Genius Six Cent Hack For Dealing With Unruly Cords

Genius Six Cent Hack For Dealing With Unruly Cords

Cords: they are everywhere. Behind the TV, poking out of kitchen appliances, even coming out of your purse…ack! This clothespin hack from Make Something Mondays is simply genius. For a few cents, you can get that spaghetti mess of cords in order and have a quick little craft to decorate, too. Smart! Learn how to put together this clothespin cord organizer here.  

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Oh Dad, you don’t ask for much. Just a kid-free corner of the garage to work on your projects. And maybe a Porche. Well ok, he’s not getting the sports car, but you can appeal to his manly-man interests by creating a gift basket JUST for him. Some Dads like woodworking and tools. Others are grilling geniuses. Still others like beer and racing, football, or golf. (Or maybe he has a totally different hobby.) Creating…

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Make Kids Art Glasses

Make Kids Art Glasses

My son loves to draw. He also loves to use drinking glasses, one after another. Honestly, sometimes I think he takes a sip out of each glass in the house before proclaiming it dirty and putting it into the sink. To celebrate his love of art and our need to give him one glass that literally “has his name on it,” I used one of his drawings as inspiration for a custom glass he can…

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Kids Crafts – Make Pudding Finger Paints

Kids Crafts – Make Pudding Finger Paints

Some preschoolers just put everything in their mouths. Today, I say we go with it. If you have  a toddler who tries to eat his paint, you may as well make it something that you are sure won’t hurt him. Try this great kitchen craft idea for making finger paint you can eat. And it requires just two ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. Such a simple recipe, it is hardly a recipe…

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Sleepover Cheapover – Make a DIY Bring-Along Bed

Sleepover Cheapover – Make a DIY Bring-Along Bed

This is a BRILLIANT tutorial from the Domestic Goddesque on her super-crafty blog! Use pillows, a cozy cute sheet (or fabric, but sometimes sheets are less expensive and have the kids favorite characters!) to make this fluffy, puffy sleepover bed. A little cuddly piece of home they can take with them anywhere. Heck, use those giant body pillows and make one for yourself! Learn how to make your own: How to make an easy sleepover…

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Make an Arts and Crafts Apron

Make an Arts and Crafts Apron

Even if you have been sewing for many,many years (20 years for me – gosh time flies,) sewing projects that start with a simple pattern often allow for the most creative possibilities. This apron project and tutorial is exactly the kind of fun sewing project for me and even better…what a rockin’ arts and crafts apron this is! Glue stick stashing pockets, punch pouches, I mean… in this kind of hold-it-all style, you are like…

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DIY Wedding: Make A Chalkboard Aisle Runner

DIY Wedding: Make A Chalkboard Aisle Runner

A wedding ceremony is the most meaningful part of any wedding day and the start of the commitment you'll make to each other. It's what the rest of the day's all about! Your ceremony, as much as the details of your reception, …

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Make Bottle Cap Picture Magnets

While walking around Austin, TX…we were total tourists. Checking out all the cool vintage stores, taking lots of pictures, and basking in sunshine and Mexican-inspired art. We kept seeing these cool bottle cap magnets – simple little picture magnets made using bottle caps, glitter, tiny pictures, and a little resin (and of course a magnet.) We decided we should make some of our own.  Is there a better way to remember our fun little getaway…

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It’s A Bust!

NO really, it is! A miniature one anyway… I once made an exact polymer clay figure of my dear Daddy. But I forgot to bake it! So it sat on the shelf for years and years and as we watched it lose it’s structure, my Dad joked that it’s decline posture was a little too lifelike! I’ve since remembered to bake my little creations or at least use materials that can air dry. Which brings…

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Make A Chinese Takeout Style Treat Box

Craft Supplies:

1. Chinese takeout favor box template. Ours is available for instant download on sale now for $2.49 on Meylah: Chinese Takeout Treat Box Template
2. Stapler
3. Your favorite decorative cardstock (we used the DCDM Whimsy Stack for our examples)
4. Boning tool for making the creases and scoring board (We used Martha Stewart’s kit – comes with a scoring board and a boning tool.) If you don’t have a bone folder, you can crease the lines with the edge of a popsicle stick.

How to fold and assemble your box:

1. Cut your cardstock to a size that will fit in your printer. The template we used is designed to work with the standard 8.5 x 11 sized paper that fits in our printer. (tip: please check to make sure your cardstock will work with your printer. If you are using a very heavy cardstock that can’t be fed through your printer, print the template on basic white paper or cardstock and trace it onto your final paper.)
2. Cut around the outside of the box shape. (follow the solid yellow line)
3. Use a bone folding tool and scoring board to trace the dotted lines in the template. Push hard enough to make a crease you can see slightly on the other side, but not so hard you pierce the paper.
4. Fold to connect the dots on sections 1, 2, 3, and 4…

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