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15 Creative Ways to Use Balloons

Balloons are a fun and inexpensive way to add color and pizzazz to any event. And these days, they’re far from the cheesy kind we used to spot with clowns at kids’ birthday parties (thank goodness!). They’re colorful and come in tons of different shapes and sizes to fit whatever your needs might …

Chemicals

This Wearable Signature Is the New Carrie Necklace

It’s been years since Carrie Bradshaw first caught our eyes with her famous nameplate necklace. No matter how long it’s been, we’re still in awe of it. But finding a piece of jewelry that boasts your name in the perfect cursive font can be super difficult, if not impossible for some. Unless you …

Carrie Bradshaw

Easy Strawberry Salsa Recipe

By Amy Johnson<p>A super easy <b>Strawberry Salsa Recipe</b> that makes a delicious fruity appetizer, snack, or even served as a topping for desserts.<p>Fresh …

Little Felt Strawberry Bird Creatures

These little strawberry bird creatures by artist Melissa Sue Stanely appear to be in season with a distinctly <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> flavor. According to the artist, they are hand sewn, made from felt and pipe cleaners, and “slightly cannibalistic.”<p>[via Iris Nectar]

Wear ALL of Your Fave Pastel Polish on This Polka Dot Mani

So you splurged on pastel polish this season? Wear ’em all at once on this pretty polka dot mani!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Nail polish<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onLovely Indeed

Nails

Tee-cycle that Old Shirt into a Way Cool Collar

Use an old t-shirt as a tee-cycled twisted collar (see what we did there?). Just shred, twist and sew in drapey layers around the neckline of an old tank top for a way cool look.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>T-shirt (the larger the t-shirt, the longer your strands will be)<br>• Tank Top<br>• Sharp scissors<br>• needle & …

Clothing

Rainbow Polka Dot Cake - Surprise Inside Sprinkle Cakes with Cupcake Addiction

16 Bold Ways to Add Feathers to Your Nest

To say that we’re a wee bit obsessed with feathers here at Brit + Co. is an understatement. While there are plenty of ways to incorporate them into your style, what about incorporating them into your home? We’ve rounded up the best use of feathers (with a strong emphasis on the mighty peacock) in …

Decorations

Make Your Party Pop With 25 Confetti-Filled Ideas

Looking to add some color to your party? Do it in one flick of the wrist. We’re talking about tossing in some confetti! We’ve shown you how to decorate with it, how to wear it and even how to recycle it, but now it’s time to take it back to its original use and party with it. From decorating your …

Chemicals

Jared Letos' Complete Hair Evolution

And we're not mad.<p>Even though it's been nearly 20 years since Jared Leto first graced our TV screens as the shaggy-haired Jordan Catalano, we're still endlessly fascinated by those dynamic locks. Here, we chronicle his most memorable looks, from some questionable rock star moments to his effortless …

Put a Stick in It! The Kabob Makes a Comeback

Chop, marinate, thread, grill. See how simple that was? There is hardly a more simple meal than food-on-a-stick. And gone are the days of skewering boring ol’ peppers ‘n’ onions along with chunks of meat. We’ve got skewered foods of every conceivable type that create some inconceivably delicious …

Cooking

Roasted Garlic Macaroni and Cheese

Make the pasta and sauce:<p>Preheat the oven to 400ºF.<p>Slice the top one-third off the head of garlic. Place the bottom portion on a piece of foil, …

Take Your Gardening Vertical with 14 DIY Living Walls

While there are a lot of things you could hang on your walls, we’re loving the living wall trend. Plants (literally!) bring life to your walls and freshen up a room. We’ve seen great examples of them both as indoor art and as part of a garden. Whether you pick up materials at the hardware store, …

Gardening

Turn a Thrift Store Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

One of the more popular posts here at AOC has been How To Turn a Dresser Into a Vanity. I had always wanted to take an old dresser and convert it …

Tee se itse -valas

You can find the tutorial in English here.<p><b>ETA in February 2012:</b> Hi! Nice of you to stop by! There will eventually be an English translation of this …

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Total Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Yield:</b> 3 loaves<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups flour<br>• 1 t. baking soda<br>• 1 t. baking powder<br>• 1 t. salt<br>• 6 …

Hand-Dyed Ombre Necklace

Hand-dye some hardware store finds to create an ombre layered necklace with the help of Refinery 29.

Flashback: Computer Cursive

How cool would it be if every time you tippety tapped on your keyboard, the font that resulted was your very own unique handwriting? Pretty cool, if you ask me. If you haven’t heard of Fonifier yet, read on to see how you can create your own handwriting font for under $10. This week’s Flashback …

Photoshop

19 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home with Thumbtacks

Remember those old-school gold and silver tacks your elementary school teacher used on the bulletin boards? They’re our latest design obsession. Thumbtacks are back in a big way and can give your home decor a brand-new look that’s a little rocker chic and a whole lot fab. Cue Salt-n-Pepa. We’re …

Decorations

18 More Totally Pallet-able Ways to Repurpose Old Pallets

We’ve discovered our new fave way to decorate on the cheap. It’s no secret that home decor can cost a pretty penny. That designer bed set of your dreams? Totally not in the budget. A Picasso-inspired work of art? Not happening. We’ve been pumped about pallets for a while now. Not only are they …

Wall Art

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 Make No-Sew Scalloped Ombre Pillows

We have a serious beef with decorative pillows. Sure they’re pretty, but often times too pretty to touch. What’s up with that? So we set out to create a throw pillowcase that not only looked super stylish, but was also 100 percent inviting, and we have to say, we’re pretty thrilled with the results …

Sewing

How to Upcycle Old Magazines Into Wall Art

So we’ve already shown you how to repurpose your old stacks of magazines, but in case none of those tickled your fancy we’ve got one more DIY for you. DIY silhouette wall art! Ta dah! This DIY Basic is super simple. In just five easy steps you can create wall art that is fun, original, and packed …

Crafting

How-To: Faux Bois Candles

Dress up celebrations and add custom color and patterns to your home decor, all without stepping foot in a fancy candle store. Create your own stylish faux bois candles with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Kim at Sand & Sisal!<p>I’m definitely loving the current woodgrain trend—these candles would …

Turn Store-Bought Pizza Dough Into Sweet Treats!

I reached out to Chowhounds for ways to transform store-bought pizza dough into great dishes other than pizza, and Chowhounds came through (check out …

Keep it Glassy: 21 Genius Terrarium Hacks

Succulents? Love ‘em. Moss? We want to touch it all the time. Scouring flea markets for vintage glass vessels? We do it on a weekly basis. Let’s just say we’re slightly pumped that the 1970s terrarium fad is back on the scene. You’ve probably seen the little lovelies sitting at the hippest stores …

Warby Parker

How-To: Felt Sweetheart Charms

Share a tiny note, treat, or special trinket with your valentine with this felt sweetheart charm tutorial from Molly’s Sketchbook on The Purl Bee!<p>This project is quick enough to make for a big group but also special enough to sew for your very favorite Valentine.<p>Ready to get started? Head on over …

Crafting

You’ll Fall Head Over Heels for Our Conversation Heart Confetti (Free Printable!)

Here’s the deal: We LOVE the silly sayings on conversation hearts, but we’re not totally in love with the somewhat chalky candy they appear on. I mean, they’re a classic Valentine’s sweet but are in serious need of an upgrade. Instead of busting out our edible food markers and best hand-lettering …

Crafting

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

January 20, 2014<p>I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies lately. And when I say lately I mean always. They’re my “I need a chocolate feel-good fix.” …

Nailed It! How to Make a Neon Typographic Sign

Perhaps you read this title and thought to yourself, what on earth do nails have to do with a neon sign? Well, get ready for your mind to explode. What happens when nail string art meets electric wire? NEON TYPOGRAPHY, that’s what!<p>We created this <b>Bright Ideas</b> sign for the section of Brit + Co SF …

Wall Art