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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 900 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 | No Comment | 1,852 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 | No Comment | 2,883 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 …

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[1 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,864 views]
Make a DIY Cupcake Cloche

I love covered cake plates. Of course, everything you love is even better when it is in miniature! This darling cupcake cloche stand from Refresh Restyle is not only adorable but will save you big money over buying one of these in a store! It’s the perfect way to make dessert extra special. [how to make a gold glass cupcake cloche]
Project estimate:

Glass candle plate, $1 …

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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,332 views]
Make Cement Valentine Hearts

Looking for a non-candy Valentine trinket idea that’s a little more on the grown up side?  Check out these cement conversation hearts from Chelsea at Lovely Indeed!  This is yet another of the million-and-one uses we’ve seen for those silicone ice cube trays that they have for each season at Dollar Tree, and the resulting heart makes a nice little bauble to decorate your desk.  …

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[26 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,754 views]
Make Felt Animal Envelopes

One of my favorite cheap craft supplies is felt. My local store has a price break when you buy three sheets, so every time I go in needing a sheet of one color I come out with two extras. Which, of course, has added up to quite a large felt stash over the years. So, what can you do with felt? Well, Eva at Handmade …

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[23 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 46,383 views]
10 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

What is it about making Valentine’s gifts for guys that’s so darn difficult? Really, I have a hard time coming up with gift ideas for my husband at any holiday. Do you struggle with finding DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for the guys in your life, too? Check out these manly solutions!

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[22 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 16,394 views]
10 Candy-Free Valentine Gift Ideas

Between food allergies, concerns about kids hyped up on sugar, and schools outright banning Valentine candy, sometimes it’s just best to give non-edible treats to your classmates and friends. Here are 10 sweet ideas that won’t break the bank!

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[19 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 1,547 views]
Make Conversation Heart Thumb Tacks

Conversations hearts: the chalky, talkative Valentine’s Day classic.  People either love them or despise them.  For me, they rank second only to candy corn in the Disgusting Holiday Candy category, but I do have to admit that they’re cute.  So if you’re not going to eat them, what else can you do with them?  Vanessa at Tried & True decided that they would make adorable …

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[18 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 628 views]
Make Yo-Yo Valentines

In an age when many schools have banned the exchange of candy for Valentine’s Day, what other little treats can you attach to a card? As it turns out, lots of things! Andrea at The Graphics Fairy found some wooden yo-yos in Target’s dollar spot and knew they would make a great valentine idea. Just add some vintage images and presto! Valentine yo-yos! Give them …