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[14 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,385 views]
Make a Football Shirt

Football is back in season! Are you ready for some tailgating? Then you might want to make one of these super-easy football shirts by Shirley at The Ribbon Retreat Blog. It’s especially adorable as a onesie – and you could also use this as a Halloween costume for a baby! (Insert “awwwww” here.) [how to make a football shirt]
Project estimate:

Shirt or onesie, on hand or …

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[13 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 3,487 views]
Make Photo Transfer Coasters

Nothing makes a great gift quite like something personalized with your favorite photos! Holiday gift making season is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start book marking projects like these DIY photo transfer coasters from Du Buh Du Designs. I had no idea that you could use nail polish remover for transferring photos! This is definitely going on …

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[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,308 views]
Tutorial: Make a Duck Tape® Fox Backpack

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

I love crafting with Duck Tape®! One of the great things about Duck Tape® is that you can create a super-durable fabric with it, and create just about anything you can imagine. Anything you can sew, you can Duck Tape®! I love this Fox backpack I found over at the Duck Tape® website …

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[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 2,448 views]
Make Colored Pencil Beads

Transform a pencil — or colored pencil — into a gorgeous set of beads. Create colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, magnets and more. This project would be fun for tweens (adults will need to pre-make the beads), teens, or even adults. Find the how-to over at Homemade Simple. [how to make colored pencil beads]
Project Estimate:

Colored pencils, $1
Scrap wood board, on hand
Drill and small drill bit, on …

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[12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 6,508 views]
Make a Terrycloth Stuffed Cat

What kid doesn’t love stuffed animals? Here is a great handmade gift idea for the littles in your life – a cute little kitty made out of a terrycloth towel! We found the pattern for this adorable feline at Nunodoll, a great resource by dollmaker Runo where you can find all kinds of wonderful doll and stuffed animal patterns and tutorials.  Using terrycloth as a …

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[11 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 2,743 views]
How to Make Book Covers

I used to work at a college bookstore, and I know firsthand how much money college students have to invest in their textbooks! I used to be that person you loved to hate at the end of the semester who would only offer you $5 for a book you spent $100 on. One of the factors that can really affect the resale value of your …

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[11 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 1,755 views]
Make Alphabet Pallet Art

We’re quite keen on projects that use pallets or other recycled wood to create beautiful decor. Who doesn’t love a good trash-to-treasure makeover? Kijsa from Kijsa Housman Studios had some scrap wood in her shed, and she coupled it with some dollar store alphabet stickers to create some playful, rustic wall art for her child’s room. If the ABCs aren’t quite your …

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[10 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,343 views]
Tutorial: Plastic Jug Mini Lamps

With four kids, I go through a lot of milk in my house! Even though I recycle the containers, I thought it would be fun to find a way to repurpose them. When I saw mini vellum lamp shades in the bridal section of a craft store I decided to try to make my own with milk jugs.

The plastic isn’t as delicate as vellum, and …

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[9 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 4,987 views]
Tutorial: Miniature Dollhouse Baskets

Ever since I became addicted to making 1-inch-scale dollhouse miniatures, I have started hanging onto all kinds of little odds and ends that I think might come in handy for creating tiny things. I’ve got a wee bit of an addiction to gumball machine rings and other tiny vending machine toys, so I always save the little plastic capsules. They come in very handy for …

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[8 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,280 views]
Make Glittered Mason Jars

Recycle old canning jars into something new, or pick up a new Mason jar at the dollar store to create these beautiful home décor accents. Over at Homemade Simple, I show you how to make pretty painted and glitter-dipped jars to use as vases or a pretty centerpiece. You can always find canning jars at the thrift store, at garage sales, or at the grocery …

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[8 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 4,181 views]
Make Paper Bag Lanterns

Paper bags are handy for so many things, but here is a use you probably haven’t thought of yet:  Making paper lanterns!  These lanterns, made by Landee at Landee See, Landee Do would make such a fun, easy addition to any party decor (or even your regular decor!), and with party stores offering bags in just about every color under the sun, you can make …