Decorative Tray with Mod Melts and Collage Clay

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This piece was inspired by turquoise jewelry.  When I first saw these amazing Mod Podge Mod Melts molds in nature shapes and geometric designs, I knew I wanted to try to create something that reminded me of southwestern art.  I combined several different products to create a a detailed jewelry tray. Supplies needed to make your own decorative Mod Melts tray: Unfinished Wood Tray Collage Clay: Vanilla Mod Podge Rocks! Stencil in Woodgrain Mod Podge Mod Melts Silver Metallic Sticks Mod {Read More}

Spectrum Noir Tutorial: How To Stain Wood Using Markers

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Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers blend so beautifully on paper that I thought it would be fun to try them out on wood in this Spectrum Noir tutorial! The result is a custom, vibrantly stained project that was really fun to create! Here is all you need to give this Spectrum Noir tutorial a go! Spectrum Noir tutorial for wood staining supplies: Spectrum Noir (Alcohol Ink) Markers, in a variety of colors Spectrum Noir Blender Pen (or cotton swabs, and {Read More}

Jumbo Clothespin DIY Mail Sorter

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There is nothing that my little ones like to do more than “check the mail.” They watch for the mailman- and usually fight over who gets to go out and grab the mail, and bring it into the house. I am not sure why this is such a fun event for them- considering most of what we get on a daily basis is boring- bills, bank statements and junky business flyers. A lot of times the mail gets gathered by {Read More}

DIY Message Center With Gold Leaf Accents

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It’s that time of year, my son is starting school again, and my schedule is getting a little crazy. I am always writing notes to myself and I needed a place to put them.  I decided to make this fun little message center with a touch of gold! It matches my work area perfectly and gives me a place to keep all those notes secured. This gold leaf message center is so easy to make and you only need a {Read More}

Laminated Recipe Card and Free Printable

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Baking is messy.  It’s just a hazard of the craft, right?  I really enjoy baking, though, and I have a little trick to share with you today to keep your favorite recipes close-at-hand, protected from spills, and looking great for a long time to come!  About 15 years ago, I had the idea to laminate one big card with my favorite and most-used family recipes.  That way, I didn’t have to haul out the whole recipe book for the ones {Read More}

Craft Room Organization: Keep or Purge

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It’s the dog days of summer! That means it’s time to do open the doors and windows, breathe in fresh air, do some deep cleaning and get organized for fall. Your craft room should be no exception. The space where you do your crafting should be a peaceful, inspirational spot where you can create beautiful projects. It can be pretty hard to be inspired when you’re surrounded by clutter. Even worse, if you can’t locate the craft supplies you need for {Read More}

Craft Organization Ideas to Keep You Out of Trouble

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Crafting can sometimes be a slippery slope. One day it’s a small hobby you’re doing in your spare time and your supplies are neatly organized in a small corner or your office. Next thing you know, crafting supplies have taken over your house and you can find them all over the place. (Photo courtesy of our blogger, Shaunte. Check out her craft room.) Craft organization ideas can make spur of the moment projects easier, help you save money from buying duplicates {Read More}

Doing Locker Decoration Ideas the Right Way

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What do your children’s lockers say about them? Anything you want! Whether your child is sporty or a full-out fashionista, we’ve got the locker crafts you need. Make a space that is personalized, fun and the envy of every classmate. Locker decorating ideas continue to grow in popularity among tweens and teens. Not only do they allow your children to show off their personality, but they also give them a chance to make their locker a little more functional. It doesn’t have to {Read More}

How to Solve the Biggest Problems With Photo Storage and Sorting

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  Taking photos is the easy part. It’s keeping them organized that’s the real challenge. What are some of the biggest problems we face as scrapbookers with photo storage and sorting? Just to name a few: Printing pictures to scrapbook and then not having time to scrap them… Printing photos out of order… Remembering the dates photos were taken… Forgetting how you organized your photo storage in the first place… Figuring out where to put extra photos after making a {Read More}