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[31 May 2016 | One Comment | 674 views]
Make Sea Salt Scrub: Black Soap, Shea & Coconut Oil

Smooth, clean, and moisturize your skin with a homemade spa treat. Treat your summer skin with this DIY bath & body recipe for a Sea Salt scrub using Black soap from the dollar store. I posted instructions for making this yummy-smelling salt scrub over at eBay. [salt scrub recipe: black soap, shea, and coconut]

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[20 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath | 788 views]
Make a Family Tree Photo Wreath

Print your heirloom family photos and turn them into a pretty Family Tree Photo Wreath. You can customize this photo wreath with your favorite pretty paper and embellishments, or use this idea for a Graduation wreath to show your grad’s best photos from their lifetime. Find my tutorial over at MyPrintly: [Family Tree Photo Wreath]
Project Materials:

Vintage family photos, reprinted on photo paper, about $.15 each
12” …

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[23 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace | 1,181 views]
Make a Mini Leather Book Necklace

Bibliophiles, check out this adorable leather-bound book pendant necklace I designed! It is super easy to make, so make one for yourself, and all of your book-loving friends! I have posted the instructions over at eBay: [how to make a leather book necklace]

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[19 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans | 1,274 views]
3 Charming Crafts to Make from Recycled Cans

Don’t recycle your cans, reuse them! These charming ideas take cans destined for the recycling bin and transform them into adorable decorations that are perfect for Mother’s Day, party or wedding decorations, or hostess gifts. Find instructions for all three crafts in my article at eBay: [recycled can crafts]

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[9 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Make a 30 Minute Doll Blanket from Scraps | 709 views]
Make a 30 Minute Doll Blanket from Scraps

Bust into your scrap pile for supplies you can use to make this doll blanket in just 30 minutes! If you are a beginning seamster, you just need a bit of fabric to make your very first sewing project – this project is a fantastic first project for anyone! And best of all, you can use this tutorial to make a blanket in any size, …

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[12 Feb 2016 | One Comment | 1,072 views]
Make Wire Tulip Bookmarks

Do you have Spring Fever? Muhaiminah at The Craftaholic Witch has the cure – these super cute wire bookmarks in the shape of flowers! All you need to make them is some wire and some pliers. Follow her simple directions and you will have a wire tulip in just minutes, and then you can think warm and sunny thoughts as you finish up the rest of …

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[20 Jan 2016 | One Comment | 1,231 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 | 1,971 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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Mason …

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[21 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Marigold Mugs | 1,401 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 | 903 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, …