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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 351 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 205 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament

Intro

Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on hand or $1
Clips, $1 and up
Battery operated taper candles, $1 and up
Stapler, on hand
Hot glue, on hand
Black tape (duct or electrical), on hand

Total: $2 and up
I covered the pink parts if the clip with black tape.  (I tried painting it with acrylic paint and nail polish but neither worked, both scratched off.  You may have different results if you are using a different type of clip …

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[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 776 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 637 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[8 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 340 views]
Tutorial: Paddington Ears Headband & Free Printables

Paddington is coming to theaters January 16, and in honor, I created a fun and furry bear ears tutorial. Now you can dress like Paddington when you go to see the movie, which is based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond and from producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER).  You just need a few inexpensive supplies to create this fetching headband (do you think cast …

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[28 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,564 views]
Tutorial:  Kitchen Towel Angels

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who enjoys spending time in the kitchen?  Turn a collection of practical kitchen items into a fun present by making a kitchen towel angel!  With a few rubber bands and a little folding, you can easily transform a potholder, a dish cloth, and a dish towel into this heavenly doll.

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[25 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 830 views]
Tutorial: Faux Gold Leaf Mirror DIY

I always pick up at least one bag of these fabric leaves at Dollar Tree each year.  They’re such a pretty, inexpensive product to craft and decorate with.  Last year I let my kids scatter them on the table for decor, and we used some as tail feathers for our paper turkeys.  This year, I decided to give them a metallic finish to create a …

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[18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 789 views]
Make a Placemat Dish Carrier

With the holidays coming up, you probably have lots of events that you need to bring a dish to.  There are potlucks, cookie exchanges, office parties, etc.  Here’s a pretty project to make that you can use to carry your dish with you.  It would also be a fun way to “wrap” a hostess gift.
I bought these placemats at Dollar Tree thinking that I would …

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[17 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,312 views]
Tutorial: Tea Light Christmas Ornament

Our ever-so-crafty DSC Facebook community moderator, Terrie, is with us once again today to share how she made this cute tea light ornament – and it’s super easy! If you enjoy this project, make sure your join the community to see tons more great ideas like this one!
Project estimate:

Gold glitter glue, on hand or $1
Glass tea light holders, 2 for $1
Glittery battery-operated tealights, 2 …

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[14 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 693 views]
Make a Recycled Cardboard Geometric Lamp

While it’s often something that we toss into the recycling bin without so much as a second thought, cardboard is actually a pretty amazing craft material!  We’ve seen it transformed into some pretty amazing things, including this fun, geometric lamp from Marta at 2nd Funniest Thing.  The instructions for the project are in Spanish, but the photos are excellent and make it easy to follow …