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See My Pool Noodle Party Decorations in Rachael Ray Everyday Magazine

I’m really excited to share that I’m featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Rachael Ray Every Day™ Magazine …it’s the one with the yummy grilled corn-on-the-cob recipes on the cover. Yay! The article is called “Life Of The Party: Use Your Noodle” and it shows how to make five clever and easy pool noodle …

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How to etch a monogrammed horseshoe beer glass for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

Hey mint juleps, step aside. Make this monogrammed horseshoe beer glass to watch the jockeys race for the Triple Crown. All you need is a $3 beer glass and some etching cream to make a lucky glass. You can use a craft knife like I did or if you own a die cutting machine (lucky!) …

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Stencil a DIY Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Cute, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or Etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but all it took was a scallop stencil by Ed Roth from Stencil1, FolkArt Multi-Surface paint, and my husband’s old gray t-shirt. …

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Handmade Christmas Cards from Recycled Magazines

Thanks to Tesco for sponsoring this post. This DIY project and all opinions are mine. Although many Christmas cards are produced from sustainable sources, nothing beats making your own! Handmade cards are highly personal – both in terms of the uniqueness of the card maker and because they can be tailored to the intended recipient. …

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How to make a DIY winter hat from recycled sweaters

Recycling sweaters into winter hats is an oldie but a goodie because it’s cheap and useful and makes a great DIY gift. Check out this cute recycled sweater hat that Elise and I made from a recycled sweater! Making a hat out of a recycled wool sweater is such a quick project! I think this …

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Cute Thanksgiving place cards DIY using brown paper grocery bags

Transform brown paper grocery bags into cute and easy DIY Thanksgiving place cards that double as napkin rings. How useful! My Thanksgiving place cards DIY uses craft supplies that you probably already have at home so they’re super easy to make last-minute. Keep reading to download my free printable Thanksgiving place cards template. Simple Thanksgiving …

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DIY Pillow from a Pile of Leftover Sofa Fabric Swatches

Make a DIY pillow from a pile of leftover sofa fabric swatches. It takes just an hour or so to put together this pillow with a quilted look that actually doesn’t require any quilting. It was really quick and easy to make and I’ll even show you how to put in a pillow zipper. Oh …

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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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Oatmeal container straw game: fun DIY toddler indoor activity

Today’s indoor craft activity is for toddlers under two years old: it’s a color sorting straw game made out of a recycled oatmeal container. And trust me, it will keep them entertained at home for hours. All you need is an empty Quaker oatmeal canister (or cardboard box), a standard hole punch, a bunch of …

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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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45 vinyl records used as frames for wall art

My DJ friend Chad creates free compilation music mixes for anyone who asks. Being the lucky recipient of many said mixes, I wanted to make Chad something to thank him for the tunes. Chad collects bird-related art and of course loves music so I thought that birds from vintage linen calendars framed by old 45 …

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DIY Chalkboard Baby Food Jars to Track Freshness

Elise is eating solid foods now so I’ve entered the Land of Frozen and Leftover Baby Food. With my brain still set on ‘sleep deprived,’ I put my chalkboard obsession to good use with these recycled, reusable baby food jar lids to help me track it all. Hooray for re-writable lids and Chalk Ink food-safe …

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