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Silhouettes have a timeless appeal, capturing the essence of a moment in a striking and artistic way. Let me show you how you can create a beautiful silhouette from an average phone photo in less than 10 minutes! Taking the photo I knew that I wanted side profiles of my kids. I’ve been collecting snapshots […]

How to Create a Classic Silhouette from a Regular Photo.

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front view of silhouettes

These delicate paper stars are perfect for any time of the year. But we especially love making them during the holidays. This time of year, when the kiddos are home, we keep busy making little simple crafts with materials we have one hand. Some of their favorites are dried orange garland, paper bag stars, paper […]

How to Make Paper Stars Using Parchment Paper

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wooden dresser with candles, gnome, white pitcher with greenery in it and 5 white stars on the wall

These easy paper bag stars were a huge hit last year. In this tutorial I’ll show you how we make our fun paper bag starts! Once a holiday hits and the kids are home, we love putzing with easy homemade decorations to make our home feel, really, like OUR home. Finding things we already have […]

How to Make Easy Paper Bag Stars

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brown paper bag star hanging in a window


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