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[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 3,468 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …

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[25 Feb 2014 | 13 Comments | 5,099 views]
DIY Teapot Cake Stand

Last year, I fell in love with a lamp that was available at Anthropologie.  I didn’t need a lamp, though, so I started thinking of ways to recreate the look in a form that was more useful.  I came up with a fun bird bath, instead.  One reader suggested that I adapt the idea to make a cake stand, and I thought that was a …

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[24 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Make Thumb Tack Ampersand Art | 3,337 views]
Make Thumb Tack Ampersand Art

I’m kind of a sucker for typographical art, but it’s also sort of a love/hate relationship.  I adore the look, but so often the typography pieces I see at the store are too literal or corny for my personal decorating taste; I can appreciate why someone would want the word “eat” on their kitchen wall or “love” on display with family photos, but it’s just …

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[23 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,518 views]
Make Matchbox Desk Organizers

This month, one of my favorite dollar store craft ideas appeared in Country Living magazine – recycled matchbox desk organizers. They posted the project online too, so you can check it out (and download the free printables!) Based on the mini matchbox organizers I made awhile back, I designed special printables just for use with the big boxes of matches you can get at the …

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[22 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Make Baby Neckties from Fabric Scraps | 1,233 views]
Make Baby Neckties from Fabric Scraps

Do you have a fabric problem? If you’re like me, you may not be able to part with your fabric scraps. Or you might have a tendency to buy fat quarters when they are on sale for $1 without any real plan for how to use them. If you’ve got some manly prints in your stash, these little neckties from The DIY Mommy are are …

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[21 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Make Mustache Pacifiers | 787 views]
Make Mustache Pacifiers

One of my favorite baby trends of all time is the mustache. Maybe it’s because I live  in Portland. Maybe it’s because my husband has a beard. But either way, I love it and show you how to make them over on Creative Green Living. If you know a little hipster (or a little hipster on the way!), these mustache binkies are perfect! [how to make …

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[21 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Best DIY Week Ever! 8 Projects | 5,234 views]
Best DIY Week Ever! 8 Projects

This might be the best DIY week ever from my crafty designer friends! We have something for everyone: whimsical, geeky, stylish, and boho. Which kind of crafter are you? Check out these eight great projects:

Add a shot of woodland whimsy to your decor with a Mushroom Tuffet by Debi’s Design Diary.
More whimsy (that you can wear!) with these sweet tea and cakes rings from Cathie …

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[20 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 3,227 views]
Make Your Own Sock Monkey

Sock monkeys make perfect presents for little ones. With so many fun sock patterns to choose from at the dollar store, you’ll be sure to find a sock that will match the tastes of the kiddo or parents! Just keep in mind that button eyes should only be used on monkeys given to older children who no longer put things in their mouths. For a …

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[20 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Spring Purse Tutorials | 5,900 views]
10 Spring Purse Tutorials

Is it still super chilly where you are? The weather here in Atlanta has warmed up some, and watching the snow melt has spring on my mind again! Don’t you just love spring? I look forward to its vibrant colors and beautiful weather all winter long. If you’re working on getting your spring wardrobe up to snuff, here are some sweet spring purse tutorials to go with the handmade dresses we shared about last month!

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[19 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,425 views]
Tutorial:  DIY Hanging Soft Toys

I love hanging toys for babies, the kind that you can velcro around a car seat handle or anything else it will fit around, and nearly every infant I’ve ever met loves them too.  I have to confess that my sewing skills aren’t the greatest (actually, calling them “skills” is kind of a long shot), but I figured that this kind of toy ought to …

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[19 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Make Baby Footprint Heart Art | 1,370 views]
Make Baby Footprint Heart Art

Babies grow up way too fast, don’t they?  It seems like one minute they’re tiny and helpless, and the next minute they’re walking and talking.  Commemorate your little one’s tininess by making this adorable heart footprint art from Chickie at Crazy About My Baybah.  Make it as a wonderful gift for grandparents or godparents, or create one to add to a display of family photos …