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[31 May 2014 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis | 2,090 views]
Tutorial: Butterfly Garden Trellis

A few weeks ago my local Dollar Tree got a shipment of small wire trellises. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work to our lawn this season, I picked one up so I could use it to make something pretty to add to our flower beds.  When I also noticed a bunch of metal hanging butterfly decorations, I knew that combining the two elements …

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[30 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,913 views]
Dye Unfinished Wood with Kool Aid

Have you seen the little unfinished wood boxes they sometimes have at Dollar Tree?  There are so many crafty possibilities for decorating them!  One way to give them some personality is by adding a little color – using Kool Aid!  Laura from Pet Scribbles turned a plain wooden box into a purple chest for little treasures using a packet of grape Kool Aid, a use …

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[29 May 2014 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Recipe: Nut Free Sweet and Salty Party Mix | 3,300 views]
Dollar Store Recipe: Nut Free Sweet and Salty Party Mix

We have Stacy from Fancy Shanty here with us again today to share another yummy post!  Also be sure to check out her Patriotic Dark Chocolate Cupcakes!

Nut Free Sweet & Salty Party Mix!
It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be having a party. With end of year school parties, summer holiday parties, and more, everyone is looking for a good kid-friendly party mix …

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[29 May 2014 | Comments Off on 10 Awesome Godzilla Crafts | 1,771 views]
10 Awesome Godzilla Crafts

Have you seen the new Godzilla movie yet? It’s on my to-do list for sure. I love cheesy monster movies and an looking forward to seeing the giant lizard’s redux. Got some Godzilla fever of your own? Squelch it with some super fun Godzilla crafts!

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[28 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,070 views]
Make Washi Tape Necktie Father’s Day Cards

It’s nearly time for Father’s Day again.  Honor dear ol’ dad this year with a spiffy shirt and necktie card from Omiyage Blogs!  You can mix and match the colors and patterns of the paper and washi tape used to make these cards match dad’s personal style.  You could even substitute a bowtie in place of a necktie.  Or if dad isn’t a tie guy at …

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[27 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,377 views]
Make a Colorful Crayon Shaped Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love a chalkboard?  You can frame it, hang it, use it as a photo prop, create wall decor, make a sign…the options go on and on!  I decided to use four large crayon pencil banks from Dollar Tree to make a fun chalkboard for my kid’s art center.  It makes a fun piece of wall art, and doubles as a place for them …

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[26 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Stamped Watermelon Tablecloth | 908 views]
Make a Stamped Watermelon Tablecloth

With Memorial Day upon us, the start of summer picnic season is here!  And what picnic is complete without watermelon?  Over at the iLoveToCreate blog, Aunt Peaches shares how she made this festive watermelon tablecloth using an apple stamp.  Yes, an apple!  She used an old bed sheet as her fabric for this project; a drop cloth would also be a great option.  If watermelons …

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[25 May 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Doily Wrapped Vase | 1,034 views]
Make a Doily Wrapped Vase

Shannon at Mod Podge Rocks is a master of simple elegance.  This easy and high-impact lace vase project is a great way to add a touch of that elegant style to your spring decor!  The use of a square doily is what gives the design this high-end look, and applying the traditional pattern to a more contemporary shape gives it a unique, old-meets-new character.  These …

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[24 May 2014 | One Comment | 782 views]
Make Canning Lid Flash Cards

If you are a home canner, you know that once you’ve used the lids once, they can’t be used for canning again.  So, what else can you do with them?  If you have kids who are learning math, check out these math flash cards by Kierste at Simply Kierste!  She provides a free printable of the numbers and signs for basic math, but you could …

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[23 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,206 views]
Make Jute Wrapped Wooden Utensils

I’m a big fan of things that are as functional as they are pretty – which is why my art collection consists mostly of functional pottery and I have trivets hanging on the wall above my table as art.  That practical side of me is in love with these jute-wrapped utensils by Bonnie at Uncommon Designs!  Perfect for a housewarming or hostess gift, they take …

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[22 May 2014 | Comments Off on 7 Swell DIYs to Try: Accessories & Home Decor Edition | 3,622 views]
7 Swell DIYs to Try: Accessories & Home Decor Edition

My fellow craft designer/blogger friends have been busy this week, and I have seven great DIY projects for your crafting pleasure. This week, we are hitting the accessories and home decor projects hard!

Debi’s Design Diary created a gorgeous faux weathered paint finish (drooling!) for her Chair makeover with weathered Boat paint finish.
Trinkets In Bloom shows us how to give a plain belt a paracord-inspired embellishment.
Margot …