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DIY Twig Pencils

Got a surplus of sticks and a shortage of writing implements? Why not turn those umpteen twigs into a pile of lovely pencils with this handy tutorial by Alli of Made with Happy!<p>Besides tree branches and pencil lead, you will also need a drill, wood glue, and a saw, but don’t be intimidated, because …

How-To: Crayon Heart Valentines

If store-bought valentines with cartoons saying sappy things isn’t your kid’s style, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this simple and lovely crayon heart valentines tutorial from Heather at WhipperBerry!<p>Who knew that melted crayons could look so classy?<p>I’m well beyond my schoolroom …

Geschenkverpackungen selber basteln - 5 hübsche DIY-Ideen

Selbst gemachte Geschenke aus der Küche liegen voll im Trend. Ehrensache, dass wir dann auch die Geschenkverpackungen selber basteln. So hinterlassen …

DIY Origami Bows From Magazine Pages

Add an unique twist to your gifts this holiday season by making your own origami bow from upcycled magazine pages with this clever tutorial from How About Orange, which uses an origami pattern from Let’s create.<p>There are plenty of origami bow patterns out there that you can try, but using scrap …

How-To: Paper Star Lantern

Make your own magical paper star lanterns to brighten up the holiday season—or any other season—with this fantastic dodecahedron paper star lantern tutorial from Heidi at Happiness is Homemade!<p>Such a fun way to add a touch of DIY whimsey to your winter decor!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to …

How-To: Paper Monster Silhouettes

This little gang of silhouette monsters are a great craft for both kids and adults! Jen van Overbeeke of In Paper Dreams recently ran a free workshop over at the local library here in Kitchener, ON. The workshop was a part of the <i>It’s On!</i> programming series, for (but not limited to) the 20s/30s …

How-To: Paper House Luminary

When I spotted this DIY paper luminary project by Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made, it really lit up my day! Cathe provides a template that you can print onto paper and cut out by hand. I am thinking of converting this into a pattern my Silhouette machine can cut for me. I would love to make a …

Homemade Dog Treats That'll Make Your Pup Wag With Glee

Your pup will be in heaven.<p>It can be a tough <i>not</i> to share your food when an adorable, doggy snout makes its way into your lap at the dinner table.<p>YouTube / Allan Wolinksi<p>But relinquishing a bite isn't always the best idea. Many human foods, including chocolate, grapes and avocado, can be harmful to …

How-To: Weave a Paper Easter Basket

<b>How-To: Weave a Paper Easter Basket</b> <b><br>by Diane Gilleland</b><br>This design is based on the traditional Danish Woven Heart you see at Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Here, it’s updated for Easter, and a lovely way to present small gifts of candy.<p>Materials:<p>12"×12" sheets of coordinating paper (2)<br>Scraps of a …

Renovation Project Secret: How To Lay A Perfect Bead of Caulk Quickly & Neatly, Every Time

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)<p>While in the process of diy-ing a bathroom renovation, I discovered a key process "secret" worth learning. Laying the …

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25 Brilliant Prank Ideas For April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day (April 1st) is fast approaching, so we thought we might offer a few prank ideas for the more mischievous pandas among you (and if …

5 Spring Felt Garland Ideas

Spring is upon us and what better way to get yourself out of those dreary winter blues than to brighten up your favorite space with one of these cute …

Tutorial: Collapsible fabric bowls

Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how to make collapsible fabric bowls. You can make them from any cotton print. Velcro in the …

Seven 52 Week Challenges for an Incredibly Productive Year

If you want the next year to be even better than the last, you need more than just a good resolution—you need a solid plan and way to stay motivated …

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System<p>This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…<p>Bringing some of the …

How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans

If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which …

Free pattern: Go To Gift Bags, limited time only

For the month of November (2013), you can download the Go To Gift Bags pattern for FREE! Andrea from Go To Patterns and The Train To Crazy is …

How to Refinish Outdated Tile (yes, I painted my shower)

(Update – Click here to see how my painted shower is holding up after a year of use!)<p>Who here has outdated tile in their bathroom but doesn’t want to …

Paper Snowflake Chandelier – Paper Kawaii

The time of snowflakes has come again! People all over the states are reporting their first snowfalls. Lucky for me, there’s none here in my neck of …

How-To: Origami Bat Decoration

If you need some last-minute Halloween decorations, have some paper handy, and you’re a savvy origami-maker, then you might just want to rustle up a mess of these lovable origami bat decorations from How About Orange.<p>[via Wattlebird]

How-To: Shakeable Confetti Wrapping Paper

Make your own colorful shakeable confetti wrapping paper with this clever tutorial from MiniEco!<p>So fun!<p>Head on over to MiniEco to see the full how-to.

How-To: Knit Mary Jane Slippers

Get a jump on your cool weather crafting with this cute Mary Jane slippers knitting pattern from designer Anna Kaisa Piispanen on Ravelry!

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How-To: Sew an Invisible Zipper

Give your National Sewing Month projects a professional-looking finish with this tutorial for inserting an invisible zipper from Deby at So Sew Easy!<p>Want to see this technique in action? You can also check out this helpful video tutorial that Deby shared on the FaveCrafts blog.

Free pattern: Simple clutch pouch

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making this pretty little clutch pouch. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require much …

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How-To: Felt Stick Horses

Let your little one’s imagination run wild with these DIY felt stick horses from Lia Griffith.<p>Head over to Lia Griffith to see the full tutorial and download the printable pattern!

Giant Paper Peonies

I just discovered a sweet new spot, Corner Blog. Poppytalk posted their gorgeously over-sized Giant Paper Peonies in a DIY project round-up and now am dying to have HUGE flowers hanging from my ceiling. Aren’t you?

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …