Marbled Eggs Easter DIY + LINKY PARTY

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Hello guys! I am so excited to show of this week’s feature of a beautiful Spring vignette. It has a hint of Easter flowers – Spring bloom in mini trees, a fun bird cage, hand-marbled Easter eggs and hand-painted metallic birdies. It is all so adorable.   Feature Our featured party guest who made this […]

Spring Mantel Howto + Linky Party

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How to Make a Spring Mantel that Pops! Hi ya all! Another week gone. Time just flies! I have been making a thousand things, and having my sister in law over… well, I’ve been busy. (Also: we’ve put on a free quilting course, by Janeen van Niekerk. Take advantage of this course, because I can […]

Humble Rosemary Wreath smells Wonderful & Promotes Health

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Learn how to make yourself a friendly & fresh smelling rosemary wreath, to give a 100% natural cheer to any place you wish to hang it. Ah, Easter wreaths, Spring wreaths, anytime of the year wreaths. I love them all! i JUST revised this post with 10 verrryyy pretty Easter Wreaths. And on that overview […]

DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

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DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

A DIY cake stand with dome is perfect for displaying chocolates, cakes or afternoon tea. Give your baked creations the presentation they deserve. A cake dome set is great for presenting in formal settings, special occasions and family gatherings. The dome helps preserve your cakes while adding loads of style and class. So, let’s make […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This is a blanket that you just want to snuggle with. What a perfect baby blanket … for babies … and for me…  (I suppose we could up-size it, couldn’t we?!)  Anyhow, working with this super soft wool in perfect pastel colors is of course THE thing to do this Fall. Comfy!!  Give yourself a […]

Make Your own Table Cloth

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… with this Happy Circus Hot Air Balloon Fabric! I just received it in another free craft supplies package by Wholeport. Unlike other times when it arrives, I vowed myself to make something with it RIGHT AWAY, whatever the package contained. And I did. As soon as I opened the package and saw the nice, […]

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 […]

Cascading Bucket Planter DIY

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Beautify your porch this Fall with a flower waterfall. You can actually implement this marvelous gardening idea  year-round, to give your porch, garden or terrace a lift.  This abundance of flowers set in a cascading bucket planter will put a smile on your face, even when it rains! Yes!!! We need it! Let’s do go […]

How to Mount a TV on the Wall

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OK. This isn’t a craft, but a worthwhile DIY project with a big impact on your livingroom’s overall appeal and tidy look. And, oh… it benefits your neck!!! Q: What’s ‘this’??!! This is a tutorial on how to mount that new flat TV screen on the wall, and hide those ugly TV cords while you […]

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 […]

Picture Frames :: Free Crochet Patterns

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Ahh… too cool. I should have made these ages ago. In fact I did, but then I lost interest, went on vacation, and could not be bothered anymore. But when I find that half finished project, I shall finish it and share the crochet pattern with you.

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

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Love this! I do. Particularly since I am the lucky girl, who, about 2 years ago, picked up an off-white knit cotton bed cover at Ikea for … $10 in the as-is section. Someone had the ridiculous idea to return it… (what an earth angel) and I happen to be lucky enough to be browsing […]

10 Unique Pink Pillows :: Add Color-pop to Girls Bedrooms

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End-of-Summer/begin Fall Back-to-school activities also includes freshening up kids bedrooms with a bit of new bedding and/or kids bedroom accessories, such as some lovely throw pillows. Nothing, and I mean, nothing spruces up or alters a room like colorful throw pillows. And with color, I mean PINK, of course. Nothing less but p.i.n.k. All shades […]

Pretty Kitchen Baskets w No-sew Liners

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Organizing you just got pretty! Here’s a free tutorial to learn how to make basket liners. Make them for the kitchen baskets or any other baskets in the house. If you have just made a bunch of these paper baskets (small squares), these paper baskets (large ) or these paper baskets (circular, made with coils), […]

Small Laundry Rooms :: 7 Inspiring Ideas

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Renting your home does bring laundry room challenges! Usually there is insufficient storage and in many cases there is no laundry room but rather a laundry ‘corner’ in a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom or garage. Know that reality?! Fabulous Laundry Room Inspiration We all dream of a large, contemporary laundry room that is as fancy as […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its best! […]

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 […]

Summer Crafts: Shell Spoons DIY

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Heading for the beach? Take a little bag with you and collect some shells this time. That’s what I did and look what I made last night when we got home?!! An adorable shell spoon.   A cute sugar scoop or a little kitchen spoon ornament.   Materials Needed 1. A beach shell that already […]

Contemporary Ikebana

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I love it when my readers bring me stunningly beautiful and really easy and arty ideas.  BiTi from Pret-a-Vivre played with the blooms in her backyard and created these simply stunning arrangements.   I don’t think you’ll need a tutorial for this, but if you need any creative ideas for YOUR FLOWERS in your backyard, […]

Crochet Jar Cozy

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Made tons of crochet coffee cup cozies /crochet coffee cup sleeves and sewn coffee cup cozies…. and are looking for another small project to take to the beach? Perhaps you’d like this idea: a glass jar cozy, which makes the prettiest votive holder…. or vase. Recycle the glass and use up left over yarn, and […]

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 […]

Fourth of July Party Decorations :: Hand-painted Napkins

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Make yourself a unique table setting for your 4th of July party.   Fourth of July Party Decorations If you’re inspired by our 5 mouthwatering recipes for your fourth of July party, then, perhaps you’d like to  bring up your outdoor table setting a notch as well with these hand-decorated Fourth of July napkins. Making […]

10 Small Bedroom Ideas

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Who has enough space in one’s bedroom? Are we not all looking for bedroom furniture that offer ‘small space’ –solutions (even if our rooms aren’t actually small ?! ) Here are 10 small bedroom ideas to make the most of our nest space available. Good for kid bedrooms also. Small Bedroom Ideas 1. Add Structural […]

How to Transfer Photos onto Wood

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This is a visual how-to tutorial that has so many applications! You can make photo transfers of your family, which could make a perfect father’s day gift. Or, you could make a ‘Thank you’-collage in Photoshop on your computer, print and use that image for the transfer, which would make a perfect Teachers Appreciation gift. […]

Bedroom Makeover (+other Gorgeous Features)

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Thank you for linking up at the party, everyone. You have been making it again a wonderful success and I am pleased that more and more people are starting to join in, which really builds the festivity.  Because of the abundance of entries, or perhaps I just felt like it, I’m sharing Party Features for […]

Decorative Pillows: Cathedral-window Quilting Technique

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Depending on the scale you prefer to use, this free quilting pattern is for a sunburst decorative pillow for the sofa or a tiny pin cushion for your craft room. The original design which shows you the cathedral-window quilting technique is for a small 3.5” square pincushion. But scale it up, if you want! 100% […]

100+ BEST EASTER IDEAS (decorations, eggs, recipes..)

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I love the soulfulness of Easter and think of it as a wonderful theme for home Easter decorations. Eggs symbolizing the beginning of a new cycle of life. New flowers, new chicks and bunnies, and a renewal of our life. With new ideas. We get to start all over again. So, on this first day […]

Decorative Pillows: Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

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  Fabulous! is the word that came to mind in response to Brooke’s  paper-pieced kaleidoscope-quilt-pillow. photo credit | quilting pattern : by Brooke from Pitter putter stitch Quilting and patchwork can be so granny-ish, while this happy and bright kaleidoscope quilt pillow is ultra- modern! I totally adore it.   Making a kaleidoscope quilt pillow […]

Leather Easter Eggs :: DiY Tutorial

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Absolutely magnificent Easter Eggs crafts tutorial for you today. Hello Fine Craft Guild Friends! This is Mette from MonstersCircus. I’m so excited to share this post with you today. Here in Denmark we celebrate Easter with bunnies and eggs and I like to decorate with long-lasting ornaments year after year. These eggs are easy peasy, […]