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[30 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | 13,249 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 | 7,334 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 | Comments Off | 3,458 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 | 3,199 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 | 3,046 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 | Comments Off | 1,257 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 | 6,316 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 …

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[26 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,646 views]
Make a Nautical Patio Vase

Our cohort Breanna over at Dollar Store Mom recently completed a whole series of DIY decor projects using things that she had on hand as a way to dress up her outdoor living space.  One of her projects was this nautical vase that makes a wonderful patio table centerpiece!  She used a vinyl cutter to add an anchor graphic to the front of the vase; …

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[25 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 2,785 views]
Make a Locker Decor Set

I am a little bit of a junkie when it comes to school/office supplies, so this time of year I find myself stocking up on all kinds of fun little tidbits. It’s hard not to when the back-to-school deals are so good! The other day over on Mrs. Greene, I took a bunch of my dollar store finds and combined them to create a custom …

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[24 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | 1,396 views]
Make a Jean Pocket Pencil Holder

Have you ever wished that you had a handy way to store pencils or markers next to a bulletin or dry erase board? Kim at The Trashy Crafter is here to grant your wish! Next time you’re scrapping out an old pair of jeans, save a pocket and make this clever holder that you can hang wherever you might need to keep some writing utensils …

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[23 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,540 views]
Tutorial: Scarf Water Bottle Holder

We are an outdoor family through and through.  Some hiking trips we don’t need a huge backpack we just take a snack and a few water bottles.  My biggest pet peeve on these family excursions is when my kids having me holding all their stuff.  I was getting a little frustrated juggling everybody’s water bottles so I came up with a solution from a dollar …