Archive for the ‘General Projects’ Category

Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament

What do you do with all of your little fabric and felt scraps left over from a project? Do you throw them away? Well, don’t do that! Thanks to cmarion3′s awesome Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament tutorial you can do some major scrap busting and spread a little birdy joy. Depending on your fabric scraps, [...]

Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

It’s great to have a source of “free” art supplies, and here’s something we all have: those cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Can you believe that the crafts featured today had such a humble beginning?  Ludi made this spooky pirate’s chest with a piece of cardboard and a half of a [...]

Meatless Monday: Texas Pecan Pesto

Looking to take your boring pesto up a notch? Why not try Texan Pecan Pesto by Txweekendchef! Using smoked pecans instead of pinenuts adds a nice rich flavor to the normal pesto. I would love to try this recipe with my other current obsesson, zucchini noodles. Healthy, flavorful and easy…could this recipe be a dream? [...]

@Home This Weekend: Celebrate Your State

This weekend, celebrate your roots with personalized state wall art. sometimeshomemade made stencils of her home state Iowa, and then placed stars on the cities where she and her husband grew up and fell in love. What a great way to celebrate where you live!

Let’s Make a Book!

Making books is easier than you might imagine. There are all sorts of binding techniques, ranging from extremely difficult to incredibly simple. Here are five bookbinding tutorials that may spark your interest. Give one a try!  Don’t you love the look of this mini book? Its etched metal cover and leather spine give it such [...]

@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden

This weekend, add a bit of magic to your yard and create a whimsical fairy garden. You probably won’t go as all out as Knickertwist did for her Fairy Tour 2014, but make sure you check out her post for tons of great ideas, like this precious fairy house made out of a boot.

DIY Summer

The heat of the summer is here and we have lots of summer projects to keep you busy! Spice Up Your Garden Check out iota’s super colorful flower pots! With just simple outdoor paint and traditional flower pots, you can really spice up your curb appeal. Mocha Popsicles Cool off with these tasty treats from [...]

July is National Blueberry Month

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Well, it is, and if you’re seeing blueberries everywhere, maybe you’re wondering what you can possibly do with them? A quick search shows a mouth-watering range of options, from making your own blueberry jam (by PinkyDoll) to Honey and Blueberry Muffin Cones (by sweets4ever) to blueberry [...]

Tute Tuesday: Melted Crayon Painting

I am fascinated by melted crayon art. It is very pretty but looks so complicated to get everything just right. In this blast from the past, RaeRaggs shows just how easy crayon art can be with the Melted Crayon Peacock Tutorial. This is not just a simple how-to, it is also filled with helpful tips [...]

More Art, Less Craft

Today, let’s take a look at some of the phenomenal works that can be found on the More Art, Less Craft board.   These animal specimens by Deee are just incredible. They are constructed of paper, wax, and fibers. They almost look real, but have a mysterious, other world quality to them. This diorama of [...]

@Home This Weekend: Celebrate the 4th with a Cherry Pie

This weekend, celebrate the USA! Getting together with friends and family? Bring along a delicious homemade cherry pie, with a patriotic crust. Avian Flight shares her recipe and instructions on how to make the flag topper in her post. Happy Fourth of July!

Tute Tuesday: Make Your Own Hippogriff

While you can’t catch a Hippogriff by the tail, you can create your very own with Pottermouth’s tutorial on Making Your Own Hippogriff. These magical creatures have been featured throughout history but have become more widely known thanks to the Harry Potter Series. Detailed pictures and directions make this tutorial easy to follow. It is [...]

Swap Gallery: Altered Spools

I’ve been participating in the Altered Spool swap, co-hosted by MissingWillow and HSG, and the swap gallery has been phenomenal; I’m amazed at how many different ways people have altered simple spools. Here are a few examples from the swap. You’re going to want to go check out the gallery, though, because there are so [...]

Meatless Monday: Apple Pie

4th of July is coming up this week and that means lots of BBQ’s and parties. Nothing says summer and America like mom and Apple Pie. Wizards_Pupil was tired of mushy apples in her pie so, with a little experimenting, a tender delicious dish was created. This recipe for Apple Pie uses Fuji and Braeburn [...]

@Home This Weekend: Personalized Dog Collar

This weekend, make your dog a personalized collar. Your pet will be the envy of the dog park with a fancy collar with his or her name on it. Use this great tutorial by LimeRiot and make one for every occasion. Doesn’t Opie look handsome and ready to enjoy the summer in dotted collar?