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Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

Posted by Marcea
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I recently contacted Darby Smart after visiting their website to see if they’d be interested in partnering with OttLite for one of our monthly crafts.  If you haven’t heard of Darby Smart, they’re a website that believes in the fun of crafting.  With a bunch of crafting ideas, supplies and even a monthly crafting box mailed right to your home, Darby Smart is the perfect site for anyone who loves to craft. Once Darby Smart kindly agreed to send me one of their crafts in a box, I picked the [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



Patriotic Mason Jar Candle

Posted by Marcea
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As the summer holidays approach, more people are spending time outside.  Here's a fun craft we found at Michael's that would be perfect for decorating your patio or porch for Memorial Day or 4th of July.  Materials  (3) Ball® Smooth Side Mason Jars (3) 4” x 6” fabric American flagsMod Podge® Hard Coat Foam applicators Decorative sand Jute twine Tea candles Scissors  Directions1. Remove flags from the wooden or plastic sticks.  If needed, use a pair of pliers to get staples out (try not to pull [Read More...]

Tags: 4th of july crafts DIY flag Independence Day Mason Jar Mason Jar crafts Memorial Day Mod Podge OttLite patriotic rustic crafts
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



How To Make a Glittered Glass for Mother's Day

Posted by Marcea
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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it.  Don’t let it sneak up on you  - get started early and make your mom a fun glittered wine glass or coffee mug!Glittered mugs and glasses make a great presentation but aren’t too hard to make.  Since the sealant has to set before being used, it is best to make these at least 1 week prior to giving them away. You might want to buy an extra glass or mug to practice on first. It took me a couple of tries to get the layering of the glue and the glitter [Read More...]

Tags: crafts DIY Glitter Glass mother's day Mother's Day Gifts OttLite
Categories: DIY Crafts



Egg Dyeing Craft

Posted by Marcea
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 Dyeing eggs is a tradition that symbolizes Easter and the beginning of spring. I found this one on the blog Spend With Pennies.  It looked like it was simple and fun - and it was! This would be a great craft to do with small children, since everything used is a food product.  Materials ·      Hard-boiled eggs·      1 tub of whipped topping ·      Food coloring ·      White vinegar ·      4 disposable bowls or cups  Directions 1.     Pour enough vinegar in a bowl to submerge your hard-boiled [Read More...]

Tags: crafts Easter Egg dyeing Kids Crafts OttLite
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



2016 OttLite Ambassadors

Posted by Marcea
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 OttLite is proud to introduce our 2016 Ambassadors: Kathy Cano-Murillo, Tamara Kelly, Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, and Ed Roth.  Each are acclaimed bloggers, authors and teachers of their craft and will be helping spread the word about OttLite around the country.  We invite you to visit each of their websites/blogs and also follow them on social media.  They’ll be the first to discuss and review new OttLite products and each will have plenty of giveaways and surprises throughout the rest [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Posted by Marcea
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Everyone loves the security of a blanket (remember Linus from The Peanuts?).  You can make your own security blanket without breaking out your sewing machine.  Fleece comes in a variety of patterns and colors so these blankets make great gifts for babies, your favorite sports fan or someone who just needs a warm lap throw.  Materials 2 ½ yards of fleece in two different, but coordinating patterns Pins Rotary Cutter Cut Mat Ruler  Directions1.     Lay out the fleece with the [Read More...]

Tags: blanket crafts DIY easy fleece Homemade no-sew
Categories: DIY Crafts



Inexpensive Homemade Gifts - Week 3 - Wine Bag

Posted by Marcea
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December is almost over but you still need a few gifts for your friends and co-workers.  We've given you some instructions on how to inexpensively make both Tile Coasters and Ceramic Mugs.  Our last inexpensive homemade gift item for the 2015 holiday season is Wine Bags.  These bags take less than 20 minutes and are very inexpensive to make.  Materials (1)  fat quarter of fabric (patterned) (1) fat quarter of fabric (solid) Ruler Matching thread Pinking Shears (if you have them – [Read More...]

Tags: Homemade Gifts; DIY; Holiday Gifts
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts Holiday Crafts



Inexpensive Homemade Gifts - Week 2 - Decorated Mugs

Posted by Marcea
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We're one week into the month of December - are you ready for Hanukkah and Christmas?  There are lots of people you might have forgotten that you need to get a gift for.  Let us help you with our inexpensive gift ideas you can make at home! This week we're featuring Homemade Ceramic Mugs.  The mugs and markers can be purchased at a store such as JoAnn Fabrics and you can use stencils to decorate or use your own imagination.  With as little as 4 supplies (including your oven) you can have a gift [Read More...]

Tags: Ceramics Homemade Gifts; DIY; Holiday Gifts
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Inexpensive Homemade Gifts - Week 1 - Tile Coasters

Posted by Marcea
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We’re in full holiday mode now that Thanksgiving is over -- there’s only 1 week until Hanukkah and 3.5 weeks until Christmas!  Don’t worry though.  If you’re looking for gifts that have meaning but won’t break the bank or you need a gift for someone who’s hard to shop for, we’re here to help. For the next three weeks we’ll have do-it-yourself gifts that will cost you less than $25 to make.  They’d make great hostess gifts, presents for your favorite teacher or even for that office White Elephant [Read More...]

Tags: Coasters Holiday Gifts; Homemade Gifts; Tile Coasters
Categories: DIY Crafts



Kid's Craft: Thanksgiving Turkey Table Decoration

Posted by Marcea
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Thanksgiving is a great time to teach the art of gratitude to children. This project will help them learn what they're grateful for this year while also helping to decorate the Thanksgiving table.This is a simple project from Crafts by Amanda.  You probably have most of the items in your house already, which makes it even easier.  It took me less than an hour to complete so it should be something that’s simple for children over the age of 7.  Younger children could do this as well but an adult [Read More...]

Tags: Thanksgiving Crafts; Kid's Crafts
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts


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