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Wednesday March 18th, 2009

Wednesday March 11th, 2009

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diy project: linocut stamped stones

diy project: linocut stamped stones

the second diy using paint was inspired by an artist grace has featured before on d*s. i was deeply taken with the crochet pebbles from resurrection fern, but sadly i cannot wield a crochet hook with any skill whatsoever. i decided to fake it and create a linocut stamp with an abstract crochet pattern that…

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Wednesday January 7th, 2009

Wednesday December 10th, 2008

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diy project: kayte’s centerpiece

diy project: kayte’s centerpiece

i’m loving this fun diy centerpiece tutorial that kayte terry made for the craft stylish blog. this time of year i always love alternatives to traditional holiday centerpieces and this one could definitely be customized in any number of ways to fit your own tastes. click here for the full instructions. also, over at the…

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Wednesday October 15th, 2008

Wednesday July 23rd, 2008

Wednesday July 2nd, 2008

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diy project: alli coate’s lacy jars

diy project: alli coate’s lacy jars

lauren and derek have a fantastic july 4th-themed diy project coming up at 1pm but first we’re kicking off diy wednesday with a great project from designer alli coate. i’ve long admired the lace jars alli sells on etsy and couldn’t resist asking if she’d be willing to share the steps to create them. she…

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Wednesday June 25th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: stenciled trivets

diy wednesdays: stenciled trivets

we came across these tiles during one of our regular hardware store browsing sessions. normally used to tile your kitchen or bathroom, they’re an irresistible bargain at 45 cents apiece. add a little spray painted design and some stick-on vinyl pads for feet and you’ve got yourself a custom trivet for less than $1. (while…

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Wednesday May 14th, 2008

Wednesday December 12th, 2007

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diy wednesdays: 3 easy gift tag ideas

we’ve been in love with the work of artist/illustrator/educator ed emberley for as long as we can remember. as kids we spent hours bent over his “how-to” books learning to draw all sorts of adorable little creatures. so this year we looked to ed for inspiration in crafting our holiday gift tags, like the thumbprint…

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Tuesday November 13th, 2007

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diy project: custom corkboards

diy project: custom corkboards

we still have a new diy wednesday post coming tomorrow but i couldn’t resist adding this fantastic diy project submitted by d*s reader jennifer wolfe. inspired by julian mayor’s baroque-style corkboards at icff, jennifer decided to create her own version for her office. the results are fantastic and jennifer kindly offered to share her step-by-step…

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Thursday November 16th, 2006

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diy holiday cards

i’m a big fan of making your own cards and wrapping paper for the holidays so these new stencils are right up my alley. ed at stencil 1 (they made the popular sparrow stencils from this spring) sent over their new holiday collection that includes a tree, pinecone and snowflake print. use them for cards,…

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