SHOW + TELL: Gift Card Mosaic Letters

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With one week before our March DIY Challenge deadline, we thought we’d throw a little more inspiration your way! This letter project incorporates a bunch of our favorite things – thriftiness, recycling, bright colors, and kiddos! Here’s what Deb shared… Hi. I’m Deb DiSalvo and I live in Dublin, Ohio. I’m excited to share with… 

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DIY: Scrap Paper Ironwork Letter

I’ve been playing with black card stock a lot lately, which deposited a nice collection of paper scraps in my “use it this week or dump it” pile. I decided to use the Diy Craft Challenge as an inspiration to use them, and play with another thing that’s been catching my eye– quilling. (Although, in… 

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TIP: Finding the Grain in Paper

I’m working on a super fun tutorial for tomorrow, and I thought I would take a minute to share a tip about finding the grain in paper. What is paper grain? Very simply- Most paper is made up of long fibers that align parallel to each other, which means that the paper will be more… 

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SHOW + TELL: Codex Seraphinianus

SHOW + TELL: Codex Seraphinianus

If you haven’t heard of the Codex Seraphinianus, it is a beautifully strange book created by Luigi Serafini. First published in 1981, this amazing book is an illustrated encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language. My boyfriend, James gifted me a copy last year and I could not put it down. I… 

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DIY: 17 Easter Egg Ideas

DIY: 17 Easter Egg Ideas

Happy first day of Spring! Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start experimenting with egg dying and decorating techniques! There are a million ways to decorate an Easter egg and today we are sharing a round up of ideas and techniques we are dying to try. So take inventory… 

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SHOW + TELL: Our Favorite Lettering Books

Lettering is one of our many passions here at Adventures-In-Making. We are both trained in graphic design, so type, letters, fonts, etc. are all constantly floating around in our brains. Over the years, hand-lettering has become our obsession and a daily practice. Just like any skill, the only way to get good is to practice,… 

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DIY: Quick and Easy Faux-Etched Letter Frame

I love the look of etched glass, but I try not to use my dremel on anything too delicate. When I rediscovered this awesome Window Film I knew exactly the project I wanted to do. Want to make you own? Supplies • Etched Glass Window Film: The version linked here uses water to cling to glass, which… 

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TODAY: Make today Lucky

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Remember- you can do anything with a little glue and a pair of scissors. ☘

DIY: Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick's Day

DIY: Anti-Pinch Polish for St. Patrick’s Day

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? I usually wear green clothing and enjoy some sort of green-dyed treat. This year I’m mixing it up with some anti-pinch nail polish. I had so much fun choosing different shades of green polish; I ended up getting them all! Which of course made it necessary for… 

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RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick's Day #dessert #treat

RECIPE: Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick’s Day

I love anything involving rainbows and couldn’t resist trying out this recipe for Rainbow (Fruit Loop) Treats this St. Patrick’s Day. Just like Rice Krispie Treats, these are super easy to make and are the perfect treat to hand out to coworkers or classmates. Rainbow Bars for St. Patrick’s Day   Print Prep time 10… 

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SHOW+TELL: Saint Patrick’s Day Bracelets

We’re not happy unless we’re making things- which means we have a whole slew of projects from the time before A-i-M. We thought we take time now-and-again to share some of these projects from the DIY vault. We’ve touched them up a little, so they should still be new to you, even if you’ve been following… 

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