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    Crafts – Create a Silk Flower Corsage

    A few years ago, my sister-in-law created a silk flower corsage for all women in the family. The two corsages I selected from her collection have frayed at the edges — I wore them out. Since, I loved wearing them so much, because they brightened up my casual jackets, I decided to create my own silk flower corsage collection beginning with a country rose. It’s so easy! Here’s what you’ll need to make your silk flower corsage: A silk flower Hot glue gun and glue sticks Jewelry pin backs Really good scissors or wire cutters to cut through plastic and wire stems Instructions: (1) Remove the flower from the stem.…

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    Scrap Yarn Project – Weave a Bird’s Nest

    I have discovered a variety of scrap yarn projects to which I can apply all my remnant bits and pieces of yarn. This project is fun and I think the results are beautiful. Additionally, the final product can be shared with Wildlife Rescue Nests. I can’t wait for a little animal to have this beautiful new home. Here is what you’ll need to make a woven nest: Cardboard pizza circles. I save the cardboard circles from frozen pizzas. They aren’t oily or dirty with pizza stains. Start saving the cardboard circles for circle weaving and other crafts. Scissors Pencil Scrap yarn Tapestry needle Ruler         Scrap Yarn…

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    Jewelry Display DIY

    I’ve never been one to wear much jewelry, but over the years I’ve been given costume jewelry that belonged to my mother and grandmother. It seemed a shame to keep it all in boxes, bags, and drawers and never look at it or wear it. So, a few weekends ago I created a jewelry display on the inside of a closet door. If you like what you see, it’s easy to replicate. Find directions for each jewelry display below. Jewelry Display DIY I completed all that you see here over a weekend. Jewelry Display Frame for Pin Collection MATERIALS and DIRECTIONS: Empty picture frames. I picked up the two black…