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[14 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,117 views]
Make DIY Layered Necklaces

Have you noticed the trend of layered necklaces? They are selling adorable layered necklace sets on websites like Modcloth and Anthropologie, but you don’t have to shell out for those when you can make layered necklaces yourself! Check out my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love and make your own, from dozens of layered necklace kits. [how to make a layered necklace]
Each kit costs about $3.27 and …

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[13 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Seashell in a Bottle Necklace | 964 views]
Tutorial: Seashell in a Bottle Necklace

What better way to preserve the memory of your beach vacation this summer than bringing a little piece of the beach home with you?  The beach is a treasure trove of tiny shells, rocks, and bits of glass; gather up some of these itty bitty pretties and use them to make your very own beach-in-a-bottle necklace.  (Not headed to the beach any time soon?  You …

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[11 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 852 views]
10 Free Summer Clothing Patterns for Kids

Well summer is certainly in full swing, isn’t it? It’s been a scorcher here in Atlanta, and I’m grateful for summery hand-me-downs, so my kid can be weather-appropriate without breaking our budget. If you can’t get free clothes, though, you can save a lot of money by making some of your kid’s summer wardrobe yourself, right? Here are some free summer clothing patterns for kids to help you save some cash this summer. Some of these patterns are gender-specific, but even a bunch of those would really work for boys or girls. A tank top is a tank top, in my estimation!

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[9 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Foam Flower Wreath | 889 views]
Make a Foam Flower Wreath

Making wreaths is one of the best crafts, for many reasons. They are easy, fun, and provide near-instant gratification. Even kids can get in on the wreath-making action, with this pretty Foam Flower Wreath I made for Live.Craft.Love. All you need is a recycled cereal box base and a foam flower kit. Easy and fun! And after they are done, your tweens, teens, or grade-schoolers …

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[8 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Fruit Slice Balloons | 804 views]
Make Fruit Slice Balloons

Deck out your next barbecue or pool party in fresh, fruity style with these DIY fruit slice balloons!  These mylar balloons in bright solid colors got a sweet makeover at Balloon Time, using tissue paper and a few other basic supplies to transform them into wow-worthy party decor.  Use this method to create other motifs as well, not just fruit.  The possibilities are limited only …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 426 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …

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[3 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Epic Super Mario Bros. Crafts | 1,078 views]
10 Epic Super Mario Bros. Crafts

If you grew up with the Mario Brothers, these Super Mario Bros crafts will warm up your heart.

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[1 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Polka Dot Mirror | 708 views]
Make a Polka Dot Mirror

The dollar store pretty much always has mirrors on the shelf, but generally they are lacking in personality.  Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun grabbed one of those plain mirrors recently and, with a little bit of wood, gave it a makeover worthy of a high-end catalog!  Head over to her blog for the step-by-step, with minimal power tool use required!  [how to …

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[29 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants | 931 views]
Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants

I’m pretty sure that just about every crafter on the planet has an abundance of buttons – I know that personally I have thousands of them, enough to constitute several lifetime supplies for most folks.  as such, I’m always on the lookout for cute and clever button crafts.  I really love these simple pensant necklaces by Shellie at Craftbits!  It’s a great way to dress …

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[26 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Cute Recycled Garden Art Ideas | 2,636 views]
10 Cute Recycled Garden Art Ideas

Summer is officially here. Has the hot weather done a number on your garden? I don’t have any tips on helping your plants survive a heat wave, but I can show you how to make your garden look cute with things that don’t need watering and can’t die. Because they’re not plants. Hello, homemade yard accessories!