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[15 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 348 views]
Tea Cup Party Favors Made from Plastic Eggs

I was perusing the Dollar Store Crafts Pinterest board to find fun crafts to try, and a certain pin caught my eye.  DSC had featured this adorable project several years ago, and I knew I wanted to make them myself.  I put my own spin on it and changed a few things to make own version of an Easter egg tea cup.  I know you …

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[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 427 views]
Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

Do you love working flowers into your spring decor?  If you adore the look but have allergies that prevent you from enjoying the real deal, or if you just prefer something that will last longer than a few days, check out this simple paper flower centerpiece from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.  The whimsical paper buds are so easy to make that children can even …

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[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 292 views]
Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles

This is one of those “why didn’t think of that?” kind of crafts. It’s such a simple idea but has a great, eye-catching impact! The clever crafters behind these candles are the gals at Spark & Chemistry, who also have some great tips for getting the best results from this project. The tutorial uses votives, but you could also do this with various sizes of …

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[12 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 587 views]
Make a No-Sew Fabric Easter Basket

Have you ever thought about making your own Easter basket? It’s easier than you might think! Brittany at The House That Lars Built whipped this one up using a method that requires no special basket making skills, and despite the use of fabric, it also requires no sewing skills! This would be a great project for using up fabric scraps or remnants, …

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 418 views]
Make Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

A memorable place setting doesn’t need to take lots of time or money.  If you’re hosting an Easter meal and want to add a touch of whimsy to your table, check out these simple burlap bunny napkin holders by Taryn at Design, Dining, and Diapers.  Believe it or not, the base for these is a humble cardboard tube rescued from the recycling bin!  If you …

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[9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 403 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 683 views]
Make Ribbon Carrot Treat Holders

With Easter swiftly creeping up on us, now is the time to start thinking about crafts for the holiday!  If you have treats that need to be distributed, putting them in a cute container turns them into something even more special.  Sherri at About Family Crafts come up with this cute idea, covering a paper mache cone with ribbon to turn it into carrot that …

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[6 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 694 views]
Make Starched Fabric Flowers

I’ll admit, I’m not much of one for ironing my laundry.  As such, I’ve never had much use for spray starch, but I do keep a can around just in case because sometimes it comes in handy for various crafty applications.  Emily at Jones Design Company used some to make these fabulous fabric flowers, holding the petals in a lovely 3D shape that gives the …

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,480 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …

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[4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 854 views]
Make Cupcake Liner and Pencil Flowers

My favorite thing about spring is the return of flowers!  I’ve had flowers on my mind a lot lately, so when I saw this cupcake liner flower project from Lia Griffith I was immediately smitten.  Mounted on washi-covered pencils, a bouquet of these lovelies would make a great gift.  If you want to use these as a teacher appreciation gift, the tutorial also includes a …