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[17 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,885 views]
Make Jewelry from Hardware:  Part 1

I’ve noticed a lot of great looking jewelry being made with hardware.  I like the rugged, steampunk look of this unconventional jewelry, and wanted to give it a try.  I found several interesting building kits in the toy section at Dollar Tree, and they were full of interesting hardware.  I bought one of the kits (to build a dog?) and started playing with the pieces.

So …

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[16 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,382 views]
Make Crocheted Rings

Oh, yarn scraps.  If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you probably have a ton of them.  What do you do with all of those bits that are too short for most projects but too long to just throw away?  Heidi from Hands Occupied came up with this easy crochet tutorial, turning bis of pretty yarn into adorable rings!  It’s a great beginner crochet project, as …

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[15 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,424 views]
Make a Wire Heart Crown

Crowns and tiaras are objects that can me made in endless ways using a myriad of different materials.  This example by Stephanie from Make and Tell requires only a spool of wire and a pair of pliers – and if you have super nimble fingers, even the pliers are optional!  You could also add other embellishments to this design by stringing beads onto the wire as …

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[14 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,300 views]
Make DIY Marquee Letters

Hosting a movie night?  Really wow your guests with these DIY marquee letters!  Jordan from Oh Happy Day used – believe it or not – foam core board and posterboard to create these fab light-up letters.  The lights she used were about $15 a string at Target, but you could just as easily use cheaper strands of lights (preferably LED lights to reduce the risk …

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[13 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,675 views]
Make Tissue Paper Flower Lights

Head down to the basement and unpack those Christmas lights – they’re not just for Christmas anymore!  Elise from Grow Creative turned a string of lights into a bright, colorful addition to her summer decor by adding a little tissue paper!  She achieved this particular look by using a circle punch with a scalloped edge to create her flower; try using different punches or even cutting freehand …

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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 6,820 views]
10 Handy Sewing Tutorials to Up Your Game

Want to up your sewing game? These handy sewing tutorials help make your projects – from plushies to clothing – look finished and professional.

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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,655 views]
Make a Painted Driftwood Mirror

We’ve seen driftwood-trimmed mirrors before, but never like this!  Alisa Burke has a wild style we love, and she brings that crazy artistic eye to this project by adding a little paint and yarn.  If it’s too wild for your taste, you can adapt it with different colors; for instance, white and blues and some sisal twine would make it fit nicely into a beachy, …

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[10 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,553 views]
Tutorial: Elegant Table Decor from Pulp Pots

I love finding ways to make dollar items look like they’re something much more high end.  I find that a nice metallic paint is one way to up the “wow” factor of a simple item.  When I saw a pack of 10 seed pots for $1 in Target’s dollar spot, I grabbed them.  Not for gardening, but for crafting, of course!    With a little …

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[9 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 691 views]
Summer Nail Art: Watermelon Manicure

I love nail art.  But – and this is a really big but – I am generally not patient, coordinated, and artistic enough to pull off a nail art manicure on my own.  I recently saw a really cute video tutorial for watermelon nails and, while fairly basic compared to many other nail art tutorials I’ve seen, it still felt like it was a little …

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[8 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,414 views]
Make a No Sew American Flag Shirt

Dress for the 4th of July in DIY style with this easy waving flag shirt – no sewing required! With a clever use of materials, Ginger from Gingerly Made used ric rac to simulate the waving motion of a flag in the breeze. This motif isn’t limited to shirts either – add a waving flag to a tote bag, whip one up on …

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[7 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 3,250 views]
Make Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a great way to add both functionality and personality to your garden space. Haeley from Design Improvised wanted to out some in her garden, so she snagged a couple of plain pavers from Lowes at a price of $1.30 each and spruced them up with a pretty paint job! I love her playful combination of colors and the honeycomb pattern she …