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Millionayres Pen Holder - Final Product
Solid Wood Pen Holder – Happy Birthday Mrs. Ayres!

So last Friday was my lovely wife's birthday and she had mentioned wanting something cute to hold her pens. We had recently seen where someone had drilled holes into a small block of wood to hold their pens, so that was a great place to start. Off to our local Woodcraft I went! It's important at this point to note that this project was a surprise to the wife, so all photos and video were taken with...

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Our Magnetic Chalkboard Build

What do you do when you have a giant 10 foot empty wall? Fill it with a 4'x8' Magnetic chalkboard of course. We had talked about doing something big with the back wall of our dining room for a long time and until I can settle on a paint color to cover up the wine red (ick) we figured why not cover it up with a chalkboard that would make a huge statement in the...

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DIY Wednesday: No knit, Knitted Bangle

Okay, so maybe my knitting skills are sub-par at best, but I really love the look of knitted bangles. I love the look but not the price. Free is more to my liking. Pricey accessories are not something that I splurge on often or at all, but this was so cute I got to thinking how could I make my own with what limited knitting skills I had. Then the solution hit me like a ton of...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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DIY Wednesday: Book ’em Dano (aka Fall Pumpkin from an old book)

I love Fall. It's about now that I'm missing my life in Maryland with the colors changing, the weather actually being pleasant and genuine pumpkin patches to visit. Oh well, a parking lot patch seems to be our fate this year (Thanks so much Florida!). So until we venture out in the heat to pick our pumpkin, I wanted to take a shot at making one from my hoard of random books I aquired (read...

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DIY Wednesday: I’d put my money on that

Has this ever happened to you? You have a frame that comes with a simple hold to hang onto the wall, like these that I had picked up from Michael's in their craft section. Each frame came with a predrilled hole that was supposed to be the recess that my picture hanging nail stuck into. My problem was that not all the holes were perfectly in the center and my frames were hanging a little...

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DIY Wednesday: Candle Revival!

Candles. Love the smell. Love the look. Hate the cost. It's so frustrating when you fork out your precious Moolah on a candle and it burns unevenly leaving you with plenty of wax and no wick left. Throw it out? Nevah! This recently happened to us where one of our candles got all lopsided and the last of the wick got used up. At first I thought about trying to chisel the remaining wax out and...

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DIY Wednesday: Paper Rosettes

Here's my take on the ever popular Paper Rosettes that are circulating out there. If you're familiar with "Quilling" it's the art of rolling strips of paper into decorative designs. There's even a special tool to help you with this project, but again there are always ways of getting around a project if you don't have all the proper tools. I myself, do not have a quilling tool. I do however have a VERY large box...

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DIY Wednesday (Yes I know today’s Thursday) 3 Dimensional Paperboard Letters

Hey everyone! Since I took yesterday off to spend with my birthday girl Avery, I'm posting this weeks installment of DIY Wednesday on Thursday. We all know how unique and fun a space can be transformed into with the addition of Monogram letters. In the nursery, in the kitchen, on a wreath, ANYWHERE! But even being a frugal coupon user, getting those paper mache letters at 40% off adds up. So I thought I'd give you a little...

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DIY Chip Clips

Happy Wednesday Everyone! This is not some rush of inspiration all my own but simply my attempt at a good idea spotted elsewhere. Ever wonder what to do with all those plastic store hangers you get with your kids clothes? Don't despair, there is always something you can do with everything! We don't often induldge in potato chips but when a great sale hits and a $4 bag of kettle brand chips only cost me $0.84,...