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Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

October 29, 2014

I love handmade Christmas stockings. They are adorable decorations and useful when Santa comes around. Free Christmas Stocking Patterns can be used to make a completely custom Christmas creation rather than buying something from the store. And who wants to spend money when you can get something better by making it yourself? Look how cute […]

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Make DIY Shrink Plastic From Packaging

October 29, 2014

Do you remember using Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I do. I specifically remember our super awesome babysitter bringing over a shrink plastic kit one Summer day. I was about five years old I think. I also remember feeling SO unbelievably excited! We decorated the plastic sheets, cut them out, and Miss Maya baked them […]

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Are You “Not Crafty?”

October 26, 2014

When I meet people and tell them that I run a crafts blog, they often say, “Ooh! I love crafts!” followed by a surprisingly common statement. “Oh, but I am NOT crafty! I’m SOOOO jealous of all those creative people who can put things together…I just can’t!” (I was at a blogger conference this weekend and […]

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DIY Headboard Ideas

October 25, 2014

Several years back, I didn’t have a lot of money, but I really, really wanted a beautiful headboard for my bedroom. Not having $400 to spend (and let’s face it, the nice ones are WAY more!) my headboard options were pretty limited. I decided to DIY it. With no real plans (other than what I […]

DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

21 Christmas Ornaments You’ll Love To Make

October 16, 2014

An afternoon filled with hot cocoa and Christmas ornaments has become a tradition in our house in December. Before we officially trim the tree, we always have a little crafting time first! When the kids were very little, we started out just letting them color the cheapy-cheap die-cut shapes from the dollar bin at the […]

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DIY Cleaning Slime Recipe

September 22, 2014

DIY cleaning slime is great for picking up dust and lint from hard-to-reach places. It  leaves no residue and will last quite a while in an airtight container. It’s a lot like the kids play slime you may have seen, and if you have some of that in your house, you know it picks up […]

Looking for lots of really awesome Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates? Here they are! #pumpkin #Halloween #Crafts #ciw

Ultimate List of Awesomely Jaw-Dropping Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

September 16, 2014

Go from pumpkin carving newbie to master pumpkin artist with these easy to use (and mostly free) templates for carving your pumpkins this year! We’ve got the spooky classics like witches and jack-o-lanterns as well as some of your favorite Disney characters.  And also cats, deer…hey, we’ve even got a p Pretty ballerina stencil! Just […]

19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Crafts

August 25, 2014

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with […]

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Agate Ghost Photo Pendant – Darby Smart Project Mashup

July 16, 2014

The wonderful team at Darby Smart sent me a kit to make their Agate Pendant. The project kit is really perfect as-is, but realizing the lovely agate stones were somewhat transparent, I was inspired to see what ELSE I could do with it… Why not use the stone to make a wearable memory? Add a […]

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Inspiration and Creative Business Building With Nicole Shariat Farb of Darby Smart

July 16, 2014

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Nicole Shariat Farb, CEO & Co-founder of Darby Smart, an amazing new site that features cool kits and “tested approved” craft supplies for people who like to make things. Thank you so much for talking with me, Nicole and sending me the super cute pendant kit! 1. […]

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Cool Ideas For Crafting With Sand

July 5, 2014

This time of year, I just want to find a sandy beach and kick off my flip flops. When I get home, I often find a little sand in my pockets. And into dryer. And everywhere really! Why not get crafty with it, right? Here are a few super cute crafts you can make with […]

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Printable Kit! Pineapple Instakeeper Mini Album

June 30, 2014

Here is a printable kit to make a cute little album that is just PERFECT for Summer! (And a creative way to have fun with the latest pineapple craze in crafts.) Each of these designs print a 4×6 card that can be assembled into a mini album or brag book. Just get the printable here and […]

Cool Pineapple Crafts

Pineapple Craft Ideas

June 29, 2014

What is the freshest trend in fashion, home decor, and even crafting right now? Pineapples! I know. No, I don’t know why decorating with this yummy fruit has become the coolest thing going, but I have to admit…pineapples applied to things are actually really cute! Some of these are yummy and edible crafts, some are […]

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17 Super Easy 4th of July DIY Ideas

June 23, 2014

How creative can someone get with Red, White, and Blue? Very! Check out these easy and fun crafts and diy decorating ideas and see how you can make them your own! 1.4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY – Oh Happy Day! 4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY. by Chiara Alberetti Milott. The 4 […]

Just Beachy!

June 17, 2014

I’m ready for a little beach fun! Are you? Here are lots of ideas for DIY ‘s you can make to take on your next seaside getaway. Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch … Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch}. Posted on Tuesday, […]