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Great Ideas — 20 DIY Valentine Gifts to Make!!

20 diy valentine gifts to make

Make DIY Valentine gifts for those important people in your life -- from your sweetheart, neighbor or co-workers, even your child's teacher. There are so many great DIY Valentine gift ideas this year, here are 20 of my favorites: Peg Doll Valentines @ Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line Valentine Date Jar @ PaperVine Cute as a Button Gift @ 30 Handmade Days … [Read more...]

Make DIY Snowman Votives out of wine glasses!! (great teacher or neighbor gift)

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Only 10 Days 'til Christmas!! Today I would love to share a fun and whimsical gift idea -- Snowman Votive Holders made out of Wine Glasses!! I found some glasses at Ross for $4 for a set of 4. Then I bought some snow medium and some glitter from my local craft store. Seriously, this project couldn't be easier. … [Read more...]

Make DIY Wood Votives — great neighbor gifts for under $1.50/each!!

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It's almost time to start handing out your neighbor gifts. Here's a little gift idea I came up with – DIY Votive Pillar Candles. Who couldn’t use a cute candle holder in the cold winter months, right? And, this project is super inexpensive. Each pillar candle ends up being about $1.50. Yes, $1.50 for a neighbor gift isn’t too bad! And if you really like someone, you can give them a set of three … [Read more...]

Make Personalized Covered Button Jewelry!

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I think a handmade gift is so much more personal and special than something picked up at a store. Here’s a handmade gift idea that is simple, easy and inexpensive to make, yet shows that you care. And the best part – anyone can make these. {Ella, my 6 year old, made some} Personalized Covered Button Necklaces I know I have an addiction to pretty fabric. I just can’t get … [Read more...]

Giveaway Monday — $40 to Rosie Posie Designs {custom platters and more!!}

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UPDATE -- Winner of the giveaway is #145 -- April. Happy Monday!!  We are filming our webshow today. Eeek - so exciting.  Meanwhile, I have a fun Monday Giveaway from one of my favorite etsy shops: Rosie Posie Designs {Can you guess how much I want this cell phone cover?? Love.} This cell phone cover is so cool … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make an Embellished Grocery Bag Container!! {great item to keep in your car}

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Jen is my bloggy bestie.  We run The CSI Project together, Crafterminds, and we are doing a web show together in the fall.  Yet I have never guest posted on her blog.  I wanted to have the perfect project before I posted here.  Well that day of perfection will never come. However, I did come to share with you a fun little gift to give yourself or a friend for the summer…an embellished grocery … [Read more...]

Make a Beachy Rosette Button Necklace {tutorial}

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  Here's my Summer Necklace #2. I have loved seeing all of those pretty Rosette necklaces around, I really wanted to make one for summer. So I took some of the material left over from my Flirty Summer Button Necklace #1 and made some rosettes. {I have a Rosette Tutorial here if you want to learn how to make the rosettes.} Beachy Rosette Button Necklace … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Father’s Day "Tee-rrific" Gift Idea! {and free printable}

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Hi Everyone!  I am so happy to be here guest posting today! I have been a fan of Jen's for a long time and LOVE all of her great ideas!  My name is Lindsey, and I blog over at Inspiring Creations.  I have been crafting since I can remember and I love inspiring others to be creative.  I use my blog to share crafts, tutorials, recipes and I also host a weekly linky party! Today I am … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make Stamped Initial Cuff Links!! {Father’s Day gift idea}

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  Hi, everyone!  I'm Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss & I'm happy to be here today to show you how to make Dad some    Stamped Initial Cuff Links for Father's Day! Even beginner crafters can do this project in less than 20 minutes, & when you're done, you'll have a great personalized gift that will really show Dad how much you love him! You'll … [Read more...]

J Crew-Inspired Threaded Necklace (with rosette)!

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I was window shopping at one of my favorite stores the other day – J Crew. I love their relaxed, classic style!  I stumbled across a really simple, but elegant necklace and noticed that the beads were threaded onto the chain. I loved the look of it. I took this picture with my phone, and unfortunately it’s a little blurry. I wasn't able to find the same necklace on their website … [Read more...]