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[21 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 377 views]
Tutorial: Despicable Me Inspired Valentine Nails

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- and if you’re anything like me, that means lots of cute themed nail designs to celebrate the season. These adorable minion themed nails are not only incredibly easy, but quite the conversation starter as well. If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s Day design, check out these heart nails from last year. With a bit of creativity and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 363 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[7 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 709 views]
Make Bubble Gum Valentines

It’s getting to be that time of year again – when we dig up lots of groan-worthy, cheesy Valentine card ideas!  (My dad has a very pun-heavy sense of humor, so I have a deep appreciation and fondness for cheesy wordplay.)  This cute idea from Kelly at Smart Schoolhouse comes with a free printable tag, and makes very clever use of a plastic bag to …

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[4 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 974 views]
Make Valentine Wafer Cookies

Looking for a cute, easy treat for Valentine’s Day?  This idea from Corey at Family Fresh Meals totally fits that description!  Regular ol’ sugar wafer cookies get a big dose of personality with this simple dip-and-sprinkle method.  As simple as they are sweet, these cookies would even be great as a last-minute project!  

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[29 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 701 views]
Tutorial:  Simple Valentine Bunting

Now that Christmas has passed, Valentine’s Day stuff is filtering into the stores!  I anticipation of this year’s Valentine merch, I dug out my leftovers from last year to try to use some of them up and make room for the pending influx of new stuff.  Stash rotation time!  I decided to make a simple bunting using some gorgeous hearts that I found at Dollar …

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[26 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 383 views]
Make Faux Sparklers

These fun faux sparklers would make great decorations for a New Year’s Eve party, or would be fun as photo booth accessories!  Alicia and Geneane of Spark & Chemistry made these using bits of tinsel glued to cake pop sticks, but bamboo skewers would also work.  Put some in a vase, use them as plant stakes, or use them anywhere else that needs a festive touch! …

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[25 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,794 views]
10 Homemade Thank You Cards

Merry Christmas! Now that the gifts are unwrapped, let’s make some thank you cards!

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[24 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,075 views]
Make Snowman Salt and Pepper Shakers

Christmas may be almost come-and-gone, winter is digging in its heels and sticking around for a while, so you still have plenty of time for snowman crafts!  Debbie at Debbie Doo’s used salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store to make these cuties – use them on your table this winter, or they are even cute enough to add them to your decor elsewhere! …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,215 views]
Make a Winter Wreath Out of Mesh Shower Sponges

Crafting supplies can get expensive, and I’m always looking for inexpensive substitutes, especially when a trip to the craft store is out of the way.  These colorful mesh shower sponges reminded me of floral mesh, so I decided to use them to make a pretty, light up winter wreath for my daughter’s door.

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[22 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,599 views]
Make DIY Bottle Brush Trees

As an obsessive saver of scraps, I love seeing a good project for using up leftover odds and ends.  And as someone who also thinks that bottle brush trees are absolutely adorable, I have to admit that this project made me squeal audibly when I stumbled across it.  Virginia from Fynes Designs demonstrates how to use any fibers you have in your stash – yarn, …