Top 10 Crafts to Make This Week {8-19}

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 576 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! 768.  S’Mores Chewy Granola Bars ~ The cost of snack foods can add up quickly, especially if you have more than one kid in the house.  And, healthy snacks seem to be more expensive than the junk.  These homemade granola bars are not only no-bake, but you know exactly what’s going into them, giving you peace of mind that your family is getting a truly healthy snack. 819.  Ikea Stool Hack ~ This upholstered Ikea stool is fantastic!  I adore the fun floral fabric.  The tutorial shows you how to customize a plain hard stool by adding padding to the seat and upholstery to the chair back.   872.  How to Paint Laminate Furniture ~ If you have every wondered if you could paint laminate?  Yes, you can!  It’s a fabulous and cheap way to repurpose thrifted furniture.  It’s also easier than you think and very similar to painting real wood.  A light sanding, a layer of primer and two coats of your favorite paint color.  945.  All Natural Bug Spray Recipe ~ Keep the pesky mosquitoes away with this all-natural bug spray.  It’s non-toxic, smells good and it really works!  And, there’s a free printable label to add to your bug spray jar. 1055.  DIY X-Leg Bench ~ The simplicity of this x-leg bench with the added nail heads make it absolutely gorgeous!  You can make your own beautiful x-leg bench, stool or ottoman with this step by step tutorial.  It shows you how to make the x-leg frame and the no-sew upholstered cushion.   1120.  Crocheted Earrings ~ Add some pizazz to an outdated pair of hoop earrings with this simple crochet tutorial.  If you already crochet you probably already have all of the supplies necessary.  {wink}  If you haven’t crocheted before there’s a basic tutorial too. 1132.  Patchwork Skirt Tutorial ~ This patchwork skirt is “sew” adorable!  And, the pleated pocket.  Too cute.  It was made from 30 5″ squares of fabric.   1192.  Organizing Kids’ Schoolwork ~ Keep your child’s year worth of school work nice and tidy in this organization binder.  The tutorial gives you tips on what things to keep and what to purge.  At the end of the school year it is all put into a 3 ring binder and neatly labeled.  What a terrific keepsake!  1237.  DIY: Rosette Satin Belt ~ This satin rosette belt is simply exquisite!  It’s perfect for accessorizing a skirt, dress or even a button down shirt.  The delicacy of the belt will definitely take your outfit from drab to fab! 1281.  Jute Webbing Wreath~ Look at this simple yet beautiful wreath!  It will probably be one of the easiest and cheapest wreaths you will ever make.  All you need is a styrofoam wreath and a roll of jute webbing.  Seriously, that’s it.  Wrap the jute around the styrofoam, tie a bow and voila!

Wondering what was the most popular {or most clicked on} idea from the linky party? Well… it was Decorating a Guest Room on a Budget. 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 576 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 pagefor even more creative ideas and tutorials.

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. Laurie – thank you so much for featuring my wreath! I am so glad that I found your blog and am really looking forward to following!

  2. Laurie – thank you so much for featuring my wreath. I am so glad to have found your blog. You have so many great projects, and I look forward to following!

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