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8 Repurposed Craft Projects


Wonderful Creations Blog

I love to recycle and reuse old supplies. Shopping at craft and home decor stores can be expensive, so I’m always looking around my house for things that I can give a makeover or reuse for half the price.

Today I’m sharing a few repurposed craft projects I created using items I already own. Instead of throwing things away, I decided to turn trash into treasure.

Book Page Cake Centerpiece

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I came up with this idea after trying to decide what kind of centerpiece to make for a baby shower. I love book themed projects, so I took a bunch of cheap romance novels from my sister and created a fairytale themed centerpiece.

Supplies:

  • 1 Book
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Faux Flowers and Other Embellishments

Instructions:

1. Tear several pages from a book. I suggest using a cheap book you can buy at a dollar store and not…

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It’s Ok To Have A Bad Day


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By Dr. Perry, PhD


“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe in maintaining a positive attitude in my life. But I also acknowledge that life is not perfect. It is impossible to live your life in an inexhaustible positive state of mind similar to a sugar high. Everywhere we look we are being told to be happy and that we have the ability to manifest our perfect life. Keeping up with the wave of positivity can be exhausting and at times, depressing. We can’t allow ourselves to be pressured to live a life constantly rushing from one positive high to another and avoiding any sadness or negative emotions.

Surrounded by the illusion of eternal positivity, it is normal to blame ourselves when life takes a downward turn. It is also normal to develop an aversion to anything but happiness…

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How to Cope with Negative Emotions on Your Own Terms


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By Dr. Perry, PhD


Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness.” ~ Joel Osteen

I am a mental health professional but I am also human and I like you experience a wide range of emotions. I am not a superhero with an impenetrable shield that causes all negative feelings to bounce off my chest. These emotions do penetrate my inner core but I have learned to set aside my personal hardships in order to properly guide my patients. There is a sanctity in the therapy room and the responsibility of helping others gain insight through what is often, difficult inner exploration must be respected above everything else.

In the therapy room, I cannot allow any personal hardships that I may be experiencing to contaminate the…

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See How to Make Cute Coffin Goody Bag Tags for Halloween


Imagine Blog

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Make Cute Coffin Goody Bag Tags for Halloween

In today’s video, Melissa shows you how to create this cute coffin tags for goody bags for Halloween using Fireworks Spray and VersaFine Clair. This design also uses Memento Markers and Pico Embellisher to add fun details to the Dracula image. Creating tags using Imagine products is fun and simple and Melissa shows you how!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour for several tags

Directions

Supplies

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Other

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Learn to Create a Mixed Media Halloween Project


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by Kassy Tousignant

Learn to Create a Mixed Media Halloween Project

I admit Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I couldn’t let this year pass by without making at least one project!  Let me just tell you that the irresistible colored texture spray in Love Letter makes THE BEST blood splatter for all of your Halloween decorating needs.  From stamping a great skull background in VersaFine Clair to creating interesting and wonderful texture and color with Creative Medium and the iRESISTible line, you have everything you need to create excellent mixed media projects.

Skill: Advanced
Time:

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Gold thread
  • Clear glass glitter
  • Prima – black gesso, paper flowers, resin frame, clay moulds
  • Tim Holtz –…

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Use a Plaid Stencil for a Mixed Media Christmas Card


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by Kassy Tousignant 

Use a Plaid Stencil for a Mixed Media Christmas Card

It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards! How about making them mixed media style?! Imagine makes so many wondering mixed media products that work great on canvas layouts and cards alike. In this project, I use Fireworks Craft Spray and a plaid stencil to create multiple Holiday backgrounds at once.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Liquitex – Flexible modeling paste
  • Prima – Heavy body gel, flower
  • Cardstock – white
  • Gold thread
  • 49 & Market – flower
  • My Minds Eye – brads and embellishments
  • Christmas patterned paper
  • Echo Park – plaid stencil
  • Stampin Up – dimensionals

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Affordable Pro Paints: Renesans Watercolor Review


The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi friends! Today we are going to take a look at Renesans artist watercolors from Poland. There is an ETSY shop in Maine that imports these and sells them in the USA and will be offering them to Canada later this week. These paints are high quality and very affordable with half pans costing $3.50, 15ml tubes at $5.50, sets of 12 for $30 in a metal palette and 24 half pan sets for $58 in a metal palette. Also if you purchase 24 individual half pans you get a metal palette for free. Also with the coupon code FRUGALFAN you can get $3.50 off (the price of a half pan) an order of $60 or more.

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I had many people ask me if I would show how I swatch my paints. I have been using the swatching stamps from Waffle Flower to do all of my swatches now because…

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Art is Freedom


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what2“The blank page is yours. Cast aside worries over art and criticism. Imagine a land without rules. Imagine that nobody has ever told you that you cannot or should not do this thing. Those people were wrong.” Chuck Wendig

You know what’s the one thing I find to be equally fascinating and terrifying?

A blank page.

It’s the most terrifying thing… because that page doesn’t care who you are or what you wrote before sitting down at the desk, doesn’t care how many people are waiting to read your words… it just stays empty until you write something.

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