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[15 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 505 views]
Tutorial:  Recycled Gift Tin

Recently our crafty pal Tanner shared his haul of Christmas goodies from Dollar Tree with us – and today he is back with a fun project!  This recycled gift tin is super easy, no fancy gift wrapping skills required.  You can use this idea with many different shapes and sizes of containers, so you can adjust it to fit many different gifts depending on your needs. …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 194 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament


Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on hand or $1
Clips, $1 and up
Battery operated taper candles, $1 and up
Stapler, on hand
Hot glue, on hand
Black tape (duct or electrical), on hand

Total: $2 and up
I covered the pink parts if the clip with black tape.  (I tried painting it with acrylic paint and nail polish but neither worked, both scratched off.  You may have different results if you are using a different type of clip …

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[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 728 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[11 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 433 views]
10 DIY Modern Menorahs

Hanukkah starts next week! Are you planning to dust off the old menorah or buy a new one? What if this year you got rid of that gaudy, fake gold monstrosity and replaced it with some handmade goodness?

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,023 views]
Tutorial:  Ornament Wreath

A wreath made out of ornaments has become a classic Christmas decoration. If you’ve always wanted one, you will be happy and surprised to find out just how easy and cheap it is to create your own! You can even use scratched or damaged ornaments for this project, making it a great way to give new life to old decorations that might otherwise …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 630 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[8 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 337 views]
Tutorial: Paddington Ears Headband & Free Printables

Paddington is coming to theaters January 16, and in honor, I created a fun and furry bear ears tutorial. Now you can dress like Paddington when you go to see the movie, which is based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond and from producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER).  You just need a few inexpensive supplies to create this fetching headband (do you think cast …