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1 Jun

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

How to DIY HAMMOCK Paracord

PARACORD HAMMOCK from Made in Paracord by Caitlin Wynne – Imagine dad relaxing in his very own handmade hammock.

Father’s Day is less than three weeks away — Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. — just enough time to come up with something that would make dear old pops feel loved. Of course, at the end of the day, like my father who has practically everything, all he really wants is a phone call or skype or facetime if you’re geographically challenged or maybe a hearty hug if you’re closer.

But still. What dad, what MAN (am I profiling?), 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!

EASY WALL BOTTLE OPENER via Curbly.com, photograph by Faith Towers

DIY BBQ, BACON, CHILI FLAVORED CHOCOLATE TOOLBOX via Brit + Co

ROSEMARY MINT SHAVING CREAM via foodformyfamily.com

From crock to comics, a DIY Star Trek flask via mydiyescape.com

PERSONALIZED BEER GROWLER via kristymurphy.com

CANDY BAR LETTER via bitsofeverything.com

PAINTED DIPPED GOLF TEES via designimprovised.com

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BEEF JERKY IN THE WORLD via ArtofManliness.com

REMOTE CONTROL COOKIE via somewhatsimple.com

DIY BACON GIFTS: BACON JAM, BACON SALT, BACON CANDY via snixykitchen.com

BLACK AND TAN BEER SOAP via soapqueen.com

Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban

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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

BBQ Cupcakes

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?

KFC_EdibleNailPolish

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!

EdibleNailPolish

Happy Edible Crafting!

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10 Dec

DECEMBER: SMPCraft’s Make a Snowflake Challenge!

We haven’t had a winter snowflurry in NYC yet and who knows with our recent spell of tepid weather if it’ll happen anytime soon or even before we bid farewell to 2015.

Since SMPCRAFT prefers the process of making over waiting, starting today until the end of 2015, we challenge you to make a snowflake!

Use paper, yarn, wood, beads, paracord, pencil, ink, paint, sharpies, clay, concrete, metal, cake flour, sugar, chocolate…to create a dazzling snowflake. Make one snowflake or an entire blizzard!

To get you started, we’re giving you TWO FREE SNOWFLAKE PATTERNS to download from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Cainio.

Frost

Frost Snowflake Crochet

SpringSnow

Spring Snow Snowflake Crochet

We’re also sharing over 20 other snowflake making tutorials from our fellow crafters that we thought you might enjoy trying. Check them out here:

WATCH Giant Paper Snowflake via letslassothemoon

Made with Love: Doily Snowflake Garland via designsponge

Paper Snowflakes via Martha Stewart

Rainbow Snowflake Window Art via Toodaloo

Snowflake Suncatcher Garland via homegrownfriends

Snowflake Ballerinas for Crafty Moms via krokotak

Knitted Snowflake Star via Judy Gibson

Let It Snow: Snowflake Decoration via theballardbunch

Glittered Clothespin Snowflakes via 1825

Snowflake Window Cling via kidsactivitiesblog

Snowflake Window Clings via firstpalette

Borax Crystal Snowflakes via Adventures of a DIY Mom

Snowflake Nail Art via nailside

Super Easy Snowflake Stocking via purlsoho

Sweet Tortilla Snowflake via ourbestbites

Paula Deen’s Snowflake Cookies recipe via foodnetwork

Snowflake Cupcakes via gloriouseats

Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe via Martha Stewart

Snowflake Cookie Recipe via tasteofhome

Peppermint Chocolate Snowflake Cookie via seriouseats

In case you missed this, go here and here to read about the incredible snowflake images captured by photographer Alexey Kljatov with a DIY camera set-up made of taped-together components.

Snowflake macro photography by Alexey Kljatov via dps

Alexey Kljatov ‘s DIY camera used to capture snowflakes

We can’t wait to see your snowflake creations. Share using the hashtag #MAKEASNOWFLAKE so we can spot you!

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8 Dec

Happy National Brownie Day: 7 Ways to Make Reindeer Brownies!

Who needs an excuse to make brownies? Today’s your lucky day.

Make some brownies. Make some reindeer brownies. Eat some. Then spread holiday cheer and share with friends and coworkers. Do it! Do it! It’s National Brownie Day!

Brownie Reindeer Recipe via tastefullysimple

Rudolf Brownie Cupcakes via Pillsbury

Reindeer Brownies via Taste of Home

Christmas Reindeer Brownie Balls via chocoley

Reindeer Brownie Bites (No-Bake) via plainchicken

Christmas Cheer Reindeer Bite-Size Brownie via Wilton

Easy to Make Reindeer Brownies via eatingonadime

Easy to Make Reindeer Brownies via eatingonadime

Interested in continuing the edible creations adventure? Cookies? How about this gorgeous gift-worthy cookie “jewelry” box? The project is FREE TO DOWNLOAD (click here or the image) and comes from 50 Deliciously Decorative Cookies: Easy-to-Make Cookie Creations by Fiona Pearce.

CLICK to download for FREE the Cookie “Jewelry Box”

Find 50 Deliciously Decorative Cookies at your favorite bookseller:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Walmart

 

HAPPY #EDIBLECRAFTING!

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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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