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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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12 May

DIY Edible Nail Polish: Original Recipe or Hot & Spicy?

Thought you’d seen it all?

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Last week, KFC launched an experiential campaign developed by Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong. In partnership with the food technologists at McCormick, the company responsible for creating KFC’s secret recipe, the agency concocted an edible nail polish formulated from natural ingredients based on two of the restaurant’s prized flavors: Original and Hot & Spicy. Why? Allegedly an attempt to boost brand recognition in Asia. The polishes harden like any other nail polish would, but can be “lick[ed] – again and again and again,” KFC explained. It’s not available for purchase just yet but customers can cast a vote for which flavor they’d like to see make it into production on the KFC Hong Kong Facebook page.

More edible nail polish?

You can buy different edible nail polishes at KidlLicks.com

OR

MAKE YOUR OWN Edible Nail Polish!!!

WATCH Glitter Forever 17‘s YouTube tutorial!

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Happy Edible Crafting!

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21 Apr

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

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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!

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8 Apr

Draw a Bird Day!

It’s sweet and inspiring the story behind the origins of Draw a Bird Day.

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As recounted on DabDay.com, in 1943, Dorie Cooper, a seven year old living in England, visited her uncle who was wounded in the war; he had lost his right leg to a land mine, and, in an attempt to cheer him up, Dori asked her uncle to draw a bird for her. Despite being unwell, her uncle looked out his window and drew a picture of a robin. After Dorie saw the drawing, she proclaimed that he wasn’t a very good artist but would still hang the picture in her room. Dorie’s honesty and acceptance of the drawing lifted her uncle’s spirits as well as several other wounded soldiers. In fact, every time Dorie visited the hospital, the soldiers held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures. Within several months, the entire ward’s walls were decorated by bird drawings.

Tragically, three years later, Dorie was killed after being struck by a car. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses, and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. Ever since then, those men and women remembered the little girl that brought hope to the ward by drawing birds on her birthday, April 8th.

While Draw a Bird Day was never declared an “official” holiday, today, it’s celebrated worldwide “as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.”

To celebrate Draw a Bird Day, simply draw a bird and share it with someone. If you don’t quite know how to start, follow Pen and Ink Birds from Gillian Johnson’s How to Draw Everything. And feel free to invent your own birds!

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Happy Draw a Bird Day everyone!

Interested in learning how to draw people? Faces? Animals? Flowers? Get your copy of How To Draw Everything now and get to drawing!

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7 Apr

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

#SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING

#TBT Thursday, Flatiron building. Macmillan crafters knitting hats and scarves for a cause: Women in Need, Inc. and The Salvation Army’s Women’s Residence. 

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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: SMPCraft's MAY Challenge #REDWHITEBLUE

SMPCRAFT 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!

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