Toadstools

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So, mushrooms may be the food that I hate the most. Being a vegetarian, it can be a little difficult to hate mushrooms as much as I do, but I just can’t develop a taste for them. Mushrooms that you don’t eat, on the other hand? I love them, I think they’re adorable. That’s why I love a good toadstool project like these.

Pebble Fairy Mushrooms

Pebble Fairy Mushrooms

Both kids and adults can have fun making these toadstools to decorate the garden. Make them in classic toadstool colors or have fun coming up with your own color combinations.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

It’s Friday, which means we have another wonderful prize to give away. One lucky winner will receive a pair of Fiskars Total Control Mixed Media Scissors!

Fiskars Total Control Mixed Media Scissors – Ideal for precisely cutting burlap, tape, chipboard, adhesive and much more. Ergonomically sculpted handle rests in the palm of your hand offering exceptional control and comfort.

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 craft supply can you never have too much of?

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Ask the Experts: Stamping & Embellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I love the look of shading in many of the cards I see, but I’m not good at coloring stamped images. Is there a way to get that look without coloring?

A:  The new Spellbinders 3-D stamps will give you just the look you are wanting.  These stamps have the shaded areas already done for you so that all you have to do is ink it and stamp the image on your paper.

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Color Block Mirror Magnets

DIY Mirror Magnets in no time!

Sometimes you just need an easy craft that can be finished in minutes. For me, I almost always turn to making magnets when I need something to do with my hands while just passing time. I decided to grab some of my favorite paint colors and make these colorful and fun magnets to brighten up my fridge!

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Paper Lanterns

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make a pretty string of lanterns for a party, or just to decorate your home. Because they’re battery operated, you can hang them where you like–no need for an outlet.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, wrap a piece of your scrapbook paper snugly around the edge of your tea light to figure out how wide your pieces of paper need to be. Mark, and cut the paper width to size.

Then, figure out how tall you want the lanterns to be, and mark and cut your paper.

Fold your paper in half length-wise.

Cut slits evenly spaced along the folded edge, getting no closer than 1/4-inch to the top edge. Unfold the paper.

Wrap the edge of your paper around the base of the tea light (totally hiding the candle), so the candle flame is facing up into the lantern, and adhere the paper to the candle with your hot glue. The candle is going to be the TOP of your lantern, because if the candle is on the bottom of the lantern, it’s weight pulls the paper too much, and you lose the nice lantern shape. So, if you want the design on your paper to be right-side up, glue accordingly.

Carefully line up the side seam of your lantern, and use a bit of hot glue to adhere the edges together, being careful to evenly line up the top edge.

Cut a small length of twine, and glue into a “u” shape on the top of your lantern.

I varied the shape of my lanterns by gluing a solid sheet of paper into a cylinder around the candle first, and then gluing a cut lantern piece over the top. You can also cut your slits different widths to vary how they look.

Hang your lanterns on their own, or cut a long piece of twine, and string all the lanterns together.

The flickering of the battery operated candles really makes these little lanterns extra pretty.

Happy crafting!

Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

Happy Monday! Let’s celebrate with this week’s Free Stuff Friday winner announcement. Congratulations to…Jean Snider! Enjoy your “Gorjuss” new paper pack!

Docrafts Santoro Gorjuss Ultimate 4A Die Cut & Paper Pack- This postal collection ultimate pack is full of inspiration and includes: 18 die cut sheets, 22 papers, and 8 decoupage sheets.

The winning answer to “What are your favorite colors to craft with?” is…

     ”I like all colors, and use them according to the project. However, since I tend to make LOTS of Santas and Christmas themed projects, I use a lot of reds and greens!”

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!!

Kawaii Clay Moon Charm

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

The cuteness level is out of this world with this kawaii moon charm. This charm is fun and easy to make!

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