Top 10 Crafts to Make This Week {7/8}

It’s that time again – I’m feature my top ten crafts to make this week from last Tuesday’s linky party. I hope you find something fabulous that you’d like to make this week as well. I had to narrow it down from over 744 posts. Phew!

These are just the 10 tutorials that I had time to highlight right now, you’ll see many more on this and the other Tip Junkie sister sites as well. So a huge thank you for those who took the time to link up their fabulous tutorials!

17.  Mason Jar {July 4th} Centerpiece ~ These festive sand layered July 4th centerpieces are absolutely darling!  Mason jars were layered with sand, baker’s twine was tied around the lip of the jar, and the free printables were attached to paper straws.  Just by changing the colors and theme you could incorporate this idea for any occasion or season.

157.  Hound Dog Backpack ~ A patch on his eye, floppy ears and houndstooth fabric.  Seriously.  Adorable!  Can you envision how cute this hound dog would look on your child?!  It’s a definite must for your back to school list.

189.  DIY Roman Shade ~ Custom roman shades are beautiful window treatments, but usually very pricey!  This tutorial is one of the best and easiest tutorials I have seen.  No sewing either.  Kendra shows you how to transform standard mini blinds and fabric into these beautiful shades.

218.  Boys Bedroom Makeover ~ The transformation of this boys transportation/school themed bedroom is going to knock your socks off!  It’s an eclectic blend of modern and vintage, salvage and store-bought and of course, repurposing.  Some of the fun elements included a chalkboard wall for doodling, old 7 Up crates for book storage and a vintage desk.

334.  Citronella Candles ~ Keep the pesky mosquitoes away this summer with these homemade citronella candles.  They are inexpensive to make and a great way to recycle.  If you are not a fan of the citronella scent you can add other fragrances such as eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, and oregano.

457.  Root Beer Float Playdough ~ Scoop up some fun with this yummy root beer scented playdough!  Root beer extract was added to the dough for the wonderful scent and glycerin for extra shine and elasticity.

545. DIY Art Easel ~ Revive an old art easel with paint, mod podge, fabric and clips.  The transformation is unbelievably FANTASTIC!  The added clip to hang the artwork on the easel is perfect.

635.  Fourth of July Popsicles ~ Don’t these layered popsicles look delicious?  They are a perfect summertime “cooling off” treat!  You won’t feel guilty indulging on one of these since they are made with greek yogurt and pureed fruit.

702.  Ruffle Lampshade Tutorial ~ Look at this giant ruffle lampshade.  Isn’t it fun and fabulous?!  The fabric pattern and color are perfect.

714.  Ribbon Rosette Pillow Embellishment ~ Isn’t it amazing how a little bit of embellishment can make such a difference?  I love how this pillow was embellished with a ribbon rosette.  You could add one of these lovelies to a hair clip, headband, shirt or bag.  All you need is 1-1/2″ grosgrain ribbon, a button, hot glue gun and a needle and thread.

Wondering what was the most popular {or most clicked on} idea from the linky party? Well… it was The Secret to Perfect Polish.

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{knuckle bumps}}

You can view all of the 744 ideas linked up HERE. If you have a blog, be sure to check in on Tuesday when you can link up your favorite or most recent handmade project like something you made, party you hosted, a recipe, or fun tip. Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more creative ideas and tutorials.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

Creating Memories that Endure,



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  1. Super features!!
    I have a bunch of cans. Great idea with the citronella. And one day… I will find a buffet like that. I dream of that design 😉

  2. Thank you SO much for featuring my mason jar centerpiece!! I am so delighted to be featured on your awesome site!

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