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Dark Chocolate Nut KIND Bars Copy Cat {Guest Post}

<i>These Dark Chocolate Nut Bars are a copy cat of the sinfully delicious (and expensive!) KIND Bars! Roasted nuts stirred into a vanilla honey mixture</i> …

KQED

One of the most common questions math teachers hear from their students is, “why does this matter?” They are constantly trying to convince students …

Paper Cutz Challenge #78

For this week's Paper Cutz challenge we are to make a card, LO or craft project using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of …

Attic24

Well here we are on the very last day of the year, and I've been working on my usual end-of-year review posts which I always enjoy. I was beginning …

Easy Paper Plate Party Hats

These paper plate hats by Lindsey Boardman on Alpha Mom are so simple to make, and are adaptable for every occasion! Make these with the kids, or include a DIY craft station at your New Years Eve party this year. Adults will love the opportunity to get crafty with markers and glitter glue too. Have …

Crochet Christmas Baubles. Love.

Hello! How is you week going?<p>Are you getting super busy yet?<p>The silly season has definitely arrived at our house, I seem to have lost a few days last …

Peppermint Coconut Cocktail

Photo: Elsie Larson<p>Looking for a minty libation? Give those creamy Christmas cocktails a tropical twist with this peppermint coconut concoction by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess.

Food

Kid Crafts: Homemade Button Christmas Cards

This weekend, carve out some holiday crafting time with your creative kids! Grab the button jar off the shelf and make some fun homemade button Christmas cards with this great project idea that Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shared on the iLoveToCreate blog.

The Best Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Taste! It Really Is THAT Good!

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>The Best Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Taste! It Really Is THAT Good!<p>As true chocoholics will know and …

How to Make Carved Heart Stone Jewelry

This post is brought to you by Dremel.<p>Have you ever used a Dremel rotary tool in your crafting? I'll admit that I've been coveting one for a while …

Eatsy: Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Two Octobers ago, I hosted a party centered around a theme: each guest would bring a dish that they prepared, and each dish had to include pumpkin. The only thing that wasn’t allowed was pumpkin pie. Savory was encouraged, but not mandatory. Nobody knew what to expect of the evening, including …

Life as you've never known it: Namibia's most exotic creatures

The Namib Desert’s beauty can be overwhelming, but so can its unforgiving climate. To live in such an environment requires an ingenious array of evolutionary adaptations, and there is no shortage of them in Namibia: spiders cartwheel down dunes to avoid predators, geckos condense drinking water on …

Nature

Napkin Ring Roundup

Napkin rings are juts like little wreaths. They can add a pop of color and touch of whimsy to your decor, while enhancing your table setting with a formal look. Take a peek at this roundup that may inspire you to get crafty for your next dinner party.<p>The links below the photos will take you back to …

Crafting

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

How-To: Clothespin Dinosaurs

Make a set of super-cool DIY dino toys for your little ones with this clothespin dinosaurs tutorial from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda!<p>This is a great way to turn items you probably already have in your craft room into hours of awesome and inexpensive fun!

DIY: The Flowerpot Pendant Light

We have a fondness for the earthy warmth of terracotta lighting–see 10 Favorites: Terracotta Pendant Lights. But it wasn’t until we spotted …

Cat Butt Coasters

The next time you wake up and smell the coffee, you can also look down and see a cat butt as you rest your mug on one of these inspired Cat Butt Coasters by Shanna Compton of Hooks + Balls.<p>Each butt is handcrafted with care; made from 100% cotton yarn and acrylic felt. These materials help absorb …

Printer Cable Bracelet

I find something really conceptually engaging about this charming printer cable bracelet when I think of all the images and text that might have been transmitted through these colorful wires. Made by jeweler and future nurse practitioner Ann Kabza of The Littlest Big Spoon, the bracelet consists of …

Handmade Notebooks That Look Like Food

If you’ve got a taste for handmade notebooks, then Palas Pandıras has cooked up some real delicacies for you with these exquisitely minimal notebooks that look like different foods. You can see from these images how simply these books are designed and bound by hand, creating a delightfully …

Crafting

Fun Accessory DIY: Woven Yarn Bangles

Weaving has had quite a resurgence of late, so I thought it would be fun to translate this craft trend into something wearable. It’s winter here in …

Unbelievable Bottled Sand Art from the 1800s

Despite suffering from an inflammation of the brain that made him deaf and severely hindered his ability to communicate, artist Andrew Clemens made unbelievable sand art that still manages to amaze viewers well over 100 years after his death in 1894. Not only is the imagery in these works …

How-To: Kitty Cat Greeting Card

This adorable kitty cat greeting card from Mayholic in Crafts is my new favorite thing. Click here to make one of your own!

Cute

Crafty Garden: Button Stepping Stones

Bring fun crafty style from the studio to the garden with this new video tutorial for making your own awesome cement button stepping stones from my pal Mark Montano!<p>How cool are these?! If I had a backyard, this project would definitely be at the top of my summer to-do list! (Alas, I’m in Brooklyn, …

DIY Mini Wreath Gift Tags

We are all busy during the holiday season, so as much as the craftiest among us want to toil over every package, sometimes it’s nice to be able to …

diychristmascrafts:

<b>DIY Lightweight Spa Kit That You Can Mail from 4 You With Love.</b> The kit is so lightweight because the recipes include dried milk, Epson Salt, baking powder, sea salt, oatmeal etc… This kit was also designed with shipping temperatures in mind. For more beauty/spa recipes go here: <b>diychristmascrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/beauty</b> <b>All the recipes are from 4 You With Love:</b><p>4 Ingredient Chocolate Body/Hand Scrub Recipe here. Photo: Spa Kit for Mailing from 4 You With Love and the Chocolate Body Scrub is in …

Christmas Balls

• Have the names of loved ones embroiderd onto coloured fabric.<br>• Divide a 75mm polystyrene ball into six equal segments.<br>• Using a craft knife, cut into the ball deep enough to push the fabric pieces in.<br>• Cut fabric pieces the same shape as the segments on the ball but bigger so that it can be pushed into the grooves cut on the ball.<br>• Alternate the palin fabric with Christmas fabric.<br>• Choose ribbon to match your fabric. Start at the top and wind the ribbon along the groove pinning it at the top each time …

Quilling 101: Learn the Basics of Quilling Paper

Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an …

Project Wedding is Now WeddingWire

Plan while on-the-go with<br>the ultimate wedding app<p>Access the forums, your wedding checklist and even a countdown to your big day directly from your …

Flashback: Crochet a Scarecrow Amigurumi

<b>By Stephanie Jessica Lau</b><p>Crochet your own adorable not-so-scary scarecrow in time for Halloween! Whether this little guy helps decorate your house or accompanies your little ones as they trick-or-treat, he is sure to bring a smile to people’s faces. This project should take about four to six hours …