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Happy Hour Projects: Wire Wrapped Tree Happy Hour Projects: Wire Wrapped Tree Well, voting is now closed for this week’s challenge at One Artsy Mama, which means it’s big reveal day here! I’m so excited to show you my entry. Did you go vote? I am happy to say that while I didn’t win this round overall (the competition was pretty impressive!) I am advancing to round 2. The theme is Mod Podge, so stay tuned next week!
Cocoagraph - Chocolate Photograph Co.Cocoagraph - Custom Chocolate Photograph Bars
I have a super busy week planned, so I thought I'd get a jump on posting. I love it when I find an idea that I can easily copy replicate. Not so long ago, I found a photo on Pinterest that showed a Pride and Prejudice quote, written onto a white mug. Lemonade Makin' Mama: Express yourself in porcelain

Lemonade Makin' Mama: Express yourself in porcelain

101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that! Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. I wish I could share a photo of each one, but my blog would most likely blow up…ha!

101 Pretty Printables {free}

Halloween Crafts on Pinterest - Being Alison
Make a mailable slice of cake I have so many friends and family members that always say "I wish you could mail me a birthday cake!" ... well, now I can send them a slice.

Cake postcard tutorial

Cake postcard tutorial
I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is.

How to cut glass

How to cut glass
One-bag plastic flowers One-bag plastic flowers Use these easy flowers to decorate gifts. Each flower requires only one plastic grocery bag. 1. Cut the handles and bottom off bag
We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves. I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board.

Make-up Magnet Board

Make-up Magnet Board

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best!
Edit Article Edited by Sondra C, Jack Herrick, Krystle, Dave Crosby and 97 others A hollow book can be a nifty way to hide something, whether it's a spare key, a secret note, or even money. Most people wouldn't think to browse your library for private or personal things. It's also a great way to pass something to someone discreetly--an unsuspecting onlooker will just think you're sharing a very good read! Ad How to Make a Hollow Book

How to Make a Hollow Book

By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart. When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials

How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders @Craftzine.com blog

How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders @Craftzine.com blog
Paper Projects

Sewing

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011

The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff. You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Take an hour and go to a home hardware store and really browse around to discover some of these wonders of the modern world. You can also look online at some great catalogs that sell woodworking supplies, and find a great assortment of fine tools that you can use to repair almost anything.

25 clever ideas to make life easier

Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had!
08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. After searching the world over to find a torch that was affordable and atypical I came to the conclusion that unless I wanted wicker or bamboo, I needed to be a bit more resourceful.

Wine bottle to Tiki Torch How-to

Recycle pizza boxes into wall art

Art for pizza lovers! BTW our pizza is delivered with a wax paper insert on the bottom of the box, so the boxes were clean. I wouldn't recommend using pizza boxes with food stains! I already had this idea in mind, but was going to use polystyrene blocks. But why buy polystyrene when I can recycle pizza boxes and create art for my home, and for the kids' rooms as well.