Category Archives: Craft Trends

Wood Burning

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Wood Burning Tools are relatively inexpensive and a great way personalize items in a rustic and unique way. You can hold them like a pen and create your own works of art to imprint on anything made of wood for a fun embellishment!

Wood Burning on Spoons

You can find plain wooden spoons for very little money all over the place. They make a perfect personalized add on to a housewarming gift or for Mother’s Day!

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Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day

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One of the best things about giving homemade is the opportunity to create something unique and special for the recipient. That’s why I’m a huge fan of taking the time to really personalize my homemade gifts. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I can’t think of anything a mother wold love more than a personalized gift from a child or grandchild. Here are my favorite personalized gift ideas.

Nest Pendant

Nest Pendant

Create a unique jewelry piece that represents each child in a mother’s nest. This is a pretty and simply piece of jewelry that makes a great necklace or charm for a charm bracelet.

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Leather Crafting

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Leather is a super versatile craft supply that can make anything look high end. With very little effort, you can have a really nice looking piece that you’ll be proud to show off. If you’re willing to put a little work into your crafting, you can make gorgeous things that look like you purchased them at an expensive boutique. Here are some of my favorite leather crafts.

Leather Cuff Bracelet

Leather Cuff Bracelet

The right hardware can turn a simple piece of leather into a unique statement piece. I love how tough and chic this bracelet looks. It would be great with a pair of jeans or with a black dress for a night out.

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Recycled Crafts for Earth Day

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Earth Day is less than a week away, and it’s our time to shine as crafters. If you’re like me, you’ve hoarded many things that other people would consider garbage. Here are some ideas for those of us who have piles of egg cartons, toilet paper tubes, and plastic containers.

Brown Bag Blank Wreath

Brown Bag Blank Wreath

Create a wreath base for any occasion with materials you likely already have. This wreath is made from cardboard and brown paper bags. Time to raid the recycling bin!

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Nature Crafts

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With spring in full swing, I’m looking for any excuse to spend time in the beautiful weather. But I’m always looking for more time to spend crafting. This collection of crafts using products found in nature is the perfect solution. Spend some time outside gathering materials and create something beautiful!

Pinecone Wreath

Pinecone Flower Wreath

This wreath screams springtime for me with these flowers made from painted pinecones. In the northwest, we have plenty of these around any time of the year, it’s just a matter of going out for a fun walk.

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DIY Organizing

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Now that we’re in the full swing of spring, it’s time to start airing out our houses and cleaning out all of the dust and dirt that comes with staying inside all winter long. It’s spring cleaning season, and in addition to getting down and dirty with baseboards and windows, it’s also a great time to get organized and try to stay organized. Here are some great DIY ways to help.

Recycled Cork Boards

Recycled Cork Boards

These tiny little cork boards are a great way to add some color to an office and keep your notes to yourself organized. You could even implement a color coordinating system so different types of tasks can be pinned to different boards, or each family member could have their own color.

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Garden Art

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Spring is in the air, and right when the weather starts  to warm up, I’m always thinking about a potential garden. I picture something form out of a storybook, but I never really have the time, energy, or money to pull off something that spectacular. Here are some great DIY ways to step up your garden game without breaking the bank.

Tin Can Flowers

Tin Can Flowers

These bird feeders are a great way to add a little color to a garden. They might even stay away from your veggies if they have somewhere else to get their food.

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