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Wednesday April 11th, 2012

Wednesday March 30th, 2011

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diy project: bead-and-pin baskets

diy project: bead-and-pin baskets

Bead-and-pin baskets became a popular craft in the 50s and 60s. The baskets are made entirely out of safety pins, cheap craft-store beads and wire. You can find vintage versions at flea markets, eBay or Etsy for $10 to $25. I decorate my mantel every spring season with my collection of these beaded treasures and…

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Wednesday October 13th, 2010

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diy project: mollie’s newspaper taxidermy

diy project: mollie’s newspaper taxidermy

Many of you have noticed the amazing paper taxidermy moose that appears on the wall in some of Barb’s Before & After Basics posts, and we’ve received several requests for a tutorial on how to make one. We asked South Carolina-based artist Mollie Greene — moose creator and woman behind the charming Etsy shop Royal…

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Wednesday February 10th, 2010

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diy project: valentine lightbulb

diy project: valentine lightbulb

i know a lot of people find valentine’s day to be a commercialized, over-hyped, pressure-cooker of a holiday (um, take it easy with the chocolate aisles, drug stores). in my mind though, valentine’s day is great because such little things can make huge statements on this romantic day. pretty much any act of kindness carries…

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Wednesday January 6th, 2010

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Wednesday February 11th, 2009

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diy idea: heart-shaped paper clips

diy idea: heart-shaped paper clips

i love projects that make me smile and think “why didn’t i think of that?”. this fun heart-shaped paper clip project from jessica jones at how about orange is so easy it’s almost impossible to resist making a few of these at your desk right now. all you need is a paperclip and your fingers-…

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Monday December 22nd, 2008