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Loving this floral bracelet that you can create yourself. Using silicone molds and epoxy resins, Nataly Grin writes a master class and shows you how you can do it yourself.

You can use flowers, leaves, anything can be pressed into the molds.

Get more details here: DIY Floral Bracelet.…

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Stunning String Bowl

by Vikram Goyal

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Tutsplus.com used to be a site for tutorials on programming. No more. They have now branched into making tutorials for crafts.

And one beautiful craft tutorial is the one on making a gorgeous string bowl for your home, that is practical and functional.

And in line with the regular tutorials on tutsplus, you get the whole tutorial with great …

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5 minute pillow coverThe tutorial comes from “Creature Comforts! The design and lifestyle blog”!  If you have some dated pillows on hand try this “No-Sew Decorative Pillow Cover” and add some sparkle to any room.  The founder and editor-in-chief, Ez Pudewa has been sharing her passion for home and personal style, artful inspiration, and the DIY lifestyle with a vibrant community of readers and …

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If you’re looking for a very special project to make for Spring, this may well be it.  It looks like a true labor of love to me.  I’m into pinks, so I love the colorway.  If you’ve ever seen cherry trees blossoming, you’ll see just how stunning this afghan is.  The crocheter too what would otherwise be a fairly humdrum …

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Inspiration du Jour | Music

by Francine Clouden

Inspiration du Jour - Music by AnkeKramer

Music by AnkeKramer

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Spring Flowers

by Elaine Robitaille

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I found lots of delicate floral colours in my flickr finds this week – the same sort of palette would be lovely for ice cream treats and lovely, soft coloured decor for weddings and Mother’s Day.

Sakura Blossoms by Kiki and her dolls | Cluster Necklace by Marianne Seiman | Polymer Clay Jewellery by D S | Small Tray by …

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Mother' Day gift wrap MELISSA of “Melissa Camara Wilkins” has the most adorable felt “mother’s day gift wrap” for you and the kids to make.  She has complete instructions for us to follow and these are so sweet.  Thanks Melissa for sharing this sweet project.…

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ceiling-storage

I have been, for quite some time, looking for the instructions to this ceiling storage idea that I have seen countless times on Pinterest. And today is the day that I can safely say I have found the perfect instructions for them. Perfect and original.

These were initially published by the familyhandyman, and have been recreated and linked to several …

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palletprojects

Recycled pallet projects are all the rage lately.  Sometimes the wood pallets can be easy to find in excess and other times you search high and low to find that perfect size for that special project on your list.  Whether you have a stash of pallets, or are in need of a day to go searching, today we’ve brought you 7 projects to use up …

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Mason-Jar-Bathroom-Organizer

Love organization everywhere you go? Even your bathrooms? Of course you do! And therefore you will love this cute and simple DIY Mason Jar Bathroom organizer that the girls at the DIY Playbook have created. To be honest, though, I can’t see why it wouldn’t be a good idea anywhere else in the house either. :)

Mason jars are everywhere, and …

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Tutorial: Felt Key Fobs

by Linda Lanese

Felt Key FobsKarin of “Leigh Laurel Studios” has this fun and easy-to-make “Felt Key Fobs” that make terrific teacher’s gifts, Mother’s Day presents and stocking stuffers. Karin Jordan blogs out of New Hampshire and is a wife and mother of two children. At age ten, she bought her first sewing machine from a neighbor friend and taught herself how to use it.  …

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Inspiration du Jour - My Sweet Girl by dctuckwell

My Sweet Girl by dctuckwell

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felt cake toppersMake these charming Cake toppers for Mother’s Day and she will think you are the sweetest is you make a cake or cupcakes.  Cheryl of Sew Can Do Meaghan’s blogging pal, Cheryl, they are celebrating spring. These felt flower cupcake toppers, to be featured at Sew Can Do tomorrow, are my attempt at dabbling a bit with fabric. Meaghan says, …

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Forever FleursSue of “Giant Dwarf” did a guest post on Martha Stewart’s craft blog you’ll learn how to make “Forever Fleurs”, a simple no-sew project made from Fancy Felt & found twigs.  What mother would not love these flowers made by you for Mother’s Day.  I would love these!…

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Doily Dreamcatcher TutorialFern of “Crafter-holic” has this stunning “Doily Dream catcher Tutorial” that I think would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift.  Get out those old doilies and gather some twigs from the yard and mom will sleep easy.  Thanks Fern for this beautiful idea!…

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A Pom Pom BouquetMichael of “Michael Ann Made” is sharing a very pretty variety of “Mother’s Day “Pompom Bouquets” with complete tutorials.  As you can see from the picture several colors and different stems are used. Michael has the tutorial for making the Pompoms and the Bouquets are made by: The giant dandelion pompoms by Dana made it would make a fabulous oversized …

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From the Del Thomas collection

by Scarlett Burroughs

art quilt show at I have a Notion

This is one of the many wonderful art quilts Kelly (I Have A Notion) was lucky enough to see in person. Every quilt is owned by art quilter, collector and patron, Del Thomas.

Image credit: I Have a Notion

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17 Outdoor Lighting Ideas

by Vikram Goyal

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The beauty of these 17 ideas is that it is romantic and dreamy, and they are all very do-able.

scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom has put together these 17 ideas, source via Pinterest and other places, and I think you should visit her so that you can get some inspiration for your next outdoor re-do.

What I love about this is that most of …

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beeswax

Beeswax has long been one of the most common materials used in candle making.  It’s recent popularity is largely due to its characteristics of having a clean, fresh, and natural smell.  It also has the capabilities of burning longer and cleaner than other types of wax candles.  Some people even claim that it has a natural cleansing effect on the air in their surroundings.  Here are 5 tutorials …

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DIY Pastel Cake Topper

by Kimberly Jones

 DIY Pastel Cake Topper by The Proper Pinwheel via Inspired by This

Love this painterly pastel cake topper DIY created by The Proper Pinwheel and featured at Inspired by This! Get the complete tutorial and supply list here.…

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Strawberry Wedding Inspiration via Elegance and Enchantment

Strawberry shortcake is a long-standing spring tradition for my family, so of course I had to share this delicious inspiration board from Elegance and Enchantment. Love the pretty colors and sweet details!…

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Spring Tulips Wedding Inspiration via One Fab Day

Spring has been a long time coming in my corner of the world! But sunny skies, warm breezes, and blooming trees and flowers are finally here! I thought I would share a bit of spring inspiration today featuring pastel tulips from One Fab Day. Click here for lots of pretty images and links to resources.…

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I’m a serious walker.  You can see my other blog to learn more about that.  In the St. Louis area, it’s often to cold and blustery to walk outside without protecting my throat from all that cold air.  The very cold air is an asthma trigger for me so I work hard to avoid it.  I have used all …

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Spring Clay for Your Household

by Elaine Robitaille

Beautiful spring housewares from Etsy polymer clayers:

Embellished Vase by Kissinglass Faux Turquoise Knobs by ArtisanKnobShop
Passover Servingware by Funktini Incense Holder by nouveaushades
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Recycled T-shirt Bracelet TutorialI see so many recycled T-shirt Bracelets and this is the one I really think is cool because it is not as bulky as the braided ones.  I found this  “Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial” by Britti McMaster on “instructables”!  You will have no problem following Britti’s instructions because she has a ton of pictures.  Thanks Britti for sharing this sweet …

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