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[7 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Statement Stone Necklace | 1,320 views]
Make a Statement Stone Necklace

Take a few pretty focal pendants made of stone, and turn them into a pretty statement necklace. This Statement Stone Necklace takes less than an hour to make, and uses three pretty focal pendants that cost just $1 — for all THREE (from my sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems — affiliate links included in this post). I braided three chains to make a sturdy chain for …

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[14 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | 985 views]
Tutorial: Faux Succulent Sleigh Holiday Centerpieces

This is one of those ideas that just came together serendipitously, and I love how these little succulent-filled sleighs turned out. Ever since they started selling faux succulents in the floral department at Dollar Tree I’ve been keeping an eye out for things I could fill with them. Over the course of the summer I kept coming across little sleigh-shaped baskets, and I knew they’d …

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[27 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders | 693 views]
Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders

When it comes to Halloween decor, my preferred aesthetic is spooky-but-not-too-spooky. These dripping blood candle holders fit right in with that look! Making them is extremely easy because gravity does most of the work. They’re a great finishing detail for a Halloween mantel, centerpiece, or anywhere else you need a little touch of creepy!
Project estimate:

Glass candle holders or jars, on hand or $1 and up
Red …

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[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,160 views]
Tutorial: Candy Corn Inspired Candles

A couple of weeks ago I was at the store and came across an endcap of clearance crafts supplies, including some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint for 92 cents a bottle.  SCORE!  The colors I found are called delicate (yellow), inheritance (orange), and everlasting (white), and I knew immediately I wanted to use them to create a muted, subtle version of candy corn colors.
But should I …

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[3 Sep 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,673 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Reading Light

As the mother of four boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage them to read. Adding a few extra minutes of reading time at bedtime is a great way to encourage budding readers! One way to make reading time even more fun is to give kids a reading light they can use in their dark bedrooms. Here’s a quick and easy …

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[26 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,479 views]
Make Pencil Jewelry

Pencils are a staple back-to-school supply – but they are also equally fabulous as a craft supply!  At Curly Made, Daniela used some pencils to make an assortment of coordinating jewelry, and we think they’re absolutely adorable!  There are lots of options for customizing this project, since pencils come in so many varieties.  (And this is a great excuse to buy some with pretty or …

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[20 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 156,190 views]
Tutorial: American Flag Bandana Wreath

It’s always a good time for showing off your patriotic pride! Whether you use it to display for patriotic holidays, you show it in support of a national sports team, or you just want to add a bit of red, white, and blue to your decor, this American flag inspired bandana wreath is a fabulous way to dress up any wall or door.

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[15 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1,050 views]
Tutorial: Map Desk Set

Could your desk use a little help in the organization department? Make yourself a set of organizers using an assortment of items from the recycling bin! I covered mine with free maps I got while on vacation. You can use newspaper, magazine/book pages, scrapbook paper, wallpaper, music sheets, wrapping paper, or anything else you want to decorate yours!

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[13 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1,085 views]
Tutorial: Gold-on-Gold Paper Lanterns

You only need two supplies to make these sweet gold-on-gold paper lanterns for between $1 and $3!

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[10 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Primitive Flag Tray | 1,329 views]
Tutorial: Primitive Flag Tray

Flag Day is coming up this weekend and the 4th of July is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to make yourself a patriotic serving tray! This one uses a simple antiquing technique to make it look like it’s been in the family for generations.