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[12 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 984 views]
Turn a Wand into a Valentine

Confession: I own a plastic magic wand very similar to these ones. I bought it at Dollar Tree with the excuse that it might come in handy as a prop for making a video on YouTube or Instagram or Vine. But truthfully? The little girl in me just wanted a magic wand. Totally normal, right? Anyway, Kari at U-Create Crafts has come up with a …

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[11 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 11,023 views]
Make Foam Core Board Picture Frames

Foam core board is one of those supplies that I always have around but I rarely use for actual crafty applications. Back in my school days I used it as a backing to present science fair projects and other such things; nowadays I mainly use it as a photographic backdrop. But Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts took foam core to an amazing new place when …

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[10 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 1,750 views]
Four No-Sew Scarf Embellishment Ideas

Dollar store scarves are inexpensive, but maybe a little ho-hum. This week I got my craft on and came up with four ideas for no-sew embellishments, taking these dollar store scarves from boring to bravo! You can see my project over at the very inspiring kids’ craft blog at the Kix Cereal site: [4 no-sew scarf embellishment ideas]
Project Materials:

Dollar store scarf, $1
Dollar store embellishments, $1 …

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[10 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 2,617 views]
Make Glittery Cupcake Jar Candles

When I recently found some cute little jar candles in the after-Christmas clearance sales, I knew they’d be great for Valentine’s Day crafting. But not wanting to go the traditional hearts route, I instead decorated them with cupcake rubber stamps. Yup, that’s right, rubber stamping on glass! See how I did it with the full tutorial over at Mrs. Greene. [how to make glittery cupcake …

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[9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 3,516 views]
10 Free Print and Fold Crafts

Don’t you love a printable? These free print and fold crafts are the perfect way to keep you or your kids entertained on a rainy or snowy afternoon.

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[8 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 1,468 views]
Tutorial: Soda Tab Snowflakes

It’s been snowing here non-stop. Snowing and snowing and snowing some more, with lots of snow days all around. Need a fun snow day activity? Try making these recycled soda tab snowflakes! Like real snowflakes, you can make endless variations on this theme so no two are exactly alike.
Project estimate:

Soda tabs, on hand
Nail polish, on hand or $1 and up
Paper, felt, or craft foam, on …

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[7 Jan 2014 | 6 Comments | 4,714 views]
Tutorial: Starbucks-Inspired Mug

Over the holidays I spotted a beautiful mug for sale at Starbucks.  I liked the simplicity and elegance of the metallic handle coupled with the white mug, and immediately knew I could make it myself.  As a matter of fact, I could make 4 or 5 of them for the price of one of the store bought mugs!  If you’ve never tried glass and ceramic …

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[6 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 2,613 views]
Make a No-Sew Sweater Lamp Shade

Nothing says “cozy” in the winter quite a like a big, chunky cable knit sweater.  So when Barb at The Everyday Home decided to add some seasonal flair to her decor, she decided that dressing a lamp shade in a sweater would be a great way to do it – and she was right!  Using a thrift store sweater she gave the lamp shade a …

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[5 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,602 views]
Make Reversible Ribbon Bracelets

I’ll admit it: I am a ribbon junkie.  And I tend to buy more of it than I actually use – I just can’t walk away when I see a pretty pattern or color at an unbeatable price, so over the years my collection has grown to the point where it is nearing ridiculousness.  This project from Bonnie at Going Home to Roost is a …

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[4 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 8,752 views]
Make Perler Bead Candle Holders

As a child of the 80s, I admit that I have somewhat of a nostalgic fascination with Perler beads.  I probably made a hundred different designs when I was a kid, but I never imagined that they had so many other possibilities beyond the little plastic peg boards!  This Perler bead candle holder by Mai at BudgetBabe is pretty amazing.  And while the website is …

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[3 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | 2,008 views]
Make an Easy Superhero Cape

When Jessica from Mad in Crafts threw her son a superhero-themed birthday party, she knew that capes would be a fun thing to have on hand for the kids.  So she whipped up a whole stack of them, cleverly using thrifted t-shirts!  They make a great party favor – or just a fun addition to a dress-up collection – and they’re a great way to …