Creative Life: Daily Lettering Challenge With Pam Garrison And Creativebug

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Creative Life: Learn How To Create A Woven Finger-Knit Rug With Anne Weil And Creativebug

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DIY Crafts • Easy Upcycle Glass Jars Nautical Candle Holders


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Hello, everyone! Hope you are doing well! Before three weeks we celebrated Clean Monday here in Greece. And, despite our desire and enthusiasm to fly a kite, this had proved impossible. The weather didn’t help us at all. It had neither wind nor even a breeze. We were just running with the twine and the kite in our hands, making circles in the meadow, hoping that a small blow of wind would come to lift up our kite. Instead of the wind, the first rain drops came and we had to go back home! But the good thing from this short story of kite fly is that a hank of twine cord had left unused for many new DIY crafts.

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20 + 1 Different Items And Ideas To Organize Jewelry

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Organizing jewelry and accessories is one of home organizing riddles. The idea of organizing them properly in a practical order and in a place that we can use them every time is always challenging. Recently I’ve decided to use a dreamcatcher for my long earrings, which are plenty and always end up in a box untidy. Here I share with you a big list of everyday items and DIY ideas that everyone can make and use easily to organize all the jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc).

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DIY Crafts • Easy Paper Cherry Blossoms

Natural elements will always have a unique beauty that is irreplaceable. Yet, now that blossoms are becoming rare in my region, following their growing circle, I’m on the search of finding ways to make artificial bouquets for our spring and Easter decoration. I chose a very easy tutorial from all these I found because it is understandable and so easy!

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DIY Crafts • Upcycling Map Wall Art & Travel Inspirational Words

The weekend is for the travelers and lucky are all those who travel plans for today. My love for travels and maps was expressed lately with a DIY repurposing map to a heart, which I’ve made for my sister’s wall gallery. But, I couldn’t leave our home without a similar map composition. It’s the same concept in a different version.


○○○  things I used

decoupage glue
cardboard, or thin wood


○○○  steps

  • I chose a small map that a local tourist service has given us for free in one of our trips.
  • I cut it in big letters to compose the word EXPLORE.
  • I was thinking about gluing them on white or black cardboard, but after seeing it, I decided to glue them on a thin wood surface that fitted perfectly in the white frame.
  • When I finished gluing the letters I covered all the surface with mat decoupage glue for an even result.

In less than fifteen minutes my new creation was ready for our wall gallery! I always loved strong and inspirational words from a kid so I like them to exist in my space not only in my thoughts, or my writings! So, my “EXPLORE” map composition took its new place on my wall gallery in front of my home office desk.


You want to make this DIY, but you don’t find the right word for you. Here, you can find an inspirational list: map, world, road, adventure, journey, travel, explore, discover, just go, just leave, lost.


Do you need more inspiration?

This is my top ten quotes about travel and journeys:


  • Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Augustine of Hippo
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu
  • Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
  • Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  • A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu
  • When you set sail for Ithaca, wish for the road to be long, full of adventures, full of knowledge.” C.P. Cavafy
  • It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway
  • One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller
  • Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucious


Hope to find many maps to repurpose your creativity and inspiration about traveling in the weekend. Wish you all a happy Saturday after vernal equinox and a stunning solar eclipse! Besides all these rear astrophysical phenomena, it’s finally springtime!