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[23 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,060 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 | 742 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 | 1,659 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 | 1,072 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 | 1,655 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 | Comments Off | 1,005 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 | Comments Off | 7,604 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 | Comments Off | 920 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 | Comments Off | 1,874 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 | Comments Off | 3,319 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 …