February 1, 2015
Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Spring, Wreaths
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Make this cheerful wreath to shine through the winter gloom and add some sunny spring decor to your home!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own sunny wreath:
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January 31, 2015
Craft Trends, Crafts, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts
Since moving into my new house I have been on the look out for budget friendly decorating tips. I’ve been scouring antique malls for solid inexpensive furniture and searching the internet for inspiring tutorials to personalize and refurbish my furniture finds. Decoupage with favorite fabrics and card stock and Mod Podge seems like one of the most inexpensive, fun ways to make over furniture. Here are some of the best tutorials for projects I’m excited to try out.
I was reluctant about setting up my office and filing system until I found this great tutorial on making over metal file cabinets. What a brilliant idea, and a great way to inspire me to keep up with my paperwork.
Decoupage out of Control – Sunflowerlin
This step by step tutorial offers valuable expertise and excellent tips for mastering the art of Decoupaging Furniture. I’d like to re-make a table like this one for my little niece who is just learning to read and write and loves crafting!
How to Decoupage Furniture – Refunk My Junk
I can’t wait to try the techniques used to remake this chest of drawers. The process is a bit involved, but the tutorial is easy to follow and the end result is stunning!
Bow Front Bird Chest – LindyCottageHill
I’m always finding fabric and saving it for when I’ll know how to use it, but the idea of actually ‘reupholstering’ furniture is completely out of my league, that’s why I love this craft! What a great, inexpensive way to use garage sale chairs and fun fabric to redecorate.
DIY “Upholstered Chair” – All Things Thrify Posted by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
Here’s another in depth tutorial on how to Decoupage Furniture. This one shows how to decoupage an entire chest of drawers. Now that I’ve seen this beauty, I need to find some pretty blue and white paper and/or fabric for my own furniture finds.
Using Decoupage – Poppytalk
This tutorial uses Tin Foil to decoupage a nightstand. What a brilliant way to use what you have to create a much sought after style.
Tin Foil Nightstand – Vintage Revivals
January 30, 2015
Wait – where did January go? Can you believe it’s already the last Free Stuff Friday of the month? Let’s get right to our latest prize, enter to win a beginner’s sewing prize pack!
This week’s pack includes 2 Threads Industry insiders DVDs and a Signature Threads cone and bobbins pack!
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 is your favorite homemade meal?
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January 29, 2015
Bunting & Garlands, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Valentine's Day
Decorate your home with everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy this season. This garland will brighten up your mantel or doorway with fun phrases and lovely pastels! Look up some of your favorite conversation heart phrases to add to your garland, or create your own to personalize for your Valentine.
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How to Make It:
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January 28, 2015
Crafts, Home Decor, Needlearts, Sewing
By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get more organized? It is definitely a great resolution. Why not start with all the cords in your living space and use up some of the scraps of fabric you’ve been hoarding at the same time? We all have tons of electronics and it seems like everyone has a different cord. I can easily take over multiple drawers. Make this Cord Keeper Roll-up and get all those cords organized!
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January 27, 2015
Cardmaking, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Valentine's Day
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From Peg’s Crafting Corner
It’s time to start planning for Valentine’s Day! I know, many of us are still recovering from the holidays that have passed, but the new ones are quickly approaching and it’s time to honor the ones we love with a special card this Valentine’s Day. This Love Notes card is perfect for a man or woman and is easy to make using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
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January 26, 2015
Crafts, Kid's Crafts
If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
There are many creative ways to incorporate science and education into your crafting time. Awe-inspiring projects with household products are the perfect way to add a little excitement to learning with your children. Here are some great ways to craft and learn at the same time!
Easy Bird Treats
These recycled bird feeders will be done in no time with plenty of opportunities to learn about local birds. The wintertime is especially great to teach kids about the availability of food during the colder months, and why it’s important to help out our feathered friends.
Dancing Oobleck – Housing a Forest
Oobleck is so much fun alone and can teach about different states of matter, but putting it on top of a subwoofer can also help kids learn about sound waves!
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