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Best DIY Secret To Softer Skin

I used to work in the beauty and cosmetics industry. And if there is one thing I heard a lot about, it was the importance of establishing a beauty routine. Ingredients are important too. All natural, good-for-you ingredients whenever possible! A lot of people suggest products like sugar scrubs for this purpose. Can I be honest? ...
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The Best Homemade Body Oil Recipe

This body oil recipe is one of my favorites. It softens skin and costs a lot less than expensive lotions and potions with similar ingredients. Plus it is all natural. Yay! What you will need to make homemade body oil: 1 Tbsp Shea Butter 3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil 2 Tbsp Olive Oil up to 15 drops of essential oil ...
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6 Simply Stunning Paper Flower Crafts

1. Storybook Roses These tell a story...literally...and a very romantic one at that! 100 layer Cake shares a perfect tutorial on making these DIY paper roses, fit for any bridal bouquet. Storybook Paper Roses Tutorial 2. Sewing Pattern Paper Peonies These just look so vintage-y and rustic, don't they? You wouldn't believe how Makela made them over at The ...
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7 Quick and Easy DIY Coaster Crafts

When it comes to quick and easy crafts that work for pretty much all ages and skill levels, embellishing coasters is a classic. Making DIY coasters are a great craft for parties or just an afternoon with friends.  Also, a set of these with a pretty tag or label is an absolutely adorable hostess gift. Here ...
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How To Digitize Your Drawings Like The Pros Do

It's fun to make little sketches and doodles. But learning how to transform them in to digital files (or vector art) opens up a world of possibilities. Once you turn your hand-illustrations in to vector files, you can resize them, color them digitally, and make print-perfect, professional graphics that you can use over and over...even ...
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How To Turn Empty Bottles In To Awesome Glasses

This is SUCH a cool project and product...I'm really excited Toms Liepkalns from the C&C The Bottle Cutter team shared it with us! He and his friends developed a better bottle cutter, one that accurately cuts just about any size bottle, so we can turn used bottles into tons of things like vases and drinking glasses...and this ...
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5 Minute Shadowboxes

I showed a super quick shadowbox project when I was on My Carolina Today this week and wanted to show you a little more about how you can make one too! Here is an 8 x 8 shadowbox I made all about my boys. These are so easy to make. The best thing is it ...
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Make It: Fabric Covered Boxes

Very talented crafter and CIW fan, Linda Kiddell, shared a beautiful project she was working on and we all thought it was so cool, we begged her to share how she did it! Linda was kind enough to demonstrate her method for making fabric -covered boxes. Here is how to do it: How to make a ...
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How to Paint Perfect Lettering

Ever try to create a painted sign, only to end up with squiggly, ugly lettering? Sign artists use rulers and lines to create cool lettering, but use this trick, and your handpainted letters and signs will look professional every time! What you'll need: Saral Transfer Paper A sharp pencil Something to layout and print text How to hand paint lettering: First, ...
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Handmade Chocolate Lollipops

  When I first moved to North Carolina, I worked in a bakery owned by a young lady who had studied at a top culinary school. She knew a lot of cool tricks, which made a job that started at 6am seem like a lot more fun for me. One day she made a chocolate design ...
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