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[28 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 62 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie Globe Knockoff

In my opinion, Anthropologie has the coolest stuff but not the most budget friendly prices.  I think part of what I love about their items is their artisan quality…they look hand crafted and unique, not factory made.  It’s this characteristic that makes it so tempting to try to knock off Anthro items.  I loved the look and the idea behind this globe at Anthro, so …

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[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 265 views]
Tutorial: DIY Hand Mirror

Hand Mirror Tutorial
Project estimate:

Mirror candle base, $1
Glass candle base, $1
Knife, on hand or about $0.25 and up
Ribbon, on hand
Buttons, gems, and other embellishments, on hand or $1 and up
E6000 glue, on hand
Hot glue, on hand
Nail polish, on hand
Nail polish remover, on hand

Total:  $2 and up

Using a paper towel, wipe down the glass candle base and knife. Let dry.  Glue the mirror on the top of the …

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[25 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 240 views]
Make Washi Tape Pinwheel Flowers

Spring is a great season for pinwheels – especially these flowery pinwheels!  Jessica at Mad In Crafts made these out of vellum and washi tape.  (See?  You’ve been hoarding all of that washi tape for a good reason!)  She used vellum to make hers, but any heavier paper will work well.  It’s a fun project for Mother’s Day, or for any time!

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[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 199 views]
Tutorial: Button Bib Necklace

Mother’s Day s on the horizon!  Have you started thinking about what to make for mom yet this year?  Jewelry is a classic Mother’s Day gift option, and handmade jewelry is sure to make mom happy.  This bib-style necklace is a great project if you have a stash of buttons on hand; even if you have to go out and buy buttons, it shouldn’t cost you …

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[23 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 367 views]
10 DIY Baby Gifts that New Parents Need

Do you have a baby shower coming up? It feels like so many of my friends are having kids right now. There are so many new babies to craft for! These are some sweet DIY baby gifts that the new parents in your life will love. New parents get overwhelmed with gifts like cute clothes and stuffies. Be the shower guest that gives the parents-to-be something that they’ll use all the time. I asked my parent friends what their favorite, functional shower gifts were and included a couple of my own faves from when my guy was born.

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[22 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 400 views]
Tutorial: Glitter Bee Necklace

I bet when you see a bag of plastic bugs at the dollar store, “pretty” isn’t one of the first words to come to mind.  That is, unless you are Heather!  She elevated a plastic bee with a sparkly makeover, turning it into a trendy necklace.  After you watch this video, you will want to figure out what other ways you can turn blingy bugs …

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[21 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 448 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Tray from Photo Frames

With Earth Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a project that uses repurposed items.  I used bits and pieces from both the thrift store and my home to make a beautiful tray.  I love the way it looks on my coffee table!
Project estimate:

Frame (11 x14), on hand or $1 and up
Drawer Pulls, on hand or $1 and up
Glue, on …

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[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 524 views]
Tutorial: Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holder

We firmly believe that the three Rs should be done in order – first reduce the amount of waste you create, then reuse everything you possibly can, and finally recycle whatever is left over. And you probably use a lot of products, especially food products, that come in glass jars. How can you reuse all of those jars? One way is to …

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[19 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 382 views]
Make a Bird Nest Necklace

Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and that includes baby birdies!  Celebrate the season with Heather’s stylized bird nest necklace over at Live Craft Love.  She used freshwater pearls for her “eggs”, but you can use any beads you happen to have on hand.

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[18 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 661 views]
Tutorial: Glass Plate Suncatcher

Liven up your windows for spring with a bright, cheerful suncatcher made from a glass plate!  It’s inspired by stained glass, but unlike actual stained glass this project doesn’t require any special tools or skills.