Craft Bits — Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts, Snow Men, Instagram

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012

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Mother Nature Network


Mother Nature Network shares a list of heartwarming gift ideas. This Valentine’s Day, you can show how much you love your significant other with gifts ranging from custom beer labels to homemade bubblebath!

To find more homemade gift ideas, visit Mother Nature Network.


Is It Chili Outside for This Snow Man?

Bay City, Michigan, is planning a first-of-a-kind Groundhog’s Day: The city is hosting its first annual Snowman Fest and Chili Cook-Off! Entrants can either show their culinary skills by being part of the chili contest, or display their artistic skills by making a snow man. Between the chili and the snowmen, this is the perfect winter day!

To find out more about the Snowman Fest and Chili Cook-Off, visit MLive.


Instagram Crafts?

There’s now a practical use for all those Instagram photos you took on your smart phone! Shinyshiny reports that there is a new company called Stitchagram that will turn your Instagram images into throw pillows.

For more information on Stitchagram, visit Shinyshiny.

Milwaukee Sentinel Journal

Color Me Good!

The Milwaukee Sentinel Journal reminds us that it is always a great idea to paint the walls of your home. They share some of Dutch Boy Paints’ latest color trend guides as part of their annual color forecast. 

To find out more, visit the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal.


Flash Sale Company Gets $3.5 M Investment

Startup flash sale website LuxeYard has received an additional $3.5 million in funding from investors. What separates LuxeYard from many similar home decor sites is that it incorporates social media aspects into its sales promotions.

For more information on Luxe Yard, visit Forbes.

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