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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

HOUSE TOUR: Is This The Most Relaxing Home You've Ever Seen?

After renewing his love of the sea while living on the Greek island of Santorini, hotelier Costis Psychas finds an even more secluded spot to create his ultimate water world.<p>After renewing his love of the sea while living on the Greek island of Santorini, hotelier Costis Psychas finds an even more …

How-To: Summer Fruit Serving Trays

Transform wooden table rounds and thrifted spoons into gorgeous must-have picnic accessories with this new video tutorial for making your own summer fruit serving trays from Mark Montano!

Tutorial: No-sew fringed kimono cardigan

A Pair and A Spare shows how you can make this fringed kimono cardigan, with no sewing required. The kimono is made from a large, flowy scarf. And …

Eye Spy Alphabet Slime Recipe

If you want to practice the ABC with a reluctant learner, this project will certainly get their attention!<p>Follow along with the recipe shared by …

DIY Infinity Scarf

CD Case Terrarium

Kids will love making the world’s skinniest terrarium! A fun way to repurpose a CD case and to teach kids more about plants.<p>Get the instructions for …

Love

8 Ways to Upcycle T-shirts

Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to pull all those t-shirts out from the back of your closet and put them front and center. There are …

DIY Chalkboard Paint | The CSI Project

<b>DIY Chalkboard Paint</b> | <i>The CSI Project</i><p>There are so many different chalkboard products out there right now… wall stickers, blackboard painted crockery, furniture… but if black isn’t your deal, you can make your own paint in any colour and paint every surface in your house!

Tutorial: 1-hour kimono cardigan

Xuan from Peabrain DIY shows how to make a kimono cardigan. It’s a quick project to make, one you can do in just an hour, with just a couple of seams …

Tutorial: Kid’s hooded towel cover up

Amber from Crazy Little Projects shows how you can make a kid’s hooded towel cover up. You can give it a plain hood, or make it fun with a shark face …

Diy Origami Paper Vases

Hacking a Cherry Pitter

My friend Naomi’s birthday is June 1, and it’s been a tradition in her family that she always receives a bag of cherries. When I’m just eating cherries by themselves, I don’t mind popping the whole thing in my mouth and working the pit out during the chewing process. But if you want to use cherries …

Hacking

Step Up: 22 Ways to Repurpose an Old Ladder

Ladder decor is trending right now, and we couldn’t be more excited about that. Why? Look below, and it’ll be clear. But really, the best part about it is that as soon as you get your thrift-store-found ladder home, you can just prop it against the wall and immediately add a mile of character to …

Christmas Trees

How to Revive Old Furniture with Woven Wallpaper

<i>Spoonflower staffer Caitlin Topham of the modern quilting blog Salty Oat shares how she gave an old bedside table new life with paint and</i> …

How to frost a rose on a cupcake, video | Created by Diane

One of my favorite memories as a kid is pink frosting.<p>It’s funny how a memory can linger on forever.<p>My mom made me a cake with pink frosting for one …

15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

Clothing

My New Kentucky Home

Note: It's been nearly four years since I wrote this post, but I notice this little human tendency has not changed... I heard about Gwyneth's …

Here’s Your Star-Studded Weekend: 21 Stellar DIYs

With the Oscars fresh in our minds, we’ve all got stars on the brain. In particular, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto are on our minds over here at Brit + Co. But we digress. Today we are talking about the other kind of star, as in the shape. We’ve got 21 DIY ideas making use of this fabulous shape. So …

Ryan Gosling

DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse

This has been around for quite some time, but I wasn’t able to find any step by step instructions so far.<p>Luckily – this link on eHow is pretty …

Chemicals

How to Turn Wrapping Paper into Pretty DIY Drawer Liners

Shares 446<p>Over the last few weeks, I have spent a lot of time organizing and reorganizing pretty much all of the drawers in our home for the images …

6 Sun Crafts for Kids

During the summer months, these activities blend science with art, keeping summer brains sharp. From using the sun to tell time to observing its powerful heat, your child will learn about the sun through these exciting activities. Note: Always offer adult assistance when using a hot-glue gun and a …

DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner

If you had to come up with a top 10 list of uncomfortable situations, being stuck inside on a hot day without air conditioning is probably on there. …

Spectacular Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

Fun indoor and outdoor activities for stretching out summer.<p>Turn paper ephemera from your vacation into a container to showcase your family's happy memories.<p>Use a 1-inch circle punch to create 45 to 65 paper circles from colored paper and printed material from your trip -- maps, brochures, tickets, …