Round Up: 6 Napkin Flower Tutorials

By: Diy maven Mar 14, 2012

Cloth napkins are just waiting to be blossomed into flowers, and with spring, Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought a round up might be in order! All entrants include links to tutorials...of course.

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Make It: Crystal Egg Geodes

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2012
Skip the traditional Easter eggs this year and make crystal egg geodes. (Yeah, baby.)  Equal parts craft project and science experiment, they'll have everyone oohing and ahhing over your basket, that's certain. Save for the… Continue Reading
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How to: Print Your Own President's Day T-Shirt

By: Craftmel Feb 15, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

All right, now that Valentine's Day is over, we can look ahead to the next holiday.  Do you do anything for President's Day?  If you feel like participating in some festivity, here's a wearable… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 Last-Minute Printable Valentine's Day Cards (Free Downloads)!

By: Capreek Feb 14, 2012

created at: 02/14/2012

Oh snap!  It's February 14th and you're scrambling for a Valentine's Day card.  Don't worry, we've got your back.  Here are fourteen totally free, totally awesome printable cards--no one will even know you waited until the last minute!  Happy… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Heart-Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs!

By: Capreek Feb 10, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal.  Aren't you glad I… Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Wine Bottle a Custom Typographic Makeover

By: Chrisjob Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/07/2012

At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.

Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big".  While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big.  Case in point: these giant paper… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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9 Awesome Modern Valentine's Day Cards for Men

By: Chrisjob Feb 01, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

It's February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine's Day. But, it's now 2012, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.

For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon. First up, we're excited to have Carina share her favorite V-day cards for fishing poles, footballs, or TVs to be found. But there is pizza. And robots. And bacon. Which is exactly how things… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Heart-Shaped Macarons for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration.  Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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More Typographic String Love

By: Craftmel Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my… Continue Reading

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Make It: Family-Friendly DIY Valentines Mailboxes (Two Ways)!

By: Capreek Jan 23, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!).  We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school.  Sad times.  But this isn't a sad post!  We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people!  That's some happy… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Candy Bowl...Out of Candy!

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2012

created at: 01/13/2012

Breanna's attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the… Continue Reading

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