Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

More spring craft ideas: A Needle Felted Easter Chick

How do you like the new Easter header? It’s snowing as I write this, but we all know that spring and Easter are right around the corner, hooray! In today’s tutorial, I’ll share how to DIY the Needle Felted Easter … Continue reading

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More mad for plaid: DIY no-sew Madras Tie Easter Eggs

Today I have another way to repurpose men’s neckties. If you went shopping for second-hand ties after yesterday’s Madras Tie Topiary, I hope you picked up a few extra to DIY these Madras Tie Easter Eggs. I think you’re familiar … Continue reading

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Mad for Plaid: Repurpose old ties for your spring décor

We all love a good recycle craft, right? There’s something so satisfying about repurposing old or discarded items and making them beautiful again. That’s what designer Kathleen George did when she picked up a handful of madras ties at the … Continue reading

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Feather your springtime nest with this sweet bird’s nest

Let’s give Mother Nature a nudge and bring on a little springtime crafting! Rebekah Meier, a master at mixed media, shares this mixed media craft for spring, which I’m calling a Bird’s Nest Diorama. How clever is it that Rebekah … Continue reading

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We’re wearing more green today: A Shamrock Topiary Cone

After I posted yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Topiary, several readers commented that it was nice to see some green. For everyone who is snowbound today, I’m sharing more green with another easy decorating idea for St. Patrick’s Day. These quick, … Continue reading

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DIY a 30-minute (tops) St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

When I spied this St. Patrick’s Day garland in a discount store, I knew it was the start of a super-easy St. Patricks’ Day Topiary. (Remember my Mardi Gras Feather Boa Wreath? I had a similar idea for that wreath, but … Continue reading

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Think spring with a glittering bunny topiary

It’s cold out there! The bunny who lives in the backyard hasn’t been seen in weeks, and the dog dashes out and back inside as fast as he can. How sweet it would be to see a little sign of … Continue reading

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DIY four Big & Easy Mardi Gras Wreaths

It’s a blue sky day, but so cold with wind chills in the -15º range – and that’s reason enough to make not one but four DIY Mardi Gras Wreaths. The bright, festive colors really warm up a day like … Continue reading

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A children’s craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Doesn’t a year of peace and harmony sound appealing? The Chinese New Year begins on February 19, and according to the Chinese zodiac, it will be the Year of the Sheep, and a year of calm. Whether you’re looking for … Continue reading

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DIY a golden, glittering String Art Heart (no hammer needed)

I have another easy, no hammers and no pounding (ie, no smashed fingers) String Art Heart tutorial today. This Gold & Glittering String Art Heart is a little more free form, and definitely more sparkly than the original. Patty Schaffer … Continue reading

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