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[31 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 105 views]
Make Citrus Tea Towels

We love a good tea towel project, and this one is particularly cute for summer!  Sarah from Sarah Hearts used a clever combination of simple stamping and embroidery to make these fruity kitchen accessories.  If tea towels aren’t your thing, this motif would also be cute on a tote bag, a t-shirt, or any other fabric item that could use a bit of sprucing up!  [how …

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[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 173 views]
Make a Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Garland

National Ice Cream Month may be drawing to a close, but it’s pretty much always a good time for ice cream so we are going to keep in celebrating until the very end!  This fun ice cream garland from Karin and Freja at The Crafty Swedes very cleverly uses parts of a recycled egg carton to create cones – genius!  Go grab all of your yarn scraps …

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[27 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 598 views]
Make DIY Watercolor Washi Tape

Can’t find washi tape in the right colors to match your project?  Then make your own!  Laura at Paper & Pin used watercolor paints to make these pretty, unique tapes with a soft, ethereal quality.  For different looks, you could use the same tape-making technique with Sharpies, colored pencils, or anything else you and your collection of art supplies can dream up!  [how to make …

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[24 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 407 views]
Make Leather Feather Earrings

Leather feathers – as fun to say as they are to wear!  We love these chic, dangly earrings from Gina Michele.  It’s a great way to use up scraps of leather left over from other projects; if you don’t happen to have any leather on hand, old leather garments from thrift stores are also a great source of materials for this project.  If you like the …

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 675 views]
Make Beach Ball Coasters

I’m extremely fortunate to live in a town with a gorgeous, sandy beach, so beach-related decor is always a big hit around here.  As such, I get a little obsessive sometimes about coastal and beach themed craft projects.  But even if you don’t live near the beach, you can bring a bit of whimsical, summer-y flare to your home with these cute beach ball coasters …

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[15 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse | 507 views]
Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse

Dollhouses are great fun, but a traditional dollhouse can be expensive and take up a lot of room.  Short of cash and storage space?  Make a collapsible dollhouse out of foam core board!  We’ve seen similar ideas before, but in this twist from Jessica at Mad In Crafts, you can write on the walls of this dollhouse with chalk!  That means you can redecorate as …

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[13 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Seashell in a Bottle Necklace | 918 views]
Tutorial: Seashell in a Bottle Necklace

What better way to preserve the memory of your beach vacation this summer than bringing a little piece of the beach home with you?  The beach is a treasure trove of tiny shells, rocks, and bits of glass; gather up some of these itty bitty pretties and use them to make your very own beach-in-a-bottle necklace.  (Not headed to the beach any time soon?  You …

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[11 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 807 views]
10 Free Summer Clothing Patterns for Kids

Well summer is certainly in full swing, isn’t it? It’s been a scorcher here in Atlanta, and I’m grateful for summery hand-me-downs, so my kid can be weather-appropriate without breaking our budget. If you can’t get free clothes, though, you can save a lot of money by making some of your kid’s summer wardrobe yourself, right? Here are some free summer clothing patterns for kids to help you save some cash this summer. Some of these patterns are gender-specific, but even a bunch of those would really work for boys or girls. A tank top is a tank top, in my estimation!

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[8 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Fruit Slice Balloons | 775 views]
Make Fruit Slice Balloons

Deck out your next barbecue or pool party in fresh, fruity style with these DIY fruit slice balloons!  These mylar balloons in bright solid colors got a sweet makeover at Balloon Time, using tissue paper and a few other basic supplies to transform them into wow-worthy party decor.  Use this method to create other motifs as well, not just fruit.  The possibilities are limited only …

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[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 398 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …