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Today I’m sharing my paper bead jewelry DIY ideas that celebrate spring. I designed four pieces of bright and cheery paper bead jewelry — paper bead necklaces, paper bead bracelets, and paper bead earrings — inspired by my favorite spring flowers: daffodils, hyacinths, violets, tulips, and azaleas. Keep reading to see how to roll paper …

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Say Happy Mother’s Day with this modern DIY Mother’s Day wreath using ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers! Today’s paper craft project gives you both a great DIY gift idea for Mother’s Day plus a chance to win $500. Keep reading to see how to enter to win. Today I’m sharing an easy paper craft project that you can …

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It’s almost the end of the year — have you been reminiscing like me? I’ve been thinking about time passing and years changing so for this month’s color palette I’d like to share my vintage linen calendar tea towel collection with you. Have you seen vintage linen calendar tea towels before? Linen calendar dish towels …

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco to celebrate its new home delivery service in Chicagoland. All opinions and text are mine. #JewelDelivers #ad Hey Chicagoans, were you as taken by surprise as I was by last week’s snow? ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ The temperature dip down to wintertime levels makes …

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Looking for a cheerful and bright Christmas color palette? Get inspired by my red, green, pink, yellow and blue colors for Christmas. This time of year bursts with traditions and memories. When I was a kid, the wooden German Christmas ornaments on our family’s Christmas tree were always my favorite. Pulling these cute little guys …

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Here’s a new bright Fall color palette to inspire your Thanksgiving table decor this year. This orange, green and light green color palette is inspired by our sister trip to Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos and the orange and green heirloom pumpkins that you’re seeing all over pinterest. My October fall …

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Today I’m sharing a fall-inspired apple color palette with shades of red, pink, green and yellow. Have you ever visited an apple orchard? It’s fun to see all the apple varieties with so many different colors and flavors and wander through the serene rows of apple trees. My September red, pink, green and yellow bright …

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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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Get ready to grab the brass ring! This summer we’ve been riding carousel animals. ? ☀️ ? My August orange, purple, teal and blue summer color palette is inspired by the many creative color combinations on vintage wooden carousel animals like this sassy tiger… Everyone else seems to be going back to school already but …

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Fruit and veggie stamp your own DIY reusable grocery bags and say goodbye to both paper and plastic. This eco-friendly shopping tote is really easy to make …and very hard to screw up ? And there are so many possibilities, even carrot polka dots! Did you ever veggie stamp with potatoes when you were a …

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This yellow, pink-pink and purple summer color palette was inspired by at a cute miniature golf course ?️ ⛳ ☀️ I like that it feels super 80’s and nostalgic, like the best kind of throwback summer. I mean, look at all these colors of golf balls! Elise and Liam and Shane and I each chose …

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Here’s a classic summer color palette inspired by a classic frozen treat: Bomb Pops. Summer reminds me of being a kid in the 80’s eating Bomb Pops quickly before they melted in the Indiana heat. And this modern Bomb Pop is actually Chicago pothole art by one of my favorite creatives, Jim Bachor. Yep, I …

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Did you have LEGO® bricks when you were growing up? Or maybe your kids have LEGOs® strewn around your house right now? ? I just love their bright colors and creative potential. My May color palette inspiration for you is Solar Yellow™, Cosmic Orange™, Re-entry Red™, Gamma Green™ and Blast-Off Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers.

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Congratulations, folks, it’s March which means we made it through winter. Whew! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m finding unexpected rainbows across Chicago. This little pot of graffiti gold was hiding down a side street that I happened to turn down on my walk home… And last week the kids and I found this …

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