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August 14, 2014

Summer craft: Fresh Flower Wrap Tutorial

Fashion is blooming right now! For a fun twist on the trend, try making an easy wrap for your top-knot or bun with gorgeous fresh flowers. It’s easy, fast and makes the messiest of buns super romantic. Even better? It can...
June 12, 2014

Summer craft: Clay Pot Lighthouse Tutorial

Giving your garden a great look means hard work and dedication. It also means some degree of inspiration. Decorating with gnomes is becoming outdated. What’s hip right now is all sorts of DIY projects, like this creative clay pot lighthouse. Here is what you’ll need to do and have: • some clay pots with saucers; • ceramic adhesive; • white and b...
May 16, 2014

Spring craft: Dandelion Pom Pom Tutorial

Dandelions are one of the signs of summer and joy, as they are brightly colored. Passing through a dandelion meadow can bring back nice memories and can brighten everyone’s day. Unfortunately it’s kind of hard to plant a whole meadow in your garden, but you can always search your crafting box for yellow yarn and create your own dandelions. You wil...
April 30, 2014

Spring craft: Road Map Birdhouses Tutorial

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April 28, 2014

Spring craft: Birdy Flower Markers Tutorial

As the years pass, I get better and better at gardening. My husband used to call me black thumb because there wasn’t a houseplant in the world I could keep alive. It really had nothing to do with my gardening skills, ...
April 24, 2014

Spring craft: Spring Dahlia Wreath Tutorial

Spring Dahlia Flower Wreath! #Colorize with Astrobrights Paper this Spring! Decorate for Spring with vibrant paper!
March 24, 2014

Spring craft: Spring Flower with Wire and Nail Polish Tutorial

Create some magical looking flowers with some nail polish. Surely, every lady has a nice collection of nail polish at home, so this project will be cheap as you don’t need to make a big investment and buy lots of supplies. You will need some crafting wire to create the frame of the flower. Then comes the most exciting step, creating the color of...
January 13, 2014

Winter craft: Cut + fold paper stars Tutorial

I love these stars. I wanted to do a cut-and-fold version of origami lucky stars. You can make them in different sizes and you can hang them on yours Christmas tree or make a garland from them. I also saw some similar stars being used as gift boxes. They look great...
January 10, 2014

Winter craft: Bead Snowflakes Tutorial

These beautiful delicate snowflakes may seem complicated, but they're actually super-easy to make. Follow the tutorial to create your own snowflake Christmas ornaments in two ways: with hama beads, and by folding and cutting paper. They're both quick and easy techniques with gorgeous results and they will inject some instant holiday spirit into...
November 21, 2013

Winter craft: Three winter ideas from folded paper

Have a look at three very easy and beautiful ideas for decoration. We have used only coloured printer paper and a stick. ...
November 08, 2013

Autumn craft: Fuse beads Squirrel

As a violent autumn wind is blowing leaves over my window today, no doubt the cute squirrel that uses to come and visit the nut tree in my neighbour’s garden won’t come to ...
November 01, 2013

Craft idea: Leather Rainy Cloud Key Chain Tutorial

Even if you're not a fan of rainy days, this super-sweet leather rainy cloud key chain is something to smile about. In this tutorial you'll not only learn how to make a practical key chain with a Fall-inspired theme, but you will also learn some basic skills on working with leather and you'll become familiar with some leathercraft tools. Just...
October 04, 2013

Fall craft: Frame made of acorn caps

The kids had a special task during our latest walk in the park – to gather acorn caps for mum. But, why? Even she didn’t know why:) Anyway, we have found what to do with them. We had an old cork board, all in holes and very ugly. We brought it back to life after applying a short makeover on it. It turned into a board for short notes with decorative ...
October 03, 2013

Craft idea: FALL monogram mugs tutorial

Hello Crafting Chicks fans! I am so happy to be here guest posting on one of my favorite blogs and some of my favorite girls. My name is Aly and you can find me at my blog, Entirely Eventful Day. I love sharing my interior styling tips and easy projects to make your home more beautiful. Today I am sharing a project I am super excited about....
October 01, 2013

Craft idea: Fall Acorn Wreath Tutorial

There’s a huge oak tree across the street, dropping its acorns and leaves on the ground. I’ve been gathering some each time I walk the girls to and from school, and created this Fall Acorn Wreath, using the caps from the acorns, and the leaves as templates...
July 29, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Summer Candle Tutorial

What you need: Clay pot White acrylic paint Green felt tip pen Wooden spoon Wax Candle wicks Oil pastels Plasticine Ribbon Scissors PVA glue
July 12, 2013

Recycled craft ideas: Summer box tutorial

What you need: Plastic dessert box Hemp cord Summer patterned napkin Decor sand Shells Decoupage glue PVA glue White acrylic paint Scissors Paintbrush
July 05, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Summer candle holder Tutorial

What you need: Glass or jar Decoupage glue Decoupage paper or napkin Raffia Shells Scissors Paintbrush Glue gun
July 05, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Summer candle Tutorial

Craft ideas for Summer: Summer candle Tutorial
July 03, 2013

Craft ideas: Making Flip Flops Tutorial

Now if you have no desire to make your own soles, never fear! You can work these straps into a pair of purchased flip flops. Just remove the existing and continue on with the tutorial!
June 27, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Summer Butterfly Tutorial

What you need: Fab foam Ribbon Styrofoam ball Wooden skewer Eyepins Seed beads Scissors Orange felt tip pen Black thin permanent marker Glue gun
June 26, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Paper Plate Watermelon Fan Tutorial

I have a quick summer craft project for you and the kids today. Little hand held fans that look like watermelons, made from paper plates and craft sticks! This is a great project ...
June 24, 2013

Craft idea for Summer: Textured Glass Beach Canisters Tutorial

Do you remember those square glass canisters with the round wooden lid? They were pretty popular in the 80′s and 90′s, but pretty much died off after that. I came across a pair of those at the thrift store several months ago and tucked them away fo ...
June 18, 2013

Craft ideas for Summer: Seashell Fish Tutorial

You’re home from the beach with a collection of shells, and now you need something to do with all of them! The kids will love making this school of fish made from seashells, and you can save them as momentos from your v ...
June 14, 2013

Recycled craft ideas: Summer picture tutorial

What you need: Egg carton Summer patterned napkins Ribbon Acrylic paint PVA glue Decoupage glue Scissors Craft knife
June 05, 2013

Craft ideas: Watermelon bowl tutorial

So far this year I've purchased 4 watermelons. Yesterday I finally split open a good one! You see two of the others were either really pink and bitter, one really red and mushy and past the prime, and in the case of one very odd watermelon, tasting like dirt. So when this one made that popping sound that happens when a perfect melon is splitting...
May 31, 2013

Recycled craft ideas: Recycled Spring Butterfly Tutorial

What you need: Plastic bottle Colourful fabric Ribbon Styrofoam ball Eyepins Seed beads Wooden skewer Scissors Red felt tip pen Black thin permanent marker PVA glue White paint glue
May 30, 2013

Craft ideas for Spring: Recycled Spring Flower Tutorial

What you need: Plastic bottle Colourful fabric Green felt Ribbon Styrofoam ball Wooden skewer Silver liner Scissors Green felt tip pen PVA glue
May 27, 2013

Craft ideas for Spring: Spring Butterflies Tutorial

What you need: Coloured wrapping paper Thin wire Seed Beads of different colours Scissors Pencil
March 19, 2013

Craft Ideas: Spring: Cardboard Tube Birds

Only a couple more days and spring will be officially here, according to the calendar anyway! The weather here in southeast Wisconsin still reflects the dead of winter, so I’m waiting patiently for spring’s ...
March 17, 2013

Craft Ideas for Spring: Nest

I've got a fun spring tutorial for you today! It's an easy to make nest out of recycled paper and Multi Medium. By using Multi Medium instead of white glue you can create this nest using less layers of paper! Makes for a very quick project!
March 13, 2013

Craft Ideas: Spring: Cloud and Rainbow Raindrops tutorial

Whether your searching out spring, rainbows or St. Patrick’s Day, this rainbow craft is a fun way to celebrate the season. Rainbows come during or after rain, but who says they have to? ...
March 01, 2013

Craft Ideas for Spring: Daisy

What you need: White paper Yellow quilling-paper Wooden skewer Pencil Scissors Quilling Tool PVA glue Felt tip pen Glue gun
March 01, 2013

Craft Ideas for Spring: Flower

What you need: Pot Styrofoam ball Coloured wrapping paper Wooden skewer Ribbon Plasticine Decorative pebbles or sand Green felt tip pen Scissors Glue gun




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