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[27 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 88 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 | 880 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 | 524 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]

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[3 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper | 440 views]
Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper

I’ve always loved the look of packages wrapped in brown paper, and it makes a great jumping-off point for lots of creative DIY gift wrap ideas. It’s the perfect time of year for this particular idea from Germany-based blogger Motte, who used a basic printmaking technique to make paper with a nature-inspire motif! The delicate fern leaves make a beautiful, intricate pattern when repeated. You …

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[25 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles | 601 views]
Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles

We’ve seen a lot of clever flip flop makeovers over the years, but this one just might be the best! Jess from Make & Do Crew combined flip flop soles with cotton yarn for a light-airy pair of slippers that is perfect for summer! For this project you might even want to “splurge” on a $3 or $4 pair of flip flops instead to get …

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 260 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[18 May 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make Your First Art Journal Page | 544 views]
How to Make Your First Art Journal Page

I am completely in love with art journaling! I have been sharing my art journal adventures with you lately, starting with my Dollar Store Art Journal Supplies Finds, and then How to Make an Art Journal from a Dollar Store Notebook. Now I want YOU to join me too! I know starting something new can be intimidating, which is why I am walking you through …

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[17 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Fabric Twine Planter | 693 views]
Make a Recycled Fabric Twine Planter

I love busting my stash, and this Recycled Fabric Twine planter looks like a fine way to use up some fabric scraps! Don’t you just love the recycled fabric twine used in this project? Find out how to turn the twine into an eye-catching planter over at My Poppet Makes. [recycled fabric twine planter]
Project Materials:

Plastic food container or plant pot, on hand or $1
Handmade scrap …

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[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters | 509 views]
Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters

Watermelons are one of our favorite summer motifs! So it’s not surprising that we love these watermelon coasters by Jessica at Young At Heart Mommy, who painted the design onto slices of wood. If you have a tree branch and a saw, you can make your own slices, or you can find them fairly inexpensively at most craft stores or online. You can even use …

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[11 May 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap | 748 views]
Dollar Store Art Journaling – Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap

Art Journaling is an art/craft that has become very popular, and for good reason! An art journal can be anything you want it to be – part sketchbook, part diary, and throw a little scrapbooking in there. You just need a journal and some way to mark in it to get started, but I went shopping at the dollar store for art journaling supplies, and …