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Crafts | Make Canvas Photo Prints

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Canvas photo prints — black and white photos transferred to canvas — are a unique alternative to hanging... Read More »

Crafts | Design Custom Dinnerware

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Anyone who has ever spent time searching for the perfect set of dishes knows how frustrating it can... Read More »

Crafts | Punched Tin Pie Plates

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When my family moved into our house years ago, I looked at the empty spaces waiting to be... Read More »

Crafts | Make an Ocean Diorama

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Summer vacations mean bare feet, the smell of sunscreen, catching fireflies at night, and watermelon seed fights. For... Read More »

Crafts | Make Decorative Matchboxes

Crafts | Make Decorative Matchboxes

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Matchboxes offer multiple opportunities for use in artwork, playtime, organization, and gift giving. There are so many ways... Read More »

Create Your Own Nesting Dolls

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Matryoshka Dolls have delighted me since childhood.  There is something surprising and whimsical about taking apart a figurine... Read More »

Crafts | Make a Decorative Tin

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Slipping a small note or gift in a decorative re-purposed mint tin is a creative way to show... Read More »

Crafts | Make a Hanging Lantern

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During the summer months, there’s a period of the day between dusk and nightfall when it’s not dark... Read More »

Crafts | Make a May Basket

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When I was a child growing up in Maine, my grandparents came to our house each and every... Read More »

An Easter Outfit

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I am saddened by the fact that this is my last post here at The Crafty Yankee.  I... Read More »

Paint Chip Napkin Rings

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Tulips were the hot item at the farmers market this weekend.  I couldn’t resist grabbing a gorgeous pink... Read More »

Crafts | Make Vintage Scented Lavender Hearts

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For a special handmade gift, a vintage-inspired scented lavender heart is sure to please. Antique linen and old-fashioned... Read More »

Valentine Crafts | Make Felted Conversation Hearts

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Pretty and fun as they are, Valentine candy conversation hearts aren’t exactly healthy. To keep the fun of... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Wine Tags

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If you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s dinner for two, or a Valentine’s bash for friends, why not wear... Read More »

Crafts | Make a Tablet Cover from Felt

Crafts | Make a Tablet Cover from Felt

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Electronics were a hot ticket this holiday. iPads, iPhones, Kindles and Nooks — anything with a touch screen... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make Vintage Postcard Ornaments

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When I came home for the holidays, my mom showed me her latest craft—these lovely Christmas ornaments, made... Read More »

Crafts | Make Fabric Gift Bags

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As much as I love wrapping gifts in pretty papers, I have a hard time justifying the waste... Read More »

Crafts | Make Decorative Fabric-Wrapped Pots

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Wrapping terra-cotta pots in fabric adds a bit of visual pop to your home. Best of all, it’s... Read More »

Party Crafts | Make Festive Cupcake Toppers

Party Crafts | Make Festive Cupcake Toppers

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Tis the season for parties and get-togethers. With so much going on during the holidays, there’s a lot... Read More »

Halloween Crafts | Make Halloween Bat Garland

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We had the pumpkins and potted plants covered, but our front entryway needed something more for Halloween.  Using... Read More »

Mod Podge Pumpkins

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Halloween is just around the corner, so it is only fitting that this week, we focus on pumpkins. ... Read More »

Personalized Place Cards

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Continuing with my theme of handmade celebrations, I would love to share with you a craft that I... Read More »

Making Do…A Tale of ‘Yankee’ Ingenuity

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Hurricane Irene paid a visit to our neck of the woods this weekend, but luckily for us, she... Read More »

Wine Crate Bookshelves

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While traveling this past week in Vermont, we stopped by Hostel Tevere, located in the beautiful Mad River... Read More »

Crafts | How to Decorate with Stencils

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Stencils, mainly in the form of adhesive wall stencils (really more like stickers), have become all the rage... Read More »

Party Crafts | Make Cork Boat Place Cards

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After spending time with my little brother, Tommy, I am always inspired to tap into the childlike creativity... Read More »

Easy Ways to Brighten Your Kitchen

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I recently watched my friend* work some serious magic on her rental kitchen…and I just had to know... Read More »



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