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You're Never Too Old to Make a Flower Press

by M.E. Gray

Make this DIY flower press from wood and bolts

I received my first flower press when I turned nine years old - maybe eight? The point is it was forever ago. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend. The flower press came with a small instructional booklet on how to collect and preserve colorful wildflowers. On the front of the press was an illustration of Anne of Green Gables, happily picking florals and putting them into a giant basket. I still have that flower press, all these years later, with flowers wedged between the pages that are as old as the press itself. It was a fantastic gift that had me hunting for leaves and petals to collect and keep forever. Whether you're making one as a gift for a kid who loves getting outside, or you want to give yourself an excuse to explore the outdoors, a DIY flower press is a quick and easy project to make.        

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Curbly Original
You're Never Too Old to Make a Flower Press

by M.E. Gray

Make this DIY flower press from wood and bolts

I received my first flower press when I turned nine years old - maybe eight? The point is it was forever ago. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend. The flower press came with a small instructional booklet on how to collect and preserve colorful wildflowers. On the front of the press was an illustration of Anne of Green Gables, happily picking florals and putting them into a giant basket. I still have that flower press, all these years later, with flowers wedged between the pages that are as old as the press itself. It was a fantastic gift that had me hunting for leaves and petals to collect and keep forever. Whether you're making one as a gift for a kid who loves getting outside, or you want to give yourself an excuse to explore the outdoors, a DIY flower press is a quick and easy project to make.        

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A Budget-Friendly DIY Popsicle Costume for Halloween

by Brittni Mehlhoff
A Budget-Friendly DIY Popsicle Costume for Halloween
Photo: Amelia Tatnall

Halloween costumes can be a little daunting to plan out and DIY. And I'll admit, I've skipped dressing up most years of my adult life, mostly because I just haven't felt like making anything. But this year, I just so happen to have a giant stack of cardboard leftover from a move and couldn't help but design a (budget-friendly) DIY Halloween costume to share.

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How-To: Make Your Own Faux-Zinc Letters

by Capree K

How-To: Make Your Own Faux-Zinc Letters

Typography in home decor has been a big trend for a while now, but those over-sized zinc letters you see tend to be pretty dang expensive.  Thankfully, we spotted this great tutorial for making your own realistic looking (and cheap) DIY version.  

created at: 03/28/2011

This simple project comes from Sugar and Charm, a blog that shares fabulous recipes and crafts that'll make your heart go pitter-patter.  It's easy, inexpensive, and on-trend, so let's get...

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Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

by Bruno Bornsztein

Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

As usual, there's a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here's a quick roundup in case you haven't been paying attention:

How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?

Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she'd been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:

Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional carboard-furniture-making advice:

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How To: Make an Easy Circular Bookshelf for Under $6.00.

by Chris Gardner

One contractor grade cardboard tube + a bit of time = nearly instant bookshelf.

How To: Make an Easy Circular Bookshelf for Under $6.00.

From Kootoyoo: "I had originally purchased only 1 tube to make a toy box for the smallest...it kicked around the floor of the craft room for a while & I'd done nothing with it.All the while I'd been enjoying posts from this tumblr.
http://bookshelves.tumblr.com/


...then I got to thinking how they'd be wonderful as a bookshelf & that's what I've done. I've left the...

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