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[23 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,242 views]
Make Wallpaper Wrapped Candles

Yesterday we shared some spooky Halloween candles made using prayer candles.  Here is another idea for them that is a little more on the traditional side!  Mitzi from Mitzi’s Miscellany decorated them using bits from her collection of vintage wallpaper!  This is one of those instances where I find myself swooning over wallpaper.  Wallpaper is a funny thing like that; when it’s on a wall …

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[22 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,364 views]
Make Doily Spiderweb Candles

Stencils are a great tool for crafting on limited time and budget; you buy them once and can use them over and over, and they make it a cinch to create fabulous-looking projects.  Projects like these doily spiderweb candles by Shannon at Madigan Made!  They look like something you might find at a high-end design store;  simple glass prayer candles have never been so wow-worthy.  Another …

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[21 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 1,818 views]
Make a Gold Gilded Leaf Garland

Silk flowers and leaves can be hard to use in a classy way. Nothing says “tacky” quite as loudly as obviously fake flowers pretending to look real. As Melissa from The Happier Homemaker discovered, paint is a great way to give faux flowers a classy makeover. Naturally inspired elements with a little bling are always a win! [how to make a gold gilded leaf garland]
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[21 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 7,100 views]
Make Lacy Skeleton Leaves

Have you ever seen the paper skeletal leaves that are used for scrapbooking and other such projects?  They are gorgeous but also quite fragile.  Wanting to make a more durable version that could be used for jewelry making or other crafts, Kris at How Did You Make This? came up with a version made out of embroidery floss!  They have all of the beauty and …

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,690 views]
Make a Magnetic Pumpkin

People love the ability to change up messages. This is part of why chalkboard fever has hit the crafting world hard. Instead of chalkboard paint, Maggie from Smashed Peas & Carrots used magnetic paint to coat a pumpkin. This allows her to personalize her pumpkins in a whole new way! [how to make a magnetic pumpkin]

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,751 views]
Make Tissue Paper Embellished Lanterns

There are some items that I see at Dollar Tree that I always grab every time I see a shipment because my local store tends to sell out of them quickly, and paper lanterns are one of those things.  And since I pick up a few here and a few there, I have managed to amass quite a collection!  Most of them are in solid …

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[19 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,448 views]
Tutorial: Make Ribbon-Wrapped Pumpkin Decor with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am kind of lazy when it comes to seasonal decorations; that's why I decorate for Christmas with silver and blue, so I can call them "winter decorations" and not feel bad about leaving them up until February. It's also why I like to use a lot of pumpkins in my Halloween …

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[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,167 views]
Make Recycling Bin Musical Instruments

Keeping kids who are cooped up indoors entertained is a perennial parenting challenge. Luckily you only need to look as far as your recycling bin for hours of entertainment! Heather wrote a great post on Home Made Simple teaching us how to make a drum, rain stick, tambourine and more from items you already have on hand! [how to make DIY Musical Instruments]
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[19 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | 5,424 views]
Tutorial: Painted Shrinky Necklace (Oregon Style!)

Today I have a fun project for you starring my home state of Oregon: a Painted Shrinky Plastic Necklace. My project is part of a fun State Tour blog hop hosted by Beckie from Infarrantly Creative with bloggers representing 30 states! Be sure to go over to IC and find out all the details!

Yesterday, the tour left off with Kelly from Eclectically Vintage, who shared …

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[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,784 views]
Make a Jailbird Skeleton Halloween Decoration

Have you started working on Halloween crafts yet? With all of the holiday decor and other items finding their way onto the shelves, my mind had been reeling with so many ideas! When I came across some little wire bird cages on a recent visit to Michaels, I was struck with the idea to turn it into an old-fashioned jail cell for a little plastic …

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[18 Sep 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,355 views]
Tutorial: Washi Tape Locker Accessories

There isn’t anything in life that can’t benefit from a little washi tape makeover and these locker accessories are no exception. Upgrade these dollar store basics into a cute locker kit. Not going back to school? They make great fridge accessories, too!