Join Me in the Fairy Garden: A Magical Place to Visit

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What’s more delightful than a tea party in the garden…for the fairies?!  Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the craft and garden world, and you can bet that I’ve been aching to create one in our outdoor space. My girls love the idea of fairies. There’s a trail we take at a local park that is known for its fairy population. And when I suggested that we invite some fairies to come and live in our garden, Lila and {Read More}

Make Your Own Portable Dollhouse

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Recently, I built a dollhouse for my daughter.  She loves it so much and always asks me if she can take it to grandma’s house.  I say no because I know she will lose all the furniture, and the actual house is way too big to bring anywhere.  While looking for dollhouse furniture on Etsy, I spotted this foldable dollhouse, and I was inspired.  I wanted to make something similar so that my daughter can have a portable dollhouse.  She could put some of {Read More}

DIY Waterless Snow Globes

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Need an activity to keep the kids occupied for an afternoon?  These waterless snow globes are the perfect quick and easy craft for kids.  Plus, you can make an entire mantel full in a few hours.  Grab the miniatures, jars, snow, and the kids to get started. Supplies needed to make your own homemade snow globes: Wide Mouth Pint Jars Glass Cruets Artificial Snow Miniatures of Your Choice (My snow globes include snowmen, trees, animals, wagon, shovel, bench and more, but {Read More}

DIY Chalkboard Place Card Favors

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 I tend to be a very practical person, and I’m drawn to crafts that are both fun and functional.  Instead of throwing or packing place cards away, why not extend their life?  These mini chalkboard place cards can double as favors for your guests!  After the party is over, guests can reuse the place card as a cute magnet. Supplies to make your own DIY place card favors: Framed Chalkboard Acrylic Paint – Poppy Orange Acrylic Paint – Antique Gold {Read More}

Mini Terrarium Necklaces

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I’ve been on a terrarium kick! I thought it’d be fun to turn one into a wearable piece of jewelry, so I’m going to show you how I made my terrarium necklace today. It’s a fun and versatile accessory. Supplies needed to make your own mini terrarium necklaces: 22mm Bottle Charms Sheet Moss Waxed Linen Cord Fabri-Tac Glue (or any other clear glue) Pliers Sand Small Screwdriver Scissors Misting/spray Bottle Steps: Start off by misting your moss with water. Sheet {Read More}

How to Make a Fall Beaded Dollhouse Wreath

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Part of the fun of having a dollhouse is accessorizing! This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to create a beaded miniature dollhouse wreath for the front door or bay window of your dollhouse.  Paul (my father and fellow Crafts Unleashed Designer) is assembling the Victorian Farmhouse Dollhouse Kit.  Yesterday, he added a beads and jewelry hardware to create dollhouse door handles and door knobs.  When I saw his innovative design – I was inspired to design a beaded dollhouse {Read More}

Meet It Monday: Timeless Minis

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Editor’s Note: ConsumerCrafts has an amazing selection of Timeless Mini’s- a brand of miniatures that are perfect for doll houses, model train enthusiasts, and more! Our lead designer Vicki O’Dell thought of this darling way to showcase miniatures- perfect for spring decorating. I’ve always enjoyed miniatures, and I’ve often thought that some day I’d like to have one of those big, fancy Victorian doll houses to furnish and play with…some day when my house isn’t full of young people and, I imagine, {Read More}