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Wednesday December 19th, 2012

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DIY Gift Series: No-Sew Stamped Scarf

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To see Merrilee’s other projects in our DIY Gift Series, click here, here and here. Thanks so much for sharing your DIY genius with us, Merrilee :) — Kate For that last-minute “I need a one-of-a-kind gift, like right now!” present, this hand-stamped, no-sew knit scarf is just the thing. The minty green and blue…

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Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

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DIY Project: Patterned Picnic Blanket

It’s pouring outside as I write this, but I know there are sunny fall days ahead, and I intend to get out and enjoy the turning of the leaves eventually. I thought this design from Stevie May and Ashley Renuart provided a unique spin on the traditional picnic blanket, and it’s pretty enough to double…

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Wednesday September 26th, 2012

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DIY Project: Tape Stencil Stationery

Now that summer is over and the nights are growing a bit chilly, I’m sure many of us will start spending more time indoors, cooking hot meals or catching up on our favorite shows. (I recently became addicted to The United States of Tara, and highly recommend it — Toni Collette is amazing.) If you’re…

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Wednesday February 8th, 2012

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diy project: hand-stamped valentine kit

The one-week countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun, but I wouldn’t worry too much if you haven’t been preparing. There are tons of elaborate and expensive gifts out there, but you certainly don’t need to shell out a lot of money or time to pull together a sweet, thoughtful valentine. Anna Liesemeyer customized this cardboard…

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Wednesday September 14th, 2011

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diy project: block-printed chevron fabric

A while back, we received an awesome before & after — in video form, no less — from Jaime Morrison Curtis of Prudent Baby. Jaime transformed her empty porch into a stylish, eclectic gathering spot by creatively revamping salvaged items and throwing in a few well-chosen accessories. If anyone is interested in creating a similar…

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Wednesday August 3rd, 2011

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diy project: etched map serving tray

Summer brings out the travel bug in me. I start dreaming of the beautiful places I’ve been and the locations I still hope to visit. My initial idea for this project was to create a roadmap of one of my favorite travel destinations. I thought a subtle tray celebrating a place I love would be…

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Wednesday July 27th, 2011

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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 July 14th, 2010

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Wednesday June 9th, 2010

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diy: hand printed mouse pad from manmadeDIY

diy: hand printed mouse pad from manmadeDIY

Hi, I’m Chris Gardner from ManMadeDIY.com, and it’s wonderful to be here for a guest post! At ManMade, I’m always on the lookout for craft and home décor projects that’ll work from a masculine perspective, but to be honest, the stuff that gets me the MOST excited are gender-neutral projects – you know, those that…

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Wednesday April 21st, 2010

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Wednesday December 16th, 2009

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diy project: printed burlap chair

diy project: printed burlap chair

a few months ago when the amys and i went to brimfield, i was surprised to learn that those pretty linen chairs with the printed numbers on them were actually stamped. i had always assumed they were upholstered with some sort of fabric, or vintage bags, that already had markings on them. while some of…

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Wednesday November 25th, 2009

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diy project: canvas doily tote

diy project: canvas doily tote

since it’s diy day (and the last day before thanksgiving- yay!) i wanted to kick things off with this gorgeous project from ashley campbell of ashley ann photography. using a standard paper doily as a stencil, she added this beautiful detail to a standard, inexpensive canvas bag. this would make for such a sweet and…

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Tuesday September 1st, 2009

Wednesday April 1st, 2009

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diy projects: craftynest

diy projects: craftynest

to say that craftynest is a wealth of fantastic diy projects would be a massive, massive understatement. monica ewing, formerly a designer for sunset magazine, now runs a fantastic blog called craftynest where she shares some really spectacular diy projects. there were too many to even pick a favorite so i thought i’d share a…

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Wednesday March 18th, 2009