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Summer Crafts Photos

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Driftwood Bird House I am so ready for summer, and I can’t wait to be in the fresh warm air! I’ve collected some images of DIY projects and summer crafts on my Pinterest and Pinzippy accounts to keep track of all the projects I’d like to try. Here are a just few of  my favorite. First is this adorable driftwood bird house. I love collecting driftwood and making natural looking things, so […]

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DIY Glass Bottle Cutter

cutting bottles

I want to share a homemade glass bottle cutter I made. Anyone that follows my blog knows I love crafting with bottles. I spend a lot of time making bottle lamps for my Esty shop and I’ve also been looking for ideas to expand my shop with more bottle type crafts. A few projects that have sparked my interest require cutting the bottle. I would love to add some nice […]

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Easter Egg Cupcakes

easter egg cupcakes

Easter is next week! I’ve seen lots of goodies floating around on Pinterest lately, so here’s my version of the bird nest cupcakes. These should put a smile on my neighbors face! I don’t need to go into how to make cupcakes, there’s a zillion recipes. For mine I used a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and cream cheese frosting. Coconut flakes dyed green with speckled jelly beans make cute little […]

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No Sew Medicine Bag

no sew medicine bag

I found some leather scraps from an old project and it was large enough to make a no sew medicine bag. I have always liked Native American style art. Sometimes I make replicas of Indian artifacts with my own spin off just for fun. The problem is leather can get very expensive, especially if you try to buy large pieces in the craft stores. The solution is yard sales and thrift stores. […]

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How to Make Crispy Caramel Corn

how to make crispy caramel corn

I have an easy recipe to make crispy caramel corn. It’s sooo addicting and it doesn’t stick to your teeth like the jello recipes! Ingredients for “crispy” caramel popcorn. It’s important to have the popcorn popped before cooking the caramel mixture. Smear some butter Crisco on a wooden spoon, this will prevent the caramel corn from sticking to the spoon when you mix it. Cook on med-high heat and use […]

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