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[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 207 views]
Make Washi Tape Pinwheel Flowers

Spring is a great season for pinwheels – especially these flowery pinwheels!  Jessica at Mad In Crafts made these out of vellum and washi tape.  (See?  You’ve been hoarding all of that washi tape for a good reason!)  She used vellum to make hers, but any heavier paper will work well.  It’s a fun project for Mother’s Day, or for any time!

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[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 167 views]
Tutorial: Button Bib Necklace

Mother’s Day s on the horizon!  Have you started thinking about what to make for mom yet this year?  Jewelry is a classic Mother’s Day gift option, and handmade jewelry is sure to make mom happy.  This bib-style necklace is a great project if you have a stash of buttons on hand; even if you have to go out and buy buttons, it shouldn’t cost you …

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[21 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 376 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Tray from Photo Frames

With Earth Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a project that uses repurposed items.  I used bits and pieces from both the thrift store and my home to make a beautiful tray.  I love the way it looks on my coffee table!
Project estimate:

Frame (11 x14), on hand or $1 and up
Drawer Pulls, on hand or $1 and up
Glue, on …

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[18 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 595 views]
Tutorial: Glass Plate Suncatcher

Liven up your windows for spring with a bright, cheerful suncatcher made from a glass plate!  It’s inspired by stained glass, but unlike actual stained glass this project doesn’t require any special tools or skills.

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 467 views]
Tutorial: Recycled Sunglasses Case

Recycle a Crystal Light canister into a handy sunglasses case or eyeglasses case – just add cute contact paper. For all of those Crystal Light lovers out there who can’t bear to throw away the empty containers. check out Heather’s fun stop motion how-to video! Or if videos aren’t your thing, keep scrolling for photos and written directions.
Project estimate:

Empty Crystal Light container, on hand
Contact paper, …

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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 250 views]
Knotted T-shirt Tutorial

Last week I showed you a really versatile t-shirt cutting technique that involved looping strips of fabric.  You can find that tutorial here.  Today I’m going to show you another really cool t-shirt cutting technique that looks complicated but is actually really simple to do!  Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to use it in different ways to alter your t-shirts.

Project …

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[11 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 274 views]
Tutorial: Recycled Can Windsock

Spring is here!  If you are looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your yard, this idea starts with materials out of the recycling bin.  Cute, cheap, and Earth-friendly are qualities that make a wonderful crafty trifecta!

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[8 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 333 views]
Tutorial: DIY Sunglasses Holder

Are you always trying to find your shades?  This quick and easy DIY project will help you organize your sunglasses.  Just hang it by your door and you’ll never waste time searching for them again!  Check out the video to see how Heather whipped this one up, or keep reading to see the project in photos.

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[7 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 796 views]
Learn a Basic T-Shirt Cutting Technique

I’m sure we all have stacks of t-shirts that are out of date or don’t fit.  Instead of leaving them in a pile in the closet, why not craft with them?  I’m going to show you a very simple technique for t-shirt cutting and looping that can be applied in different ways.  It looks complicated, but it’s not!

Project Estimate:

T-shirt – on hand
Scissors – on hand

Total: …

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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 421 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 …