled while she sunbathes on an exotic beach being served fruity cocktails by 22-year-old buff cabana boys (I am now thinking I got the raw end of this deal), I immediately racked my brain to come up with a crafty “green” project.… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

The Dragon Cake I made for my 4 year old’s birthday was so popular, that I decided I’d better do a tutorial. Note, I am not a professional baker, and i’m sure there are things I’ve gotten ‘wrong’.. but that’s one reason i did this tutorial to show that you don’t have to be a professional to attempt something cool!

PS: You guys better appreciate this! I actually didn’t do the best job of documenting my process while making the Dragon Cake, so I took some of the leftovers and made a mini version just so I could get some good pics of the process. [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Flower Pinata, just in time for Cinco De Mayo!

How to Make a Flower Pinata, just in time for Cinco De Mayo!

Today’s post is from the lovely Joanne of Ready, Set, Craft!. She was one of our prolific participants in Make Something Cool Every Day in April (MSCEApril), and when I saw this awesome pinata she did, I had to get a tutorial out of her! She graciously agreed, so without further ado, here she is! – Dot

How to Make a Flower Pinata (instructions below photo)

(photos correspond by row from left to right)

Materials:
One 10inch balloon
Newspaper
White liquid school glue
Pinch of Salt
¼ cup Warm water
Spray paint
Tissue paper
Brads
Hot glue gun

STEP ONE: Cut newspaper into strips.… [ KEEP READING ]