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  • Turning reclaimed wood into furniture

    Turning reclaimed wood into furniture

    Three years ago, a visionary project called the Urban Tree Forge almost toppled with the death of founder John Metzler. It could have disappea…

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  • Make a brown-bag album for holiday photos

    Make a brown-bag album for holiday photos

    Scrapbooking has become a popular hobby in recent years. Supplies are available almost everywhere, and the array is amazing. There are papers,…

    January 16, 2013 9:30 am(0)
  • Resolve to make a scrapbook of family resolutions

    Resolve to make a scrapbook of family resolutions

    With a new year comes a list of New Year's resolutions. I've never been a big fan of writing resolutions -- so much pressure! However, this ti…

    January 10, 2013 4:06 pm(0)
  • Dress up your table with a paper runner

    Dress up your table with a paper runner

    I love making get-togethers feel extra-special -- from a small dinner gathering with friends to a child's birthday party. And I love a quick …

    December 26, 2012 9:41 am(0)

Make a vase for special occasions

Make a vase for special occasions

This is one of my favorite and easiest projects. Whether you're having a small celebratory dinner at home or a wedding celebration for 250 guests, this DIY vase is a great solution. Each vase design will take you…

December 20, 2012 11:41 am(0)

Glass paperweights make quick, artistic gift

Glass paperweights make quick, artistic gift

Want to add a piece of art to your desk or bookshelf? Make one of these beautiful paperweights for yourself or as a quick and easy handmade gift. These paperweights, made with decoupage and a glass candle votive,…

December 20, 2012 10:36 am Photos

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Create your own river rock welcome mat

Create your own river rock welcome mat

Although these projects can be a little time consuming for those who obsess over every detail of a project, it is still super easy and unbeatably cheap!

December 19, 2012 2:46 pm(1)

Use Plexiglas to make a memorable holiday ornament

Use Plexiglas to make a memorable holiday ornament

When I was in kindergarten, we made holiday ornaments from clay. My friends created Christmas trees and candy canes, while I fashioned a bright yellow flower.

December 18, 2012 2:48 pm Photos

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Use cardstock cutouts to decorate your kid's room

Use cardstock cutouts to decorate your kid's room

Decorating my daughter’s nursery has been so much fun! I decided I wanted to do some butterflies in her room. I was looking around my stash of craft stuff and saw some pretty blue cardstock that I knew would mat…

December 12, 2012 9:35 am(0)

Make a doll bed from a recycled tray

Make a doll bed from a recycled tray

I'm a yard-sale and thrift-shop junkie. I love finding old items and turning them into something new. When it comes to creating kids toys, the sky is the limit with what can be made. With a little paint a side t…

December 12, 2012 9:30 am(0)

Create a diaper carrier fit for a Costco shopper

Create a diaper carrier fit for a Costco shopper

This project came from two desires melded into one. First, I have loved this fabric for a while (the dinosaurs one, and then I found that cute green polkadot to match) and wanted to make something with it. And d…

December 05, 2012 9:37 am(0)

Make a huanted terrarium for Halloween

Make a huanted terrarium for Halloween

When I was little, I loved making terrariums. Any type of small world that I could create made me so happy. Terrariums are easy to customize -- from the jar to the plants to the little figurines you can add to te…

October 18, 2012 3:00 pm(0)

Recycle a milk jug into a pinata

Recycle a milk jug into a pinata

Halloween is all about kids and candy, so why not combine the two and create a kid-friendly, parent-approved, recycled pinata? The structure for the pinata is a 1-gallon water or milk jug. You will be surprised …

October 15, 2012 9:23 am(0)

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