Simple Wine Cork Herb Garden Markers

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Ever wondered what you can do with your leftover wine corks? These wine cork herb garden markers are super simple to make and add a little sweetness to your garden.
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What you need:

  • 4-7 wine corks (As many corks as herbs you are growing)
  • This is the easy part because you get to actually drink a bunch of wine! These markers are so simple to make you can make them while you drink a few glasses of wine if you would like.
  • Fine point permanent marker, I used American Crafts brand
  • 4-7 different colors of acrylic paint
  • Sponge tip paint brush
  • White wire hanger (mine was from the dry cleaners)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Modge Podge

DIY Stamped Tea Towels

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An easy way to brighten your kitchen is with custom made tea towels. This project is rather inexpensive and super easy to do.
To make your own tea towels, you will need:
  • -tea towels (washed and ironed)
  • -paint for fabric
  • -fabric medium
  • -paint brushes 
  • -iron
I found almost all of my supplies at Joann’s Fabric and Craft Stores. I choose Martha Stewart’s paints because I really like her color selection.
A little important tip: be sure and purchase the fabric medium, it will help keep the paint soft and washable.
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DIY Colorful Bohemian Tassels for Bags

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I’ve been wanting to make a big, colorful, crazy tassel for ages. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to create one of these bohemian beauties of your very own. It’s such a versatile accessory: right now, mine’s clipped to my favorite clutch, but I can see one or two of these tassel on a straw beach tote, or even on car keys- anywhere that you want to add a little pop of color.
To begin, you will need:
  • leather craft lace in assorted colors (can be found at your local craft store)
  • yarn in different colors
  • scissors
  • a purse, clutch, or key fob

Supplies

1. Cut the leather craft laces into equal pieces. The length of your tassel will be half of the length of the pieces you cut (i.e. a 10” piece of fabric will yield a 5” tassel). I used between 10-15 pieces; experiment with the number of pieces to create the desired thickness for your tassel. I mixed both brown, gold, and purple lace to add variety.
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Magnetic Felt Fishing Game – Pattern & Tutorial

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Magnetic Felt Fishing Game Pattern & Tutorial
{This pattern is for personal use only.}

You will need:

  • Felt (4 different colors, about 8×10)
  • 8 Buttons
  • 8 Wiggly Eyes**
  • 8 Washers
  • 2 Extra Strong Magnets
  • A 12” Wooden Dowel
  • 3’ of ¼” Ribbon
  • Felt Scraps
  • Glue Gun

**Make sure the wiggly eyes fit inside the buttons you’ve selected. There are various different sizes, so it should be fairly easy to find some that work.

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Cut out your pieces (layer two pieces of felt for the body to save time) and assemble.

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Pin the fin to the fish body (one on each side), carefully making them symmetrical (if you are OCD like me.)

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