Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs

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:: Learn how to Make Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs :: Cheer up a dozen of natural or Styrofoam eggs with shapes and patterns from decorative tissue paper and make them into unique Easter table decorations.       Introduction This is a cool crafts for kids as it does not require perfect cuttings. Just roughly […]

DIY Bookmarks Competition for World Book Day

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The other day, we made a gazillion different designs for bookmarks for kids (and their moms, dads, grannies and friends). After an hour or two, our creative juices were really flowing and some awesome designs just popped out, some in a matter of minutes. Other bookmarks had more detailed designs.   Here’s the full story. […]

Linky Party Time :: LINK UP your creative projects!

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UPDATED NOTE Mar 5: …. For 3 more hours you can link up at this party. Later today, we’ll start a fresh new party…., with new features of the week. Join now, and/or join later… In any case: Welcome back! Thank you so much for your contributions last week. I managed to visit almost all […]

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers. We made about a thousand paper flowers around here. In every shape or form possible. In fact, we found that the more paper flowers you make, the more creative you get making them. My favorite one is a red crepe paper flower, which has a yellow heart from recycled […]

Runway-inspired, 4-year-Old Makes Own Incredible Paper Dresses

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Whether you want summer dresses, evening dresses, maxi dresses, or party dresses ~ leave it to this 4 year old. She’ll make you one fabulous dress, out of paper.  This little girl is amazing.  Inspired by local events such as trips to the zoo and after seeing some runway show photos, she has made an […]

Happy Chinese New Year of the Green Wooden Horse

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Gong Ho Fai Choi! Happy Chinese New Year!   We have landed in the year of the green wooden horse. In it’s honor I have designed a free wooden horse card, which I am all sharing with you today, and show you how to make your own as well.   New Year, New FineCraftGuild After […]

TP Stamp Art Cards

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Cool crafts for kids! So simple, even your 2-year-old can do it. Toilet Paper Roll Stamp Art! Toilet paper rolls make instant stamps. Besides stamping the obvious circle, it’s easy to fill each circle with hearts and flower stamps. Pretty!! Make your own Valentines Day card, Mothers Day card, Fathers day card, Get-well card…. Add […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely Valentine […]

Time for a linky PARTY :: Open Now !

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Hello again! Welcome to our party today! Be sure to check out our Christmas – section for last minute Christmas ideas. I am emigrating to London as we speak. But I thought to nonetheless throw a party. The show must go on, right?! No features today, but will show off some of your submissions soon. […]

Paper Doilies Christmas Tree

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First of all, here’s our overview of all alternative Christmas Trees. :: It is been 4 years now that I have covered our all-glass front door with paper doilies. It makes the most beautiful shadow patterns of afternoon sunlight on the walls. Every year, I cut them a bit differently. Usually I post them randomly […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was […]

Time for a Party !!!! Come LINK UP!

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Hi, all. Welcome back. It’s linky party time again. Here are some highlights of this multi-week party so far. Party Features: 1. A very Pretty Pantry Makeover. Boy, you will find this all inspirational. Yes, no fine craft other than the fine craft of living. But who would not love to go into this pantry […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with me […]

A touch of Romance :: Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Halloween over. What are we going to hang up next?  Too early for Christmas gear, so how about a bit of romantic cheer? These simple, romantic vintage sheet music hearts are one such thing. image credit: Dreams and Weddings at tumblr Having eloped myself, one might think that I’m not so into weddings. Regarding some […]

Recycled Books Home Décor a la Anthropologie

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  This display is by Anthropologie. Yes, I know. Soo inspirational. My local Italian library keeps on giving away old vintage Italian books. Amazing hey!? Some old books are fabulous with a true vintage looks, others  looks retro ‘60s / 70s, and others … a bit …mmmm… So far, I have picked up 7 old […]

Accordion Paper Fold Vessels

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Origami Art, from 1 sheet of paper. I know: it’s Halloween first, then US Thanksgiving craft, and only then … Christmas, but to me ‘the holidays’ are just one big season of thanksgiving, decorating, baking and gift giving. Hence this post today.     Last year, I made this 50-page series of gift wrapping, tags […]

We Have a Winner!

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Thank you to all of you who participated in the giveaway for the wonderful photo styling by Ahndea May.  The winner is…. Inez Falleyn! Lucky girl. This year, she’ll have beautiful photos of her kids to give to grandparents and well, to keep for herself!  Congratulations, Inez.   For the rest of us, please realize […]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Projects

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Since I updated my article on how to make chicken wire garden ghosts as Halloween garden decorations with what would be the best glow-in-the-dark paint solution, I see glow-in-the-dark Halloween decorating projects everywhere. Let me share two that inspire me most.   1. Glow in the Dark – Mason Jars Image credit: From Panka with […]

Certificate Templates :: Best Halloween Costume

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Want to vote for the best Halloween Costume at your upcoming Halloween Party? I have just made a new addition to my list of free downloadable certificate templates: a certificate template for the Best Halloween Costume.   Like it? Delightful Halloween costumes are one of my favorite aspects of the Halloween celebrations. Kids just look […]

DIY Recycled Paper Basket

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  This recycling crafts project is a fabulous way to use up old newspapers as well as a great way to learn how to weave. Add style and additional organization to every room to your home. These baskets are welcome everywhere except for the bathroom and the mud room ~ too humid at times for […]

10 Best Shark DIY Crafts

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Best of Shark Week. – Just about all of my US friends are still talking #shark and #sharkweek, so I thought to feast all of your eyes and minds on two handfuls of adorable shark-celebrating DIY projects, that you can do before/after seeing the movie… And even if you don’t go and see any scary […]

Art Journaling :: How-to Make an Artsy Envelop

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Are you /your kids having a ‘we have nothing to do’ day? Have a look at this video and you all will be instantly inspired to start an art journal today and/or to design your own envelops for Christmas.   Fabulous. The art technique of layering and layering colors and design elements are so perfectly […]

Home Organization Charts – Free Printable

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Here’s something for your home organization binder. Today I’ve created a freebie for you: a home organization chart! A chore chart, really. With the kids home 24/7 no doubt the house is slowly but surely become a mess. Or at least, a bit messier than usual. If you still want to feel comfortable enough with […]

How to Carve Stamps for Pro’s + an Easy Way for Kids

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Art journaling is really not one technique on its own. It is a soulful pursuit using almost any art making technique under the sun, ranging from drawing, calligraphy/cursive letters, painting, using markers, decoupage, stenciling, stamping, scrapbooking and other paper crafts, ceramics and beading. It’s all how you put it together to have meaning for you. […]

Fish & Shell Prints :: Vintage Images for your Beach House Decor projects

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:: Gorgeous free vintage prints for beach house decorating :: A few years back, I started an interior design & home decorating series of fun summer beach cottage crafts tutorials to help you create a beach cottage styled home, many miles from the beach. To rekindle this series, I thought to give you an update […]

Art Journaling | Scrapbooking Video Tutorial

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HOT TIP OF THE DAY: Last day to enter. Anthropologie Necklace Giveaway (knockoff)! I WANT YOU TO WIN.   Scrapbooking Tutorial  In this free art | journaling | scrapbooking workshop by Dina Wakley you can learn  how to make a really artistic layered tag.     In this free online art video, you will learn […]

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

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Often the youngsters are having all the fun, or so it seems today. Here is another cool crafts for kids – project that is just a jewel of a cool 4th of July crafts for kids !!     The 1,2,3 How-to-Do-this 4th-of-July Crafts for Kids Project   STEP 1.  PREP: Prepare a large sheet […]

11 Gorgeous 4th of July Wreaths

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Fourth of July is just the beginning of REAL summer fun to me. To you too? None here is celebrating it, and frankly, since yesterday, Rome has become summer-hot. However, in my online/international life, I am cherishing all those familiar things that make me feel at home. The 4th of July outdoor barbecues and the […]

Fathers Day Gift Tags

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Cool Crafts for Kids: Free Fathers Day Printables. Further to all the free Fathers Day Cards & Crafts and Fathers Day bookmarks, I recently made you some fabulous last minute Fathers Day Gift tags.  As you know, the series of Fathers Day cards includes a card (and gift ideas) for all types of dads.   Here […]

Funky Glasses as DIY Fathers Day Card

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I’ve been looking for things to add to my array of free last-minute Fathers Day gifts (cards, tags, gift ideas, etc). This free printable for Father’s Day Glasses is a really fun gift card and fits the bill.   You can make this as much of a DIY crafts project as you wish. Print it […]