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[26 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 289 views]
Make a Pumpkin… Out of Toilet Paper?

This is a clever idea! Use a toilet paper roll as a base to make a cute fall pumpkin, perfect for your harvest decor. You just need ribbon and a twig from your yard to complete the look. I posted instructions over in my column at eBay, so go check it out: [toilet paper pumpkin]

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 352 views]
Make Tiny Owl Wreaths

Looking for a cheap and easy holiday craft? Here’s a tiny owl wreath that is simple enough for kids to make, and cute enough to tie onto a package or hang on your locker. I used all dollar store materials for this craft, including the cute owl stickers and the pretty ribbon. Find out how to make these in my column over at eBay: [how …

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[2 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Make Easy Watercolor Quote Wall Art | 534 views]
Make Easy Watercolor Quote Wall Art

Watercolor is so pretty, and very trendy right now. Over at the MyPrintly blog, I have shared a very easy way to make your own watercolor art, even if you have no idea what you are doing! So find your favorite inspirational quote and check out how to make it: [easy watercolor quotes art]

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[1 Sep 2016 | One Comment | 491 views]

Transform some paper and a dollar store container into a stunning paper plant, perfect for adorning your home, office cubical, or for giving to a friend with a grey thumb. This project is easy enough for children to make, but sophisticated enough to use on a craft night with your girlfriends. Find out how to make it at the very inspirational blog House That Lars …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Trendy Geometric Tote Bag from Potatoes! | 260 views]
Make a Trendy Geometric Tote Bag from Potatoes!

Did you know there is a handy craft supply lurking in your kitchen pantry? That’s right, it’s the lowly potato. Turn a couple of potatoes into stamps for a cute geometric tote bag. This project is quick, easy, and inexpensive. I’ve shared it over at Live.Craft.Love, so check out my tutorial: [Potato Stamped Geometric Tote]
Supplies Needed:

Canvas tote bag, $1 and up
Potatoes, on hand
Large knife, on …

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[7 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!) | 608 views]
Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!)

Back to school time means time to think about all those teachers we appreciate so much! Here are several burlap craft projects you can make to show your child’s teacher how much you care. Find all the instructions for these inexpensive (and fast) teacher appreciation crafts: [burlap teachers gifts to make]

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[6 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make Simple Photo Luminaries | 830 views]
Make Simple Photo Luminaries

I love making photo crafts, and I love them even more when they are simple and pretty! These Simple Photo Luminaries by Amanda Formaro of CraftsByAmanda are such a great idea. You can make them from recycled jars, or buy a plain prayer candle at the dollar store to decorate. Find the instructions at MyPrintly: [how to make simple photo luminaries]
Materials Needed:

Photo printed on paper, …

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[27 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Ice Cream Cone Banner | 516 views]
Make a Paper Ice Cream Cone Banner

Every summer party needs ice cream, right? Make this cool treat the star of the show with an adorable ice cream cone banner! Kimberly at Bugaboo City created a free pattern that you can download to make your own. If you are a scrapbooker or enjoy other paper crafts, you probably¬†even have enough odds and ends in your scrap pile to make at least a …

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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,572 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …

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[8 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make | 1,172 views]
9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make

My kids love to raid the recycling bin for craft supplies (lately my 9 year old son has been creating weapons, but I digress!). Here are nine ideas for crafts you can make using cereal boxes (and no guns on the list–you’re welcome!). I posted this article over at eBay: [9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make]