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[6 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make Simple Photo Luminaries | 830 views]
Make Simple Photo Luminaries

I love making photo crafts, and I love them even more when they are simple and pretty! These Simple Photo Luminaries by Amanda Formaro of CraftsByAmanda are such a great idea. You can make them from recycled jars, or buy a plain prayer candle at the dollar store to decorate. Find the instructions at MyPrintly: [how to make simple photo luminaries]
Materials Needed:

Photo printed on paper, …

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[4 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Make Easy Treats on a Stick inspired by the State Fair | 529 views]
Make Easy Treats on a Stick inspired by the State Fair

One of the things that fascinates me most about the State Fair is all that yummy fair food! Some state fairs boast over 50 items that are served on a stick. Over at eBay, I shared instructions for making three simple and yummy foods on a stick: S’mores on a Stick, Choco-Bananas on a Stick, and Chocolate-Covered Oreos on a Stick. Find out how to …

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[29 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile | 387 views]
Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile

Right about now, my kids are getting a little tired of being home, playing together, and the heat of the summer. Any time I can provide them with a new activity, it’s received well, and gives them (and me) some minutes of peace. Last week, we made this cute Airplane Mobile, and the 10 year-old and 8 year-old had a blast making it. It’s simple …

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[19 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Jewelry Projects & a Jewelry Supply Sale Alert: Fire Mountain Gems Dutch Auction | 685 views]
3 Jewelry Projects & a Jewelry Supply Sale Alert: Fire Mountain Gems Dutch Auction

Fire Mountain Gems’ largest sale of the year, the Dutch Auction, just hit a new low! With Dutch auctions, discounts get deeper as the sale progresses. Today, over 5,000 beads, gems, jewelry and more have been discounted to 60% off! Inventory is limited, so buy now to get the items you want. Products shown below may contain affiliate links.
Fire Mountain Gems is my favorite online …

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[11 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Make Foam Fruit Stamps | 474 views]
Make Foam Fruit Stamps

Citrus fruit is a fun and timeless print for summer. Make your own citrus-themed stamps using craft foam with this easy tutorial from Tattooed Martha! Add this motif to fabric, wrapping paper, or any other surface that you can think of to stamp. You can also use this method to make other DIY stamp shapes! [how to make foam fruit stamps]
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Craft foam, on hand or …

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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub | 728 views]
5 Minute French Vanilla Cappuccino Sugar Scrub

I have recently fallen in love with creating DIY salt and sugar scrubs with ingredients from the dollar store. They are quick and easy to make, but I was REALLY sold as soon as I used one of these scrubs in the shower. Now I can’t take a shower without using one of my custom scrubs, and I smell DELICIOUS! If you are a coffee …

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[27 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Ice Cream Cone Banner | 516 views]
Make a Paper Ice Cream Cone Banner

Every summer party needs ice cream, right? Make this cool treat the star of the show with an adorable ice cream cone banner! Kimberly at Bugaboo City created a free pattern that you can download to make your own. If you are a scrapbooker or enjoy other paper crafts, you probably even have enough odds and ends in your scrap pile to make at least a …

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[26 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks | 535 views]
Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks

I attended my first coed baby shower this week (for my brother & his wife – yay for a new nephew!), and I was in charge of bringing an activity for the party. I wanted to provide a fun and creative baby shower activity that would result in a gorgeous gift for the baby, so I set up a DIY Quilt Block station and had …

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[22 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Floral Balloon Photo Backdrop | 1,150 views]
Make a Floral Balloon Photo Backdrop

Got a party coming up any time soon? A photo backdrop is a great addition to any celebration! Sarah Johnson made this colorful backdrop out of balloons and fresh flowers, and it would be perfect for everything from weddings to birthday parties to family reunions! Built on a chicken wire framework, this project can also be customized to fit any size wall. [how to make a …

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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,572 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …

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[11 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe | 907 views]
DIY Coconut & Mint Foot Scrub Recipe

You might have noticed I’ve become a tad bit obsessed with making body scrubs, and for good reason! One, the dollar store has a huge amount of great ingredients that make fabulous scrubs (on a budget), and two, I have never smelled so good in my whole life (I have been using all the scrubs I make for these recipes every day in the shower). …