DIY Fairy House For The Garden: Add A Touch of Magic!

Finished the strawberry jam? Wait – don’t throw out that jar! If you love nothing more than a gorgeous upcycling project to get stuck into, then we’ve a magical treat in store for you. Carley Duff has turned a plain and simple jar into a beautiful little DIY fairy house… and she’s shared exactly how she did it, with us! Check out her tutorial below, and be inspired to add a touch of magic to your own home or garden with this pretty little project.

Upcycling project: glass jar toadstool

You Will Need:

DIY Fairy House – Step-by-Step Project:

Step 1:

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Begin by using your clay to cover the lid of the jar, making sure it is fully covered (including the lip!) Once this is fully covered, you can roll small balls of clay, and flatten them onto the lid to create the raised spots.

Top Tip: When creating circles out of clay...

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How to make Graduation Hat Cookies

Posted by Cindy  ·  May 14, 2019  ·  Last Updated: May 14, 2019

Let me show you how to make graduation hat cookies.  You don’t have to order your cookies you can make them yourself! So if you know a preschool, Kindergarten, high school, or college graduate you’re in luck these sugar cookies will be a perfect addition to your celebrations.

Graduation Hat candies are another fun treat for a grad party. Of course, you will need a graduation card for the grad. These cards are printable and have a clever way to include some cash! We made a DIY lighted marquee sign for our party. Here are more graduation ideas.

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Sugar Cookie Decorating Tips and Resources

  • sugar cookies and royal icing recipes  and tips and tricks
  • graduation cookie cutters can be found at craft stores or baking ...
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Wedding Advice Box: Words of Wisdom From Your Guests

Good wishes, seasoned marriage advice, words of wisdom… your wedding guests (especially the married ones!) will have plenty of pearls of wedding wisdom to impart when the time comes for you to say ‘I do’ – so why not encourage them to do just that, by creating an eye-catching wedding advice box for them to contribute to?
Wedding Advice Box: Words of Wisdom From Your Guests

 Of course, it doesn’t have to simply be a postbox… there are so many creative ways you can convince your nearest and dearest to share their top tips with you. Check out Kelly Anne Jordan’s craft ideas below, and find inspiration for creating your very own wedding advice project in time for the big day!

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Words of Wisdom Wedding Advice Jar:

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Simple yet effective, this adorable little wedding advice jar is easy enough to create, even for those of you with v...

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Vellum Wedding Invitations: Elegance is Back

Preparing for your wedding is one of the most exciting, magical… and expensive times of your life! However, one of our favorite things about two people deciding to get hitched, is the incredible excuse to get crafting that it offers! From table decorations to seating plans, favors to invitations… there are just so many opportunities to get creative and immerse yourself in all things craft – plus you can save yourself a small fortune on hiring other professionals to do it for you. In this beautiful DIY wedding invitation project by the talented Vikki Gorham, we take a look at what’s trending this year when it comes to stationery…. vellum wedding invitations are IN! Check out Vikki’s step-by-step instructions below, and learn exactly how you can mass-produce this elegant invitation yourself...

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Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

When the occasional bug would enter my first apartment, I would put a cup over it until my boyfriend (now husband) could come over to “take care of it”. I never was a big fan of anything creepy crawly, but there’s nothing wrong with moths and dragonflies! …Especially the cute, wooden kind. These are adorable as indoor plant décor, but they would also be sweet glued onto wooden boxes, picture frames, or anything else that needs a little pizzazz!

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

I designed mine to coordinate with an adorable kids’ sheet set from Tarjay, and they would be sooo darling in a kids’ room. They could work as place cards or decorations at a gardening or insect-themed party as well!

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

what you need:

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

Folk Art Acrylic Paint
• Sponge brush
• Paintbrush
• Toothpicks
• 24 GA (...

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Inspirational Teacher Quotes Gift Tags

Posted by Cindy  ·  April 23, 2019  ·  Last Updated: April 23, 2019

Inspirational teacher quotes gift tags are the perfect way to wrap up a teacher gift!

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Use these teacher quotes to let a teacher know how special they are.  Be sure to browse hundreds of teacher appreciation ideas.

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Teacher Quotes Gift Tags

I have made these gift tags so they can be layered.  The large tag has an inspirational teacher quote. The small black circle thanks your teacher for being amazing. Download the pdf and print in black and white on white cardstock. Use can use colored cardstock if you like.  Cut out the tags and attach to s special teacher gift. A one-inch circle punch works great to cut out the small circles.

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Papercraft Explosion Box Card

The explosion box have been a hot trend on Pinterest of late, and we think they’re a fantastic way to breath new life into traditional cardmaking! Why give someone a card, when you create something cool and kinetic… using all the same craft supplies?! This is a project where you can really let your creativity go wild; kids will also love the opportunity to add decorations, and little surprises! You could create one of these colourful exploding boxes for Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and plenty more occasions!

You Will Need:

How to Make an Explosion Box Step-by-Step:

Step 1:

Start with the blue card. This will be the base of the exploding box. Mark out 14 cms from each corner, and use a ruler to draw a grid. Your paper should now be divided into 9 even squares.

Step 2:

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Using a ...

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Birthday Party Craft Ideas: Crafty Inspiration For Your Big Celebration!

Create and Craft,  believe birthdays deserve a BIG celebration! So we’ve compiled our favorite birthday craft ideas to ensure yours (or your loved one’s) goes with a bang!

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Birthday Cards:

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Birthdays come around but once a year… which is why we just LOVE to make a big fuss whenever there is a birthday celebration to be had! It’s also why we think that crafting a homemade birthday card is so important – why give something standard and shop-bought when you can create something truly bespoke? Not only do handmade cards stand out from the crowd when they’re all on display on the big day itself – but they also show you’ve gone the extra mile to make their birthday special, by putting in some crafty effort!

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Perhaps you have a lot of friends and family, or perhaps you have o...

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How to Make a New Baby Pop-up Card

We always want to welcome a new baby in to our lives but they don’t always come on schedule. Make several of these cards to have it when you need one in a hurry or when you are too rushed to make it at the time of a New Baby!

  1. Take a 6 x 6″ white card and envelope to work with and select a flowery sheet from the paper pack. Trim your selected paper down to 6 x 6″ so that it covers the entire front of the card.

2. To decorate the card further, select another floral print and fussy-cut sections to decorate the card corners and create a large frame for the rabbit sticker to sit on top of. A craft knife is perfect for cutting out these intricate shapes.


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How to Make a ‘Pretty Petals’ Mother’s Day Card & Scrapbook

Making a card for someone can be two pages or one big one. I am talking about more  like a scrapbook page. Look at the example below to get an idea of the “card” you could make for someone you love.

1. Start by choosing your patterned papers – I used four different designs and just sized them differently for the card or the scrapbook.

2. Cut your papers as follows and mat each one onto white cardstock and leave around an 1/8-inch border. I used double-sided tape to adhere the patterned papers to the plain cardstock.

For the card:
a. 5.5 x 5.5 inches (doesn’t need to be matted as it will be matted straight onto the blank greetings card)
b. 4 x 4 inches
c. 2 ¾ x 4 ¼ inches
d. 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches

For the scrapbook:
a. 7 ¼ x 7 ¾ inches (needs matting)
b. 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches

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