Category Archives: Gift Ideas

The perfect Mother’s Day craft: A Mason Jar Chalkboard

Chalkboard paint + mason jars = two huge, craft trends, right? Add STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to the mix and you get a DIY Mason Jar Chalkboard! I was so excited when designer Kathleen George discovered this amazing chalkboard fabric – … Continue reading

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DIY a springtime wreath of book page roses

How was your Easter weekend? Are you seeing signs of spring? I just added the new spring photo (above), and it’s one of my favorites. Today, I’m sharing a DIY spring wreath made with your favorite scrapbook papers — it’s … Continue reading

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Ten Carrot Crafts to DIY

Spring is all about the bunnies, which means you need to have a few carrot crafts, too. Today I’m sharing ten carrot crafts from several favorite bloggers (or should I say ten, ten-carat carrot crafts?). We all know carrots are … Continue reading

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Dreaming of penguin crafts? Here’s how to DIY your own

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day? Which is all the reason I need to feature an adorable penguin craft. Not that I need a reason – just about any day is a good day to make a … Continue reading

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How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close … Continue reading

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A forest of Christmas Cones, and a “thank you” giveaway!

It’s sort of like Christmas morning here with lots of beautiful Christmas trees and presents, too. First, I’m sharing a dozen clever and creative Christmas Cones made by the fabulous and hard-working Make It: Fun® Team. We are so glad … Continue reading

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Another easy, no-sew fabric Christmas ornament made from an old shirt

Today I’m wrapping up the “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” ornament series with my favorite – the Patchwork Fabric Ornaments. I bet you’re familiar with the technique used to make these no-sew fabric ornaments, but the variations are endless. My … Continue reading

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DIY ornaments for woodland-theme Christmas décor

Today’s Rag Ball Ornaments are perfect for a woodland theme Christmas tree. These classic ornaments are slightly rustic, and will add a subtle pop of color to more natural woodland elements. The DIY fabric ornaments will be equally at home … Continue reading

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How to make a classic Christmas Ornament using fabric and foam balls

I promised a stash-busting Christmas ornament tutorial today, and here it is. I’ve called this week’s series of Christmas ornaments “classic crafts” for a reason. This is a favorite technique for making ornaments, yet it’s as fresh and new as … Continue reading

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Stash Buster: How to craft Ribbon Ornaments

I have more than enough ribbon to make a tree full of these DIY Christmas Ribbon Ornaments, and I bet you do, too. (I have rainbows of ribbons in these handy storage containers stashed in my craft corner.) So, if … Continue reading

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