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[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 303 views]
Make a Miniature Dollhouse Cutting Board

We were asking around to our blogger friends about what the big trends will be this year, and a prediction was made that all things tiny are going to be huge! We’ve longtime fans of DIY dollhouse miniatures, so we were delighted to see this itty-bitty, realistic looking cutting board. Stella at Simplystella’s Sketchbook made it out of just paper and paint! Her instructions even …

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[6 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Make Washi Tape Mint Tins | 1,148 views]
Make Washi Tape Mint Tins

If you eat a lot of mints, you probably have a collection of little tins. And as a crafter, you’ve kept them because you know you can do something creative with them… But what? Over at DIY Candy, Amy shared a tutorial for covering them with washi tape! It’s a quick and inexpensive way to personalize them. You can also give them an optional coat …

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[21 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Painted Marigold Mugs | 1,093 views]
Make Painted Marigold Mugs

Handpainted mugs make great Christmas gifts. Is there a tea or coffee lover on your list? Try this technique and make them something extra special! This stunning floral design by Alison at iLoveToCreate is easier than you might think. (Note that this particular project is done with special mugs and paint markers that are food-safe. If you use other glass paint markers that are not food-safe, you should …

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[17 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 961 views]
Make Felt Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a holiday staple. Want to make your own adorable mistletoe decoration that will last for years to come? Check out this DIY felt mistletoe by Jennifer at Brave New Home! There’s even a good chance you already have everything on hand that you need for this project. What are you waiting for? Whip up this quick craft and start collecting kisses!  [how to make felt mistletoe]
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[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments | 981 views]
Make Easy Painted Wood Christmas Ornaments

Cute ornaments can also be quick ornaments! In just 15 minutes you can make these easy painted wood ornaments. It’s a great way to use the pre-cut wooden shapes from the craft store. Or, if you have the right tools, cutting out some basic shapes for ornaments is a great way to use up scrap wood! See how I made them over at Mrs. Greene.[how …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Recycled Egg Carton Wreath | 1,553 views]
Make a Recycled Egg Carton Wreath

There are some things that I never like to throw away because they have so many fun uses – and one of those things is the humble egg carton! I especially like the paper-y cartons, which can be upcycled into sleek and stylish crafts like this wreath! German blogger Rebecca at Sinnen Rausch created it with some cleverly-trimmed egg cartons and a few basic supplies. The tutorial …

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[4 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves | 1,346 views]
Make Realistic Painted Dollar Store Leaves

We love using fake floral items from the dollar store, but sometimes they look so, well…. fake. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Michelle at The Painted Hinge took some dollar store leaves to the next level with a clever paint treatment that makes them look so much more real. Use these on their own as table scatter, or work them into your other …

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[27 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders | 482 views]
Tutorial: Blood Drip Candle Holders

When it comes to Halloween decor, my preferred aesthetic is spooky-but-not-too-spooky. These dripping blood candle holders fit right in with that look! Making them is extremely easy because gravity does most of the work. They’re a great finishing detail for a Halloween mantel, centerpiece, or anywhere else you need a little touch of creepy!
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[21 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Make Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins | 858 views]
Make Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins

I love a clever Halloween pumpkin. Not that I have anything against traditional Jack-o-lanterns, of course – I just happen to have a soft spot for unique and non-traditional ideas. And these ice cream cone pumpkins by Sam at Aww, Sam are just too stinkin’ adorable! They’d be a perfect use for the multi-packs of mini foam pumpkins that you can find at the dollar …

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[16 Oct 2015 | One Comment | 666 views]
Make a Pac Man Halloween Costume

Pac Man is one of the most iconic and recognizable video game characters of all time. And with this idea from Kathlene at The Effortless Chic, you can recreate the look as a Halloween costume! You’ll need a large cardboard box for this – if you don’t have one that’s big enough on hand, try calling around to retail stores looking for one. Chances are …