39wallart

Finding the perfect piece of art for your wall can sometimes be pretty difficult.  We get it in our mind what we want, but can’t seem to find it anywhere to buy.  Well, thank goodness we are crafters!  Why not make your own wall art?  These 39 easy DIY’s from Buzzfeed can help you with just that.  Read through the …

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knit a pair of mittens in mottled stripesKat at Just Crafty Enough set herself the goal of knitting a pair of mittens each month this year, and she’s taking it easy for July with a pair that uses stripes rather than her usual more complex colorwork.

The Sunset Stripes Mittens are worked with two strands of yarn held together. Sometimes both are the same color; sometimes they …

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tube-art (1)I have to believe that since you all keep crafting and sending in links to the cool projects you are making with recycled tp tubes you all want to keep reading about them. I personally love them and can’t believe that this cool piece of wall art is made with them. pop on over to the link Ellen sent in …

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Construction Pom Pom Pick Up and Sort Game
Do you have a little boy – or girl – who doesn’t like to participate in any sort of educational activities? If so, try this game! They will have so much fun, they will never suspect they are learning something.

This is a fun game that can be used to teach colors, sorting, and counting. It is also a great …

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cat-rope-coil-basketStephanie from The Crafty Kitty shares a tutorial at Henry Happened showing how to make the cutest kitty cat coiled rope basket.  You can make it on your sewing machine, with the rows of rope sewn together with a zig zag.  At the top, the rope makes pointed kitty ears.  Buttons make eyes and stitches make whiskers.  On the back, a length of …

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Taking Project Life on the Road

by Francine Clouden

Packing-for-Project-Life by rukristin

Whether you’re heading to a crop, a friend’s house or going on a trip, these tips from Kristin will help you take your most needed Project Life basics on the road. She shows how she used a kit tray and large envelope to pack what she needed.

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Bubble quilt for brother

by Scarlett Burroughs

Puff Quilt for Brother

Skylar of Awaiting Ada made this handsome bubble quilt for her brother to enjoy in his desert shanty. She explains it’s much larger and heavier than other quilts she’s done in this style, requiring her to make some adjustments in the construction. Read the full story of her gift quilt, plus get her tips for sewing a large bubble …

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Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Fabi from Fabi Creates combines crochet and sewing to make this beautiful little girl’s sundress.  The yoke is crocheted, while the dress that is sewn to it is sewn from fabric.  The look is breezy and summery.  This style of dress has a lot of flexibility in sizing and can grow with your …

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Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Veronica from SewVery shows how you can make a skirt with a hidden kangaroo pocket.  Rather than sewn on the front of the garment, like you’d find on a hoodie, the kangaroo pocket on this skirt is on the back of the fabric.  It looks like there are individual pockets on each side, but …

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Melissa hosts of “The Sweet Escape” is a proud to be a Home & DIY contributor at Apartment Therapy, creator of Toronto Lifestyle Bloggers group and bi-monthly Blog Brunch as well as the founder of The Happy Blogger workshop series. Melissa is sharing her adult “modern advent calendar” with us with a complete tutorial to follow.  I love the way …

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apple-cider-vinegar

Who knew that Apple Cider Vinegar is so versatile? I knew Vinegar has its uses but when you get more specific, you can derive even more natural benefits from this versatile ingredient.

Find out the 12 reasons why it should be in your home here: 12 ideas to use Apple Cider Vinegar.…

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DSC_0193 (683x1024)-1 When I first saw this darling Matryoshka embellished bag I thought it was embroidered, but no! Pop on over to the link Laura sent in to the blog Over The Apple Tree for the easy tutorial on how to dress up a plain tote with some puff paint faux embroidery.…

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Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

It’s no big deal to take a swimsuit with you to the pool.  Just tuck it in your pool bag.  But on the way home, that suit will be wet!  Sara from Alice and Lois shows how you can make a wet bag to put your swimsuit in so the rest of your pool bag doesn’t …

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10 diy scrapbook paper art projects

 

Scrapbook paper comes is every color and pattern one could possibly think of – why not use some of these gorgeous papers to create fun wall art for your home?  Patterned sheets can be cut to create everything from maps to nature studies to complete wall coverings.  One of the most convenient things about these ten projects is how …

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Top 10 Pantry Organization Tips

by Larissa Coleman

Food-Pantry

The pantry can be one of the most difficult places in the home to keep organized.   Whether your storage space is fairly large, or barely takes up a singular cupboard, it can sometimes become more of a catch-all and be challenging to keep things in order.  These top 10 tips are great for anyone to get your food and …

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House Plant Cupcakes

by Carolyn Bickford

House Plant Cupcakes

I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants. Even the plants that are supposed to be brown thumb friendly, only have a 50% chance in my household.

These plant cupcakes from Alana Jones-Mann look like they could be planted in a pot. Alana shows us how to create these lovely creations using fondant, frosting and cupcakes …

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Beauty-Recipes

This amazing roundup is brought to you by fiberartsy.com. With 13 different recipes and tutorials you are sure to find something to suit your skin or mood.…

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Tip and tute: Patchwork pillow

by Scarlett Burroughs

LeighLaurelStudios_MelonSlicePillow

Karen Jordin of Leigh Laurel Studios satisfies a passion for fruity greens and oranges in this fun, fresh patchwork pillow. She provides a free coloring sheet and full tutorial, plus gives her method of making sure your patchwork front pillow has the right amount of body.

Visit her blog post Tutorial: Melon Slice Pillow with Printable Coloring Sheet to learn …

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elasticbeltsThe folks at Dritz show how you can use fold over elastic and decorative buckles to make cute belts. You’ll need to use the thicker and wider fold over elastic (like you’d use for making baby diapers).  The elastic comes in a wide range of colors and fun prints.  And you can also find a wide variety of buckle styles that would make cute belts for …

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Two really popular trends this summer are flamingos and pineapples. They’re all over pinterest. This tutorial I shared on my own blog, Punk Projects, features pineapples, but you could easily customize it to feature whatever trend you love best. These towels are both hip and functional, as the fabric handle you sew to the top keeps them from slipping off …

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