Tag Archives: diy

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: Maybe this little elf will help around your house, too

Santa doesn’t take time off in the summer. While he’s busy in the workshop, this Gleeful Gift Wrap Elf is wrapping up all those gifts for good little girls and boys. This Christmas Elf will take a few hours to make, … 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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Road Trip Recap: ShurTech Brands, the home of Duck Tape® and other fun ideas (plus, a giveaway!)

I love a good duct tape craft, so I was really excited when ShurTech Brands, maker of Duck Tape®, invited me to visit twice this past month. I got to see the plant floor where they churn out 40 million … 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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