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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 233 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 151 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament


Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on hand or $1
Clips, $1 and up
Battery operated taper candles, $1 and up
Stapler, on hand
Hot glue, on hand
Black tape (duct or electrical), on hand

Total: $2 and up
I covered the pink parts if the clip with black tape.  (I tried painting it with acrylic paint and nail polish but neither worked, both scratched off.  You may have different results if you are using a different type of clip …

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[13 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 481 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[11 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 404 views]
10 DIY Modern Menorahs

Hanukkah starts next week! Are you planning to dust off the old menorah or buy a new one? What if this year you got rid of that gaudy, fake gold monstrosity and replaced it with some handmade goodness?

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 842 views]
Tutorial:  Ornament Wreath

A wreath made out of ornaments has become a classic Christmas decoration. If you’ve always wanted one, you will be happy and surprised to find out just how easy and cheap it is to create your own! You can even use scratched or damaged ornaments for this project, making it a great way to give new life to old decorations that might otherwise …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 571 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[7 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,247 views]
Snowglobe Ornaments from Dollar Store Party Goblets

Here’s a cute and clever idea — create a snowglobe ornament out of dollar store plastic party goblets and miniatures. I made a set of these over at the Live.Craft.Love. I love how they turned out! This craft would also be a ton of fun to make with kids. Find the instructions here: [how to make snowglobe ornaments]
Project Materials:

Plastic wine glasses
Mini Christmas figurines
Mini sisal trees
Stiff …

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[2 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 943 views]
Make Cork Angel Ornaments with Recycled Items

I’m always holding on to odds and ends like corks, bottle caps, lids, and other items in the event that I can use them someday.  For this project, I decided to pull out various bits and pieces that I’ve been collecting or that are left over from other projects to make some unique, recycled angel ornaments.  I used styrofoam balls from Dollar Tree for the heads, …

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[1 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,588 views]
Tutorial: Frozen Winter Topiary

We often have readers inquire about what they can do with certain recycled items, including the K-cups from Keurig coffee makers.  Would you believe that this wintery topiary uses them as one of the main supplies?  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Keurig, you can also use Dixie cups or other small cups for this project as well.  This topiary will make a great …

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[30 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 614 views]
DIY Glitter Deer Bookends

Glitter — love it or hate it? Either way, you have to admit that it’s super pretty! Over at Live.Craft.Love, I’ve create a set of pretty glittered deer bookends that are reversible — blue on one side, green on the other! You can customize these bookends to your own decor colors. Find out how to make them: [reversible glitter deer bookends]
Project Materials:

Unfinished Wood Tabletop Deer (2)
Bricks …