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[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]
Make Washi Tape Pinwheel Flowers

Spring is a great season for pinwheels – especially these flowery pinwheels!  Jessica at Mad In Crafts made these out of vellum and washi tape.  (See?  You’ve been hoarding all of that washi tape for a good reason!)  She used vellum to make hers, but any heavier paper will work well.  It’s a fun project for Mother’s Day, or for any time!

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[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 112 views]
Tutorial: Button Bib Necklace

Mother’s Day s on the horizon!  Have you started thinking about what to make for mom yet this year?  Jewelry is a classic Mother’s Day gift option, and handmade jewelry is sure to make mom happy.  This bib-style necklace is a great project if you have a stash of buttons on hand; even if you have to go out and buy buttons, it shouldn’t cost you …

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[22 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 304 views]
Tutorial: Glitter Bee Necklace

I bet when you see a bag of plastic bugs at the dollar store, “pretty” isn’t one of the first words to come to mind.  That is, unless you are Heather!  She elevated a plastic bee with a sparkly makeover, turning it into a trendy necklace.  After you watch this video, you will want to figure out what other ways you can turn blingy bugs …

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[21 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 315 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Tray from Photo Frames

With Earth Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a project that uses repurposed items.  I used bits and pieces from both the thrift store and my home to make a beautiful tray.  I love the way it looks on my coffee table!
Project estimate:

Frame (11 x14), on hand or $1 and up
Drawer Pulls, on hand or $1 and up
Glue, on …

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[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 417 views]
Tutorial: Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holder

Hanging Jar with Tea Light Tutorial

Project estimate:

Jar, on hand
Wire, on hand or $1 and pup
Candle, on hand or $1
Glue, on hand
Food coloring, on hand
Epsom salt (optional), on hand or $1

Total:  Free and up!

Clean the jar and dry. Depending on the size of your jar, add white glue and food colouring. I used one drop of green and two drops of yellow. With a sponge brush, mix …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 316 views]
Make a Bird Nest Necklace

Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and that includes baby birdies!  Celebrate the season with Heather’s stylized bird nest necklace over at Live Craft Love.  She used freshwater pearls for her “eggs”, but you can use any beads you happen to have on hand.

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[18 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 522 views]
Tutorial: Glass Plate Suncatcher

Liven up your windows for spring with a bright, cheerful suncatcher made from a glass plate!  It’s inspired by stained glass, but unlike actual stained glass this project doesn’t require any special tools or skills.

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 442 views]
Tutorial: Recycled Sunglasses Case

Recycle a Crystal Light canister into a handy sunglasses case or eyeglasses case – just add cute contact paper. For all of those Crystal Light lovers out there who can’t bear to throw away the empty containers. check out Heather’s fun stop motion how-to video! Or if videos aren’t your thing, keep scrolling for photos and written directions.
Project estimate:

Empty Crystal Light container, on hand
Contact paper, …

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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 235 views]
Knotted T-shirt Tutorial

Last week I showed you a really versatile t-shirt cutting technique that involved looping strips of fabric.  You can find that tutorial here.  Today I’m going to show you another really cool t-shirt cutting technique that looks complicated but is actually really simple to do!  Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to use it in different ways to alter your t-shirts.

Project …

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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 325 views]
Make a Kid Art Collage Quilt

Who doesn’t love kid art?  Heather recently took the artwork of her son’s third grade class to a new level with this fun quilt idea!  In addition to being a great classroom activity, you could also have your child do an entire quilt themselves over time.  If you have a large family, each grandchild could make a square to present as a fabulous gift for …