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Add A Rustic Element To Any Room With Barn Board

April 09, 2017

One man’s trash is another man’s craft project. Can you reduce your carbon footprint while decorating your house? With the use of recycled and upcycled materials, you can create something out of supplies that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill somewhere.   This month we are talking about barn board crafts; the perfect […]

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Start a Barn Board Craft!

April 02, 2017

A new month means a new craft here at Crafty and Bright, and this month I tried…and kind of failed…to make a barn board craft.   Barn board is reclaimed wood, that is made into signs, often to make a home look rustic and cute. If you look them up on Pinterest, you’ll want one […]

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Saint Paddy’s Day Craft

March 12, 2017

As you may know, everyone is Irish this Friday, since it is Saint Patrick’s Day! If you are the type to stay in and bake instead of going out…then this week’s crafting quickie is for you. It is a fun leprechaun themed platter that you use to display last year’s craft: Saint Paddy’s Cupcakes! How […]

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Start Cartooning!

March 05, 2017

It’s the first Sunday of the month, so today we Start Something! Did you know that Dr. Seuss’ birthday was Thursday the 2nd? In honor of him, in March we are going to start cartooning. His drawings are simple, and the thought behind them is much bigger than what’s on the surface. He has messages […]

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Mardi Gras Fun

February 26, 2017

February 28th is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday. It’s huge in New Orleans, but it is celebrated all around the world! It is a time to celebrate before the Christian Lenten season. Fasting is often done during Lent, so Fat Tuesday is a day to eat rich, fatty foods to prepare for the […]

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