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Fantastic DIY’s to Try This Summer!

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Can you believe that we are half way into 2014 already! This year has flown by so far! Summer is officially here, and it is hot in NC. I have been working on a couple of projects for my screened porch. I love a good summer project almost as much as I love holiday DIY’s. So, I thought I would share a little round up of some of the fantastic DIY’s I’d like to try this summer. You can find all kinds of fun projects on my DIY board on Pinterest! Here are some of my absolute favorites this month:

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DIY A-Frame Tent by Cakies

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Perler Bead Toppers by Vida Nullvier (Norwegian)

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Ice Cream Cone Bunting by Ing Things (Deutsch?)

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DIY Painted Beach Ball Makeover by Studio DIY

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DIY Freezer Paper Stencil Shirt by Pretty Providence

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DIY Camera Strap from a Scarf by The House that Lars Built

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DIY Tree Swing by Design Love Fest

Aren’t they just awesome! I so wish I had a tree that I could hang a swing in! I would love to make one! Definitely be sure to check out the many projects you can find on all of these fabulous blogs! They are awesome! I’ll be back next month with another round up of favorites. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Father’s Day Handmade Gift Diy Round Up

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I cannot believe that it is June already! Where did the time go? I know I say this just about every month, but this year feels like it is flying by so fast! Before you know it will be Father’s Day. We have a little less than two weeks until then. My family loves to make gifts for holidays and birthdays. Receiving a gift someone has made makes you feel extra special! After all, some of the best and most wonderful things in life are handmade! So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite handmade Father’s Day gift ideas for all my DIY-ers out there! Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for dad:

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Comic Book DIY Coasters by Mod Podge Rocks

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Alien Abduction Lamp by Dollar Store Crafts

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Camp Inspired Leather Crafts by Martha Stewart

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Hand Stamped Belts by Craftarholics Anonymous

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DIY Cord Roll by Britt & Co.

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Retooled Tools by Martha Stewart

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DIY Father’s Day Tie by Style Me Pretty

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DIY Shrinky Dink Father’s Day Gifts

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Necktie Sunburst Clock by Dear Emmeline

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Simple Summer Hammock by Design Sponge

Aren’t they just fantastic! I wish I had time to make all of them! I especially love the alien lamp! I think my dads would love any of these awesome gifts! I hope you all have been inspired to give one or two a try this year! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Round Up

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, it kinda snuck up on me. Handmade gifts have always beena big hit with my mom, and I’ve been making her things since I can remember. If you are looking for a last minute DIY gift idea for your mom, check out this little round up of some of my favorite handmade gift ideas I found on Pinterest.

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DIY One Hour Tote by Elm Street Life

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Lavender and Rose Sachets from Tuts Plus

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Zipper Book Clutch by See Kate Sew

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Quick and Easy Embroidered Coin Purse by Flamingo Toes

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DIY Beaded Candle Holders and Vase by Homey Oh My

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DIY Patchwork Photo Pillow by Polka Dot Chair

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Shrinky Dink Bracelet from Country Living

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DIY Tea Towel Tutorial from Lil’ Luna

Aren’t they all fantastic! Now I just have to figure out which one I want to try this year. I hope you guys have been inspired to make a gift for your mom this year, she’ll love it! I’ll be back next month with another fun project round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Fantastic Spring and Easter DIY Round Up

We had such a beautiful day here in NC today! I am very excited that spring is finally starting to arrive! Since we all need a good dose of spring inspiration, I thought today I would share a collection of some awesome spring projects from around the web with you. Check em’ out:

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Floral Easter Eggs with Printable Decals from How About Orange

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Fabric Easter Basket at Moda Bake Shop

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DIY Peeps Bunny Garland by The Sweetest Occasion

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Easter Bunny Garland from Talia Audenart

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Doily Basket from Martha Stewart

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Decoupage Easter Eggs from Smile and Style

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Easter Egg Candles from CB&J

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DIY Geometric Washi Tape Easter Eggs from Lovely Indeed

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Easter Egg Mix and Match Sculptures by Mr. Printables

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Felt Carrot Garland from Positively Splendid 

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Fabric Easter Eggs by Retro Mama

Aren’t they all so cute! These are definitely on the top of my list of DIY’s I’d like to do this spring. I hope you guys will be inspired to try a few yourselves. I’ll be back again next month with another fun round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Spring is on the Way! March DIY Round-Up!

Although we have had an unusually cold winter, I am growing more and more excite that spring is on the way! I am so looking forward to warmer weather and working in the garden! So, I thought I would share some spring diy projects from around the web to help get us all ready for springtime fun. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Check out these fantastic DIY Floral Napkin Rings by Freutcake

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Take a look at this amazing Cross Stitch Peg Board Coat Rack by Charlotte’s Fancy 

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Check out this lovely DIY Butterfly Bell Jar by The Pin Junkie

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Go take a peek at this beautiful DIY Spring Flower Crown by Green Wedding Shoes

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Check out these awesome DIY Moss Coasters by Sincerely Kinsey

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Check out this fabulous DIY Paper Boat Clutch by Clones and Clowns

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Take a look at these sweet DIY Fabric Scrap Keychains by Craftiness is not Optional

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And check out this adorable Spring Paper Wreath by Tatertots & Jello

Aren’t they all so lovely! I want to make them all! Be sure to check out these amazing projects and blogs! You’ll love them! You can also find more spring inspiration in my pinterest diy board Here. I’ll be back next month with a fun Easter craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Valentine’s DIY Round Up

Valentine’s Day is less than ten days away and I am so excited to start my valentine crafting! There are so many amazing valentine and love themed diy projects out there on the web. Pinterest is a never ending source and inspiration. You can find a bunch of projects on my Pinterest board, Be My Valentine, Here. I thought I would share a few of my favorite lovey-dovey DIY’s with you all this week. Check em’ out:

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Wooden Spool Heart from All People Quilt

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Altered : Bobby Pin Valentines from Basic Grey

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DIY String Art from Vintage Revivals

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Easy Art : DIY Cross Stitched Heart Print from Henry Happened

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Valentine Fortune Freebie from Design..Wash..Rinse..Repeat

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DIY // Date Idea Arrows from Sugar & Cloth

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DIY: Sparkly Cake Toppers from Say Yes

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DIY Project: Valentine Lightbulb from Design Sponge

Aren’t they all so cool! I am hoping to make a few of these this year myself. I hope you guys will give them a try too! I’ll be back next week with more fun DIY projects. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

My Favorite Free Printable 2014 Calendars

One of my absolute favorite things about starting a new year is getting new calendars. I thought today I would share my favorite free printable calendars from some really fantastic designers on the web. Here they are:

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Get this Whimsical Mini Calendar Printable from The Ink Nest 

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Get this Wonderful 2014 Printable Calendar from Ink Pudding

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Get this sweet Illustrated Printable Calendar from Shhh My Darling

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Get this cute Free Printable 2014 Calendar Desktop Calendar from Clean & Scentsible

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Get this adorable “Year of Colour” Printable Calendar from Design is Yay

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Get this fantastic 2014 Free Printable Calendar from Home and Style

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Get this cute Year at a Glance 2014 Printable Calendar from Me in Lila Park

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Get this lovely set of Free Printable Calendar Cards from Mom Spark

Aren’t they so cute! Any of these would be fantastic for your desk. These eight were my top faves, but you can see more on my pinterest board Printables Here. Hope you all enjoy browsing through these fantastic sites as much as I did! I’ll be back with another crafty round up next month for Valentine’s Day.

My So Called Crafty Life Christmas DIY Round Up

Hi guys! Are you all getting into the Christmas holiday yet? I decorated my home a couple of weeks ago. I can’t ever wait till after Thanksgiving. Christmas is my favorite holiday! I finished up the last of my Christmas decorating tutorials last week, and I thought I would post a little round up of all of the holiday decorating tutorials I have had on the blog for easy access for everyone. Here they are:

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DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments

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DIY Vintage Christmas Card Signs

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DIY Hanging Winter Wonderland Terrariums

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DIY Upcycled Vintage Tablecloth Blanket

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DIY Easy Christmas Plate Collage

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DIY Retro Christmas Yarn Wreath

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DIY Vintage Soda Crate Advent Calendar

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DIY Little Angel Tassels

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DIY Vintage Wrapping Paper Wrapped House Night Light

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DIY Cute Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper Mats

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DIY Vintage Christmas Button Bracelet

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DIY Holiday Spool Necklaces

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DIY Star Tree Topper

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DIY Fabric Tied Lighted Garland

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DIY Drawstring Bag Advent Calendar

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DIY Retro Tinsel Christmas Wreath

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DIY Vintage Tablecloth Christmas Stockings

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DIY Vintage Christmas Card Bowl

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DIY Pinecone Elves

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Vintage Hanky Christmas Buntings

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DIY Recycled Jar Snowglobes

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DIY Holiday String Art

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DIY Fun Snow Family

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DIY Felt Peppermint Garland

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DIY Vintage Ornament Mobile

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DIY Holiday Themed Framed Vintage Buttons

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DIY Christmas Countdown Blocks

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DIY Cute Vintage Christmas Card Boxes

Hope you guys enjoy them all! Be sure to tune in next week for more Handmade holiday tutorials and round ups. Happy Christmas Crafting!

Christmas Crafting Round Up

Christmas crafting for me has come to a close, and now I am working on handmade gifts for family. I wanted to share a few Christmas decorating DIY’s with you before Christmas gets too close to make them. Here are some of the crafts I have on my list of things I’d love to make this season. Hope you like em!

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Check out these fabulous DIY Christmas Altered Art Mini Molds from Saturday Finds Here

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Check out these fun Log Slice Chalkboard Ornaments from Satori Design for Living Here

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Check out this lovely Wood Slice and Burlap Christmas Wreath from Finding Home Here

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Check out these adorable Easy Paper Straw Snowflakes from Echos of Laughter Here

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Check out this fantastic DIY Advent Calender from A Bubbly Life Here

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Check out these awesome Bright & Cheery Christmas Ornaments from Thirty Handmade Days Here

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and Check out this wonderful Car in a Jar Snow Globe from It All Started With Paint Here

Don’t they all look like so much fun! I want to make them all! Hope you all have enjoyed this little list! Be sure to check out these fabulous blogs too. Happy Christmas crafting!

 

My So Called Crafty Life’s Halloween Roundup

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Hi guys! I know a lot of us are gearing up for Halloween crafting, if we haven’t started already. So, today I wanted to share a little round up of all of my Halloween crafts from last October. Here’s a link to all of the projects from last year’s Days of Halloween!

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DIY Halloween Ornament Wreath

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Funky Halloween Heads

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Cute and Spooky Ghosts

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Halloween Tree and Spooky Ghost Ornaments

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Haunted House Bell Jar

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Spooky Hurricane Glass Candle Holders

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Creepy Cute Spray Painted Creatures

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Alexander Henry Ghastlies Bunting

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DIY Macbeth Quote Plates

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DIY Scrappy Monsters

I hope that you all enjoy looking through these! What are you all making this year for Halloween? I would love to see, leave me a link below. I will be starting my Halloween posts on the 21st. I’ve got some more fun stuff this year so be sure to tune in! Happy Halloween Crafting!