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[11 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 3,366 views]
Tutorial: DIY Wired Headband

As a gal who loves everything retro and vintage, one of my go to hair accessories is a wire headband.  Ever seen one?  It’s kind of like a scarf with wire in it, and you can wrap it around your head in a variety of ways to make an adorable fashion statement.  (Or just hide the fact that you didn’t have time to do your …

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[10 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,222 views]
Make a Wire Infinity Necklace

Kirsten from Studs and Pearls has been at it again!  That girl has quite the eye for cheap-and-easy-and-elegant jewelry projects, and this wire infinity necklace is no exception.  The infinity symbol has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, used in popular culture to represent unending affection or other similar sentiments.  Give them to the important people in your life to let the know …

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[9 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 7,800 views]
Make Curly Paper Flowers

As far as I am concerned, spring can’t get here soon enough this year. After a year of record-breaking snowfall, I am ready for grass and flowers. If you just any wait any longer to see some flora, why not make some yourself? Instructables user Muhaiminah Faiz came up with these phenomenal flower spikes that remind me of hyacinths – one of my springtime …

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[8 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,668 views]
Make a Mosaic Flamingo

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about garden projects! We’re big fans of the ol’ classic pink plastic flamingos, so it’s no surprise that we love this quirky mosaic flamingo by Lucy at Lucy Designs. Starting with a plain flamingo, you can make your own with a few tiles, a little grout, a fair amount of time, and lots of …

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[7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,924 views]
Make a Faux Galvanized Cake Stand

Galvanized metal has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as farmhouse and shabby chic design styles come back into fashion.  Love the look but don’t want to fork over the cash for some of the fancy galvanized pieces you see at places like West Elm or Pottery Barn?  If you shop the fancy catalogs, galvanized serving pieces can cost $30 or more.  Maysem …

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[6 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,210 views]
10 Clever Pincushion Tutorials

If you’re been sewing for any length of time, you probably have one of those sweet little tomato pincushions. Mix things up a bit with a custom, homemade pincushion instead! We’ve got 10 pincushion tutorials for you, so you can find the perfect one to fit your sewing needs. The best part? You probably have most of what you need to make these suckers in your stash or lying around the house!

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[5 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,116 views]
Tutorial: Toy Animal Photo Holders

Hi there! Katie here today from Punk Projects! I love using inexpensive items in my crafting. If it involves upcycling, I’m all for it! I took a trip to the Dollar Tree to get some inspiration for today’s post and I found these awesome plastic toys.
I decided to use these toys to make some fun photo holders to display on your desk, shelf or wherever. …

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[4 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,409 views]
Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Stopper

I bet that every one of us has a trophy lying around somewhere, collecting dust.  Wouldn’t it be fun to turn that old item into a fun useable piece?  Here’s my solution:  make a unique cork bottle stopper!
I have a plethora of trophies from my dad’s car show days, so I didn’t have to look far to find a trophy to work with.  I have …

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[3 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,410 views]
Make a Designer-Inspired Spin Vase

When Kathy at The Budget Decorator saw Crate & Barrel’s set of  “spin” vases, she instantly knew she could make something similar herself, and she knew it would cost far less than the $25 retail price of even the smallest one in the C&B collection.  Her results are impressive – you’d have difficulty picking the knockoff out of a lineup!  And since she achieves the …

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[2 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 4,319 views]
10 Crafts for Babies and Expectant Mothers

The DSC family is growing!  In case you didn’t hear, our fearless leader Heather recently had a baby!  That makes a total of four boys – and one very busy mommy.  To celebrate, we surprised her with a whole week of baby-related crafts, throwing a virtual baby shower here on the blog.  Did you miss it?  No worries!  Here is a recap of the week: …

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[1 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,215 views]
Make a Mardi Gras Bead Wreath

Mardi Gras is coming up in a few days!  We love a good Fat Tuesday celebration, and our favorite part (of course) is the beads.  We’ve seen lots of amazing Mardi Gras bead crafts over the years, and many of them come from our creative pal Aunt Peaches.  If we had a who-loves-Mardi-Gras-beads-more contest, she’d probably win.  Last year she used some of her bead …