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[5 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 823 views]
Make DIY Spin Art

Did you ever make spin art as a kid?  It ‘s just the right amount of random and messy and bright that make it amazingly fun!  You can easily make your own spin art using one simple tool from the kitchen – a salad spinner!  Over at DIY Candy, Cheryl shared this easy method.  You’ll probably want to reserve the spinner strictly for craft purposes …

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[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars | 1,284 views]
Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars

With back-to-school looming in the not-so-far-off future, it’s time to start thinking once again about teacher gifts!  These cute, glittery mason jars from Crystal at A Pumpkin & A Princess are a fun, practical project that will look fabulous displayed on your favorite teacher’s desk.  We’re especially fond of the pencil-themed jar, cleverly designed with the addition of a few stickers to give it the …

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[31 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Citrus Tea Towels | 751 views]
Make Citrus Tea Towels

We love a good tea towel project, and this one is particularly cute for summer!  Sarah from Sarah Hearts used a clever combination of simple stamping and embroidery to make these fruity kitchen accessories.  If tea towels aren’t your thing, this motif would also be cute on a tote bag, a t-shirt, or any other fabric item that could use a bit of sprucing up!  [how …

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[29 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Garland | 637 views]
Make a Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Garland

National Ice Cream Month may be drawing to a close, but it’s pretty much always a good time for ice cream so we are going to keep in celebrating until the very end!  This fun ice cream garland from Karin and Freja at The Crafty Swedes very cleverly uses parts of a recycled egg carton to create cones – genius!  Go grab all of your yarn scraps …

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[27 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make DIY Watercolor Washi Tape | 1,062 views]
Make DIY Watercolor Washi Tape

Can’t find washi tape in the right colors to match your project?  Then make your own!  Laura at Paper & Pin used watercolor paints to make these pretty, unique tapes with a soft, ethereal quality.  For different looks, you could use the same tape-making technique with Sharpies, colored pencils, or anything else you and your collection of art supplies can dream up!  [how to make …

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[15 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse | 770 views]
Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse

Dollhouses are great fun, but a traditional dollhouse can be expensive and take up a lot of room.  Short of cash and storage space?  Make a collapsible dollhouse out of foam core board!  We’ve seen similar ideas before, but in this twist from Jessica at Mad In Crafts, you can write on the walls of this dollhouse with chalk!  That means you can redecorate as …

$5 and Under, Accessories, cheap crafts, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[14 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,334 views]
Make DIY Layered Necklaces

Have you noticed the trend of layered necklaces? They are selling adorable layered necklace sets on websites like Modcloth and Anthropologie, but you don’t have to shell out for those when you can make layered necklaces yourself! Check out my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love and make your own, from dozens of layered necklace kits. [how to make a layered necklace]
Each kit costs about $3.27 and …

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[8 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Fruit Slice Balloons | 931 views]
Make Fruit Slice Balloons

Deck out your next barbecue or pool party in fresh, fruity style with these DIY fruit slice balloons!  These mylar balloons in bright solid colors got a sweet makeover at Balloon Time, using tissue paper and a few other basic supplies to transform them into wow-worthy party decor.  Use this method to create other motifs as well, not just fruit.  The possibilities are limited only …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 567 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …

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[17 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Firecracker Party Favors | 758 views]
Make Firecracker Party Favors

Can you believe that the 4th of July is just a little over two weeks away?  (Is anyone else’s summer flying by waaaaay to fast?)  If you’re planning a get-together over the upcoming holiday weekend, remember that no party is complete without party favors!  These cute firecracker favors from Vanessa at Tried & True are quick and easy, and you can churn out a whole …