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[1 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,565 views]
Make Jewelry From Hardware:  Part 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed my series on how to make jewelry from a single $1 box of hardware.  Once I started playing with the hardware pieces, it was really fun to come up with different ways to transform them into jewelry.   I hope I’ve inspired you to look at items in a different way and to find beauty in unexpected places!  That’s one of …

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[30 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,005 views]
Make Embroidery Floss Embellished Sandals

So, you have a pair of strappy sandals.  They’re cute, but kind of plain.  How do you give them a little more personality?  Allison from Mom Spark had a great idea – embellishing them with embroidery floss!  The effect is reminiscent of a friendship bracelet, and you can customize the color combination to make your sandals match anything in your wardrobe!  And if you tire …

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[29 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,954 views]
Make Embroidery Hoop Industrial Orbs

I love the look of industrial-inspired home accents, but they can come with a hefty price tag.  That’s why if I do add one to my decor, it will probably be a DIY version like this one from Shannon at AKA Design + Life.  Since embroidery hoops are inexpensive and come in a wide variety of sizes, and one can of stain goes a long …

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[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,362 views]
Make Coffee Can Ice Cream

Have you ever made your own ice cream?  It turns out you don’t need a fancy machine to do it – you just need a couple of coffee cans!  Megan at Coffee Cups ans Crayons demonstrates how surprisingly quick, simple, and fun it is to use this method.  She also has a great post about how to make ice cream in a plastic bag!  Who …

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[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 596 views]
Make Patriotic Straw and Bead Jewelry

Whether you’re looking for an activity to entertain the kids at this years 4th of July BBQ or you just need a quick craft to fill a summer afternoon, this easy patriotic jewelry by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy is a great project!  The resulting pieces are fashionable enough that tweens will actually wear them, and easy enough that even little finger can help.  Her post also …

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[26 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 3,545 views]
10 Storage Ideas for Your Fabric Stash

Do you have a bit of a fabric storage situation? Me too. My fabric is overflowing all of its precious shelf and closet space, and it needs some wrangling! Check out these tips for storing fabric on the cheap and keeping it organized!

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[25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 600 views]
Giveaway: Pick Your Playground

There are a lot of things we LOVE about summer- BBQ’s, lazy days, swimming, vacations, evenings without homework & SO MUCH MORE! We especially love the quality time we are able to spend with our family, which is why we are super excited about today’s giveaway!

Raise your hand if you’d like to win with a fabulous prize that will help create lasting summer memories …

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[24 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,283 views]
Make Jewelry from Hardware: Part 2

Last week I showed you how to make a faux rusty bracelet using hardware.  I’m using pieces from this kit I found in the toy section at Dollar Tree, and teaching you how you can make FOUR different pieces of jewelry by using this single $1 box.  Last week’s piece was a bit grungy, this week I’m going with a more sleek look.

Since Independence Day …

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[23 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,120 views]
Make Hawaiian Punch Cookies

Have you noticed that Dollar Tree often carries the little single-serving packets of Hawaiian Punch and other drink mixes?  While I’m not a fan of drinking the sugary results, I do enjoy a good, sugary cookie – so I imagine that this Hawaiian Punch cookie recipe from Kelly at Smart School House would be a much more favorable way for me to consume those packets!  They …

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[22 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,348 views]
Make an Eraser-Stamped Shirt

With the 4th of July right around the corner, there is no better time to start DIYing for the holiday than now.  This adorable shirt from Jessica at Cutesy Crafts was made with a genius technique – stamping around a masked area with a pencil eraser!  The effect is sort of fireworks-y, making it perfect for the occasion; you could also change the shape and …

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[21 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,759 views]
Make Rolled Paper Picture Frames

Are you a paper saver?  Do you keep scraps left over from other projects, junk mail, and old magazines?  Here is a great idea for using up some of that stash!  Instructables user Doodlecraft (aka Natalie) rolled up her scrap paper and used it to decorate this fabulous picture frame.  It’s a simple process but it is a little time consuming, so this would be a …