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[1 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 471 views]
Make a Pom Pom Hand Towel

Though they can sometimes be impractical, I have always loved decorative towels.  My grandma always called them “guest towels”, which I never found to be a very good name because when we came to her house as guests we weren’t allowed to use them – they would be on the rack in front of plain towels, and we were to dry our hands on those, …

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[4 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 894 views]
Make a Button and Tassel Keychain

I am a saver of scraps and random odds-and-ends, so I am always on the lookout for ideas that are good for using up my stash of little tidbits.  If that also describes you, you’ll love these button tassel keychains from Julie at Sum of Their Stories!  Stylish, cute, and easy, these are a great stashbusting project, and would also make wonderful gifts.  You could …

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[13 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 1,323 views]
Make Notebook Tea Towels

With school back in session, it’s a good time to start thinking about teacher appreciation gifts!  It’s no secret that we love tea towels, and these notebook tea towels by Liz at Say Yes are particularly cute!  If you can sew in a straight line, you can make these – no fancy sewing skills required.  Which also makes it a great beginner sewing project, so …

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[24 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,721 views]
10 DIY Coasters Tutorials

Summer is all about cold beverages, and when you’ve got a frosty drink, you need a coaster. And, of course, you need that coaster to be cute. Cute and handmade. Now that’s a coaster worthy of the cocktail you’re sipping! Here are 10 DIY coasters to choose from!

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[5 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,846 views]
10 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is coming up in just a week and a half, but you’ve still got one crafting weekend left to make a gift for dad! Whether you need something to gift your own pops or a gift idea that you can help your kids make for their daddy, there’s something for everyone on this list. Happy Fathers day, y’all!

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[28 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 881 views]
Make Washi Tape Necktie Father’s Day Cards

It’s nearly time for Father’s Day again.  Honor dear ol’ dad this year with a spiffy shirt and necktie card from Omiyage Blogs!  You can mix and match the colors and patterns of the paper and washi tape used to make these cards match dad’s personal style.  You could even substitute a bowtie in place of a necktie.  Or if dad isn’t a tie guy at …

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[23 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,092 views]
Make Jute Wrapped Wooden Utensils

I’m a big fan of things that are as functional as they are pretty – which is why my art collection consists mostly of functional pottery and I have trivets hanging on the wall above my table as art.  That practical side of me is in love with these jute-wrapped utensils by Bonnie at Uncommon Designs!  Perfect for a housewarming or hostess gift, they take …

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[5 May 2014 | Comments Off | 777 views]
Make a Mother’s Day Pill Box Gift

It’s one of those always-in-stock-at-the-dollar-store items that you know must have many crafty possibilities: the weekly pill box.  Those seven little slots are just right for holding all kinds of little odds and ends.  But have you ever thought of using them to give a gift?  Beckie at Infarrantly Creative whipped up a free Mother’s Day printable that turns one of these medication dispensers into …

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[27 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 1,707 views]
Make Mother’s Day Tea Bags

Is your mom a tea drinker? Here is a Mother’s Day gift idea she will love! Lia Griffith made these wonderful Mother’s Day tea tags that she has provided as a free printable, which she attached to some handmade tea bags. If you’re short on time (or just don’t have any loose tea laying around), you could also attach these tags over top of the …

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[9 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,121 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 …