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10 Awesome DIY Projects for 4th of July

The 4th of July is right around the corner…which means it’s time for hotdogs, yard games, fireworks, and all the red, white, and blue attire you can handle.

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If you’re hosting a 4th of July celebration this year, there’s no need to stress about patriotic decor. with these 10 fun 4th of July ideas, you can create a patriotic play zone that is worthy of a firework celebration!

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10 Awesome DIY Projects for 4th of July

Tie Dye Tee

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American Flag Photo Backdrop

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American Flag Light Jars

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Bandana Tablecloth

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Burlap Banner

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Backyard Bean Bag Toss

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Tic-Tac-Toe Game

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Backyard Bowling

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Patriotic Balloons

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Boozin’ Tank

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8 DIY Gifts for Father’s Day

There are a few things every great dad needs: a meaningful daily coffee mug, a killer spice rub, and a good quality dad joke.

This Father’s Day, treat your pop to something not only useful, but handmade! With ideas for beer-loving dads, nerdy dads, corporate dads, and fixer-upper dads, here are 8 DIY Father’s Day Gifts that are sure to get you dad’s seal of approval!

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8 DIY Gifts for Father’s Day

Beer Coasters

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Handmade Coffee Mugs

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DIY Tie Rack

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Spice Rub

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Customized Hammer

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Gift Card Wallet

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Leather Catch-All Dish

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Handmade Lego Picture Puzzles

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12 Super Summertime Crochet Patterns

Here in the Midwest, summer is in full swing. We’ve already had 90 degree days and near 100 degree days that have made it difficult to enjoy anything outside. Couple that with some solid 100% humidity and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an indoor crafternoon!

These 12 super summertime crochet patterns are great for afternoons spent inside plopped next to your window air conditioning unit. Light and airy, these patterns can be worked up in near a couple hours, so you could be beach ready in no time.

12 Super Summertime Crochet Patterns

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  1. Pom-Pom Happiness Shawl
  2. Summer Vibes Bikini Top
  3. Watermelon Dishcloth 
  4. Crochet Flip Flop Key Chain
  5. Crochet Cover/Shawl
  6. Sweet Summer Vest
  7. Summer Clutch
  8. Granny Square Top
  9. Light Summer Necklace
  10. Crochet Tote
  11. Pineapple Washcloth
  12. Crocheted Summer Sun Wreath

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New Etsy Items Added!

Ok, guys…you’ve been asking, so here you go! New items have been added to the Between the Pages Etsy shop, including the “There are no wrong roads to anywhere” keychain, the Wilbur and Charlotte amigurumi, and Hermione’s tote bag!

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Even more items coming soon…stay tuned!

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New Etsy Items Added!

Throw Pillow

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Alice in Wonderland Necklace

how long is forever 3

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Frame

in that moment 1

Jurassic Park Necklace

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The Phantom Tollbooth Keychain

no wrong roads 1

Golden Snitch Necklace

open at the close 3

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bracelets

soul is the sky 4

Game of Thrones Wolf Pack Bracelets

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Hermione’s Tote Bag

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Charlotte and Wilbur Amigurumi Toy

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11 Crafty Food Ideas for a Grown-Up Disney Princess Party

Every girl may dream of becoming a Disney princess, but not every girl can…

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Not even ELSA made the final cut, you guys. The stakes are high.

Just like real life, becoming royalty in the world of Disney requires certain qualifications:

  • An Official Disney Princess must have a primary role in a Disney/Pixar animated feature film
  • An Official Disney Princess must be human or mostly human (Ariel)
  • An Official Disney Princess cannot appear primarily in a sequel or commercial failure

Some female protagonists, even those that hold the “princess” title, may not be included in the Official Disney Princess lineup. This could be because of one of several reasons: they are not marketable, their film did poorly at the box office, they are too young, they are not human, etc. In the case of Elsa and Anna, their franchise (Frozen) was so successful on its own that Disney figured they didn’t need to be part of the lineup. Tough break, ladies. Apparently it IS lonely at the top.

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Those lucky enough to make the cut were: Jasmine (Aladdin), Rapunzel (Tangled), Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Mulan (Mulan), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Cinderella (Cinderella), Pocahontas (Pocahontas), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Arielle (The Little Mermaid) and Merida (Brave). For the rest of us poor, unfortunate souls, we can only dream of joining the official ranks!

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One way to pretend you’re BFF’s with Mulan and Belle is to have a grown-up Disney Princess party! With these grown-up treats, you can create a whole new world of magic and childhood giddiness! Just remember to wrap everything up by midnight…mostly because, let’s be honest, we’re all gonna be passed out anyway…

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11 Crafty Food Ideas for a Grown-Up Disney Princess Party

Jasmine
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Use the flavor of Jasmine to ice these delicious Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream. Hopefully everyone can try one before Abu snatches them away!

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Belle
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Entice guests to the west side of your kitchen with these blooming Apple Roses. A soft sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar makes these sweet flowers irresistible to curious minds.

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Rapunzel
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She may have been trapped in a tower, but home girl certainly knows how to work a skillet! Serve up these tasty Rapunzel Braids in a cast iron skillet…or use the skillet to make a decadent chocolate chip cookie to enjoy with friends (or by yourself!).

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Ariel
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Life is better under the sea…and these Oyster Pearl Cookies are a sweet bite of better living! Don’t forget to serve them with a dinglehopper!

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Tiana
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Nothing says New Orleans like beignets. Coated with sweet confectioners’ sugar and a delightful mess to eat, these southern staples will help you catch your man in no time!

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Snow White
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This Dutch Apple Pie certainly isn’t poisonous…though you might want to tell people it is so there’s more to eat for yourself! Topped with tasty vanilla (or cinnamon) ice cream, this pie is a must for any princess-themed party!

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Cinderella
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These little Clementine Pumpkins can be eaten before, during, and after midnight without any risk!

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Sleeping Beauty
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Here’s a fun play on Sleeping Beauty’s pink/blue dress. These Pink and Blue Macarons are so cute and colorful…and they’d be even more on point if you mix the batter colors before piping your cookies!

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Merida
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These Big Brown Bear Cookies are perfect for Merida fans! Use a brownie mix to make your cookies, then add nails with slivered almonds for a ferocious cookie worthy of royalty.

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Pocahontas
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First of all, #hairgoals. Second, Native American Fry Bread is a great way to honor this beautiful Disney princess. A great accompaniment to stew or soup, this fry bread may not be all the colors of the wind, but it’s all the flavors of delicious.

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Mulan
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Nothing goes better with tea than these delicious Chinese Almond Cookies. A traditional Chinese dessert, these sweet and crunchy cookies are sure to bring honor to your party!

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The Road to Anywhere Key Chain

The first time I read The Phantom Tollbooth was right before my 31st birthday. Crazy, I know! I received the book from my aunt as a gift and tore through it in one sitting. I loved the messages about the importance of the journey, as that’s something that’s been drilled into my head by my parents since I was a little girl.

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One of my favorite parts of the book was this quote: “There are no wrong roads to anywhere.” I thought it so perfectly summed up everything we were taught about exploring every possibility, whether that be metaphorical or literal. I actually loved it so much that I turned it into this cute little key chain!

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Complete with a key charm to better convince you to hop in the car and just see where it takes you, this key chain makes a great gift for a graduate or someone about to embark on a new life-changing journey.

Made using polymer clay, this charm is surprisingly light-weight, durable, and super easy to make!

The Road to Anywhere Key Chain

Materials:

  • Polymer clay in desired colors (I used two shades of purple clay)
  • Small rubber letter stamps (I found mine in the dollar bin at Michaels)
  • Pen or toothpick
  • White paint
  • Key charm
  • Key ring
  • Paper towel
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush

Instructions:

  1. To create the clay circle, I marbleized two purple clay colors together. Once marbleized, form into a circle, measuring about 2 in. across and 1/4 in. thick.
  2. Use your rubber letter stamps to stamp in your message.
  3. Using a pen or a toothpick, create the hole at the top of your charm for the key ring.
  4. Bake your clay charm following the directions for whatever clay you’re using.
  5. Once cooled, place a small amount of white paint on your paper towel. Quickly rub it over the letters, then rub as much of the paint off as you can, leaving the paint to sink into the stamped letters. This takes some practice, but if you mess up, you can use nail polish remover to take the paint off and try again.
  6. Let your paint dry, then seal it in with a coat of Mod Podge.
  7. Add your key charm, if desired, and your key ring and you’re ready to hit the road!
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9 Photo Gifts for Mom

Word to the wise – Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re still looking for a fun gift for mom, check out these adorable photo-themed gifts that mom is sure to love (I’m not even a mom and I’m looking at making some of these for myself!).

Great for last-minute gifts for moms, grandmas, sisters and friends, these photo gifts are sure to be well-loved and appreciated for years to come!

9 Photo Gifts for Mom

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  1. Wacky Planters
  2. Crazy Kids Bookmarks
  3. DIY Luminaries
  4. Modern Photo Wall Art
  5. Homemade MOM Sign
  6. Lavender Sachets
  7. Silhouette Pillow
  8. Easy Cut-Out Canvas
  9. Generational Photo

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