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Dec
22
2011

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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Dec
15
2011

Living Inspired: Interview with Jessica Partain

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Jessica Partain is co-founder of Inedible Jewelry. Since she was a child, she's been fascinated with polymer clay and miniature food. She shared her passion for mini food-themed jewelry in her book, The Polymer Clay Cookbook (Potter Craft, 2009). She's also a big fan of OttLite's 508 Natural Daylight Illumination. We asked her about her tiny treats and what inspired her to start whipping up wearable food.When did you start your craft? Who taught you?I started sculpting miniature foods when I was [Read More...]

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Nov
29
2011

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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Nov
23
2011

Great Holi-Deals From JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

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Attention all craft savvy shoppers. We are thrilled to pass on the inside scoop on two OttLite holiday savings deals from our friends at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores. Deal #1) On Friday November 25, 2011 the OttLite 15 w Swivel Lamp will be available for $19.99 (regularly $69.99). This lamp is flexible and unique and you won't find a better deal on it anywhere.Deal #2) For the three day holiday weekend the Alexander Lamp Set will be available for $99.99 (regularly $279.99 ea). This set includes [Read More...]

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Nov
22
2011

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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Nov
17
2011

Fond Memory Photo Frames

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There are certain objects that, having outlived their original purpose, continue to enchant and inspire. I’m thinking of things like old keys, watch cogs, vintage postcards, and glass jars. Especially glass jars.Walk through any flea market, garage sale, or antique store and you’re bound to find a small—or not-so-small—collection of mayonnaise jars, jelly jars, pickled beet jars…you get the idea. There’s something really magical about that smooth, clear container. So many possibilities, so [Read More...]

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Nov
15
2011

Living Inspired: Crafter Interview

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Living inspired is about finding a craft or hobby that “brings joy” to your life. Veterinarian and OttLite fan Cherie Buisson found that quilting is her favorite craft. She shared with us why she chose quilting, how she learned, and what was her favorite completed project.What made you decide to start quilting? I was jealous of my mother and her snuggly rag quilt.When did you start quilting and how did you learn? I started in 2005. My mother’s family is very big into sewing and crochet, but [Read More...]

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Oct
27
2011

Happy Halloween from OttLite

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Goblins, ghosts and ghouls…oh my! It’s Halloween, time for jack o’ lanterns, haunted houses and costumes! On Halloween, kids and adults alike can enjoy donning a mask, wings or horns and become something otherworldly. If you’re in a pinch for a creative costume idea, here are a few we like:Photojojo says go as a black-and-white photo. Paint all visible skin with gray-ish white costume makeup, and accent your lips with black lipstick. Ta-da! Take it one step further by replicating the outfit of a [Read More...]

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Oct
18
2011

Eeek! pumpkins craft

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Here’s a super-easy pumpkin craft from Kaboose. I love these little exclamatory pumpkins. They’re easy to make and look adorable. What a great way to decorate your house for Halloween!What you'll need:6 mini pumpkins (add more if you'd like)Pins, metal brads, or 3-dimensional stickersGreen floral foam or scrap newspaperBlack craft or spray paint How to make it:Decide whether you'd like to use pins, brads, or stickers for this pumpkin project.If the pins or brads you are using are not black on [Read More...]

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Oct
10
2011

DIY Fabric Pumpkins

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This month, it's all about pumpkins. I was searching the Internet for some great pumpkin-related crafts, when I found this one from Martha Stewart. DIY Fabric Pumpkins so easy even a beginning sewer can make them. And they look great! Of course they do--who does it better than Martha?DIY Fabric PumpkinStep 1 Cut out a fabric rectangle on the bias that's twice as long as it is wide. (We used 5-by-10-inch, 8-by-16-inch, and 11-by-22-inch pieces for our three pumpkin sizes.)Step 2 Fold rectangle, [Read More...]

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