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Make It : Felt Luggage Tag Tutorial

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I often have trouble identifying my luggage from the sea of similar nondescript bags that ride the belt at the airport’s baggage claim. Some passengers have strategies to make theirs stand out:  buy patterned luggage, wrap brightly-coloured straps around the bags, and even dangle ribbons or charms from the handles.  With a few trips on …

Make It : Homemade Storybook for Dad!

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Last year on Mother’s Day, my kids gave me what is perhaps my all-time favorite gift. With the help of my husband, they made a little storybook called “Superhero Mommy”. Knowing that this would make an equally fantastic Father’s Day gift, I copied him and had our boys make a “Superhero Daddy” version for their dad for …

Make It : Camp-Inspired Placemats and Coasters Tutorial

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Are you ready for summer?  I can hardly wait for the scorching sunshine, backyard barbeques, and icy cold drinks dripping with condensation.  In anticipation of the outdoor entertaining season, I made some placemats and coasters by taking a cue from Blake’s great Camp-Inspired Leather Crafts. Materials you will need:  cork placemats and coasters, nylon twine (look …

Make It : Oilcloth Table

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Did you see the outdoor-table upgrade in the June issue of Living? It’s a quick and simple way to cover an old table with a punchy pattern. Oilcloth can withstand water and food spills so it’s a great option for outdoor entertaining. To clean, simply wipe with a sponge! We went to oilcloth.com to discover …

Make It : dresses for little girls

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I don’t have many chances to make things for little girls, so when Martha came with her vintage dish towel collection and asked us to make dresses for her granddaughter with them, I was excited with the opportunity of cuteness (and if this photo doesn’t do it for you, watch this video !) Martha specifically …

Make It : Gift Wrap Book Jacket Tutorial

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I am so excited for The Great Gatsby to come out in theatres, as it reminds me of these metallic and Art Deco-inspired bookcovers I love so much.   After spotting this Midori gift wrap, I knew I wanted to recreate a similar look with my own books. Materials you will need:  gift wrap, ruler, pen, cutting mat, exacto knife Steps: …

Make It : A Dessert Stand for Mom from HonestlyWTF

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Today’s guest post comes from the beloved Erica over at HonestlyWTF. They’ve just launched a new site, HonestlyYUM, which is filled with mouth-watering recipes and DIY tutorials centered around food and entertaining. It’s definitely worth checking out (now!). I’ve been wanting to make my own tiered dessert stand for awhile now. However, the risk of …

Make It : Bubble Printing

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Bubble printing is a fun kid-friendly technique using materials that you most likely already have in the house. In Good Things this month I bubble-printed paper to make tags, cards and wrapping paper. I love activities that entertain the kids while producing something useful. I think this year my kid’s grandmas will be receiving their …