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[13 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 466 views]
Make Back to School Blocks

Summer is winding down.  Back-to-school is already here for some, and just around the corner for others.  Are you ready?  If you need a quick, simple teacher gift, check out these adorable back-to-school blocks by Susan at Organized 31.  She made hers out of some upcycled Jenga blocks that she found at a thrift store, but any small, well-sanded blocks of wood will work!  [how …

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[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars | 1,304 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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[24 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood | 2,467 views]
Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood

There are lots of different methods for transferring printed images onto various surfaces.  We really like the simplicity and the finished look of this fun version shared by Cami at Tidbits, which uses wax paper for a quick, no-mess transfer.  She used botanical prints to make gorgeous coasters, but you can do this with lots of other wood surfaces as well, so this opens up …

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[17 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,786 views]
Make a Map Necklace

Is there a place that is close to your heart?  Perhaps you have fond memories of special times in a certain city, or maybe you need a going away present for someone who is spreading their wings and leaving their hometown.  There are lots of great reasons why you might want to make this beautiful map pendant by Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects!  Similarly, you …

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[14 May 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Free Softie Sewing Patterns | 1,791 views]
10 Free Softie Sewing Patterns

Got a baby shower or kid’s birthday party coming up? Free plushie patterns to the rescue! You can stitch up a 100 percent unique gift for your favorite kid.

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[12 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make Simple Cap and Tassel Graduation Cards | 694 views]
Make Simple Cap and Tassel Graduation Cards

Can you believe that graduation season will soon be upon us once again?  If you know anyone with the honor of being a grad this year, this cute and simple card idea from Jessica at Mad In Crafts is a fun idea that is easy to customize with any school colors.  This would also be a fun project if you are planning to make DIY …

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[10 May 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,168 views]
Tutorial: Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher

Use clear plastic containers to create faux stained glass suncatchers! They are as easy to make as they are pretty to look at.

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[9 May 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Perler Bead Rose Tray | 699 views]
Make a Perler Bead Rose Tray

They were one of my favorite childhood activities, but perler beads are not just for kids anymore!  Checkout this fab rose tray made by Vanessa at Tried & True.  It reminds me of a cross stitch motif, and I absolutely love it!  She even offers up a free printable template to follow so you can replicate her design easily.  Or use the tray idea without …

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[3 May 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Sea Shell Picture Frame | 600 views]
Tutorial: Sea Shell Picture Frame

Want a unique way to display the shells you collect at the beach this summer? Try making this easy picture frame!

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[23 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on 10 DIY Baby Gifts that New Parents Need | 1,936 views]
10 DIY Baby Gifts that New Parents Need

Do you have a baby shower coming up? It feels like so many of my friends are having kids right now. There are so many new babies to craft for! These are some sweet DIY baby gifts that the new parents in your life will love. New parents get overwhelmed with gifts like cute clothes and stuffies. Be the shower guest that gives the parents-to-be something that they’ll use all the time. I asked my parent friends what their favorite, functional shower gifts were and included a couple of my own faves from when my guy was born.