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[20 Jan 2016 | One Comment | 1,187 views]
Make a Sandwich Gift Box

Giving gifts is always fun, but it’s even more fun when you get creative with the wrapping! Ashley from Let’s Mingle cleverly dressed up a shoe box with some kraft paper and construction paper, turning it into a sandwich – complete with a pickle skewered into the top. You could also make a round version of this using a circular paper mache box from the craft …

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[13 Jan 2016 | One Comment | 1,826 views]
Make Composition Book Mason Jars

I’ve always loved composition books, so I was pretty delighted when I saw these composition book jars! Linda from Mason Jar Crafts Love used some easy painting techniques to imitate the classic look of a composition book, complete with front label and spine. They are prefect for use as a desk accessory, or to gift for teacher appreciation! [how to make composition book mason jars]
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[21 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Marigold Mugs | 1,336 views]
Make Painted Marigold Mugs

Handpainted mugs make great Christmas gifts. Is there a tea or coffee lover on your list? Try this technique and make them something extra special! This stunning floral design by Alison at iLoveToCreate is easier than you might think. (Note that this particular project is done with special mugs and paint markers that are food-safe. If you use other glass paint markers that are not food-safe, you should …

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[25 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pencil Gift Tags | 871 views]
Make Pencil Gift Tags

One of my favorite craft tools is the humble paper punch.  Oh how I love paper punches!  They are so much more versatile than some people give them credit for.  If you have a few basic punch shapes in your collection, you can create all kinds of other designs, like these super clever pencils by Amber at Damask Love.  They are great for teacher gifts, …

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[13 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 665 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 | 1,655 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 | 3,174 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 | 2,195 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 | 7,270 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 | 860 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 …