SMP Craft
19 May

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: SMPCraft’s MAY Challenge: #REDWHITEBLUE

Okay, folks. Now through the end of the month, we challenge you to #CREATE #PAINT #CRAFT #MAKE anything with your hands that features these three colors: red, white, and blue. Rules? ZILCH. But there is a GOAL. Finish whatever you’re making by Memorial Day! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #REDWHITEBLUE!

Need inspiration or direction? Check out a few of our #REDWHITEBLUE DIY favorites culled from our crafting community!

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STARS AND STRIPES FOR SOCHI via AmateurManicure.com

EASY DIY RED WHITE AND BLUE CANDLE via SheWearsManyHats.com

Red, white and blue American flag fabric wreath via SheKnows.com

FESTIVE NAPKIN RINGS via MarthaStewart.com

Patty’s Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath via CraftsandCoffee.com

EASY JAR CANDLE CRAFT via fantasticfunandlearning.com

PATRIOTIC BANDANA TABLECLOTH via MeandMyInsanity.com

RED, WHITE AND BLUE VELVET MINI WHOOPIE PIES via IfYouGiveaBlondeaKitchen.com

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BARBECUE CUPCAKES via AMotherThing.com

Red, White and Blue Paper Flowers via PluckingDaisies.com

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2 Sep

Happy Pub Day!

It’s nearly fall! (I know this because I’m currently sipping my first pumpkin spice latte of the year, despite the fact it’s 90 degrees outside.) And fall is the perfect time for ribbon-making, to prepare for things like Halloween costumes, holiday parties, Christmas gifts, and for festively adorning your grande pumpkin spice latte on your sweltering walk to work.

So it’s a good thing it’s finally pub day for Deanna Csomo McCool’s wonderful new book 50 Ribbon Rosettes & Bows to Make: For Perfectly Wrapped Gifts, Gorgeous Hair Clips, Beautiful Corsages, and Decorative Fun!

This delightful collection of more than 50 decorative ribbon projects—some classic, some whimsical, some elegant—will prove irresistible for anyone with an interest in ribbon making. With many sizes, colors, and designs to choose from, you can craft a rosette or a bow as a charming addition to an outfit, a gift box, or even a bouquet of flowers.

The projects are grouped into four main chapters: a beautiful collection of hair accessories and jewelry; some eye-catching gift wrapping ideas and presentation boxes; a wide range of floral designs; and a sweet gallery showing additional uses for your new ribbon creations. dated v2_.indd

Each design features written instructions accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrations, and absolutely no experience is necessary: you will pick up all the expertise you need as you progress through the book. The author, mother of two daughters, began sewing bows so that her girls would feel like princesses. She designs sewing patterns and blogs about ribbon crafts, sewing, quilting and other fiber arts at www.sewmccool.com.

Buy your copy now!
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Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Walmart

Check out our new September and October titles!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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