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[28 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 969 views]
Tutorial:  Bath Time Soap Animals

I got the inspiration for this craft watching Shark Tank. The creators were looking for investors. They now sell for $14.95 and work about the same way as the ones I created.

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[24 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 332 views]
Tutorial: Personalized Superhero Drinking Glasses

Sharpie mugs are all the rage, but I’ve heard so many stories about the ink smearing off that I decided to avoid that Pinterest trend.  Instead, I decided to try glass paint markers instead.  I used them to turn my son into a superhero, and make him a personalized drinking glass.  This was such a fun, easy project that I can’t wait to make more!

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[23 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 251 views]
Make a No-Sew Owl Applique T-shirt

Looking for a quick and easy way to dress up a plain shirt?  Check out how Heather used some cute fabric to make these no-sew appliques!  This is a great way to use up scraps of cute fabrics – or a good excuse to buy the next adorable remnant you see.  Check out the how to on the iLoveToCreate blog!  [how to make a no-sew owl …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 173 views]
Make a Dress Up Crown from Old Jeans

What do you do when you have worn out a pair of jeans? If you’re like me, you put them in a basket for future crafting purposes . If you’re even more like me, you might have a few pairs in that basket but no solid plan, ahem. Clean out your scrap basket by turning old denim and scraps into this cute play crown from Creative …

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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 441 views]
Tutorial: Easy Ring Craft (Designed by My 8 year-old!)

My eight year old son Lewis and I were playing with jewelry making supplies we got in my recent epic jewelry haul, and he designed this simple ring. He shows you how to make it in this quick video!
Project Materials:

Ring blank, $1
Embellishments, $1
Industrial glue, $1

Total: $3

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[17 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 224 views]
Tutorial: Cloud Wall Art Sign

In addition to the dollar stores, I love to hunt the dollar bins at Michael’s craft stores.  The bins near the register are usually priced $1.50 per item, and there’s another section of the store with items that are arranged by collection and the prices range from $1-5.  These are great places to find little embellishments for projects and fun party favor items.  On my …

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 566 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[7 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 565 views]
Make a Dishwasher Safe Sparkly Heart Drinking Jar

There is no holiday more perfectly suited for glittery crafts than Valentine’s Day. Combine that with the mason jar trend and the durability needed to survive a family with kids and you end up with these sparkly heart mason jar mugs from Creative Green Living. Thanks to dishwasher safe Mod Podge, the mugs can even go in the dishwasher following a 28 curing period. [how …

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[3 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 504 views]
Make a Valentine Holder from a Trash Pail

Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and if you’re like me you have to help your kids decorate boxes to collect Valentines in at school.  I never seem to have any shoe boxes around when I need them, so I’m always looking for alternatives.  Here’s a solution you may not have thought of:  use a dollar store trash bin!  I turned a green bin into …

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 787 views]
Tutorial: Lego Head Night Light

My kids are wild about Legos, like many kids (and adults!)  When I spied this large mason jar at the thrift store, I thought it would make for a fun lamp.  My son commented that it looked like a Lego head, and this idea was born.  While I used a large jar, you could easily recreate this on a smaller scale with a mason jar …