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May
05
2015

Bedazzled Graduation Cap

Posted by Chaya C
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 Here's a fun and easy craft to help you or your loved one make a big statement on their big day!It's crazy to think about how I have been in school my entire life and now it has suddenly come to a close.  I can hardly believe that I am finally graduating college and that it is time for me to start my career.  I always have to go out in style, so I decided to decorate my graduation cap with a little flair and a lot of bling. Materials:Graduation CapRibbon7 Packs of Self Adhesive Pearls (I only [Read More...]

Tags: #graduation #usf crafts
Categories: DIY Crafts



Apr
28
2015

DIY Mother's Day Painted Flower Pot

Posted by Marcea
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Mother’s Day is less than 2 weeks away (it’s May 10th this year, in case you forgot). Moms love homemade gifts from their children, but everyone wants a gift to be something they could use again. For the mom who loves potted plants or gardening, how about making her a painted terracotta pot? You can use any variety of colors and stencils to fit Mom’s taste and this craft is easy enough that children can do it, with some adult supervision. Paint the pot in a completely unique way; she’ll love [Read More...]

Tags: crafts DIY Easy Kid Projects flowers gardening kid's crafts mother's day
Categories: DIY Crafts



Apr
24
2015

What Inspires Myléne Hillam - Jewelry Maker

Posted by Marcea
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Writer, designer, teacher, gardener – all of these describe Australian artist Myléne Hilliam. Myléne’s curiosity and enthusiasm have led her to a career that spans from working with leather to teaching young children how to work with resin. Read on to learn more about how Myléne (pronounced ‘Mill-lane’ as in Mill Lane Studios, which she owns) got started in the industry, what she loves about teaching others and her “have no boundaries” approach to making jewelry.How did you get started in the [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires



Apr
17
2015

Crafting With The Rich & Famous

Posted by Marcea
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor Are you surprised to hear there's a Celebrity Scarves book series or that Kate Moss was given her first knitting kit by her husband?Many ‘regular’ people enjoy crafting but as you start looking at famous people, you’ll find that a lot of them also enjoy crocheting or knitting. Or, in the case of former professional football player Rosey Greer - crocheting, knitting and needlepoint! Greer is often credited with “allowing” men to participate in these crafts and showing [Read More...]

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Categories: Needle Arts



Apr
01
2015

Have an Egg-cellent Easter!

Posted by Chaya C
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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Growing up my favorite thing to do was run around the yard and gather up all of the Easter eggs.  Now as I am older, it is just as fun to hide them for others to find!This year I decided to make an Easter Egg Banner project that I discovered on Michael's website.  I may not be a craft guru, but I still had a blast making it... even though some of my eggs look more like squished blobs of yarn. Materials:Disposable CupsPaper PlateGlue GunGlue [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Feb
25
2015

What inspires Brad Kohlbrecher- The Fly Tyer?

Posted by Chaya C
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We were lucky enough to connect with the fly tying extraordinaire, Brad Kohlbrecher. Brad belongs to the fly fishing group, Ozark Fly Fishers, who are based in Missouri. The club meets at least once a month to discuss topics related to fly fishing, fly tying, and the conservation of local waters. They host numerous events each year. Their latest one is an annual banquet and auction, where all proceeds will go towards funding guest speakers, conservation programs and educational programs for the [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires



Feb
12
2015

Will you be my tweetheart? - DIY Valentine's Day Birdhouse!

Posted by Chaya C
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 Happy Valentine's Day to all of you love birds out there!  I found this super cute birdhouse project on Jo-ann's and just had to make it- or at least my version of it.I remember back when I was in school we used to bring in little Valentine cards and slip them into each others homemade shoe boxes, well I thought that it was time to step up my Valentine's game and use a birdhouse instead!  Materials:Wooden birdhouse2 wooden heartsPink beadsPink, red, white acrylic paintFlat brush and detail [Read More...]

Tags: birdhouse craft happy inspiration love OttLife OttLite pink pun red valentines
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Jan
14
2015

Happy New Year! Congrats to our winners...

Posted by Chaya C
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Thank you so much to everyone that participated in our recent giveaway by sharing your New Year's Resolutions with us.  We read each and everyone of yours and want to wish everyone luck on completing theirs!Congratulations to our 15 winners, chosen at random:  Rosella Johnson, Mike Spina, Jamie Shapiro, Lynette Kaufmann, Beckie Rhoads Boraten, Anne Haley, Angela Asbell, Pam Dickson, Rhonda Mason, Jerry Kosik, Lori Miller, Mariebeth Velasquez, Sandra Smith, Roger Wheaton and Shana Tentis.  Now, [Read More...]

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Dec
04
2014

What inspires Ted Scutti - The Sugar Artist?

Posted by Jessica
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Cake designers Ted Scutti and Adam Starkey have a passion for creativity and are both amazing sugar artists at Sugar Sugar Cake Studio. They have done everything from wrapping a cake in Swarovski crystals to sculpting a purse out of cake! After talking to Ted, we quickly learned that building these edible masterpieces isn’t always a piece of cake… And, that if you want to make a bold statement with your work, then you can’t be afraid to get a little crazy.Your cakes are elaborate, personal and [Read More...]

Tags: Adam Adam Starkey amazing artists beautiful birthday cake event inspiration inspire OttLite sugar Sugar Sugar Cake Studio Ted Ted Scutti wedding
Categories: What Inspires



Nov
13
2014

DIY Coasters make the perfect holiday gift!

Posted by Chaya C
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I recently went to the store to buy myself a new set of coasters...  However when I looked at the price on what I thought to be a cheap set, I quickly changed my mind.  What is the point of buying an overpriced unoriginal set, when you could just make your own fabulous ones?  So I did.I decided to make a cute set I found on Jo-ann's website, but of course, I modified the project and did it my way.  The final product turned out the same, I just forgot to buy some materials (like always) and was [Read More...]

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