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[28 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 52 views]
Make Rope and Tassel Baskets

These boho-chic rop baskets look like something you might see in a fancy boutique, but they are actually a very cheap and easy DIY! Over at I Heart Organizing, Aniko shares the how-to for this simple project, which uses just a couple of basic supplies. All you need it rope, hot glue, yarn, and a little patience! 

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[26 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 88 views]
Make a 3D Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

This cute Christmas tree ornament is so easy to make, even the kids can help. If you can cut squares and a few circles, you can make this project. Get the instructions at Hello, Wonderful, where Trixi shares a complete how-to for this fun, family-friendly holiday decoration. They would make great gifts! 

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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 100 views]
Make a Twig Tree Advent Calendar

This advent calendar idea is adorable and brilliantly simple! Swedish blogger Sandra Brundell used twigs and twine to string up a selection of small gifts. And when the gifts are gone, the twig tree still looks fabulous hanging on your wall through the rest of the holiday season!

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Kids »

[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 552 views]
Make a Recycled Reindeer Hobby Horse

When you get done wrapping up your Christmas presents this year, save the big cardboard tube – you can use it to make this cute reindeer hobby horse! Kate at The Craft Train designed it using a variety of things you probably have around the house. You could also use this basic idea to make unicorns or any other manner of recycled hobby horses. [make a …

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[17 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 598 views]
Make Felt Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a holiday staple. Want to make your own adorable mistletoe decoration that will last for years to come? Check out this DIY felt mistletoe by Jennifer at Brave New Home! There’s even a good chance you already have everything on hand that you need for this project. What are you waiting for? Whip up this quick craft and start collecting kisses!  [how to make felt mistletoe]
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[11 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make DIY Tea Bags | 650 views]
Make DIY Tea Bags

These DIY tea bags are the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life! When I saw this tutorial from Jessica at Let’s Do Something Crafty I got really excited because I have actually saved and dried an assortment of herbal tea ingredients, including mint, hibiscus flowers, rose hips, and wild burgamot, and I have been wanting to use them to make tea for …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Egg Carton Wreath | 1,016 views]
Make a Recycled Egg Carton Wreath

There are some things that I never like to throw away because they have so many fun uses – and one of those things is the humble egg carton! I especially like the paper-y cartons, which can be upcycled into sleek and stylish crafts like this wreath! German blogger Rebecca at Sinnen Rausch created it with some cleverly-trimmed egg cartons and a few basic supplies. The tutorial …

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[28 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make a DIY Wreath Jig | 1,360 views]
Make a DIY Wreath Jig

Make perfect, beautiful wreaths out of herbs and other plant cuttings – without spending money on wreath forms! Ananda at A Piece of Rainbow used a single dollar store item – a small plastic laundry basket – to create wreath jigs in two different sizes, allowing her to make gorgeous, perfectly round wreaths every time. Check out her blog post for instructions and lots of …

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[27 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders | 406 views]
Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders

When it comes to Halloween decor, my preferred aesthetic is spooky-but-not-too-spooky. These dripping blood candle holders fit right in with that look! Making them is extremely easy because gravity does most of the work. They’re a great finishing detail for a Halloween mantel, centerpiece, or anywhere else you need a little touch of creepy!
Project estimate:

Glass candle holders or jars, on hand or $1 and up
Red …

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[24 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Key Necklaces with Nail Polish | 1,037 views]
Make Painted Key Necklaces with Nail Polish

Make fun key necklaces with old keys (or key charms), using nail polish that you already have on hand to create an enamel look. Add a chain or a ribbon to hang the keys from, and you have a quick and easy jewelry project. Find out how to make them at Live.Craft.Love: [diy key necklace]
Project Materials:

Old keys or key charms
Nail polish
Ribbon or a necklace chain