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Glitter owl decoration
Posted by Jo on August 6, 2013

Change the look of an out-of-style, discount owl statue with paint and glitter.

Quick china cabinet facelift
Posted by Jo on May 29, 2013

Update a tired china cabinet with a bit of color by adding ordinary wrapping paper.

Chalkboard place cards or buffet tags
Posted by Jo on May 14, 2013

Use Clear Chalkboard Coating to make custom place cards for your dining room table.

Simple Valentine’s Day wreath
Posted by Jo on February 1, 2013

Use tulle to make a simple heart-shaped wreath for Valentine’s Day.

Bird canvas mini paintings
Posted by Jo on January 14, 2013

Easily create your own painted canvas art with our downloadable bird sketches.

Monogrammed matchstick holders
Posted by Jo on January 1, 2013

Transform simple, corked jars into personalized matchstick holders.

Pine tree air freshener Christmas wreath
Posted by Chica on December 21, 2012

Create a unique Christmas wreath from classic pine tree air fresheners.

Easy canvas wall art
Posted by Jo on October 1, 2012

Create custom art by transforming an inexpensive poster into a mounted canvas design for your walls.

Simple pilgrim hat wreath for Thanksgiving
Posted by Jo on August 13, 2012

Create a quick and easy Thanksgiving wreath based on a classic pilgrim hat.

Display Instagram photos with a refurbished frame
Posted by Jo on June 27, 2012

Combine chicken wire with a refurbished frame to create a display for Instagram photos.

Instagram mini canvases
Posted by Jo on May 19, 2012

Use mini canvases and easels to showcase your favorite Instagram photos.

Decorative ceiling medallion
Posted by Jo on May 9, 2012

Add color and a message to a simple ceiling medallion to create a decorative touch for the room.

Custom seat cushions
Posted by Chica on May 7, 2012

Sew a custom seat cushion to make a hard chair more comfortable, and match your decor by choosing your own fabric.

Silhouette reading lamp
Posted by Jo on April 25, 2012

Create a charming ”Once Upon a Time” reading lamp using your Cricut machine or our free download.

Stenciled dresser
Posted by Chica on April 12, 2012

Use simple stencils and paint to add chic and modern accents to a simple dresser.

Make your own place mats or dry erase boards
Posted by Jo on April 10, 2012

Create custom place mats that you can write on with dry erase markers.

Decorate plates with edible stencil images
Posted by Jo on March 20, 2012

Look like a gourmet with this easy way to use stencils to decorate your plates.

Personalized Thanksgiving table runner
Posted by Chica on November 10, 2011

Embroider names onto burlap ribbon for a personalized table runner for your Thanksgiving feast.

Paper lanterns for fall
Posted by Chica on October 13, 2011

Use paint to liven up plain paper lanterns and give them a bright, fall look.

Candy corn coffee filter wreath
Posted by Jo on October 12, 2011

Use inexpensive coffee filters, dyed in colors, to make a candy corn wreath for Halloween.

Beach sand collection
Posted by Chica on September 1, 2011

Display your beach sand collection in a sleek and modern fashion with tiny, clear containers in a frame.

Custom canvas art
Posted by Chica on July 15, 2011

Create your own custom canvas photo art with the easy JetMaster framing system.

Make a family tree with Sure Cuts a Lot
Posted by Jo on May 4, 2011

Make a custom family tree with die cuts and mount it on canvas to hang on your wall.

St. Patrick’s Day clover place cards
Posted by Chica on March 3, 2011

Fill candy kettles with clover for a quick and easy table decoration on St. Patrick’s Day.

Mod Podge photo frame
Posted by Jo on February 27, 2011

Use classic decoupage to make a custom frame to brighten up your bare walls.

Mod Podge torchiere floor lamp
Posted by Chica on January 25, 2011

Use Mod Podge and colorful paper to turn an old torchiere floor lamp into something bright and cheery.

Indian corn candle holders
Posted by Jo on November 22, 2010

Make decorative candle holders from Indian corn for your Thanksgiving table or buffet.

Winter mantel or table decoration
Posted by Jo on November 15, 2010

Create a mantel or table decoration inspired by w winter forest with a few inexpensive supplies.

Computer decals
Posted by Jo on November 8, 2010

Make your own custom computer decals with your Cricut and vinyl.

Zentangle pumpkin
Posted by Jo on October 11, 2010

Use the Zentangle technique on a white pumpkin for a unique decoration for Halloween.

Halloween dinner party
Posted by Jo on October 5, 2010

Get some tips for planning a classy Halloween night dinner party.

Make a custom keepsake box
Posted by Jo on September 27, 2010

Use rubber stamps to customize a keepsake wooden box to hold your travel mementos.

Fall place card holders
Posted by Jo on September 13, 2010

Use mini straw bales and buttons to make fall inspired placecard holders.

Refurbish an outdoor rug
Posted by Jo on August 24, 2010

Refurbish a tattered outdoor rug by trimming it and creating a new trim border with duct tape.

No-sew Easter Peep table runner
Posted by Chica on March 29, 2010

Make a festive, no-sew table runner for Easter and adorn it with marshmallow Peeps cut out of felt.

Feature Friday – Rose-covered lamp shade
Posted by Jo on February 12, 2010

Cover a plain lamp shade with silk roses for a dramatic and sweet result.

Fall leaf table runner and napkin rings
Posted by Chica on November 12, 2009

Try this super simple sewing project to make a table runner adorned with fall leaves that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Then make easy napkin rings to match!

Thanksgiving wreath from clothespins
Posted by Jo on November 9, 2009

Make an interactive wreath for Thanksgiving out of clothespins.

Easy Fourth of July felt pennants
Posted by Chica on June 22, 2009

See how to make fun and easy felt pennants for the Fourth of July. This is a great craft for kids to help with, and the result is a fun decoration for your Independence Day party!

Welcome Spring with a daisy-filled topiary
Posted by Chica on March 19, 2009

Use colorful fabric and fresh flowers to decorate a topiary. Our design makes a great decoration or centerpiece for Spring or Easter, but can be easily customized to any season or holiday.

Refurbishing a dresser into a Moroccan style
Posted by Jo on March 9, 2009

Use spray paint and stencils to bring an old dresser back to life with some Moroccan flair.

Create a custom lamp shade with your Cricut
Posted by Jo on February 3, 2009

Use your Cricut machine to create a shadow design for a plain lampshade.

Create a natural centerpiece for fall or winter
Posted by Chica on November 11, 2008

Pull items from nature to help you create a lovely centerpiece for fall or winter. It’s so easy and inexpensive, and can be adapted to whatever you’ve got on hand.

Recycle wine corks to give a plain basket new life
Posted by Chica on August 5, 2008

Recycle those old wine corks you’ve been saving! Use them to cover a plain basket to create a charming picnic basket, centerpiece, or housewarming gift.

Use contact paper to cover your crafting table
Posted by Jo on July 9, 2008

Dress up boring, old, and damaged tables by topping them with colorful contact paper. Available in a variety of designs, it’s easy to apply and can be later removed. This will really perk up your craft space!

Turn a Mason jar bird feeder into a candy dispenser
Posted by Chica on June 24, 2008

Turn an ordinary Mason jar chick feeder into a clever and charming candy dispenser that’s sure to be a conversation piece for all your guests.

Curtains as closet doors
Posted by Jo on June 5, 2008

Replace your closet doors with curtains to give your child more play room (and fewer head-bumps) in his or her room. Easier to open and close than heavy doors, curtains also brighten up a room and provide for a fun stage atmosphere for imaginative little minds.

Different uses for place card holders
Posted by Jo on May 21, 2008

Learn about lots of new ways to use your place card holders, even when you’re not hosting a formal dinner party.

Make everyday soap special looking
Posted by Jo on May 19, 2008

Use decorative papers, ribbons, and embellishments to make your own fancy wrapped soaps at home. Even the most ordinary bar soap will be fit for a king when wrapped with a lovely paper!

Brightly colored toddler’s bedroom
Posted by Jo on May 13, 2008

See how Jo decorated her daughter’s bedroom in fun and bright colors. From wall decals to an upholstered chair to fun furniture, the whole room is a burst of fun and a true delight.

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