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[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 238 views]
Tutorial: Shark Bite Picture Frame

Crafty Shark Week to you! Yesterday I sat down and got dollar store crafty with just a few bucks worth of supplies. This Shark Bite Picture Frame will set you back about ten cents! Maybe less, depending on your stash. It’s easy, quick, and cute. Ready to find out how to make it?

Materials Needed:

A piece of blue craft foam or card stock, on hand or …

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[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 159 views]
Make Shark Footprint Art

Handprint and footprint art is not only fun, it also makes a unique memento with which to track your kids’ growth – and it makes great gifts for parents or grandparents!  Commemorate Shark Week this year with these clever footprint sharks by Stacey at Glued to My Crafts.  You could also use fabric paint for this project and use the idea to decorate t-shirts or …

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[4 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 379 views]
Tutorial: Easy Shark Pin

Shark-y accessories are fun no matter your age – and this one is really easy!  I love crafts using all the little wooden shapes they sell at the craft store, and I think that using these little round discs gives this shark a Pac Man-ish look.  There are a bunch of ways you could vary this project to make it as simple or as complex …

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[3 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 314 views]
Make Recycled Canister Sharks

It’s that time of year again – our annual Crafty Shark Week!  Are you ready for tons of shark-y fun?  We’re kicking it off with these recycled canister sharks by Kara at The Joys of Boys.  She created them to use as Valentine treat holders, but they’re also great just because.  It’s a great use for things like drink mix containers, mini Pringles cans, or …

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[2 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 749 views]
Make a Yard Yahtzee Game

It’s getting down to the end of summer – but it’s still not too late for some back yard summer fun!  And what’s more fun than a classic game, like Yahtzee?  Emily at Nap Time Creations made a super-sized version of the game out of a 4×4 post cut into squares.  (This would be a great use for post scraps left over after building a deck!) …

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[29 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,035 views]
Tutorial:  Butterfly Garden Art from a Whisk

As I’ve mentioned several times in other posts, I have been slowly putting together a “fantastical” garden area inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland.  My garden is made up of tea pot and tea cup creations, and I’m also filling it with whimsical DIY garden art.
I made a dragonfly out of a whisk, and my daughter liked it so much …

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[28 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 883 views]
Make DIY Leather Sandals

Would you believe that these leather sandals started out as ordinary, inexpensive flip flops?  True story!  Caitlin from The Merry Thought transformed them with a little bit of leather, turning them into something far more fashionable.  It’s a great project for using up scrap leather from other projects; if you don’t have leather on hand, check thrift stores and yard sales for old leather garments, …

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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,472 views]
Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers

Check out these fabulous flower solar lights from Instructables user Shomo09!  Plain path lights get a colorful makeover with the addition of a plastic cover – a cover made from melted pony beads.  You will definitely want to buy a pizza pan to use for this project – don’t use your good one!  Once you’ve finished using it to melt the beads you should no longer …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,038 views]
Decorate Baskets with Yarn

Baskets, baskets, baskets.  There are shelves full of them at every dollar store and thrift store in which I’ve ever set foot, and a giant box full of them at most yard sales (likely located somewhere near the table full of flower vases and coffee mugs).  What can you do with all of those baskets?  Haeley from Design Improvised took a bit of yarn and …

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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 436 views]
Make Leather Drawer Pulls

Need some unique hardware for that furniture piece you’ve been working on?  Traditional hardware can be pricey – especially the more interesting pieces.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Nicole from Visual Heart made these loop-style pulls out of an old belt – the perfect that is worn out or no longer fits!  If you don’t have a belt laying around, check your local thrift stores, …