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Saturday, October 1, 2011


While this beauty created by Mike Perry was sold, I wonder if it inspires anyone else to try something similar with tongue depressors?


Ruffled Wreath

Design Sponge has a nice tutorial on making this ruffled wreath. While it is dramatic in white, you might like to try a different color for your room's color scheme or holiday decor.  [link]


Duct Tape Roses

There are a ton of projects made from Duct Tape. Here is a really clever one making roses. Thanks to Instructables for this tutorial. [link]


DIY Blooms

I love this diy project that was inspired by decor at an Anthropologie store. Thanks to homemade ginger for their tutorial. [link]


Friday, September 30, 2011

Recycled Bathmat

Grosgrain has a great tutorial and instructional video on how to make a bathmat out of recycled towels. [link]


Rope Bowl Tutorial

Thanks to Every Creative Endevour for this easy tutorial that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. [link]


PUSH paper :: book review

Can you love a book before even opening it? I love PUSH paper. The horizontal size, the specialty binding, the die cut open arrow, and the texture of the spine. Before turning a page you know you are about to experience something special .

PUSH paper is a gallery series book newly released from Lark Crafts. PUSH profiles 30 different international paper artists that are “push”ing the boundaries of working with paper. The book contains beautiful photographs, pared with a documented Q&A discussion with the juror: Jaime Zollars of Paper Forest.

My opinion: This is an inspirational book; worthy of mention, even more so of purchasing. 

Lark Crafts can be found at: 

PUSH paper is available for purchase through Amazon at the following link. 

Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for an unbiased review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Haunted House Printable :: Freebie

A great template for a haunted house. Print it out and create. Thanks to Just Something I Made for the file. [link]


Vintage Style Labels :: Free

Free printable Vintage Style Labels from Just Something I Made. [link]


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rainbow in a Jar

flax & twine has a great tutorial on creating this craft in a jar. It uses chalk and salt. Here is the tutorial. [link]


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sharpie Tie Dye

Thanks Sun Scholars for the photo

It's a brand new tie dye technique without the mess... and the results are amazing! This activity combines chemistry and art to create a designer t-shirt that is sure to get lots of attention whenever you wear it. [link]


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crochet Stitch

Crochet Me had a great post in the forum about how to create the Spike Stitch design shown above. It looks so complicated and is really a simple stitch. See the instructions here: [link]


Buying Fabric Online

Where to buy fabric online? The Humble Nest has a great list of thirty places to buy fabric online. Whether you are looking for a bargain or a specialty design. [link]


Sailor's Knot Bracelet

I followed the direction on Etsy to make my own sailor's knot bracelet. [link] This knot can also be referred to as  Turk's Head knot. Finishing mine off, I used a super glue to seal the ends and hold them in place. Making mine out of clothes line that I bought at the hardware store, made it dyeable because it was cotton. I soaked it in a bath of water with a few drops of food coloring for about five minutes. Afterwards, I rinsed it well and let it dry.


Rubber Band Bracelets

I found a great tutorial for making rubber band bracelets. The video how-to from Craftastic is below. My daughters and I made them tonight after dinner. This is a very inexpensive craft, I bought paper clips and rubber bands at the dollar store. Our version included alphabet beads, these added to the total cost since they sell for around $7 at Hobby Lobby. This project is great for kids to get involved in and then they can teach their friends!



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Monday, September 26, 2011

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Curled Ribbons

This is a great tutorial on how to curl ribbons. It is so simple and easy. I can't wait to try it! Thanks to Glorious Treats for the tutorial. [link]


HGTV Magazine

Subscribe to the new HGTV magazine. [link]


Pipecleaner Cat Tutorial

The cutest little pipecleaner cat I've ever seen - great for this time of year. Thanks to The Hybrid Chick for the tutorial. You can find it here. [link]



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