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[25 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 80 views]
Make Leather Drawer Pulls

Need some unique hardware for that furniture piece you’ve been working on?  Traditional hardware can be pricey – especially the more interesting pieces.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Nicole from Visual Heart made these loop-style pulls out of an old belt – the perfect that is worn out or no longer fits!  If you don’t have a belt laying around, check your local thrift stores, …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 358 views]
10 DIY Coasters Tutorials

Summer is all about cold beverages, and when you’ve got a frosty drink, you need a coaster. And, of course, you need that coaster to be cute. Cute and handmade. Now that’s a coaster worthy of the cocktail you’re sipping! Here are 10 DIY coasters to choose from!

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[22 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 443 views]
Make A Tea Cup Candle

I’ve mentioned in a few other posts that I’ve been creating a Mad Hatter inspired area in my yard.  Tea pots and cups are items easily found at thrift stores, and they play a big role in my decorating scheme.  I’ve shared my tea pot stand and my tea cup bird feeder with you.  Now I’m showing you my newest addition:  a tea cup candle!

Project …

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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 398 views]
Make Placemat Wrapped Vases

You’ve probably never thought of those plastic-y placemats as fashionable décor, but Desiree at The 36th Avenue is about to change your perception -  she used some of them to make these snazzy vase covers!  It’s a simple yet high-impact project, and you can use any cylindrical vase or other container for the project.  (Don’t throw away your next empty oatmeal container, it’ll look fab with …

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[20 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 590 views]
Make Reverse Stenciled Sharpie Ceramics

Here is a new take on the ol’ Sharpie-on-ceramics craft!  Becky at U Create used vinyl decals as a reverse stencil, masking off an area and then going crazy with markers.  This is an all-ages craft; her stippling technique seen here gives sophisticated results, but this is also a great crafts for kids, as you can see with the other examples of this project you’ll …

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 726 views]
Make an Aromatherapy Neck Pillow from a Sock

Everyone needs a little “me” time sometimes.  Can’t get away for a spa day?  You can at least pretend!  Over at Happy Hour Projects, Adrianne shares how she made this aromatherapy neck pillow out of a sock, and it’s just the thing you need for a few minutes of relaxation!  It’s a great project for those odd socks, or pick up a colorful pair from the …

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[15 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,447 views]
Tutorial: Emergency Candy Bottles

I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she recently published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm.  I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version.  Rather than a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.

Project estimate:

Colored Glass Bottle, 2 for $1.77
Non pareils, on hand or …

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[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,035 views]
Make a Bandana Bunting

When it comes to cheap fabric with an interesting pattern, bandanas are one of my favorite go-to items.  Over at 30 Handmade Days, Landee used a stack of bandanas to make an adorable bunting!  It would be great for a western-themed party, or use specific colors to make it work for various holidays or occasions.  Or make one just because they are so stinkin’ cute! …

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[13 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,273 views]
Make Hamburger Balloons

Try this clever idea for your next barbecue!  Kelly from Studio DIY took plain, yellow mylar balloons and, with the help of a little tissue paper, turned them into floating hamburgers!  They would make a great, whimsical addition to a birthday party, a family reunion, or any other gathering where you plan to break out the grill.  Or make them as a silly gift for …

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[9 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,018 views]
Make Donut Necklaces

I tend to geek out over pretty much anything that is in miniature, and I’m somewhat of a donut addict, so when I saw these clever donut necklaces from Miranda at iLoveToCreate, I may have squealed a little in my excitement.  They are just too cute!  It’s also a very clever way to use puffy paints, with the dimension it adds giving the illusion of …