Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless

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11 Apr 2012

DIY: Playing Card Crafts

There was a period in time when I carried a deck of playing cards with me, wherever I went, just looking for an opportunity to practice my skills at rummy, or play solitaire while waiting for friends at the bar. Sadly, the opportunity to play cards rarely presented itself, which

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04 Apr 2012

DIY: Luggage Tags

Because I am not very well traveled, I am usually game for any trip that involves a new destination. Case in point: last Saturday when my fella said to me “I’d like to go check out Detroit,” my response was “Sure, I’ll see Detroit.” However, despite my enthusiasm for unexplored

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28 Mar 2012

DIY Tshirts Part Two: Screenprinting and Transfers

So, I spent a good portion of the day in a dentists chair getting the roots of my teeth scrapped to hell, despite my intense and overwhelming hatred of the dental profession and the entire teeth cleaning process, and I’m still spitting blood so we’re gonna do a short and

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21 Mar 2012

DIY: 5 No-Sew Tshirt Alterations

When I first started writing this column – two years ago! – I promised myself that I would only do it as long as it stayed fun. I figured at some point, I would run out of awesome DIY projects and ideas, but I’ve written almost 100 posts now on

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14 Mar 2012

DIY: Fix Up a Faux Fireplace

There’s a lot of stuff that gets me riled up – I am perhaps a bit of a hot head – however, on that long list are two words that when combined both infuriate and flabbergast me and those words are: decorative fireplace. Yes, seriously. Is there anything more useless?!

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29 Feb 2012

DIY: Recipe Boxes

I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this before but, I can’t cook. I’m crafty and resourceful and a damn good baker and all, but I am basically useless when it comes to preparing actual meals. Were it not for a string of roommates who were both generous and more culinarily-minded than

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22 Feb 2012

DIY: Solo Cup Crafts

Every broke-ass worth his or her salt has thrown at least a few parties assisted by the ubiquitous beverage holder of choice: the Solo cup. Found at bashes, crashes, shindigs, festivals, hoedowns, beach bonfires, college parties, picnics, Dolores Park… those little red and white buggers get around. After all what

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