Eye Candy: Soda Pop Tab Projects

by DIY Maven
Eye Candy: Soda Pop Tab Projects


Last week, my sweetie and I were spending some leisurely time in one of our favorite little towns on the Lake Superior's North Shore. Between climbing rocks and skipping stones, we visited a variety of shops. One of which had some of the best soda pop tab jewelry I've seen to date. They got me thinking about the advances people have been making using the humble closures in making stuff, which meant one thing: To the internet! So why did these five make the short list? Because not only are they amazing, the pop tops are almost unrecognizable. 

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How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

by Alicia Lacy

How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

All this week I'm doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I'm sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter's closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant lamp!
The lights in all our closets consist of bare exposed bulbs, with nothing more; they're plain-jane. I wanted to create something with a touch of whimsy for Ayla's closet, because even at 3-years-old, she spends quite a bit of time in there,...

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Eye Candy: Scrap Wood Walls

by DIY Maven

Eye Candy: Scrap Wood Walls

Scrap wood in a heap doesn't look so hot. Scrap wood installed on a wall, however, can look anywhere from eclectic to posh. Such walls seem to work in any room in the house and even outside the house. In this eye candy roundup, I've tried to find some of the best examples of trend. 

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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

by Capree K
Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!

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Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

by Capree K
Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)

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How To: Printing With Polystyrene

by DIY Maven

How To: Printing With Polystyrene

Total Art Soul has a GREAT idea for putting polystyrene containers to good use after you've emptied them of your takeout. Use them for printing. The super-simple process could be used to make art, greeting cards or even t-shirts. Besides the canvas/paper/fabric of your choosing

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