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04 Oct 2012

DIY Book Page Art

I’ve long held the belief that books have the edge on e-readers in a number of ways, at least as far as DIY goes – after all you can repurpose a book into other neat items, like bookshelves or safes. Likewise, the pages inside the book are incredibly valuable because

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13 Sep 2012

DIY: Make Your Own Rad Candles

Candles have always seemed like a lame craft to me – anything you can teach to the under 10 crowd and involves basically pouring hot wax into a mold just seemed elementary or even matronly. However, that was an entirely unfair judgement, as I have now found a handful of

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03 Aug 2012

DIY: Tissue Box Crafts

As an allergy sufferer (who owns two very hairy cats), I go through a grip of tissue. I’ve got tissue boxes in pretty much every room of the house, a square box of Puffs with lotion at my desk at work – I even habitually carry travel tissue in my

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18 Jul 2012

DIY Paint Dipped

Earlier this month, we talked about ombre, how it’s super neat and super easy because all it involves is dipping an object into shades of paint a couple of times. And what could be easier than dipping something into paint a couple of times? The only think I can think

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11 Jul 2012

DIY Paint By Numbers Projects

Among the many things from my childhood that I will inevitably someday foist upon my children (a list that currently includes cassette and video tapes, a Ramones t-shirt, Choose Your Own Adventure books, Polaroid cameras, and Sesame Street) is paint-by-numbers art, which help make anyone feel like an artist. While

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05 Jul 2012

DIY Ombre

One of the things that’s been popping up on my radar lately is ombre. What started with pink and blue tipped hair on the heads of celebs has grown into a stream of lovely craft ideas. Ombre, which is a French term that means “shaded,” is usually a multi-colored stripe

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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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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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