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Cover Button Necklace

Jewelry making is not my thing. I think my jewelry making skills stopped somewhere in the 5th or 6th grade because I have never really made it past stringing beads onto stretchy cord, or making friendship bracelets, and those I haven’t done in a very long time.

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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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Kids’ Crafts: Father’s Day

As it has annually for the past 21 years of my life, Father’s Day 2016 has snuck up on me. In my defense, I didn’t really care much about holidays for the first 5 or 6 years. However, now I don’t have an excuse, and with these awesome DIY gifts, neither do you! Disclaimer: I sought out all of these crafts with my own dad in mind, because I think he’s pretty cool, so they all have a little Papa Hill essence to them!

Glasses Case

Is it a rule that all dads have about a million pairs of reading glasses? Or is that just mine? Papa Hill buys multi packs or readers about once every month or two because he either loses them or ruins them. Problem solved with this nifty craft that keeps your glasses free from scratches and easy to find!

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DIY Tie Organizer

DIY Tie Organizer for Father's Day

Father’s day is just around the corner. This year instead of going with the universally accepted and oh so very common Father’s Day gift, a tie, I decided I would make my dad something to organize all those ties he has received in the past.

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Wine Cork Bath Mat

Bath Mat 1

A few weeks ago, my mom called me with a wedding present idea for a wine loving cousin that is getting married this fall…a Wine Cork Bath Mat. She asked for help making it, and as any good daughter would do, I took over and decided to make it for her. This bath mat is a little time consuming, I mean you do have to drink a lot of wine to get the corks, but so much fun.

PS. You can buy used wine corks online so you don’t really have to drink all that wine, or just use new cork stoppers.

PPS. If you know said cousin getting married, please don’t tell.

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Kids’ Crafts: Wreaths

We love making wreaths for all the seasons. You can get pretty creative when making wreaths with kids and use a variety of household and crafts materials to make some unique seasonal decor. Here are some of my favorites.

Dip Dyed Craft Sticks create a beautiful sunburst effect which is fun to make and guaranteed to brighten any door this season. This would also work well for making a sunburst mirror for the kids’ room.

Craft Stick WreathBabble Dabble Do

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