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amanda lee
Interior designer, writer of House Revivals blog http://houserevivals.blogspot.com/
Interior designer, writer of House Revivals blog http://houserevivals.blogspot.com/
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Anatomical Heart Valentine {Tutorial}
Here's a fun Valentine to make for the person who holds your heart. I made this one for my husband last year. To make your own, you will need an old book page, some painting or coloring supplies, and optional stickers, washi tapes or embellishments. Start w...

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Valentine Pocket Hangers and Garlands {Upcycled Mixed-Media}
A couple of years ago, I found a great deal on old LP's in a local Goodwill. They were ten cents a piece, so I grabbed a stack of albums that met one of two criteria: good album, or good cover graphics. We keep an old stereo at the beach house, so LP's get ...

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How to dye wooden marbles and beads.

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Inking Wooden Bingo Balls {or: When You've Lost All Your Marbles}
I recently realized I'd lost all my marbles -- actually, that's not entirely correct. You see my husband's mother passed away a couple of years ago and we inherited her lost marbles. So, really, my mother-in-law lost her marbles, and I never had them to beg...

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Easy Birthday Easel Card
I recently wanted to make a special birthday card that had a little bit of extra dimension. Easel cards are perfect for this, as they fold flat to fit an envelope, but then stand up nicely on a mantel or desk. To save time, I used a pre-made card base. You ...

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El Nacimiento {the Creche} at Tucson Museum of Art
Around this time last year, my husband and I were on vacation in Arizona. We both love Arizona -- for it's incredible beauty and history, as well as for the lovely people who live there. We met and fell in love while attending college in Arizona, and it was...

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Easy Washi Tape Cards or Tags
Here is an easy last minute card or gift tag idea that helps bust your stash of decorative tapes and paper scraps, and diverts old book pages from the landfill. The use of classic holiday ornament shapes, allows you to successfully use non-holiday papers an...

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Paper Mache Father Christmas Tutorial
Don't you just love old fashioned Father Christmas decor?  Father Christmas ornaments always seemed a bit intimidating to me, so I never tried making them myself, until I discovered how easy this papier mache method is. I was watching some of my favorite Yo...

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Make These {Easy} Snowman Hat Ornaments!
These adorable little snowman hat ornaments are easy and fun to make, using recycled cardboard tubes and boxes. Last year, on a trip to Arizona to visit family, I wanted to bring my sister-in-law a set of handmade ornaments with her kids' names on them. Of ...

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Upcycled Altoids Tin Travel Spicy Farkel
A good friend was recently visiting from Colorado, and she gifted me with a Spicy Farkel game. This was the same friend who gifted me with a regular Farkel game a few months ago. I loved that game, and decided to alter a little round mint tin to make a trav...
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