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[10 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 904 views]
Tutorial: Recycled Cardboard and Washi Tape Flowers

Around our house, very little trash goes to the curb; most of our refuse gets sorted an taken to the local recycling drop-off. That means we almost always have bags full of bottles and cans and cardboard boxes tucked away in the utility room. Which means I am always trying to think of ways to use them! That’s how I ended up with the idea …

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[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,296 views]
Make Hexagon a Quilt Block Rubber Stamp

I’ll be honest: I have always been better at working with paper than with fabric.  Give me a stack of cardstock and a bottle of glue and I can craft circles around most folks I know.  But give me a pile of fabric and a needle and thread and expect me to make anything presentable with it?  Yeah right!  Since that rules out quilting as …

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[9 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,695 views]
Tutorial: Birdhouse Boxes

I have a “thing” for knick-knacks that double as storage, especially since I don’t have a lot of closed storage around my house.  It’s nice to have all those extra little places to hide bits and pieces of stuff that I don’t want laying out in the open!  Extra batteries, matches for lighting candles, spare tubes of chap stick…  Around here, they’re all tucked away …

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[8 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,746 views]
Make Embroidered Sunglasses

If you don’t own a Dremel, there are a million reasons why you should, and this is one of them.  Erica from Honestly WTF was inspired by the work of a Russian designer; knowing she would likely never even have a chance to own a designer pair like the ones she saw on the runway, she whipped up her own version instead.  This is granny …

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[8 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 16,577 views]
Tutorial: Candy Bouquet

This week at our school is Teacher Appreciation.  I couldn’t wait to make something special for one of our teachers.  I went to the dollar store and found a great selection of candy to make this really fun candy bouquet.

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,486 views]
Make a Mother’s Day Chalkboard Vase

Are you feeling the last minute Mother’s Day crunch? Luckily this project is quick and easy. Plus mom can reuse the vase for lots of different occasions once hers has passed. Ashley from Simply Designing teaches us how to maximize the chalkboard everything trend to make this cute vase for mom.

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[7 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,906 views]
Tutorial: Make Your Own Photo Puzzles

When I saw these four packs of puzzles at Dollar Tree, I immediately thought of making my own photo puzzles.  My kids were so excited to see themselves on a puzzle!  This is a quick and easy project, and it would make a fun gift for mom on mother’s day!  I know I enjoy having play time with my kids, and puzzle time is a …

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[6 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,855 views]
Make a Jewelry Organizer Tray

If your jewelry lives in a disorganized pile that looks more like Medusa’s head than a department store, then this craft is for you! Keeping your jewelry organized means it will be easier to find and less likely to sustain damage from being scratched and tugged on. Plus keeping your jewelry on display helps make you more fashionable by inspiring you to accessorize every day. Heather teaches us …

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[6 May 2013 | No Comment | 7,609 views]
Make Glass Flower Garden Decorations

It’s gardening season again!  I’ve been anxiously awaiting this time of year because it means I get to plan and plant this year’s flowers and veggies.  And no garden is complete without some decorations, right?  Beckie from Infarrantly Creative made herself a gorgeous glass flower assembled from various plates and candle holders from Dollar Tree – would you ever guess?  You can also display this …

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[5 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,354 views]
Make Color Blocked Wooden Spoons

I absolutely love the color blocked spoon trend. The bright colors are so cheery they make me want to buy every painted spoon in sight. Luckily, these spoons are really easy to make. Angie from The Country Chic Cottage shows us how to transform humble spoons into these delightful specimens perfect for mother’s day or a hostess gift.

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[5 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,759 views]
Make Paper Doily Butterflies

I don’t know about you, but I have been totally basking in the spring weather lately. I have missed the green grass, the singing birds, and the flowers. The other day I even saw a butterfly for the first time this year! I love, love, love butterflies! Do you feel the same way? Check out this fun, kid-friendly butterfly craft …