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[25 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 550 views]
Make Washi Tape Stickers

I was already a washi tape addict, and then it started turning up at Dollar Tree.  Oooooooh boy!  How can I turn down cute tapes for $1 a roll?  And so it is that I find myself with a growing collection of washi, enough that it probably constitutes 2 or 3 lifetime supplies.  So, what can you do with a massive washi tape collection?  Over …

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[24 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 794 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

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[22 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 705 views]
10 Free Typographical Embroidery Patterns

I love typographical art, and these embroidery patterns combine typography with beautiful graphics. Which one is your favorite?

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[21 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 703 views]
Tutorial: Despicable Me Inspired Valentine Nails

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- and if you’re anything like me, that means lots of cute themed nail designs to celebrate the season. These adorable minion themed nails are not only incredibly easy, but quite the conversation starter as well. If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s Day design, check out these heart nails from last year. With a bit of creativity and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 656 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[17 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,225 views]
Tutorial: Beaded T-shirt Wrap Bracelet

Don’t throw away those stained or holey t-shirts – there are so many things that you can do with the fabric!  We’re big fans of t-shirt yarn around here, but you don’t have to be a knitter or a crocheter in order to use it.  In fact, this is a project that anyone can do!  Recycle an old t-shirt into a stylish wrap bracelet by …

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[15 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 2,055 views]
Tutorial: Coffee Filter Roses

There are a zillion ways to make paper flowers – one of our favorite methods is this simple process using coffee filters!  This is a great project for budget wedding decor, or cheap decor for your house, since coffee filters come in large packages for cheap.

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[11 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 1,608 views]
Make a Recycled T-shirt Cat Tent

Do you have any kitties?  I have three of them, and I bet they would all absolutely love one of these!  Jessi from Practically Functional used an empty box, a wire coat hanger, and a t-shirt to create this adorable recycled cat bed.  You could even add a pillow on the inside for extra comfort – though one of my cats loves sleeping on cardboard …

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[7 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 862 views]
Make Bubble Gum Valentines

It’s getting to be that time of year again – when we dig up lots of groan-worthy, cheesy Valentine card ideas!  (My dad has a very pun-heavy sense of humor, so I have a deep appreciation and fondness for cheesy wordplay.)  This cute idea from Kelly at Smart Schoolhouse comes with a free printable tag, and makes very clever use of a plastic bag to …

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[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 417 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Fringe Garland

A while back I was at a local discount store and they were selling huuuuuuge spools of ribbon – 50 yards per spool – for just $1.49 each. I didn’t really need it, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it was such a good deal that I couldn’t pass it up and threw a few assorted colors into …