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[20 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 864 views]
Make Reverse Stenciled Sharpie Ceramics

Here is a new take on the ol’ Sharpie-on-ceramics craft!  Becky at U Create used vinyl decals as a reverse stencil, masking off an area and then going crazy with markers.  This is an all-ages craft; her stippling technique seen here gives sophisticated results, but this is also a great crafts for kids, as you can see with the other examples of this project you’ll …

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,316 views]
Make Woven Yarn Bangles

Weaving is hot, hot, hot right now.  We’re not really ones to jump on every passing bandwagon, but if this is what the technique’s latest incarnation looks like, count us in!  Cintia at My Poppet wove simple patterns into these yarn-wrapped bangles, giving them a cozy character that will be great for fall!  This is a fabulous way to use up odds and ends of scrap …

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 970 views]
Make an Aromatherapy Neck Pillow from a Sock

Everyone needs a little “me” time sometimes.  Can’t get away for a spa day?  You can at least pretend!  Over at Happy Hour Projects, Adrianne shares how she made this aromatherapy neck pillow out of a sock, and it’s just the thing you need for a few minutes of relaxation!  It’s a great project for those odd socks, or pick up a colorful pair from the …

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[17 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,819 views]
10 Refashioned Tank Tops for the Dog Days

Holy summer, y’all! It’s been in the 90s here in Atlanta for pretty much a month straight. Sleeves are just not happening. You would have to be a mad woman to sport sleeves in this weather. Luckily, you don’t have to. Here are 10 DIY ways to get your tank top on.

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[16 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 890 views]
Ultimate Summer S’mores Party Idea

Stacy from Fancy Shanty is with us again today to share another phenomenal food post!
One of our favorite summer bucket list activities to do is make s’mores, but we don’t make your ordinary s’mores. Oh no! It’s either go big or go home when it comes to s’more making at our house, and today I’m sharing our Ultimate Summer S’mores Party Ideas, so you too …

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[15 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,648 views]
Tutorial: Emergency Candy Bottles

I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she recently published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm.  I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version.  Rather than a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.

Project estimate:

Colored Glass Bottle, 2 for $1.77
Non pareils, on hand or …

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[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,115 views]
Make a Bandana Bunting

When it comes to cheap fabric with an interesting pattern, bandanas are one of my favorite go-to items.  Over at 30 Handmade Days, Landee used a stack of bandanas to make an adorable bunting!  It would be great for a western-themed party, or use specific colors to make it work for various holidays or occasions.  Or make one just because they are so stinkin’ cute! …

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[13 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,355 views]
Make Hamburger Balloons

Try this clever idea for your next barbecue!  Kelly from Studio DIY took plain, yellow mylar balloons and, with the help of a little tissue paper, turned them into floating hamburgers!  They would make a great, whimsical addition to a birthday party, a family reunion, or any other gathering where you plan to break out the grill.  Or make them as a silly gift for …

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[12 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,286 views]
Make a Miniature Leg Lamp

As someone who is obsessed with miniatures, I squealed a little bit when I first saw this tiny version of the classic leg lamp (as seen in “A Christmas Story”), which was created by Instructables user seamster.  Already amazed at the scale – it’s made from a Barbie leg – I then realized something else completely amazing – this one is even a working lamp! …

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[11 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 1,140 views]
Make Computer Keyboard Jewelry

Maybe you found an old keyboard at a yard sale or thrift shop.  Maybe you had to replace yours after an oops-I-spilled-my-coffee incident shorted it out.  Whatever the reason you have that extra, unused keyboard laying around, you’ll be glad you have it around to make this geektastic jewelry!  Valentina from le idee della Vale disassembled an old keyboard and turned the keys into charms that …

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[11 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,136 views]
World’s Cutest Locker with LLZ by LockerLookz

When I was in middle school, polka dots and leggings were in, along with neon colors. Yep, you guessed it, I was a kid at the end of the 80s, beginning of the 90s! Some of the things I thought were cool back then are cool again now.  One thing that I only WISH I had back then was this cool locker decorating system, LLZ …