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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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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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DIY Project: Salt Dough Ornaments

I haven’t worked with salt dough since I was very little, so when I heard from blogger Tiffanie Turner of Corner Blog, I was excited to see her using that material in such a fun way. After getting a standard donut pan, Tiffanie was inspired to come up with 101 ways to use that pan…

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Friday December 6th, 2013

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DIY Project: Pintuck Plaid Gift Wrap

This simple folding technique makes a classy and clean gift wrap from plain old paper! To be honest, I don’t always have the perfectly patterned wrapping paper on hand, but even craft or tissue paper looks sophisticated with rows of tiny folds. Repeating the pintuck folds at right angles creates a plaid pattern – perfect…

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Thursday December 5th, 2013

Wednesday December 4th, 2013