Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

Tile Mosaic Crafts: DIY mosaics for the garden and indoors, too

I love mosaics, but I’ve not yet tried to make my own. And I have no excuse – making a 3-D mosaic is as easy as this five-step tutorial. How pretty would these mosaic eggs, cone or even a tile … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: Ho, ho, ho, it’s a no-sew Glove Santa

This Glove Santa is so cute! I have to “hand” it to designer Kathleen George – she is a whiz at making adorable, no-sew stuffies from everyday items like gloves, mittens and socks. Today, Kathleen shows how to turn a … Continue reading

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How to make Custom Candle Pedestals

The crafters I know love to learn new techniques, which is why today’s post is so much fun. Designer Koren Russell has mad skills, and she’ll lead you through cutting and shaping STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, and working with air-dry modeling clay … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make a Snowman Candle Pedestal

Today’s Tinsel Tuesday tutorial (how’s that for alliteration?) is a special, DIY gift idea – a Snowman Candle Pedestal. In a clever “hat trick”, a 3” pedestal candle finishes off his top hat. Like Frosty, the top hat really brings … Continue reading

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For summer fun or for school, DIY a model of a Southwest Adobe House

If your summer travel includes a trip to the southwest, you may be inspired to recreate your adventures and make this Southwest Adobe House. Or maybe you’ll want to make it because your plans don’t include a trip to the … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A classic Christmas ornament with a twist

This fabric technique is classic, and here’s the twist – you’ll alternate between red and white fabrics as you go, creating a Peppermint Stripe Fabric Ornament. You’re already familiar with this technique, right? A red and white Christmas is one … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Scalloped Felt Christmas Cones

These easy, Scalloped Felt Christmas Cones will add a little whimsy to your Christmas décor. When is the last time you crafted with felt? Sometimes, I think felt is overlooked for newer, flashier products, but there’s a lot of creativity … Continue reading

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Psst – this succulent container garden isn’t really stone!

This DIY Succulent Planter looks like stone, but here’s the secret – it’s made from a ball of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and stone-like paint. Brilliant and easy, and thank you to designer Kathleen George for sharing her tutorial to make … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A Mixed Media Snowman Collage

After last winter, I am so done with snow, at least for a while. But, I adore this Mixed Media Snowman Collage by uber talented collage artist Rebekah Meier. Rebekah created a scene within a scene, crafting a tree shaped … Continue reading

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DIY a summer-easy Patriotic Lollipop Tree

I’ve shared how to make a Lollipop Tree before – I like making Lollipop Bouquets and dressing them up for different holidays. Lollipop Trees are a fun and easy craft, and they serve double duty as a dessert and centerpiece, and … Continue reading

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