Instructables: exploring - living - decorating - featured Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:58:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Easter inspired Candle Holder
DIY Easter inspired Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lisaraygbor Looking for something innovative for your Easter celebrations? With little creativity, you can make an Easter inspired candle-holder and illuminate your living room. This is budget friendly and colorful candle-holder can give dramatic finishing to all your decorations. Supplies Needed: Plas...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:42:44 PDT
Glow-in-the-Dark Space Mobile
Glow-in-the-Dark Space Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewt We've been thinking about rockets and spaceships this week at 123D and we had some cool glow-in-the-dark filament for a Makerbot Rep2, so naturally: GLOW IN THE DARK SPACESHIPS!This is a quick weekend project, and perfect for teaching a kid how to be careful with Krazy Glue. (I've been scraping KG o...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:06:14 PDT
How to Make a Naked Egg for Easter
How to Make a Naked Egg for Easter - More DIY How To Projects]]> francescapereira A “naked egg” is an egg that has no shell. Let me say that again, an egg with no shell. This is not something you normally run across and even when I show a naked egg to someone they often just don’t get the idea that the shell is gone – yet the egg stays intact. Here’s what you need Let’s get to...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:49:07 PDT
Reupholster a chair from the bones up
Reupholster a chair from the bones up - More DIY How To Projects]]> rachel My sister inherited this lovely framed chair from our mother.  It has been reupholstered at least once before; I remember my mother and grandmother working on it for about a week when I was 8 or 9.  It made a huge mess and took up the whole living room.  Even at that age I disliked their fabric choi...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:31:32 PDT
Portal bookends
Portal bookends - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vtor In this instructable I will try to show how I made my Portal bookends. I do not have the skills or the tools to make a fancy work so I tried to simplify it as much as I could. The items used are cheap and can be found easily.The materials used were:Simple pair of bookendsA piece of black EVAGlue for...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:24:33 PDT
Ombre Hard Boiled Eggs
Ombre Hard Boiled Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> bobcatsteph3 Disclaimer: if you have a problem with food dyes, this post isn't for you.  The eggs in the pictures are PEELED hard boiled eggs, pretty cool right? I essentially color them the same way as the ones in the shell. I've done it before in this 'ible
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:48:08 PDT
DIY Saddle/Mizzoni Sneaker Tutorial
DIY Saddle/Mizzoni Sneaker Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> TParryH Hey everyone, Today I decided to customize a shoe for a friend of mine. The shoe i created is kinda a mix between two shoe DIY tutorials I saw lately, and I thought why not just try it out myself. I made a mix between a Missoni Shoe and a basic saddle shoe. I saw both of these shoes on separate blo...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 02:10:12 PDT
Cute Crochet Egg Holder
Cute Crochet Egg Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 Every year around Easter time I see many decorated eggs. Some of them are really beautiful and unique, but I'm not so good at painting so I wanted to find something different this year. So here is the idea I came up with: a cute eggholder that dresses eggs up! This way the egg is decorated and holde...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:27:44 PDT
DIY ROOM DECOR/organization ❤ Recycling projects| Cute&Cheap ideas! DIYlover89 Hey guys! In today's video I bring you two recycling projects that are both easy and cheap, and I'm sure you already have at home most of the thing that are needed. For the magazine holder you will need: A cereal box, and some wrapping paper or decoupage paper. First, I spray painted the box white...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:41:19 PDT
Flickering Origami Lantern
Flickering Origami Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohhmyhead I made a slew of origami lanterns for a friend's wedding a few years back, and it seemed only right to add lights to the design. After all, they are lanterns! As I have no desire to burn my apartment down, I decided to use some flickering LEDs from Evil Mad Scientist that give the appearance of ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:41:23 PDT
Twine Ball Lamp Shades
Twine Ball Lamp Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> dbeylina Spring has sprung! Revamp your outdoor decor with these DIY twine lamp shades. Transforms your traditional christmas lights into ambient spring and summer lights. Gather Your Materials Cotton twineMod Podgeballoonsplastic wrapspray paint (I used Krylon Metallic Gold)paint brush or foam brushch...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:59:49 PDT
Laminated Paper Pendant Lampshade
Laminated Paper Pendant Lampshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> turiya I decided to try and replicate one of NZ designer David Trubridge's amazing pendant light shades (be sure to check him out if you haven't already. His work is stunning) while I was off work for a week with the flu. And I had to use what I had around the house cause I was too crook to drive for sup...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:29:06 PDT
Simple Sea Glass Curtain
Simple Sea Glass Curtain - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katusha I love colored glass in the sunlight.  I originally wanted to make a rustic beaded curtain for my bathroom, but it was difficult to find inexpensive glass beads with holes large enough to string jute through.  On my search, I came across a little craft pack of sea glass and decided to make do. For a...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:34 PDT
Adding Depth (and Swagger) to IKEA's Otherwise Flat Hexagonal Hönefoss Mirrors
Adding Depth (and Swagger) to IKEA's Otherwise Flat Hexagonal Hönefoss Mirrors - More DIY How To Projects]]> hanttula IKEA makes some nice and decidedly not plain square mirrors named "Hönefoss." They're hexagonal in shape and come in a box of 10 for $15 (5 each of two different hues of brown). You can read all about them on IKEA's site: The mirrors look pret...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:06:45 PDT
LilyPad Arduino Painted Canvas with music and lights
LilyPad Arduino Painted Canvas with music and lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> jcmcadams This is a project that I created for my Children and Technology class that I am taking in my Masters of Library Science Program. This was one of my first experiences with coding so this was a trial and error process but this instructable should outline my success throughout the process. My initial ...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:19:02 PST
Harvest Wreath Made of Wheat Florets
Harvest Wreath Made of Wheat Florets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tarun Upadhyaya I saw a wreath for the first time in USA on someone's door, I loved it, however at the same time I saw a US flag hanging in the porch. I thought probably it is some sort of national day or event like 4th of July. Anyway later an American friend of mine told me the purpose of both the wreath & flag. ...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 04:31:36 PST
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> CFos13 Create a new and different look to ordinary jars. Add a variety of different looks and colors to your home in an easy and fun project. If you want a unique jar that can hold a candle that brings flair to your house and no one else has, then this is perfect for you. This project can be done in just ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:57:01 PST
DIY Kit: Spring terrarium
DIY Kit: Spring terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fairgoods Who doesn’t love spring? Budding trees, grass turning green, flowers blooming. Everything is fresh and colorful again. We wanted to find a way to capture it — inside a cute little mason jar of course — so we created the Spring Terrarium Kit. What you'll need Spring Terrarium Kit or Mason jar with...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:36:21 PST
Heart love cushion
Heart love cushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> zeyanimisbah It’s the month you say “I HEART YOU” to all you love. Make your loved once happy with a heart throw pillow as a gift. It’s easy and the best part is, you could make it yourself. Things you will need: White fabric Red fabric paint Paint brushes Rhinestones Fabric glue Paper and pencil Fabric and ...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:49:48 PST
DIY Shutter Towel Rack
DIY Shutter Towel Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> lscrandall This DIY Shutter Towel Rack is an easy project to complete in a few hours. We used two garage sale find house plastic shutters and added some garden hooks and created some nice wall storage for our bathroom towels.   This DIY Shutter Towel Rack is in our upstairs bathroom, which is primarily used a...
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:16:46 PST
Spring Terrarium Ornaments Little Mom on the Prairie Ornaments are not just for winter holidays! At least, that is what I am telling myself, since I made some Spring Terrarium Ornaments! My favorite part of this idea, is that you can put almost anything small into the bare bulb ornaments. Over the years I have saved little miniatures that I found int...
By: Little Mom on the Prairie

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:39:47 PST
Ice Flowers
Ice Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoniraj Ice flowers.... These beautiful flowers are made by deep freezing water in silicone molds. They are very easy to make, but need very low temperature to retain the shape. Here is the step-by-step instructable to make these ice flowers... Silicone Molds Silicone is a rubber-like material, compose...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 04:18:27 PST
Pterodactylus Desk light
Pterodactylus Desk light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge We all know those perfect flexible swing arm desk lights. For years it seems the best solution to get good light on my working surface. But lately I noticed its a bit outdated and all too familiar. It's "so 1980's". Its time for a new twist. So I transformed it in a "Pterodactrylus Desk light". Ju...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:57:54 PST
DIY Bow Tie Shoe Clips Zabzab Hi guys, in this video I will show you a simple way to customize your shoes without compromising them. I was inspired by Doctor Who to make these Bow tie clips, using hama beads. Bow Ties are cool.   Enjoy !!!!
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:43:27 PST
Glass Christmas Tree
Glass Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> MikenHarnish This is a wall decoration I created to go with my blue and silver Christmas theme. It was very simple And cost about $50 total. At the end of this instructable I have a picture of how I changed the shelves for Valentines day. These are the tools you will need. Materials These are the tools you wi...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 08:45:33 PST
Paper chain snowflakes
Paper chain snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogsrule0909 Fun snowflake chains, great for decorating windows or walls! Things you'll need PaperScissorsX-acto knifePencil Beginning Start by printing out the snowflake template from the included PDF. Next cut out the flake and set aside.Take the piece of paper and cut a strip from it that is the same h...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:42:22 PST
DIY ROOM DECOR - No sew heart pillow! (V-day decor & gift idea) DIYlover89 Hi!! Today I bring you a really quick and easy DIY idea for this upcoming Valentine's day: a  no-sew heart pillow!! As you see is super simply and the final result is cute and perfect for the ocassion! You can use it to decor your bed as I did or give it as a gift to your valentine. Thanks for wa...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:43:20 PST
Easy DIY Word Art Canvas Using Cricut
Easy DIY Word Art Canvas Using Cricut - More DIY How To Projects]]> AdventuresWithAandA I don't know about you but I love all the new "Word Art" canvases that are popping up everywhere. What I don't like is the prices, I found one with a cute "grandma's house" saying that I loved for $35! YIKES!! I knew I could make it much, much cheaper and in the colors/ designs that were perfect. Wh...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:56:38 PST
Laser Engraved Wedding Table Decorations
Laser Engraved Wedding Table Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoeGadget Know someone with an upcoming rustic themed event, such as a wedding?  Help them add a touch of personalization to the tables with these laser engraved log slices.  The goal for these was to be reminiscent of a hand carved heart and initials for the bride and groom. I made this at TechShop www....
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:16:04 PST
EASY & INEXPENSIVE DIY Snowballs & Snow Covered Pine Cones
EASY & INEXPENSIVE DIY Snowballs & Snow Covered Pine Cones - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 INEXPENSIVE, SIMPLE, FAST, KID FRIENDLY & AWESOME RESULTS are some of the words that come to mind about THIS project! After all the decorations have been put away for another year, the house seems a little bare and empty.  Here's a project that brings the cold, snowy winter weather inside and helps...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:44:37 PST
Simple Beaded Snowflake
Simple Beaded Snowflake - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz I've learned how to make beaded snowflake just yesterday and couldn't wait to share the tutorial! I've tried to simplify the steps as much as possible. I hope you enjoy making some :) Materials Needed To make beaded snowflake you'll need: 1) Pearl beads- of at least 2 sizes, one size 2-3 times l...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 02:33:02 PST
DIY no sew bow pillow cover! DIYlover89 This DIY room decor tutorial is super easy and the final result is very girly and polished. This is what you'll need: -A piece of fabric -A pillow -Scissors -Fabric glue, hot glue or thread and needle if you want to sew. Measurements in my case: Large piece of fabric: 70x70 cm (28x28 in) Small p...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:45:38 PST
Artificial Pine Tree
Artificial Pine Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zippityboomba I went looking for an artificial tree for an indoor nook that is both too dark to support life and too high to allow watering. What I found was that artificial trees available in stores are A) expensive, B) not quite the style I was looking for, and C) ridiculously simple in construction. So I set o...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:23:06 PST
Decorated monograms
Decorated monograms - More DIY How To Projects]]> zeyanimisbah Things you will need: Stranded cotton thread, I’m using bits and pieces which was left after other projects Glue which dries clear Toothpicks Styrofoam Paper pencil Clear cellophane 1 First of all you need a basic sketch of the letter you are going to make, since my name is zeyani I’m going to b...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:05:32 PST
Starry star
Starry star - More DIY How To Projects]]> zeyanimisbah Things you will need: Craft paper Glue Pair of scissors/paper knife A pencil A ruler Step one: Start drawing lines, mine were ½ cm thick or you could use a paper shredder to get even paper stripes. And cut out all stripes in to 8” long You will need 12 paper stripes to make one star. Step tw...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 00:22:11 PST
Wall of Rainbow Koi
Wall of Rainbow Koi - More DIY How To Projects]]> watchmeflyy My friend saw a wall hanging of origami koi that she really liked, but the etsy shop that was selling it had it priced at over $1000. Thus, I set out to make this for her birthday/Christmas present, and after countless hours of folding while walking, an art that I have mastered, I finally finished t...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:50:36 PST
Bedside Lantern
Bedside Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> neduz This lantern is based on a no-brand lantern, much like the tall version of the Rotera lantern from Ikea. It's about 38 cm high. Instead of the 10 battery powered leds, I placed a 30W hallogen light bulb in it. Warning: this instructable involves wiring mains electricity and a hot light bulb, it ca...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:41:16 PST
Paper heart decorations
Paper heart decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput I was trying to use an origami module that I use a lot (for example here and here) for making decorations. I knew that I could make flat squares and triangles with it, so I realized hearts should be possible to make with them. I drew out the heart, to know how many pieces it would take, and folded a...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:24 PST
Simple Holiday Decoration
Simple Holiday Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell This little decoration is a super simple way to add a bit of holiday cheer to any space - on it's own or in multiples. They can also be used as 'living' holiday cards. Take them to holiday parties and leave them in sneaky places, like on the mirror in the bathroom or above the dog bowl. It will be a...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:28:28 PST
Make holiday ornament from bicycle chain
Make holiday ornament from bicycle chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattBruzer Since I have a lot of bicycles and that means I do a lot of bicycle maintenance. Eventually a bicycle chain wears out and I have to install a new chain. This happens more than I would like to admit so I have a plethora of worn out chains.  Throw them away?  I say NO ! ... reuse, recycle, re-purpose!...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:20:34 PST
Clothespin Gallery
Clothespin Gallery - More DIY How To Projects]]> xxpanama I have a huge collection of pictures and postcards like my flatemate says: “top card collection.“ I always wanted to hag those cards and pictures somewhere. so I thought abut a method to hang the cards on the wall. The good thing about this picture wall is, that you don’t need to destroy the picture...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 07:48:28 PST
No-Sew placemats
No-Sew placemats - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Placemats. Those fancy textiles hidden somewhere between table cloths, stemware, and dinner plates. But as far entertaining goes, placemats really help set the venue and mood for a great meal time experience! Here is a simple tutorial on how to make your own placemats without the need for a sewing ...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:36:21 PST
Map Coasters (aka Coast-To-Coasters)
Map Coasters (aka Coast-To-Coasters) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 This is a fun little project that doesn't require a lot of materials or tools. The end result is a neat coaster that will give any room more character and a nice vintage look. What you need: -Old map or atlas -Coaster(s) -Glue -Scissors or knife -Pencil or pen -Casting resin Let's get started! ...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:16:40 PST
Festive bottles
Festive bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis To solve some of your festive season problems I present you a simple guide on how to make your own bottles with a light string inside. These are simple and pretty cheap to make while still making a stunning decoration and have proven themselves as a great gift too! Stuff you will need 1. Drill 2...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:25 PST
Picture Frame
Picture Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> rjgoesgreen My sister is a doctor with a lot of used memo pad. I thought of reusing an old picture frame cardboard to become a picture frame again.  Materials Used 1. Used Cardboard 2. Scissors 3. Glue 4. Used Memo Pads 5. Picture  1. Draw a box in your cardboard to serve as the opening for your picture....
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 03:22:11 PDT
Top 9 Ways To Fold Awesome Holiday Napkins!
Top 9 Ways To Fold Awesome Holiday Napkins! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random WARNING:  Dinner guests may become overly intimidated by your amazing napkin folding skills.  Use of video content is at own risk. Watch the Video! For Convenience... In this project, I decided to play with the art of napkin folding, and these are the 9 that I liked the most for this ...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:44:38 PST
Lightning Bolt in a wall
Lightning Bolt in a wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jujitsu-Man In this instructable I will show you how to easily paint a cool lightning bolt in your wall, which really looks very cool, without having any special drawing skills or experience (my drawing sucks). Oh! And it will only take less than an hour of your time! Materials You will need: - A pair of sci...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:18:58 PST
Bleach and Print Pillows
Bleach and Print Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lumi A bleach spot doesn't necessarily mean ruined laundry. Instead, it might just be the starting point for a project. This guide will show you how to combine bleach and Inkodye in the same project to make fantastic DIY pillows. Gather For this project, you will need will need Inkodye, Inkowash(can b...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:07:19 PDT
DIY felt succulents
DIY felt succulents - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink These felt succulents are a bit of an experiment. I kept seeing them on pinterest and wanted to give it a try! I think these would also make awesome flowers in other colors, too. I made up templates for the succulents so you can make your own, and I've included some tips and tricks for assembling t...
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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:41:31 PDT
Featured Author: Meg Allan Cole kazmataz   Tour de force Meg Allan Cole might have started her crafting career humbly with kiddy cosmetics, but she's now one of the most celebrated makers out there. With her own site, clever videos, and two adorable pups, her projects nicely mix a clean aesthetic with a sense of humor. I had a chanc...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 15:46:02 PDT