kraft&mint

A journal of modern crafts

Quick Craft: { The Ampersand Series }

Quick Craft: { The Ampersand Series }

kraft&mint "The Ampersand Series" Tutorial

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Do you love the “Ampersand” symbol as much as I do? You are not the only one, but there has been an “Ampersand” “following “for quite a while. (I’ll come back to this a little later.) Ampersand crafts have been around for awhile and since the Ampersand is such a classic symbol, I though it would be very stimulating to do a small series of crafts focusing on this symbol. You can read more about…

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Jewelry: {DIY Ampersand + Cloudy Necklace}

Jewelry: {DIY Ampersand + Cloudy Necklace}

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Spring is making its way to the PNW; we’ve had some sunny days. For a brief instance, we had a hot and glorious day, and I was inspired to design a necklace for a summer outfit. Do you a favorite charm necklace? I have two necklaces I find myself always wearing, one is a heart lock, a gift from my husband and the other is an arrow necklace. I love dainty small charms  and delicate chains. The…

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Blogging for one year

Blogging for one year

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Is two am in the morning and I’m reminiscing about my very firstblog post. It has been one full year + one week since I started blogging, and I wanted to thank you for reading, following, stopping by and commenting on the projects and designs I’ve put together for you! I do not know what year #2 brings in the future but what I do know is that I love crafting and blogging with all my heart! It…

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Quick Craft: {DIY Modern Easter Baskets}

Quick Craft: {DIY Modern Easter Baskets}

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kraft&mint diy modern Easter baskets

Easter is only a week away! This weekend I put together the kid’s Easter baskets. They were all playing outside in the cul-de-sac while the weather was great. I had not planned to put these together until the evening, but when the window of opportunity presents itself when I can craft without interruptions, I have to grab it! Please take a look at materials and more photos depicting all three…

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Quick Craft: { Teacher Appreciation Printable }

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A few of my favorite materials to craft with are Kraft paper, black pigment ink and rubber-stamps. This project involved all of these materials, during a crafternoon with my daughter. Do you have planned a gift for the teachers in your school? If not, this project might be perfect for you! I spent 90 minutes from start to finish putting together this kit for my kid’s teachers. However, the 90…

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Blog Love: { Liebster Award }

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Hello dear readers! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by two lovely bloggers: Mrs Shugar from ShugarLove and Nicole from Meet the B’s. So what is the Liebster award? The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 500 followers. Also, Liebster is a German word and means sweetheart, beloved person and darling. Isn’t that lovely? I am a few days away from…

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Eco Crafts: { Make Neon Easter Eggs + Giveaway }

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kraft&mint DIY Neon Easter Eggs

I love involving my kids in the projects and crafts I design. The older they get, the better direction they take and crafting is an enjoyable time. For this project I used these amazing non toxic, eco-friendly highlighter pencils. It gives me peace of mind knowing my children’s little hands are not getting chemicals all over them. These awesome color pencils came from a shop in Portland WA,…

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Quick Craft: { 1 Step DIY Easter Eggs }

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I had to share this craft with you this evening! I’ve been slowly decorating my home for Easter with a subtle palette of whites, gold and light wood. The eggs above are very easy to do, in fact, you must be thinking, “Just one step?” to make these eggs? Yes! Please take a below at another version for Easter eggs, materials and “secret” on how I made these ;)

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By now you know I delight in…

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Accessories: { DIY Leather Scarf }

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A scarf made out leather? Why not? I thought to myself while I was staring at a beautiful white buttery soft piece of leather from Darby Smart’sshop. I’ve slowly delved into the scarf trend and owned a couple of scarfs. I’m pretty stoked with my new leather infinity scarf! A cool evening in Spring provides the perfect occasion to wear a simple top, a leather scarf and my hair on a bun. Have you…

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Quick Craft: { DIY Leather Cuffs }

Quick Craft: { DIY Leather Cuffs }

kraft&mint diy leather cuff in grey

kraft&mint diy leather cuffs

Have you worked with leather materials before? This is my first craft working with leather and a few silver studs. I found my supplies during one of my outings at Ben Franklins in Redmond. If you are familiar with my crafts, I strive to “edit” unnecessary steps and maximize my time and yours! Please take a look below for materials and tutorial. I’m SO excited to wear my new accessories!

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Crafting projects: { DIY Dahlias for Spring }

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kraft&mint diy dahlias

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers and I am super excited to share with you this craft and tutorial. How have you been? Are you ready for Spring to be officially here? Have you done any spring crafts? I think one of the easiest ways to decorate a home is with flowers, and though dahlias are not in bloom yet, that didn’t stop me from adding some dahlias at home ;) Please take a look below and…

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