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DIY Valentine Heart Branches / Love Grows on Trees / Easy Craft Tutorial

Looking for a quick and easy Valentine craft? These heart branches are the most charming holiday decoration and are a great way to add a bright, happy pop of color to your home in the dead of winter. They are super easy to make and there isn’t a lot of supplies and materials needed. Heart Branches Materials & Supplies Colored
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A Beginners Guide to Rotary Cutting / Helpful Tips and Tricks

When it comes to sewing and crafting, rotary cutting makes the task on hand so much easier and quicker. Here are some helpful tips and tricks you might want to know. In this post I am going to go over: Different types and sizes of rotary blades Rotary blades Changing the blade Cutting mats Rulers Cutting curves Cutting on knit
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NECK WARMER

How To Make a Fleece Neck Warmer | Free Pattern

When it comes to cold weather, you gotta have something to keep your neck warm. This fleece neck warmer is the BEST, and it’s very easy to make! A double layer of cozy fleece fits comfortably around your neck keeping the cold air out. You can make it any size. I have measurements for a child, youth, adult, and x-large
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The Best Gingerbread Cookies Recipe / Simply Delicious

These gingerbread cookies are simply delicious. The ginger flavor is not overbearing, they are not too sweet and the texture is a joy to bite into. You can frost the cookies or simply leave them unfrosted. A layer of white frosting really makes the cookies pop. You can frost the cookies or simply leave them unfrosted. A layer of white
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Easy DIY Mini Wreath | Made From Upcycled Sweaters

I hope you’ve been saving your felted wool sweater scraps! This adorable mini wreath is so fun and easy to make. It’s a project that even the little ones can handle. You can hang this mini wreath on the Christmas tree, on a doorknob, or attach one to a wrapped gift. These Christmas wreaths can be made any size! This
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a soft flannel
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Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
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    DIY Valentine Heart Branches / Love Grows on Trees / Easy Craft Tutorial

    Looking for a quick and easy Valentine craft? These heart branches are the most charming
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    How To Fold, Store, and Organize Your Fabric

    When it comes to how to fold, store and organize your fabric, there are many
    Recycled Milk Carton Spout Snack and Beverage Holder juice

    How To Easily Make a Snack and Beverage Holder With a Simple Recycled Milk Carton

    I love to recycle when I can and this simple recycled milk carton spout makes
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    DIY Plastic Shopping Bag Dispenser | Recycled Tissue Box

    As you know, I’m all about recycling and upcycling items when I can and when
    DIY Upcycled T Shirt Bags

    DIY Upcycled T Shirt Bags | Sew and No-Sew Methods

    Recycling and upcycling is one of my passions, and making these t-shirt bags is another
    zipper recycling youmakeitsimple.com

    Cool Zipper Upcycling

    As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is
    PDF sewing pattern assembly youmakeitsimple.com

    How To Assemble and Organize PDF Sewing Patterns

    In this post, I am going to give you some tips on how to assemble