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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,678 views]
Make a Beachy Sea Glass Mobile

Whether you collect sea glass as you comb the beach, or you buy a bag of imitation sea glass at the dollar store, there’s no denying that there’s just something about sea glass! Create a beach-inspired mobile with a piece of driftwood and a few pieces of sea glass — I show you how over at Homemade Simple. [make a sea glass mobile] Project Estimate:

Fishing …

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[16 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 4,495 views]
Make Pom Pom Pumpkins

Any yarn hoarders in the house? (Yes, I am raising my hand!) Since I have ridiculous amounts of yarn, I am always looking for ways to use it up, particularly projects that don’t require any crocheting or knitting. That’s why I bookmarked this pom pom pumpkin tutorial by Kristen at Domestifluff. She also has a link to a pom pom making tutorial in case you’re …

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[15 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 6,561 views]
Make 3D Paper Pumpkins

I love a good paper crafting project. It never ceases to amaze me what a versatile medium it is and how many different techniques you can use with it. Would you believe that Heather from Whipperberry made these 3D paper pumpkins out of paper and wire? True story! You can make them using all of those pretty scraps of paper you’ve …

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[14 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,369 views]
Make a Football Shirt

Football is back in season! Are you ready for some tailgating? Then you might want to make one of these super-easy football shirts by Shirley at The Ribbon Retreat Blog. It’s especially adorable as a onesie – and you could also use this as a Halloween costume for a baby! (Insert “awwwww” here.) [how to make a football shirt]
Project estimate:

Shirt or onesie, on hand or …

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[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 3,427 views]
Make Photo Transfer Coasters

Nothing makes a great gift quite like something personalized with your favorite photos! Holiday gift making season is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start book marking projects like these DIY photo transfer coasters from Du Buh Du Designs. I had no idea that you could use nail polish remover for transferring photos! This is definitely going on …

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[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,049 views]
Tutorial: Make a Duck Tape® Fox Backpack

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

I love crafting with Duck Tape®! One of the great things about Duck Tape® is that you can create a super-durable fabric with it, and create just about anything you can imagine. Anything you can sew, you can Duck Tape®! I love this Fox backpack I found over at the Duck Tape® website …

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[12 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,408 views]
Make Colored Pencil Beads

Transform a pencil — or colored pencil — into a gorgeous set of beads. Create colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, magnets and more. This project would be fun for tweens (adults will need to pre-make the beads), teens, or even adults. Find the how-to over at Homemade Simple. [how to make colored pencil beads]
Project Estimate:

Colored pencils, $1
Scrap wood board, on hand
Drill and small drill bit, on …

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[12 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 5,365 views]
Make a Terrycloth Stuffed Cat

What kid doesn’t love stuffed animals? Here is a great handmade gift idea for the littles in your life – a cute little kitty made out of a terrycloth towel! We found the pattern for this adorable feline at Nunodoll, a great resource by dollmaker Runo where you can find all kinds of wonderful doll and stuffed animal patterns and tutorials.  Using terrycloth as a …

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[11 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,681 views]
How to Make Book Covers

I used to work at a college bookstore, and I know firsthand how much money college students have to invest in their textbooks! I used to be that person you loved to hate at the end of the semester who would only offer you $5 for a book you spent $100 on. One of the factors that can really affect the resale value of your …

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[11 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 1,753 views]
Make Alphabet Pallet Art

We’re quite keen on projects that use pallets or other recycled wood to create beautiful decor. Who doesn’t love a good trash-to-treasure makeover? Kijsa from Kijsa Housman Studios had some scrap wood in her shed, and she coupled it with some dollar store alphabet stickers to create some playful, rustic wall art for her child’s room. If the ABCs aren’t quite your …

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[10 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,189 views]
Tutorial: Plastic Jug Mini Lamps

With four kids, I go through a lot of milk in my house! Even though I recycle the containers, I thought it would be fun to find a way to repurpose them. When I saw mini vellum lamp shades in the bridal section of a craft store I decided to try to make my own with milk jugs.

The plastic isn’t as delicate as vellum, and …