Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

This is one of my favorite DIY projects using recycled materials…first start with this: a cereal or other empty, clean paper board box. Collapse it and cut off any rough edges. Next score the paperboard so there is a 1/4 inch panel down the center as shown. Next, cut a piece of fabric you like to the size of your paper board plus 1 inch on all sides. Grab your Mod Podge and cover one…

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Make Hershey’s Kiss Rose Bud Bouquet

One of the most fun ways to do Valentine’s day is to turn your chocolate treats into artistic little surprises that make them smile. Since many of you have asked on our Facebook page how to do this…Click on the picture to see a fabulous tutorial on making Rose Bud Kisses (with Hershey’s kisses of course!) (**image credit: Susan Allred http://susall.wrytestuff.com/swa52939.htm) How To Make A Hershey’s Kiss Rose Bud | Susan Allred.

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Make A Peek-A-Boo Valentine Carrier

Make A Peek-A-Boo Valentine Carrier

When the Valentines Day party is over at school…how do they take all of their little treats home with them? You could just set the class up with shoe boxes, but who (other than maybe a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills) has 30 shoe boxes lying around? Here is a simple idea for something you can make a bunch of and donate to your favorite teacher: A Decorative “Peek-A-Boo” Valentine carrier with ribbon handles. All…

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Make an exploding valentine box

Most valentines are lovely, but some appear to be an impossible act of physics. I love when valentines get “ohhs and ahhs” and leave the recipient wondering…”how’d she do that?” Here is a great tutorial from the Life As Lou blog on how to make a valentine that is sure to make the people you love explode with happiness. (just kidding, but it is awfully fun to see their faces when the box transforms into…

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Make Crayon Heart Valentines | Lifestyle Crafts – Whipperberry

Lifestyle Crafts just released these Sweatheart Dies and we are already seeing them in tons of adorable crafts projects!  Little Valentine idea from Heather at WhipperBerry. This project is great because it is a little bit paper craft, a little bit “get your hands dirty.” It makes a colorful little card and a really cool gift kids will totally use: a multi-color crayon that will surprise little artists every time they use it! (Would also…

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Expert Advice on Making Your Own Letterpress Invitations

Letterpress is a really old form of printing that has gotten pretty popular again in the last few years. If you aren’t familiar with letterpress, it basically works like this: 1. A line art design (or lettering) is reversed and made into a raised plate. 2. The design is then laid out out on a grid (and stuck with adhesive) on one side of a letter press machine. 3.Ink is applied to the plate/designs and…

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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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Make A Flip (Swing Card)

Paula from More Than Cards demonstrates how to make a flip or swing style greeting card. The swing/flip card is made by cutting slits into the cardstock, then folding it at very specific measurements (Paula goes over these in detail in the video tutorial) What a cool cardmaking idea — definitely not your average Valentines Day or Christmas card! Craft Supplies For This Card Project: Craft Glue Family Photo(s) and Embellishments (Also shown in this…

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How To Make A Vision Board

Types of Vision Boards When To Use A Vision Board How To Make A Vision Board Examples of Vision Board Why A Vision Board? Every year about this time (right before the New Year) I try to take a time to reflect on all the good from the year that is wrapping up and start planning my goals and dreams for the upcoming year. If you believe in the Law Of Attraction, (or even if…

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