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How-to: DIY Liquid Watercolors from Upcycled Dried-Out Markers

September 18th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

Liquid watercolors are a versatile art supply that kids, especially, love to create with. If you've got a stash of dried-out markers lying around, you can make your own liquid watercolors for free, in the process breaking down those plastic markers for recycling and upcycling one of their most wasteful components


How-to: Dyed and Glittered Clothespins

January 10th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

When I shared with you my round-up of clothespins embellishment projects, I left out my own personal favorite. These dyed and glittered clothespins are so saturated with color, so sparkly, and yep, so darn useful that I find myself making up a fresh batch surprisingly often. Read on to see how they're done


How-to: Painted Popcorn Garland

December 19th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

Popcorn garlands are a kid-friendly, easy, and fun holiday craft that the whole family can make together. Edible, natural popcorn is a great environmental choice, especially since you can simply take it outside to compost or leave for the birds and squirrels to enjoy after the holiday, and if you're looking for a food craft to do, then popcorn is also a great choice for everyone's tummies, since you won't have to worry about all that candy, meant for gingerbread houses or sugar cookies, that somehow ends up in your mouth! Of course, since I'm from the South, a plain white popcorn garland isn't nearly gaudy enough for me, so read on and I'll show you not only how to easily make a great popcorn garland, but also how to easily paint it to match (or NOT match!) your holiday decor



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