DIY: Quick Printable Catnip Kicking Bag

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This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Quick note to those of you who tend… 

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DIY: Add a Kitten Pocket with Polish Remover and Sharpies

This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Cats, so send in all your favorite kitty projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! I like to “joke” that I have a… 

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Featured Maker: Jill Maldonado

Today we are excited to talk to Jill Maldonado of Material Rebellion! Jill specializes in using reclaimed textiles to make bags, pouches, journals, blanket fort kits and more all with the goal of encouraging kids to discover the power of their own creativity. She is also passionate about fighting the problem of textile waste in… 

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AUGUST DIY Challenge Roundup

We snuck back with a rainbow inspired DIY Craft Challenge this month, and it looks like you’re all as busy as we are! We got one VERY awesome Rainbow submission from Tara Bliven using our new submission form. Tara used a brush and colorful gouache on butcher paper as a writing warm-up. Been doing a… 

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DIY: Recycled Rainbow Mobile

This month’s DIY Challenge theme is Rainbows, so send in all your favorite rainbow projects for the round-up at the end of the month. Visit the challenge page for more information, and use the handy-dandy form to upload your project photos. We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Rainbows are amazing. They’re awe inspiring in the… 

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DIY: Watercolor & Wax Paper Jewelry

Sometimes I come up with a project that I enjoy so much that it’s hard to stop to write a post. This, my friends, is one of those. It’s a simple combination of watercolor, melting wax, and punching shapes- but it’s oh so satisfying.   SUPPLIES Thick paper for Watercolor Watercolor paints and brushes Pencil… 

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FEATURED MAKER: Kristy Jane

Please welcome our newest Featured Maker: Kristy Jane! Kirsty is a freelance graphic designer and jewelry maker from Byron, New York. She fell in love with sea glass while living in South Florida where she learned metal smithing, pottery and began making jewelry. We are so excited to learn more about Kristy’s life and work… 

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MAY DIY Challenge Roundup

This blog is powered by whimsy, so this month’s theme was perfectly in line. Fairy tales aren’t always bright tales of princesses and happy endings, but they are a wonderful way to let our imaginations run wild. Here’s a roundup of submissions we got this month. They are magical!! Michelle sent her amazing take on… 

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DIY: Fairy In A Jar (with a free printable fairy)

DIY: Fairy In A Jar (with a free printable fairy!)

I have been fascinated by the whimsical mystery of the fairy folk since I was a little girl. I remember looking for them while playing outside and making up tiny little fairy houses using sticks, leaves and flowers I would collect in my own backyard. This project is a fun activity to do with your… 

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SHOW+TELL: Spray Paint a Briar Rug

There once was a girl named Alison who had an awkward entry space and no good options. She went searching for a rug to protect what was left of her ugly carpet. She went to store after store with no luck, instead bringing home a rug that was so bland it made her cry. No… 

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DIY: Patio Friendly Pile-Up Cushions filled with Styrofoam Peanuts

The weather was nice for a few days in April, uncharacteristically, and began the countdown to the Pacific Northwest Summer. Ahhh; the handful of blissful weeks that makes you fall in love with the trees again, and wipes the memory of the last 8 gray months. Safety Husband and I have been trying to be… 

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