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[3 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper | 440 views]
Make Fern Stamped Wrapping Paper

I’ve always loved the look of packages wrapped in brown paper, and it makes a great jumping-off point for lots of creative DIY gift wrap ideas. It’s the perfect time of year for this particular idea from Germany-based blogger Motte, who used a basic printmaking technique to make paper with a nature-inspire motif! The delicate fern leaves make a beautiful, intricate pattern when repeated. You …

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 260 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters | 509 views]
Make Wood Slice Watermelon Coasters

Watermelons are one of our favorite summer motifs! So it’s not surprising that we love these watermelon coasters by Jessica at Young At Heart Mommy, who painted the design onto slices of wood. If you have a tree branch and a saw, you can make your own slices, or you can find them fairly inexpensively at most craft stores or online. You can even use …

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[6 May 2016 | One Comment | 1,118 views]
Make Clothespin Trivets

Am I the only one who has an overabundance of clothespins around my house? I bought a giant package of them a few years ago and I think it turned out to be a lifetime supply! They’re great for crafting because they are so readily available on the cheap. What can you do with them? Well, Allison from Dream A Little Bigger used some to …

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[18 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Make an Alarm Clock Purse | 552 views]
Make an Alarm Clock Purse

Do you love the retro look? So does Morena at Morena’s Corner, who came up with this clever way to repurpose an old alarm clock! Using a clock from Goodwill and an unfinished wooden box, she created this absolutely adorable purse. If you make this for yourself you might even want to grab several clocks because as soon as your friends see it, they are …

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[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Push Light Makeover | 618 views]
Dollar Store Push Light Makeover

You’ve probably seen the push lights that Dollar Tree carries – they are cute, but plain. So Megan at Homemade Ginger decided to give hers a little more personality! Using her techniques with different colors and patterns, there are so many possibilities for dressing up these little lights. How will you decorate yours? [dollar store push light makeover directions]
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Push light, $1
Masking tape, on hand …

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[25 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Miniature Dollhouse Cutting Board | 865 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 | 1,596 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 | 1,322 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 | 1,026 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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