Alcohol Ink Key Hook

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey

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I am notoriously bad at remembering my keys. In the past few weeks I have locked myself out of my apartment twice and my car once. This fact is proven by the bent screen that is sitting in my kitchen right now from where my boyfriend broke into the apartment to save us from being locked out for hours. So not only are these key hooks necessary to keep me organized, they were also a great excuse to play with a new medium I haven’t used before, alcohol ink. These key hooks were surprisingly easy to make, though I did encounter some bumps along the way.

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Kids’ Crafts: Science Experiments

Hands on science experiments and crafts that incorporate the scientific process are valuable learning experiences that can give your child confidence and a foundation for understanding science in school. What better time to experiment and get messy than during school vacation! Here are some of my favorite scientific crafts to do with the whole family. These are all fun for toddlers, school aged children, and grown ups.

Do you remember building your own volcano for science projects in grade school? Here’s a fun tutorial to share with kids of all ages. This activity is both engrossing and a little messy…

Volcano Science ExperimentLove, Play, Learn

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

It’s the best part of Monday, time to announce this week’s Free Stuff Friday winner. Congratulations to… Stacie! Enjoy your new beads!

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This week’s prize includes 3 bead packs, Jolee’s Jewels, Dress It Up Chunky Beads, and 2 Making Memories Chains!

The winning answer to “What’s your go-to summer meal when it’s too hot to cook?” is…

“My favorite summer dish to make when its to hot to cook is my mother’s English pea salad with Turkey Club Sandwiches”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

 

DIY Planters

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

As I have discovered over the past few years, at times, it’s hard to make dorm rooms and apartments feel like home. The smaller space, combined with knowledge that this is not a permanent residence constantly brewing in the back of my mind, sometimes keep me from decorating to my hearts content. One thing I have missed whilst moving from dorm to dorm is plants. I grew up in a home where indoor plants were abundant and there is something soothing to me as a Pacific North-Westerner of being constantly surrounded by green. This craft trend of DIY Planters (especially the ones of the smaller variety) may be the perfect thing to ensure that the apartment I’m moving into in the fall can be another home away from the ones of my childhood.

House Number Planter - Think Crafts

House Number Planter - Think Crafts

This House Number Planter is the perfect way to customize the outside of an apartment or home and also provide a welcoming look. I love the idea that this is both a great decoration and a practical way to make it easier to recognize your apartment or living space from the others in the area.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone! We are happy to bring you another amazing prize pack! This week, our lucky winner will receive a Bead Grab Bag!

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This week’s prize includes 3 bead packs, Jolee’s Jewels, Dress It Up Chunky Beads, and 2 Making Memories Chains!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What’s your go-to summer meal when it’s too hot to cook?

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Craft Bloopers Drawing 2015

It’s that time of year again. The time to embrace our bloopers and tell stories of past mistakes. Not only is this a chance to make each other laugh with our previous blunders, it’s a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate at CreateForLessThough these bloopers may provide us with laughs, deep down the humor comes with the understanding that we too, have been there. Let us know your biggest or best crafting bloop at the 2015 Craft Bloopers Drawing!

I’ll start with one of my own follies:

One day, returning from the art building at my school where I had been making a notebook using book binding, I went into my room and opened my backpack. To my surprise instead of a pen, I found a mess of rubber cement. I had failed to screw the lid on all the way and my full bottle of rubber cement had spilled all over the contents of my backpack. Luckily this was not the pocket with my textbooks and notes, but rather all of my crafts supplies, pens, and a now very sticky water bottle. I spent the next few hours attempting to do some damage control, but my xacto knife and backpack were never the same. Moral of the story, don’t mess around with rubber cement. I think I almost caused my roommate to pass out just from the fumes.

Here of some of last year’s submissions to get you inspired:

Craft Blooper 1

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