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Wednesday July 11th, 2012

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diy project: paper clay barnacles

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I love the look of papier-mâché. It is sturdy, classic and timeless, but sometimes it is just too much trouble — the layers, dripping and drying time, and then the painting. If I had an art/craft-dedicated studio and time to spare, I would be all over it. But for now, paper clay is my new…

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Wednesday June 13th, 2012

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diy project: hanging air plant containers

I never can manage to come up with them myself, but I love super duper simple DIY projects. I have such admiration for people who see something and then, boom, a couple minutes later they have turned it into something totally different. Quick, easy, no muss or fuss: three-step projects are awesome. I’m going to make…

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Wednesday January 4th, 2012

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diy project: recycled cardboard organizer

After tossing all the holiday wrapping and boxes and looking sadly at my overflowing recycle bin, I am not embarrassed to admit that I dumpster dove in my own trash. I had this idea to create a much more affordable version of Vitra’s Uten.Silo organizer using the boxes that had served their purpose and been…

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Wednesday December 21st, 2011

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diy project: neon tag giftwrap and decor

If you haven’t tackled your gift wrapping yet, you’re in luck — this is our second DIY today to feature super cheap, super fast and super cute giftwrap and decor projects. This one comes from Sara Rivka Dahan, the DIY expert behind the site Creative Jewish Mom. While at the store, Sara spotted these blank…

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diy project: packing peanut chandelier

diy project: packing peanut chandelier

this fantastic diy idea comes from the lovely mollie dash and her boyfriend bryan. bryan decided to make this chandelier from packing peanuts- something some of us accumulate more often than we’d like. rather than throw them away (only if they’re non-recyclable, of course), why not turn them into something like this? click here for…

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Tuesday October 21st, 2008

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diy project: maya*made sack hack

diy project: maya*made sack hack

i know wednesday is normally diy day but i couldn’t resist sharing this cool diy project from maya at maya*made. she decided to update the traditional cork board idea with something fun and different- coffee/grain/flour sacks. i love the way she’s re-purposed them here (though some of them are lovely i’d hang them as is)…

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Wednesday October 8th, 2008

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michelle kaufmann eco-diy

michelle kaufmann eco-diy

in honor of diy wednesday (stay tuned for derek and lauren’s post at 1pm today), i thought i’d kick things off with this fun project from eco friend architect michelle kaufmann. michelle has a great series of green diy projects on youtube, but you can also view her work over at green site, ecologue. just…

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Wednesday February 13th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: message in a bottle

diy wednesdays: message in a bottle

with february 14th right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to come up with an idea for a non-traditional valentine. glass etching cream is fairly inexpensive and super easy to use, and this “ship in a bottle” motif is a whimsical way to present your honey with a love letter they’ll never…

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