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Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016

The Twinery is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of the Handmade Holidays blog hop! We’ve sponsored in the past and it has always been a great experience. This year, our designer Tifany is sharing some beautiful ornaments that she created using cut wood rounds as a base. These beautiful ornaments all use some form of paint technique (stencil, ombre, or both) and many have the addition of a little bit of bling in the form of sequins or buttons. And everything is all tied up with twine, of course! The ombre effect is not as […]

Multi Strand Spine Bookmarks

Hi there! It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD and if you’ve been around my blog lately, you know that one of my favorite “crafts” is Bible art/journaling. It seems like at any given time there are a couple of particular passages that are in the queue for future pages to be done, and this is a pretty way to mark those places.  These bookmarks are particularly useful for a large book like the Bible, but they can work for any book.  And even better…they aren’t just regular bookmarks – they can tuck right […]

Earth Week/Up-cycling with Paper Beads

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Hello!!  This is Amy here with a fun Earth Week project using old magazines and up-cycling them into paper beads for bracelets.  To make these up-cycled beads, first you need to get some magazines.  I tried to find some with colorful pages/ads. I then cut the pages lengthwise to make some long wedge-shaped strips.  To make them relatively uniform in size, I cut the widest part of the strip about 3/4 inches and then set them at an angle in my paper trimmer to make them get thinner toward the bottom. I then used a […]

St. Patrick’s Day Twine Tassel & Shamrock Garland

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We have a special guest on our blog today…and she’s sharing her adorable St. Patrick’s Day twine tassel & shamrock garland — perfect for today!  First things first, meet Beth of Beth’s Custom Creations! She’s our special blog guest today! Beth is a dear, crafty friend of The Twinery…she’s known around here as the Wreath, Sign & Home Decor lady! And her work is amazing! Her wreaths adorn many homes here in our town!!! If you’d like to see her work (HIGHLY recommended), visit her Facebook page…seriously, you’ll be amazed! Beth created a fun twine […]

1-2-3-4 Whipped Body Butter

Hello! It’s Tifany here from Ink Blots by TRD. ‘Tis the season for homemade gifts and today I wanted to share with you this easy homemade whipped body butter, packaged in a cute little mason jar that is tucked inside a handmade box. To start, I first whipped up (pun intended!) a batch of body butter.  I came across a few homemade body butter recipes and wanted to give it a try, but didn’t want to go through the whole double boiler/heating process that they all required. I gathered a few basic ingredients and went to […]