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Craftiness is in the eye of the beholder…

So you show someone some intricate hand crafted masterpiece from Anthropologie or Pottery Barn and most people will think that it's amazing or impressive, but what about a wadded up piece of paper sitting on the floor? Well apparently I've been twisting and gluing random pieces of paper or fabric enough lately that my 2 year old daughter has taken notice. The only thing is that she can't seem to distinguish a purposefully wrinkled or rolled piece of tissue paper for a  craft project with a crumpled up scrap of printer paper lying on the floor. My sweet Lilly recently found said trash in a wad and brought it to me. With the sweetest most endearing and amazed tone she held it up and said, "You...

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DIY Wednesday: Wreath Storage

Okay, it's no new thing, my love and all out obsession with wreaths. I love to make them, I love to look at them and I love to hang them in random places in my house. BUT what do you do with all those seasonal wreaths when it's time to take them down? Sure you could stock up on those plastic wreath storage boxes around the holidays, but if you love wreaths as much as I do, that can get expensive to buy enough for all your circular little lovelies. The bigger the wreath the more expensive those plastic tubs become Plus then you have a huge number of bulky plastic bins that need a home. Well, I have a solution for you that won't take up...

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FALLing in love with my wreath all over again!

If you remember my post on my $3.90 Burlap Wreath then I'm excited to share the seasonal facelift if received this past weekend. I had already gave it some personality for Halloween, see below, but over the weekend I had another HOT date with my glue gun and I think you'll like what I came up with. I grabbed some fall leaves (not the real variety since I live in the 2 season state of Florida) that I had purchased a few years prior at Michael's on sale. I have used these as table decorations in years past, but I thought it was time to give these puppies a definitive calling in life. I began playing around with the layout of the leaves until I found something that...

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Friday Free Printable: Christmas Recipe Cards

Tis the season right? One time honored tradition in many homes around the holidays is the baking and exchanging of various yule-tide dishes, namely cookies. What goes better with a cookie, other than a glass of milk, is the recipe to share so that your gift can keep on giving for years to come. This week's Friday Free printable was inspired by my own cookie exchange, A Christmas themed recipe card. Typically, Friday Free Printables are available for 1 week only, but I'm making an exception. My gift to you is to make this printable available for download through the holiday season. Download it, use it and abuse it, but as always this is for personal use only. And if you just happen to want to...

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DIY Wednesday: Paper Ornamnets

Okay well I'm a slacker and didn't take pictures while making these since I was employing the use of my super "helpful" 2 year old. When 2 year olds and blades are present, there's little time for capturing each step. Gather your supplies: Paper of any kind- I employed an old book for mine but colorful scrapbook paper can mean that your ornaments can coordinate with any of your other christmas decorations. scissors/paper cutter eyelet punch / pin to poke a hole into your paper eyelets or brads string for hanging your ornament Step 1: Start by cutting your paper, you will need the following quantities for each ornament: 1- 1" x 4" 2- 1" x 5" 2- 1" x 6" Step 2:Gather your pieces with your 6" section on the outside the 5" sections between them...

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Anthropologie rope necklace copy cat

After coming across Nicole's post of her Anthropologie inspired curls and coils necklace over at  lillyella I thought I'd give it a shot. Granted I wanted my version to be a little more loopy and defined so I adjusted my technique a little bit and made this awesome necklace out of cotton cording from JoAnn's for about $1.  What i love about this material over rope is, 1) it's softer and 2) it's super light weight. I like how it turned out, slightly more bib like than just a dangle-y necklace and now all that's left to decide is what to pair it with.  ...

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Keeping Crafty

I realized that as the holidays approach, I'm finding myself getting busier and busier. Most of my busy-ness involves making stuff, but I've been neglecting sharing it with you all. I promise to start posting all the little things that have kept me busy for the past 2 weeks. But for now I'll just share some of the stuff I've made in between all the "have-to" projects on my plate. Like so many mammas of little princesses, I make hair bows. Granted I make bows that they never wear or wear for 5 seconds and lose somewhere while we're running errands and i don't notice. But I find myself making more of them when I feel little or no inspiration to make anything else. [caption id="attachment_770" align="aligncenter"...

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DIY Wednesday: Eyeshadow Repair

Has this ever happened to you? You open up your make up bag to find the eye shadow you were searching for has crumbled  (I like to blame curious toddlers, once in particular). Well never fear, all is not lost. I learned this trick back in my Mary Kay days and thought I'd share it with you since it was something I had to exercise just this morning. Grab that busted eyeshadow and some mineral oil, baby oil, whatever you might have around. Since I'm super pregnant, I have a bottle of Palmer's skin therapy oil just right there in the bathroom, and so it got called into action for the second time today. Doing your best not to lose too much, dump the smaller pieces of...

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Friday Free Printable: Little Boy Blue Poster

  UPDATE: This Download is expired. Check out the webstore for this and other great printables. Our little man, to be named still, will be here in 9 short weeks. Time to get thinking about a nursery! I know most of you mommies out there would already have everything all together by now, but what can I saw, I'm a SUPER frugal procrastinator and haven't come across anything that peaked my design interest or price point. Time to start making my own stuff! So I started thinking about cute wall art that I could put up in his room. I've always been a sucker for old school nursery rhymes and this one kept coming to mind. This little guy is an 11" x 14" poster that would nicely...

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DIY Wednesday: Cookie Sheet Magnetic Message Board

Cookie sheets are a crafter's best friend. They're a hard surface that can tolerate paint, glue, heat, scrapes and any number of evils that accompany a crafter's habits. I have used (and abused) mine, an old beat up cookie sheet that I'm sure I inherited long ago though I can't remember when. As loved as it is, it was ugly. It was just a blank canvas waiting for a face lift. Call me Dr. MillionAyres, cause this little beauty turned out great after some simple cosmetic surgery that will keep her looking great for a long time to come. To make your cookie sheet magnetic message board you'll need the following supplies: An old cookie sheet (thrift stores and garage sales are great places to find these...

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