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[2 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on 2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts | 1,647 views]
2 Easy Fall Leaves Crafts

Fall leaves are my favorite decoration! I love fall, so I came up with two inexpensive craft ideas using fall leaves (or faux fall leaves) for the Live.Craft.Love blog — you can use some dollar store materials to make these cute crafts: a paper plate fall leaf wreath, and a mason jar lamp.
You can find sparkly leaf shapes, paper plates, mason jar lamp adapter kit, …

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[30 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata | 621 views]
Make a Jack-O-Lantern Pinata

Having a Halloween party?  It’s not really a party without a pinata!  And on such a candy-centric holiday, it’s even more appropriate.  Using a basic pinata-making technique, Jamie at Eighteen25 whipped up this adorable and super easy pumpkinheaded guy.  She even provides a free printable of Jack-o-lantern facial features, so all you have to do is glue!  [how to make a Jack-o-lantern pinata]
Project estimate:

Balloon, on …

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[28 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,139 views]
Tutorial: Candy Corn Inspired Candles

A couple of weeks ago I was at the store and came across an endcap of clearance crafts supplies, including some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint for 92 cents a bottle.  SCORE!  The colors I found are called delicate (yellow), inheritance (orange), and everlasting (white), and I knew immediately I wanted to use them to create a muted, subtle version of candy corn colors.
But should I …

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[25 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make Pencil Gift Tags | 895 views]
Make Pencil Gift Tags

One of my favorite craft tools is the humble paper punch.  Oh how I love paper punches!  They are so much more versatile than some people give them credit for.  If you have a few basic punch shapes in your collection, you can create all kinds of other designs, like these super clever pencils by Amber at Damask Love.  They are great for teacher gifts, …

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[24 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,353 views]
Make Medusa Head Wall Art

As a Halloween decorator, my tastes tend to run a little toward the macabre, but with a bit of sophistication.  So when I saw this fun Medusa head wall art from Jennifer Perkins, I swooned a bit!  Hers is made using some dimensional wall art that she found at a thrift shop, but you could also use a painting.  This project is just one element of …

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[22 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 1,001 views]
Make a Crepe Paper Halloween Wreath

If your Halloween decorating tastes run in the spooky-yet-sophisticated category, then this is a project you must see!  Over at Live Craft Love, Laura made this showstopping wreath out of unexpectedly simple materials – recycled cardboard and crepe paper streamers!  The texture of the crepe paper gives it a bit of extra spookiness – for a different look you could also try this technique with …

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[21 Sep 2015 | 41 Comments | 1,201 views]
Burlap Ribbon Milk Bottle Vase And a Giveaway

Today I have shared a very special (and simple!) tutorial for creating these cute vases made of milk bottles (or recycled coffee bottles), using pretty burlap ribbon and baker’s twine. I’ve posted the tutorial for making these cute DIY fall decorations over at Ribbon Resource so go check it out! [DIY Burlap Ribbon Vases]
But stay for the GIVEAWAY!
Actually, there are TWO giveaways!

Go enter to win …

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[18 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern | 1,638 views]
Make a Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern

If you spend much time in thrift stores or going to yard sales, you have probably seen a bajillion wicker paper plate holders.  Next time you see them, grab ’em and make some of these cute Jack-o-lanterns by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods.  And if you find a whole stack pf plate holders, you can cut out all kinds of different faces to make a fun …

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[16 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Skeleton Hand Halloween Wreath | 2,042 views]
Make a Skeleton Hand Halloween Wreath

Give spooky a sophisticated twist with this skeleton hand wreath!  Vanessa from Tried & True gave the plastic hands a visual upgrade with the help of some metallic sliver spray paint.  It’s amazing what a big difference you can make with a little paint!  We also love that the center of her wreath is a chalkboard, allowing you to customize and change the sentiment on …

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[15 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on DIY School Supply Wreath – Teacher Gift Idea | 807 views]
DIY School Supply Wreath – Teacher Gift Idea

Kids are back in school, and that means it’s time to think about teacher gifts! Here’s a quick and easy wreath you can make with stuff you can find at the dollar store — a School Supply Wreath. Find my tutorial over at Live.Craft.Love: [school supply wreath]

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[14 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on Make Your Own Dip Dyed Ribbon | 731 views]
Make Your Own Dip Dyed Ribbon

A fancy ribbon is a great touch to add to a beautifully wrapped gift or an endless variety of craft projects, but fancy ribbon can also be expensive.  That is, unless you make your own.  This gorgeous ribbon was made by Melissa at The Sweet Escape out of – get this – old bed sheets!  All you need to make some for yourself is plain fabric …