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26 Jun 2012

DIY: Pendant Lamps

If, like me, you’re living in a house that was built over a hundred years ago, chances are you also have some pretty dim built-in fixtures and could use an additional burst of light. However, light fixtures can be surprisingly expensive and/or a pain in the butt to install. The

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dollar store crafts penny waterfall necklace
20 Jun 2012

DIY: Repurposed Pennies

Pennies, much like Rodney Dangerfield, can’t get no respect. You can’t even give those suckers away; panhandlers will look at you sideways if you try to give them anything copper-colored. And hey, I get it. These days a couple of cents will get you….literally nothing. Even if you had two

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DIY Wine Curbly
13 Jun 2012

DI-Wine Part Two: Stoppers and Storage

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I am not yet done talking about wine, or wine-related crafts. In fact, one of the many items on my Geez-I-Wish-I-Had-Enough-Time-To-Do List is to start a drunken craft group inspired by some dear friends in Portland who have been knockin’ ‘em back and getting crafty for a while

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06 Jun 2012

DI-Wine: Tags and Bags

Several years ago, a roommate and I were making a Trader Joe’s run when the cashier looked at the conveyer belt (which held many, many bottles of wine and …some food) then asked us, “Where’s the party?” We’re not sure if he was disappointed or impressed when we told him

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09 May 2012

DIY: Coasters

Much like bookmarks and ashtrays, coasters are the kind of crafts you make when you’ve screwed up your intended craft project, are six years old, or are a newbie crafter just testing the waters. Coasters are just that kind of craft because they’re easy to make out of anything and

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craftaholics anonymous dot net
02 May 2012

DIY: Mason Jar Crafts

One of the essential things to have in your craft arsenal – in addition to an X-acto knife, duct tape, packing tape, et.al. – is a mason jar. Or, if you enjoy vodka, several mason jars. Heck, you don’t even really need to make a special trip or buy new

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Every ticket has a story, story...
18 Apr 2012

DIY: Ticket Stub Crafts

It was bound to happen eventually. After all my ideas, inspiration, Google searches and suggestions, I find myself stalled on a craft project. You see, I’ve got ticket stubs from almost every single show I’ve seen in San Francisco, but I can’t seem to find a great craft for them.

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