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Wednesday January 19th, 2011

Wednesday January 12th, 2011

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diy project: cardboard faux logs

diy project: cardboard faux logs

I have always adored a fireplace in the living room. Nothing beats the warm (in more ways than one) feeling that it brings. We have a great fireplace in our cozy little house, but we also have a little girl. As much as I would love to have a glowing fire in our fireplace and…

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Wednesday January 5th, 2011

diy, paper by 35

morning wow: moravian star cut-out

Well hello, gorgeous. Last night I plowed through a week’s worth of emails that I had missed while we were in Vegas and found this submission from Christoph in Zurich. Christoph created this AMAZING do-it-yourself Moravian Star PDF that you can download, print and assemble for free. It will require a little cutting and folding…

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Wednesday December 22nd, 2010

Tuesday December 21st, 2010

Friday December 17th, 2010

diy, holidays by 5

d*s diy events this weekend!

Good morning! I’m off to prep supplies for our DIY events at the Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted fair this weekend and wanted to post a preview of the Wreath class our own Amy Merrick will be teaching on Sunday. Amy still has a few spaces left in her class so if you’d like to sneak in…

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Wednesday December 15th, 2010

Wednesday December 8th, 2010

Wednesday December 1st, 2010

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diy project: paper leaves wreath

diy project: paper leaves wreath

Every year I look forward to making a wreath for our house. I use whatever materials are around me. Sometimes it is natural… using some branches or leaves from the backyard. Sometimes our wreath is warm and fuzzy… using fabric and yarn. It is always different. This year, given the abundance of paper grocery bags…

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Wednesday November 24th, 2010

Wednesday November 10th, 2010

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diy project: monogram stationery set

diy project: monogram stationery set

Though we live in a technology age where emails and text messages rule, I find myself coveting good old fashioned snail mail. With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to reach out to your friends and loved ones with the gesture of a written note. Pair the note with a monogram and you…

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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 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 29th, 2010

Wednesday September 15th, 2010

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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