Category Archives: Giveaways

Favorite DIY Science Fair and school project tutorials to help you through the year (and a giveaway!)

Labor Day is over, so here comes the school year and the school projects! I’ve updated the list of favorite, DIY tutorials for Science Fairs, book reports, and other school projects, and I’ve linked them up below. I’ve had several … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY Felt & Pom Pom Tabletop Christmas Trees

Today wraps up Christmas in July, and designer Beth Watson shares her colorful, tabletop Christmas trees made with felt and pom pom trim. These trees are classics, and I love that the supplies are readily available. Why not pair these … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: It’s a festive & fun Felt Wreath with fanciful pom pom trim

It’s day four of Christmas in July, and designer Debra Quartermain is sharing a bright and happy Holiday Pom Pom Wreath. Just like the bejeweled Christmas Topiaries Christie shared with us yesterday, Debra’s wreath is in non-traditional Christmas colors – … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY lavish, elegant, Bejeweled Christmas Topiaries

Ooh la la! I have such a treat for you today! Christie Troxell, designer, artist, event planner, and a member of the Expo International design team, is sharing with us her trio of vintage style, Bejeweled Christmas Topiaries. Enrobed in … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY a Party Hat Snowman

Thanks to Expo International, we’re celebrating Christmas in July this week. Donna Budzynski is back today with her adorable Snowman in a fancy party hat! (Did you see Donna’s Rustic Christmas Trees yesterday?) I’m a little intimidated by painting, but … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Topiaries

Today is the first day of a weeklong Christmas in July series, with thanks to the design team from Expo International. Today, design team member Donna Budzynski shares her easy, DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Cones. Check out the rich colors and textures … Continue reading

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Celebrating today with a gift card giveaway

It’s Fri-yay and I am celebrating! The garden issue of Craft Ideas magazine includes my Faux Barn Wood Wreath! Yay, and thank you Craft Ideas! When I met with Craft Ideas Editor Molly Goad at Creativation in January, I was … Continue reading

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DIY a too-cute Water Bottle Chick (look at that hair-do!)

Here’s a fun spring craft idea for the kids – repurpose a plastic water bottle and make this Water Bottle Chick. From his crazy hair to his wiggle eyes and bright orange feet, he’s goofy fun that kids will love! … Continue reading

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Trendy Easter Décor: DIY easy, Faux Concrete Eggs

I am smitten with the Folk Art Faux Concrete Finish from Plaid! These Faux Concrete Eggs look amazingly real, but there’s no messy concrete involved! I am not a painter, and if I can successfully paint on this concrete faux … Continue reading

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Wrap up your fall décor with a Twine Topiary, plus the Fall Craft Giveaway winners, and a Country Living giveaway!

Twine, burlap and book pages – nothing special, right? Well, when Patty Schaffer works her magic, these basic supplies become a beautiful, DIY Twine Cone for fall. Pair this Twine Cone with the Fall, Burlap Wreath Patty shared last year, … Continue reading

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