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Make a Thankful Jar Centerpiece {Thanksgiving Jars}!!

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While I am going through the awesome link-ups in the Weekend Wrap Up Party this week, here's an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving this year -- Thankful Jars: Here's a last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. You can make this for next to nothing. The first thing I did was I took some spaghetti jars and took the labels off Then I poured a small amount of paint in … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel:Take Two {adding reclaimed shutters}

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  There was something missing from my "Beachy" mantel. I couldn't put my finger on it yesterday. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed I remembered some free shutters that I picked up by the side of the road on trash day a few months ago. Perfect!! You know how a flashbulb goes off in your mind? A fast, easy and free solution to my decorating dilemma!  Before So this morning I … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make a Tie Skirt!

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Hey Bloggettes! (and blogger dudes, maybe :) My name is Laura. I've got a lil' blog called A Pretty Plethora, so named since I have a lot of interests, all of which I like to talk about on my blog. Jen was so sweet to let me visit today and show you my most favorite thing in the world: My tie skirt!  (please don't mind my face, this was taken after a verrry looong day at school-I … [Read more...]

I Finally Made One!!

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Do you know how long I have been lusting after a Camera Strap Cover? I have tried to win one so many times. So when I saw that Kari @ Ucreate's Craft Challenge this month was -- Char @ Crap I've Made's Camera strap -- I was all over it! Of course, I waited until the last second to actually make mine -- surprise, surprise! You probably know that I have really just started learning to sew. I … [Read more...]

What To Do With Mismatched Silverware: Part II

Here's another project you can do with mismatched silverware. Remember last month when I made this wreath flower out of old spoons? I was wondering what else I could make out of mismatched silverware. And since it's Spring I thought it would be fun to make some  garden markers. I also made a little Spring saying to go in a pot on my kitchen table."Oh Come, Gentle Spring." And I thought … [Read more...]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! I thought I would spotlight a few recycle/upcycle projects in honor of today:  Earth Day "Peace" Hoodie Tutorial @ All the Small Things   Cardboard Wreath made out of Paper Towel Tubes @ Let's Go Fly a Kite  Dress Shirt to Baby Dress Tutorial @ The Sewer, The Caker, The Copycat Maker Make a Reusable Bag out 2 Pillow Cases or an Old T-Shirt @ The Crafts … [Read more...]

Make a Ruffly Pillow Cover out of an Old Bedskirt

When do you create?  For me, my creative time hits in the dead of night. Once I get my kids in bed I start thinking about making projects. I know you guys are probably so tired of me talking about my never-ending bedroom redo. I am having a huge decorating dilemma with my bedroom redo -- why am I having such a hard time with it?!? One specific problem is -- there's a little bench at … [Read more...]