Michele Falls

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Artist’s Book Made From Seashells

Artist Lauren Bishop discovered a thoughtful way to put her photographs together with this beautifully crafted book called Capsule, which features seashells as covers.<p>Considering that shells are often kept as a momento of a nice walk, they’re a great choice of materials for a little handmade book …

DIY Photo Night Light

As the dark days of the winter solstice approach, it’s a great to to get started on this brilliant DIY photo night light project from Hewlett-Packard.<p>This project looks like a super easy way to add a customized and crafty touch to your darkened domicile. Nearly any lightweight fabric could …

How-To: Button Lid Jars

Have jars filled with buttons and supplies in your craft room? (Don’t we all?) Turn that plain storage into something a whole lot more inspiring with this cool video tutorial for making your own button lid jars from Mark Montano!

Recipe: All Butter, Really Flaky Pie Crust

Around my house, the Thanksgiving cooking preparation is already well underway, and one of the top items on today’s to-do list is pie crust. You too? If, like me, you’re in everything-from-scratch mode, you’ll definitely want to check out this Pie Crust 102: All Butter, Really Flaky Pie Crust …

3 Ways to DIY Dough Ornaments

One of my top crafty must-makes this Christmas are homemade dough ornaments. Great idea, but where to begin? There seem to be so many recipes out there, it can be a little overwhelming. I’ve taken the time to search out three different recipes (with awesome tutorials and tips) that will motivate …

How-To: Twig and Ribbon Tree Ornament

Looking for a relatively mess free craft to do with the kids? Try this wonderful twig and ribbon tree ornament from Fireflies and Mud Pies.<p>I love this craft for three reasons:<p>– You can take the kids on a nature walk to collect the perfect sticks to use, and it will make the ornament that much more …

How-To: Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

Ugly holiday sweaters are pretty much everywhere these days, and now your tree can get in on the action! Craft up some awesomely ridiculous, totally fun decorations with this ugly Christmas sweater ornament tutorial from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda!<p>What will you put on YOUR ugly sweater? (Mine will …

DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

One crafter’s tree clippings are another crafter’s minimalist tree with this cleverly understated DIY makeshift Christmas tree wall hanging from Almost Makes Perfect. This could be a great way to put the suggestion of a tree into a space that’s not big enough to accommodate one.<p>every year i want a …

How-To: DIY Wreath of Boxes

Are you DIY wreath-obsessed? You’re going to love this simple, easy-to-customize wreath of boxes tutorial that Jenny Batt from Hank & Hunt shared on Design Sponge!<p>You can leave the boxes plain, or, if you’re feeling fancy, wrap or decorate them. So many fun creative possibilities!<p>Make one this …

How-To: Chalkboard Mug

Looking for a last-minute gift idea for the coffee lovers and tea drinkers in your life? Add some creative sketchy fun to their morning brew routines with this chalkboard mug tutorial from Amanda at Wit & Whistle!

Recipe: Waffle Your Breakfast Quesadilla

Calling all breakfast lovers! This clever food hack makes great use of a waffle iron, and turns your quesadilla into a super portable meal on the go.<p>Get the recipe from Real Food by Dad.

DIY Gradient Tinsel Backdrop

New Years Eve is the perfect time to bust out the glamorous decor. This backdrop and photo booth props from I Spy DIY are super simple to put together, but pack a whole lot of visual punch!<p>Get the full how-to here!

Freezer Breakfast Burritos Supreme Recipe

You might as well get the new year started right by making up a year’s supply of these tasty freezer breakfast burritos supreme with this handy recipe from ButterYum!<p>I like to stock the freezer with a batch or two so my husband and teenagers can help themselves whenever the mood strikes. All they …

Cutting Mat Maintenance Tips

A good cutting mat is one of the most important resources for a successful craft project, but even they need a little TLC once in a while. Now is a great time to give your trusty cutting mat a crafty tune up to start your year off with a clean and stable cutting surface to give your projects the …

How-To: Sharpen Your Scissors

Are your favorite scissors getting dull? Give inexpensive scissors a new lease on life with a sheet of sandpaper and this scissors sharpening tutorial from Jessi at Practically Functional!<p>I wouldn’t use this method with nice dressmaking shears—if you’ve got high quality scissors, your neighborhood …

Flashback: Chalkboard Hangers

<b>By Jessica Wilson</b><p>I’ve been using skirt and pants hangers to hold works in progress (WIP) for a half-dozen or so years. Because I lack pretty wall space, the projects that hang from the hangers generally end up in the closet where they are quickly forgotten. It’s that whole out of sight, out of mind …

Today’s Craft Social: The Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up a Blog

Today’s Craft Social: The Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up a Blog | The Zen of Making<b>Attention crafters: Join us TODAY for the Craft Social Twitter …

How-To: Introduction to Hand-Lettering

If you’ve always admired lovely hand-lettering, but weren’t sure where or how to get started, you’re in for a treat! Megan from Makewells has shared a great beginner-friendly introduction to hand-lettering over on Alisa Burke’s blog.<p>The best part: You won’t have to buy any fancy tools or pens to …

How-To: Personalized Name Plate Hangers

Make a wedding day, prom night, or any other big event feel even more special with two creative methods for making personalized hangers—engraving and leather stamping—from Always Rooney.<p>These would make a great handmade gift idea for wedding parties, graduations, or even baby showers!<p>Ready to give …

Giant Hershey’s Kiss Surprise

Okay, so the surprise is that this is not in fact a five pound oversized Hershey’s Kiss, but it is possibly the next best thing– a giant Rice Krispie treat!<p>Think of the huge smile on your valentine’s face when they receive this novelty sized symbol of affection.<p>And as much fun as they are to give …

Upcycled Globe Art

Turn an old outdated globe into this wonderful statement piece for your home. I simply adore the font used in this project. The easiest way to achieve this look is to cut out some vinyl letters from your trusty digital cutting machine, but this can also be done by hand. Use the vinyl as a mask when …

Decoupage Wooden Coat Hanger

Want to give your closet a mini makeover? Try this fantastic decoupage project that uses fancy patterned napkins to give your wooden hangers a fresh new look.<p>This is a great idea if you are looking for a hanger to use for a special occasion like a wedding! Be sure to seal them really well with a …

Party Fun: DIY Cookie Banners

Banners and bunting are always super-cute party projects. But, a bunting made out of cookies? Now, that’s just brilliant!<p>Turn tasty treats into party-ready edible decor with this DIY cookie banner tutorial that Claire from South by North shared on A Subtle Revelry.<p>Stamping letters on a display of …

2 Ways to Organize Your Life with Repurposed Windows

To the right kind of maker, charming old wood-frame windows can be a downright irresistible flea market or roadside find. There’s just something about them that begs to be rescued and turned into something awesome. And, since they’re not generally the most energy-efficient option for modern homes, …

No Bake Pumpkin and Coconut Granola Bars

Looking for some hassle-free homemade snacks that won’t gum up your busy schedule? Why not try these no bake pumpkin and coconut granola bars from Spoon Fork Bacon?<p>These granola bars are also pretty fantastic because you don’t have to bake them, and they taste so good with the pumpkin and coconut …

How-To: Transfer a Photo onto a Slice of Wood

Tired of putting your photos into right angled frames? Give this ink to wood transfer technique a try.<p>You can find ready to use kiln dried wood slices at most large craft stores. If you want to use your own DIY slice of wood cut from a fallen tree, be aware that if not dried with the proper …

DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

Express yourself through some handmade emoji eggs this Easter. These are too darn cute, I think they look so great as a collection. You can get the kids involved in drawing their favorite funny faces on the eggs too.<p>There are a variety of ways you can go about creating these, with a lot of choices …

Typography Fun: Easter Egg Lettering

Combine lovely hand-lettering and festive Easter decor with this eye-catchingly stylish Easter egg lettering project!<p>In this rustic-meets-modern tutorial, you’ll learn how to prepare your eggs, find inspiring fonts, and use pigment pens to make your words stand out.<p>Ready to give it a try? Check out …

Homemade Fig Newtons

Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen was concerned that fig newtons wouldn’t taste as good as she remembered them being when she was a child. So, rather than risking the snack time heartbreak of discovering a false memory, she took it upon herself to create some homemade fig newtons that were just as …

That’s A Wrap! Washi Tape and Craft Stick Frames

We’ve all made those classic elementary school craft stick frames before, but have you ever though to jazz it up with some washi tape? What a great way to use your collection of colorful tapes, and create these adorable little frames for displaying wallet sized photos. They are super light weight, …