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DIY projects made from everyday objects

DIY projects made from everyday objects
Today's post is very special to me, because it’s Crème de la Craft’s 2nd birthday! Thank you all for continuing to read, comment, share, like and pin these little projects of mine. In honor of my blog birthday, I’m posting my first recipe project. I thought the celebration called for a double layer chocolate s'mores cake! The big toasted marshmallows on top are my favorite. And I can report back that it was delicious!

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Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies Awhile back, I wrote a post about Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal that has been very popular with Yummy readers. (Thanks for all of the enthusiastic feedback!) Since then I've been experimenting with a smoothie version of that recipe. In today's post, I'm sharing my 6 favorite flavor varieties along with a formula you can follow for inventing your own smoothie flavor combos. They're easy, can be stored in the fridge for several days; and they can be frozen! Breakfast before school or work, or on the way. Flower Bud Vases from Nail Polish Bottles Got a few empty nail polish bottles laying around? Upcycle them into colorful flower bud vases! What's great about this DIY tutorial is that you probably have most (if not all) of these craft supplies at home, which makes this a really easy and cheap project to make. I always find myself picking flowers from my yard and I love that I now have mini bud vases to display them in. You can use artificial flowers too. Create a bunch and add them to any room for a pop of color!

DIY: mouse ears October 10th, 2011 Meep Meep! Say Cheese!! These little mouse ears are a quick and easy way to throw on a chic Halloween party- fit before hitting the town! Mini Notebook From A Cereal Box I am still a little old-fashioned when it comes to taking notes and I usually have at least two pocket notebooks in my purse at all times (one for craft ideas and the other for making to do lists). I realized that I am also very picky when it comes to choosing the perfect notebook, and for those of you who are like me, I've got a solution for you! Follow the directions below to make your own personalized, budget-friendly pocket journal out of cereal boxes inspired by my favorite Moleskine notebooks. Choose your favorite decorative paper and a stylish button to create the perfect notebook that suits your own style. These were so easy and fun to make, I ended up making for me and three for my friends.

Summer Fun Jars I have to give full credit to my cousin Crystal for this summer fun idea. For the Mudpuppy giveaway she commented: "So this summer me and the kids made a summer fun jar so I don't have to be as creative everyday. Personalized Key Covers from Scrapbook Paper Got some colorful paper? Dress up your keys in just a few minutes! I recently color coded my keys and am excited to share this easy tutorial with you all today. I love this DIY project, because not only is it a practical way to help identify your keys, but it's also a great way to add some color and handmade flair to your key chain. Just pair up any of your keys with your favorite scrapbook paper and you've got a personalized little accessory of your own.

BLOWUP BLOG! Wanna add a little cheer to your outfit? We think tassel necklaces will do just the trick! Not only are the colorful and cute,they are a snap to make! We made this special Holiday Tassel DIY Exclusively for FOAM MAGAZINE. Cashmere Cuff Like Molly, my summers as a kid were filled with the making and trading of friendship bracelets. I would pin vibrant strands of DMC to my jeans or even to my Keds, fervently knotting up bracelets every chance I got. I am thankful Molly has brought them back into our lives here at Purl Soho, but now... I cannot get enough! Loving the nostalgia of the friendship bracelet, but also feeling a bit "adult" since my thirtieth birthday last month, I decided to approach my childhood obsession from a new perspective. And so while I love the electric colors of the classic summertime bracelets, I find myself wanting a tamer palette to accompany the wisdom of my years.

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