Top Ten Crafts to Make This Week


Last weeks Handmade Project linky party grew to over 217 tutorials.  Whoohoo!  I just love a linky party where I meet new creative women.  So today I’m featuring my top 10 crafts to make this week. Yep, they are my top 10 favorite crafts, parties, recipes, free files, and DIY tutorials from Tip Me Tuesday!  I hope you’re inspired to make something fabulous this week as well.

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These are just the 10 tutorials that I had time to highlight right now, you’ll see many more featured on Tip Junkie, Tip Me Tuesday newsletter, AND promoted through my social media sites like Facebook, G+, Instagram, and Twitter. {yep, I love to hook a creative girl up. HA!}  

DIY Hello Shirt

17.  DIY Hello Shirt ~ Design your own clothes using this clever way to DIY yourself a new shirt using a freezer paper technique!  Word shirts are both trendy and this tutorial makes this top easy and affordable!

Coffee Filter Roses

3.  Coffee Filter Roses ~ Create beautiful flowers for arts and crafts with this recycled paper craft idea.  Have your children paint the filters and then with your help transform them into beautiful flowers.  Wouldn’t they make a great corsage for mom this Mother’s Day? 

Teacher Appreciation Printable & Gift Idea

57.  Teacher Appreciation Printable & Gift Idea ~ “Teacher’s Make the World a Brighter Place”, that’s for sure!  Fill these fun lightbulb containers with small candy and attach the free printable.  A simple gift for Teacher’s Appreciation week that anyone can do!

DIY Painted Dollar Store Vase

74.  DIY Painted Dollar Store Vase ~ I can’t get enough of painted bottles and vases recently!  You can paint them to match your home decor and have a pretty accent piece.  Tamara shows you how to transform an ugly dollar store vase with leftover wall paint and gold nail polish.

Retro Stamped Tea Towel

70.  Retro Stamped Tea Towel ~ How lovely is this Anthropology inspired tea towel!? Perfect to help accessorize your kitchen! Great because you can stamp it in any color you want to coordinate with your current color scheme! An easy and beautiful project that would even make a fabulous gift!

Toasted Coconut Banana Ice Cream

210.  Toasted Coconut Banana Ice Cream ~ Nothing screams summer like homemade ice cream! And, this creamy Toasted Coconut Banana Ice Cream has my name all over it!  Made with bananas, coconut milk, and toasted coconut.  How simple is that?  You don’t even need an ice cream maker just a blender.  

Mother's Day Gift Idea {personalized tray}

119.  Mother’s Day Gift Idea {personalized tray} ~ How cute is this personalized tray!? The perfect accessory to place mail, keys, jewelry or even display a vase! Super easy and inexpensive to create using a wooden tray, scrap book paper, paint  and a few other things you can grab at your local craft supply store!

Organizing a Tiny Bathroom Closet

143.  Organizing a Tiny Bathroom Closet ~ Learn how to turn a tiny closet into a beautiful space with these simple organization tips and tricks.  You will be more motivated to keep a clean home if your space is organized.  {wink}


Easy DIY Swing

216.  Easy DIY Tree Swing ~ What kid doesn’t love to swing so high that they can touch the sky!?  With the tutorial you’ll learn how to make one from scratch! The finished product looks amazing and will countless hours of fun!

How to Throw An Annie Party

25.  How to Throw an Annie Party ~ Annie may be new for the little ones, but it’’s nostalgic for mom so it’’s a win/win party theme. Using a red and white color palette and custom made printables this party will give you lots of ideas to diy your own Annie party. Especially, if you have ever tried planning an Annie party then you will know that there isn’t much available.


Wondering what was the most popular {or most clicked on} idea from the linky party? Well… it was French Dresser Transformation

French Dresser Transformation

A huge thank you for those who took the time to link up their fabulous tutorials!  You can view all of the 217 ideas linked up HERE.  If you have a blog or Tip Junkie craft room, 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.  Tip: Be the first to link up when this linky party is live every week, thanks to the newsletter. 

Top 10 Badge

Thanks Ladies ~ I just adore these pictured tutorials! Feel free to share your “I made the Top 10” badge on your blog, Facebook, or Instagram. You earned it!  {knuckle bumps}

When you share your badge, be sure to share the link to your craft room too.  Your friends and family can follow you on Tip Junkie and bookmark your latest projects to quickly find later.

P.S.  Don’’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I’ll be happy to find them for ya.

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  1. Tamara @ Provident Home Design Tamara Cannon

    Thanks for featuring my DIY vase, Laurie! Big fan of your Top 10s!!!

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  3. Gina Kleinworth Gina Kleinworth

    Thank you SO MUCH Laurie for sharing my banana ice cream. You must try it- best part- it’s healthy -so you can enjoy every bite 🙂

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  5. KC Coake KC Coake

    Aww…thanks for including the personalized tray I made as Mother’s Day gifts! I can’t wait to get to deliver it in person this week…yay!

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