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[23 Jul 2013 | 9 Comments | 2,881 views]
Tutorial: DIY Ribbon Remnant Storage Solution

I think every crafter has this problem:  ribbon remnants.  You know, the bits of ribbon that are too short to keep on the roll, but too long to toss.  I’ve tried keeping them in jars, storage totes, and small bags.  It always wound up a jumbled mess.  It was hard to find what I was looking for.
Now I finally have a solution for this problem. …

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[22 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 3,859 views]
Make Vintage-Inspired Painted Bowls

I love these glass bowls by Shannon at Madigan Made, largely because I own the same set of bowls (though unpainted), which I bought because their shape reminded me of vintage mixing bowls.  Shannon had the same thought but too it a step farther, giving hers a colorful makeover!  This is a great way to add some accents to your kitchen decor that perfectly match …

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[21 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 3,099 views]
Make Clothespin Fairy Dolls

Even as an adult I find fairies to be an enchanting notion. So it’s easy to understand why these clothespin fairies by Kim at Seven Thirty Three made me smile! I love how she used the butterflies for the wings – I actually have a few of the same ones that I picked up in the floral department at Dollar Tree a while …

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[20 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 240 views]
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[20 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,348 views]
Make a Slinky Dog Toy

While Megan from Brassy Apple was on vacation with her family, her sister came up with a fun project! Her son was watching Toy Story and really wanted a slinky dog, so she took a dog and a slinky and combined them! For extra durability you might want to try this with a plastic slinky, which will stand up to more adventures that …

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[19 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,282 views]
Host a “Newlywed Game” Night

A while back i spotted some mini dry erase boards in the school supply section at Dollar Tree and I knew that there had to be some clever uses for them.  All the way across the country, Breanna at Dollar Store Mom saw the same set of dry erase boards and was inspired to make a Newlywed Game activity out of them!  It’s a perfect …

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[18 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 2,211 views]
Paint Faux Sea Glass Drinkware

I’ve lived within a few miles of Lake Michigan for pretty much my whole life, and for as long as I can remember I have enjoyed walking along the beach and collecting bits of colorful glass worn smooth by the waves and sand.  But what if you don’t have access to beach glass, or you don’t have enough pieces to complete a project?  Over at …

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[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 6,113 views]
Crafty Candy: 6 Cool Projects to Make This Week!

I have lots of crafty goodies for you this week, my friends! Some of them inspired by candy, some of them look like candy, and some are just sweet little craft projects. Which one will you make first?

1. Candy Crush Sandals by DIY Doyenne
I have managed to avoid the Candy Crush addiction, but only because I am trying to discipline myself and keep on task …

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[17 Jul 2013 | 6 Comments | 3,325 views]
Tutorial: Pet Food Place Mat

We have the messiest dog  in the world; he drags his food all over the house to eat it and always has a puddle of water around his dish.  I found place mats to put under his dish, but they just didn’t have that pet look.  Wanting to give him something that was especially for him, I transformed a dollar store place mat into a …

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[16 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 5,307 views]
Tutorial: Faux Ceramic Bottle

I have a TON of above-the-cabinet space to fill in my home, but not much of a budget to decorate with.  I love decorative ceramic vases and jars, but even on sale, they can get pricey.  So, in my usual DIY fashion, I set out to find a way to make my own!
The start up price for this project is a little higher than most …

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[15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 332 views]
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