Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

DIY Vintage Fabric Rag Balls showcase your favorite fabrics (And I have a giveaway to get you started)

Every crafter is a hoarder of some sort, don’t you think? Is your passion buttons, yarn, glitter, or . . .? For me, it’s fabric, which is one reason why I adore Fabric Rag Balls. Rag Balls are a great … Continue reading

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DIY Crepe Paper Roses for beautiful wedding décor

True love can be expensive – the average cost of a wedding is almost $30,000! How can you have the wedding of your dreams on a budget? Well, you can spend a buck at a dollar store for two rolls … Continue reading

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“Grow” your own yarn flowers for this Spring Yarn Wreath

When I read how easy it was to make these sweet yarn flowers, I was surprised. No special tools, looms, etc., are needed – just a few fingers and pretty yarn. Wrapping up the yarn wreath isn’t hard, either, and … Continue reading

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Craft a bouquet of daffodils for your spring wreath

Even though it snowed again on Tuesday, the daffodils are blooming and I know the snow season is almost over. Nothing says “spring” like daffodils, and nothing says “welcome” like a Spring Daffodil Wreath hanging on your front door. These … Continue reading

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How to create a Verdi gris finish in an afternoon (instead of years)

Here’s a DIY Button Wreath with a twist – it has a rich, Verdi gris patina that looks like it’s aged for decades. Designer Kathleen George masterfully created this faux finish, and if you follow her tutorial for this Button … Continue reading

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DIY a bouquet of roses for Easter, a teacher, your mom, or?

Today’s “Rose Bowl” centerpiece has nothing to do with football. I am sharing a super-easy, Yellow Rose Centerpiece that would be gorgeous on the Easter dinner table. (You may have noticed this pretty little bouquet in the Wallpaper Wall Art … Continue reading

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Hopping down the bunny trail today: DIY Easter bunny crafts

What’s Easter, or spring for that matter, without a bunny or two? I am revisiting several bunny craft tutorials from past years, and sharing a new tutorial for a soft, sweet pair of pastel, felted bunnies. If you’re not into … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted Eggs

Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s also the Easter Eggstravaganza finale, and these Faux Frosted Easter Eggs are perfect for today. They look so yummy, but are definitely not edible. Whether you’re a cake decorating novice or a pro, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Springtime, needlefelted Easter eggs

Before I share the tutorial for these Needlefelted Easter Eggs, I thought I’d share a little ancient history. (I find it fascinating and I hope you do, too.) Long before people were spinning, weaving and knitting fibers together, people were … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Craft a beautiful, button-covered egg

I think this DIY Button Egg is one of my favorites in this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza. I love the bright button “polka dots” and the punches of color from the pearl head pins. Making a button egg is pretty straightforward, … Continue reading

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