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11 Decorative DIY Crafts Using Natural Materials

<i>This summer bring a bit of the outdoors inside with one – or eleven – of our natural</i> <i>DIY crafts</i><i>.</i><p>Have you been searching for some fresh DIY crafts to …

DIY: Recycled CD Fish Kid Craft - Quiet Corner

We are dreaming of beach weather with today’s simple Recycled CD Fish Kid Craft tutorial. With this kid friendly summer craft idea, you and your …

23 Teeny Tiny Party Favors You Can DIY

Whether you’re picking out party favors for a summer wedding or spring party, there’s no going wrong with ones that are itty bitty in size. They’re compact, easy to carry and a great idea, especially when it comes to making a bunch for a large group. Plus, there’s just something about …

Chemicals

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

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Tree branch chandelier

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DIY Rotating Jewelry Storage

Make your own rotating jewelry storage using cereal box and paper roll. Click to see ideas on how to store/display all kinds of jewelry.<p>102<p>858

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DIY Mini Trinket Boxes

DIY Mini Trinket Boxes - use paint to add brush strokes to paper mache boxes and glass knobs for pulls. Great gift idea for Mother's Day!<p>66<p>347

Straw Tote Spring “Wreath”

A thrift store straw tote becomes a unique and GORGEOUS "wreath" when filled with silk flowers. Simple, inexpensive upcycling genius!<p>87<p>406

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How-To: Mermaid Easter Eggs

Think mythical creatures are way more fun than bunnies or baby chicks? (Yeah, me too.) This year, forget cute and fuzzy—make some awesome mermaid Easter eggs instead!<p>Mermaid Easter eggs are a fun, sea-inspired DIY project for crafty kids and magic-loving adults alike, and there are endless options …

Decorations

The Adhesive Archives: Craft Glue Guide

Fact 1: There are about a million different kinds of craft glue. Fact 2: Even if your adhesives bin is filled to the brim, chances are good that the only glue you won’t have on hand will be the specific kind you need to actually finish the project you’re working on.<p>So, what’s a crafty guy or gal to …

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Kid Crafts: Recycled Cardboard Rings

Are April showers are keeping your kids indoors? Recycled cardboard rings are the perfect dreary day DIY!<p>Cardboard crafts are one of my favorite family-friendly project ideas because creativity is always way more important than having the right supplies! No matter what is —or isn’t—in your craft …

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Glass from the Past: Make a Lamp With Vintage Power Line Insulators

When I was a kid, I spent tons of time walking under the power lines at my grandparents’ farm, hunting for old glass insulators. Over the years, I ended up with quite a colorful collection, and I love the idea of turning those fond memories into beautiful DIY glass insulator pendant lamps!<p>In my …

Grow Your Own Crystals in Eggshells

Tired of long expeditions into deep dark mines in search of precious crystals? Take the easy route and grow your own!<p>You know that stuff you use in canning vegetables, the ingredient that gives pickles their crunch? It’s called alum, and it’s what you can use to create your very own crystals. You …

Gardening

Say It With a Snapshot: A Personalized Photo Series for Mom

A picture is worth a thousands words, or so they say. Here’s a photo series where each image counts for just one letter. This is a fantastic sentimental gift to make for your wife, mom, or grandmother this Mother’s Day.<p>Who doesn’t love adorable kid photos? I think, especially when someone becomes a …

Grownup Treats: Watermelon St. Germain Slush

Hot and humid weather definitely calls for a summer-appropriate cocktail. Cool off with a tasty watermelon St. Germain slush!<p>Relive the joys of childhood slushies, but with a decidedly grownup twist that’s perfect for a day spent lounging by the pool with your best pals.<p>Refresh your tastebuds and …

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chip and Potato Chip Cookies

If you’re craving both sweet and salty, dark chocolate chip and potato chip cookies are obviously the exact treat that you need in your life.<p>Ready to delight your tastebuds and indulge in a bit of ingredients-that-don’t-usually-go-together baking experimentation? We’ve definitely got you …

DIY Baby: All-in-One Changing Mat with Storage Pockets

If you’ve got little ones at home or a baby shower on the calendar, you’ll definitely want to put this smart, portable DIY changing mat on your to-make list!<p>Whether you’re visiting with friends or taking a trip with kids, I think you’ll agree that, with its compact roll-up design that can be …

Baby Showers

Cocktail Bling: Gold Foil Glass Tumblers

Want to make this weekend’s cocktails just a little bit fancier? DIY a set of gold foil glass tumblers, and let the chic sipping begin!<p>A touch of gold can make even the most uninspired beverage feel like something special, and there’s no denying how great it looks on glass.<p>Want to give it a try? …

Beauty

Recipe: Beginner-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

Want to wow your family at breakfast? Delicious homemade cinnamon rolls that are still warm from the oven should do the trick nicely!<p>Breadmaking can be daunting for some, and especially for us! So when an aunt emailed this beginner bread recipe a while back, telling us it’s a “no-fail”, we were …

Knitted Pan’s Labyrinth Gloves

Keeping your <i>eye</i> out for DIY Halloween costume ideas? Why not turn an ordinary pair of knitted gloves into a terrifying mask by simply adding a couple of eyes to them like Katie Freeman of Knitrocious!<p>The gloves are based on the iconic monster from <i>Pan’s Labyrinth</i> with eyes in the palms of his hands. …

Halloween Costume

Crafty Science: Crystal Ball Jewelry with DIY Borax Crystals

Crafty chemistry meets pretty jewelry that’s fit for a princess in this cool crystal ball jewelry project with DIY borax crystals!<p>Ready to hop on the grow-your-own-crystals trend? Get fancy with this new easy-to-follow borax crystal crystal ball jewelry video tutorial from Mark Montano!

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Spring Time Decor: 3D Paper Flower Garland

There’s nothing like brightly colored flowers to create that happy spring time feeling in the air. If keeping fresh flowers indoors is more of a hassle than you are prepared to deal with, then give this lovely faux flower garland a try.<p>Of course this will take an initial time investment to cut out …

Chemicals

Paper Flowers With Chocolate Centers

Now mom can have her flowers, and eat them too! Um, well maybe just the chocolate centers.<p>Looking for a last minute handmade gift? This one is simple if you have all the materials on hand. If an entire bouquet seems a little daunting, make a single flower and you’ll still get the sentiment across, …

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Repurposed Drawers into Porch Planter Boxes

I know we’ve all done it, seen that old wooden dresser on the side of the road and tried to justify a reason to pick it up and turn it into your next DIY project. Well I’m here to tell you the next time that happens you’ll have a super project idea ready for transforming those drawers into …

Kitchen Art: Painting on Sugar Cookies

Turn your next batch of cookies into a hand-painted work of culinary art with this painting on sugar cookies project!<p>Like drawing? Take your artistic skills into the kitchen with this paint-ready fondant recipe and tips for turning food coloring into your own edible watercolors from Sugar and Charm.<p>…

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Tasty Treats: How to Make Homemade Slushies

Ready to blow your kids’ minds? This weekend, surprise them with the most awesome summertime dessert there is: homemade slushies!<p>We call them slushies here in Chicago and I remember my mom buying them for me at the local mall when I was a kid. They were so much fun and so many flavor options! I did …

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Crafty Beauty: DIY Mason Jar Manicure Kit (and Lantern)

Looking for an especially thoughtful handmade gift idea? Give a pretty DIY manicure—plus a lovely glass lantern to help set a relaxing mood—with this DIY mason jar manicure kit!<p>Large canning jars are the perfect size for so many kinds of kits, but I especially love that one is specifically designed …

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Sew Cute: Hula Hoop Tent Tutorial

Make a family-friendly DIY play tent that’s fit for a prince or princess with this cool hula hoop tent project!<p>Give your little ones the gift of bright smiles and hours of playtime fun with this sweet hula hoop tent tutorial that Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shared on A Beautiful Mess.<p>It’s …

Edible Art: Cool and Refreshing Watercolor Popsicles

Summer is coming, so it’s time to make sure your popsicle game is on point.<p>If you’re looking for a tasty treat that’ll bring a bit of painting-inspired artfulness to your next cookout, you’ll definitely want to check out these pretty watercolor popsicles!<p>Watercolors and warm weather just seem to go …

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