CrescentMelissa

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Upcycled Tissue Boxes

What a rad way to up cycle a tissue box!

Diary of a Mad Crafter

This tutorial is pretty much the same as my wrapped bottle tutorial, only this one uses a tissue box. It’s a little time consuming, but the results are pretty awesome, so in my opinion, it’s worth it. No one would ever be able to tell it was a tissue box when looking at the after picture! It looks like a little woven basket! If you wanted to make a larger version of this, you could use a thicker rope, so you’re not sitting there for hours wrapping the thin jute string around it!

I started by taping the top of the tissue box, so when I cut the top off, it wouldn’t fall apart. After cutting the top off, I started gluing the jute on. I used a hot glue gun, and when I do this again, I’ll start from the bottom, rather than the top, though it’s not…

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Valentines Treats

These are so cute! And easy. Cute + Easy = Awesome

Wonder Woman Apron!

This is awesome!

PILLOWS A-LA-MODE

Work ApronRemember my Wonder Woman retro apron? (You can take a quick peek here!) I’ve made and given away three so far and have more in the works, but I wanted to make a simpler, non-ruffly version for art teacher Tiffany (one of the beautiful brides on my mantel!) who wears fun aprons at work in her job as a middle school art teacher. Then I received a bag of sewing hand-me-downs, and tucked between some fabric remnants was a denim work apron—just the body with a pocket on the bib, no neck or waist ties . . . perfect! To WW-ize it, I:

  • removed the pocket,
  • appliqued one of my WW bibs right over the top of the denim,
  • used the pocket I removed for the inside of a new WW star fabric pocket and sewed it on the skirt, and
  • made and attached star-fabric neck and waist…

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Victoria Secret Nails It

This is exactly what I look like on my way to yoga too! It’s just missing the minivan, the dog hair covered pants, and my coffee spilling down my shirt.

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Plate spinning

Sydney getting in on the Chinese New Year festivities.

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Best lunch date ever

At Ruby Foos celebrating Chinese New Year. Did you know it’s the year of the snake? Hissssssss!

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