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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 207 views]
Make a Kid Art Collage Quilt

Who doesn’t love kid art?  Heather recently took the artwork of her son’s third grade class to a new level with this fun quilt idea!  In addition to being a great classroom activity, you could also have your child do an entire quilt themselves over time.  If you have a large family, each grandchild could make a square to present as a fabulous gift for …

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[7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 667 views]
Learn a Basic T-Shirt Cutting Technique

I’m sure we all have stacks of t-shirts that are out of date or don’t fit.  Instead of leaving them in a pile in the closet, why not craft with them?  I’m going to show you a very simple technique for t-shirt cutting and looping that can be applied in different ways.  It looks complicated, but it’s not!

 
Project Estimate:

T-shirt – on hand
Scissors – on hand

Total: …

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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 334 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …

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[31 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 199 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel

I love to decorate fabric with stencils and paint, and the huge variety of products available makes it easy to create really unique pieces.  Who wants a store bought shirt when you can make your own?  I used awesome black light paint from Tulip to make apparel that glows!

Project Estimate:

T-shirt or bib – $1
Stencil – on hand
Neon Black Light Paint – $5 for 3 pack

Total: …

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[29 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 259 views]
Make a No-Sew Vest T-shirt

It’s getting to e spring cleaning time – are you clearing out your closets this year?  Heather has a great idea for you to recycle an old vest into a fashionable new shirt, no sewing required.  This is a great idea for those dress clothes that your kids have worn once and then promptly outgrown!  Get the details how to make this fun shirt over …

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[17 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 876 views]
Tutorial: Easter Bunny Decor from Wood Spools

I’m a big fan of whimsical, colorful decor.  Easter is such a fun holiday to craft for because there are so many creative ways to make chicks, bunnies, and other spring critters.  For this project I used cute craft wood spools to make itty bitty bunnies.

Project estimate:

Wood Spools – $1.50 for pack
Craft paint – on hand
Twine – on hand
Googly Eyes – on hand
Mini pompoms – …

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[11 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 586 views]
Tutorial: Paper Towel Roll Cuff Bracelet

Heather recently ordered a mega awesome mystery box full of all kinds of fun jewelry making stuff.  And ever since, she’s been on on a roll with DIY accessories!  For this project, she created a recycled cuff bracelet out of a recycled cardboard tube and some washi tape.  It would be a great craft to do with kids!  Watchthe video below to see how to make …

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[3 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | 919 views]
Tutorial: Mini Easter Wreath

Dollar Tree is a great place to find inexpensive styrofoam pieces for crafting.  I like to stock up on the egg shapes when Easter is here.  I combined several small styrofoam pieces to make an adorable mini wreath for Easter.  This would be cute on a dorm door, in a window, on an office bulletin board, or any other small space that could use some …

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[28 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,277 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 | 518 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!

Project …