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Welcome to our Home Projects page. Here you'll find all kinds of projects for your home, like home decor, home crafts, quick tips, and cleaning solutions. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent projects.

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I’m dressing up the Thanksgiving table with these recycled napkin rings.

Thankful Leaf Place Settings

by Marie on November 3, 2009

I’ve loved this post from Quince and Quire on Leaf Drawing. Even though I don’t have her artistic touch, I decided I had to make some myself anyway, taking a Thanksgiving spin on it. I wrote the names of people who will be at our dinner table, making each leaf a place setting. You’ll first […]

Guest Post by Cat of Designing Moms Inspired would be one word to describe the way I feel about the company I keep at Designing Moms.  There’s always a lot of crafty goodness emerging from either their studios or homes and I thought it’d be fun to share some of their recent Halloween creations. The […]

As I’ve been scouring the internet for a Mummified costume for my son, I came up with a lot of other really great handmade costumes. My favorite are these Pippi braids, she was my favorite growing up. I think I’ll be sporting these on Saturday! Pippi Longstocking Braids by Craftzine (pictured above) Little Chick Costume […]

Light Up the Halloween Night

by Marie on October 22, 2009

I’m contributing over at Craftzine today with a fun crafty project for lighting up Halloween night. These Paper Bag Luminaries lead the path to some scary tricks and yummy treats!

I was recently interviewed over at Todays Mama and talked about how yarn crafts are something I wish I was better at! So I’m sharing this easy to follow tutorial that I love from the Little Birdie Secrets for Crocheting a Flower. I’ve got all my supplies, some yarn and a crochet hook, and now […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering. The winners of the 3 books are: Christy D, Maureen, and Ashley F. I’ll email you paper crafting winners and get you your books! Congrats! Patricia Zapata from A Little Hut has just come out with a fabulous new craft book called, Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper […]

Scarves are not only functional, but super stylish. If you don’t have time (or inclination) to knit or crochet one, cut one instead. Seriously–it’s that easy. Find a rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit–something that is soft and has a little stretch. If you find 60″ width fabric you can get four single-layer scarves out of […]

Past Halloween Crafts

by Marie on October 13, 2009

Here’s a few of the Halloween crafts we’ve made in the past. What fun decorations are haunting your house this Halloween holiday? Halloween Fabric Wrapped Letters ~~~ Pumpkin Stitched Card ~~~ Mini Witches Brooms ~~~ Crafty Witch Hat ~~~ Creeeeepy Candy Houses ~~~ Spooky Spider Stitched Card ~~~ Mod Podge “boo” Board

Halloween is a fun time to give a ghostly gift with terrorific treats. We’re wrapping up this painted cellophane to give to some of our neighbors and friends, sharing some holiday fun. Supplies for Painted Gift Wrap: cellophane wrapping – cut into 24 inch square sheets craft paint – halloween colors paper plate sponges, paint […]

This Halloween Bat card comes alive with tissue paper wings. He’s making his way to your house to give all a good SCARE! Supplies for 3D Bat Card: cardstock paper cutter black tissue paper – a 3×12 inch piece black art paper white crayon letter stickers 1. Fold your cardstock piece in half to form […]

Mod Podge Halloween Banner

by Marie on October 6, 2009

Guest Post by Amy of Mod Podge Rocks Hello!  I am very happy to be with you today sharing a Halloween project after my own heart.  You see, I am a Mod Podge lover, and I try to incorporate it into most things that I do.  This can be hard with everyday tasks such as […]

Fall time is my favorite, I love pumpkins. Remember this fun Apple Yarn Craft? Well, we made some into cute little pumpkins too. Here are a few more Pumpkin crafts, getting us excited for Fall. Fall Leaf & Pumpkin Garland by Root and Wings Co Paper Strip Jack-o-Lanterns by Let’s Explore Beaded Pumpkins by Blissful […]

This fleece scarf is as fun to make as it is to wear. It’s a great first-time-sewing project and perfect for the upcoming winter season. I made these with Halloween colors to help keep us warm as we trick-or-treat! Supplies for Fringe Fleece Scarf: 1/4 yard of fleece (any color) scissors sewing machine or needle […]

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a crafting binge – and for my last birthday I asked for a sewing machine. Much […]

Diane from the Crafty Pod, shares all sorts of great crafts, tutorials and podcasts. She’s just come out with an ebook called Creating a Blogging Audience: An Unconventional Marketing Guide. There’s helpful information for marketing yourself, gaining a loyal audience, and how getting your readers to come back. It’s a good read for all types […]

Yay! I did it. I finished my baby’s quilt, only 15 months late. Remember this quilting post? I’ve made a quilt for all three of my babies when they’re born, something for them to always have that’s made from me! I love it and so does my baby! This quilt has a sort of ‘nine […]

Do you have lots of old pillowcases that need to be turned into something else? If so, here’s a few fun sewing projects using pillowcases. Travel Pillow for the car by Craft Addictions (pictured above) Pillowcase Pocket for a small friend by Elsie Marley 10 Minute Pillowcase Apron by Betz White Reversible Pillowcase Tote by […]

Here are a two simple crafts you can do using items found in your own flower garden. Make these fun and fragrant flower sachets. Instructions: Simple Lavender Sachet If you have lavender, now is a great time to snip a few off and dry them. Once your lavender is dry, you can gently rub the […]

Weekend Links: Oh Baby Baby

by Marie on September 5, 2009

My little one photographed by Crystalyn Life Images. A few craft and sewing projects for Baby: DIY Baby Wipes Container by According to Kelly How to Make Baby Burpies by You Can Make This Scrap Fabric Bib Tutorial (Star Wars) by Dollar Store Crafts Baby Shower Party Ideas by Hostess with the Mostess First Words […]

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