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Collections of crafts based on various themes.

I Like Big Buttons and I Cannot Lie!: 12 Button Crafts

If you love hoarding crafting supplies like I do, chances are you probably have a bucket of buttons in your stash. I like to think I’ll put them to good use one day…but truth be told, I haven’t yet found a project I liked that involved buttons…until now!

button collage

From cute pocket embellishments to even cuter bookmarks and canvas art, these 12 button crafts are, well, cute as a button!

I Like Big Buttons and I Cannot Lie!: 12 Button Crafts

Button Bookmarks
iheartnaptime.com
bookmarks

Fruity Button Coasters
bustedbutton.com
button-coasters

Cute as a Button Calendar
makezine.com
calender

Button Trinket Boxes
joann.com
contianers

Button Flats
ilovetocreate.com
flats

Crocheted Button Flowers
bustedbutton.com
flower-crochet

Heart Button Canvas
housewivesofriverton.com
heart-canvas

Button Mirror
bhg.com
mirror

Embellished Pants Pockets
pearlsandscissors.com
pants

Yo-Yo Pillow
fiskars.com
yoyo

Framed Up Button House
morestomach.com
up-house

Button Tray
melstampz.blogspot.com
tray

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9 Super Cute and Adorable Things You Can Make with Perler Beads

If you were the product of creative parents, you may remember playing with Perler Beads. Wheather you arranged them on a grid to make coasters for grandma or strung them on a necklace to play Pretty, Pretty Princess, Perler Beads have a way of transporting you back to those golden years of childhood.

Even in today’s trend-centered creative world, Perler Beads still own a space in the craft store. With large beads with big grids for younger crafters and smaller beads and intricate patterns for more advanced bead workers, this simple and humble plastic bead has stood the test of time…holding its own as other crafty trends came and went and disappeared forever.
If you loved playing with Perler Beads as a kid, chances are you’re going to love them even more as an adult…especially with these 9 Cute and Adorable Things You Can Make with Perler Beads!

perler-bead-ideas

Want some more Perler Bead fun? Check out these Toy Story Coasters I made last year!

9 Super Cute and Adorable Things You Can Make with Perler Beads

Chevron Necklace
thecraftedsparrow.com
perler-bead-necklaces

Wedding Cake Topper
somethingturquoise.com
perler-bead-cake-topper

Monogram Pins
handmadecharlotte.com
perler-bead-monogram-pins

Trinket Basket
vikalpah.com
perler-bead-trinket-bowl

Earphone Cord Holder
budgetbabe.dk
perler-bead-cord-holder

Camper Keychain
thescrapshoppeblog.com
perler-bead-camper-keychain

Odds n’ Ends Plate
triedandtrueblog.com
perler-bead-bowl

Coasters
crafts.tutsplus.com
perler-bead-coasters

Garden Planters
beadbaby.se
perler-bead-garden-planters

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9 Wonderful Watermelon Crafts

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means…SUMMER IS COMING!

katy perry pool watermelon

And nothing quite says summer like watermelon. Get your home ready for summer entertaining with these super cute and fun watermelon crafts! I mean, how cute are those little tennis shoes?!

WATERMELON

  1. Watermelon Doormat
  2. Watermelon Shoes
  3. Watermelon Serving Tray
  4. Watermelon Napkins
  5. Watermelon Garland
  6. Watermelon Sunglasses
  7. Watermelon Tote
  8. Watermelon Coin Purse
  9. Watermelon Coasters

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12 Sly Fox Crafts

Perhaps it’s the “What Does the Fox Say?” video that went viral over the past couple of months, or maybe it’s just their natural cuteness and slyness, but foxes have taken the DIY world by storm.  From cute pillows to adorable scarves and blankets, there’s nothing that can’t sport a foxy motif.

If you’re looking for some fun and easy ways to welcome this sly little creature into your life, you’re in luck.  With these cute toys, pillows, scarves, mittens, hats, sweaters, and more, you’ll be able to bring the crafty little fox into your home decor and your fall and winter wardrobe.

12-Sly-Fox-Crafts

The Best Fox Crafts

  1. A Lovely Little Felt and Flannel Fox from Leigh Laurel Studios
  2. Baby Blue Fox Pillow from Maureen Cracknell Handmade
  3. Fox Pinata from Oleander + Palm
  4. DIY Fox Scarf from Pretty Prudent
  5. DIY Upcycled Muslin Baby Wrap from Patchwork Cactus
  6. Foxy Faux Cross Stitch Bag from Confetti Sunshine
  7. Amigurumi Fox from Fairfield
  8. Mr. Fox Fingerless Mitts from Little Things Blogged
  9. Foxy Applique from Reese Dixon
  10. Foxy Cardi from The Pretty Life Anonymous
  11. Sly Fox Crochet Hat from Goodknits
  12. DIY Fox Mug Cozy from Kittenhood

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10 Things Every Whale Lover Must Have

On November 14, 1851, Moby Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, was published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Although Moby Dick is now considered to be one of the greatest classics in American literature, when it initially made its debut, Moby Dick was a wet flop.

First published in London in October of 1851, the story of Moby Dick was told in a 3 volume set titled The Whale. Although he had enjoyed success with his previous adventure style novels, Melville’s first tragic epic tale didn’t impress readers.

As is the case with many literary successes, Moby Dick was rediscovered in the 1940’s, and has since become a staple on school reading lists all over the country.

Relived in a variety of mediums, including books, movies, TV shows, and songs, the tale of the White Whale remains a haunting one to literary fans the world over. Fans of Moby Dick might also want to check out In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, a true account of a whaling ship that succumbed to the evil plotting of one peeved off whale. Many believe this was the story that motivated Melville to compose Moby Dick.

To celebrate the 161st anniversary of this epic survival story, here are a collection of some of my favorite whale-themed projects, photos, and yes, even cupcakes!

  1. What Lies Below from Lisel Jane Ashlock
  2. Whale of a Project from Full Plate Living
  3. Spouts the Baby Whale Earrings from marmar
  4. Fabric Whale from Heartmade
  5. Wooden Whale Plaques from By the Sea Decor
  6. Handpainted Fabric Gift Wrap from The Hot Glue Hangover
  7. Whale of a Cupcake from Dozen Flours
  8. Wool Whale from Kaboodle (Crate and Barrel)
  9. Man and Whale from National Geographic
  10. Spotty Whale from kirstyelson

Main image courtesy of Terry Fan

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