Free Template Generator for Boxes, Bags and More

By: Diy maven Nov 27, 2013

Handy and free and just in time for the holidays—or any gift-giving occasion—is this sweet template generator. You simply enter the dimensions you'd like and a template is generated PDF style. Choose from boxes, envelopes,Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Brilliant Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 26, 2013

Turkey Day is two days away, and if you're hosting a big thanksgiving dinner, you probably have all the major things covered already. But you may not have thought of some of these genius little details... things that you didn't know you couldn't live… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Glam Copper Lampshade Makeover

By: Capreek Nov 25, 2013

I love this makeover idea for transforming a ho-hum plastic lamp shade into some statement… Continue Reading

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How to: Handmade Christmas Tree Card (Free Printable)

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2013

As the holidays continue to grow near, it's time to start thinking about holiday cards. So this year, I offer this festive watercolor card. It combines the best of both worlds: some hand painted and customized goodness, and the fact that it only takes minutes to make, so you don't have to cut your list short. Click through to find out what it looks like on the inside - and how to make one… Continue Reading

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Free Download: 40+ Paper Snowflake Templates

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2013

Half the fun of cutting paper snowflakes is being surprised by the outcome. No two should be alike, right? But if you want to stretch your cutting techniques and designer's eye, check out these… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Trashcan into R2-D2

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2013

Any Star Wars fan worth their salt who has laid eyes on a white garbage can like the one pictured above ($4.99 at The Container Store) is reminded of R2-D2. It's inevitable that a crafter took that relationship one step further and… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY and Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 15, 2013

Greeting cards can get pricey, especially during the holidays when you have 20+ cards to buy, stamp, and send to loved ones. Ouch. So instead of buying cards this year, make your own with this list of 11 DIY holiday greeting… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

By: Capreek Nov 14, 2013

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have loved something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to hide my Halloween candy from my thieving siblings--and now that I'm an adult, heck, why shouldn't I make… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Homemade Extracts -- Plus Free Printable Labels!

By: Capreek Nov 12, 2013

Lemon, cinnamon, grapefruit -- how delicious do these homemade extracts sound?? Turns out, they're pretty easy to… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2013

Whether you want to force co-mingling, keep the conversation lively or keep the peace, assigning seats around the dinner table this holiday season is a must. These 10 DIY place card projects not only direct people to the right spot,… Continue Reading

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Make It: Framed 3D Paper Taxidermy Art -- With Free Download!

By: Capreek Nov 11, 2013

I spotted this adorable little paper decor/wall art project the other day and couldn't wait to… Continue Reading

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How to: Brilliant Wax Paper Lantern Project

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2013

My mouth dropped open when I ran across this project; it's pretty darn genius. There is a certain wintery elegance about these lanterns, and they give off the perfect amount of warm cozy light when the candles are lit inside. These would make the perfect gift. Click through to find out more about these elegant little… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Thanksgiving DIY Projects For Kids (And The Young At Heart)

By: Faith-towers Nov 07, 2013

Up here in Boston, the weather has gotten cold and drizzly... not exactly conducive to sending the kids outside to play. Instead, grab the feathers and the glue and try out these fun Thanksgiving DIY projects, crafts and games that will have them busy for hours. And you might just have… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2013

This quick and fun project is a great way to use up not only scrap wood but also scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, buttons and other various leftover embellishments from past craft projects. (Who doesn't have some/a lot of those on hand?)NOTE: This photo block frame is suited for a 4" x 6" photo.

Supplies we used:

  • a length of 2" x 6" lumber at least 7 and 1/2 inches long'
  • 180 grit sand paper
  • paint brush
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