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Snowmen Bush Covers

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2008

Winterburn, according to chicagobotanic.org, 'is a cultural condition that affects plants that do not lose their leaves over the winter. Leaves turn yellow and then brown in response to specific weather conditions. Leaves do not actually burn but rather dry up.' Those 'specific weather conditions' include mild winter temperatures, sunshine and winds.Winterburn prevention includes watering evergreens up until the ground freezes and wrappingContinue Reading

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Paperwork. Sorted.

By: Lilybee Nov 07, 2008

I have a complicated relationship with paperwork, and by 'complicated' I mean I hate it with a fiery passion and am just as likely to throw away all-import bits of paper in a rage as I am keep then. Which can make for complications when it comes to things like taxes and immunisation records and rental agreements and... well you get the picture.

Enter All Buttoned Up and their series of (dot)doc's. What you do isContinue Reading

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How To: Make Recycled Inside Out Pillows

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08 

My Recycled Inside Out Throw Pillow ensemble are handily made out of shirts, jackets or skirts that either button up the front or have a long zipper closure.  The beauty of this is that there's no need to handstitch a pillow closed or insert a zipper or add buttons or buttonholes.  Look for modern patterns and stylish color combinations while shopping for "vintage" and I mean CHEAP used apparel that you can easily transform.  

TheContinue Reading

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How To: Pillow Form Workshop

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky.  The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows.  Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric.  Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color.  Inexpensive muslin always works well.

Your pillow form should be madeContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Crafty Camera Strap.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

That black and yellow Nikon strap that my wife insists must stay attached to our DSLR is the most uninspiring, and perhaps downright embarassing, photo ecoutrement I can imagine.

Now THIS, on the other hand, makes me want to shoot the entire world.

Materials

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Some paper
  • A pen
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread

Simply use your old strap to make a pattern, cut and sew, and slipContinue Reading

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Lego Kitchen Crafts.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

Oh, you geeks. The fun never stops.

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DIY: Plumbing Pipe Furntiture.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

The only thing cooler than a DIY project is a DIY project that exploits materials intended for an entirely different use.

Rory on Apartment Therapy Boston takes such an approach with pipes and fittings from the plumbing department. Going way beyond simply using straight lengths and end flanges for legs, this desk incorporates a fine design inspired by the limitations of the medium.

To create your own version, simply check out theContinue Reading

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Plasticland's Cool Retro-Styled Christmas Cards.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

If you're like me, then you're simply insane for the holiday season, and get totally stoked by all that invokes the magic of Christmastide, and are totally okay with embracing it now that Halloween and Election have come to a close.

And if you're like me, things that seem as if they were designed in the late 40s to the early 60s just look fabulous, regardless of the season.

So, if you're like me, you'll dig these retro-styledContinue Reading

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Poladroid: Give Your Photos an Instant Polaroid Effect!

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

Last winter, Polaroid announced its plans to stop produce its instant camera film. Bad news indeed, as such an aesthetic has become a mainstay in our contemporary culture, 'specially for those who grew up in the 1980s, as a Polaroid was many of our generation's first camera. Indeed, some have made careers in such a medium.

Thankfully, the digital age, which brought an end to the instant film technology in the first place, hasContinue Reading

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How To: Make Perfect Cardboard Pillow Patterns

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

If you're planning on whipping up some custom throw pillows it can be such a time saver to make cardboard pillow forms in varying shapes and sizes. I have an entire set of these under my work table so I don't have to re-measure each time. For the sake of the reader's eyes, I covered a large piece of cardboard with green paper so you don't have to look at brown cardboard.

In order to make the perfect knife edge pillow, there are a fewContinue Reading

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