DIY Lens Option for Macro Photography.

By: Chrisjob Sep 10, 2009


Bigger, sharper, and more refined. We continue to push our digital cameras to get closer and more detailed macro photos our of projects, food, families, and great vintage finds. Captain Molo shows us how to make a macro lens snoot for super close up images and crazy detail out of preground glass lens and a cardboard tube.



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Join the colored pencil of the month club.

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2009

created at: 2009-09-08

Imagine receiving 25 colored pencils a month for 20 months. Each pencil's color is as unique as its name. (Have you ever wondered what color a Mermaid's Gown might be? How about Frog… Continue Reading

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Laundry Face Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 05, 2009

created at: 2009-09-05

Bored at the the laundramat waiting for your undies to dry? Try biding your time with some strategic folding to create expressive faces and profiles to entertain your fellow laundry doers. Crooked Brains blog Continue Reading

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Shattering Door (and more!) by Leandro Erlich.

By: Chrisjob Sep 04, 2009

There's something about art in context that beats the pants off of a portrait hanging on a white wall. This Shattering Door is one of many fantastic installations by Leandro Erlich, on display now at Luciana Brito. Check out a few others below, and Erlich's website for many more!leandro-erlich-swimming-pool


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Vintage Signage turned Wall Art

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2009


I found 12 old tin signs that used to hang in grocery and liquor stores to create this patchwork of wall art. Many of them were in sad shape with rust setting in so it didnt feel so bad cutting them up. I just love the graphics and the colors!

Jenny over at Junk Market Style collected 12 rusty, old tin Canada Dry signs, cut them up with a tin snips and then drilled tiny holes into their edges. Using blue tacks, she fastened them to a… Continue Reading

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2-Stall Garage Tuned into Art Studio

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2009

Art studio of artist Shannon Christensen, which she created in her two-car garage

Artist Shannon Christensen decided to turn her 2-stall garage into an art studio. The outcome suggests it was an excellent idea! Just take a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Photo Puzzle Blocks.

By: Chrisjob Aug 18, 2009

It's true...everyone loves blocks. Still. Always have, always will.

So, Photojojo came up with a tutorial to create a set of blocks you'll never be embarrassed to leave out when company comes over.


  • 16 wooden blocks 
  • Ruler
  • Square format image(s)
  • Matte photo paper
  • X-acto knife and cutting mat
  • Glue, rubber cement, or Mod Podge
  • Small paintbrush

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How To Carve a Mushroom from a Radish.

By: Chrisjob Aug 17, 2009

Whether you bento or not, this Super Mario-inspired mushroom is worth giving your paring knife a workout. Anna's instructions are quite clear, and the step-by-step photos guarantee you'll be able to slice one out yourself.


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Ugly House

By: Chrisjob Aug 15, 2009

They came from the dark, murky depths of Craigslist and part-time suburban realtor classifieds...Careless, cluttered, and often unbearable, these are, as the comments for this photo remind us, "these are the actual photos that sellers approve to market their homes."



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Funky Lunch :: Sandwich Creations.

By: Chrisjob Aug 09, 2009

These are way cooler than those gnarled tomatoes with the scary eye implants.

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"Funky Lunch was born out of the desire to turn an ordinary lunchtime sandwich into something a bit different to encourage children to try and eat a varied and healthy lunch."


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New Offerings from Image Revolver

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2009

Print/Frame Preview

A few months ago I posted about a cool site called Image Revolver that offer original artwork that you can download and print at home or through your favorite image processor. As of this week, Image Revolver is now offering a lovely collection of giclee prints as well as a small hand-picked selection of gallery-style frames.… Continue Reading

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Free Wall Stencil Downloads.

By: Chrisjob Jul 28, 2009

Free Stencil Download

Nope. This isn't the result of a fun new (giant roll) wallpaper, or those new fancy new vinyl wall decals. These brightly colored orbs are the handiwork of good old stencils and a paint brush. Holly from Decor8 passes along this great .pdf from Elle Decoration South Africa full of stencils. Click here for the good stuff.

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New Papercraft Creatures.

By: Chrisjob Jul 28, 2009

Jessica from How About Orange features these FREE papercraft creature designs from Dutch "paper engineer" Marshall Alexander. I love the Retrobot and Zombie George. Fun and free! Get folding!

Thanks Jessica for the link and the photo!

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iArtist: DIY Kits for Re-Creating Notorious Contemporary Art Pieces.

By: Chrisjob Jul 23, 2009

Damien Hirst's Love of God? Banksy's famous sprayed stencils? Everyone I have Ever slept with 1963-1995? Now you can make them, too!

"IARTISTLONDON is the cool new brand that enables you to make real contemporary pieces of art from the comfort of your home. All those pieces that you always wanted to have but couldn´t afford. We believe art should be for everyone. Our boxes contain all the necessary elements so you only have to… Continue Reading

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How to make a photo kaleidoscope.

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2009

(Get ready to have too much fun!) Fold Play shows how to make a photo kaleidoscope (either hex or oct), which just might be one of the coolest--and free--ways to display your photos ever. Make one or a dozen and you'll amaze not only your friends but yourself as well with your cleverness.

To make one, you'll need:

  • Photos of your choice 
  • An 8 1/2 x 11 piece of printer paper or lightweight card stock
  • A ruler
  • A boning tool (optional, but I'd… Continue Reading
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