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May 17, 2014
So many great ideas in this list of handmade gifts for men! Just in time for Father's Day.

25 Handmade Gifts for Men

Let’s face it: It can be awfully hard to find great DIY gift ideas for men. Today, I’ve rounded up 25+ of my favorite finds from around the web for terrific handmade gifts for men, including ideas for cooks, campers, golfers, couch potatoes, bookworms and more. You’re sure to find an idea perfect for a special guy […]

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May 16, 2014
Easy yo-yo clips by Positively Splendid

Easy Yo-Yo Clips

I am always on the lookout for fun little craft projects I can whip up quickly to add to my gift-giving stash to pass along to someone special at a moment’s notice. This easy yo-yo clip craft idea is a perfect project to keep important papers organized in style, and these clips couldn’t possibly be easier to […]

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May 14, 2014
Love this cute men's eyeglass case. Free sewing tutorial!

Embroidered Men’s Eyeglass Case Sewing Tutorial

Give a personalized gift to a special man in your life by making him an embroidered case to hold his eyeglasses or sunglasses. With this step-by-step how-to, I guide you through the entire process, also providing a printable PDF to make following along as easy can can be. This is an easy sewing project and […]

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May 7, 2014
Such a clever idea! Package homemade treats in disposable mini loaf pans, and tie up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. Free printable tags included!

Sweet Year Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea (Free Printable)

Prepare a thoughtful (and delicious!) gift to show appreciation to a special teacher in your life by packaging up delicious homemade quick bread in mini loaf pans tied up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. I’ve created some darling free printable gift tags to finish things off with a flourish, too. […]

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May 5, 2014
The ultimate round-up of handmade gifts for women! More than 40 great ideas perfect for moms, teachers, graduates and more.

40+ Handmade Gifts for Her

Looking for a unique, thoughtful handmade gift idea for a special woman in your life? I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite ideas, many of which can be made with minimal time and on a shoestring budget. These gifts are terrific for mothers, teachers, graduates, neighbors or anyone whose day could use a lift […]

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May 1, 2014
Free printable Mother's Day card at Positively Splendid #yearofcelebrations

Free Printable Mother’s Day Card #yearofcelebrations

I don’t know about you, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for hand-written cards, and especially when it comes to Mother’s Day. I have a little collection of cards my children have made me for Mother’s Day in years past, and I know I will always cherish them. Truly, there […]

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April 30, 2014
Dove chocolates, free printable tags and a Mason jar turn into a sweet and memorable Mothers' Day gift! Love this! #SharetheDOVE

Mason Jar Mothers’ Day Gift with Free Printables #SharetheDOVE

Today’s post is brought to you by DOVE via MomTrends. Moms really deserve our appreciation, don’t you think? Thinking of my own mom, it is incredible to think of all the ways my life is better just because of the amazing woman she is. This Mothers’ Day, I have come up with a gift idea […]

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April 24, 2014
How to make lace flowers. You will never believe how easy they are!

How to Make Lace Flowers

Little embellishments can make a big difference in handmade projects, and today I’m sharing a super easy tutorial for lace flowers that are perfect for punching up everything from tote bags to sweaters, garlands and more. Using just a few easy-to-find supplies, you’ll never believe how simply these come together! Let me fill you in […]

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April 14, 2014
Create Your Legacy - Inspirational thoughts at Positively Splendid about the importance of creativity

Creating a Legacy

It’s been a long while since I shared a personal post, opening up about something dear to my heart. I hope y’all will bear with me today as I do just that, regarding a thought that started to percolate in my mind at church last Sunday and then was confirmed and galvanized with a post […]

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April 8, 2014
This rolled paper wreath is so pretty, and such a great way to use pretty patterned papers!

Rolled Paper Wreath

If you haven’t sashayed through the scrapbooking section during your latest trips to the craft store, you really are missing out. There are so many gorgeous, affordable patterned papers available these days, and the ways to use them go far beyond cardmaking, scrapbooking and other standard paper crafts! Today, I’m sharing a simple, beautiful way […]

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