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[1 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait | 589 views]
Make a Glow in the Dark Penguin Family Portrait

Whether your are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or you need a fun gift idea for another family, everyone is sure to love these adorable penguins.  The project also has a secret – it glows in the dark!  It would make a super cute gift for Christmas, housewarming, or even to celebrate a new addition to the family.  [how to make …

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[12 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 684 views]
10 Washi Tape Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just two days away, but it’s not too late to get crafty! Grab your favorite washi tape and try some of these Valentine’s Day washi tape crafts!

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[8 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Make Inexpensive Valentine Gifts | 874 views]
Make Inexpensive Valentine Gifts

Need some inspiration for inexpensive yet very nice and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts?  Our pal Tanner from A Little Craft In Your Day demonstrates two fun ideas in this video!  First he makes a project that has been very popular in our DSC Facebook group, a gumball machine made out of a flower pot and a glass bowl, followed by a heart candy collage.  Watch the …

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[7 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Dishwasher Safe Sparkly Heart Drinking Jar | 627 views]
Make a Dishwasher Safe Sparkly Heart Drinking Jar

There is no holiday more perfectly suited for glittery crafts than Valentine’s Day. Combine that with the mason jar trend and the durability needed to survive a family with kids and you end up with these sparkly heart mason jar mugs from Creative Green Living. Thanks to dishwasher safe Mod Podge, the mugs can even go in the dishwasher following a 28 curing period. [how …

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[12 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 2,746 views]
10 Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Instead of spending money on Valentine’s Day teacher gifts that are just going to get regifted, give your kid’s awesome teachers something they will love and keep!

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[10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope | 779 views]
Tutorial: DIY Soap on a Rope

Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s hand to have around!  See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!  Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that …

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[27 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 2,286 views]
Tutorial:  Custom 3D Notebook

This year for Christmas, I made custom journals for my kids.  They were definitely a hit!  The “secret ingredient” for this project was a plastic shield from the toy section that had a crest on it.  Disassembled, the crest from the shield makes a great 3D embellishment for the cover.  After a little bit of a paint treatment, the cheap look of the plastic is …

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[13 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel | 2,859 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[4 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on 10 DIY Monograms for Holiday Giving | 2,415 views]
10 DIY Monograms for Holiday Giving

Personalize your holiday gifts with cute, handmade monograms. You can add monograms to all kinds of cute gifts, from totes and towels to mugs and mason jars.

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[28 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,398 views]
Tutorial:  Kitchen Towel Angels

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who enjoys spending time in the kitchen?  Turn a collection of practical kitchen items into a fun present by making a kitchen towel angel!  With a few rubber bands and a little folding, you can easily transform a potholder, a dish cloth, and a dish towel into this heavenly doll.