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[8 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pool Noodle Luminaries | 1,826 views]
Make Pool Noodle Luminaries

Pool noodles are back on the shelf at Dollar Tree!  There are a lot of great ideas out there for using pool noodles in crafts, including these cute luminaries by Jill at Create Craft Love.  You can even float them in the pool!  How cool is that?  They’ll be great for creating mood lighting at your summer parties!  [how to make pool noodle luminaries]
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[5 May 2015 | One Comment | 4,084 views]
Tutorial: Wire Wrapped Bead Rings

I’m going to warn you right now that this project is addictive!  Once you get the hang of it you won’t want to stop making these beautiful wire wrapped bead rings.  They’re quick to make, and I ended up making almost a dozen in just an hour.  This project would make a pretty last minute Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation day gift. This is also …

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[2 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers | 387 views]
Make Paint Stir Stick Garden Markers

Need garden markers on the cheap?  Jennifer from Just JP has a great idea for you – DIY some out of paint stir sticks!  You may even have the stir sticks laying around already – I know that whenever I buy paint at my local hardware store, they always give me more of them than I actually need, so I usually have a stash of spares in …

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[28 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,039 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie Globe Knockoff

In my opinion, Anthropologie has the coolest stuff but not the most budget friendly prices. I think part of what I love about their items is their artisan quality…they look hand crafted and unique, not factory made. It’s this characteristic that makes it so tempting to try to knock off Anthro items. I loved the look and the idea behind this $200 globe at Anthro, so I made my own version.

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[27 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Hand Mirror | 889 views]
Tutorial: DIY Hand Mirror

Every girly-girl should have a pretty hand mirror! You could buy one from the store, but if you can’t find one that you like, or you want one that is special and unique, it’s super easy to make one from scratch!

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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 878 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …

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[30 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 722 views]
Make Aluminium Notebook Covers

The dollar store is a great place to buy notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks.  How do you tun those cheap notebooks into something really special?  Check out how Aunt Peaches used plain ol’ white glue and some aluminium tape to give some little notebooks a funky, textured makeover.  Inspired by doodling, the possibilities for personalized designs are limitless!  [how to make aluminium notebook covers]
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Notebook, on …

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[24 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs | 575 views]
Tutorial: Flocked Easter Bunnies from Eggs

Have you ever tried a new-to-you product and wondered how you lived without it?  I bought a lot of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder on clearance last year, unsure of what I’d do with it.  I started playing around with it and I’m hooked.  It’s such a fun product to work with!  I like using it on cards, but I especially like the look achieved when …

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[22 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape | 597 views]
Make Garden Markers with Clothespins and Washi Tape

Are you ready to get outside and dig in the dirt? Whether it’s your first garden or your twentieth, you’ll want to be sure to mark your rows so you remember what you planted where! These plant markers from Creative Green Living are both adorable and easy to make in just a few minutes. [how to make plant markers from clothespins]
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Clothespins, $1 and up
Washi tape, on …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Bunny Decor from Wood Spools | 952 views]
Tutorial: Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor. Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters. For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.