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DIY Basics: Knotted Felt and Leather Garland

It should be no secret that we’re rather batty over garlands here at Brit HQ. They’re an easy way to add festive cheer to just about any event, and the holidays are no exception. We’ve already shared our favorite DIY holiday garlands from all over the web, but it’s time to serve up a brand new one …

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe—Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The …

Knitting

The Overwhelming Pastiches of Ronald Ventura. Now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2013/12/09/the-overwhelming-pastiches-of-ronald-ventura/

Weekend Project | Download a Masterpiece

7 Comments<p>I love this little project I found the other day from Ideas Magazine (out of S. Africa). The Rijksmuseum, the world's leading museum of …

When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality

On July 14, 1930, <b>Albert Einstein</b> welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher, musician, and Nobel laureate <b>Rabindranath Tagore</b>. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between …

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Controversial Love Letters to Lorena Hickok

<b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b> (October 11, 1884–November 7, 1962) endures not only as the longest-serving American First Lady, between 1933 and 1945, but also as one of history’s most politically impactful — a tireless advocate for social change, and a fierce champion of working women and underprivileged youth.<p>…

The Great Race: An Exquisite Tale of Forest Creatures Illustrated in the Style of Indian Folk Art

If you read <i>Brain Pickings</i> regularly, you’re intimately familiar with the wonderful work of Indian indie publisher Tara Books, who for the past 17 years has been giving voice to marginalized art and literature through a commune of artists, writers, and designers collaborating on beautifully crafted …

Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Writing and Life

In the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve absorbed David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable advice from other great writers. Now comes <b>Jack Kerouac</b> (March 12, 1922–October 21, 1969) — cultural icon, symbolism …

9 Rules for Success by the Victorian Novelist Amelia E. Barr

The secret of success — like its very definition — remains amorphous and forever elusive. For Thoreau, it was a matter of greeting each day with joy; for Jad Abumrad, it comes after some necessary “gut churn”; for Jackson Pollock’s dad, it was about being fully awake to the world; for entrepreneur …

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Lighting is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to cast an enchanting spell on any outdoor space. Try these ideas when you want to …

Crafting

Make a Secret Log Box

You already know I'm sort of obsessed with wood stumps so when my brother offered to show me how he was making wooden boxes out of small logs, I …

Pimp your sneakers! 10+ DIY Ideas & Tutorials

Pimp your Sneakers!<p>Posted by ScrapHacker.com on måndag, april 16, 2012 · 5 Comments<p>Pimp your sneakers! Get crafty and create your own personalized …

Crafting

Weekend Project | Wallpapered Stairs

13 Comments<p>I love this wallpapered stairs idea from Sarah Moore Vintage (out of the UK). She papered the risers of her stairs using different samples …

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Make // Milk Jug Votives

<i>Since today is Earth Day, I thought I'd dig into our recycle bin and come up with an upcycle project.</i><p>Most upcycle projects that I see are glass-- …

Protect your patio table from sweating summer drinks with these easy-to-DIY, embellished cork coasters. http://trib.al/TYB0a9n

DIY: How To Make Rose Water

UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 31st 2013, but with Spring around the corner we wanted to share it again!<p>Valentine’s Day is just a couple …

Beautiful DIY Chair Upholstery Ideas to Inspire

No matter how chic the décor or carefully planned the layout, a room is not complete without seating. For more traditional living and dining rooms, …

Transfer Laser Printed Photos Onto Wood DIY Project

Nowadays we all carry photos anywhere and everywhere, digitally, whether it be on our smartphone, tablet, laptop, or somewhere in the imaginary world …

11 Fantastic Ideas for DIY Jewelry Organizers

Spring is officially here and you know what that means: time to break out the brightly-colored attire and its corresponding bling! If you’re anything …

21 Brilliant Objects You Can Make From Recycled Materials

Out of all the items we purchase every day, how many do we keep for over a year?<p>Not many.<p>Now more than ever, we seem quite at ease constantly …

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