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Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask

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Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, is an annual festival of fun and feasting. It traditionally marks the last day for such revelry before Lent—40 days of austerity and sacrifice—begins.Mardi Gras is famous for parades, dancing, food and beverage, and above all, costumes. The masks at Mardi Gras celebrations range from beautiful to bizarre and everything in-between.Make Your Own Mardi Gras MaskWant to join the party? Here are a few tips for creating your own Mardi Gras [Read More...]

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Valentine Pom-Pom Garland

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It's the big day! The chocolates are bought, the cards are signed, the flowers are en route. What's left? How about a sweet and simple decorative craft? Perfect for a Valentine's Day party at home, the office, or at school.Valentine Pom-Pom Garlandfrom noodlehead What you need:red, pink, and wite pom-poms, in various sizestransparent threadneedle Thread the pom-poms on a length of transparent thread.Tie a knot in the bottom and thread the pom-poms on with a needle, tying knots to secure and [Read More...]

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More DIY Valentines

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Cupid's got nothing on us! Everywhere we look, there are fun and crafty ways to celebrate the day of love and romance. Here are a few more of our favorites!Valentine Gift Conefrom MarthaStewart.comThis traditional German craft looks fit for cake decorating, but it's really a bag filled with sweets for your sweetheart.What You Need:Valentine Gift Cone templateMedium-weight paperScissorsDouble-sided tapeBone folderCrepe paperLaceWhite glueDresdensRibbon1. Download and print template. Use template [Read More...]

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Heartbreaker Valetine

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Valentine's Day is such a great opportunity to share a little handmade goodness, we can't help but share with you a few of our favorites! Here's another crafty Valentine's Day project!Heartbreaker Valentinefrom danamadeit.comWhat you need:colorful papercomputer printerstapler/staplesscissorscandyPrint the heart template on bright, colored paper. You can find the template by clicking here.Cut out your hearts with scissors, trying to keep some of the black outline in there.Staple around the [Read More...]

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Sweetheart Knit Valentine

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The origin of the Valentine’s Day holiday is still mostly unknown, but what we do know is that it is one of the most popular occasions for handmade gifts and cards. Just the thought of all that crafty affection sets our hearts all a-flutter! Here is just one of the super-sweet ideas we fell in love with.Sweetheart Knit Valentinefrom flax & twineA quick confession from Autumn: I’m not a knitter (I crochet), so rather than try to decipher the step-by-steps for this project, I’m simply including [Read More...]

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DIY Holiday Decorations

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The presents are wrapped, the holiday cards are in the mail and the fruitcake from your boss is safely hidden in the freezer. The holiday season has a lot of DIY and crafty projects to offer, and here are a few more you might like to try. Don’t worry, none of them involve fruitcake! Film Canister Holiday LightsThis craft comes to us from our peeps at Photojojo. The upcycled film-canister lights make great Christmas decorations, but would also look great around a patio or porch banister any time [Read More...]

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Quick and Crafty Gift Ideas

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It’s happened again! It seemed like summer only just ended, and suddenly Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas is right around the corner! October and November always seem to fly by—and if you’re like me you need some fast, crafty holiday gift ideas. And I found some great ones, by searching some of my favorite sites on the Internet:. Here are a few fun and fast projects that would make perfect presents for anyone on your Nice list:Scrabble Tile Coasters (from Domestic for Dummies)Perfect for a [Read More...]

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Crafty Thanksgiving Place Cards

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all the tradition, festivities and family togetherness of Christmas, without the pressure to buy the perfect present. Not to mention the gorgeous palette for Thanksgiving decorations: scarlet, orange, brown and gold.These place cards for the Thanksgiving Day table are super-easy, made from recycled items and incorporate two of my favorite things about the holiday--they’re beautifully decorated in fall colors and they’re inspirational.What You’ll [Read More...]

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Back to school, but don't be blue

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Ah, Labor Day weekend. The longest, sweetest weekend of the summer…except for that bitter aftertaste that reminds you that summer is, for all intents and purposes, over.It’s time to go back to school.As a kid, school started right after the Labor Day weekend, if it hadn't already. In May, the summer stretched out infinitely and every afternoon seemed to last for days, but by the end of August each day slipped by faster than the one before. The final weekend of summer was a last respite from that [Read More...]

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