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[25 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on How to Create a Great College Care Package | 1,413 views]
How to Create a Great College Care Package

20 years ago today, I was starting my first day as a college freshman! My parents dropped me off in Santa Cruz, California at my college where I didn’t know ANYONE. I will never forget that first weekend — Labor Day –most of the kids at my school went back home for the extended weekend, but since my home was a 12 hour drive away, …

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[24 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make DIY Woven Patches | 1,237 views]
Make DIY Woven Patches

Oh shoot – you just discovered a hole in your favorite garment!  Sounds like you need a patch.  Check out this cute DIY patch idea from Gina Michele, who used a basic weaving loom made out of recycled cardboard and some embroidery floss to make this pretty iron-on repair that also makes a funky fashion statement.  Not only is this a great idea for repairs, …

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[21 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Rock Faces | 851 views]
Make Rock Faces

Collecting rocks is a fun activity for all ages, but what do you do with those rocks after they’ve been gathered and brought home? Use some of your larger rock finds to make these cute doll faces by Agnes at Hello Wonderful! Use them as cute decorations or as paperweights, or work them into larger projects.

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[19 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,702 views]
Make Custom Lego Blocks

If you’ve bought Legos lately, you know they can get a bit pricey – especially for sets that include specialty pieces.  But if you have a vinyl cutting machine, you can whip out your own custom blocks for much less than retail!  Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts created a cut file that gives tiny details to plain Lego blocks, turning everyday pieces into custom bits …

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[17 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,924 views]
14 Crafts for No. 2 Pencil Day

Today is National No. 2 Pencil Day! In honor of the occasion, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pencil-related crafts. With back-to-school sales in full swing, now is the perfect time to stock up on a bunch of pencils and tackle some of the projects on this list!

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[14 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Back-to-School Clipboard | 994 views]
Make a Back-to-School Clipboard

Dollar Tree is a great source for plain ol’ school and office supplies, but what if you are looking for supplies with a little more personality?  Well, you can always give those plain supplies a makeover!  Over at I Heart Naptime, Courtney gave some dollar store clipboards a school-themed makeover using vinyl and her Silhouette.  If you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, you can …

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[13 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 672 views]
Make Back to School Blocks

Summer is winding down.  Back-to-school is already here for some, and just around the corner for others.  Are you ready?  If you need a quick, simple teacher gift, check out these adorable back-to-school blocks by Susan at Organized 31.  She made hers out of some upcycled Jenga blocks that she found at a thrift store, but any small, well-sanded blocks of wood will work!  [how …

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[10 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Felt Key Covers | 1,184 views]
Make Felt Key Covers

If you’ve got a pocket full of keys, you probably know the frustration of grabbing the wrong one.  House key, office key, your friend’s key that they gave you in case they lose their copy, they key for your shed…  Keep all those keys straight with these color-coded covers by Mollie at Wild Olive!  If you felt really ambitious, you could event make this project …

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[7 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on DIY Emoji Stickers | 2,187 views]
DIY Emoji Stickers

Emojis are those little happy and sad faces that help us communicate when words fail us! Bring emojis to life with these DIY Emoji stickers. They are easy to make with craft foam shapes (which you can find at the dollar store, or craft store). Where would YOU use these emoji stickers in real life? [get the tutorial: how to make DIY Emoji Stickers]
Project Materials:

Foam …

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[7 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Mini Fruit Garland | 724 views]
Make a Mini Fruit Garland

The fruit trend in crafts this summer is something we can definitely get behind – yum! And it’s no secret that we love tiny things. So, unsurprisingly, this fruity garland got our attention. Sara from Tell Love and Chocolate cleverly put this project together out of craft foam with paint and sharpie embellishments.

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[5 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,061 views]
Make DIY Spin Art

Did you ever make spin art as a kid?  It ‘s just the right amount of random and messy and bright that make it amazingly fun!  You can easily make your own spin art using one simple tool from the kitchen – a salad spinner!  Over at DIY Candy, Cheryl shared this easy method.  You’ll probably want to reserve the spinner strictly for craft purposes …