Becky Johnson

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I Went Undercover in America's Toughest Prison

Sheriff Joe Arpaio let me serve time in Maricopa County Jail.<p>Everyone knows the US imprisons more people than any other country in the world. What they might not know is that, as an American citizen, you’re more likely to be jailed than if you were Chinese, Russian or North Korean; that, with 2.3 …

46 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm on the Cheap

With fall move-in day closer than you think, you best start getting ready for dorm life! Sure, the showers might be freezing cold and the halls smell like socks, but college is the only time when you get to live in the same building with all of your friends, and that makes it all worth it. Even the …

Buy or DIY? 10 Pretty Pieces of Paper Decor

What do you think of when you think of Etsy? A treasure trove of vintage and handmade items, that you can’t find anywhere else. What do you think of when you think of Pinterest? An awesome place to discover tons of DIY projects and project ideas that you can’t find in one easy organized place.<p>Well, …

Are Tin Cans the New Mason Jar? 13 Tin Can DIYs

Craft projects can get pricey. But let us tell you something you don’t know. You likely have unsuspecting supplies lying around your own home… specifically, in your garbage. After your next batch of chili, peel the label off that can of beans, and you have yourself some mighty fine crafting …

Recycled Owls • Recyclart

Love these owls made from recycled everyday objects(mainly kitchenware). A lot of creativity in this photo ! :)

10 Romantic DIYs + Ideas for the month of love! http://www.poppytalk.com/2014/01/10-romantic-diys-ideas.html

How-To: Press Violets to Make Botanical Art

Love flowers and floral decor? Press violets to make your own botanical art with this simple tutorial from Erin Boyle at Gardenista.<p>You’ll definitely want to keep this project in mind while your blooms are popping open this spring! Head over to Gardenista for the full how-to.<p>[via Sulia]

11 of My Favorite Easter Crafts

Perfect for designers and color nerds.<p>Pound cake + frosting + Cadbury eggs + almonds + green shredded coconut = O. M. G.<p>Red cabbage, beets, spinach, coffee, turmeric, and blueberries can all work to dye your eggs beautiful, natural colors.<p>Be festive, minus the sugar! I’d love to see the chick …

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Family Memorykeeping Clip Art and Templates

Make keepsakes out of memorable photos with our frames, album, and family-tree clip art and templates.<p>Create family trees, collages, and arrangements with diamond-shaped black-and-white family photos.<p>Print the Diamond Template

Nature Crafts for Kids

Let young crafters take inspiration from their natural surroundings. With a little imagination, flowers, leaves, twigs, and shells can be transformed into works of art.<p>Kids will love creating these one-of-a-kind seashell koalas out of scallop and clam shells.

Tutorial: Scrap fabric butterflies

Elisa Clark from Charming Doodle blogs at The Sewing Rabbit, showing a quick little project you make out of your smallest fabric scraps. She fuses …

Getting Creative with Paper Punches

Scrapbook Inspiration: Watercolour Paint and Doodles

This craft project combines two of my favorite things, watercolor paint and black felt tip markers.<p>I love to doodle when I’m gabbing on the phone, or am enjoying a bit of downtime hanging out in the office. I find it very satisfying to watch watercolor paint dry on the paper. It’s dead easy to …

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Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Large 23 cm key ball, Key sphere, Metal sculpture ornament

Description<p>This large ball is made from around 200 individually curved keys, hand pieced together to form a polished metal sphere.<p>It measures 23 cm (9 1/4") in diameter (the size of a basket ball) and weighs about 1.7kg (3lb 12oz). The key ball can stand alone or on the red gum timber ring …

Printable Freebie: Gemstone Bookplates

One of my favorite online discoveries of the last year was the <b>British Library’s Flickr stream</b>. Not necessarily what you’d expect from a social media …

DIY Chain Handpiece

Tutorial: Folded fabric globes

Tutorial: Folded fabric globes<p>Ama from Ohoh Blog shares a tutorial at DIY Ready showing how to make these folded fabric globes. They’re made from …

Recycled Butterflies • Recyclart

Has taken a few months but finally finished the 11 large canvasses that will be taking up residence in various …

Summer Sandals 2 Ways

<b>Summer Sandals 2 Ways</b><p>If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!<p>Left: <b>Floral Sandals</b> | <i>My So Called Crafty Life</i><p>Right: <b>Neon Tassel Sandals</b> | <i>Live It, Love It, Make It</i>

On Organizing Inspiration

Hi there! I'm starting a brand new series of questions and reader requests here at A Beautiful Mess. I have an FAQ page, but some questions deserve a …

DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers

Home Office month is in full swing! And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. And filing. And paying bills. It's also about the area you …

10 Creative Ideas For Reusing Toilet Paper Tubes

It might sound weird or strange, but toilet paper tubes are great for lots of different projects. They can be recycled and reused in many ways and …

How To: Paper Patchwork Folder

<i>Today’s DIY project created by the lovely Belinda of MoonmuM.</i><p>For me paperwork is the most incredibly dull thing EVER. I truly dislike it and avoid it …

Re-imagine & Renovate: Structured Fabric Task Baskets

The fabric basket. I think we could post a tutorial for one of these every day and people would <i>still</i> clamor for more. They can be used in any room in …

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Recycle Cereal Boxes into These Wonderful Organizers

If you need an idea to organize your magazines, books and files then turn all those cereal boxes into wonderful organizers that you usually throw …

Envelope Portfolio - How Did You Make This? | Luxe DIY

This is a really versatile and simple way to keep a group of papers collected. It could be used to collect or gift a stack of hand pulled prints or …

Lagoon Aurora