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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 101 views]
Make Ribbon Bike Tassels

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of good bike riding weather ahead, so it’s still a good time to make these DIY bike tassels!  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts will show you how you can whip them up in a jiffy!  Don’t need bike tassels?  I think that a garland of these ribbon tassels would also be really cute, perhaps …

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[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 318 views]
Make a Pretty Decoden Pencil Box for Back to School

My daughter starts kindergarten today, and I wanted to send her off to school with an extra special pencil case.  I decided to make her a decoden pencil case.  Have you heard of decoden?  It’s a craft style from Japan where more is better:  more embellishments,  more glitter, more eye catching!!  I used a new product from Plaid Crafts that’s called Collage Clay.  It’s an …

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[23 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,135 views]
Make Colorful Folded Paper Book Covers

Many schools require paper book covers to protect and extend the life of textbooks.  Make your books stand out from the rest with these fun and funky book covers from Suzy at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!  Made using a paper folding technique called Iris Folding, the spiraling rainbow effect is really cool, and easier to achieve than you might think thanks to a handy, free …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 400 views]
Make an Apple Mason Jar

Show your favorite teacher a little appreciation this back-to-school season with this apple mason jar by Ashley at the DecoArt Blog!  Just a bit of paint and some simple embellishments give it a whole new look.  This idea would work with all kinds of other jars as well, so dig into that recycling bin for inspiration!  They are perfect for use as pencil holders, or …

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[21 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 899 views]
10 Washi Tape Crafts for Back to School

Is your child excited about heading back to school? Whether he can’t wait to meet his teacher or is mourning the end of summer, you can make back to school more fun by adding pops of color with washi tape. Check out these fun back to school washi tape crafts!

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[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 485 views]
Make Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks

Pencils are a classic motif for back-to-school, and Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shows just how easy it is to create a pencil design with these cute craft stick bookmarks!  They’re super simple to make and would be great to make in larger quantities because the project would be easy to set up assembly-line style.  Add names to them to quickly and easily create personalized …

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[19 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,641 views]
Tutorial: Funny Face Bookmarks for Back to School

School is starting up again, and it’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot.  Everyone, no matter whether they are in elementary school or college, needs lots of bookmarks.  Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book:  with a silly face bookmark! This project takes minutes to make, and you probably …

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[18 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 756 views]
Make a Flower Pot Apple

Looking for a cute and clever teacher gift?  Look no further!  Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy use a little bit of paint and some simple embellishments to turn a standard terra cotta flower pot into an apple-shaped container that would look adorable sitting on a desk.  Fill it with school supplies, baked goods, or anything else you can think of that fits inside.  And …

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[14 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | 782 views]
Make Fun Fruit Bouquets with Value Seekers Club (and a giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Dollar Tree. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever been in this situation? You want to host a kid’s party.  But the parents aren’t crazy about serving loads of sugar in the form of cake, cookies and other typical party treats.
No cake. No candy. No ice cream. No cookies. No ICE CREAM. Uh, now what?
I got help with this exact dilemma …

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[13 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 369 views]
Make Color Blocked Pencils

We love back-to-school time.  It’s always sad to see summer end, but fall makes up for it with some of our favorite things:  fun school supplies!  Over at The Crafted Life, Rachel used a simple color blocking technique to dress up plain pencils.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate this project – even adults need some fun office supplies every once in a …