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[12 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 912 views]
Make Washi Tape Butterfly Lights

Have you seen the butterfly and dragonfly shaped strings of LED lights at Dollar Tree?  I’ve been eyeing them up recently and wondering what kind of crafty thing I could do with them.  Then, along comes Jessica from Mad In Crafts with this quick and colorful DIY!  After wrapping each butterfly’s wings in washi tape the lights are bright and cheerful even when they aren’t …

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[11 May 2014 | No Comment | 892 views]
Make Rolo Graduation Cap Favors

In celebration of her little brother’s graduation, Katie from Made to be a Momma decided to make some favors for his graduation party.  This simple idea is quick to make even in larger quantities and can easily be customized to match any school’s colors by changing the color of the paper and ribbon.  She used empty wrappers from the candies on top of her caps; …

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[10 May 2014 | No Comment | 480 views]
Make Wood and Copper Necklaces

Sometimes the simplest materials can make a huge impact!  Take, for example, these necklaces by Mandy over at See Kate Sew.  Combining unfinished wooden beads with copper tubing from the plumbing department, the unrefined materials give a surprisingly sophisticated result.  Be sure to check out all of her variations on this design as well – there are lots of ways to string the beads and …

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[9 May 2014 | No Comment | 566 views]
Make Gift Wrap Book Covers

A stack of pretty books is a great addition to a mantel of vignette.  But what if you don’t have any pretty books?  Rather than spending money on fancily-bound editions that are just for show, why not beautify your existing books instead?  Tracie at Cleverly Inspired used some pretty gift wrap to dress up a few books, making them blend seamlessly with the rest of her …

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[8 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,691 views]
10 Craft Projects to Bust Your Stash

Is your bin of yarn or box of fabric scraps overflowing? Don’t live with the clutter! Grab those free craft supplies, and try some of these stash-busting craft projects!

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[7 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,782 views]
Make Wire Vases

The gals over at A Beautiful Mess are always sharing amazing projects, like these decorative wire vases that Mandi made.  While they don’t hold water, they are a fabulous way to display silk flowers, dried flowers, or any other flora that doesn’t need a drink.  The finished form is wrapped in strips of fabric to give it a softer look; try using different fabrics to …

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[6 May 2014 | 6 Comments | 5,699 views]
Make a Garden Dragonfly from a Whisk

The never ending winter has finally wrapped up, and I’m ready to head outside and do some gardening!  I love to put fun, unusual critters in my yard, like frogs doing headstands and turtles with bobbling heads.  I wanted to make something to add to this year’s decor, so I decided to try my hand at metal “art” (ha!)
I used an inexpensive whisk to create …

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 704 views]
Make a Mother’s Day Pill Box Gift

It’s one of those always-in-stock-at-the-dollar-store items that you know must have many crafty possibilities: the weekly pill box.  Those seven little slots are just right for holding all kinds of little odds and ends.  But have you ever thought of using them to give a gift?  Beckie at Infarrantly Creative whipped up a free Mother’s Day printable that turns one of these medication dispensers into …

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[4 May 2014 | No Comment | 553 views]
Make Burlap and Lace Topiary Trees

I’ve been a little bit burlap-obsessed lately, and suddenly it’s showing up all over in my decor.  And not just by itself, either; I have been head-over-heels for the combination of burlap and lace together.  Over at Mrs. Greene I made these springy burlap topiaries out of foam cones and glass candlesticks, which I intended as decorations for spring but like so much that I …

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[3 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,163 views]
Make a Doily Bowl

Doilies aren’t just for making a place to display dusty knick-knacks at grandma’s house.  No, there are so many more things you can do with them!  When Amy at DIY Candy found some colorful doilies in a dollar bin she knew she had to have them, and eventually the idea struck to turn them into these cute bowls.  A dousing in fabric stiffener gives them …

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[2 May 2014 | 9 Comments | 5,098 views]
Tutorial: Floral Statement Necklace

Celebrate spring with an easy and inexpensive floral statement necklace inspired by one from Kate Spade that is no longer available.

This necklace can be made quickly made from silk flowers, fingernail polish and ribbon.