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Design & Home

Holidays: “Ribbon Candy” DIY Felt Garland

December 20, 2013

Garland hero-tnWe are garland fans around our house. Seriously we have garland coming out of …well, let’s just say it’s everywhere! Today I’m going to show you how to make “Ribbon Candy” felt garland. Last year I went through a felt obsession, and it continues to this day. Click here to continue….

 

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Mini Winter Terrariums

November 30, 2013
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Winter doesn’t always evoke thoughts of learning how to make a terrarium but why shouldn’t it? For the record, I’m pretty obsessed with terrariums, dioramas, mini villages, train sets etc. Today I’m sharing a fun little holiday DIY project: Mini Winter Terrariums. Technically speaking I believe a terrarium should have something actually growing in it, so these […]

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Flower Power DIY Wall Decals

July 13, 2013
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When I was a teen I used to daydream about living in the late 60′s. I was obsessed with the Monkees, Jefferson Airplane, and Valley of the Dolls and whenever I hear the song “Crimson and Clover” I want to shed a couple tears at how psychedelically amazing that song is….but alas I was a […]

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DIY Design: Paper Lace Mobile

May 19, 2013
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This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers! Simple projects that look like they took hours to make are my favorite kind! This Paper Lace Mobile looks very complicated but the reality is you can make it in about 30 minutes….shhhhh don’t tell anyone…. If you’ve been following my […]

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Science & Design for Kids: Recycled Bird Feeder Mobile

May 10, 2013
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I’ve been obsessing over all things mobile ever since receiving a hand made frog mobile as a baby shower gift. As a designer I was already predisposed to liking them, after all aren’t Alexander Calder’s mobiles every design snob’s dream art piece?  Of course I’d need a proper place to hang one as well, but I […]

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DIY Home Design: Entry Hooks

January 23, 2013
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So after living with the scenario pictured below for way too long I decided it was time to find a proper place for all our hanging “stuff”…. all the bags and purses, sweaters and lunch boxes, and general clutter of everyday life. We don’t have a proper entry area, just a 3-1/2 foot wide hall […]

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Our Creative Week

January 21, 2013
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Our Creative Week is a snapshot of the activities that have kept us occupied over the past week, some are impromptu projects, others more planned. Hope this inspires your creative week. We’ve been so sick! I guess it was bound to catch up with us but the week has been rough for the whole family especially this pregnant mama […]

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Creative Spaces for Kids: Writing Center

January 19, 2013
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Slowly but surely the breakfast area within our kitchen is morphing into a craft and art space and here is the latest addition: a Writing Center. I got the idea from reading Mariah Bruehl’s  Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Ms. Bruehl has some wonderful suggestions for creating kid’s activity and […]

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Winter Wreaths: A Medley of Online DIY Tutorials

January 2, 2013
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Ever since I worked on my Fall Wreath Tutorial I’ve become a little obsessed with wreaths. I always thought of wreaths as a floral craft, which I have yet to tackle, so making them never appealed to me until I spotted the yarn wreath…then inspiration struck! Suddenly I saw wreath possibilities in everything, not only […]

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