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Remember how we were all confessing over on Facebook that we can’;t help but hoard tiny scraps of fabric? Here is a project that gives us pack-rats the last laugh. Make a pin-cushion ring (or a dozen!) It only takes 5-minutes, assuming you don’;t have to drink a beer to get the cap.Here’;s what you do…;

1. Cut a 3.5″; circle of fabric (I used a ribbon spool to trace)

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2. Stitch a running stitch around the edge of circle, gathering to make a pouf. Hand sewing is easier than machine in this case. Don’;t get too close to the edge.

3. Once you stitch all the way aroundaccent pillow case baby burlap decorative, stuff with poly-fil.

4. Pull thread tight to gather and tie. stitch through opening several times to close up hole

5. Drink a beer or find any old bottle cap.

6. Coat inside of bottle cap generously with hot glue, especially the edges.

7. Quickly press pouf into bottle-cap.

8. Grab a pack of rings from the craft store. These are from Jo-Ann, as are the adorable heart stick pins.

9. Glue the bottle cap to your ring base. I used hot-glue and it is staying just fine but you may want to use something stronger.That’;s it! Don’;t you want to make one for each of your crafty friends? Aren’;t you glad you saved those fabric scraps? Stay tuned for another fun version of the ring pin-cushion next week!

Budget: $0.When sourcing parts for my last backpack I realized how much the parts could cost: webbing, d rings and/or parachute clamps really add up.I also wanted to add a hood to an existing backpack, but didn't have any spare backpacks. However, I did have some donor hoodies available and that inspired this project.There are already several hoodie-to-backpack projects out there but nothing like what I wanted, so I started planning.

The living room is possibly the most used room of any house. It is where we watch TV, entertain friends, chat over coffee, and throw ourselves about while playing certain computer games. We use it as a play room, a study -with our laptops on knees, a dining room – with plates on knees a reading area and a napping area. It’s one of the few rooms where the entire family will all be in at one time, and possibly plus a few relatives too. It is a true multi-purpose space, and therefore need to be designed and decorated to reflect this.

Just in time for summer, Bunny Williams designed a variety of floral frogs to make flower arranging easier than ever. According to Bunny, anyone can create a beautiful arrangement if you’ve got the right tools. We’re not saying we didn’t take her word for it, but we did put her floral frogs to the test. We askedgarden and entertaining expert, James Farmer, to help us create three unique looks using each one of Bunny’s floral frogs — and we think you’ll love the results every bit as we do.