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DIY Guest Spot

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DIY Guest Spot

Have you set any resolutions or goals for 2019? I love having specific goals and writing them down to help with making it a reality. This year I decided to pick a word of the year. If you’re unfamiliar, a word of the year is when you pick a single word to set an intention to ground yourself in as opposed to making a list of a bunch of things to check off. When you’re trying to make decisions or plans, you can refer back to your word of the year as a guide for how to move forward. I have chosen the...

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Spooky Saturdays: Wreath DIY

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Spooky Saturdays: Wreath DIY

Are you enjoying the first few days of fall?! With the first official day of fall being only a few days ago, I thought something extra special was in order. I feel like it's been a while since I assembled a DIY, but I'm pumped for this one! I made a Halloween Wreath a few years ago, but it wasn't anything exciting so I knew I wanted to make something better for this year's Spooky Saturdays. I purchased very little for this wreath and, because it's made with scrap fabric, could be edited for any occasion or color palette! I...

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Frida Perler Bead Pattern from @CREATIFINY

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One of our awesome previous swap participants made an incredible original perler bead design of Frida Kahlo for last year's swap and we knew it was something we wanted to share! She, incredibly, agreed to share the pattern with us in honor of the block party! Thanks to @CREATIFINY for all the info shared below! Unfamiliar with perler beads? Check this tutorial HERE. When working with this pattern, mini size beads make the finished product about the size of your palm and regular beads will make Frida's face bigger than your hand. There's lots of options to play around with here to customize...

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Blog Block Party: Frida Ornament DIY by Mandy McCarty

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The next post was created for Bee Creative Swaps by Mandy McCarty. Mandy has participated in our Swaps in the past and Lizette reached out to her to see if she would create something special for the block party. She did not disappoint! Thank you Mandy for this awesome tutorial! You can visit her IG page here. Supplies you will need:1 Globe style lightbulbPaper or felt flowers (any colors or color theme you would like) I like to use both, but it’s not necessaryAcrylic paint in lite mocha and black, also a glitter paintMod Podge or clear spray paintHot glue gunPaint...

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Blog Block Party: DIY Frida Paper Puppet by Lizette Guzman

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Blog Block Party: DIY Frida Paper Puppet by Lizette Guzman

Here it is! The first official post of the blog party from my Bee Creative Swaps partner, Lizette. Stay tuned for more great content to be eligible for the giveaways! ​I made this Frida Kahlo paper puppet last year for my Viva La Frida swap partner. Coloring relaxes me so I really enjoyed making it. The puppet was the perfect little extra goodie to include in my swap partner’s package without going over budget. Supplies:Frida Kahlo paper doll coloring page link, created by usrforevermore@yahoo.comWhite Paper or Card StockColor PencilsScissorsSmall Hole PuncherMini BradsOptional: Laminating Machine Step 1: Drag your Frida Kahlo paper doll image onto...

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