Decoupage Tissue Paper Frames

I made these decoupage tissue paper frames from a whirlwind of inspiration. I saw a picture of some colorful frames on the Anthro site, but each one was $38. Ugh, it made me think twice – did I LOVE these frames?  The answer was no, but only because I knew

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Make an appreciation plate for Father's Day #fathersday #craftychica

Father’s Day Appreciation Plates

Father’s Day crafts can be tough – how do we find the perfect gift for someone who seemingly has everything?  These Father’s Day Appreciation Plates get right to the point of why we love our dads – or stand-in dads. The idea is to write out all the things you

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How to make bottle cap magnets - mini shrines! #craftychica #bottlecapcrafts

Bottle Cap Magnets

Check out my bottle cap magnets – because it’s always the right time for bottle cap crafts! ! All in the spirit of recycling, using what we would normally toss out. This one is a win on several levels because we’re also clearing out some of that stash in your

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5 reasons you need a Cricut Joy! #craftychica #cricutjoy

Cricut Joy for beginners

Here are my five tips about the Cricut Joy for beginners! To me, this machine is now an official family member of my studio. I’ve barely had it a month but I’ve been using it almost every day! This machine is like a sewing machine, or a glue gun or

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Cricut Joy projects - DIY Painted Planters! #craftychica #cricutjoy

Cricut Joy Projects: DIY Flower Pots!

Need more Cricut Joy projects? How about these DIY flower pots? Yes! Did you know you can embellish your painted planters with cute phrases? Let me show you how I did it! Here is a video I made of the process, but I also outlined it all below! First of

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Three-Day Weekend Craft Ideas!

An extra day to relax, party, and CRAFT? *Finger snaps in the air* Here are the BEST ideas for three-day weekend crafts! Let’s party! You can’t tell, but I’m raising both hands. Even during a pandemic a three-day weekend is welcome. I feel like there’s so much more you can

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How to make beautiful marbled polymer clay earrings! #craftychica

DIY marbled polymer clay earrings

  Polymer clay earrings have come a long way. I’ve been inspired by all the beautiful terrazzo-inspired designs I’ve been seeing on Instagram and knew I wanted to give it a try. Terrazzo tiles are spotted with contrasting colored inlays, they are such a classic look for homes, offices, hotels,

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DIY Milagros

  I love collecting milagros from Mexico. And  I love to use them in mixed media art and jewelry. I was thinking recently, I would

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Painted holiday trees #craftychica #holidaycrafting

Painted Holiday Trees

I am all about holiday crafting these days. These painted holiday trees are a result of many double mochas, binge-watching Christmas films on Netflix, and

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I crashed in a balloon ride – and loved it!

Flying high in the sky – and then crashing down – in a hot air balloon ride certainly tops my 2016 adventures! At the time I agreed to do it, I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d really follow through. Ack, the fear! But I did it and here’s how it went

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When Nana makes you check yo’self

We’re not going to be around forever. And even while we’re still breathing, we won’t always be capable of doing the things we do now. Even when things seem sucky, we really have to push ourselves to soak up everything we can and utilize all our senses. I was reminded

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