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[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 653 views]
Tutorial: Lavender Exfoliating Soap

Fancy soaps can be expensive.  Why buy them when you can get cheap soap instead and turn it into fancy soap?  This project uses a cut-up bath scrubbie to add a built-in exfoliator to each bar, and it also gives them a fun and distinctive look.

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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 689 views]
Give Your Boots A Makeover for Winter

When the temperature drops, I love to wear boots!  I bought an inexpensive pair of boots last winter that turned out to be crazy comfortable!  Unfortunately, because they *were* cheap, the upper started to fall apart.  Rather than give up on my favorite boots, I decided to update them.  With a little paint and a bit of Cuddle fabric, my boots look new again!

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 503 views]
Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope

Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s hand to have around!  See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!  Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that …

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[6 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 882 views]
Tutorial: DIY Washi Tape Organizer

I’m always looking for ways to keep my craft supplies organized.  The less time I have to spend looking for things, the more time I get to spend crafting!  I was thrilled to find these cupcake carriers at Dollar Tree, and immediately knew what I would use them for:  washi tape storage!  Since I’m trying to craft with what I already have, I paired them …

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[4 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 981 views]
Make Valentine Wafer Cookies

Looking for a cute, easy treat for Valentine’s Day?  This idea from Corey at Family Fresh Meals totally fits that description!  Regular ol’ sugar wafer cookies get a big dose of personality with this simple dip-and-sprinkle method.  As simple as they are sweet, these cookies would even be great as a last-minute project!  

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 876 views]
Make a Gold Snake Bowl

Some crafts are of the you’ll-love-it-or-you’ll-hate-it variety, and I have a feeling this project falls into that category.  What do you think of this snake bowl by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof?  Personally, I am firmly in the LOVE IT camp!  It’s sure to be a conversation piece.  Her method for making the bowl is quite clever, so make sure you check out her great …

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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 597 views]
DIY No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap!  It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways.  I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to …

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[29 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 708 views]
Tutorial:  Simple Valentine Bunting

Now that Christmas has passed, Valentine’s Day stuff is filtering into the stores!  I anticipation of this year’s Valentine merch, I dug out my leftovers from last year to try to use some of them up and make room for the pending influx of new stuff.  Stash rotation time!  I decided to make a simple bunting using some gorgeous hearts that I found at Dollar …

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[27 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,880 views]
Tutorial:  Custom 3D Notebook

This year for Christmas, I made custom journals for my kids.  They were definitely a hit!  The “secret ingredient” for this project was a plastic shield from the toy section that had a crest on it.  Disassembled, the crest from the shield makes a great 3D embellishment for the cover.  After a little bit of a paint treatment, the cheap look of the plastic is …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,227 views]
Make a Winter Wreath Out of Mesh Shower Sponges

Crafting supplies can get expensive, and I’m always looking for inexpensive substitutes, especially when a trip to the craft store is out of the way.  These colorful mesh shower sponges reminded me of floral mesh, so I decided to use them to make a pretty, light up winter wreath for my daughter’s door.