11 Cool Photo Crafts.

By: Chrisjob Dec 06, 2007

Making stuff is always way more fun when you're using the images of your friends and family as source material. Here's eleven clever projects that allow you to use your own digital photos to create beautiful artwork and fun crafts.

  • KidGrid: DIY Photo blocks
  • Customized party gear
  • Make photo magnets
  • Personalized mini-stickers
  • Custom coloring books
  • Create your own pop art
  • DIY Photo mobile
  • Bookplate stickers
  • Personalized baby books & scrapbooks
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The Most Adorable Baby Hat Ever!

By: Chrisjob Nov 26, 2007

I don't imagine a cuter hat could exist. The Coverall Hat by Oeuf is designed to solve the eternal problem of keeping the hat on the youngster's noggin, where it belongs. The effect, however, is ultimate adorableness.

DIYable? For sure. Can the design translate into an adult model? Absolutely, but we should probably keep our shirts on.

Made from 100% baby alpaca wool, which is non-allergenic. 

Via Babygadget. 

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DIY Tree Swing.

By: Chrisjob Oct 30, 2007

Can't beat a classic.

John Vivian offers a basic how-to using a single plank and a bit of rope. 




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Pumpkin Carving Safety.

By: Chrisjob Oct 23, 2007

"Pumpkin carving, that beloved family ritual, can turn as nasty as the goblins lurking outside if you're not carefuI, particularly if you let children carve or use the wrong tools. [Consumer Report] informally tested several pumpkin-carving kits and found that they can reduce the risk of getting cut."


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Modern Classics Alphabet.

By: Chrisjob Oct 22, 2007

It's never too soon to educate on the brilliance of modern design...

Here's Blue Ant Studio's Modern Classics Alphabet, milestones in modern architecture and furniture from Aalto to Zeisel.


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Don't It Yourself?

By: Chrisjob Oct 08, 2007

This photo, with an adequate warning and shaming from DIYLife, elicits an important question:

What should you never do yourself?

Clearly, you shouldn't duct tape your baby to a wall, whether you do it yourself or with assistance.

But what tasks or repairs do you think absolutely must go to a professional? Intense electrical or gas work? Masonry? House cleaning?

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How To Make A Candy Corn Creature.

By: Chrisjob Oct 01, 2007

Inspired by October's Curbly Challenge, I decided I'd like a couple candy friends floating around this autumn. You should make some, too.


  • Candy corn
  • Paper clips
  • Wire cutters and/or needlenose pliers
  • Pen or marker
  • Microwave (optional)

1. Select a prime piece of candy corn.

2. Give 'em a face. Mine is smiley, but yours doesn't have to be so glad. Invoke all your prime pumpkin-carving skills.

3. Use the paper clips to create arms and legs.… Continue Reading

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DIY 3-D Viewmaster.

By: Chrisjob Sep 24, 2007

An ambituous tinker dubbed Pyrofer has equipped a Viewmaster with twin LCD screens, which project the same image at varied spacing to mimic three dimensional viewing.

"The 3D object is rendered twice with the camera in a different position each time to simulate the spacing between your eyes giving different viewing angles. Each of these seperate images is sent to each of the LCDs, one for the left eye and one for the right. Sat next to each other… Continue Reading
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Amazing Lego Sculptures.

By: Chrisjob Aug 21, 2007

Lego artist Nathan Sawawa was the guest last night on The Colbert Report. Stephen, of course, teased about nerdiness and a childish choice of medium, but I'm pretty convinced this guy's got it down. Of course, we've all seen email forwards of scales models of the Eiffel Tower, or life-size Darth Vader helmets, but Sawaya's work transcends such attempts. Those are really great Lego projects. Sawaya's sculptures seem more like art that happen to be… Continue Reading

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The Anemone Clock awakens a person with a little more personality.

By: Chrisjob Jul 05, 2007

"Unlike other alarm clocks, this one challenges a person. When the alarm goes off, it rumbles intensely, making it a little harder to find the off switch. Due to the rumbling, the clock also bounces away from the origin, thus creating another challenge of getting out of bed and chasing it around the room (kind of like a pet). After the clock is captured, it rumbles the person awake. Alarm clocks are just too easy to turn off, which leads back toContinue Reading

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Army Men Side Table

By: Chrisjob Jun 22, 2007

Check out Swalsh's Army Men Side Table, created for under $5.00 using supplies solely from the dollar store, plus a little glue, a few nails, and some brainpower.

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DIYable Kid Bed

By: Diy maven Jun 15, 2007

From the BB2 Line by Not Neutral is this clever bed/bench combo, which fits any twin-sized mattress. For those custom to taking pencil to paper and breaking out the power tools, the bed’s simple design means that it’s totally DIYable. Although marketed to the kid crowd, made in a double or queen size, it could work for humans over the age of 18, too. For those not interested in the DIY route, the bed is available through modernminiContinue Reading

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Art a la the Rubik's Cube, and how to solve and build your own.

By: Chrisjob Jun 06, 2007

Apparently, solving a Rubik's Cube is either something you can do, or something you can't: you either know the tricks, or you don't. (I can't, and don't.)

Fortunately, these toysters know the tricks, and can manipulate the simply colored blocks into large scale works of art.

(from art.blogging.la)
(from ws.binghamton,edu)
If you'd like to build your own Rubik's Cube, check out this DIY Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube Instructable.
If you wanna… Continue Reading
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Remarkable Balloon Creations

By: Chrisjob May 28, 2007

Check out InspireUnderground's collection of balloon sculptures. 

The collection includes furniture, clothing, transportation, and more Disney characters than you can pop a balloon at.

Also, check out some additional ones here, here, and here! Then, someone quickly learn how to do this, and post a how-to for Curbly!



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Online Lite Brite

By: Chrisjob Apr 25, 2007

You must check out KopyKat's digital Lite Brite.

Use it for wall art, t-shirts, greeting cards, book covers, and miscellaneous excellence.

Then capture your work using:

Command+Shift+4 (using the mouse to select the area) or the built-in Grab app. (OS X)

Alt+PrintScreen (Windows)

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