Whip up a Burlap & Ruffles Topiary for your fall décor

Whip up a Burlap & Ruffles Topiary for your fall décor

It was love at first sight when I spotted this fall fabric – the orange is the color of bittersweet and the pops of turquoise add a little sass. It’s the perfect fabric for fall decorating. And then I mixed it up with a little burlap, too. These Burlap & Ruffles Fall Topiaries are a cinch to make, so easy that I’m thinking about making another Fall Topiarywith just rows of the fringed burlap in…

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Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece sets a stylish table

Fall, Faux Bois Candle Centerpiece sets a stylish table

Pretty and perfect for fall! Easy to do with wrapping paper and cubes of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com. #FauxBois #FallTablescape

Have you noticed scrapbook papers, fabrics, and even gift wrap with a faux bois, or fake wood grain, pattern? I kind of like it, do you? It fits right in with the woodland trend we noted back at the 2012 CHA Show. Create a fall tablescape that will last through Thanksgiving with these candle holderswrapped up in faux bois wrapping paper and topped with woodland finds. If you’ve not seen faux bois…

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At last – coffee bean crafts you can make (and a giveaway)

At last – coffee bean crafts you can make (and a giveaway)

Yummy coffee bean crafts over on CraftsnCoffee.com. For the coffee fanatic in your life!

With a blog named Crafts ‘n Coffee, you’d think I’d have featured coffee bean crafts a long time ago, yes? How have I not shared a craft or two made with coffee beans? I’m on it now with several coffee themed crafts made with my favorite bean, the aromatic coffee bean. I started summer with a Patriotic Topiaryby Anastasia Pollack, craft editor and amateur sleuth, and I’ll end the season with…

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This DIY, Back-to-School Pencil Wreath is a fashion design star

This DIY, Back-to-School Pencil Wreath is a fashion design star

DIY Pencil Wreath -- very sleek & chic, thanks to a coat of black paint. Looks like a retro starburst! CraftsnCoffee.com.

I’m sure you’re seeing lots of back-to-school crafts right now, like school bus yellow, DIY Pencil Wreaths. I’ve featured a more traditional Back-to-School Wreath, too, but today’s sleek, back-to-school Pencil Wreath knows that basic black is the key to high style. In fact, this Pencil Wreathresembles a sophisticated, and fashionable, starburst wreath. You start with yellow, No. 2 pencils from…

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An all-star cast of movie star crafts

An all-star cast of movie star crafts

How to make the characters from your favorite movies! CraftsnCoffee.com

It occurred to me recently that we have quite a few movie stars on Crafts ‘n Coffee. From a tutorial to make Olaf the Snowman from Frozen, to the Minions, I thought I’d stage a little revue of the stars here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I’ll start with one of my favorites – Olaf the Snowman. If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you know that there are endless ideas for Frozen birthday parties, Frozenbedro…

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Wall Art decks your walls for Christmas

Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Wall Art decks your walls for Christmas

Cute idea for Christmas decorating, made with balls of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com. #DIYWallArt

Here’s a cute idea for DIY wall art that’s an easy Christmas gift idea, too. Make the DIY Ornament Wall Art in your favorite colors, and then use the other set of half balls to make one for gift giving. Patty Schaffer used sequins and pins to decorate each ornament, and you could also use beads, buttons, ribbon, and washi tape. As the song goes, “Deck the halls with Ornament Wall Art …

Cute idea for Christmas decorating, made with balls of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com. #DIYWallArt

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Make map flowers for a blooming Map Wreath; it’s a great teacher’s gift idea, too

Make map flowers for a blooming Map Wreath; it’s a great teacher’s gift idea, too

Gorgeous! Make this with an old map for a teacher or to remember a special trip. CraftsnCoffee.com

I have another map craft today (did you see the Map Deco Cubes yesterday?) Last week, Patty Schaffer shared her Sweet, Watermelon Wreath and today she shares another gorgeous wreath – the Map Flowers Wreath. You’ll use an old, folding map or atlas to make this Map Flowers Wreath. You could make it personal and use a map from your home state or a map from your summer vacation. Or, make one (or…

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Summertime map craft: Make Vintage Map Deco Cubes

Summertime map craft: Make Vintage Map Deco Cubes

DIY Map Craft: Make these with vintage maps and cubes of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com

Kathleen George put her vintage maps on display when she made these beautiful, Vintage Map Deco Cubes. If you don’t have vintage maps, Kathleen also shares her technique for antiquing paper, giving a new map a vintage patina. You can also skip the antiquing, and simply use a fold-out map or the page from an atlas, or even map theme scrapbook paper. It’s a fun way to remember a summertime road…

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Tinsel Tuesdays: Repurpose T-shirts to DIY easy Christmas Tree Cones

Tinsel Tuesdays: Repurpose T-shirts to DIY easy Christmas Tree Cones

T-shirt Yarn Christmas Cones: Another great idea for t-shirt yarn, and these are so pretty, too. CraftsnCoffee.com

Don’t you love making something special from nearly nothing? Like the t-shirt wall art I made using old t-shirts. Today, designer Patty Schaffer repurposes a few old t-shirts to make these Christmas Tree Cones. First, you’ll make t-shirt yarn from old t-shirts. Then, it’s on to making the T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Topiaries. We found several of our shirts at a Goodwill Store, so if you don’t…

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A sweet and colorful summertime Watermelon Wreath

A sweet and colorful summertime Watermelon Wreath

A sweet, colorful and easy summertime Watermelon Wreath made with fabric and a wreath of Styrofoam brand foam. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

It’s August 1, summer is in full swing, and nothing says “summer” like a sweet & colorful Watermelon Wreath. Patty Schaffer used a favorite and super-easy technique to make her Watermelon Wreath – inserting fabric squares into the wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Rally the kids and they can help make this summertime wreath. Get started now so you can celebrate National Watermelon Day on Sunday!

Sweet, sweet summertime! I love this Watermelon Wreath by Patty Schaffer over on CraftsnCoffee.com.

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