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Faux Gem Necklace

Uses Balsa wood and nail polish – genius!

Faux Druzy Necklace 4

Click HERE for the step-by-step pics and instructions

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Drawstring Travel Laundry Bag



  • About 1/2 yard main fabric (fabric A, in my bag it’s the tan)
  • About 1/4 yard accent fabric (fabric B, in my bag it’s the patterned fabric)
  • 2″ x 2″ scrap of fusible interfacing
  • Matching Thread
  • Freezer paper
  • Fabric Paint

Click HERE for the how to

Also: think about adjusting the size for your son’s or daughter’s dorm room

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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Crafts, Gift it, Recycle it, Sell it, Sewing, Travel


Concrete Flower Votives


You’ll need:


  • Wilton Mini Flower Silicone Mold
  • Pam Nonstick Spray
  • *Mortar- not concrete
  • (6) Tea Light Candles
  • Container to Mix Mortar
  • Trowel to mix the Mortar
  • Sand Paper (Fine or 150 grit)
  • Spray Paint (Optional)

Click HERE for the how to



Decorative Bottles

Two options:

Option 1: Glue flat backed jewels onto the entire bottle. Let dry… done!

Option 2: Spray paint the bottle a flat color. When dry, use acrylics to paint geometric designs like in the picture. Let dry.




Swiss Army Style Key Ring


You’ll need:

  • Materials: Two pieces of wood (about 1″ x 3.75″ x 1/8″ each) Thin sheet metal (about 2″ x 3.75″) Two #8 machine screw lock nuts Two #8 machine screws, 3/4″ long Ten #8 machine screw washers Glue that is able to bond wood to metal (not pictured) Wood stain (optional) Polyurethane (optional)
  • Tools: Drill and bit set Tin snips Sand paper/sanding block Small binder clamps Pencil Ruler
  • Source Tips: Paint stir sticks are a good size to be used for the wood pieces. These are generally free at the paint section of most hardware stores. For the sheet metal, I used a baking sheet that I found at dollar tree for $1. This yields about 13″ x 9″ of metal.

Click HERE for the instructions and a helpful video

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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Crafts, Gift it, Leisure, Recycle it, Scout Meeting, Workshop


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