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Easy Custom Glass Bead Magnets

Posted by Jennifer
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Materials:• Glass marbles (flat back)• Matte medium• Permanent stamping ink• Rubber stamp• Acrylic paint and brushes• Magnets (make sure they aren't wimpy magnets and can support the weight of the marble)• Super Glue It is important to note that when you're choosing a stamp, make sure to select a design that works in reverse and will fit the flat area of the glass marble. Stamps that have text will appear backward when you turn your stamp over. Rinse and dry your glass marbles to eliminate [Read More...]

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My take on a Fall Wreath -- Who needs directions?

Posted by Chaya C
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Nothing ushers in the holiday spirit quicker than doing seasonal crafts!  Living in Florida I have never really had a "real" winter.  All my life I have dreamt of a snowy wonderland, and in return I usually just get a few weeks of having 50 degree days.Winter in Florida is my favorite time of the year and nothing kicks it off better than searching for seasonal inspiration.  This year I walked around Jo-Ann's and found something to get me in the fall mood.  As soon as I came across the DIY wreath [Read More...]

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A handmade card for your Sweetie!

Posted by Jennifer

Why wait until next Valentine's Day to tell someone you think they're sweet? Tell them any time with this cupcake-themed card.The color scheme for this project was really driven by the envelope I selected. I made sure to use my OttLite Folding Task Lamp ***shameless plug*** when selecting the card stock so that all of the colors were complimentary.After I established the size of the card and cut the window opening for the cupcake drawing, I traced the window size onto my drawing paper. Then I [Read More...]

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DIY Holiday Decorations

Posted by Autumn

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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Why it might be okay to be yellow

Posted by Autumn

Recently, I was helping a friend pick out the color for his bathroom. I assume I was asked my opinion because I just happened to be around, because I’m not exactly known for my home decorating skills. More for Jumble and Scrabble skills—oh yeah.Dark blue made the bathroom feel small and confined. Crimson red, a rich gorgeous hue on the Pantone chip when we looked at it in the living room, didn’t look right in the bathroom lighting. (See how I casually slipped in the importance of proper lighting [Read More...]

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DIY Daisy Cupcakes

Posted by Marissa

Kids love cupcakes! They are always fun to bake and decorate, and off course, a perfect treat for a hot summer day.My daughter is always begging me to bake some for her and these daisy cupcakes have turned out to be her favorite. Make sure to start building the edible flower decorations one day before the cupcakes are to be enjoyed.You will need:1 daisy cookie cutter1 mini round cutter2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar1/2 pound of GumpasteWater in a cup: for finger dipping.Food coloring2 Snack-sized zip [Read More...]

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