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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 559 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,086 views]
Tutorial: Button Wreath

Are you a button saver?  Do you see an old mayonnaise jar full of buttons at a yard sale and find it impossible to walk away?  Do you have more buttons than you even know what to do with?  Then this project is for you!  Turn that button collection into a cute wreath.  It’s easy, and will give you an excuse to keep bringing home …

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[3 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 503 views]
Make a Valentine Holder from a Trash Pail

Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and if you’re like me you have to help your kids decorate boxes to collect Valentines in at school.  I never seem to have any shoe boxes around when I need them, so I’m always looking for alternatives.  Here’s a solution you may not have thought of:  use a dollar store trash bin!  I turned a green bin into …

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[2 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 269 views]
Tutorial: Easy Faux Chalk Valentine Treat Bags

Need to make lots of cute Valentine treat bags? Then you are probably also looking for an idea that is quick and easy – and this project fits the bill! This basic idea is easy to adapt to use whatever stickers, embellishments, and treats you happen to have on hand. You can even use different size bags, so you can wrap up …

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[1 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,164 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
Project estimate:

Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …

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[27 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 479 views]
Tutorial: Glitter Tape Necklace

I’ve been a Duck Tape fan for a long time, so I’ve always loved their selections, but some of their new products are really taking things to a whole ‘nother level!  My favorite of the newest additions to their line is definitely their glitter tape.  That’s right, rolls of glittery goodness.  Glitter that doesn’t shed, and that you can add quickly and easily to anything …

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 784 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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[24 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 804 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

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[21 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 708 views]
Tutorial: Despicable Me Inspired Valentine Nails

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner- and if you’re anything like me, that means lots of cute themed nail designs to celebrate the season. These adorable minion themed nails are not only incredibly easy, but quite the conversation starter as well. If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s Day design, check out these heart nails from last year. With a bit of creativity and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 663 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 …