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[13 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,330 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 | 1,069 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 …

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[8 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 696 views]
Designer Inspired DIY Burlap Wall Art

Burlap is still hot in home decor, and it’s such a versatile medium to craft with!  I saw these adorable customized monogram prints at Pottery Barn Kids, and decided to make my own version.  I recycled an old art frame and repurposed a burlap bag to create an inexpensive version of a high end product.  Here’s how:

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[5 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,056 views]
Make Puffy Paint Printed Fabric

I have to admit, I haven’t personally used puffy paints since about 1994.  They’ve never been my favorite, but after seeing this tutorial from Alisa Burke, I am starting to think that I need to give them another try!  Using her technique, you can turn a piece of plain fabric into a custom print with any patterns and colors you want.  I might try this process …

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[4 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 528 views]
Make Wine Cork Photo Holders

If you are a wine drinker and a crafter, chances are you have a stash of corks.  Looking for a cute way to use up a few of them?  They make adorable photo holders!  Enid at A Charming Project whipped these up out of a few common supplies.  They would look fabulous on your desk or mixed in with traditional framed photos in a display …

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[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,415 views]
Tutorial: Make a DIY Summer Clutch

Using an unlikely dollar-store item, you can make an easy summer clutch inspired by high-end fashion.  Holes are hot right now. This year, sporty summer fashion is including a lot of eyelet, perforated fabric, leather and mesh. You can try out this trend for less than $3.

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[1 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,705 views]
Make Jewelry From Hardware:  Part 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed my series on how to make jewelry from a single $1 box of hardware.  Once I started playing with the hardware pieces, it was really fun to come up with different ways to transform them into jewelry.   I hope I’ve inspired you to look at items in a different way and to find beauty in unexpected places!  That’s one of …

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[30 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,052 views]
Make Embroidery Floss Embellished Sandals

So, you have a pair of strappy sandals.  They’re cute, but kind of plain.  How do you give them a little more personality?  Allison from Mom Spark had a great idea – embellishing them with embroidery floss!  The effect is reminiscent of a friendship bracelet, and you can customize the color combination to make your sandals match anything in your wardrobe!  And if you tire …

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[24 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,327 views]
Make Jewelry from Hardware: Part 2

Last week I showed you how to make a faux rusty bracelet using hardware.  I’m using pieces from this kit I found in the toy section at Dollar Tree, and teaching you how you can make FOUR different pieces of jewelry by using this single $1 box.  Last week’s piece was a bit grungy, this week I’m going with a more sleek look.

Since Independence Day …

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[21 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,936 views]
Make Rolled Paper Picture Frames

Are you a paper saver?  Do you keep scraps left over from other projects, junk mail, and old magazines?  Here is a great idea for using up some of that stash!  Instructables user Doodlecraft (aka Natalie) rolled up her scrap paper and used it to decorate this fabulous picture frame.  It’s a simple process but it is a little time consuming, so this would be a …