Rare Kelly Handbag: $24.000; but a Paper Model is Free.

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Tweet I just read at CNN that someone is about to pay $24,000 for a ‘rare’ blue Hermes Kelly Handbag. Hermes ~ a brand that makes beautiful objects of fine art and distinction. I bought a pair of earrings in that shop once and gave it to the shop assistant who so clearly was more […]

Accordion Paper Fold Vessels

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Tweet Awesome DIY Origami Art, from just 1 sheet of paper. I know: it’s Thanksgiving first and only then the season of Christmas gift wrapping. 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 […]

Best Halloween Ideas + Linky Party

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Tweet Hi everyone! Today is the last linky party day before it’s really Halloween!!   Before I ask you all to link up, I’d like to share some amazing Halloween-themed features. These are some of the Best Halloween Ideas!!   The Features ~ Best Halloween Ideas Halloween Greeting Card This first feature is  fantastic. It’s […]

7 Halloween Scrapbooking Page Layouts

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Tweet Halloween is a time of family memory making. Scrapbooking is a perfect way to make those memories last and to display photos of delightful moments and perfect disguises. Halloween, Thanksgiving and well the holidays in general are typically a very busy time of the year, and so I thought to share with you a […]

DIY Recipe Box + Vintage French Wrapping Paper (Freebie)

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Tweet Hi! I made some vintage French wrapping paper to cover some notebooks yesterday. I thought to share it with you.   Vintage French Wrapping Paper Vintage French Wrapping Paper ~ Designed by yours truly Paris, je t’aime!   Vintage French Paper for a Recipe Book or Box ~ Also by yours truly   Paris-Inspired […]

66 Alternative Coffee Filter Uses

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Tweet 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 **  […]

How to Personalize Back to School Supplies

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Tweet 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 […]

DIY Decorative Mirrors w/ Recycled Egg Carton Paper Flowers

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Tweet 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 […]

DIY Cardboard Picture Frames w Embossing

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Tweet These DIY cardboard picture frames with lovely embossed texture were made using the ideas and craft techniques from the first craft book on the list in our post ‘summer craft books for kids’: Complete Book of Art Ideas. We referenced several craft techniques from this cool kids craft book: DIY Cereal box glue art […]

LINKY PARTY + Winning Green Card

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Tweet This great, great green card is a beautiful greeting card design and an easy DIY. It’s a blank card and so you can purpose it any way you like. It can be an any day card, or an idea for mothers day cards. In a smaller and slightly modified version, it could function even […]

Scrapbooked Fathers day Cards w Stamps

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Tweet My father is now an elder and I like making him an age-appropriate card. A card that is still full of whimsy and joy, but not quite as crazy as say this D-A-D glasses – card that we made last time for my hubby. Dad does not play golf anymore, nor tennis, and he […]

LINKY PARTY + Sea-loving Fathers Day Card

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Tweet Only 1.5 week till Fathers Day. Better create my lovely Fathers day card with silhouette photo today, so it will arrive in time! Join the party, and let’s make cards!   Featured Craft Project   The Featured Party Submission this week is by Maria Kitching from Scotland! She made a fun and original 3D […]

5 Inspiring Art Journal Page Ideas

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Tweet Today I’m in a soulful mood and inspired to make some art. How about some art journal pages? Great idea, great start of the day, any day. Actually, I make mine throughout the day, rather than first thing. Great meditation on how to proceed with things that are a bit stuck during the day. […]

Best Gift for Father s Day

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Tweet :: Best Gift for Father s Day :: Are you pulling out hair on what to get the kids to make for Fathers Day? Don’t want to leave things till the last minute this year? Prefer not to have them make something on Father s Day morning…. ??? Read on! Best Fathers Day Gifts […]

Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs

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Tweet :: 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 […]

DIY Bookmarks (World Book Day Competition)

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Tweet 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 […]

Linky Party Time :: LINK UP your creative projects!

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Tweet 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 […]

Mothers Day Flowers to DIY

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Happy Chinese New Year of the Green Wooden Horse

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Tweet 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 […]

TP Stamp Art Cards

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Tweet 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…. […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Tweet 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 […]

Time for a linky PARTY :: Open Now !

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Tweet 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 […]

Paper Doilies Christmas Tree

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Tweet 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 […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Tweet 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, somewhat odd-shaped and.. rather bland. Plain wood. I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was running […]

Pretty Pantry Makeover

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Tweet 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 […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Tweet 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 […]

A touch of Romance :: Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Tweet 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 […]

Create a Recycled Books Home Decor that’s Anthropologie Like

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Tweet   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 […]

We Have a Winner!

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Tweet 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 […]

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