Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Creativity Corner: adding creativity to your life

Christine Evans from 52 crafts in 52 weeks project is debuting her regular guest column called Creativity Corner.  She hopes to inspire you to be make more time for creativity in your life. She put her money where her mouth is too and started her own personal challenge to try a new craft every week … read more

how to eat local in the middle of winter? sprouting!

homegrown mung bean sprouts It’s the middle of winter, temps are freezing and there’s less than 7 hours of daylight each day, but it’s still possible to eat fresh local green stuff everyday. “How?” you ask. Sprouting and not just bean sprouts either. You can sprout all kinds of seeds to get your fresh local … read more

Handmade Holidays: homemade snow globes

I made my own snow globes thanks to this tutorial from Martha Stewart. Aren’t they adorable?

Handmade Holidays: make your own holiday crackers

Learn to make your own Holiday Crackers in the latest issue of Joie magazine. CLICK HERE to learn how. The tutorial is on page #46. This project was put together by Lisa Spangler of  the adorable blog Sideoats and Scribbles. Lisa lives in Austin, Texas and she likes to use rubber stamps to make cards … read more

Handmade Holidays: Caramel Nut Popcorn

by guest contributor Kaye Prince Since the holidays can be expensive and many people appreciate some handmade love, why not bake a little something for holiday gifts this year? This Caramel Nut Popcorn is easy, relatively inexpensive, and can be doubled in a snap for multiple holiday gifts! Package your popcorn up prettily in a … read more

Handmade Holidays: 10 crafty ideas + tutorials

Ten holiday crafts for you to get your craft on! Cinnamon Stick Holiday Ornaments from rosy ~ posy diy: personalized stocking tutorial & pattern from my girl thursday Kid’s Art Christmas Ornaments from this mama makes stuff Feather Wreath Tutorial from kitschy digitals Felt Trees from thompson family life Antipodean Wreath from tiny happy Pretty … read more

Handmade Holidays: Chalkboard Advent Calendar

We are planning on not having a Christmas tree this year. We are just out of room. Last year we bought a treadmill and we put it in the living room where we used to put the tree. Health or a once a year tradition? Well you can see what won out. So, that means … read more

Scrapbustin’ Holiday Gift Ideas

by guest contributor Shrie L. Spangler Times are tough, the penny continually needs to be pinched, and the economy isn’t showing any real signs of improvement. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t bust out some seriously rad handmade gifts for a little less than you expected this year. Giving handmade doesn’t mean schlocking together … read more

Bunting: gettin’ festive

It’s all the rage and has been all the rage for some time now on the Interwebs. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but it was some time ago. In a word, b-u-n-t-i-n-g happened. Or pendants, banners, garlands, flags or whatever you choose to call them.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that … read more

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