Posts in the Category: Crafts

Paint Chip Dollhouse

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Our challenge this month for Eileen Hull‘s Inspiration Team was to create a project using her Sizzix dies in collaboration with Crescent products, in particular the new Crescent Photo Mat…

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Rubber Tire Dog Bed

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I don’t know why I can’t resist a cute dog bed, since my dogs would really rather sleep in mine. But here’s one I just made that is super cute, made from…

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Floral and Leaf Blazer

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I’ve been in a floral clothing kick this spring, so when I received my Sizzix dies this month for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team challenge, I decided I’d “make it work”…

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How to Make Faux Mercury Glass

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I love the word “faux.” It makes “fake” sound fancy, since it’s French. We should turn all pejorative words French so they sound better. N’est-ce pas? Anyway, I wanted to make some…

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Wire Hanger Christmas Tree

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For all those people who want a Christmas tree but don’t have room to put one, here’s a flat tree that hangs on the wall. And it’s made from up-cycled…

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How to Make Paint Swirl Ornaments

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Let’s have a paint swirl ornament party! It’s really fun filling these clear ornaments with paint and swirling them around to get beautiful marbleized patterns. For the step-by-step instructions, see my…

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Birch Branch Reindeer

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As someone who was never good at shop class in junior high, I am always proud of myself when I can tackle a project that requires a handsaw and drill….

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Hipster Birch Branch Menorah

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birch menorah

Okay, it’s not the Menorasaurus Rex, but this easy DIY menorah made from a birch branch is pretty hipster. For the complete tutorial, see my article in the Jewish Journal.