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    Isn't this ice bowl pretty? They don't last forever, but if you want a dramatic centerpiece that doubles as a chiller, an ice bowl is perfect. They're impressive enough just plain, but add flowers, fruit, or herbs, and you've got a knockout. They look like the kind of thing best left to the experts, but actually they're pretty simple. You could make your own ice bowl in just 5 simple steps. Here's how!

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    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! You have three days to for patriotic fun with the family. How about some red, white, and blue crafts? We've found 8 patriotic crafts simple enough to do with your kids. And then when you're done, everyone can enjoy the colorful decorations you've created together. 

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    Whether it's because you've got the ultimate vision or because you're trying to cut costs, making your own wedding bouquet is definitely something any bride can do. You may even already have a Pinterest board filled with inspiration. Putting it all together is pretty simple -- 7 steps simple, in fact. Follow our tutorial to create the wedding bouquet of your dreams. For best results, create your bouquet the morning of your wedding.

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    Picnics, potlucks, and summer festivals just got a whole lot easier! I love how the internet brings so many brilliant ideas and crafts together that I never would have considered before.

    Now that the weather is getting a bit warmer, it's time to start thinking about those outdoor eating arrangements, and as usual, Pinterest has offered some great suggestions!

    I particularly enjoy how easy the upcycled utensil holders look using soup cans!

    For this week's craft, I wanted to test whether or not these could turn out as nicely as they look on Pinterest. Are they sturdy? Would they support silverware?

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    I've been busy decorating my front porch with flowers and was thrilled to find a fun and easy way to dress up my old plain teracotta pots.

    A lot of people are covering their pots with fabric to give them a pop of color that will spruce up any home. I love this idea as a little centerpiece on a table or even next to my kitchen sink.

    My Mom loves gardening and I know this could be a gift she might really appreciate on Mother's Day.

    But first thing's first, does it actually work? I used a spray adhesive, some fabric I had on hand and a bit of mod podge to seal everything into place.

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    When I was growing up, we had piñatas for our birthdays -- made from scratch. My parents would go through the whole papier mache process: Blowing up a balloon, pasting over with strips of newspaper, covering with tissue paper. As we got older, we'd help out. I still love the idea of traditionally made piñatas, but it's hard to find the time to make them. Not to mention, they're actually really hard for little kids to break! So when I came across the idea of making a piñata from a paper bag, I got excited. Here's a way to make this craft simpler, faster, and even easier to break.

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    When I initially saw seedlings sprouting from eggshells, I thought they looked cute, but I wasn't sure why someone would go to the trouble of planting seeds this way. Growing plants inside eggshells seemed a little over the top, but once I realized people were doing this as a clever way to transport sprouting plants into their garden, it made perfect sense. Once transported, the eggshell actually feeds your garden!

    It's also helpful for people interested in growing herbs indoors, but don't have a garden. Growing them from an egg carton is a space saver and it's ecological and it can make for a lovely centerpiece.

    With this in mind, I grabbed a carton of eggs, top soil, and seeds and started my project!

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    Pinterest provides a ton of creative ideas to dye Easter eggs as an alternative to the traditional dye kit we can find in stores. When I saw the option to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream pop up again and again, I decided to give it a try! 

    I loved this idea because all you need to complete the craft is shaving cream, eggs, and food coloring -- things I already had on hand. After spraying shaving cream into a shallow glass dish, we added drops of food coloring, swirled it around and rolled our eggs through.

    After letting the eggs dry a bit with the colorful shaving cream in place, we wiped them off and were eager to discover whether or not the color actually stuck!

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    Dyeing Easter eggs: It's such a simple idea. You dunk boiled eggs into colored water. They dry. And you get a beautiful rainbow of colored orbs. SO WHY DOES SO MUCH GO WRONG? Some of you manage egg dyeing with no problem. The rest of us struggle every year with the unfortunate condition known as Easter Egg Fail. Here are the 8 most common failures -- and what you can do to either prevent them or repair the damage.

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    Does it seem like Easter baskets just keep getting bigger, tackier, and more expensive every year? Maybe you don't want to hand your child a gargantuan cellophane-wrapped basket full of cavities-waiting-to-happen. Maybe you'd like to present them instead with something simple and beautiful that they'll actually remember -- and that isn't crazy expensive, either. We've got you covered. Here are 8 simply adorable Easter basket ideas that won't break the bank -- but will deliver some sweet holiday magic.

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