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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...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday 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



Back To School Storage Containers

Posted by Chaya C
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Summer is almost over and it's time to start thinking about back to school.  Back to school can mean many things but most importantly it means new supplies!  In honor of back to school, here is a fun craft for kids of all ages to help them get organized for the new school year.  It's perfect for the student desk, dorm room or home office.MaterialsAll of the items below can be purchased at your local crafts store: Acrylic Paint (we used yellow, white, blue, and red) Chalkboard Paint – [Read More...]

Tags: back to school crafts storage
Categories: DIY Crafts



Personalize Your Sunglasses

Posted by Marcea
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 We're right in the middle of summer and here in Florida it's hard to get around without a pair of sunglasses. While it's great to have a pair, sometimes it's hard to keep track of them and some of the inexpensive pairs aren't that cute. So why not decorate them?I found this craft on modpodgerocks.com. It's fairly simple and lets you put your own personal spin on your glasses with a little paper and glue! Materials* Pair of inexpensive sunglasses (dollar stores often carry them)* Several pieces [Read More...]

Tags: crafts summer sun
Categories: DIY Crafts



4th of July Wreath

Posted by Chaya C
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July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a time when Americans get together for food, fun and fireworks. Many houses and buildings are covered with bunting and other decorations to show their national spirit.  We have a simple craft inspired by a craft on JoAnn.com that will help you decorate your house while still giving you time to enjoy yourself.Materials --16 inch foam wreath--Approximately 2 yards of contrasting patriotic fabrics (approx. 1.5 yards of one fabric and 1/2 yard of the [Read More...]

Tags: 4th of july craft
Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Cheers to Father's Day - DIY Beer Cap Coasters

Posted by Marcea
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  Another holiday is upon us and this time we celebrate the dad’s in our life. Father’s Day is June 21 this year so it's a great time to get creative.This go round we’re going to make resin beer cap coasters. Myléne Hillam, one of our ‘What Inspires’ interviews, loves to work with resin and sells these kits on her website.  When I saw Myléne's kit I got very excited because I have a large collection of beer caps I've been saving for years just waiting for a project! Since Myléne can only ship [Read More...]

Tags: beer beer bottle cap craft beer cap bottle cap bottle cap coaster crafts DIY father's day
Categories: DIY Crafts



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


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