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[24 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 167 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 273 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 367 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Fringe Garland

A while back I was at a local discount store and they were selling huuuuuuge spools of ribbon – 50 yards per spool – for just $1.49 each. I didn’t really need it, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it was such a good deal that I couldn’t pass it up and threw a few assorted colors into …

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 845 views]
Make a Gold Snake Bowl

Some crafts are of the you’ll-love-it-or-you’ll-hate-it variety, and I have a feeling this project falls into that category.  What do you think of this snake bowl by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof?  Personally, I am firmly in the LOVE IT camp!  It’s sure to be a conversation piece.  Her method for making the bowl is quite clever, so make sure you check out her great …

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[31 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 882 views]
DIY Moroccan Lanterns

I’m a fan of Moroccan-inspired decor, especially the luxurious lanterns and light fixtures. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created some DIY Moroccan lanterns with a clever trick – anyone can make these! [how to paint moroccan inspired lanterns]
Materials Needed:

Darice 6? Filigree Lanterns.
Glass Paint.
Liquid Leading for Glass (or Black glass paint).
Printer and Moroccan Lantern Pattern Template.
Masking Tape.

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[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 591 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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[28 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,172 views]
DIY Wooden Spool Wreath

Have extra scrapbooking paper that you need to use up? Here’s the perfect craft to show off that pretty paper — a wooden spool wreath! I just love how it turned out, and that I can enjoy my favorite winter scrapbooking paper displayed in such a cute way. Check out my instructions for making this wreath over at Live.Craft.Love — [how to make a wooden …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,203 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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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 674 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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[10 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,276 views]
Tutorial:  Ornament Wreath

A wreath made out of ornaments has become a classic Christmas decoration. If you’ve always wanted one, you will be happy and surprised to find out just how easy and cheap it is to create your own! You can even use scratched or damaged ornaments for this project, making it a great way to give new life to old decorations that might otherwise …