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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 373 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 359 views]
Make Hamster Hacky Sacks

Let’s all say it together now:  “Awwwwwwww!”  I mean, seriously, how adorable are these hamster hacky sacks?  Instructables user miss_who whipped them up using kids-size socks!  Of course, you caould also use adult-sized socks to make a larger version as well.  Since each hacky sack only takes one sock, this is a great project for odd socks that you may have laying around.  (And who doesn’t?!) …

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[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,669 views]
Make DIY Gel Air Fresheners

This is one of those projects that made me stop and marvel – it’s such a good idea!  Sara from Bitz & Giggles made these beautiful jars that function as air fresheners, making your home look prettier and smell prettier st the same time.  With fall merchandise on the shelves it’s the perfect time to replicate these for your seasonal decor.  For other seasons you …

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[6 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 802 views]
Make Stamps from Household Objects

Scrapbooking, card making, art journaling, gift wrapping, wall decor…  There are lots of reasons why you might find yourself needing to add some visual interest to a background, and stamping is a great way to do that.  But don’t feel like you are limited to just the options in your rubber stamp collection!  Heather Greenwood gathered up a bunch of common household items and wrote …

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[5 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 474 views]
Make Clothespin Dinosaurs

Rawr!  How awesome are these felt-and-clothespin dinosaurs by Amanda at Crafts By Amanda?  And thanks to the free pattern she has provided, you can whip up your own with just a couple of basic supplies.  You could even adapt this idea to make zoo or farm animals, monsters, or anything else you can dream up!  [how to make clothespin dinosaurs]
Project estimate:

Clothespins, on hand or $1
Paint, …

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[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 3,910 views]
10 Homemade Hot Drink Recipes for Fall

I love a hot drink as much as Carrie Poppy, but those fancy coffee and tea drinks are crazy expensive. You can save a lot of money this fall and winter by making your own hot drinks at home. Bonus: since you’re cooking from scratch, you can control the ingredients. That means you can make your hot drinks healthier than the coffee shop variety, too!

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[3 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 573 views]
Make a Faux Wrought Iron Necklace

With the seasons changing, it’s last call for summery garden wares before they are gone off of the shelves for the year.  And you’ll definitely want to try to get your hands on a couple of things once you see this fabulous jewelry tutorial from Michelle at Mich L. in L.A.  With just a few dollars worth of supplies she created this fun and funky faux …

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[2 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 440 views]
Tutorial: Paint a Retro-Inspired Ice Cream Bowl

I was tickled to find these adorable ice cream dishes at Dollar Tree. The shape reminded me of these cute bowls I had seen on Etsy.  Since the seller no longer offers them, I had been looking for a way to make my own.  I think I succeeded!  Here’s how you can paint your own retro inspired ice cream bowl.

Project estimate:

Ice cream dish, $1
Chalky Finish Glass …

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[1 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 582 views]
Make Newspaper Pom Poms

When it comes time to throw a party on a budget, decorations don’t get much cheaper than these fabulous recycled newspaper pom poms!  At DIY Candy, Jacy shows how to turn a stack of old news into new baubles with just a little bit of folding and cutting.  In addition to making great decorations on their own, you could make a garland out of them, …

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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 228 views]
Make Ribbon Bike Tassels

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of good bike riding weather ahead, so it’s still a good time to make these DIY bike tassels!  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will show you how you can whip them up in a jiffy!  Don’t need bike tassels?  I think that a garland of these ribbon tassels would also be really cute, perhaps …