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[22 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 112 views]
Make a Floral Balloon Photo Backdrop

Got a party coming up any time soon? A photo backdrop is a great addition to any celebration! Sarah Johnson made this colorful backdrop out of balloons and fresh flowers, and it would be perfect for everything from weddings to birthday parties to family reunions! Built on a chicken wire framework, this project can also be customized to fit any size wall. [how to make a …

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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 801 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …

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[11 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 457 views]
DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe

You might have noticed I’ve become a tad bit obsessed with making body scrubs, and for good reason! One, the dollar store has a huge amount of great ingredients that make fabulous scrubs (on a budget), and two, I have never smelled so good in my whole life (I have been using all the scrubs I make for these recipes every day in the shower). …

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[10 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 338 views]
Make a Patriotic Pillow Cover

Throw pillows are one of my vices. I fall firmly in the “You Can Never Have Too Many” camp! But I’ve discovered that it’s a lot cheaper to simply DIY pillow covers that I can use to temporarily change my decor. This works well for seasonal decor like the patriotic look of summer. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created these fool-proof patriotic pillow covers that are …

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[8 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make | 458 views]
9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make

My kids love to raid the recycling bin for craft supplies (lately my 9 year old son has been creating weapons, but I digress!). Here are nine ideas for crafts you can make using cereal boxes (and no guns on the list–you’re welcome!). I posted this article over at eBay: [9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make]

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe | 368 views]
5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe

Last week, I went crazy and made several DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store, and I gotta tell you, I smell DELICIOUS this week! If you are a coffee lover like me, you will love this 5 Minute DIY Coffee & Coconut Sea Salt Scrub Recipe! It is so easy to make, and has several benefits for your skin – …

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[3 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper | 416 views]
Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper

I’ve always loved the look of packages wrapped in brown paper, and it makes a great jumping-off point for lots of creative DIY gift wrap ideas. It’s the perfect time of year for this particular idea from Germany-based blogger Motte, who used a basic printmaking technique to make paper with a nature-inspire motif! The delicate fern leaves make a beautiful, intricate pattern when repeated. You …

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[31 May 2016 | One Comment | 495 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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[25 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles | 545 views]
Make Crocheted Slippers with Flip Flop Soles

We’ve seen a lot of clever flip flop makeovers over the years, but this one just might be the best! Jess from Make & Do Crew combined flip flop soles with cotton yarn for a light-airy pair of slippers that is perfect for summer! For this project you might even want to “splurge” on a $3 or $4 pair of flip flops instead to get …

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 248 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …