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[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 416 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …

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[1 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Polka Dot Mirror | 698 views]
Make a Polka Dot Mirror

The dollar store pretty much always has mirrors on the shelf, but generally they are lacking in personality.  Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun grabbed one of those plain mirrors recently and, with a little bit of wood, gave it a makeover worthy of a high-end catalog!  Head over to her blog for the step-by-step, with minimal power tool use required!  [how to …

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[29 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants | 927 views]
Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants

I’m pretty sure that just about every crafter on the planet has an abundance of buttons – I know that personally I have thousands of them, enough to constitute several lifetime supplies for most folks.  as such, I’m always on the lookout for cute and clever button crafts.  I really love these simple pensant necklaces by Shellie at Craftbits!  It’s a great way to dress …

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[24 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood | 2,153 views]
Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood

There are lots of different methods for transferring printed images onto various surfaces.  We really like the simplicity and the finished look of this fun version shared by Cami at Tidbits, which uses wax paper for a quick, no-mess transfer.  She used botanical prints to make gorgeous coasters, but you can do this with lots of other wood surfaces as well, so this opens up …

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[17 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Firecracker Party Favors | 704 views]
Make Firecracker Party Favors

Can you believe that the 4th of July is just a little over two weeks away?  (Is anyone else’s summer flying by waaaaay to fast?)  If you’re planning a get-together over the upcoming holiday weekend, remember that no party is complete without party favors!  These cute firecracker favors from Vanessa at Tried & True are quick and easy, and you can churn out a whole …

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[15 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 732 views]
Tutorial: Map Desk Set

Could your desk use a little help in the organization department? Make yourself a set of organizers using an assortment of items from the recycling bin! I covered mine with free maps I got while on vacation. You can use newspaper, magazine/book pages, scrapbook paper, wallpaper, music sheets, wrapping paper, or anything else you want to decorate yours!

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[13 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 711 views]
Tutorial: Gold-on-Gold Paper Lanterns

You only need two supplies to make these sweet gold-on-gold paper lanterns for between $1 and $3!

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[8 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Moss Covered Letters | 639 views]
Make Moss Covered Letters

Does you Dollar Tree carry those cute little moss covered rocks? They’re great for all kinds of nature-inspired projects, like this pretty monogram by Cindy at So the Cook Said. It’s a great way to add a natural, personalized touch to your decor, and would make a great wedding or housewarming gift!

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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Clothespin Biplanes | 700 views]
Make Clothespin Biplanes

Our friend Amanda at Crafts by Amanda is constantly coming up with amazing, low-cost craft ideas for kids.  She recently shared these absolutely adorable biplanes, made out of clothespins and popsicle sticks.  These are painted up as military planes, but the possibilities for a paint job are endless – check out her blog to see another pair she made that are painted up as Snoopy and …

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[31 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Earbud Case | 2,070 views]
Make a Recycled Earbud Case

How do you store your earbuds?  I have a pair that came with my iPhone and storing them is a struggle.  If you leave them out they get hopelessly tangled, and putting them back into the container they came in is like doing a Rubik’s cube.  Know the feeling?  Well, Ashely at Make It & Love It has a brilliant idea for earphone storage!  She …