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One Project Closer’s The Better Half is dedicated to the softer side of DIY, sharing decor, crafts, recipes, weekly link parties and more! Some favorite articles include How to Make Fabric Flowers, 40 Washi Tape Crafts, and .

GIVEAWAY & Creativity Unleashed Link Party: Week 139!
Jocie | September 22, 2016
GIVEAWAY & Creativity  Unleashed Link Party: Week 139!

Welcome back to the Creativity Unleashed Link Party, where you inspire us with your most recent decor, crafts, DIY, and recipes and have a chance to win a new giveaway every week! The BIG winner and Mega Rockstar this week is this beautiful DIY Birch Bark Candle Holder from H2O Bungalow. Link Party & Mega Rockstar Contest! What’s the deal with the Mega Rockstar Contest, you ask? Every week, each host picks a Rockstar from the projects that were linked up that week, for a total of six Rockstars.... 

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Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!
Jocie | September 20, 2016
Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!

Thank you for loving this oldie but goodie on making your own Aromatherapy Play Dough  that I shared originally in October 2015.   We hope you stick around and check out more DIY and Essential Oil posts from One Project Closer! This is our second year participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! Have you heard about this? Promoted by FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, the idea is to paint a pumpkin teal and put it on your porch to signal Trick or Treaters that your home is providing non-food/candy... 

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All Things Creative: Fall Crafts!
Jocie | August 30, 2016

Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing fall crafts and ideas for Fall! I’m sure you’re with me when I say I love EVERYTHING FALL! Boots, leggings, hot drinks, cozy blankets, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, the changing leaves, and all Fall colors! So I hope you enjoy this month as much as I do. And….Just in case you forgot the gang, here they are! Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s... 

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Free Fall Printables: Part 1
Jocie | August 28, 2016

So its not quite Fall yet and I’m still loving and enjoying my days at the pool, but this week I looked out my window and saw the first leaves turning orange. We live just outside of Baltimore and the trees are just glorious in the Fall! I know it a bit early for boots, hot tea, and all things pumpkin, but I want to give these fabulous free fall printables so you have plenty of time to print and enjoy them this fall. And if this isn’t enough for you, I’ll have a bunch more fall printables and... 

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Free Olympics Printable
Jocie | August 10, 2016

For the last 5 days we’ve been sitting on our couch, screaming at television, believing that USA is bringing home the gold! STICK IT!  U – S – A! Go! Go! Go! This also the first Olympics our girls remember and can enjoy being a part of the excitement. Now, if you’re from Maryland, like us, we feel a special sense of pride because of the overall domination by Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky! And when someone yelled “O” during the national anthem when Michael won his 20th... 

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How to Create Watercolor Prints with Brush Markers
Jocie | August 1, 2016

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be here today. If you don’t know me, I’m Kelly and I blog at Here Comes the Sun. I LOVE Jocie’s blog, especially all the watercolor and hand lettering that she does. She has some serious talent. I’ve been practicing with watercolors for a while now but mine just never seem to turn out exactly the way I want them to. So I found a quick and easy way to get the watercolor effect without actual watercolors! I love to create watercolor prints with brush markers! SUPPLIES: Tombow... 

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All Things Creative: 100+ Printables
Jocie | July 26, 2016

Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing free printable, and you know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE printables! Just in case you forgot the gang, here they are! Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s ** The DIY Village ** Creative Cain Cabin ** The Kim Six Fix One Project Closer ** Redhead Can Decorate ** Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & True ** On Sutton Place ** Domestically Speaking 100+ Free... 

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Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side
Jocie | July 24, 2016
Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side

This watercolor printable I think may be my new favorite! First off, who doesn’t love a good Adele pun? But also, I have so much fun using different colors and mixtures in my palette. I often struggle in thinking too much when I paint, putting too much time in to which colors and painting perfectly. But this time, I felt such freedom in colors and composition, without worrying about the outcome. And it ended up so wonderful! As for the hand-lettering, this little saying has kicked around in my head for quite some... 

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No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Free Printable
Jocie | July 22, 2016
No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Free Printable

Prepare yourself because this is about to become a household favorite. Seriously, this No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream might just be my most amazing creation to date! I served it last night at a dinner party and it was a huge hit. My cousin said it was better than Blue Bell. Now, I don’t really know what Blue Bell Ice Cream is, or its significance, but my cousin assured me that it was a very high compliment. What I can tell you is that this is sweet, rich and creamy and only takes 5 minutes to make! Also,... 

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Star Wars String Art
Jocie | July 18, 2016
Star Wars String Art

This Star Wars String Art is one of a series of Star Wars Crafts that I will be sharing, so stay tuned & ENJOY! If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been in the throes of planning and executing crafts for over 200 kids for our church’s amazing Light Force VBS this summer. This is my fourth summer leading crafts and every year is SO MUCH FUN! I love seeing the joy of the children as they learn about Jesus, find love and acceptance in the church, and do a little crafting (amongst lots of other... 

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