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BIG BLOOMS ROOM DECOR

This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for my work, but the opinions are 100% my own. Although I finished decorating my daughter’s Fairy Garden bedroom almost two years ago, I still like adding little touches along the way.  Most recently, I added a set of Big Blooms flowers to the wall above her bed.  These paper flowers are easy to assemble and use and make a big impact in her room. The Big Bloom kit includes everything you need to create large paper … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #260

  WELCOME TO THE 260th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]

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10 ADORABLE GNOME DIYS

Every respectable garden needs a little gnome living inside of it, right?  I have gathered together 10 of the most adorable gnome DIYs on the interwebs, so you can add a bearded friend to your outdoor space or windowsill garden. Enjoy! CARDBOARD TUBE GNOMES – CRAFTS BY AMANDA Don't trash those cardboard tubes, turn them into adorable gnomes!  This is a great craft for creative kids, especially. CUTE CROCHETED GNOME - RICKABAMBOO This beginner-friendly crochet project results in … [Read More...]

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REPAINTED GARDEN GNOME

I am not sure where on the "acceptably cool" scale garden gnomes fall these days.  Are they tacky?  Ironically hip?  Don't know and don't care, I guess, because I love my front yard garden gnome.  He was looking neglected this Spring, so I spruced him up before placing him back in among our shrubbery. After being exposed to Michigan summer heat followed by Michigan snows, my gnome was looking more than a little worse for wear.  I rescued him from the landscaping … [Read More...]

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PLUTONIUM CAN PENDANT LAMP

I am Plutonium’s brand ambassador.  I am compensated for my work, but all opinions are 100% my own. When I first started working with Plutonium, I was told that they could send me empty cans for DIY projects.  I was excited at the prospect, and I am finally getting around to using one for a project today.  I turned an empty can of Plutonium paint into a cool new pendant lamp for my work space. I used a pendant light kit form IKEA and a can opener to turn my can into a … [Read More...]

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SUCCULENT PATIO TABLE PLANTER

Having a centerpiece on an umbrella patio table is tricky.  The umbrella apparatus takes up the prime real estate for flowers or decorations.  This is a simple way to get around that problem… literally!  I turned a tube pan into a succulent planter that fits right around our table’s umbrella stand. To see how to make a succulent planter for your umbrella table, watch the video below.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, for more quick tutorials, haul videos, … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #259

  WELCOME TO THE 259th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]