IKEA Hack: How to Make an Industrial Concrete Base Lamp

Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 10/31/2012

When I came across this lighting project, I did a double take because I could hardly believe it was a DIY. It is so well done, the finished project looked more like something I could buy than something I could make on my own. Thankfully, for us crafters and creators, this is a genuine do-it-yourself project. Here's how to make your own industrial lamp, IKEA hack and all.    

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Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Countdown Crafts


created at: 10/01/2012

I am almost tired of my girls asking me when it will be Halloween... except that I can hardly wait for it to come too.  Since it seems we all need a little help in the patience department, we might as well instigate an advent for Halloween.  I rounded up a few of my favorites from the web to share our excitement with you.  

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The Simple, (Not So) Secret Trick to Evenly Stained Woodworking Projects

Chris Gardner

created at: 09/27/2012

The process usually goes like this: you're careful with your measurements, make dead-on accurate cuts, properly attach and glue everything together, sand it as smooth as glass, and then ... you screw everything up on the finish.

If you've ever built or refinished something made of wood, you've probably experienced this headache: the end grain turns out much darker than the side grain.   

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

Capree K

created at: 09/10/2012

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!     

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