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[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 501 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 …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 470 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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[3 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 684 views]
Tutorial:  Doll-size Winter Hats

Can’t knit or crochet but need a cute cap for a doll, snowman, or other craft project? If you have a sock, rubber band or twist ties, scissors and hot glue, you’re good to go!

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[8 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 872 views]
Tutorial: Paddington Ears Headband & Free Printables

Paddington is coming to theaters January 16, and in honor, I created a fun and furry bear ears tutorial. Now you can dress like Paddington when you go to see the movie, which is based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond and from producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER).  You just need a few inexpensive supplies to create this fetching headband (do you think cast …

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[7 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,911 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 | 1,196 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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[9 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | 1,454 views]
Make Pine Cone Turkeys

The ol’ handprint turkey is a classic Thanksgiving craft, and lately we’ve been seeing some fun variations on it!  This one comes from Lia Griffith, who came up with a pinecone-and-felt turkey that is so incredibly cute!  You can work these into a Thanksgiving centerpiece or other vignette, or you could even attach slips of paper with names on them to turn these into fun …

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[21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | 684 views]
Quick Halloween Craft:  Glowing Ghosts

I’m always impressed by the cute solar powered items at Dollar Tree.  These pretty little lamps caught my eye, and I thought they’d make lovely patio table decor.  Now that Halloween is here, I quickly transformed them to match the holiday.  This simple, easy project would make great party decor!
 
Project Estimate:

Solar Light – $1
Cheesecloth – on hand
Stickers – on hand
Ribbon – on hand

Total:  $1

Step one: …

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[18 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 558 views]
Make Halloween Pencil Toppers

Less than two weeks to go util Halloween!  If you still have crafting to do, the clock is ticking, but luckily you still have plenty of time left to make these adorable pencil toppers from Nina at Waffle Flower!   You can run with this idea in so many different directions, because there are a ton of ways you could dress these up with different faces …

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[16 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,175 views]
10 Pumpkin Crafts for Fall

Fix yourself a pumpkin spice latte, put on your coziest sweater, and try some of these fun pumpkin crafts. This list is a mix of pumpkin crafts for kids and for adults, so there’s something for everyone.