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[3 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 441 views]
Make Recycled Canister Sharks

It’s that time of year again – our annual Crafty Shark Week!  Are you ready for tons of shark-y fun?  We’re kicking it off with these recycled canister sharks by Kara at The Joys of Boys.  She created them to use as Valentine treat holders, but they’re also great just because.  It’s a great use for things like drink mix containers, mini Pringles cans, or …

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[2 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,286 views]
Make a Yard Yahtzee Game

It’s getting down to the end of summer – but it’s still not too late for some back yard summer fun!  And what’s more fun than a classic game, like Yahtzee?  Emily at Nap Time Creations made a super-sized version of the game out of a 4×4 post cut into squares.  (This would be a great use for post scraps left over after building a deck!) …

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[1 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 4,395 views]
10 DIY Wall Art Ideas

I love the way a new piece of wall art can change the feel of a whole room. These are some simple wall art ideas that you can make on the cheap without looking like they were made on the cheap. That can be our little secret.

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[31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 1,129 views]
DIY School Lunch: Helping Kids Pack Healthy Meals

I’m gonna be honest with you and admit that I dislike packing lunches every morning. It’s one of my most-loathed chores. This year, my boys are old enough to take on the task themselves (in fact, I am not making this up, they are right this minute packing their own snacks up into a backpack for a trip outside to play.)
I have a three-part plan …

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[30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 1,482 views]
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownie

(Our food contributor Stacy from Fancy Shanty brings us another phenomenal recipe today!)

We like to kick off the new school year with a sweet and special treat for the teachers and staff to say welcome back, we missed you! This Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownie recipe will surely score points galore making you the number one mom at school, plus it tastes great with a morning …

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[29 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,740 views]
Tutorial:  Butterfly Garden Art from a Whisk

As I’ve mentioned several times in other posts, I have been slowly putting together a “fantastical” garden area inspired by the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland.  My garden is made up of tea pot and tea cup creations, and I’m also filling it with whimsical DIY garden art.
I made a dragonfly out of a whisk, and my daughter liked it so much …

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[28 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,237 views]
Make DIY Leather Sandals

Would you believe that these leather sandals started out as ordinary, inexpensive flip flops?  True story!  Caitlin from The Merry Thought transformed them with a little bit of leather, turning them into something far more fashionable.  It’s a great project for using up scrap leather from other projects; if you don’t have leather on hand, check thrift stores and yard sales for old leather garments, …

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[27 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 2,143 views]
Make Melted Bead Solar Light Covers

Check out these fabulous flower solar lights from Instructables user Shomo09!  Plain path lights get a colorful makeover with the addition of a plastic cover – a cover made from melted pony beads.  You will definitely want to buy a pizza pan to use for this project – don’t use your good one!  Once you’ve finished using it to melt the beads you should no longer …

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[26 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 1,266 views]
Decorate Baskets with Yarn

Baskets, baskets, baskets.  There are shelves full of them at every dollar store and thrift store in which I’ve ever set foot, and a giant box full of them at most yard sales (likely located somewhere near the table full of flower vases and coffee mugs).  What can you do with all of those baskets?  Haeley from Design Improvised took a bit of yarn and …

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[25 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 570 views]
Make Leather Drawer Pulls

Need some unique hardware for that furniture piece you’ve been working on?  Traditional hardware can be pricey – especially the more interesting pieces.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Nicole from Visual Heart made these loop-style pulls out of an old belt – the perfect that is worn out or no longer fits!  If you don’t have a belt laying around, check your local thrift stores, …

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[24 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,617 views]
10 DIY Coasters Tutorials

Summer is all about cold beverages, and when you’ve got a frosty drink, you need a coaster. And, of course, you need that coaster to be cute. Cute and handmade. Now that’s a coaster worthy of the cocktail you’re sipping! Here are 10 DIY coasters to choose from!