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[20 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,127 views]
Tutorial: Turn Paper Plate Holders into a Bird Feeder

I never realized until recently that the dollar store carries the glasses chains, and when I saw a display of them my mind went wild.  There are so many possibilities with these, especially since the entire thing is beaded.  That means lots of inexpensive beads you can use for all kinds of projects!  I had already put a set of paper plate holders in my …

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[20 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 6,229 views]
Six Crafty Accessory Ideas

I love my crafty designer friends! They always come up with THE BEST projects. Check out this week’s stunners — everyone made a fab accessory tutorial. Next week, we all have to rock our new accessories, right? Which one are you gonna make first? Here are your choices:

1. Dyed & Dotted Fringe Necklace by Jaderbomb:
This fringe necklace sure makes a statement! I love the graduated …

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[19 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,192 views]
Free Printable Mason Jar Lid Labels for Herbs with Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was super duper excited to see that Dollar General is carrying mason jars! I mean, who doesn't love mason jar crafts? I certainly find them hard to resist. I swear there are a hundred million gazillion things you can do with them. Still, one of my favorite ways to use them …

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[19 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 4,579 views]
Tutorial: Raffia-Look Bracelets from Poly Rope

A girl can never have too much jewelry, right?  Make faux raffia bracelets using $1 poly rope, a pendant or charm and some jewelry findings for an easy summer jewelry project.  This project was inspired by raffia kumihimo bracelets at the blog El Cuaderno de Ideas. I substituted an easy lanyard knot for the kumihimo and replaced the raffia with colorful poly rope found at …

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[18 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 4,159 views]
Make Elegant Recycled Can Vases

Are you one of those crafters who hoards things like empty bottles and cans for future use?  Me too, much to my husband’s chagrin.  But when the blogosphere is full of so many great ideas for reusing them, like this elegant recycled can vase by Karen at Shabby Sweet Cottage, it’s hard not to hang onto at least a few odds and ends just in …

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[18 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,124 views]
Tutorial: Patriotic Place Card Holder

I don’t know about you, but this time of year I seem to be planning lots of parties.  Graduations, end of season team parties, showers, holidays, you name it; there’s something going on!  Here’s a fun way to make place card holders that you could use in a variety of ways.   I was thinking “Fourth of July” so my place card holder has a …

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[17 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,753 views]
Turn an Old Blankie into New Again & Our Coffee Time Craft Party

I love coffee, and I love craft parties, so it only makes sense to combine coffee with craft parties and have a Coffee Crafternoon! Every week, my mom and I get together at her house with a few friends and get crafty. Sometimes we have specific projects, sometimes we just bring different craft supplies to share. This week, we were making baby quilts, and …

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[17 Jun 2013 | 8 Comments | 11,993 views]
Turn Your Smartphone into a Projector

If you’re into anything that has to do with photography, Photojojo is an amazing site full of DIY tips, tricks, and projects for all aspects of picture-taking.  This idea reminds me of the old slide shows that people used to put together for loved ones – remember those?  Next time you go on a vacation or dig up a bunch of old family photos, you …

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[17 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,892 views]
Giveaway: Win His & Hers Beach Cruiser Bikes

Summer is here! Imagine hitting the boardwalk with a friend, both of you on a sweet new cruiser bike! To celebrate the beginning of summer, we’re teaming up with a few other bloggers to bring you a fabulous summer-worthy prize: His & Hers Cruiser Bikes! And because these bikes are so awesome, we are giving one away to a first prize winner as well!

The Prizes:

Grand …

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[16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,325 views]
Make a Needle Book with Pin Cushion

I don’t sew very often, but when I do I am adamant about proper storage of the needles.  I made the mistake once of misplacing a needle after I set it down for just a few minutes.  I laid it on the coffee table so that I could use my hands to do something else on the project but when I went to grab it …

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[16 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,920 views]
DIY Can Organizers in All You Mag: Did I DIY it better?

I don’t know if you saw me in the Take This, Make That section of All You Magazine this month, but yep, there I was! They matched me up with Kelly Dixon from SmartSchoolhouse.com — we both made crafts with recycled cans, and All You wants to see who DIY’d it better! You can click on the picture above to vote via Facebook.

The rules? We …