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Make Your Own Custom Photo Pencils and Pens

This post is a sponsored tutorial in collaboration with OnlineLabels.com and CraftyHangouts.com, but all ideas and opinions are my own. Growing up with an unusual name, I could never find personalized items with my name. Ever....
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Anthropologie Inspired Wall Cone made with Styrofoam

I'm ready for spring and itching to start sprucing up my front door and garden with some color!  Keep reading to learn how to make decorative wall cones using Styrofoam! I was inspired by this beautiful...
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Make a Succulent Garden Centerpiece

I'm so thrilled with my new centerpiece.  A little rustic, a little metallic, and a pop of bright color....it has all the things I love!  Best of all, it only took ten minutes to put...
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Animal Valentines Tutorial: Cute Papercrafts

Animal valentines are cute and easy to make! I love handmade Valentine's, and I try to encourage my kids to make their Valentines instead of buying them.  This year, inspired by my two year old's favorite...
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How to Make Your Own Wedding Centerpiece

 Centerpieces can be expensive, but with a little paint and glue you can easily turn thrifted items into a show-stopping party or wedding centerpiece!  This technique is easy to do but hard to illustrate in photos, so...
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Stencil Resist Technique with Minwax Wood Stains

I used stencils and two Minwax wood products to quickly and easily decorate this wood plate.  It kind of looks like inlayed wood, doesn't it? You can get all the details in this short video tutorial....
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Make Designs on Wood with Minwax Stain and Stencils

Thanks to Minwax and Crafty Hangouts for sponsoring this tutorial! I'm thrilled with the results of this project!  I used stencils and two kinds of Minwax products to create a beautiful faux-inlayed effect on wood.  I'll...
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How to Make Suitcase Gift Wrap with Duck Tape

  Part of the fun of gift giving is the presentation: how you wrap it! Here's a fun way to wrap your presents for the holidays: Make them look like suitcases! With my sponsor Duck Tape's vast line...
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Make a Magnetic Fishing Game using Phoomph and Fabric Scraps

With summer coming up, I'm in need of activities that I can do with my kids that will keep them busy for a while.  Enter PHOOMPH, an ingenious product that makes it easy to do...
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Make Personalized Super Hero Party Invitations and Favors

I love to make my own party items, but it can be challenging to find time to party plan AND craft everything.  Here's my secret to saving time:  use printable labels from my sponsor Online Labels...