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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 604 views]
DIY No-Sew Stenciled Burlap Table Runner

Like a lot of you, I’m crazy about burlap!  It’s such a versatile fabric that can be used in so many ways.  I wanted to add some color and pattern to my table with a new table runner, so I reached for natural and colored burlap to make my own.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you control everything, from the color to …

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[26 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 383 views]
Make Faux Sparklers

These fun faux sparklers would make great decorations for a New Year’s Eve party, or would be fun as photo booth accessories!  Alicia and Geneane of Spark & Chemistry made these using bits of tinsel glued to cake pop sticks, but bamboo skewers would also work.  Put some in a vase, use them as plant stakes, or use them anywhere else that needs a festive touch! …

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[24 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,084 views]
Make Snowman Salt and Pepper Shakers

Christmas may be almost come-and-gone, winter is digging in its heels and sticking around for a while, so you still have plenty of time for snowman crafts!  Debbie at Debbie Doo’s used salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store to make these cuties – use them on your table this winter, or they are even cute enough to add them to your decor elsewhere! …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,239 views]
Make a Winter Wreath Out of Mesh Shower Sponges

Crafting supplies can get expensive, and I’m always looking for inexpensive substitutes, especially when a trip to the craft store is out of the way.  These colorful mesh shower sponges reminded me of floral mesh, so I decided to use them to make a pretty, light up winter wreath for my daughter’s door.

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[22 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,609 views]
Make DIY Bottle Brush Trees

As an obsessive saver of scraps, I love seeing a good project for using up leftover odds and ends.  And as someone who also thinks that bottle brush trees are absolutely adorable, I have to admit that this project made me squeal audibly when I stumbled across it.  Virginia from Fynes Designs demonstrates how to use any fibers you have in your stash – yarn, …

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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 689 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[9 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 732 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[2 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,186 views]
Make Cork Angel Ornaments with Recycled Items

I’m always holding on to odds and ends like corks, bottle caps, lids, and other items in the event that I can use them someday.  For this project, I decided to pull out various bits and pieces that I’ve been collecting or that are left over from other projects to make some unique, recycled angel ornaments.  I used styrofoam balls from Dollar Tree for the heads, …

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[25 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 962 views]
Tutorial: Faux Gold Leaf Mirror DIY

I always pick up at least one bag of these fabric leaves at Dollar Tree each year.  They’re such a pretty, inexpensive product to craft and decorate with.  Last year I let my kids scatter them on the table for decor, and we used some as tail feathers for our paper turkeys.  This year, I decided to give them a metallic finish to create a …

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[23 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 933 views]
Make an Oversized Paper Holly and Berries Garland

A large, fancy garland doesn’t get much more affordable than this – because it’s made out of paper!  Brittany from The House That Lars Built assembled it with some clever cutting and folding.  To get the curved leaves she used paper that came on a roll – if you are using flat paper you could curl it around a tube to get the same effect, or …