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DIY Finger-Knitted Scarf

Word Rolls

It’s true that every country, state and school can approach reading education differently, however, these little wordy rolls are great to assist …

Recycled Craft: Glowing Ghosts from Plastic Milk Jugs - Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

How to make milk jug Halloween ghost luminaries<p>I’ve seen this craft around a few places and was so excited to try it, especially since I was recently …

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

How-To: DIY Typography Pendants

Instructables user Fairgoods shared this super quick and easy way to make a pendant featuring your own custom typography handiwork.

DIY Thumb Tack Sunburst Mirror | Kara Paslay Design

I really like the way it turned out. I feel like it added a bit of bling to the space! I especially love that it mimics the nailhead trim on the …

Paint a rainbow fan

So I don't know about you, but this DIY rainbow fan has been stuck in my mind. What? You can see primary colors mixing in front of your very eyes? …

How-To: Strappy Flip Flops

Add some DIY style to a pair of plastic sandals with this strappy flip flops tutorial from Delia Creates!<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Make Braided Knit Flip-Flop Straps<br>• 101 – Homemade Fabric Flip-Flops<br>• How-To: Soft Ruffle Flip Flops

Playin’ Around: 10 Outdoor Games Perfect for a Long Weekend

The first three-day weekend and the unofficial start of summer is almost here. Get ready for those BBQs, picnics, and pool parties with these 10 games that you can buy or DIY.<p>1. DIY Lawn Bananagrams: Word nerds rejoice! These jumbo Bananagrams tiles just require some cardboard and paint or a poster …

Landscaping

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 …

How-To: Modern Plastic Canvas Wall Art

Give any room a crafty, stylish makeover with this fun modern plastic canvas wall art tutorial from Diane at CraftyPod!<p>I love all of the bright, bold colors, and I’m definitely digging the quilt block vibe.<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to CraftyPod to see how it’s done!

Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your …

30 of Our Best Style Hacks

Our favorite type of discovery here at Brit HQ? When we take something we already own or have used a dozen times, and figure out a whole new way to use it. In some cases, this results in a chocolate iPhone. In others, a revival of the ’90s catch and toss. And, in many cases, it’s all about style …

Clothing

7 Nail Polish Crafts That Prove The Stuff Is Great For More Than Just Manicures (PHOTOS)

If you're anything like us, your supply box is probably busting with glitter, paint, scraps of paper and tape, but have you ever considered adding nail polish to the mix? It comes in fab colors and you can dip, drip or marbleize to get the coolest effects. So, before you poo-poo this DIY notion, …

DIY Time Flies Butterfly Clock

The saying goes "time flies when you're having fun" but how about when your clock has wings? This easy DIY project will give time the ability to fly on the wings of butterflies... now that's fun!<p>I came up with this project because we needed a clock for our office. At work, time tends to drag …

How to Turn a Tin Can into a Stylish, Industrial Table Lamp!

Before you toss that tin can in the recycling bin, take a look at this clever DIY lighting idea!<p>All you need is the aforementioned can, a candle …

24 Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

Every kid is for rainbows, explosions, or rainbow explosions.

Melted Crayon Art

Perhaps I should begin this post by introducing you to my mom, also known as Her Ladyship Craftiness…er, Her Royal Craftiness? I’m still working on …

Protect Your Tech: DIY Smartphone and Tablet Cases

With our love of staying connected, our iPads, iPhones, and the like are almost like next of kin. But it can be tough to find the right case – you want something that no one else has, but you don’t want to end up with some random case covered in flying monkeys. So, why not make your own? With a …

Sewing

20 DIY Chandeliers to Brighten Up Your Space

A few weeks ago we ventured into the world of DIY lighting, complete with vintage-style marquees, yarn lanterns, and the like. While researching this, we came across a whole bunch of gorgeous DIY chandeliers as well! Making your own chandelier definitely takes a little more elbow grease than a …

Wall Art

Make Easy Color Blocked Petit Fours With Only 5 Ingredients!

Want an easy way to pep up your next party with a pop of color? Well look no further, we have the perfect recipe for you. Using only poundcake, easy-to-make icing, and sprinkles, you can create super cute and trendy petit fours. Keep reading for the instructions. And don’t forget to check out our …

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

How to Use Bleach to Make Your Own Custom T-Shirts

Summer style is all about the t-shirt. Actually, style all year round is pretty t-shirt-friendly, but few things beat a lazy Saturday spent in cutoffs, your favorite tee, and a pair of flip flops. But who says that classic tee has to be plain? Using a bit of bleach, water, and a few basic DIY …

Cleaning