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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 613 views]
Tutorial: Woodland Themed Cupcake Stand

We celebrated my nephew’s first birthday recently, and my sister chose an adorable woodland gnome theme for the party. I offered to make a cupcake stand for the party and recruited my husband to help me with it (because I can’t be trusted with power tools!) I love the project that we made together! Keep reading to learn how you can make an adorable woodland …

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,151 views]
Tutorial: Button Wreath

Are you a button saver?  Do you see an old mayonnaise jar full of buttons at a yard sale and find it impossible to walk away?  Do you have more buttons than you even know what to do with?  Then this project is for you!  Turn that button collection into a cute wreath.  It’s easy, and will give you an excuse to keep bringing home …

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[5 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,819 views]
10 Cute Bookends to Get Your Bookcase in Order

Don’t you love the look of a nice set of bookends? Of course, they keep your books from falling over, but they can also turn a boring shelf into a sweet vignette. These are some simple DIY bookends that you can make!

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[1 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 1,281 views]
Tutoral: Faux Wall Sconce

Love the look of a fancy wall sconce, but don’t think you have the decor budget to get one?  This again!  This lovely “faux” sconce can be used to hold seasonal silk branches or with a built in shelf, a night light with battery operated candles.  Or any other lightweight items you can fit into it!
Project estimate:

Foam core board, on hand or $1
Poster board, on hand …

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 915 views]
Tutorial: Lego Head Night Light

My kids are wild about Legos, like many kids (and adults!)  When I spied this large mason jar at the thrift store, I thought it would make for a fun lamp.  My son commented that it looked like a Lego head, and this idea was born.  While I used a large jar, you could easily recreate this on a smaller scale with a mason jar …

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[24 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 851 views]
Tutorial: Custom Tissue Box Cover

Tissue boxes come in a lot of fun prints these days, but it’s still sometimes difficult to find a box that matches your decor.  Don’t want that box of tissues on the end table to stick out like a sore thumb?  Make yourself a custom tissue box cover, and then no matter which tissues you buy, they’ll always look good with your decor!

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[20 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 709 views]
Tutorial: Penguin Valentine Holder from a Milk Container

This sweet little penguin craft is a project that has served me well over the years.  I came up with the idea over 15 years ago when my apartment complex held a balcony decorating contest.  The grand prize:  one month free rent.  As a cash strapped newlywed, I needed to come up with a winning idea that wouldn’t cost much to make.  I came up …

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[5 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 458 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Fringe Garland

A while back I was at a local discount store and they were selling huuuuuuge spools of ribbon – 50 yards per spool – for just $1.49 each. I didn’t really need it, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but it was such a good deal that I couldn’t pass it up and threw a few assorted colors into …

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[2 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 1,090 views]
Make a Gold Snake Bowl

Some crafts are of the you’ll-love-it-or-you’ll-hate-it variety, and I have a feeling this project falls into that category.  What do you think of this snake bowl by Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof?  Personally, I am firmly in the LOVE IT camp!  It’s sure to be a conversation piece.  Her method for making the bowl is quite clever, so make sure you check out her great …

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[31 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 1,122 views]
DIY Moroccan Lanterns

I’m a fan of Moroccan-inspired decor, especially the luxurious lanterns and light fixtures. Over at Live.Craft.Love, I created some DIY Moroccan lanterns with a clever trick – anyone can make these! [how to paint moroccan inspired lanterns]
Materials Needed:

Darice 6? Filigree Lanterns.
Glass Paint.
Liquid Leading for Glass (or Black glass paint).
Printer and Moroccan Lantern Pattern Template.
Masking Tape.