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[10 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,503 views]
10 Sun Dresses to Keep Your Crafty Cool all Summer

Oh hello, summer! It’s been in the mid-90s here in Atlanta, and weather like that has me wishing that my stash of sun dresses was approximately three times larger than it is. These are the sun dress tutorials I’m eying to deck out my wardrobe for the dog days ahead.

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[9 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Make Donut Necklaces | 2,261 views]
Make Donut Necklaces

I tend to geek out over pretty much anything that is in miniature, and I’m somewhat of a donut addict, so when I saw these clever donut necklaces from Miranda at iLoveToCreate, I may have squealed a little in my excitement.  They are just too cute!  It’s also a very clever way to use puffy paints, with the dimension it adds giving the illusion of …

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[8 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,424 views]
Designer Inspired DIY Burlap Wall Art

Burlap is still hot in home decor, and it’s such a versatile medium to craft with!  I saw these adorable customized monogram prints at Pottery Barn Kids, and decided to make my own version.  I recycled an old art frame and repurposed a burlap bag to create an inexpensive version of a high end product.  Here’s how:

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[7 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 4,478 views]
Make Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Do you know a little dinosaur lover?  They will love this fun art project from Kate at The Craft Train!  She has a great set of free printables available to turn a pile of paper plates into a herd of dinos.  These are decorated using glitter, but if you don’t have any of that around (or don’t want to deal with the sparkly mess that …

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[6 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Make Paper Cup Push Pop Cakes | 1,593 views]
Make Paper Cup Push Pop Cakes

Push pops are hot, hot, hot on the party planning scene.  But with the plastic containers costing about $1 each, making them for a large number of guests could break your party budget.  Luckily, Sibylle from Funkytime has a cheaper alternative: making push pop cakes using paper cups!  Since paper cups come in a vast array of colors and prints, you can easily customize this …

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[5 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Make Puffy Paint Printed Fabric | 1,640 views]
Make Puffy Paint Printed Fabric

I have to admit, I haven’t personally used puffy paints since about 1994.  They’ve never been my favorite, but after seeing this tutorial from Alisa Burke, I am starting to think that I need to give them another try!  Using her technique, you can turn a piece of plain fabric into a custom print with any patterns and colors you want.  I might try this process …

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[4 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Make Wine Cork Photo Holders | 848 views]
Make Wine Cork Photo Holders

If you are a wine drinker and a crafter, chances are you have a stash of corks.  Looking for a cute way to use up a few of them?  They make adorable photo holders!  Enid at A Charming Project whipped these up out of a few common supplies.  They would look fabulous on your desk or mixed in with traditional framed photos in a display …

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[3 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,237 views]
10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Sunglasses

Hayyy, summer! Are you getting a little bit tired of wearing the same pair of sunglasses every day? Check out these ways to dress up your plain sunglasses to turn them into something cute and new-to-you.

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[2 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 2,159 views]
Tutorial: Make a DIY Summer Clutch

Using an unlikely dollar-store item, you can make an easy summer clutch inspired by high-end fashion.  Holes are hot right now. This year, sporty summer fashion is including a lot of eyelet, perforated fabric, leather and mesh. You can try out this trend for less than $3.

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[1 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 3,127 views]
Make Jewelry From Hardware:  Part 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed my series on how to make jewelry from a single $1 box of hardware.  Once I started playing with the hardware pieces, it was really fun to come up with different ways to transform them into jewelry.   I hope I’ve inspired you to look at items in a different way and to find beauty in unexpected places!  That’s one of …

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[30 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,396 views]
Make Embroidery Floss Embellished Sandals

So, you have a pair of strappy sandals.  They’re cute, but kind of plain.  How do you give them a little more personality?  Allison from Mom Spark had a great idea – embellishing them with embroidery floss!  The effect is reminiscent of a friendship bracelet, and you can customize the color combination to make your sandals match anything in your wardrobe!  And if you tire …