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Wednesday March 4th, 2009

diy, weddings by 15

wedding so sweet + diy idea

i’ve always loved that tradition of riding away from a wedding in a fancy car with ribbons tied to the back and a big “we’re married” sign on the back. i’ve seen a few weddings where people carried this out with cans attached and while it may seem a little hokey, it’s really quite sweet…

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Wednesday February 18th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 13

diy project: karyn’s twinkle blackboard

diy project: karyn’s twinkle blackboard

karyn from make something is helping me keep the chalkboard love going today with this awesome diy project she made for her home. not content to just have a beautiful chalkboard in her home, karyn decided to get extra crafty and drill holes through which twinkle lights from urban outfitters could shine. i love the…

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diy project: jackie’s custom dominos

diy project: jackie’s custom dominos

this fun diy project comes from designer cat seto‘s new blog, designing moms. one of her contributors, jackie, came up with this fun project to make customized dominos for children- but that are cute enough that a few adults might want to use or display them as well. using paint sample strips and images from…

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Wednesday February 11th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 62

diy project: kate’s uncommon valentine

diy project: kate’s uncommon valentine

valentine’s day is right around the corner, and i’ve decided to make something for my boyfriend that is a little unconventional and can last beyond the holiday. i used some vintage jewelry pieces (read: ugly eighties earrings), and some other knick-knacks I have collected over the years. for a personal touch i also included a…

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Wednesday February 4th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 52

diy project: magnetic chalkboard mirror

diy project: magnetic chalkboard mirror

these days i have a strong affinity for anything chalkboard related. it began with the vintage frame chalkboard i bought from gosia at blue bell bazaar on etsy (above, in my house), and continued with my most recent column for craft magazine about using chalkboard or magnetic paint (online here). so i was thrilled to…

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Thursday July 3rd, 2008

ceramics, diy by 8

maryhill clayworks + clever gift wrap

yesterday i heard from talented ceramicist jacques schickel of maryhill clayworks. in addition to having a lovely collection of ceramics available for sale- i was positively nutty about the gorgeous hand-painted gift wrap project he showcased on his studio blog. i’ve always wanted to switch to entirely hand-made gift wrap for the holiday season and…

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Wednesday April 23rd, 2008

diy, diy projects by 15

diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

with so many fantastic entries from this year’s diy contest, i’m still poring through them and sharing some of my favorites that didn’t make the finals. this project from jason halstead was a favorite of mine because it combines my two loves- before & after makeovers and diy projects. unhappy with his ‘ugly 50s-era sewing…

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Wednesday March 19th, 2008

diy by 11

2008 diy winners: 2nd place

well, we’re almost to the top! this year’s 2nd place winner in the 2008 d*s diy contest belongs to suzanne norris of sakura snow. her beautiful woodland mural was an instant personal favorite but it looks like it was a crowd favorite as well. talk about a total makeover- suzanne’s diy mural transformed her bedroom…

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Wednesday February 20th, 2008

diy, diy projects by 8

diy project: entryway coat hooks

diy project: entryway coat hooks

i’m a big, big fan of diy projects that call for only a few materials and make use of odd space. put them both together and you’ve got my dream project. so i was thrilled when julia crawford sent in this simple but beautiful diy project from her entryway. by simply taping off a small…

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