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How-To: Magical Kaleidoscope

After the fireworks are over you can keep the dazzling, colorful displays coming with this DIY Magical Kaleidoscope from Clare at The Etsy Blog.

Flower Dyed Thank You Notes

Oh Design Sponge, you are so pretty. And so are these thank you notes that you dyed using real flowers.


How-To: String Art Silhouette Portraits

Make custom string art silhouette portraits with this fun tutorial from Becca at Ladyface Blog!<p>They’d make a great gift, especially for the pet lovers in your life.<p>Head over to Ladyface Blog to see the full how-to.

How-To: Embroidered Cardboard Bangle Bracelet

Turn a leftover packing tape roll into an awesome piece of wearable art with this embroidered cardboard bangle bracelet tutorial that Alison Strang shared on WhimseyBox.<p>Such a great idea! Head on over to WhimseyBox to see the full how-to.

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How-To: Crocheted Rag Rug

Fabric scraps getting out of control? Use them up in a way that’s both beautiful and useful with this fantastic crocheted rag rug tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Ehow!<p>Making rag rugs dates back to the 1800s, when thrifty homemakers would reuse old clothes and fabric scraps as floor …

How-To: Fat Quarter Doll Quilt

Make the perfect handmade accessory for the beloved toys in your home with this fat quarter doll quilt tutorial from Melissa at The Polka Dot Chair.<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to The Polka Dot Chair to see the full how-to!

rhubarb cream cheese hand pies

A few weeks ago, I retold the sad tale of the late rhubarb meringue tart that met its end when it slid off the plate and managed to coat nearly every …

peach and pecan sandy crumble

If you think about it, isn’t it strange that we’ve nominated pie as our iconic summer dessert? Do understand, I say this as someone who frequently …