Free Sampler Quilt Workshop

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I am so excited that Janeen van Niekerk is back from her summer break. I can now introduce her new, free quilting workshop that’s just marvelous! I had asked her to design a quilting project for Fall. And she created this gorgeous modern 9-block sampler quilt pattern in rustic Fall colors*. And so here is […]

Bina Wrap Pattern Extra: How to Roll Edges + Fall Fashion LINKY PARTY

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:: This free video sewing tutorial on ‘How to Hand-roll Fabric Edges’ is a Bina Wrap Pattern Supplement. Following the video is our FALL FASHION LINKY PARTY :: One of my darling readers wrote …. She suggested to add this free video tutorial by Hermes.com to our free sewing pattern for Bina Wrap cardigans and […]

Organizing Tips: Back to School …. and to Order!

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:: Organizing Tips :: I don’t know about you but besides the fun excitement of your kids going back to school, in a new grade, seeing old friends and making new ones, I relish the fact that it is time to come back to my own. Life as I know it was meant, in the […]

Rustic Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts Recipe

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:: Enjoy a lovely evening dinner with this fast, easy & delicious summer fruit dessert. Learn how to make this rustic rhubarb & strawberry tarts recipe ::     I could have easily have called this ‘how to create a fabulous dessert when you have ‘nothing’ in the house. I just LOVE how these tarts […]

DIY Natural Arrangement

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Showing off what’s in the garden is just so easy for  a joyful summer table flower arrangement.  Tammy from One More Time Events shares another table centerpiece using recycled glass filled with greens. When I do this myself at home, I usually aim for lots and lots of color. However, seeing how classy ‘all green’ […]

Pallet Furniture + DIY Crafts :: Directory of Free Projects

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Over the years, I have featured quite a few of fabulous free DIY woodworking projects. Many of these involved recycled wooden pallets, transformed into beautiful shabby chic pallet furniture. You can search by the tag ‘pallets’ on this site to find many of these DIY projects. However, today, I thought I should put all recycled […]

3 Cool Rubber Band Bracelets Designs

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Have loom bands yet invaded your neck of the woods. Well, they sure have conquered London and Brighton, UK. They are everywhere. Yes, the tutorials that come with the inexpensive loom band packages are rubbish. But then again, what do you expect for a dollar.     Do not despair. Making loom band bracelets is […]

20 Delicious Back to School Treats: Breakfast, Snacks and Lunches

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Whether you wish for back to school treats such as cupcakes, muffins or donuts; back-to-school lunch box ideas, breakfast or teacher treats, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 unique, beautiful, delightful and easy-to-do back-to-school treats to make. Either with your kids or for your kids.   Now, we don’t all have toddlers any longer. […]

DIY Decorating on a Budget with hand-dyed Hydrangea Blooms

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:: How to hand-dye Hydrangea Blooms and place them into Fall Decorations :: As part of our ongoing series of beautiful decorating on a budget, today, Tammy from One More Time Events, shares some wonderful DIY ideas by re-using and altering some summer accessories as a base for early Fall decorations. Here Tammy focuses on […]

DIY Vignette with Recycled Bottle Candle Holder

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Fun summer recycled crafts project: Quick, Easy and Fun Candle Stick Holder with recycled soda pop bottle.  This DIY project at FineCraftGuild.com is written by contributing author Tammy Henderson from OneMoreTimeEvents.com.     Hi Everyone! Today, I thought it would be fun to share a fun project  using  a recycled carbonated bottle.   While enjoying […]

66 Alternative Coffee Filter Uses

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Well, over the years we have mentioned quite a few alternative coffee filter uses. Including how to create this amazing coffee filter prom dress, stunning runway-quality evening paper dresses.  Of course, smaller decorative projects such as DIY coffee filter Christmas trees are an old favorite on our site as well. But ** 66 **  different, […]

Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

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:: Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe :: Today, I would like to showcase one of our international readers from Osnabruck, Germany,  who writes in German at Meine Kochlust (translated: my love for cooking). I am lucky enough to have studied German in school.   So when she posted a recipe in German for a super-delicious-looking Cherry […]

How to Personalize Back to School Supplies

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Going back to school isn’t always fun for some kids with all the homework to come.  Tammy Henderson is coming to the rescue with this back-to-school home décor tutorial.  Creating, personalizing and styling a space of their own may make doing their homework a more enjoyable, with a few stickers, block shelves with their initials, […]

How to Make Decoden Bow Necklaces

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Here’s a simply sweet tutorial for polymer clay bow necklaces.   Transform a handful of  polymer clay and a few jewelry findings into cool accessories that finds its inspiration in decoden. So easy, so Hello-Kitty-ish, so girly, so decoden ~ so perfectly aligned with the times. Want to learn how to make this double bow […]

33 Trendy Pom Pom Crafts

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I am bringing you trendy pom pom crafts today. My line-up of top notch pom pom crafts is inspiring. So inspiring in fact, that after reviewing all these fun pom pom craft ideas, I created this pom pom necklace to go with my summer polka dot dress. Like it? Pom Pom Necklace Tutorial It’s a […]

How to Hang a Floating Shelf

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I hope you all have been enjoying may past few post as much as I have creating and sharing them with you here on Fine Craft Guild. While I have been sharing a lot of outdoor centerpieces using recycled items.   Today I would like to share something I have found quite challenging, until now. […]

Nautical Decorative Pillows – Sewing Pattern

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  Today I thought to share with you the very first project I have made with my new sewing machine, that I bought a few weeks ago at Amazon. I bought this one: and I can not no be happier with it.   I highly recommend it, and I think I should write a post about […]

Quilted Organizing Baskets :: Free Sewing Pattern

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Get organized for good with these lovely quilted organizing baskets for every room and season. Size matters when it comes to baskets.   Reduce clutter throughout the house.  These handy cloth baskets let you organize scraps in your craft room, or the cutlery in your living room.   The free quilting course for beginners at  Fine […]

Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial: Darling Tunic w Ruffle Straps

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Here’s a Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial. It’s a great, free sewing pattern + instructions to make a darling girl toddler summer tunic dress with ruffled straps and an elastic back. It’s presented here as a short tunic, but I would lengthen it to make it into a full dress that you could wear with/without leggings […]

Glamour DIY Pineapple Centerpiece

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Learn how to transform food scraps into a festive Pineapple Centerpiece. Celebrate life. Create Pineapple Splendor. Tammy Henderson will teach how to glamorize your home with this tutorial on how to festively decorate your summer outdoor table. With the mere pineapple scraps!   Today I would like to share how to pull together a wow-worthy […]

White Tunic Summer Dress

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Hi guys. I told you I just bought a new sewing machine and have gone crazy designing and sewing. I just made this white tunic summer dress aka beach cover-up dress. What do you think of my new dress? It took me about 2 hours making the pattern, working out the details, getting a good […]

DIY Quick Moss Garden Planters

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Oh, you are going to all love me for this one.  Did you know that you can quickly grow moss by applying just one simple recipe? Go figure! Even if you live in the newest apartment, you can quickly create that ‘grandma cottage garden’- look and feel. Oh, it’s so cool. I’d say that a […]

HST Block Wall Hanging or Pillow Cover

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Hi all! It’s your free quilting course again today. Quilt Instructor Janeen van Niekerk created this gorgeous HST block for us, incorporating the quilting techniques she taught us in the last two quilting workshops.  She wrote to me that it’s intended as a wall hanging, but oh, me the decorator, immediately, instinctively called it the […]

About Rose, Touring through Blogland

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Hello everyone! Today, I’m participating in a tour through Blogland and hope you enjoy the tour with me.   I was invited by Tammy from OneMoreTimeEvents.com. I discovered Tammy and her wonderful home decorating style through our linky party.  She posted a simple little tutorial on how to make exquisite golden marbled eggs and use […]

LINKY PARTY + Photography Tip: How to Shoot Heart Framed Photos

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Before the linky party, here’s first a great photography tip for you to frame your loved ones. Next time you sipping coffee at a lovely terrace overlooking the ocean or so, create some unique vacation pictures and do this. You can do this taking all kinds of pictures of your family on vacation. Actually, this […]

How to Adjust the Straps on Wooden Watches

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This totally amazing wooden watch was just delivered.   I have to confess: I am kinda jealous. You see, when I was approached by JORD to review their wooden watches for them, I as I felt it would be best for Michael to receive have the watch afterwards, as he has nice olive skin and […]

Budget Wedding Table Centerpieces Howto

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Budget Wedding Table Centerpieces do not have to look cheap! Here’s a howto tutorial for beautiful nearly-free centerpieces.   Hi, Fine Craft Guild readers… I am excited to share with you another recycled project.  Most of my projects have been done with glass and my last one was done on how to use your beverage […]

Best Summer Craft Books for Kids

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We are featuring lots of cool crafts for kids yearround. Now in summer, as I don’t want kids to be hoovering around the computer all day, my suggestion is to go beyond Pinterest for a change and refer back to some good-old Summer Craft Books for Kids .   Summer Craft Books for Kids are […]

DIY Decorative Mirrors w/ Recycled Egg Carton Paper Flowers

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DIY Decorative mirrors with recycled paper flowers are shabby chic home décor accessories for guest bedrooms or other area of home that need some extra romance. This DIY project is a really cool crafts for kids as well that uses recycled materials.  It is one of many at the Fine Craft Guild. Every day we […]

How to Sew Half Square Triangles for Quilts – part 2

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