Anthropologie for Less: 5 Decorating Craft Ideas

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Tweet Anthropologie Bedroom Furniture   Apartment Therapy is starting to be ‘like me’ once and a while. Today, I looked at the Anthropologie January 2010 Catalog through their eyes, and this is what I found: 5 contemporary craft projects to make your home Parisian & splendid! (apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/bedroom/bedroom-inspiration-from-januarys-anthropologie-catalog-105522) For those of you who are not fortunate […]

Craft Calendars 2010

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Tweet It’s January 1. Time for a new calendar. While I’m all for recycling old calendars and creating your own calendar (In fact, I have an article on how to make your own desk calendar, and will soon post some new scrapbooking page layouts for this calendar), I could not help it but just needed […]

Anthropologie-Inspired Tuxedo Scarf Tutorial

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Tweet   Anthropologie: here we come! Ruffle Craft = ON. Pin It   Tuxedo Ruffle Scarf   A moderately experienced seamstress would put this scarf together in less than 1/2 an hour. The rest of us may need a full 60 minutes… but regardless, it’s a fast scarf to make. Can be made as a […]

Handmade Christmas Gifts from Recycled Materials

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Tweet My state: REALLY INSPIRED. I just read this story about this young man who actually tried living without money. Inspired, however, I can’t just pack up and live in a caravan, completely without  money (nor do I want to).  (photo: Benjamin Earwicker)    When I finished my economics degree, I equally came away with […]

Handmade Gifts for HIM

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Tweet Handmade Gifts for HIM (Dad, Sons, Grandpa, Uncles & Friends) Many of the gifts for mom could dub as gifts for men also. Just choose your colors right: strong blues, greens, browns, yellows and black. Man prefer straight lined patterns over curly romantic designs, so just choose what they’ll like. As well, consider their […]

Latest Haute Couture Toilet Paper Dress Design

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Tweet Ruffles, lots of ruffles. Ruffles in any size n shape. Really, these women toilet paper dresses are just too cool, too stunning, too beautiful to be true! And certainly fashion 2010. A little while ago I posted several articles on the history of the paper dress. At that time, I found an award-winning toilet […]

Make Your Own Andy Warhol Christmas Card

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Tweet Did you know that Andy Warhol made some other kind of artwork than that ‘4 images in different color scheme’ kinda thing? In the beginning of his art career, Warhol was a commercial graphic designer for retail. For this job, he created fun, whimsical artwork, particularly for the Christmas holidays. This image here is […]

Great-Looking, Last-Minute Pumpkin Design

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Tweet THIS has to be the most Fashionable Pumpkin Design I ever saw: a genuine LOUIS VUITTON pumpkin, complete with vintage luggage tag. Sweet Paul has a winner! He inspired all fashion lovers to pay homage to their favorite fashion brand, be that LV, Chanel or Gucci. Or, perhaps you’d prefer a Coach or Hermes […]

Pumpkin Carving Designs ~ Free

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Tweet Need some good pumpkin carving designs? Here are a dozen carved pumpkin pictures for inspirational Halloween ideas, and some of the best pumpkin patterns from FineCraftGuild.com.   Great Pumpkin Carving Designs These 12 fantastic pumpkin carving designs are so simple that you won’t need a downloadable pattern for them. Just copy the designs you […]

Halloween Pancakes

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Tweet By now I have my whole family in the fold, and we are all coming up with crafty ideas for the holidays. Ha ha… This morning, we experimented with Halloween pancakes. What a joy it was to make these. Without any toys and tools other than a knife and a bit of Nutella, we […]

Halloween Ghost Garland (templates)

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Tweet My friend’s nonna (grandmother in Italian) came around the house the other day. She’s partly British decent, so we had a cup of tea instead of an espresso at 4 pm.  Anyhow, over her cup of tea, she showed me the age-old craft of making paper garlands. ‘Perfect for Halloween’, I thought.   By […]

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

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Tweet My mind is set on trying new Halloween recipes this Fall and that includes making Halloween cupcakes. So, I did my research and found half a dozen wonderful Halloween recipes for cupcake designs of spiders, spooky ghosts, bloody faces, eyeballs, witch-pinned ones and other cupcakes orange and black sprinkles. I realize that I am […]

Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeve ~ Easy Craft For The Beach

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Tweet   UPDATED!: check our fabulous new crochet & knitting patterns for coffee cup sleeves. You’ll love them! “One More Coffee for the Road?” my husband asked as I post this tutorial for reusable (Starbucks) coffee cup cozies! He just confirmed the usefulness of this craft project.   Making a coffee cup cuff, holder, sleeve […]

History of the Paper Dress

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Tweet Sophisticated Vintage Paper Dresses Making paper dresses has been around for centuries and I have scoured around for some examples to get your creative juices going.   Also note that the materials used and their treatment varied over time. In the ‘20s they used plain crepe paper for the vintage theater costume dress (picture on […]

Fancy Paper Dresses

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Tweet Could also be called “Frivolous Paper Dresses for Costume Parties & Theatre Shows” OK. That was the simple crepe paper dress idea. Now, let’s feast our eyes on the fancier and more frivolous paper dresses out there. The disposable cult from the 60’s has come and gone, but paper dresses have stayed here for […]

How to Make Simple Paper Dresses

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Tweet Simple Paper Dresses Seeing this girl come  home from summer camp in her delightful bright blue paper dress with ribbons, I was instantly inspired to write about paper dresses here at FineCraftGuild.com . This simple paper dress is easy to do at a camp or kid party and all the girls can line up […]

Cool Crafts for Kids: Books For Summer

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Tweet Recommended readings with cool crafts for kids and a fun-filled summer. Plan ahead for a summer filled with fun activity and learning. Mid-July. Any day now, your kids can come up with the dreaded “I’m bored. I have nothing to do + nothing to play with” – revelation. As you have no Thing 1 […]

Waterproof Beach Blanket DIY

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Tweet :: Keep yourself dry and comfortable w this DIY waterproof beach blanket :: This free summer craft project idea of making a waterproof beach blanket for a garden picnic or for the beach is part of a series here at Fine Craft Guild.com called ‘How to Live in a Coastal cottage, many miles inland. […]

How to Make a Sophisticated Stencil

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Tweet When I came across this video of ‘How to Make a Sophisticated Stencil‘ to create a glamorous door decoration, easily by using a stencil, I thought to feature it here at FineCraftGuild.com.   While I have already written on the topic of ‘how to create your own stencil’ and other stenciling tips, there are […]

4th of July – Cake Stencil

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Tweet Last minute celebration preparation can still turn out really great Let me enhance everybody’s Fourth of July holiday decoration projects and Independence Day celebrations with this FREE fourth of July clipart STENCIL template for this holiday weekend. I designed it in such a way that you can simply print this, copy it many times […]

Fathers Day Card for Natural Dads

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Tweet For Nature-loving Outdoors Dads and kids, I’ve made an easy solution to celebrate Fathers Day. Click the thumbnail of this free downloadable Fathers Day card. Print and sign your card, and go play back outside. With dad. If you have some pocket money saved up, buy your dad a little present from the store. […]

Father’s Day Card for Dads Who Work in the Office (a lot)

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Tweet If you have an Office Executive – type of a dad, you can give him this ‘paperclips and post-it note’ Father’s Day Card .  He is sure to be in his element with it.   Click on the image on the right here to download your free greeting card.  Print it on nice thick […]

Asian Fathers’ Day Card

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Tweet This lovely teal and sand -colored card says all, and does so in a simple way: ‘I love dad’. The paisleys and the design are somewhat oriental, however, they probably appeal to Texan dads as well… Happy Fathers Day! To get your free downloadable greeting card, click on the thumbnail here. Complementary Fathers Day […]

Special Father’s Day Card

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Tweet If you know that your dad is special, this is THE day to remind him so.   This free downloadable greeting card reads: ‘Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad’. Downloadable free card Click the thumbnail to download your card. Complementary Fathers Day Activities Only […]

Easter Table Decorations with Paper Flowers

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Tweet “Simple and fast, with a Pro’s impact”. That’s what I’m aiming at this Easter. While crafting is fun, many projects can take days, if not weeks. Well, most of us do not have time for those projects during busy holidays, such as the Easter festivities. Let’s be practical and nonetheless do something great for […]

Craft a Simple Desk Calendar – March Scrapbooking Page

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Tweet This is the sequel from the Craft a Simple, Marvellous Desk Calendar – February Page, and it marks my first of 30 entries featuring BUTTERFLIES. I am dedicating March to be BUTTERFLY month, the month of transformation and Spring. March Scarpbooking Layout Beyond the butterfly-theme, I have embraced the theme of Easter, featuring decorated […]

Candy Boxes :: Valentine Day Crafts Video Tutorials

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Tweet If you are like me a complete last-minute-crafster at times, or, if you’re done with your Valentine cards, and have a few hours left and are looking for some extra projects to do today, you will appreciate these two Valentine candy box step-by-step video tutorials, to make a success of your good intentions of […]

Happy Chinese New You & New Year Greeting Card

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Tweet Happy New Year! Today marks the day of the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Ox. Chinese astrology would also say that it will be a Yin year, and that it will be an Earth year. What that all means for you in terms of horoscope and beyond, you can find here:How […]

Craft Simple, Marvellous Desk Calendars

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Tweet This is the season of new beginnings, and new calendars always are the mark of it. Grap this button for easy linking from your site to this free tutorial. Free Tutorial for a Desk Calendar 1. Undo a classic (new) CD jewel case from its interior trappings. 2. Cut a light-colored piece of paper […]

Inspiring Stencil Projects

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Tweet I’ve collected a number of art, design and craft projects which use stencils as basic tools. I love the variety that you can achieve with stencils, as well as the wide range of graphic styles. I tried to offer a sample of many different uses and types of stencils. Simple Stencils (Possible uses: Applique […]

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