Crafts

How to Make Colorful Window Stars | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells http://bluebellsandcockleshells.com/

A long time ago, I saw a picture of the most gorgeous window star that I had ever seen. It is actually made from four different window stars of different sizes. When I saw it, the first thing that popped into my head was “dahlia”, which is one of my favorite flowers. So I decided […]

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Easter Egg Geodes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We originally made these Easter egg geodes a couple of years ago, following directions from Martha Stewart’s website. Unfortunately, since then, Martha has removed her directions! Fortunately, I had saved some of the notes I made when we made these geodes the first time. Unfortunately, the notes were not detailed enough, so it took four […]

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Valentines Felt Bookmarks | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Groundhog Day/Candlemas is over and Phil the groundhog declared that we have six more weeks of winter left. Meanwhile, it was overcast and rainy hear, so I am wondering if Phil’s predictions count for the West Coast or if we get our own prediction. Regardless of the weather, Valentine’s Day is only twelve days away! […]

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Even though I am a Thanksgiving cynic, I wanted to make something for our seasonal table to differentiate November from the rest of autumn. I’ve been wanting to craft with wood more and peg dolls are an easy and cheap way to do that. I thought these dolls came out nicely, so wanted to share my […]

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Recently, Sola and I made some bubble wands. I was really surprised that they worked as well as store-bought wands. To make these wands, you need some copper wire (I used 18 gauge), beads, wire cutters, jeweler’s block, and ball-peen/jeweler’s hammer.The first thing that you will want to do is to decide how you want […]

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