How To: Make a Water Blob

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2012
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Definition of WATER BLOB: A large sheet of plastic folded in half, taped up on three sides and filled with water. Why? Because it's fun to pounce on and it keeps you cool on hot days. Great for kids and adults alike, it takes very little to construct, but it provides hours and hours of play. Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Scrap Wood Lantern

By: Craftmel Jul 18, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012

If you are no stranger to wood DIY projects, you just might have a growing pile of wood scraps hanging around waiting for a "lightbulb moment" into the perfect project.  To help things along, how about a scrap wood lantern?   Continue Reading
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Make It: Plush Strawberry Place Cards for Summer Parties!

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2012
created at: 07/17/2012
How adorable are these strawberry place card holders?? I kinda want to make a million of them and then have a giant party where we all joke and laugh and eat berry pies. Who's in?    Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Outdoor Drink Holder

By: Craftmel Jul 17, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
After tripping over and successfully spilling my holiday drinks, I was certain there was a more practical and functional solution than trying to hide my A&W under my plastic lawn chair.  It turns out that there is a simple DIY option out there.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Graphic and Modern Tissue Paper Collage!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012
When a DIY project idea comes from two sisters who run a modern stationery company, you know it's going to be awesome!    Continue Reading
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How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want - and - they make great gifts! You can buy the wax here, and various scents here.    
created at: 07/16/2012
Jen from Something Turquoise has an incredibly detailed (and beautifully photographed) tutorial that explains everything you could possibly want to know about making your own poured candles. She even covers the best way toContinue Reading

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How To: Make (Edible) Watercolor Cookies

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 13, 2012

created at: 07/11/2012
What's the secret material to this DIY dessert (aside from food coloring)? Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!Continue Reading
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How To: Sun Dye Fabric for Upholstery Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012

Add a pop of color with a fun printed fabric that you design and create all by your lonesome. I don't think I've ever seen a fabric tutorial easier than this one.   
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Make It: A DIY Skateboard Book Cubby

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2012

created at: 07/11/2012
How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!    Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Thumb Piano

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Kids getting suffering from summer boredom yet? Maybe it's time to build a thumb piano. Supplies are minimal and you probably have them all on hand. Here's the list:   
  • a block of wood (about 5" x 5" or so, by the looks of it)
  • bobby pins (if mom doesn't have them, grandma might)
  • a screw
  • tape
  • staples and stapler
  • a pair of wire cutters
  • adult supervision
Scamper on over to Popular Mechanics for the put-together.Continue Reading
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How to: Make DIY Colorful Paint-Dipped Flower Vases

By: Chrisjob Jul 10, 2012

created at: 06/27/2012

In my house, white walls are de rigueur. Why? Well, mostly cause my landlord says so, but I also dig the fresh, clean Scandinavian vibe they lend. But, with pure white walls and lots of white furniture, I try to bring in pops of color with accessories whenever I can so I don't feel like I'm living in an art museum. So, I love to take store-bought materials and add a little extra color for a customized, handmade look.   I've had theseContinue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)Continue Reading
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How To: Make Delicious Three-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt -- From Scratch!

By: Capreek Jul 06, 2012

created at: 07/05/2012

There's never a better time for cold, homemade treats than right now AKA the dead of summer. Everything is hot and gross and have I mentioned hot? No? Okay, it's HOT out there y'all. Treat yourself to some simple and delicious three-ingredient frozen yogurt!    Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

By: Capreek Jul 05, 2012

created at: 07/05/2012

Whether used as a learning tool for kids or simply as a decorative coffee table or bookshelf object, these DIY wooden gradient blocks are easy to make -- and gorgeous!    Continue Reading

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