DIY Decorative Throw Pillows Sewing Tutorial

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Free Ruffle Pillow Sewing Pattern :: This is for a different sort of ruffle pillow: a zigzag ruffled pillow.  Unique and, as far as ruffles go, not too frilly. You know what I mean with that, don’t you? A lot of ruffled stuff is way to frilly to my taste. Anyhow, girly as I am […]

DIY Nautical Dresser

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:: How to paint seaside cottage with nautical colors :: nautical dresser DIY :: recycled furniture :: Nothing says summer so much as a nautical display in the house. I happened upon this nautical dresser DIY project by Denise, and thought to share it with you today before it is permanently removed from blog-world. Denise’s […]

Top 10 Most Fabulous Interior Designs

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Here are my top favorites out of Architectural Digest’s top 50 most pinned photos in 2013. No craft tutorial nor a DIY manual for any of these interior design ideas. Let’s call this ultimate inspiration instead. Perhaps we can find a few DIY projects to do in 2014 from furniture and interior design ideas shown […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most of […]

Painted Furniture How to: Hutch – Desk

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I love ‘closet’- home offices, that have your entire workspace neatly packed into one single corner of the house.  How to Paint a Desk I realize that while I don’t have deep closets to covert into offices, I need not despair.  I just spotted this DIY painted hutch/desk project that transformed this simple, boring beige […]

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 […]

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.

Hexagon Quilt Clock Tutorial (Ikea Hack)

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Jodi calls this an Ikea Hack, but her version is more like an Anthropologie-find than a cheap Ikea-type thing. Although the base is really the (dare I say …. ugly) Ikea Smycke Wall Clock, which Jodi used as the base in her quilt clock kit.   But then, Jodi covers the front of the hexagons […]

DIY Wooden Ceiling

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  Who would not love to have a gorgeous wooden ceiling like this. It’s fit for a European castle…. What a stunning piece of wood work. source | photo credit : Andrew  & Rachel Ashmore Follow the link to find the complete tutorial on how to make your own wood ceiling as splendid as theirs. […]

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! […]

DIY Built-in Benches

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  Oh, today I have something that will inspire you all. Imagine, just imagine, that you’ll have enough storage space for all your craft projects in your living room and have the best light coming over from your shoulder as you are finishing that quilt or crochet project. Oh may, and have enough seating to […]

How to Create a Flow of Color and Pattern in a Home

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Am THRILLED to feature a free home decorating tutorial by celebrated interior design veteran, published author, and loyal Fine Craft Guild-reader, Betsy Speert. This free interior design tutorial on living room colors is to celebrate Betsy winning the fourth ‘A Stitch Above’-award for superior DIY & Craft blogging. After a successful interior design career, Betsy, […]

Embroidered Rugs :: DIY Pattern

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Embroidery on rugs!! The new rage for flooring.   Get yourself an cross-stitch designer rug by simply embroidering your own or a new area rug. A coarsely woven cotton rug makes just a great embroidery canvas to add splendor to your floor. This rug is perfect for a sunroom, living room or bedroom.   Design yourself a […]

Pet Bed from Old TV :: Recycled Furniture

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This royal pet bed befit a little prince, dog! An adorable recycled furniture makeover.  photo credit: Sara Allaman We have all seen unsightly TV’s by the side of the road. Giant monsters! Well, self-acclaimed Pinterest-‘addict’ Sara Allaman knew just what to do with it!!!    The 1,2,3 how-to DIY instructions There’s not an official how-to, […]

:: Join In!!!! Party 65 :: LINKY OPEN NOW ::

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  Hi all. Welcome back. Before we start partying, some announcements: 1. We have a winner for our Mothers Day Gift giveaway. Go check it out. 2. Please be so kind so as to link back to the party. Ideally from within your post. 3. Do visit others and leave comments. This is what virtual […]

Drum Ottoman – DIY Designer Furniture

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Two ‘identical’ designer ottomans. One ottoman costs $1650 + tax + shipping + surcharge. The other costs $12. Which do you want? Can you tell the difference??   Elegant Ottomans image credit | tutorial | source: FeralTurtle.com The incredibly low price for this homemade piece of furniture is the use of recycled materials. Yep, your […]

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 […]

:: Gorgeous Easter Flower Bouquets + LINKY PARTY ::

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Another Easter Party. I look forward to see what you’ve made, and as a reward for you I have 5 Easter flowers for your table that are a real treat. Easter flowers, bouquets, centerpieces, little dashes of flowers here and there are inspiring. My kitchen, living room and office are filled with fragrant hyacinths and […]

Frame Hanging Tool

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Wonder what this cloth pin with a nail in it is all about?? I tell you, I did not get it either until I saw the awesome result of its use. It’s the handy-dandy super-simple DIY variety of a real estate agent/home stager’s device to hang up an entire wall photo gallery within say 15 […]

DIY Pompom Rugs

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Can’t really knit nor crochet? Then this is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. In pastels this might be a baby room rug or a bathroom rug. But in bold bright reds, this certainly is the kind of rug to cozy up at in front of the fireplace. And in tiny blue-white balls or even sisal […]

DIY Decorative Pillows with oh-so Pretty Sequins

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Even when it is not exactly ‘the holiday season’, who said that you could not have sparkles around ??!! This sparkly sofa throw pillow, designed by Holly from My Sisters’ Suitcase blog, inspired me today.   photo credit | source : My Sister’s Suitcase   Sequins are cheery and brighten up rooms. These silver sequins […]

Octagon Jewel Afghan Crochet Pattern

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Octagons is the motif of the year for me. Quite possibly. I see this design everywhere. Do you?  Here’s a jewel-like afghan crochet pattern for you featuring large octagons and smaller squares to connect them. There’s something about it that is really me. It’s fun, contemporary and elegant at the same time. I think that […]

Time for a Party 49

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Hello my blogging friends! Exciting day today. Lots of new projects to look at. Your DIYs, craft projects, knitting adventures, and home decorations. Honestly, it is SOOO inspiring to look at ALL of your projects, that I don’t understand why not EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT EVERYONE ELSE’S WORK?!! Try this. You might be soaked with […]

DIY Upholstered Ottomans w Storage

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We have a collection of upholstered ottomans and benches here at the Fine Craft Guild. Some for just your feet, some as a soft-furnishing coffee table, some to look pretty at the end of your bed. The ottoman today had been transformed to also be a room storage unit for sofa throws and blankets. This […]

DIY Zebra Rugs

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On a $25 budget, who wouldn’t like to get this wonderful bohemian (or is it chic) faux zebra rug? I love animals and would not hurt them, but second hand fur is fair game for me, as is this fabulous faux zebra rug. OK. Let’s all make a faux zebra rug! Yeah..   Here’s my […]

Home Decorating with Fall/Winter Flowers

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We usually envision Spring when we think of decorating with flowers and plants.  However, winter flowers and greens are at least as abundant and none less enchanting.  Here are three favorite examples for you on how to decorate with flowers and nature in winter.   Red Roses with Hydrangea in Bark Vase photo credit: bhg.com […]

Free Pattern for Decorative Pillows w/ Cool VW Campers

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Here’s a Christmas gift idea for him that you probably also love having around: a classic vintage VW camper van applique pillow. Camping theme :: Free sewing pattern. Photo credit | pattern source: TulaPink.com Even imaginary trips in a VW camper van are an adventure. Dream up your ideal trip in a Volkswagen Camper Van […]

Fall / Winter Dinner Table Cloths

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In the holidays, there is only one place in the house that should be cozier and warmer than the fireplace. That’s the dinner table. OK. I thought to show you these gorgeous table linens that would be splendid for the holiday season. Order them right now in time for Thanksgiving, or put them on your […]

Party 33 + Featured DiY & Craft Ideas

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Update: this party is now closed. The lastest link party is featured on our home page: Fine Craft Guild. Hope to see you there!! ::   What’s new??!! A New Link Party Software Welcome everybody to a new era at Time for a Party. It’s time to spring for a paid version of this link […]

Free Stamp Downloads: Design Gorgeous Vintage Ornaments

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What shall I call these free designs for Vintage Ornaments ??! You can use them for just about anything: wall stencils, card decorating, paint some rugs. You can even use them to use sugar-sprinkled party cake tops. These vintage ornaments designs equally would make fun computer backgrounds as well as stencils for desk and home […]