Easy Mini Panda Cupcakes

by Carolyn Bickford


Easy Little Pandas

How cute are these mini cupcakes!? They are almost too cute to eat!

Bakerella shows us how to make these cute little pandas using cupcakes, white frosting, sanding sugar, chocolate chips and jimmies/sprinkles. She also uses white confetti sprinkles and edible ink for the eyes.

Cuteness overload with a plateful of these cupcakes at a birthday party or baby shower.…

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Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Tutorial: Use knit strips to finish edges

Rachael from Imagine Gnats shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how you can use strips of knit fabric to finish edges.  It’s an especially nice finish for a curved edge, like a neck opening, as the knit fabric will stretch around the curve of the fabric.  It’s easy to do and …

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DIY Earring Projects

Here are 20 earring projects to get your hands creative with. All the projects are easy to do and come with full instructions. I especially love the Antique Brass Earrings. Which one is your favorite?

Click here to get the ideas by mygirlishwhims: 20 DIY Earrings

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SHELVES

Have you ever had that moment while trying to decorate when you just don’t know where to put something?  Have you thought about adding a shelf to your space?

I have to admit, I really like shelves.   They are both decorative and functional, and there are so many different options of types of shelves.  There are book shelves, hanging …

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Slow Cooker Ribs

Another great use for the slow cooker! One that I definitely would not have thought of!

Stacey from Southern Bite shows us to cook the ribs in the slow cooker and then place on the grill for about 15 minutes to get grill marks.

Your guests will wonder how you managed to grill the ribs without drying them out.

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Pool Party Drinks Float

by Shellie Wilson


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Planning on having a few drinks in the pool at your next party? Check out this DIY Summer Drinks Float from lifehacker.com.au. It’s amazing what “Other things” you can do with pool noodles.

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Starfish and Sand Dollar Shaving Cream Dig
If you are spending some time at the beach this summer, keep this project in mind. Gather together a variety of shells and other found treasures and save them to use in your own sensory bin. You can even use small, plastic sea animals to play in a tub of shaving cream that has been dyed blue.  This is great …

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Tutorial: Pretty gathered skirt from men's button up shirts

Tutorial: Pretty gathered skirt from men’s button up shirts

Mark Montano shares a tutorial on his blog showing how you can make this color blocked gathered skirt out of two button up men’s shirts.  I love this!  The front pockets on the front shirt become pockets for the skirt.  And the flat waistband is a nice finish!  His post includes …

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Create and Thrive is sharing 10 things that you must do to have a successful online craft business.  I definitely agree with some of these, like believing in yourself and practicing!

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive.…

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faux-fur-pillow-10Rachel from Transient Expression shows how you can make a luxe faux fur pillow.  A high quality, deep pile faux fur like she used won’t be cheap, but it’s totally worth the money to get a pillow with such texture!  To make an 18″ x 18″ pillow (size she made), you’ll need just 1/2 yard fabric.  Get the tutorial at …

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Project and Freebie: Decorating Furniture with Digital Stamps

By enlarging a digital stamp image, water coloring it and applying to an old dresser Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies added a wonderful vintage touch to her sons bedroom. The cute sailor boy image she used is a free download from the Graphic Fairy

-Heather…

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Polymer Clay Trinkets

by Elaine Robitaille


Great clay trinkets! Amazing with one theme – adornment – and one material that people make such varied and interesting work:

Beehive and Branch Necklace by blockpartypress Goldstone and Goddess by sculptedwindows
Crossword Cat Brooch by catmadecom Silver and Black Stamped Earrings by theshagbag
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Freebie: Summer Printables

by Heather Holbrook


Freebie: Summer Printables

These bright and cheerful free summer printables from Scrappystickyinkymess will be perfect for greeting card fronts or Project Life scrapbook pages.

-Heather…

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PicMonkey Collage

1. Back to the Future, Halloween Costumes.com

2. Weeping Angel, Crafty Companion 

3. Geek Love, Fave Crafts 

4. Avengers Assemble!, Wee little Stitches via Kitschy Digitals

5. Lego Man,Tunderzug.blogspot.com

6. Ghostbusters, Makibird Stitching, Deviant Art

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money eater

Onel won a can of tennis balls during a dancing statue game and does not play tennis.  Onel from the bilingual (English-Indonesian) blog, “onelmon” deciided to make something with the balls and cam up with “Tennis Ball – Mike Wazowski” the money eater.  Thanks Onel for the cute tutorial!…

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PicMonkey Collage

1. Steampunk girl, Dover Publications 

2. Flower girl, Dover Publications

3. Little girl dress shop, The Baby Gardner

4. Motorcycle skeleton girl, Sew Lovely Embroidery

5. Golden Girls, Sew Lovely Embroidery 

6. Flower face, Doe C Doe

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Tip: Easy Coloring of Stamps with Alcohol Markers

Sometimes coloring with alcohol markers can be a bit daunting and take a lot of time to get good results but you can do just some quick techniques for adding shading and highlights, the Spectrum Noir blog has tips for some quick and easy coloring.

-Heather…

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Deep-Fried Cheesecake Stuffed with Strawberries

OMGoodness! This is why Pinterest is good and bad for you! Good to find these amazing recipes to try, but bad for my willpower and hips.

Fia Fortune at Forkable shows us a new take on the classic strawberry cheesecake.

I will definitely have to try this recipe when I plan on having company.

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birthday poster

This adorable free printable poster from Petite Lemon is the perfect photo prop for your child’s next birthday party. There’s space for photos as well as a listing of the birthday girl or birthday boy’s favorite things. You’ll need to take it someplace to be printed, but this should cost you less than $10.…

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Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

We often think of the overlapping envelope neck style as something for baby wear.  But Kelly from Sewing In No Man’s Land shows  how an envelope neck tee can be stylish in bigger kids’ clothes.  She shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make her Bonjour Envelope Tee for kids.  Made …

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