Spring Challenge: Bird Nest Mason Jar DIY Lamp

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Nothing says “spring” to me like birds.  I love hearing them – finally – here in Michigan!  I haven’t spotted any nests yet, but it won’t be long.  So I thought I’d build one of my own with the supplies for the Spring challenge here at Crafts Unleashed.  Of course, a nest by itself isn’t so special – so I made a piece that was both fun and functional using the new theme supplies!  Using a mason jar, I made {Read More}

Spring Challenge: Chicken Wire Tussy Mussy

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Today we are going to be making an over-sized, outdoor, tussy mussy of sorts.  Typically, a tussy mussy is a small, triangular, metal vessel designed to hold flowers.  Sometimes they are used in weddings to hold bouquets or placed on doorknobs in the home.  This chicken wire version is a monster sized reconfiguration of the idea, meant to add an outdoor “vase” for your garden.  These could also be really fabulous at an outdoor wedding to line the aisles! Supplies {Read More}

15 Minute Spring Flower Garland

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Ready to celebrate the arrival of spring?! Make a super easy 15 minute spring flower garland to decorate a mantle, wreath, or large picture frame. This project is really so easy you can even get the kids involved! I decided to make a pretty flowery garland for spring. But with the many different Felties sticker designs on ConsumerCrafts.com, you can create a felt garland for any occasion. Stars, ladybugs, hearts, animals and more – this project is so fun and customizable! {Read More}

Plaid Tape DIY Planter Box

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Want a little St. Patrick’s Day fun that won’t be thrown away after the holiday?  Join me today as we make a gilded DIY planter box chock full of REAL LIFE clover!  Let’s start with the planter though, shall we? Supplies needed to make your own DIY planter box: Gold Washi Tape Gold Leaf Gold Duck Tape Unfinished Wood Planter Box Decoupage Medium Walnut Stain Plastic Wrap Soil & Clover (green or purple) Start with your gold leafing.  Apply a thin {Read More}

DIY Gold Leaf Flower Pots

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Need a touch of rustic glam for your outdoor flowers?  Make these metal gold leaf DIY flower pots with arrows (or any shape).  These are super simple to make but will make a big impact on your porch.  I love that they are rusty metal but have the gold leaf touch that is amazing. Supplies needed to make your own gold leaf DIY flower pots: Rusted Metal Flower Pots Krylon Spray Adhesive Gold Leaf Silhouette Cameo Machine (optional) Vinyl Painter’s Masking {Read More}

Mother’s Day Paper Flower Bouquet

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Growing up, I remember making paper flower bouquets at school for Mother’s Day. Back then, there weren’t any fancy cutting machines that create paper flowers in a matter of minutes. Now there are numerous ways to create paper flowers, and you don’t always need a cutting machine to make them! I’ve always enjoyed handmade gifts, especially gifts kids can make for their parents and grandparents. Today, I’m going to share with you a paper flower bouquet that kids can make! {Read More}

Mother’s Day Hanging Floral Arrangement

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This is such an easy project that would be great to do with children! You could even make mini versions if you need a group children’s craft. Supplies needed to create your own Mother’s Day hanging floral arrangement: Silhouette Cameo This Cutting File 12×12 Two-sided Scrapbook Paper Glue Dots Floral Water Pick Satin Ribbon Hole Punch Washi Tape (optional) Flowers Step 1: Cut out this file with your Silhouette Cameo. Step 2: Gently {Read More}

How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree

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Home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you can make it yourself. I often find beautiful home accessories in magazines and catalogs only to realize the prices are outrageous. Most of the time the products I see in catalogs can be made with a few supplies for a fraction of the cost. Today I’m going to show you how I made a moss topiary tree  to add to my tabletop decor. Supplies needed to make your own {Read More}

Meet it Monday – Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks

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When I first heard the term “alcohol inks,” several years ago, I couldn’t possibly imagine what use I would have for them.  Alcohol?  In an ink form?  Isn’t alcohol for drinking?  Or cleaning wounds? And then there were so many other terms that went along with them – ink applicators, blending solution, metallic mixatives…I admit, I was intimidated!  And so, I just stayed clear of the whole world of alcohol inks!! That is, until several months ago, when I attended {Read More}