Stay Cozy

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Here in Portland, the last few weeks have had much more winter than we’re used to. It’s settled down to our typical rainy days, but we were struggling for a very long time! Because of the super chilly weather, I’ve been making great use of my knitted projects. Make some of your own to stay cozy all winter long!

Simple Cable Scarf

Simple Cable Scarf

Cables make a thicker knitted fabric, which helps create an even cozier scarf. I love the striped pattern and fringe on this scarf, and that it’s so easy to customize!

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Free Stuff Friday!!

So sorry about the mix-up last week! It looks like the Free Stuff Friday post didn’t publish when it should have, and I was out of town! So we’re having a double Free Stuff Friday this week! Enter to win a Perler Bead Kit for your kid or a paper crafting kit for yourself!

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Perler Fused Bead Kits let you create fun, colorful designs and will keep everyone busy for hours. Young and old alike enjoy crafting with Beads. Each kit includes fun shapes, colorful beads, complete instructions and ironing papers. Pegboards and ironing sheets are reusable. Makes over 40 fused bead projects. Includes 8000 beads, 4 pegboards, 2 storage trays, idea booklet, ironing paper, and instructions.

Question of the week:  What was your favorite activity as a kid?

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Enter to win last week’s paper crafting kit here.

Polymer Clay Rainbow Cake Jewelry

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Cute rainbow cake jewelry that looks good enough to eat!

You are never too old for fun cute jewelry, especially when it looks good enough to eat. Have a blast and brighten your craft day up by making your very own rainbow cake jewelry. This would be a great activity for an older teen sleep over.

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Plastic Bottle Pig Planter

By Guest Blogger Rachel from the Blog Doodle and Stitch.

Doodle and stitch is a craft blog full of fun and colourful craft ideas, tutorials and videos for people of all ages and abilities, from DIY home decor to messy kids crafts and everything in between.

Upcycle an old plastic bottle into an adorable pig planter!

A great farmyard animal craft idea for kids – learn how to make a pig planter out of an old plastic bottle!

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Candle Making

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Lighting a candle is the ultimate way to make your home feel more warm and cozy. You can have wonderful scents wafting through the air and a nice, warm, flickering light next to you as you sit with a mug of a warm drink under a blanket. Does it really get any better?

Tissue Paper Transfer Candles

Tissue Paper Transfer Candles

Grab a few super cheap pillar candles and make them look so much more chic with this easy tissue transfer technique. These make great homemade gifts and look so nice in a hurricane jar or just set out on your mantle.

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