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Wednesday October 6th, 2010

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diy project: brenna’s book page fabric

diy project: brenna’s book page fabric

I love the look of old book pages. The toasty brown edges and pale centers of the pages pair perfectly with the stark black type. Simple design with such a vintage feel, but so fragile and brittle. To fix their fragility, I coated the paper with silicone. This technique preserves the fragile pages, making them…

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Wednesday September 8th, 2010

Wednesday September 1st, 2010

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diy project: brenna’s secret storage books

diy project: brenna’s secret storage books

it seems i am always in need of extra storage space.  i have an abundance of art materials and supplies that just keeps growing. i am already storing boxes of paints, paintbrushes, paper, pens and scissors, and a multitude of glues behind a linen curtain beneath our built-in desk. it is a great storage place…

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Wednesday August 18th, 2010

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diy project: peaches’ coffee filter flowers

diy project: peaches’ coffee filter flowers

turning humble materials into something beautiful is an admirable skill. whenever you think you’ve seen the prettiest thing, something else comes along and blows your mind! these gorgeous blossoms are similar to the ones sold in kits that are made with tissue paper, but even tissue paper can be kind of pricey, and it doesn’t…

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Wednesday July 28th, 2010

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diy project: joke’s paper picture stand

diy project: joke’s paper picture stand

this adorable quickie of a project comes from joke vande gier. originally from belgium, joke currently lives in beautiful portland, or. her blog is full of some major inspiration eye candy, as are her paper designs. if you have two minutes and some photos to display, i highly recommend this little diy. thanks for sharing…

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made with love: doily snowflake garlands

made with love: doily snowflake garlands

Snipping paper snowflakes is my all time favorite holiday craft, best practiced while listening to A Charlie Brown Christmas on repeat. When you swap out the usual printer paper for paper doilies, the resulting snowflakes look extra lacey and ephemeral. String them together with clear fishing line and your suddenly transported to a winter wonderland…

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Wednesday December 2nd, 2009

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diy project: prudent baby easy advent calendar

diy project: prudent baby easy advent calendar

this fun diy project comes from jacinda at prudent baby. she whipped up this last-minute advent calendar using common office supplies, and created something that the whole family could enjoy. whether you fill your bags with presents and sweets, it’s always fun to have a little something special with which to start your day. thanks…

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Tuesday December 1st, 2009