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Wednesday February 1st, 2012

brenna berger, diy, diy projects by 20

diy project: hand-painted valentines

Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day seems to scream “handmade cards” the loudest. Glitter, doilies and lace are the usual suspects for decorating, but why turn to them when you can easily create a sophisticated ombre valentine? With this simple technique, there is no need for vats of dye, oodles of drying time, complicated instructions…

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Tuesday December 21st, 2010

Wednesday November 10th, 2010

diy, diy projects by 31

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 March 4th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 91

diy project: window films

diy project: window films

this month’s material is a simple one…paint! obviously paint comes in many forms, and one of my favorite craft tools is the paint pen. they have come a long way over the years, and the newest paint pens provide a really clean, fluid line of paint and are great for drawing with. in our home…

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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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Thursday November 13th, 2008

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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Tuesday July 3rd, 2007

diy, interior design by 5

kitchen ideas

i’m still ironing things out in our kitchen but it’s been so fun to see reader ideas that have been pouring in my mailbox. this quick shot comes from d*s reader crystal who used thrift store wallpaper and a great bright green paint (benjamin moore “baby fern”) to spruce up her cozy kitchen space. i…

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