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[16 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,525 views]
Make a Disco Ball from Recycled CDs

Remember the days of the AOL installation disc?  I swear I used to get at least one a week in my pile of junk mail, alongside those pesky pre-approved credit card applications.  At one point I was saving them for a craft that I never got around to – making a disco ball!  Over at Skip to My Lou, Kimbo shares how she made this …

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[15 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,743 views]
Tea Cup Party Favors Made from Plastic Eggs

I was perusing the Dollar Store Crafts Pinterest board to find fun crafts to try, and a certain pin caught my eye.  DSC had featured this adorable project several years ago, and I knew I wanted to make them myself.  I put my own spin on it and changed a few things to make own version of an Easter egg tea cup.  I know you …

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[14 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece | 1,724 views]
Make a Paper Flower Centerpiece

Do you love working flowers into your spring decor?  If you adore the look but have allergies that prevent you from enjoying the real deal, or if you just prefer something that will last longer than a few days, check out this simple paper flower centerpiece from Katie at The Casual Craftlete.  The whimsical paper buds are so easy to make that children can even …

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[13 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles | 1,391 views]
Make Thumb Tack Votive Candles

This is one of those “why didn’t think of that?” kind of crafts. It’s such a simple idea but has a great, eye-catching impact! The clever crafters behind these candles are the gals at Spark & Chemistry, who also have some great tips for getting the best results from this project. The tutorial uses votives, but you could also do this with various sizes of …

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[12 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Make a No-Sew Fabric Easter Basket | 1,393 views]
Make a No-Sew Fabric Easter Basket

Have you ever thought about making your own Easter basket? It’s easier than you might think! Brittany at The House That Lars Built whipped this one up using a method that requires no special basket making skills, and despite the use of fabric, it also requires no sewing skills! This would be a great project for using up fabric scraps or remnants, …

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[11 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Make Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings | 697 views]
Make Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings

A memorable place setting doesn’t need to take lots of time or money.  If you’re hosting an Easter meal and want to add a touch of whimsy to your table, check out these simple burlap bunny napkin holders by Taryn at Design, Dining, and Diapers.  Believe it or not, the base for these is a humble cardboard tube rescued from the recycling bin!  If you …

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[10 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,841 views]
10 Sassy Shoe Crafts for Spring

Are you stashing away your winter boots and pulling out those sandals, heels, and ballet flats for spring? Instead of buying new shoes for your spring wardrobe, set aside a plain pair or two and try some of these shoe crafts!

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[9 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,246 views]
Make Driftwood Flower Sculptures

Are you a beach walker?  I am fortunate to live near the beach and enjoy spending many summer afternoons strolling along the shore, and my favorite part of walking on the beach is hunting for little treasures like beach glass and bits of driftwood.  But once you’ve collected these tidbits…  then what?  Alisa Burke used some small pieces of driftwood to make these whimsical flower …

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[8 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | 5,180 views]
Tutorial: DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Raise your hand if this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage!  Where is spring?  I captured a bit of spring in this shabby chic cloche that I made.  Using a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, I was inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.

Project estimate:

Candlestick, $1
Candle holder dish, $1
Chicken wire, on …

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[7 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Make Ribbon Carrot Treat Holders | 994 views]
Make Ribbon Carrot Treat Holders

With Easter swiftly creeping up on us, now is the time to start thinking about crafts for the holiday!  If you have treats that need to be distributed, putting them in a cute container turns them into something even more special.  Sherri at About Family Crafts come up with this cute idea, covering a paper mache cone with ribbon to turn it into carrot that …

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[6 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 1,155 views]
Make Starched Fabric Flowers

I’ll admit, I’m not much of one for ironing my laundry.  As such, I’ve never had much use for spray starch, but I do keep a can around just in case because sometimes it comes in handy for various crafty applications.  Emily at Jones Design Company used some to make these fabulous fabric flowers, holding the petals in a lovely 3D shape that gives the …