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DIY Garden Seed Markers from Recycled Plastic Salad Containers

These free DIY printable garden seed markers are made from recycled plastic salad containers. The packrat in me always kinda feel bad about throwing these plastic salad containers away so thought I’d try to make something useful from them. And I thought that the salad container plastic could make a great waterproof outer case for …

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How to make DIY stepping stones with kids for your garden walkway

Spring is already here and my Must Make This Someday List is really filling up. I totally have ‘eyes bigger than my stomach’ syndrome when it comes to crafting. So I’ve decided to round up another DIY or Buy this time featuring three DIY stepping stone tutorials *plus* some cute handmade options to buy. If …

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Kid’s pillowcase free sewing pattern with secret pocket for nighttime treasures

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or a mobile phone alarm clock (although I recommend putting your phone on airplane mode and turning off the wireless first). I …

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Make your own coasters with ceramic tiles and etching cream {plus Chicago flag free template}

It’s easy to make your own coasters using cheap ceramic tiles and glass etching cream. The effect is subtle but elegant – I just love the gloss/matte white clean white look on these Chicago flag drink coasters that I made as a housewarming/moving gift for my friend Heather. Glass etching cream is traditionally used to etch, …

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How to etch a glass vase + free DIY glass etching template

Etching glass. What a cool DIY way to recycle those generic glass vases from floral deliveries into something that ends up looking pretty darn elegant. And I’m sharing my free monogrammed printable glass etching template (PDF) template with you so you can make your own. This free glass etching template is a monogram inside a …

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Make modern DIY tile coasters with fingerpaint

See how to make modern tile coaters for drinks using fingerpaint! Make modern DIY tile coasters using fingerpaint. This easy fingerprint DIY coasters idea is the perfect DIY gift idea from the kids. I made these modern tile coasters using square ceramic tiles, glossy Mod Podge and my two-year-old’s fingerpainting artwork. Making your own decoupage …

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Free Thanksgiving craft project tutorials: The DIY Round Up

Thanksgiving is around the corner so I thought I’d round up some of my favorite Thanksgiving free craft project tutorials. First: Some easy ways to dress up your turkey table this Thanksgiving with napkin rings and placecards: – Thanksgiving felt leaf napkin rings free craft project tutorial – Thanksgiving felt and paper leaf placecards free …

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Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}

I made these personalized sugar cube wrappers to go along with a bridal shower gift for my friend Debbie. I bought Debbie’s sugar bowl and creamer from her registry (very pretty btw) and filled it with personalized wrapped sugar cubes in her pink and orange wedding colors with her soon-to-be married name: Ten Eyck (yep, …

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DIY Baby Wipes Container Craft to Match Nursery Decor

This DIY baby wipes container craft will put the finishing touch on your nursery decor. My baby wipes box has become a fixture on Elise’s shelf so I thought why not make it extra pretty? So I decided customize it by covering it with fabric. Here’s what the baby wipes pop-up container tub looked like …

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Ring Holder Made From A Recycled Egg Carton

I made this ring holder from a recycled cardboard egg carton as a gift for my friend Debbie’s recent engagement. Would you ever guess that this ring holder was made out of a recycled egg carton if I hadn’t told you? Is this crazy or what? I’ve been eyeing our empty cardboard egg cartons before …

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Hostess or Housewarming Gift Idea: Mint Plant with Teabag Card

I whipped together this easy but clever hostess gift for my friend Wendy’s ‘Welcome Home’ housewarming barbeque: a potted mint plant with a teabag ‘card’ perfect for summer sun tea. Wendy’s new 3-bedroom Chicago condo has a rooftop deck that’s easily the size of a large outdoor beer garden. No kidding, it’s really that huge …

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