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[15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 332 views]
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[15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,299 views]
Embroider a Cardboard Tube Bangle

What do you do with the empty cardboard tube when you finish a roll of tape?  Do you toss them in the recycling bin, or are you the type who packs them away just in case you come across a good idea for reusing them?   If you answered the latter, then this project from Alison at Whimsey Box is one you’ll want to remember!  …

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[14 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 4,510 views]
Make a Plastic Canvas Bracelet

Plastic canvas has always been one of those supplies that calls to me from the craft store shelves, beckoning with its versatility and its cheap price point, so I am always on the lookout for good ideas for projects with it. Over at Crafts Unleashed, Shaunte used some colorful sheets of plastic canvas to make “beads” that she turned into a fun bracelet!  This would …

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[13 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,129 views]
Make a Dinosaur Phone Tripod

My iPhone is one of my most important possessions – it goes everywhere with me and serves so many different purposes that it’s indispensable! But you know what would make it even handier? A tripod! Shannon from eat.sleep.MAKE. made one for herself using the back half of a plastic dinosaur and I could not be more delighted with her design. Not …

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[12 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 2,868 views]
Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

I recently attended my 15-year class reunion – it seems crazy that it’s been that long already! As the crafty person in my graduations class, I was asks to be in charge of the decorations, and I knew that I had to knock it out of the park. The most important part of my decorating was the centerpieces for all of the tables. When I …

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[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 3,190 views]
Make Glitter Tattoos

You’re never too old for a glitter tattoo, right?  I got my first glitter tattoo last year at a big arts and crafts event and I loved it, and I was so bummed a couple of days later when it started to disappear.  I’ve wanted another one ever since!  The good news is, I came across a tutorial by Kathleen at Grosgrain that shows an easy …

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[10 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 5,454 views]
Make Pine Cone Roses

When I was invited to be a counselor at Carissa’s Craft Camp at Creative Green Living, I was excited about the opportunity to create something using materials found in nature! Trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I decided to to on a walk in the woods for inspiration; I picked up a pine cone and realized that it looked a lot …

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[10 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 3,505 views]
Tutorial: Custom Welcome Mat

Why spend over $20 for a custom door mat when you can create a one-of-a-kind mat with a quick trip to the dollar store?  Dollar Tree often stocks plain carpet mats that are perfect for giving a makeover, and with a little bit of stenciling you can make it have any image or wording you want!  (Not sure where to start on making a custom …

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[9 Jul 2013 | 8 Comments | 13,205 views]
Tutorial: Tea Cup Bird Feeder

One of my favorite movies as a child was Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”  I was enchanted by the crazy antics that ensued at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and always imagined how fun it would be to happen upon an “un-birthday party” in the woods.  Now that I have my own yard, I’ve decided to create a Mad Hatter inspired garden area, where my kids …

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[8 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 5,996 views]
Make Cheap Nautical Garden Decor

Breanna from Dollar Store Mom has been on a mission this year to give her yard a little beautification with a series of inexpensive DIY projects.  She knew she wanted an anchor to hang on her gate, but all the real ones she found were out of her budget, as were the store-bought ones intended for use as lawn decorations.  Then she came across a …

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[7 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 3,576 views]
Make Beachy Mason Jar Luminaries

Even if you’re nowhere near the beach, you can bring a beachy feel into your home with projects like these mason jar luminaries by Amanda at Crafts by Amanda.  They would look as fabulous on a table on the veranda of a lakefront cottage as they would on the coffee table of a city apartment!  I love how she added sand and shells to the …