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Wednesday February 12th, 2014

Tuesday February 11th, 2014

Thursday February 6th, 2014

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Make Your Own: DIY Beaded Necklace

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. My girly side loves the pink, the flowers and the hearts (not to mention that Conversation Hearts are pretty much my favorite candy.) What I don’t like about the holiday is the idea that you have wait for someone to buy you the flowers, candy or jewelry….

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Wednesday February 5th, 2014

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DIY Project: Mirror Tray

The second I heard there was a spray that could turn clear surfaces into mirrors I was intrigued. Struck by how many possibilities there are for such a product, I got to work dreaming up some off-the-wall ways to use this remarkable mirroring spray. I created these geometric mirrored trays in just a few easy…

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DIY Project: Cake Stand

Kate’s DIY Recycled Cupcake Stands were one of the most popular projects we’ve ever run. They were cute, easy to make and were a great way to make use of older plates. So when Aimee from Twigg Studios came up with a fun spin on the idea using a wooden candlestick, I was totally game….

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DIY Project: Chain of Heart Napkins

Class up some ordinary cloth dinner napkins with a charming chain of hearts for Valentine’s Day. Based on the chain stitch, this simple embroidery technique can be learned in a snap. Along with delicious food and a little candlelight, these eco-friendly reusable decorations are a sweet way to share some love. -Natalie The full how-to…

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Wednesday January 29th, 2014

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DIY Project: Sherpa Lined Plaid Cowl

It’s clear that the cold is here to stay for a while, so although I don’t usually don a scarf, it’s gotten so frigid here that I’ve broken down and created something cozy. I really detest sewing, but break out my machine only if there is something that I really want and can’t find for…

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Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

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DIY Project: Leather Organizer

Leather has become one of my favorite materials with which to work. Even though tracking it down can feel like a pain (although I’ve shared some tips below), working with leather is sort of a dream. It’s super durable. It has many of the creative flexibilities of fabric but…no fraying! And the textures are amazing….

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DIY Project: Plexi Accent Shelf

I love when supplies are as pretty by themselves as they are functional for a project, and I have a lot of supplies that fall into this category. My favorite and most-used among them is my collection of twines. This acrylic accent shelf project is the perfect little addition for displaying these or any other…

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52 Brilliant Ideas for Organizing Your Home

Although January is nearing its close and many a Resolution Revolution have fallen by the wayside, we’re still going strong on ours! This week, we’re all about letting our Neat-Freak flags fly and getting down ‘n dirty with home organization. If you’ve been bitten by a similar clean-up bug and are looking to organize your own…

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Wednesday January 15th, 2014

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DIY Project: Leather Loop Cutting Board

I have a weakness for purchasing scrap leather. I always find it so beautiful and think that leather is often the perfect accent to many of the crafts and DIYs that I create. Adding leather automatically seems to elevate a project from ordinary to something extraordinary and custom-feeling. For this project, I used a metallic…

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DIY Project: Leather Drawer Pulls

Julia and I spent what felt like 10 years in Ikea over the holiday break, so I’ve had furniture and hardware on my mind for a while now. What I love most about their furniture is the way it feels like a blank canvas just waiting for customization. I’m taking a break from painting furniture…

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Wednesday January 8th, 2014

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DIY Project: Abstract Art Storage Boxes

After we moved into a new house in September, I did a shockingly speedy job of getting everything together and organized — with one daunting exception. We have accumulated quite the collection of books over the years that currently resides in moving boxes in my bedroom. This month, we’re having some built-in shelves put in,…

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Tuesday December 24th, 2013

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Wednesday December 11th, 2013

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DIY Project: Gold Leaf Lamp Shade

I love gold leaf because it creates a surface with texture and dimensionality that you just can’t get any other way. It’s also a surprisingly versatile way to glam up vintage finds or even things you already own. To create an unexpected surface on this little bedside lamp I choose a fabric shade to gold…

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