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[3 Sep 2013 | 11 Comments | 12,153 views]
Tutorial: Ombre Glass Magnets and Push Pins

Several months ago, I explained how to “crack” glass floral stones (tutorial here).  It’s an inexpensive, easy project that’s fun to do.  I like to use fine glitter to create a sparkly ombre effect on the glass.   Dollar Tree carries small multi packs of glitter that are already color coordinated, so it takes the guesswork out for you.  I turned my ombre cracked glass …

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[2 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,845 views]
Make Nail Polish Bottle Bud Vases

The last days of summer are waning and fall is on the way. Enjoy those last few blossoms of the season with a cute set of recycled bud vases! Natalie at Creme de la Craft reused a pile of empty and dried-up nail polishes to create these tiny flower vessels. Make one to decorate your desk at work or make a bigger statement by placing …

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[1 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,673 views]
Make Recycled Faux Metal Spheres

West Elm style on practically no budget?  Yes, it’s possible!  Believe it or not, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers grabbed some cereal boxes out of her recycling bin and used them to create these stunning faux metal spheres.  In a store you would probably expect to pay $15 to $20 each for the real metal spheres, but nobody will expect to find out that …

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[31 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 3,924 views]
Make Coffee Filter Cupcakes

For all the times I have observed that coffee filters resemble giant cupcake liners, I can’t believe I never thought to actually try baking in them! Diane from Created by Diane did give it a try though, with awesome results! Her process is easy and the cakes are the perfect size for two people to share as a dessert. They would also make cute smash …

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[30 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | 12,696 views]
Tutorial: Recycled Altered Decoupage Bottles

I always hesitate before I put glass bottles in the recycling. They just seem so useful — there must be some way to reuse them! For this month’s 12 Months of Martha project, I decided to recycle some glass bottles into pretty decoupaged bottles – you can use them for vases or just as home decor accents. For this project, I used products from Martha …

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[30 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,292 views]
Make Burlap Acorns

It’s time to break out your plastic Easter eggs. Yes, you heard me correctly, Easter eggs in the fall. Why, you ask? Because we know you will want to make these burlap acorns by Dannyelle at Life is a Party! Aren’t they just amazing? Everyone should have a bowl or vase full of these in their fall decor! [how to make burlap acorns]
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[29 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 3,430 views]
Make Wrapped Wire Word Wall Art

Whether you live in a dorm room or a 10-bedroom mansion, wall art is a great way to infuse your personality into a space.  If you describe yourself in a quirky and whimsical way, this wrapped wire word art by Lisa at Craft Tuts+ might be just the perfect thing for your walls!  Use the free printable template to make the “hello” word bubble shown …

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[28 Aug 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,187 views]
Tutorial: Pumpkin Candy Dish

The weather started to change this weekend.  I actually get really excited when fall starts to show itself!  I noticed fall decor is starting to show up on the shelves at the dollar store on my weekly trip, and  I was excited to make something with the small, carvable foam pumpkins they have.  And since Halloween is on the way, and is such a candy-filled …

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[27 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 3,037 views]
Make Wire Wrapped Vases

First, I have to say that if you aren’t familiar with Mr. Kate and her YouTube channel – she is hilarious!  I love watching her videos as much for the projects as for her crazy personality.  In one of her most recent videos she demonstrates how she made these wire wrapped vases, which I totally adore.  I know I’m probably not the only one with …

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[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,246 views]
Tutorial: Back to School Gift Container

It’s back to school season, and it’s always nice to kick the new school year off with a little handmade gift.  It’s a fun way to say, “let’s make this a great year!”  When I was a classroom teacher, I was always asking parents to send more pencils to class.  With that in mind, I made this fun pencil gift holder to give to the …

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[27 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 6,052 views]
Hundred Acre Wood Party with Winnie the Pooh

A few months ago my little lady and I were trying to come up with ideas for a “just because we love you” party to celebrate some of our favorite friends. We listed out some ideas, but then found ourselves busy with summer plans and forgot all about it. Then I received a copy of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Blu-ray and …