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[9 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 512 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[4 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 988 views]
Make Cupcake Liner and Pencil Flowers

My favorite thing about spring is the return of flowers!  I’ve had flowers on my mind a lot lately, so when I saw this cupcake liner flower project from Lia Griffith I was immediately smitten.  Mounted on washi-covered pencils, a bouquet of these lovelies would make a great gift.  If you want to use these as a teacher appreciation gift, the tutorial also includes a …

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[19 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 675 views]
Make Baby Footprint Heart Art

Babies grow up way too fast, don’t they?  It seems like one minute they’re tiny and helpless, and the next minute they’re walking and talking.  Commemorate your little one’s tininess by making this adorable heart footprint art from Chickie at Crazy About My Baybah.  Make it as a wonderful gift for grandparents or godparents, or create one to add to a display of family photos …

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 3,417 views]
Make Dishwasher Safe Glitter Mugs

I feel like you’d be hard pressed to find a place that glitter doesn’t make everything better. Unless it’s in your food or all over your hands. But on projects? Fabulous! These are glitter mugs I made for my mom and wrote about on Creative Green Living. Not only is the glitter sealed so it doesn’t get in your food or on your hands but …

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 852 views]
Make Plaster Heart Sculptures

When I first saw these heart sculptures from Jean at The Artful Parent, I thought, “hey, those are cute!”  Then I saw that they were made using plaster and balloons and I thought, “wait…  what?”  So I clicked over and wow, was I ever amazed!  This process is genius, and suitable for everyone from adults down to the kiddos – though young children may have …

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[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,828 views]
5 Handmade Valentine Cards (and how they can make a difference)

Winter can be a long and lonely time of year, especially for older folks who have a harder time getting around.  In many parts of the country this has been a particularly cold and snowy winter, leaving even more elderly members of our communities homebound and isolated.  To help lift the spirits of these people, DoSomething.org has partnered with Meals on Wheels for a campaign …

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[2 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 2,453 views]
Make Metallic Striped Candle Holders

I love tall white candles. But sometimes they are so….plain. Luckily, it’s nothing a little masking tape and spray paint can’t fix! Sara from Pop Sugar dressed up these plain candles with different pattern to give them some real personality!  The variety of colors and patterns that you can put together with this idea give it nearly endless possibilities, making it easy to work them …

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[1 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,500 views]
Make a DIY Cupcake Cloche

I love covered cake plates. Of course, everything you love is even better when it is in miniature! This darling cupcake cloche stand from Refresh Restyle is not only adorable but will save you big money over buying one of these in a store! It’s the perfect way to make dessert extra special. [how to make a gold glass cupcake cloche]
Project estimate:

Glass candle plate, $1 …

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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,266 views]
Make Cement Valentine Hearts

Looking for a non-candy Valentine trinket idea that’s a little more on the grown up side?  Check out these cement conversation hearts from Chelsea at Lovely Indeed!  This is yet another of the million-and-one uses we’ve seen for those silicone ice cube trays that they have for each season at Dollar Tree, and the resulting heart makes a nice little bauble to decorate your desk.  …

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[26 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,554 views]
Make Felt Animal Envelopes

One of my favorite cheap craft supplies is felt. My local store has a price break when you buy three sheets, so every time I go in needing a sheet of one color I come out with two extras. Which, of course, has added up to quite a large felt stash over the years. So, what can you do with felt? Well, Eva at Handmade …