Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

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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Easter Eggstravaganza: French Post Eggs in a chicken wire cloche

I marvel at how creativity transforms unexpected craft materials, like chicken wire, into something beautiful. Rebekah Meier works her magic to turn a length of chicken wire into a country style cloche, and that’s not all. Nestled inside the cloche … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: How to make an Easter Egg Shadow Box

I love the fact that Eggstravaganza Week lets me showcase so many different ways to decorate Easter eggs, like this Easter Egg Shadow Box. This Easter Egg Shadow Box has a folk art style and vintage flair, and is a … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Lions and Leopards and Zebras, oh my!

Can you believe that these high-style eggs started out with a package of tissue paper from a dollar store? Chicks and bunnies might be more typical Easter fare, but these animal-print Jungle Eggs are certainly more sophisticated. For more traditional … Continue reading

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