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Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Going on a weekend trip? Want to prevent wilting during hot summer weather? Keep thirsty plants happy with a quick and easy DIY beer bottle… Read more

Clothes Moths: How to Save Your Yarn Stash, Fabric, Wardrobe, and Sanity During an Infestation | Red-Handled Scissors

Clothes Moths: How to Save Your Yarn Stash, Fabric, Wardrobe, and Sanity During an Infestation

The unvarnished truth about how to save your stuff when a clothes moth infestation is definitely already happening. Read more

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers

Fabric armrest covers: the dirty little secret of confirmed cat ladies everywhere! Okay, okay. They’re not really just for cat ladies. Whether it’s pets, kids,… Read more

Organize: Cross-Stitch Storage Canisters | Red-Handled Scissors

Organize: Cross-Stitch Storage Canisters

A few simple, easy-access organization bins can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your craft supplies neat and at the ready, but,… Read more

Tutorial: Tea Love Mugs with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Tea Love Mugs with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils

Painting glass just got a whole lot easier with Plaid’s new Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make… Read more

Tutorial: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag for CRAFT | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag for CRAFT

My cold brew coffee recipe—complete with reusable coffee bag tutorial—is now up on CRAFT: Project: Cold Brew Coffee with Reusable Coffee Bag Go take a… Read more

Tutorial: Painted TARDIS Keys | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Painted TARDIS Keys

Turn your house keys into a geeky work of art with this Doctor Who-inspired painted TARDIS key tutorial! Painted keys are way more fun than… Read more

Tutorial: Recycled Wine Bottle Planter | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Recycled Wine Bottle Planter

Make your own recycled wine bottle planter with my special Earth Day tutorial! Supplies: * Empty glass wine bottle, cleaned and dried * Thick rubber… Read more

Tutorial: Recycled DON'T PANIC Drink Set for FaveCrafts | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Recycled DON’T PANIC Drink Set for FaveCrafts

Combine a beautiful glass bottle with a pair thrift store glasses to make a fun Hitchhiker’s Guide-inspired drink set! Read more

Tutorial: Spice Jar Mini Terrariums | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Spice Jar Mini Terrariums

Turn your empty spice jars into mini moss terrariums with this fun, simple Earth Week project. Tiny terrariums are the perfect way to green up… Read more

Tutorial: Doctor Who TARDIS Phone Charging Station for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Doctor Who TARDIS Phone Charging Station for Craftzine.com

Today is my birthday! (Hurrah!) And, in honor of turning the big two-nine, I’m sharing a gift with all of you! (For those of you… Read more

Organize: Embroidery Floss | Red-Handled Scissors

Organize: Embroidery Floss

It’s almost the New Year, and I’m hard at work tidying up my studio and getting everything in order for a fresh, organized start in… Read more

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Make Your Own Wooden Buttons

My father-in-law is a violin maker, and he always has a giant box full of beautiful pieces of scrap wood in his shop. For years,… Read more

Tutorial: Cardboard Cat Rocket for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Cardboard Cat Rocket for Craftzine.com

My cat rocket tutorial, How-To: Build a Cardboard Cat Rocket, is now up on CRAFT! How-To: Build a Cardboard Cat RocketNo matter how many fancy… Read more

Tutorial: Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags for Craftzine.com

Squeee! My first tutorial for Craftzine.com went live today, and I am beyond excited!How-To: Make Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil TagsIt’s a rule. At some… Read more

Free Beer Glass Greeting Card Template for Silhouette SD | Red-Handled Scissors

Free Beer Glass Greeting Card Template for Silhouette SD

My friend Sammy is getting married. But, as she lives in Chicago and I live in Brooklyn—and nobody has gotten around to inventing a teleportation… Read more

Tutorial: Air Plant Chandelier | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Air Plant Chandelier

If you’ve been following my blog over the past couple of weeks, you are already well aware of my love for air plants. The moment… Read more

Tutorial: Paper and Thumbtack Wall Art | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Paper and Thumbtack Wall Art

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a photo of wall art made with doilies and thumbtacks on Apartment Therapy. I loved the look, and… Read more

Tutorial: Vermicomposting: Don't Forget to Feed the Worms | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Vermicomposting: Don’t Forget to Feed the Worms

I cook a lot from scratch, and always prefer to use fresh produce rather than canned or frozen. With our CSA share and at least… Read more

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