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Easy DIY Drink Stirrers for Cocktails

Planning a party soon? Make these easy DIY drink stirrers for your cocktails and mocktails. All it takes is wood sucker sticks, striped washi tape, cardstock paper, a 1″ round craft punch. You can personalize them with any image you like, and it’s quick to make a ton of drink stirrers in just one evening. …

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DIY foam custom koozie can and bottle drink cooler for Dad

Make a DIY custom koozie drink holder to cool Dad’s bottles and cans. It’s an easy and useful DIY Father’s Day gift idea from the kids! I mean, look at this cute little drawing of daddy on his custom drink koozie… Elise and I made this DIY beer cozy together using a bit of foam, …

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Easy DIY jewelry holder to organize necklaces tangle-free

Tired of untangling necklaces? Make an easy DIY jewelry holder using a piece of wood, cup hooks, decorative paper and Mod Podge in just a couple hours. This cute DIY necklace display uses curved hooks to keep necklaces tangle-free. And I’ll show you how to hang the necklace organizer up damage-free on a wall or …

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How to make a headboard slipcover with storage pocket

Make a cheerful DIY headboard slipcover for a bed to quickly and easily change up a bedroom. Because the slipcover is removable, it’s a super cute and inexpensive way to decorate a kid’s room and keep changing it up as they grow. And seriously, how sweetly adorable is this pleated pocket storage pocket? The storage …

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DIY Washable Baby Placemats For Clip-On Chairs

This free pattern for DIY wipeable baby placemat attaches to clip-on highchairs (and restaurant high chairs too!). It covers the table …and unlike baby plates, your little darling can’t throw it onto the floor. I actually came up with this baby placemat pattern a few years back for my daughter, Elise, who is now three. …

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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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DIY gift ideas for tea lovers, coffee fans and hot cocoa junkies

Tea, coffee and hot cocoa: yes, please! Here are some tea, coffee and hot cocoa-related DIY gift ideas and free tutorials from the Ghost of Crafting Past that are perfect for the tea totalers, coffee lovers and hot cocoa hounds on your gift list. Sew your own fabric tea bags for loose tea {free tutorial} …

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Pincushion thread catcher pattern and tutorial

The pincushion thread catcher that my mom gave me years ago is my sewing table’s best friend. Yeah, I know it seems a little grandma-ish but it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of things that are both clever and cute. My free pincushion thread catcher pattern and tutorial is an easy beginner sewing …

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Family coloring book from photos

My niece Madison is universally and deservedly spoiled by all members of our family. I try to make her special handmade Christmas and birthday gifts like this one and that one. With our cross-country family — Madison in Arizona, me and Shane in Chicago and the grandparents in Michigan — I decided to make Madison …

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