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Table Jewellery, Use What You Have

By: Lilybee Oct 15, 2008

What is it about this time of year that makes folks want to dress up their tables? For 9 months of the year bunging down a plate and some cutlery and chowing down is just fine for me, but from thanksgiving to new year that just doesn't seem to cut it. I want pretty and festive and shiny and this year I also want cheap.

So, in the spirit of 'use what you have' I raided my jewellery box and dragged out my accessories toContinue Reading

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Free Campaign-o-Lantern Templates

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2008

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The Associated Press is getting into the spirit of things with 11 downloadable pumpkin carving templates all with a campaign bent. Choose the visage of your favorite candidate or candidate’s wife (sorry, no first dude here) or the symbol of your favorite party. OR keep things apolitical with a simple get-out-the-vote pumpkin, which is the least toilet-papering provoking of the bunch.

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Need tranquility? Try a Himalayan Salt Lamp.

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2008

I lust over the Himalayan Salt Lamps at my local co-op. Is it because my aura is attracted to the lamps’ infusion of negative ions in the air making me fell tranquil and relaxed or is it just the warm amber glow? Who knows. Either way, they make me feel all yummy inside. For a nice selection, check out Salt Lamp Creations where you can find a variety of styles like the large salt lamps pictured above ($50) or the affordable salt tea lightsContinue Reading

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Groovin' on Gourds

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2008

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BHG elevates the lowly gourd with their 23 gorgeous gourd ideas. Here is just a sampling of what you'll find there.

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To take a gander at all 23 gourds and to learn how they were put to use, head on over to BHG, but beware of pop-ups!

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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2008

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

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Macrophotography, A Close-Up Tutorial

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Ever wonder what the 'MF' or  ‘flower’ pictogram was for on your point and shoot camera? It’s to get a peek into the little-seen world around us through close-up photography. Photojojo’s excellent Guide to Macrophotography demystifies the macro and will help you make photos of tiny to really super tiny things look extraordinary. Perfect for on-line merchants!!

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Make a Fish Bowl Jack-o’-lantern

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Bella Dia shares a very clever way of making a perpetual jack-o’-lantern out of a fish bowl. All you need is a round fish bowl, some orange and yellow tissue paper and some Modge Podge. The procedure is so simple, a pictorial tut is really all you need! Via.

Apply yellow tissue paper with Modge Podge to the face area and let dry.

Cover everything, excluding the pumpkin's features, with orange tissue paper. Let dry andContinue Reading

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Instant Night Stand

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Perfect for the bedroom short on square footage, this instant night stand slips over your bed's frame, creating a spot for your beverage and reading material. You can find it at Contor. Via.

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Go Origami this Halloween

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

Origami Club has no less than 12 (13 if you count the witch's broom) folds perfect for a little Halloween cheer. Each example includes a diagram AND and animation of the folds, which is perfect for beginners.

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19th Century Terrace House Goes Modern

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

This absolutely spectacular 19th century terrace house is located in Sydney's popular Paddington. The subtle changes to its traditional exterior hints at the modern transformation inside, both of which coexist quite nicely. For more images, visit Desire to Inspire.




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