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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 579 views]
Make Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

A memorable place setting doesn’t need to take lots of time or money.  If you’re hosting an Easter meal and want to add a touch of whimsy to your table, check out these simple burlap bunny napkin holders by Taryn at Design, Dining, and Diapers.  Believe it or not, the base for these is a humble cardboard tube rescued from the recycling bin!  If you …

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[9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 512 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[7 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 823 views]
Make Ribbon Carrot Treat Holders

With Easter swiftly creeping up on us, now is the time to start thinking about crafts for the holiday!  If you have treats that need to be distributed, putting them in a cute container turns them into something even more special.  Sherri at About Family Crafts come up with this cute idea, covering a paper mache cone with ribbon to turn it into carrot that …

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[6 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 783 views]
Make Starched Fabric Flowers

I’ll admit, I’m not much of one for ironing my laundry.  As such, I’ve never had much use for spray starch, but I do keep a can around just in case because sometimes it comes in handy for various crafty applications.  Emily at Jones Design Company used some to make these fabulous fabric flowers, holding the petals in a lovely 3D shape that gives the …

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[5 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,693 views]
Make Anthro-Inspired Typography Books

If you’re a typography geek or a book nerd, chances are you’ve swooned over Anthropologie’s “library letters” series of books cut into the shape of the alphabet.  They are amazing, unique pieces, but at $20 each it could get a little spendy of you wanted to actually spell something out with them.  Over at Handmade Mood, Marissa offers up a DIY alternative, allowing you to …

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[4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 981 views]
Make Cupcake Liner and Pencil Flowers

My favorite thing about spring is the return of flowers!  I’ve had flowers on my mind a lot lately, so when I saw this cupcake liner flower project from Lia Griffith I was immediately smitten.  Mounted on washi-covered pencils, a bouquet of these lovelies would make a great gift.  If you want to use these as a teacher appreciation gift, the tutorial also includes a …

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[2 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 1,051 views]
Make a Fabric Infinity Scarf

One of the most dangerous things I have ever encountered at a craft store?  A whole table of fabrics for $1 per yard.  I’m usually not much of a fabric hoarder, but deals like that bring out my tendency to obsessively collect!  The problem is, I end up with boxes and boxes of pretty cottons – and I very rarely sew.  Since the odds of …

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[31 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 772 views]
Wrap Carrot Cutlery for Easter

With Easter hippity-hopping its way closer, it’s time to start thinking about your plans!  If you’re  hosting an Easter brunch this year, check out this simple, whimsical idea from Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea.  This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” kind of ideas – if you’ll be wrapping silverware anyway, you might as well make it as cute as possible, …

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[30 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 2,586 views]
Make DIY 3D Dot Embellishments

Argentinian DIYer Agus Yornet had a crafty dilemma; she’d seen crafts made using colorful 3D dots and wanted to try using some herself, but she couldn’t find them for sale anywhere in her country.  Her solution was to make her own – using her hot glue gun and a little paint!  They’re super cheap and easy to make and would be great to work into …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,565 views]
Make Playing Card Flowers

Playing cards are cheap and versatile entertainment, but what do you do with a deck when it’s missing a card or two?  Rather than trowing it out, why not get crafty with it instead?  Instructables user Sic_Girl created this fabulous playing card flower that would make a great hair clip or brooch, or an embellishment for all kinds of other projects!  She even provides a …