Straw Hat Scores Sophisticated Shimmer

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Viktoria blogs over at By Viktoria. She shared her excitement about this floppy straw hat she found by frequenting the Dollar Spot at Target. (Clearly Viktoria is a girl after my own heart!)

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Blinged-Up Basic Sunglasses

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“This craft was inspired by an item that I MUST have on a daily basis: SUNNIES,” shares April on her blog, Gingerbread. Due to medical issues, April needs to wear sunglasses whenever she’s outside. Needless to say, she goes through sunglasses pretty fast, which is why April was excited to discover that her dollar store sold sunglasses that were sturdy and had a trendy shape.

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Old Bangles to Colorful Summer Bracelets

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At My Craftily Ever After, Ashley confesses her love/hate relationship with jewelry. “I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings…but when it comes to bracelets, necklaces, and even rings that aren’t my wedding ring…I just feel awkward.” To prove her point, Ashley submits these silver bangle bracelets which she’d owned for a few years but rarely wore because the jangling noise they make bothered her.

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Whimsical Squirrel Pins from Scraps

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Nicole from The Felted Fox shares a problem that many crafters will be familiar with.  “When I first started to sew, every piece of fabric seemed important.  After each project I would end up with a pile of scrap fabric that I just couldn’t bring myself to throw out,” she says.

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Baseball Cuff Bracelets

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I’m really loving all the cuff bracelets I’ve been seeing crafty people make, lately.  I’m super excited about the ones that Jennifer of The Magic Brush is making from old baseballs!

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Tote Bag Makeover

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Here’s a super cute makeover from Amy Jo, who blogs at The Little Moments.  Amy Jo had one of those bags that gets handed out for free at business conferences.  You know the kind–they are practically indestructible, but unfortunately ugly.

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Lego Jewelry

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At Doodle Craft, Natalie came up with a great way to turn Legos into jewelry.  If you have kids, you probably have Legos, and if you’ve stepped on one too many, this could potentially be a great way to repurpose the ones you find on the floor!

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Shabby Chic Accessory Armoire

Armelle from La Vie Vintage Bleu finally got the new armoire she’d been hoping for when her hubby found a castoff sitting on the neighbor’s curb. The biggest battle was eliminating an old wood smell that just wouldn’t go away. Luckily, Armelle finally won with some odor-sealing shellac and plenty of airing out time.  It {…Read More…}