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[9 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Foam Flower Wreath | 831 views]
Make a Foam Flower Wreath

Making wreaths is one of the best crafts, for many reasons. They are easy, fun, and provide near-instant gratification. Even kids can get in on the wreath-making action, with this pretty Foam Flower Wreath I made for Live.Craft.Love. All you need is a recycled cereal box base and a foam flower kit. Easy and fun! And after they are done, your tweens, teens, or grade-schoolers …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Headline, Party Crafts »

[8 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Fruit Slice Balloons | 741 views]
Make Fruit Slice Balloons

Deck out your next barbecue or pool party in fresh, fruity style with these DIY fruit slice balloons!  These mylar balloons in bright solid colors got a sweet makeover at Balloon Time, using tissue paper and a few other basic supplies to transform them into wow-worthy party decor.  Use this method to create other motifs as well, not just fruit.  The possibilities are limited only …

$1 and Free, cheap crafts, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters | 374 views]
Make Geometric Washi Stenciled Coasters

If you are a washi tape collector, chances are you have more of the stuff than you know what to do with.  Know the feeling?  Here is a creative use you might not hav thought about – use washi in varying widths to stencil fun and funky patterns!  Over at the blog Ludorn you can find these snazzy geometric coasters.  The instructions are in German, …

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[3 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Epic Super Mario Bros. Crafts | 1,027 views]
10 Epic Super Mario Bros. Crafts

If you grew up with the Mario Brothers, these Super Mario Bros crafts will warm up your heart.

$1 and Free, Decor, Headline, High Concept »

[1 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Polka Dot Mirror | 652 views]
Make a Polka Dot Mirror

The dollar store pretty much always has mirrors on the shelf, but generally they are lacking in personality.  Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun grabbed one of those plain mirrors recently and, with a little bit of wood, gave it a makeover worthy of a high-end catalog!  Head over to her blog for the step-by-step, with minimal power tool use required!  [how to …

$1 and Free, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Wearable Crafts »

[29 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants | 894 views]
Make Wire Wrapped Button Pendants

I’m pretty sure that just about every crafter on the planet has an abundance of buttons – I know that personally I have thousands of them, enough to constitute several lifetime supplies for most folks.  as such, I’m always on the lookout for cute and clever button crafts.  I really love these simple pensant necklaces by Shellie at Craftbits!  It’s a great way to dress …

Garden Crafts, Headline, Roundup-Ideas »

[26 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Cute Recycled Garden Art Ideas | 2,550 views]
10 Cute Recycled Garden Art Ideas

Summer is officially here. Has the hot weather done a number on your garden? I don’t have any tips on helping your plants survive a heat wave, but I can show you how to make your garden look cute with things that don’t need watering and can’t die. Because they’re not plants. Hello, homemade yard accessories!

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[24 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood | 2,055 views]
Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood

There are lots of different methods for transferring printed images onto various surfaces.  We really like the simplicity and the finished look of this fun version shared by Cami at Tidbits, which uses wax paper for a quick, no-mess transfer.  She used botanical prints to make gorgeous coasters, but you can do this with lots of other wood surfaces as well, so this opens up …

$10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, High Concept, Holiday Crafts »

[22 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Button Flag Tray | 738 views]
Make a Button Flag Tray

Serve up your 4th of July treats in style with this DIY button flag tray!  Angie from The Country Chic Cottage transformed a plain wooden tray into a festive, party-ready piece that will add funky charm to your holiday spread.  Make it out of a new, unfinished wood tray, or look for an old tray at thrift stores or garage sales and give it a …

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[21 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1,328 views]
Make a Teacup Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are hot right now!  As easy to make as they are charming, Heather shows how to make your own teacup fairy garden over at Live Craft Love.  Look for teacups at thrift stores and yard sales, where you can find some really cute ones for cheap.  If you don’t have a very green thumb, you can also use faux succulents in place of …

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[19 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on 10 DIY Bag Tutorials Beyond Totes | 2,808 views]
10 DIY Bag Tutorials Beyond Totes

Tote bags are a great beginner sewing project, but sometimes you need a little bit more of a specialized bag. These DIY bag tutorials don’t have a tote in the bunch! You can raid your fabric stash or hit the thrift store for linens to make any of these bags on the cheap.