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Way back in December of 2012, the Craft Exchange was born. Every 4 months since, then my little crafting squad creates hand-make crafts inspired by a different theme like Steampunk or Breakfast in Tiffany’s and send them to all the other members. Then we get to nerd out over techniques, tools, supplies, what went right, what went wrong. It’s loads of maker fun that feeds our creative side and you can catch up on all our Craft Exchange projects and maybe get some inspiration for your own – right here!

Steampunk Crafts

I started this little thing called a Craft Exchange, back in December of 2012. Every 4 months, we hand-make crafts inspired by a different theme, and send them to all the other members, and then proceed to nerd out over techniques, tools, supplies, what went right,...

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Mad Hatter Crafts

Mad Hatter Crafts

Makers gonna make, make, make, make, make. That’s the unofficial rally song for my Craft Exchange. This fun group of ladies from all over the country get together (via online conference) three times a year and exchange hand-made crafts that we've made in secret for...

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DIY Fabric Ruffle Flag

DIY Fabric Ruffle Flag

I love featuring my Craft Exchange peeps and their incredible projects. Here's the latest one from Debbie -- she's one of our expert sewers, but this project doesn't HAVE to use a sewing machine. You can make this by hand, it would just take a little bit more...

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DIY Birch Wood Woven Wall Hangings

Our 8th round of craft exchange was themed Americana -- which is defined as anything uniquely American. I was hoping that we would have a good mix of red, white, and blue projects, as well as things that were inspired by history, art, and culture that would be...

Summertime Gift Idea – Mason Jar Hippie Juice

My friend Anna made these cute mason jar drink glasses and adult bevvy for our recent craft exchange, and I thought they were the perfect summertime hostess gift. What friend wouldn't love getting a fun jar of hippie juice of their very own? Below you'll find Anna's...

How to Make Nautical Rope Bracelets

I love featuring all the amazing talented women in my craft exchange. Our 8th exchange theme was AMERICANA and these ladies really came up with some fab projects. Today I'm showing you the nautical bracelets that Jenn made, similar to what you'd find at major...

DIY Decorative Matchboxes

Tonight is our EIGHTH craft exchange! I couldn't be more excited, but I just realized, I never posted MY own craft from the last exchange. It was a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme and I had been dying to make these decorated matchboxes and thought.... well, she smokes in...
DIY: Photo transfer on wood

DIY: Photo transfer on wood

Today I am featuring one of my dear blogger friends, Sevi Ware of  Ware is the Vodka. She has been a founding member of our Craft Exchange since it's inception and I couldn't imagine it without her! I love how she always goes head first into each project and for our...

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DIY Ribbon and Pearl Bracelets & Necklaces

DIY Ribbon and Pearl Bracelets & Necklaces

Have you seen these cool pearl ribbon and bead bracelets? They look super complicated, but my sister figured them out and made them for our 7th Craft Exchange. Since the theme was Breakfast at Tiffany's, she chose a pretty pale blue, and the pearls were a perfect fit....

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How to make a tassel garland

How to make a tassel garland

If someone asked you to make a craft project in the theme of Breakfast at Tiffany's, what would you make? That was the exact challenge for our 7th Craft Exchange! These ladies rallied with some incredible projects, and today, I'm featuring one of our new members,...

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How to make etched glass jewelry boxes

How to make etched glass jewelry boxes

and painted wood bead "pearls." The theme of our 7th Craft Exchange was Breakfast at Tiffany's and these ladies made some amazing stuff. One of my favorite gifts from the reveal is this glass etched jewelry box that has the iconic BOT quote on it, "Happy Girls Are the...

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How to make fabric necklaces

How to make fabric necklaces

Our 7th Craft Exchange was a total blast. I threw in a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme to see how everyone would interpret it. I adore that Debbie Ernst made it her own with this simply and super fun, perfect for summer, fabric necklaces. I'm obsessed and want to make...

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DIY Vintage Brooch Necklaces

DIY Vintage Brooch Necklaces

We recently had our 7th CRAFTMAS reveal with the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme -- and all I can say is WOW. These creative ladies made some crazy cool stuff!!! Today I am featuring this sophisticated project from Jenn McMurrer that she made with resourced vintage...

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How to make mosaic mirror monogram letters

How to make mosaic mirror monogram letters

Our 7th CRAFTMAS reveal was last week and I'm still gushing over all the incredible projects that these ladies made with our Breakfast at Tiffany's theme. I'll be featuring them over the next few weeks, and today I'm starting with one of our newest CE members, Anna...

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DIY Letter Books

DIY Letter Books

I may have squealed a little when I opened this project from our Craft Exchange Challenge. Sabrina made library letter books. She brilliantly incorporated the required flocking powder, fringe scissors, and tinted decoupage provided by Martha Stewart Crafts. I've seen...

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DIY Fabric Bracelets

DIY Fabric Bracelets

Sometimes you just can't find the right accessory to go with your outfit. It's an issue, for sure. Jenn Andrlik in our Craft Exchange Challenge solved it though. She makes her own fabric bracelets, and several lucky girls in our group received some of her custom work....

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