Flowers to Flats: 7 Fun DIY and Crafty Projects Using Newspaper

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2012
created at: 02/01/2012
Pages from mangled books and newspapers are transformed into lovely items, thanks to the hands of some very clever crafters. If you think the roses pictured above are charming, check out these Mod-Podged flats made by Kate of See Kate Sew:sp… Continue Reading
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Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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Felt Heart Bookmark

By: Craftmel Jan 31, 2012
created at: 01/30/2012

Is it heart-felt, or a felt heart?  Well, all cheesiness aside, it can be both if you are looking for a simple valentine for the bookworm in your life.  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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Five Fun and Funky Clock Makeovers!

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2012


You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.

Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The… Continue Reading

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Make It: Nighttime Village

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2012

I'm totally diggin' this idea. Pictures of interesting buildings cut from magazines, calenders, etc, formed into tubes, with battery-operated tea lights added. So charming. See all the deets at Fellow Fellow.

Spotted at at Shelterness.

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Bake It: Heart-Shaped Macarons for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 27, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration.  Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Typographic DIY Stencil Pillow!

By: Capreek Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Faux Porcelain Rose (Guess How It's Made!)

By: Diy maven Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

This, my friends, is one of the craziest/coolest things I've seen in a very long time. The delicate rose pictured above looks like it's made of porcelain, right? Of course it's NOT porcelain. Can you guess what it IS made… Continue Reading

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DIY No-Sew Bunting

By: Craftmel Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

It is my daughter's birthday on Friday, and I'm in party mode.  Since I do parties as simply as possible- usually with only a few balloons as decorations- this super easy DIY made me consider stepping out of my "If-I-Decorate-I'll-Have-To-Clean-It" self and branch out a little more this time around.  The good news is, you can just fold it up and put it away for the next celebration that comes around.   That's my kind of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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Make It: Valentine's Day Countdown

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2012

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Advent calenders are sooo last season. Beckie used her Silhouette machine to create the lettering for her Valentine's Day Countdown project, BUT Say it on the Wall now offers the vinyl for a schmeezily $8.50. Perfect for those sans Silhouette. Now, I bet you're wondering what's behind those… Continue Reading

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More Typographic String Love

By: Craftmel Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my… Continue Reading

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How to Make Comic Book Art

By: Diy maven Jan 24, 2012

Megan successfully reproduced Lichtenstein's 'Crying Girl' with nothing but foam board, graphite transfer paper, fat markers, a ball point pen and Picnick. Visit Polish the Stars to see how to make some comic book art for yourself. For comparison's sake,… Continue Reading

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