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Acorn Crafts Round Up

November 14, 2014



Earlier this week I shared a tutorial for an acorn ornament…. ….. I kind of fell in love with acorns all over again. It doesn’t matter if it LOOKS like an acorn, is MADE from acorns, or has a PICTURE of an acorn- I’m loving it! So I put together a list of some awesome Acorn Crafts you […]

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“Surprise” Acorn Ornaments or Gift Boxes

November 12, 2014


DIY "Surprise" Acorn Ornament. It opens to reveal a small gift or hidden message! Full video tutorial on

Today I have a great tutorial for you! It’s not yet Thanksgiving so I’m not “completely” in holiday mode yet.. but I AM thinking about hostess gifts and decorations that would work for Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah OR Christmas. (That’s a tough order to fill, right?) Well, these acorn ornaments are that “shabby glamorous” look […]

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Review it & DO IT! Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

October 1, 2014


Spooky Goblets using Krylon Frosted Glass Effect

I love to decorate for the different holiday seasons-and I especially love making crafty items for our parties and family get-togethers. (And Halloween crafting is my FAVORITE!)  But what if you don’t want to *store* all of those decorations and supplies? Well, then make something that you can re-use for the next season, of course! […]

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Embossed Autumn Cards using Pan Pastels

September 22, 2014

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Embossed Cards Using Pan Pastels

Happy first day of Autumn! I’m not gonna lie, fall is my favorite. I like the cooler days, the crisp apples, and the happy advent of the mega crafting season! Today I have  a flash-back card for you- one I did for CraftsUnleashed back in 2011. I’m reposting it because I still kinda like it. Is […]

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Holiday Place Setting Treat Boxes

November 26, 2013


Place Setting Treat Boxes- tutorial from

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and I’m doing some last-minute crafting and decorating. I decided that this year each person would get their name on their plate along with a little treat. I used the Candy Box Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to create my Holiday Place Setting Treat Boxes […]

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Embellished Decoupaged Thanksgiving Candles Tutorial (#TurkeyTableScapes)

November 18, 2013


#TurkeyTableScape from CraftTestDummies

We often travel over Thanksgiving, but this year we are staying home and offering the feast. It’s going to be extra-special this year as our Italian foreign-exchange student will be having her first American Thanksgiving. So of course, I’m going to make it a little extra-special with this pretty- but easy- tablescape (#turkeytablescapes) featuring decoupaged […]

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“Nevermore” Halloween Lantern

October 12, 2013


NeverMore Halloween Lantern

It’s coming, it’s coming!!! Halloween, that is! And it’s so much fun to dress up the house with fun and easy crafts. Today I have an idea for you courtesy of Joann Fabric and Craft Stores- a Halloween Lantern inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. It’s really easy, too. To get started, you’ll need to take […]

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How-To: Beaded Napkin Rings for your Thanksgiving Table

November 8, 2012


This post originally appeared on CraftsUnleashed while I was a design team member there. But now it’s time for you to have the crafty goodness here! All supplies were from I just realized that I don’t have ANY napkin rings for my Thanksgiving Dinner table- so I got out some supplies that I had […]

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Fall Serving Tray featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints

September 17, 2012


Fall Serving Tray featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints by Plaid

Last week I shared my review of the Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints from Plaid and you got a sneaky peek of a work in progress. But today you get the whole tutorial of how I transformed a “blah” glass serving dish into a lovely fall focal point! Can you believe that I found a […]

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Tutorial: “Tree” Embossed Card for Fall or Winter

December 29, 2011



Here’s another tutorial originally posted on CraftsUnleashed– the “Tree” theme is perfect for fall and winter holidays. I love sending cards – it’s a nice way for me to tell some of my friends and relatives that I’m thankful for them. However, you can adapt this card to be a thank you card, thinking of […]

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Quick-Quotes “Fall Splendor” 12×12 Double-Page Layout Kit

October 6, 2011


Plaque Final

Do you ever get stuck in a scrapbook block? Do you get so overwhelmed by uncoordinating products just stashed and tucked everywhere throughout your craft space?  You have the photos, you want to make that scrapbook page, but you just can’t find the inspiration or direction to get the job done.  Well, like a Batman […]

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Thanksgiving Give-Away: Origami Book (and resources,too!)

November 24, 2008


(((Please note: this item has been given away. Thanks for visiting, and read on, anyway!))) Well, I’ve got a little Thanksgiving give away for you: a book called “Fantastic Folds: Origami Projects” by Andrew Stoker. It’s chock-full of origami animals, boxes, envelopes, and other goodies. I was into making little gift boxes for a while, […]

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Last Minute Hostess Gifts- Leaf Wine Glass Coasters

November 23, 2008


If your life is anything like mine, you constantly need little gifties to hand out. (Thankfully, it’s a small price to pay for someone else cooking dinner!) Anyhoo, I ran across this cute idea at CraftStylish and I’m going to get a-sewing so that I have a set of these for my Thanksgiving Hostess. (By […]

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