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We woke up to a dreary, rainy spring day here at HGTV Headquarters. Sigh. But you know what they say about those April Showers! In honor of this hard-won spring, I made a quick and easy (and frankly adorable) cloud and raindrop magnet set. Watch the video to learn how:

You can make your own set of magnets in about 10 minutes, plus some drying time, and it’s just the thing to dress up your fridge, locker, or message board. I’m all about a sunny day but I can’t help but smile at this happy little guy.

Cloud and Raindrop Magnets

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We are back again with another fun craft in honor of National Craft Month! This week I’ve paired up with Kami from the blog No Biggie to have fun with one of my favorite craft materials, the simple pom-pom. We took these inexpensive puff balls and made a festive party banner and decorative letters just begging to decorate a bookshelf. Watch the video to learn how:

My daughter Lulu is already insisting I make her name in pom-poms for her room. What word would you put on puffy display?

Pom Pom Banner and Letters

In case you missed it, here is our first National Craft Month project–a super easy felt bowl you can whip up in minutes. Stay tuned for another fun craft how-to next week!

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Even though we’re always crafting something up here at HGTV, March is officially deemed National Craft Month. Created by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994, this month is all about helping people rediscover the joy of crafting. This is a great time for those of you who haven’t crafted before to give it a go, or for you craft geniuses to try your hand at something new. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is offering specials all month long, so what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

Need a little inspiration? Here are a few of my favorite how-tos — perfect for all crafting levels.

Living Wreath

Spring is right around the corner, so welcome guests with a living wreath filled with low-maintenance plants, such as succulents and moss.

Spring Wreath

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I’m sure you’re looking for ways to update the interior of your home as you prepare for holiday guests. A custom rug is an easy way to freshen your space, and Vecco’s DIY rug kit allows you to create just the look you want. The kit comes with everything you need — a rug, stencils, colorants and sealant.

 Stenciled Vecco Rug

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Vecco rug kit (Rug pictured above is a size small.)
  • paper towels

Here’s how to do it:

1. Choose your patterns and colors, and dry fit the stencils for correct measurement. Vacuum the rug before starting. Place the stencil in the desired position, and surround it with paper towels.

Vecco Rug Step 1

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The holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time to get crafting. Give your cork board a holiday touch with this stylish advent calendar. To create the look, use decorative push pins to add five rows of five festive cards or scrapbook paper to the board. Mark the inside of each card with the days of the month, and embellish with coordinating ribbon. Easy, right?

DIY Advent Calendar

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While at High Point Furniture Market, the HGTV.com editors noticed an upcoming trend: cork decor. That got me thinking — maybe I can make something with my old wine bottle corks. I combined my surplus of corks and need for storage to make this cork jewelry board.

 Cork Jewelry Display

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • frame of your choice
  • wine bottle corks
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • decorative drawer pulls
  • knife

Here’s how you do it:

1. Remove the glass and any cardboard from your frame. Replace the back of the frame.

Remove Frame Glass

2. Dry fit your corks before gluing. I chose to do a pattern of two vertical and two horizontal corks. Cut pieces to fit inside the frame.

Dry Fit Pieces

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To me, fall usually means the start of planning for the holidays. It may be too early for some of you, but they’ll be here before you know it. And with holidays comes entertaining. If you’re playing host this year — but don’t have the budget for new tableware — then this craft is just what you need.

Monogrammed Plate

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ceramic white plates (from the Dollar Store)
  • pencil
  • a Sharpie in your desired color
  • stencil
  • ruler

Here’s how you do it:

1. Measure for the center of the plate using a ruler. Use a stencil, or freehand your letter using a pencil first, then draw over it with a Sharpie.

Draw Letter

2. Fill in your letter to create a calligraphy effect if you aren’t using a stencil. I used this tutorial as a guide.

Fill In Letter

3. Add any other designs you’d like, such as polka dots.

Add Polka Dots

4. Bake your plates in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes to make your designs permanent. Be careful when taking out the plates, and let cool.

Give this project a try, and let us know how it turned out in the comments below.

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