Soap Sock {Knit and Crochet Pattern}

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Soap socks make great gifts that work up fast! The wool felts as you use it, making it a great natural exfoliant. It shrinks with the soap. This is a very customizable project. All you need to do is knit or crochet wide enough to snugly wrap around the soap, then close it off. My […]

Halloween Themed Dollar Store Crafts {roundup}

Halloween Themed Dollar Store Crafts {roundup}

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Pinterest Fail – DIY Air Wick Scented Oil Refill

Pinterest Fail - DIY Air Wick Scented Oil Refill

This is my second Pinterest fail! I have tried 4 times to use essential oils to refill my Air Wick plug ins. According to guides I found on Pinterest, you use a metal butter knife to CAREFULLY remove the rubber top that connects the wick to the jar. You have to do it carefully, as […]

Make a Candle from an Orange in 1 Minute

orange candle diy

I’ve seen these posts around on pinterest, but I love the video tutorial with the science and explanation behind it! It talks to you about using the top of the orange as a shield and to give a glow effects. One orange should last 6-8 hours! Great way to use up oranges that are going […]

DIY Turquoise Statement Necklace with Matching Earrings {tutorial}

DIY Turquoise Statement Necklace

     

9 DIY Easter Egg Projects {Roundup}

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It’s almost time for Easter! Kids just love to make Easter eggs and go on Easter egg hunts. Here are some awesome DIY Easter eggs I have come across recently:    

Free How to Crochet eBook – 3-28-14

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My sister site, FreeBookster, lists free ebooks daily. One of today’s free ebooks is a book I thought I’d share – a free ebook on How to Crochet. This offer won’t last long, most are only 24 hours.  Check out FreeBookster for other awesome free ebooks, both fiction and nonfiction!

How To Crochet Flowers Thick Petals Tutorial

How To Crochet Flowers Thick Petals Tutorial

Nail Art How-to: Christmas Tree

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I found a couple of different techniques to create Christmas tree nail art, and outlined them below. Read on to learn how to create your own holiday-themed nail art!

Free Knitting Pattern: Fan Lace Tunic

Free Knitting Pattern - Fan Lace Tunic

  Awesome free knitting pattern to work on for Thanksgiving from Lion Brand! This long fan lace tunic/vest/sweater is perfect with leggings! Click here to go to the free pattern. Materials: • Pound of Love Yarn: Beige ball • Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9  • Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 9  • […]

The Health Benefits of Coffee + Soap Recipes

The Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is an unusual, yet utterly beguiling, substance. Drinking more than a cup or two a day can dehydrate you by stimulating the kidneys thanks to coffee’s mild diuretic effects, as well as stimulate the heart and central nervous system. There’s also the inevitable staining of the teeth if coffee is drank in large quantities. For […]

Lots of Loops Dishcloth Crochet Pattern {free}

Lots of Loops Dishcloth Crochet Pattern {free}

  “This sturdy crocheted dishcloth reminds me of a lush bath mat. But don’t let the softness fool you. All those loops grab the smallest bits of food or grime. You’ll want to make one for each room you clean. This dishcloth was made using Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in Blueberry.” -BeingSpiffy.com Click here to go to […]

Adding Texture to Make Your Dollhouse More Realistic

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If you are a passionate dollhouse enthusiast, you will be always looking for new and creative ways to make your tiny house more intricate, beautiful and realistic. You can spend hours painstakingly applying the right wallpaper to a tiny room, or arrangement silverware on a table. The time will just fly by, as you are […]

DIY Hand Chain Tutorials {roundup} – UPDATED

DIY Hand Chain

I am really loving hand chains and knuckle rings lately. So as I decide which projects I want to take on, I thought I’d round up some fun ones to share. Which is your favorite?

DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

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While perusing Anthro’s site (which I spend entirely too much time doing btw), I saw these elastic hair ties, which reminded me of the Emi-Jay ones that are so popular. Well emi jay knockoffs are super easy and you can make your own emi jay hair ties in every color to match your wardrobe for […]

How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps

How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps

Hate weaving in ends? I know I do. Lion Brand has this awesome tutorial on How to Russian Join Yarn in 7 Easy Steps. Check them out for more specifics. I love this!

Cross Sliding Knot Bracelet {DIY}

Cross Sliding Knot Bracelet {DIY}

I love sliding knots. They’re easy to make once you get the hang of it and they have such a flexible fit that you can adjust them to wear anywhere on your arm candy party! In case you’re wondering, the other bracelet in the pic is the DIY Macrame Bracelet by Honestly WTF. Very cute […]

Quick Layered Necklace {DIY}

Quick Layered Necklace

This is a quick tutorial on how to turn prestrung beads or a beaded necklace into a tiered necklace. Materials: Strung beads or old necklace folded in half or thirds jump rings chain clasp Decide how you want the necklace to lay and fold the beads. Use needle nosed pliers to add a jump ring to each end […]

Adventures in Hair Chalking for Dark Hair {DIY and tips}

Hair Chalking

I know hair chalking has been popular for awhile now, but I thought I would share my tips on chalking dark hair. As you can see my hair is really dark. It looks black, but it’s actually dark brown. Here are some tips I learned the hard way: Choose locks of hair and make sure […]

Ombre Crochet Love Bracelet {diy}

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I love the curved connector bracelets – words, crosses, evil eye, etc. I decided to try crocheting on in lieu of the popular macrame versions. The straps aren’t as stiff as I used cotton thread to make them. My thread created an ombre effect, but you could do stripes, solid colors, etc. Supplies: crochet thread or […]