How to Spot a Crafter

So it's been awhile since I've shared a cheesy, crafty meme.

Here's my latest...


...am I right?!

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I stay up way too late creating it!! I thought many of you late-night crafters could relate to this!
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Buy it or D.I.Y. it? Fall Wreath



So I had this idea to start a new series on U Create called "Buy it or D.I.Y. it?"

How it works...

Each week I'll share a craft and I'll break it down like this...
  • the cost to buy it
  • the average cost to D.I.Y it or "Do It Yourself"
  • supplies needed
  • tutorial or link to tutorial
  • average time it takes to make it

What I hope you will share...
  • if you would rather "buy it" or D.I.Y. it in the comments
  • any helpful tips you have for this week's craft. Maybe you found a great deal on a craft supply?
  • PARTICIPATION from you!

Also, there are certain things that I do not like to craft and I always prefer to buy them (example: I do not knit/crochet). We all have different talents and things we can't wait to D.I.Y. and others we avoid at all costs. Am I right?!

So let's start with this beautiful fall wreath...



                       Pottery Barn Cost: $99 (free shipping)
                       Average Cost to D.I.Y. it: $23.50
                       Average Time to Make: 1 hour



Pumpkins and Gourds Wreath Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
Pkg of Mini Pumpkins and Gourds ($10-$15)
Bag of Fall Leaves ($4)
Fall Berries ($3)
Grapevine Wreath ($5)
Glue Sticks ($1.50)

Directions:
1. Lay wreath on flat surface and place pumpkins and leaves randomly along your grapevine wreath.'

2. Glue the leaves and berries first.

3. Glue your pumpkins and gourds to fill in the wreath.

4. Hang on your front door and enjoy your beautiful fall wreath!


So please tell us in the comments...

Would you Buy It or D.I.Y. it?


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Kraft Gift Wrapping Tutorials


Today I want to share some fun ideas using “kraft” paper. I absolutely love it and actually purchase it at my local dollar store!
It matches everything, you can embellish it however you’d like, and it’s affordable!
8 Simple Kraft Paper Gift Wrap Ideas!
Check out the following gorgeous packaging ideas…

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Sunflower Wreath Tutorial


This month's Michaels Makers challenge is all about fall decor!

I found these large turquoise sunflowers and knew I had to create something with them...so I decided to make a new fall wreath. You won't believe how simple it is to make...

Items Needed:
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