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Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment - sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE - rulers - drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS - fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ - 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) - 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages - 3 yards of embroidery floss - mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board Make This - Stab Bound Journal - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This?

Make This - Stab Bound Journal - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This?

If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. But, you can count on each of them being a lot of fun. 15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins « Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas « Kids Crafts

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins « Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas « Kids Crafts

Make Your Own Mini Travel Game Photography by Michael Alberstat It’s easy for kids to get restless during long (or even short) car rides. Luckily, it’s easy to keep them occupied with simple DIYs, such as this travel-friendly version of tic-tac-toe. With just a few inexpensive and easy-to-find materials that you likely already have in your house, a parent or older sibling can put together this cute and colourful magnetic game that little ones will adore. Materials: Make Your Own Mini Travel Game

Birthday Board

Here ya go - - a Tutorial on how to make a Birthday Board! I guess it's about time I do a craft post for ya - I've enjoyed the break but am ready to show you some things that I've been up to - and I'm sure you're ready to read actual craft posts, since this is a craft blog and all :) I made this Birthday Board for Trevor's mom - Trevor is one of 9 kids, so there's a lot of them! Instead of doing the whole family's birthdays, I just did the grandkids and great-grandkids. Birthday Board
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How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video - 5min.com

How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video - 5min.com

Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. That is not that old actually, I bought it and then one day they were gone because they are addicting. But I cleaned it all out.
Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories.

Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Gifts to Make for Your Man

Gifts to Make for Your Man To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » Gifts to Make For Your Man gives you full step-by-step instructions for 40 cool gifts you can make, including everything from wallets to belts to cookies.

Make-up Magnet Board

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. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Make-up Magnet Board

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EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at lightandspoon@gmail.com. I feel melty. | Light&Spoon
you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. you knew i was going to make one.
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! Jersey Knit Bracelet

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

book paper