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Home Decor Hack: How to Transform Any Vase into a Savings Bank

by M.E. Russell

 

Transform any vase or jar into a coin bank.

 

On my New Year's Resolutions list, there are always some standards: Drink more water, eat out less, exercise more, and save money. I have gotten pretty good at most of these things (with the exception of eating out less - does ordering more takeout count?), but I could always stand to save more money. Holding onto loose change is my go-to method for putting a little bit of dough away every day, but there's always the question of what to keep all those loose pennies in. If you don't feel like buying a porcelain piggy, you can turn any vase, jar, or container into a DIY savings bank in a few quick steps.    

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Make: Clever DIY Cork-Covered Vases & Containers

by Kelly B

Make: Clever DIY Cork-Covered Vases & Containers

I've been obsessed with covering something, anything really, in cork ever since seeing a lamp base in a now defunct shelter magazine a few years ago. Who couldn't use a little extra place to pin an important note or photo? Somehow the material manages to fit into any number of decor styles, making it super versatile and useful. Ready to find out how?

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How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

by Capree K

How-To: Mod Cork and Felt Coaster Set

It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters.  Never ever.  A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody!  Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts.  If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt coasters.  

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How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

by Chris Gardner

How To: Bungee Cord Memo Board

I've always been jealous of the flexibility of the french memo board - you can organize paper without poking holes, and include other items among the ribbons that can't normally be supported by cork boards or magnets.

But, they do have a particular aesthetic, and one that doesn't much work for my home office...or the fact that I'm a guy. But this bungee-cord take certainly solves that problem, doesn't it? It's sculptural, interesting, and...

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How To: Typographic Coasters

by Chris Gardner

Typographic Coasters

A simple, bold design for fans of typography, cocktail, and cleanliness!

Its incredible to check out the different features of typefaces once you blow them up - especially in symbols and punctuation. And as you can see above, these differences and subtle curves look mighty fine under a cold drink.

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How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Cork Board

by DIY Maven

How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Cork Board

Turning a lowly wooden embroidery hoop into a cute cork board couldn’t be easier. Not with Sweet Jessie’s tutorial, anyway.

Stuff you’ll need:

  • 1 wooden embroidery hoop
  • cork board a pencil
  • sharp craft knife or drywall saw
  • upholstery-weight fabric
  • picture-hanger with teeth and a nail
  • hammer
  • staple gun
  • glue gun and glue sticks


Stuff you’ll do:

Head on over to Sweet Jessie for a sweet how-to. Via Casa Sugar.

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Gift: Bottle of Wine with a Handmade Bonus

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/28/08

Is it only me, or do others feel like a mere hostess gift needs a little something extra to make it personal? I usually try to write a short, funny poem to accompany a gift that may come up a bit short.  Instructables, has a simple, quick tutorial to make a necklace out of your favorite wine cork.  I see it working like this:  You buy two bottles of wine, pop the cork on one for the necklace, have a few glasses while you craft your handmade...

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