Arts & Crafts

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DIY Modern Floral Wreath

Modern wreaths are beautiful and simple in nature. Learn how to make your own DIY modern floral wreath and let me share how I saved money on flowers! DIY Modern Floral Wreath Originally I wanted this to be a spring wreath, but well...it’s…
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How to Build a Quick DIY Tray & Gift Box

Growing up, my parents always told me homemade gifts meant more to the recipient than a store-bought gift. If you're like me, and enjoy making things and have a lot of wood scraps, you'll love making many of these Quick DIY Trays and Gift Boxes! How…
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Doodle-Painted Birdhouse

If the birds are out in your area, chances are they are looking for a place to nest. Try your hand at doodle-painting a cute little birdhouse to help them start a family. Who knows, they may be lurking in your yard like a depressed House Hunter's…
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Make Your Own Monster Dolls

Teaching children to sew can be a fun and rewarding lesson if you let them take the lead and design their own monster dolls. Make Your Own Monster Dolls Aren't they cute?! Okay, they may have a few imperfections, but I don't want to hear about…
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Simple Chalk-Painted Jars

This is by far one of my favorite gift crafts. Grab a few recycled jars or bottles and use your favorite chalk paint to create simple chalk-painted jars! Simple Chalk-Painted Jars Two weeks ago I spent less than 20 minutes whipping up some…
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Upcycled Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

I'm a serial upcycler. When I can find relatively free materials and turn them into something worth displaying, I'm thrilled! This Magnetic Chalkboard frame is one of those upcycled projects I am proud of. Upcycled Magnetic Chalkboard Frame Earlier…
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Easy Pounded Flower Gift Ideas

Spring is here and there are countless flowers awakening from the cold winter slumber. When it happens you can pick some blooms and turn them into easy gift ideas. Today I'll show you how to make easy pounded flower art. Easy Pounded Flower…
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Indoor Hopscotch using Painter’s Tape

Need an activity to do indoors that will help the kids burn off a little excess energy? An Indoor Hopscotch Game with Painter's Tape is just the thing you need. Indoor Hopscotch using Painter's Tape When the weather outside is frightful and…
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Don’t Pitch Glass Bottles! Cut Them in Half!

Are you a wine drinker? Nope? Well how about a beer drinker? Either way you can stop throwing away those pretty bottles and cut them to use as glasses, containers —or my favorite—flower vases! Don't Pitch Bottles! Cut Them in Half! About…
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Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining

Look around your house or the next time you're at a thrift shop. Find either an unpainted tray or a tray that needs a makeover. This is a quick project to create a Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining for a beautiful and elegant tray to display…
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Creative Block Desk & Art Utensil Holder

Need a quick gift using scrap wood? A Creative Block Desk & Art Utensil Holder is an easy and fun gift to make and certainly a project that you can customize to meet your needs. Best of all, the kids can help with the painting step! Creative…
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Make It May! A Stay at Home Series

Make It May! A Stay at Home Series My friends, I know with confidence that COVID-19 has changed your life. I truly hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this scary outbreak. While my entire family is home with me 24/7, I've…

25+ Art and Craft Boredom Busters

With the world looking at impending quarantine and school closures, I bet you're wondering how you'll keep boredom at bay. Have no fear, I'm here to share a bunch of DIY art and craft ideas you can do with (or without) children. I hope some…
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Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest

Can you think of anything more spring-like than a nest full of blue eggs? Today I want to show you how to make Faux Blue Speckled Bird Eggs and a Nest! Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest Spring has arrived in North Carolina and I want to dance and…
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How to Create a Faux Zinc Texture (with Spray Paint)

Want to give something the look of zinc metal without spending money on zinc metal? You can create the look with spray paint and this technique. How to Create a Faux Zinc Texture (with Spray Paint) A while ago I was thrifting with a few friends…
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How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin (Faux Painting Tutorial)

How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin Have you seen those neon orange fake pumpkins and nearly vomited because you wouldn't dream of decorating with them. I mean—get real—everyone would know they were fake. Ah ha, but have you seen the price tags?…
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DIY Leather Word Bracelets

DIY Leather Word Bracelets With Valentine's looming just around the corner, I'm sure you are looking for a fun DIY project to make for a friend. Or perhaps you participate in the challenge to choose one word for the year. Either way, this is…
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Fall Leaves Garden Flag using a Dollar Store Placemat

Make an inexpensive (but beautiful) Fall Leaves Garden Flag using a Dollar Store Placemat! Pull out your sewing machine (or skip the stitching and use your iron and some hem tape instead.) You can have a gorgeous fall garden flag in an hour…
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DIY Back to School Pencil Vase

DIY Back to School Pencil Vase Last year my son's teachers asked for a pack of pre-sharpened pencils. Instead of just giving them a box of pencils, I wanted to give his teachers something prettier than a box of pencils. When I found a colorful…
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How to Make a SMOOTH Chalkboard Wall {For Imperfect Walls}

Have you ever wished you had a chalkboard wall in your home? But, those bumpy textured walls or damaged drywall are not smooth enough? Well, today I'm about to rock your world by showing you How to Make a SMOOTH Chalkboard Wall For Imperfect…
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Easy Decorative DIY Glass Bead Magnets

Make glass bead magnets with the kids for a simple and easy craft project to help you get through those long summer days when the kids are home. How to Make Glass Bead Magnets I love working with mod podge, especially for this decorative book…
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FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable

With Spring finally arriving (fashionably late for most of us), I thought it was time to update our chalkboard sign and give you a new FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable to download, print, and hang up in your house. I'm not sure…
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Inserting Spring into My Wreath

  Inserting Spring into My Wreath A few years ago I purchased a simple white berry wreath from Target (I don't think it's still available at Target, but this is a similar style wreath.) To save money, I challenged myself to use this one…
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Can You Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint?

Can You REALLY Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint? I have to admit, I was skeptical when I picked up a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. According to the directions, you can Make Your Own Mirrored Glass with Spray Paint. I decided…
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Best of 2017

Best of 2017 2017 was another busy year that flew by. For those of you that may have missed some of the best tutorials and DIY posts of 2017, I've collected them all together for you in one place. Without further delay, here is the Best of…

Free Winter Chalkboard Art Printable

Free Winter Chalkboard Art Printable Happy Holidays! I'm enjoying decorating my home for Christmas. How about you? One thing I particularly like doing is updating my chalkboard sign in the dining room. You might remember I created a free fall…
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Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20

Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20 Have you ever been in a home decor store and fell head over heels in love with a wreath only to gag at the $50 or more price tag? Put your wallet away, because today I want to show you how you…
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13 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Shutters

Do you have a collection of old shutters filling up your storage space? Or do you want some ideas using old shutters in case you come across a set? If so, this post is for you! I've put together 13 creative ideas on how you can repurpose old…
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The Best DIY Aging and Antiquing Techniques

Aging and Antiquing Technique Tutorials: Do you love the idyllic vintage or rustic look? If your answer is yes, then this round up is for you! I've curated some awesome projects with full details for aging and antiquing techniques that every…
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The Perfect Rustic Paint Technique {with Video Tutorial}

The Perfect Rustic Paint Technique {with Video Tutorial} I have been painting and distressing furniture and home décor for almost ten years now. Over the years I've tried a lot of different techniques, but the one I'm going to show you today…
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FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable

FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable This weekend the cooler temperatures stirred my internal desire to start decorating for fall. I love fall! Whether it be the beautiful leaf colors, the pumpkin spice lattes or the ability to wear boots and…
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71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

If you make things out of wood you know almost every project leaves scrap wood. Why not use up those scraps by making some of these 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects? 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects These projects definitely won't…
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How to Repaint Dated Decor

Want to know How to Repaint Dated Decor? Raise your hand if you are a thrift shopper? No, what about yard sales? Have you ever seen any ugly ceramic decor items that shouldn't have survived the 70's or 80's? Nodding your head YES? I thought…
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How to Quickly & Easily Frame Canvas Art

Are you guilty of hanging canvas art with no frame? (Yup, my hand is raised.) There are no longer any excuses for this behavior once I show you How to Quickly & Easily Frame Canvas Art. If you want to remain frameless and oblivious, close…
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20 Upcycled Recycled Glass Crafts

I have a hard time throwing away glass bottles and jars. Even though I recycle glass, I see amazing potential for those pretty glasses and jars. With that confession out of the way, I have 20 Upcycled Recycled Glass Crafts to share with you…
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Frosted Glass Vases from the Recycling Bin

I love a good upcycle project, especially when it involves recycled bottles and jars. Now that Spring is here, I love cutting fresh flowers from the yard to give to friends and family. Giving flowers in a handmade vase is always a nice way…
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Vintage Map Lampshade

Do you want to update a plain vanilla lamp shade? Do you have a vacation you want to remember? You can do both with this vintage map lampshade! The process to create a Vintage Map Lampshade is easy, especially if your lamp shade is close…
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Paint an Abstract Water Lily Painting

I have an unsightly electrical panel in my kitchen. But, luckily I found a way to cover it using an Abstract Water Lily Painting. Best of all, I recycled an old canvas and used paints I had to create an abstract painting that goes with the…
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DIY Gold Leaf Bottle Vases

Remember when you were a child and you would pick wildflowers and present them proudly to your mom in a soda bottle? The simplicity of a fresh picked bouquet and the opulence of real gold leaf makes these DIY Gold Leaf Vases the perfect gift…
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DIY Scrap Moulding Trays

Are you on a purge mission to get rid of excess stuff? Me too! How about your workshop? Do you have scrap wood you need to get rid of? Yes? Perfect. Today I have a simple tutorial to show you how to make DIY Scrap Moulding Trays. These are…