Monthly Archives For February 2013

12 Ways to Upcycle Old Watering Cans

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Watering cans are so quaint and charming that they’re difficult to get rid of, even if a hose is faster and easier, and even if they’re old, leaky and rusted. Fortunately, there are at least a dozen ways you can repurpose an abandoned yet lovable watering can, besides letting it be a home for cobwebs and spiders.

1. Portable signpost

watering can sign

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14 Beautiful Crochet Dress Patterns: Then and Now

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Browsing through vintage crochet catalogs in thrift shops can be fascinating and funny, but if you find a good catalog, you might also discover some great ideas. The vintage crochet dress patterns are especially remarkable. You can find original 1950’s cocktail dresses and evening gowns, even classy crochet wedding dresses. Even if the patterns are a little out-of-date, you can modernize them using recent styles. For examples, here are fourteen vintage dress patterns with their modern equivalents, then and now.

1. 1950’s wedding dress

via Kinsie Wool Shop

50s Vintage Crocheted Wedding DRESS Pattern

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21 Practical Ways to Use Doilies

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Doilies are one of those artsy crafts that you admire and then think, Now what do I do with it? Nearly every grandma seems to place them beneath lamps and candy bowls, but there are dozens of other possibilities. Here are 21 creative ideas for inspiration, and if you need more doilies, just visit a thrift store or make a crochet doily using one of these patterns.

1. Mini doily garland as a cake topper

Doily Garland Cake Topper Mini Doilies Bunting

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20 Delicious Red Velvet Cake Recipes

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Red velvet cake is one of the most versatile holiday desserts. Red goes with nearly every major holiday–Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, various patriotic holidays–and velvet cake has enough varieties, all delicious, that it stays interesting even if you make it repeatedly. Best of all, it’s beautiful. The hardest part may just be choosing which recipe you want to make.

1. Red velvet strawberry shortcake – recipe

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake

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18 Ideas for Homemade Valentine’s Cards

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At some point, Valentine’s Day cards (especially for kids) became all about the puns. Perhaps a pun helps to make such a passionate holiday less awkward for unsentimental people, or people who’d like to say ‘I love you’ but are too shy to be serious, or just people who love puns. Whatever the reason, puns make writing homemade Valentine’s cards much easier.

1. Superman lollipops : ‘Have a SUPER Valentine’s Day!’

super man lollipop valentine

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