Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

By: Capreek Jul 06, 2011

created at: 07/06/2011

A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces.  If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!  

With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for JordanContinue Reading

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A Cool Use For Dead Batteries?

By: Diy maven Jun 28, 2011

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 If you're like me, you save your spent batteries in some container. When the container threatens to overflow, you take it to a recycling center or a store that has a recycling drop off. Right? Now we have a reasonContinue Reading

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Mini Polaroid Magnets

By: Craftmel Jun 15, 2011

created at: 06/14/2011

There is something so classic about Polaroid pictures.  And mini polaroids?  Be still my heart!  Here's one easy way make your pictures even more memorable.   Continue Reading

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Make Newspaper Artwork

By: Diy maven Jun 14, 2011

How cool is this? Coiled newsprint glued onto a canvas. Yeah, that's it. It's maker, Dom, also used a paintbrush to spread the glue, so, in all, onlyContinue Reading

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A Paper Crane on a Penny: Teeny Tiny Origami!

By: Capreek Jun 13, 2011

created at: 06/13/2011

A penny for your thoughts?  How about a penny with a tiny paper crane on it?   Continue Reading

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DIY Graphic Subway Art

By: Kellyb Jun 10, 2011

created at: 06/09/2011

Subway signs are all the rage, but if you don't live in NYC or Chicago I think it would be nice to have a more personal version. Cities you've lived in, streets you've resided on, your life rules – the sky's the limit with this DIY from Ashley at Lil Blue Boo.Continue Reading

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How to: Make Elegant, Recycled Plastic Bag Art

By: Kellyb Jun 09, 2011

Would you have ever guessed that's what was used to create this abstract piece of art? It's easy and a great way to use up all of those plastic bags that seem to breed under your kitchen sink when you aren't looking. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Damn Good Gifts for Dads

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2011

created at: 06/07/2011

Fathers: they're awesome... and they deserve a damn good gift!  From first-time dads to seasoned pros, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas to help you celebrate the dad in your life good and proper.   

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Button Monogram Art

By: Diy maven Jun 07, 2011

This button monogram was initially made for a child's room, but I'm thinking one would look superb in my craft room. The supplies are minimal and include the following:Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Wooden Pennant

By: Chrisjob May 26, 2011

created at: 05/26/2011

Over the weekend, I whipped up a wooden pennant inspired by a product I saw on Design Crush. I l've always wanted to play around with printing a bold color onto wood grain, and like the whole "hooray" spirit without being too nostalgic or belongy. Which is not a word.   Continue Reading

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6 Decorated Chain Link Fences

By: Diy maven May 25, 2011

created at: 05/25/2011

Chain link fences have their place in the world. Whether they surround a vacant lot, a junk yard or a private residence, their jobs are to keep people and critters out. Or in. Utilitarian, yes. Pretty, not so much. If you have a useful chain link fence that needs a bit of beautification, check out these six specimens:Continue Reading

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Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

By: Capreek May 24, 2011

created at: 05/24/2011

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    Continue Reading

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Guess What This Art Is Made Of! (And Then Make It)

By: Diy maven May 18, 2011

Can you tell what these loverly prints are made of? If you look closely, you'll see. If you guessed Continue Reading
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Crocheting Gone Wild: The Ultimate Yarn Bomb!

By: Capreek May 17, 2011

created at: 05/15/2011

In March, Brittany showcased some fantastic works of "yarn bombing", where artists take to the streets armed with crochet needles, covering everything from tree trunks to subway seats.  Now, one artist takes this trend to a whole new level: covering her entire apartment, bathroom fixtures and all.  Creative, brilliant, or just plain nutty - you tell us!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Framed Objects

By: Diy maven May 04, 2011

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Don't cha just LOVE when you see a picture of something and it makes the DIY lightbulb in your brain go off?? My noggin was a-blaze when I saw these "Framed Objects". They look interesting naked, but just take a look of them 'in use':Continue Reading

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