Tag Archives: Styrofoam balls

Science Fair Salvation: How to make a double-helix DNA Model

Tomorrow is National DNA Day. Who knew! I can’t think of a better time to share this tutorial to make a DNA model. If you have a child in school, grandchildren, a young neighbor, or maybe you’re friends with a few … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Astronomy Day and make a Solar System model

Last week, I shared the Recycled Earth Day globe in time for Earth day tomorrow. Today, we’re leaving earth behind and travelling into outer space to celebrate National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 25. I get asked a lot of … Continue reading

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You’ll love this DIY Snowman – he’ll rope you in!

I’m wrapping up snowman week with a snowman all wrapped up in cotton cord. He’s designed by Kathleen George, who has created some of the most popular snowmen here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Kathleen’s snowman faces always have a ton … Continue reading

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A sweet snowman craft made with paper, wool and foam

It’s a week of snowman crafts. Today, award-winning designer Rebekah Meier is sharing her Sweet, Mixed Media Snowman. Rebekah designs beautiful mixed media art, and just this week at the CHA Show, she won the hot new product award in … 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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New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

Can you believe that these pretty, DIY ornaments are made with repurposed shirts from the Goodwill, along with balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Designer Patty Schaffer worked her magic to repurpose several old shirts into this “Mad for Plaid & … Continue reading

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Sparkling Snowman Vignette, part two

Welcome back! How was your Thanksgiving? A feast to remember? As promised, I have the tutorial to make the Sparkling Snowman in this sweet and frosty, Snowman Vignette. If you’d like to make the trees, you can see the Winter … Continue reading

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DIY Winter Wonderland Trees with cupcake liners, crepe paper and paper shred (and a Sparkling Snowman, too)

I know you’re crazy busy with Thanksgiving planning, right? So today, I’ll share these easy Paper Christmas Trees that you can make in less than an hour. I’ll post the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday when you have … Continue reading

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Have a ball making a Felted Snowball Ornament

Eight inches of snow fell here yesterday, so it’s a good time to stay inside and make a few needle-felted Snowball Ornaments. If you’re new to needle felting, then start right here. Not only is this an easy needle felting … Continue reading

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