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[20 May 2016 | No Comment | 172 views]
Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath

Print your heirloom family photos and turn them into a pretty Family Tree Photo Wreath. You can customize this photo wreath with your favorite pretty paper and embellishments, or use this idea for a Graduation wreath to show your grad’s best photos from their lifetime. Find my tutorial over at MyPrintly: [Family Tree Photo Wreath]
Project Materials:

Vintage family photos, reprinted on photo paper, about $.15 each
12” …

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[16 May 2016 | Comments Off on How to Make a Photo Cactus Garden | 459 views]
How to Make a Photo Cactus Garden

Love plants, but don’t have a green thumb? This photo cactus planter project by Kathy Cano-Murillo (aka Crafty Chica) over at MyPrintly is just the thing! Print photos to craft into an adorable cactus garden that will never need to be watered. Find supplies for completing this project at the dollar store. [how to make a photo cactus planter]
Project Materials:

Small Ceramic or Plastic Plant Pot, …

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[2 May 2016 | Comments Off on Easy Watercolor Quote Art – Even If You’re Not Artistic | 967 views]
Easy Watercolor Quote Art – Even If You’re Not Artistic

Watercolors are trending and popular right now, and while painting a great watercolor painting can be tricky, this watercolor quote art is not tricky at all! Well, there is a trick to it, but anyone can do it, and make gorgeous watercolor wall art. I share my how-to (including a video demonstrating everything) over at eBay, so hop over there to find out how easy …

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[27 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 605 views]
Make Eyeshadow Balm for $2

A few weeks ago, I shared how you can tint your own lip balm, using no special materials. Well, I also experimented with creating eyeshadow balm, and I shared my findings and instructions over at eBay. [how to make eyeshadow balm]
You can use lip balm and old eye shadows you already have on hand, or you can make a quick trip to the dollar store …

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[23 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace | 893 views]
Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace

Bibliophiles, check out this adorable leather-bound book pendant necklace I designed! It is super easy to make, so make one for yourself, and all of your book-loving friends! I have posted the instructions over at eBay: [how to make a leather book necklace]

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[7 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Statement Stone Necklace | 1,058 views]
Make a Statement Stone Necklace

Take a few pretty focal pendants made of stone, and turn them into a pretty statement necklace. This Statement Stone Necklace takes less than an hour to make, and uses three pretty focal pendants that cost just $1 — for all THREE (from my sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems — affiliate links included in this post). I braided three chains to make a sturdy chain for …

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[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Sea Glass Necklace | 1,217 views]
Make a Sea Glass Necklace

Beachcombing is such a fun summer activity, but what do you do with all the treasures you pick up on the beach? Turn your sea glass into a simple and pretty necklace. And psst– if you can’t find any sea glass, you can buy a bag of pre-made sea glass at the dollar store! I shared instructions for how to make the necklace over at …

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[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment | 917 views]
DIY Dip Dyed Candles Using Crayons

Make pretty dipped candles using crayons, with my favorite technique for melting wax (that is easy and low-mess). You don’t need any special tools to do this project, and you can find all the materials you need to make this at the dollar store. Find my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love: [crayon wax-dipped candles]
Materials Needed:

White Pillar Candles, $1 each
Crayons, on hand or $1
Large Empty Can, on …

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[18 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crystal Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day | 1,144 views]
Make Crystal Heart Earrings for Valentine’s Day

I love to make jewelry, do you love it too? These Swarovski crystal heart and chain drop earrings are a simple project to make, and you can find all the supplies at my favorite jewelry supply site, Fire Mountain Gems. They’ve provided the free tutorial for how to make them (as well as a handy shopping list), so go check them out!

How to make:
Earrings …

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[30 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chinese Style Paper Lanterns | 1,051 views]
Make Chinese Style Paper Lanterns

No matter what the occasion, these easy, Chinese-style paper lanterns are an inexpensive party decor option that looks spectacular! These ones from Creative Jewish Mom feature metallic embellishments that really elevate the look. These are a classic, kid-friendly project – I remember making a version of these when I was little, though mine were made out of construction paper and not quite so gorgeous as these! [how …