15 Ways to Bring the Beach Home

When I was younger, the first week of August was usually when our family would head off for a vacation. During my adolescent and teen years, , we often ended up at the same beach-side hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. My mom’s favorite activity was collecting shells in a plastic bag – she would gather […]

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Dog Days of Summer: Dog Themed Papercrafting Inspiration

Dog Days of Summer-Dog Themed Papercrafting Inspiration

This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from Panda Eight. July 3rd through August 11th brings us what is known as the “Dog Days of Summer”.  We see the warmest temperatures of the year as Sirius, the Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun each day. When you say “Dog Days of […]

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Your DIY Jewelry Summer Bucket List

Your DIY Jewelry Summer Bucket List

Everyone should have a summer bucket list, so AllFreeJewelryMaking has put together a DIY jewelry bucket list for you to complete throughout the rest of your summer.  With this list of ten stunning summer jewelry crafts, you will not only learn what are hot pieces right now, but also how to craft the always popular […]

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Kids and Camping Hacks: 17 Camping Crafts for Kids

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Ah, camping! It is one of the best summer activities. With warm weather and your family, you can escape to the woods or the lake with just a handful of supplies. In theory, camping is fun for the whole family. Time away means tuning out the rest of the world and spending time with one […]

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Summer Lovin’: How to Sew a Bag for the Beach

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Going to the beach is right up there with barbeques, outdoor concerts, and fireworks when it comes to the quintessential summer activities. If you are a total beach babe, you know that having the perfect beach bag can make or break your day at the beach. A bag that is too hefty or too small […]

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A Heat Wave of Summer Bracelets

A Heat Wave of Bracelets

Some summer days are just too hot to even step outside; but, staying trapped inside can be just as stifling if you do not have something fun or engrossing to do. Luckily for you, AllFreeJewelryMaking has put together a list of five sizzling summer DIY bracelets for you to craft right from your homes. Each […]

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6 of Our Favorite Tie Dye Designs + A Giveaway!

6 of Our Favorite Tie Dye Designs + A Giveaway!

Groovy. Radical. Totally tubular. There are countless ways you can try to describe the pure awesomeness that is tie dye, but the best way to appreciate this classic summer craft is to jump right in and start making your own! Once you learn a few of the basic tie dye techniques, you can create any […]

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Citrus Sweet: Build Your Color Confidence

Citrus Sweet: Build Your Color Confidence

Freshly cut grass, saltwater, and sunscreen are just a few of the scents of summer. Even better than the scents, though, are tastes. When I’m on the beach, I like to enjoy a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. Even if you don’t have a chance to lounge around in the sun, you can get […]

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All-Star Ideas: 10 Baseball Crafts for Kids

All-Star Ideas: 10 Baseball Crafts for Kids

Nothing kicks off summer like baseball season! Picture it: warm summer nights, sharing salted peanuts with your family members, hearing the crack of the bat as the ball soars into the sunset. Baseball is the epitome of a family-focused summer, which means these sports crafts are the perfect way to start your summer off right. […]

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Seeing Spots: Ladybugs’ Picnic

Seeing Spots: Ladybugs' Picnic

Sesame Street has a history of teaching kids on the sly, and the song “The Ladybugs’ Picnic” is no exception. While children watched those cute bugs play games, tell jokes, and toast marshmallows, they learned how to count to twelve. In honor of Flashback Friday, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite ladybug crafts. […]

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