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Crafts to keep your New Years resolutions on track

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This is the time of year when people start focusing on making and trying to keep New Year's Resolutions! Julee Lair from D.I.Y. Louisville and Elizabeth Magee, aka Crafty McGee, decided to make it easier by showing us how to make simple crafts that will help you stick to your resolutions.

Getting in Shape: Yoga Mat Strap

A length of cotton webbing (approximately 48 inches)
Equal length of ribbon
Fabric glue
Needle and thread
2 key rings

1. After you cut the cotton webbing and ribbon to your desired length, glue the ribbon in the middle of the cotton webbing. Allow several hours to dry.
2. When the glue is dry, take a key ring, and fold the end of the strap over the ring. Hand sew to finish this end. Repeat on other end of the strap.
3. Loop each end of the yoga map strap and secure the key rings around the strap. Pull the straps tight.
Now you have an awesome strap to carry your yoga mat to class!

Getting  Organized: Magnetic Chalkboard organizer

Metal cookie sheet
Scrapbook paper
Black poster board
Mod Podge
paint brush or sponge
Round corner punch (optional)

1. Measure how big you want your chalkboard and add one inch (your scrapbook paper will overlap this once it's adhered in place).  Measure and cut your scrapbook paper and black poster board to fit snug in the cookie sheet. 
2. Evenly apply Mod Podge on the entire cookie sheet.  Do not leave big glops, as this may warp your paper.
3. Adhere your black poster board first and firmly smooth out any wrinkles or air pockets.  Apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge on the extra inch at the top of the black poster board, then place your scrap paper on top.  Smooth out any wrinkles or air pockets.  Try not to push any Mod Podge out onto your chalkboard, because chalk won't write over it.  Immediately blot away any excess if it seeps through.
4. Get out your chalk, stick on your magnets, and get organized!

Craft E Magee is Elizabeth Magee and she can be found online at and
D.I.Y. Louisville is a craft group co-founded by Julee Lair and she can be found online at and

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