Category Archives: Giveaways

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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Confessions from a craft blog: Craft fails and a front cover (And a giveaway!)

I’m sharing a few craft fails today, but first I’ll start with the big news – my Silk Sari Pumpkins are on the front cover of Craft Ideas magazine! If you page through the issue, you’ll also see my Cowhide … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash: DIY a Faux Cake Centerpiece “frosted” with flowers

We’re topping off Birthday Bash Week with cake, of course! You can’t have a party without cake, can you? Making this Flower Cake Centerpiece really is a piece of cake (I can hear my daughter groaning over that pun!). Honestly, … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash: DIY special occasion décor with Crepe Paper Flower Cones

I cannot imagine a more beautiful way to make a party special than with a pair (or more) of these gorgeous, Crepe Paper Flower Cones. The creamy, flower topiary with the glistening, golden button accents would be lovely for DIY … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash: 20+ Clever Cupcake Crafts with a serving of Ice Cream fun!

What’s a party without cupcakes and ice cream? As we celebrate the 75th birthday of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, I’ve rounded up the cutest collection of cupcake and ice cream crafts. Use these crafts for party décor, or hands-on crafts for … Continue reading

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Birthday Bash: Fancy Food Cones dress up the buffet

Yesterday, the Birthday Balloon Wreath welcomed you to the 75th birthday bash for STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Today’s two-in-one Edible Centerpieces are both an impressive, festive decoration, and a key part of the party menu. I have collected favorite tips and … Continue reading

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Birthday Week Bash: How to DIY a Birthday Balloon Wreath

Welcome to the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam! What better way to kick off a birthday week celebration than with a Birthday Balloon Wreath? It’s like a party in a wreath! Hang this Birthday Balloon Wreath on your … Continue reading

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