Free Online Craft Mini-Classes + My Craftsy Wish List

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Whether you are a beginner or expert crafter or somewhere in between, be sure to check out the huge selection of FREE mini-classes being offered over at Craftsy right now! In addition to these free tutorials, you can also shop for reasonably priced full-length courses on all kinds of crafts, DIY projects, gardening and food-related topics.

free craft classes

I’ve taken the Craftsy Knitting class online, and found it to be fun and really easy to follow. I did it completely on my iPad but you can use another device, computer or laptop instead if you prefer.  And once you buy a class, it’s yours to keep and retake as often as you like. Craftsy also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there’s nothing to lose if you don’t like a class after you signup for it!

I’m still working on my knitting, but they’ve got tons more classes I’d like to take soon! Here’s my Craftsy Wish List:

1) Drab To Fab Furniture Upcycling
2) Container Gardening
3) Jam & Marmalade
4) Jewelry Workshop
5) Family Scrapbooking

Check out all of the other great Craftsy Classes by clicking here.

3 Cheap and Easy DIY Pet Projects Anyone Can Do!

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I’ve been spending LOTS of time on Pinterest recently and have pinned hundreds of cool DIY projects, pet products and pictures I found inspiring! Rather than keep them all to myself, I figured I’d start sharing a few of my favorites when I get a chance. Here’s 3 cool DIY craft projects you can make for your pet, using inexpensive supplies or stuff you probably already have around the house:

DIY chalkboard paint dog food tin

DIY Dog Food Canister using Chalkboard Paint and Popcorn Tin

DIY Dog Toy

DIY Dog Toy from old t-shirts or fabric

diy dog tags

DIY Dog Tags from Shrinky Dinks Sheets

*HOT Deal* Canine Couture: 25 Projects for Designer Dogs $9 ($23 reg)!

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Canine Couture: 25 Projects: Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories for Designer Dogs

Looking for some new DIY Pet Projects for your fur kids, or a crafty gift idea? Check out the deal I just spotted on this PAW-tastic book Canine Couture: 25 Projects: Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories for Designer Dogs. Regular price is $22.95 but it’s on sale for just $9.18 (60% OFF) and is eligible for free Super Save or Amazon Prime Shipping. If you’re not already a member of Amazon Prime, you can signup for a FREE 1-Month Trial and get FREE 2-Day Shipping on just about any purchase, no matter how small!

pet projects to make for your dog

If you’ve got a fancy canine or just like making stuff, be sure to check out this book for 25 great projects you can make yourself! Divided into five sections–“Everyday Essentials,” “Whatever the Weather,” “High Days and Holidays,” “Jet-Setting Kit,” and “Bed and Bath”–the projects include tweed coats, party outfits for special occasions, cozy beds for lazy days, and even a personalized towel and flannel set for bath time. Visit for more info and to snag the deal price while it lasts!

Free: Create a Valentine or Work of Art from Your Own Words or Tweets!

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Daisy Valentine

I was playing around on Pinterest today and discovered this cool website where you can create your own art from your blog, tweets, or any other words. The possibilities for home design, gifts,  cards or other projects are limited only by your imagination. And the best part is that it’s FREE! The site doesn’t even require you to register or create an account to design and save your artwork. They DO have a shop where you can order t-shirts, mugs and other items with your design printed on them so check it out, but if you have a computer and a printer, you can make some very cute and personalized cards and gifts yourself! You could also use the site to create a logo or image for your blog or Facebook page too!

I made these two designs in about 5 minutes, just to test it out but I’ll be going back to create more when I have more time. I’m thinking of framing one and hanging it near Daisy’s bed. Visit Tagxedo to get see more ideas and get started on your own designs. And, if you’ve got creative project ideas using Tagxedo, PLEASE share them in a blog comment or share your finished product on my Facebook page!

woof dog art