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Easy Rusty Crusty Halloween Cauldron

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Today I am revisiting a post that I originally posted on Oct. 18, 2012.  I had a pinned an awesome picture of a rusty cauldron that the website Haunt Forum had made from a cheap plastic cauldron.  I just so happened to have purchased an $8 black plastic cauldron from Wal-Mart and wanted my cauldron to look just like theirs. I followed their directions exactly but it was a Pinterest fail.   One of the steps was pretty funny and that was to add some instant oatmeal to some tacky glue and apply ... Read more

Wicked Witch Costume - DIY Wicked Witch Costume made from a thrift store wedding dress. Use some dye to transform a white wedding dress to a black witch costume for Halloween. This was so much easier to do than I thought it was going to be!

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Wicked Witch Costume - DIY Wicked Witch Costume made from a thrift store wedding dress. Use some dye to transform a white wedding dress to a black witch costume for Halloween. This was so much easier to do than I thought it was going to be!

When I was a little girl Halloween was all about the candy, the costume was just a means to an end. 50% of the time I ended up being a hobo, it was quick, easy, cheap and we usually had all the items on hand. The only make-up I used was some eyebrow pencil to make a stubbly beard. After that I was out the door and on my way to candy heaven. With five kids, we have gone through a lot of costumes over the years and not one was a hobo costume. I've learned a few tricks to help keep the cost of ... Read more

DIY Necklace - These DIY Ice Cream Cone necklaces are darling. They are a perfect craft for kids to make and would make a great gift!

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DIY Necklace - These DIY Ice Cream Cone necklaces are darling. They are a perfect craft for kids to make and would make a great gift!

We are thrilled to have Melanie from Artzy Creations back to share her darling Ice Cream Cone Necklaces with us! Hi to all of the Made From Pinterest Fans! I'm Melanie from Artzy Creations and I'm excited today to share with you this fun project for ice cream necklaces. My daughters LOVE ice cream. What kid doesn't right? My youngest daughter Lily loves ice cream so much that she once wanted to change her middle name to strawberry ice cream. Yes, she's that serious about her ice cream! Lol! ... Read more

A great roundup of patriotic and BBQ ideas for Memorial Day!

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A great roundup of patriotic and BBQ ideas for Memorial Day!

Happy Labor Day!   It dawned on me early this morning that tomorrow is Labor Day. As I prepared this post I also realized that I look at patriotic holidays differently since marrying my husband. Both of his parents immigrated from Holland to the US in their early 20's. My father-in-law came over first and worked for year before my mother-in-law could join him. They were married within a year after her arrival and started their family shortly after. I can't imagine what it would be ... Read more

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Mason Jar Wreath ∣ Autumn Market Party Hop

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All things must come to an end and unfortunately this is the last day of our Autumn Market Party Hop. So sad! But wow.  We have had some incredible projects that were presented this week and we hope that you found more than one great idea to get you into the fall mood! But wait! We still have three more darling creations to inspire you and one of them is a Mason jar Wreath that my sister Tracy made. Check this out!  Don't you just love these colors? Here is our tutorial to make one for ... Read more

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Autumn Market Party Hop ∣ Day Four

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Well, this Autumn Market Party Hop is going on all week.....now that's my kinda party!  If you've missed the previous projects that have been presented, check them out here and here!  Really....they are super darling! And so are today's projects!  Check out these super cute fall crafts that you can make yourself.   DIY Tote Bag by See Vanessa Craft Free Printable Welcome Sign by Paging Supermom DIY Pie Boxes by Confetti Sunshine If these projects don't get you in the mood for ... Read more

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Paper Pumpkins ∣ Autumn Market Day Three

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So did you love yesterday's Autumn Market Party Hop projects? If you didn't see them, check them out HERE! Nine Uh-MAZING bloggers each created a fall project and we will be presenting them here all this week. Isn't that fun?? Don't miss a single day of this creative Autumn Market Party Hop! Today we have three more projects that you can make for any upcoming fall party that you might be having including one of the projects that we made...Paper Pumpkins! But make sure you read to the end of ... Read more

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Cute Kids Watermelon Hat

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Hi Everyone! It's Melanie from Artzy Creations here with another DIY project for you. This is a project for a Cute Kids Watermelon Hat. Both of my girls since they were babies have loved hats. My Mom is an avid knitter and would knit the girls some adorable hats & of course, I would buy them some too. My favorite was a crocheted strawberry hat. It was too cute for words. Anyhow, I've been inspired by all of the latest DIY'ers out there that have been using watermelon for inspiration. This ... Read more

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Jeans Repair with Lace Inset Tutorial

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When it comes to raising kids, I am one of the luckiest gals around. One of the reasons I am so lucky is that I am the baby of the family, which means, I have the good fortune to benefit from Debbie (the Oldest) and Tracy’s (the Middle Child) parenting experience. Here is one of my favorite tips from Debbie: Say "Yes" as often as you can. Make your “No’s” really count for something. Save them for when you really need them. I have used this advice so many times and been so glad I did. I have ... Read more

4th of July Mason Jar Candles.  So easy!

4th of July Mason Jar Candles

4th of July Mason Jar Candles.  So easy!

I don't know about you but red, white and blue are quickly popping up all around our house as I bring out our patriotic decorations. With the 4th of July fast approaching (can you believe THAT?!) we have a fun and easy craft to bring some American color into your home and your kids can even help too! Just take a look at these darling 4th of July Mason Jar Candles! Here's what you will need to get started: Pint or quart sized mason jars White long grain rice Food coloring (I ... Read more

DIY 4th of July Bandanna Tablecloth Tutorial

4th of July Bandanna Tablecloth

DIY 4th of July Bandanna Tablecloth Tutorial

This 4th of July Bandanna Tablecloth took me a year to finish. Not because it was hard to do. No, it is easy to make, which is part of its charm. It took a year to make because not all bandannas are made the same. They may be created by the same company, all marked as the same size, bought at the same store, at the same time and still be different sizes. Completely different sizes. But it is sort of my fault. I suspected I should order nicer quality bandannas online. But two things got in ... Read more

4th of July Rustic Mason Jar. What a darling centerpiece!

4th of July Rustic Mason Jar

4th of July Rustic Mason Jar. What a darling centerpiece!

Made From Pinterest would like to welcome Melanie Artz from Artzy Creations.  We are so lucky that Melanie has agreed to be a monthly contributor on our blog.  Look for her great posts on the first Friday of every month and are you going to love what she has for us today!  4th of July Rustic Mason Jars Hi to all the Made From Pinterest fans! I'm Melanie Artz from Artzy Creations and I'm so excited to be here with you today. I blog about DIY, crafts, kids crafts along with a few recipes and ... Read more

4th of July Kids Tee Shirt

4th of July Kids Tee Shirts

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We are big holiday people in my family.   We'll take any excuse to decorate, play games and eat food. The 4th of July was a holiday that I always looked forward to when I was growing up.  My family had a boat and if you want to hear a funny story about our family boat, check out my sister's Sherri's post here! Anyway, our family would always  take our  boat out to Catalina Island off the Southern California coast for the 4th of July weekend.  But before we left, our Dad would buy the boxes ... Read more

DIY Oxfords - This tutorial shows how to transform plain $5 sneakers into something special. So easy!

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DIY Oxfords - This tutorial shows how to transform plain $5 sneakers into something special. So easy!

Is it really that bad to lie? These shoes are liars. Pretenders. Fakes. Faux is a nicer word. But at the end of the day, they are not what they are trying to look like they are. And I am okay with it. Because they cost me less than 10 bucks. And they are cute. Is it really a lie if the lie is so obvious, that  anyone can spot it? Like these DIY Oxfords. You know they are not really oxfords. Right? I was raised by a liar. The best liar. He told me a whopper that was so obvious I should have ... Read more

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Silky Soft Play Dough

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Hello all my favorite MFP readers!  This is Carole from My Kitchen Escapades and I am tickled to be back here to share my latest fun recipe with you....especially if, like me, you will have a house full of little hands this summer that need something fun to do. I really do adore summer break.  Honest.  It is just hard for me to get into the new laid-back version of my day.  All school year long, my body is well programmed for the alarm to go off every morning at 5:30 am and then almost every ... Read more

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Inexpensive Playground Equipment

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Here’s an Alternative to Expensive Playground Equipment. (via livedan330.com) If you have ever suffered from sticker shock after shopping for a swingset or playground equipment for your kids, here is an idea you may want to consider.  I was at a military surplus store one day and they had cargo nets that caught my eye. Having… ... Read more

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Cracked Marble Jewelry

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We are so happy to have Linda from It All Started With Paint with us today to share this craft. I want some in every color! This project will bring out the kid in you, but it looks so very grown up! Make sure to check out Linda's Blog Mason Jar Crafts Love too. Linda has so many good ideas, one blog just can't hold them all! Take it away Linda! As a teenage girl in New Jersey – complete with my Farah Fawcett wanna-be hairstyle – I worked at the mall. As did many of my high school classmates ... Read more

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DIY Ombre Leather Tags

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DIY Ombre Leather Tags (via http://cladandcloth.com/) And here I go, again, with the gold spray paint.  I could try to say something witty here to explain yet another gold spray paint post, but I’m going to skip that for the good of those reading this.  Without further adieu, DIY Ombre Leather Tags… ... Read more

DIY Etched Glass Tutorial to make a darling liquid soap dispenser!

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DIY Etched Glass Tutorial to make a darling liquid soap dispenser!

Ya know, there are pins that I have seen floating around Pinterest since Pinterest started.  I call them "classic" pins.  They have withstood the test of time (in the short time that Pinterest has been around) and continue to resurrect themselves into my feed. Today is about one of those "classic" pins - an Etched Glass Soap Dispenser.  I will be very surprised if you haven't already seen it.  Like I said, I think it's a classic. I have wanted to make this since the first day that I ... Read more

DIY Anthropologie Bowls

DIY Anthropologie Bowls

DIY Anthropologie Bowls

Take a look at these DIY Anthropologie Bowls! Do you all remember the TV show, the A-Team?  My hubby and I used to watch it all the time and still to this day we will tease each other about one line that Hannibal used to always say which was "I love it when a plan comes together!" For example, maybe I will be working on something whether it be a recipe, a craft, a lesson, a presentation, whatever, and something will happen that I didn't plan that made whatever I was working on even ... Read more