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Kids’ Crafts: A Burst of Color

Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard …

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Air-Dry Clay

Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest! I remember making things with air-dry clay as a kid, though nothing I made was really worth keeping. Lately, I’ve been noticing some beautiful things that can be created pretty easily with simple air-dry clay. It’s amazing that something can look like real porcelain or …

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Incredibly Simple Hanging Planter

By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa Not only is this an inexpensive way to add some flora to your home, but it’s also unbelievably easy to make. This DIY is a colorful and natural addition to your home decor that will have you ready to fill your house with pretty hanging vases …

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DIY Planters

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest! As I have discovered over the past few years, at times, it’s hard to make dorm rooms and apartments feel like home. The smaller space, combined with knowledge that this is not a permanent residence constantly brewing in the back of my …

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Crepe Paper Poinsettias

I have always been envious of those who can wrap and decorate their Christmas gifts like an expert. To me, the most exciting part of the holiday season is picking out, buying, and wrapping Christmas gifts, even though I’m sort of terrible at it. I get all excited at the …

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Paper Flowers

It blows my mind that paper flowers have become so realistic lately. Using tissue paper and crepe paper can really take a flower DIY to the next level and mimic real petals. There are so many different ways to create your own paper flowers to use in a wedding, decorate …

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Mason Jar Wall Vase

  Bring some spring cheer to the walls of your home by making your own wall vase to put some flowers in.   Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: One-Ball Mason Jar 16 oz. Pint Regular Mouth. DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish (I used the color called “Refreshing“). …

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Kids’ Crafts: Flower Power

Here in Portland it’s the most beautiful time of year. Everything seems to be blooming at once. I know it won’t last forever, so we’re enjoying it while it lasts; going for nature walks, playing in the backyard, and taking lots of pictures of the beautiful flowers we find. Another …

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Kids’ Crafts: My Favorite Flowers

When we take our little ones on nature walks we always point out and name the flowers we see and you would be amazed at how quickly even toddlers remember the names of a variety of flowers. There’s nothing cuter than hearing a 1 year old correctly identify and say …

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Bloom Necklace

  Create a pretty necklace for in no time at all using shrink plastic.   Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: Grafix Shrink Film 8 1/2 x 11 in. Ink Jet White. Bloom Necklace PDF (Made with images from The Graphics Fairy website). Scissors. 8 mm Jump Rings. …

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