Link Love: How To Make a DIY Globe

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Sometimes you come across a craft idea that literally makes you exclaim, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!” and this was one those times. As soon as I saw that crafters were creatively upcycling old, vintage, or even damaged globes – I was hooked. The DIY Globe may not be a brand new craft idea, […]

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18 Ingenious DIY Button Crafts

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I love buttons. If you’re like me, you have thousands of buttons that just sit in your craft area and you never know how to use them! I seriously have a whole shelf of mason jars full of buttons. Recently I decided that it was time to put them to use. Today I’ve rounded up 18 […]

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Scrap Quilt Patterns for the Lazy Quilter

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Real talk: as much as we all love quilting, we don’t always love the hassle. So much time is spent cutting, piecing, marking, designing … all the little chores that are part and parcel of making a beautiful quilt. To be honest, sometimes quilting can be cause for therapy as much as it can act […]

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Take an International Staycation with European-Inspired Quilt Patterns

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My little sister recently returned home from studying abroad in the United Kingdom. As we wrestled with the zipper of her over-capacity suitcase,  I was reminded of Mary Poppins’ magic satchel that could store any number of items. The suitcase was literally a  treasure-trove containing a huge amount of  flower-embossed tins of English tea, luxurious […]

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9 Thrifty Sewing Patterns + Giveaway!

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A new year is on the horizon…and with every new year comes a new reason to start cleaning out your closets!  Whether you’re looking for fun ways to reuse old clothing or turn an old blanket into a cape or poncho, these thrifty sewing patterns will help you take what you already have and turn […]

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4 Ways to Refashion Your Wardrobe from Fleece Fun: National Sewing Month 2013

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It’s Day Twenty-Three of National Sewing Month! Don’t forget to visit our blog every day to enter to win our daily prize from Coats & Clark. Find the contest rules and enter below. Also look out below for details on how to receive additional entries for our National Sewing Month grand prize from BERNINA! Too […]

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Link Love: Delicate Doily Crafts

When I think of doilies, I immediately imagine lace gloves, tea and corsets. I have to admit, I don’t invest in doilies that often – they have always seemed a little too Downton Abbey for my day-to-day life. That said, as I  begin to host more gatherings with friends and family, I’m realizing I don’t […]

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You Made That Out of Paper? Thrifty Paper Christmas Crafts

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Let’s face it: Christmas can be pricey. But with Christmas months away, this may not be on your mind. Why not save yourself the mid-December anxiety of Christmas crafting and start brainstorming thrifty ideas now? After much thought I realized that one of the most available materials for crafting is paper. There is tons of […]

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Scrap Happy: More than 15 Kids’ Scrap Fabric Projects and Yarn Scrap Projects

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Crafts that are good for the environment are also good for your wallet. For tons of kids’ recycled craft ideas check out 20+ Crafts for Kids to Make from Recycled Items or our free kids’ recycled crafts eBook. Another great way to craft in a thrifty fashion is by using scraps: fabric scraps, paper scraps, […]

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20+ Crafts for Kids to Make from Recycled Items

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Earth Day is quickly approaching, which means (if you haven’t been already) it’s time to start caring for our planet. You can do this in so many different ways, and AllFreeKidsCrafts is here to share how to do it in a FUN way. Help Mother Earth by reusing her items for good. That could mean […]

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