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[27 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders | 404 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 …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, Holiday Crafts, Tutorials »

[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 992 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 …

$5 and Under, Headline, Kids, Tutorials »

[3 Sep 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,074 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 | 1,204 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 | 1,504 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 | 849 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 | 834 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 | 1,055 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.

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[3 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Eye Shadow Balm | 1,284 views]
Tutorial: DIY Eye Shadow Balm

Heather’s favorite eye shadow isn’t a standard powder; instead, it comes in the form of a balm-like stick. Curious if she could recreate this type of product herself, she tried this fun experiment with dollar store lip balm and eye shadow!

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[2 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on DIY Beach Themed Centerpiece | 875 views]
DIY Beach Themed Centerpiece

Coastal decor is a great way to incorporate beach items into your decorating, and summertime is the perfect time for maritime themed items. Here’s how you can take an old fish bowl and turn it into a catalog worthy centerpiece, for just a few bucks.