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Make an adorable felt covered notebook

Isn’t this DIY felt covered notebook adorable? I saw something similar in Target the other day, and thought “I can make that!” Spoken like a true …

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

Body Art

Little Guy Escapes From Lined Paper Drawing

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Little guy escapes from lined paper drawing!I guess he got sick of hanging out behind bars… I love a good lined …

Best Of 10 Years | 101+ IKEA Hacks

We've done heaps of posts on IKEA hacks throughout our ten years of blogging; a few we've created ourselves and others, round-ups of favorites we've …

Hacking

DIY Mini Paper Envelopes

Adjustable Knotted Bracelet

Shares 0<p>If you can tie knots, you can make this bracelet! All you need are beads and cord – no tools required.<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

Simple DIY Side Table

20 DIY Earring Projects

Here are 20 earring projects to get your hands creative with. All the projects are easy to do and come with full instructions. I especially love the …

DIY Hanging Flower Box

How To Make A Jewelry Organizer

Store and display your gems with this stylish jewelry organizer. Easy to follow step-by-step tutorial using cement mix and found vessels.<p>174<p>887

“Embroidermation” by Pale Gray Labs

Animator and designer Nina Paley teamed up with software developer Theodore Gray to form Pale Gray Labs, which produce creative computerized stitching projects, including this compelling embroidered animation, aptly called “Embroidermation.”<p>Once the animation was finished, they bound the frames …

Kitchen 101 Flashback: Chocolate Skills

<b>By Katie Goodman</b><p>Melted chocolate is a great way to jazz up your treats. We love to dip fruits, marshmallows, candy canes, pretzels, and more in chocolate. You can also use melted chocolate to drizzle on top of cookies, bars, or cupcake frosting, but there are a few things you should know before you …

Printable iPhone Charger Labels

Shares 0<p>Personalize your phone chargers with these printable labels. With 4 fun designs, the whole family can have one.<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions …

Smoking and mental health, what's the connection?

People with mental health problems are more likely to smoke, and smoke more heavily, than the general population, and they’re often overlooked when it comes to offering help to quit.<p>The economic cost of smoking in people with mental health problems was £2.34bn in 2009/10 in the UK, according to a …

What sleeping brains can tell us about schizophrenia

The human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest. And scientists say studying resting brains could make it easier to identify the …

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Blushing Bride DIY Lip Balms

Each lovely DIY lip balm will soothe and soften, a remedy for the sun’s scorching heat. Sweet Honey Raspberry & Crushed Rose Petal Sparkle<p>743<p>4111

DIY rope bracelet from a J.Crew shopping bag!

Lisa Spangler of “sideoats and scribbles” loves j crew so much. She even loves the bags and hates to throw them away! She got the idea to make this …

10 DIY light fixtures

An easy way to freshen up any room is to change the light fixture. Interesting light fixtures can dramatically change the mood of the room from …

How-To: Pin Poked Lamp Shade Illustration

Add some drama to your lamp shade by simply poking some holes in it with this clever tutorial from Amazing Interior Design.<p>[via Starry Night Cat]

Interior Design

Tutorial: How to make pillowcase dresses and tops

Tutorial: How to make pillowcase dresses and tops<p>Making a pillowcase dress (or top) for a child is a quick, gratifying project. You can sit down and …

Make Donut Necklaces

I tend to geek out over pretty much anything that is in miniature, and I’m somewhat of a donut addict, so when I saw these clever donut necklaces …

Mini DIY Round-Up

2 Comments<p>A little round-up of DIYs we found already this week to bookmark. A lovely dowel and rope porch swing, a how-to on propagating succulents, …

Fruity Pineapple Quilted Placemat

DIY Screen Printed T-Shirts for Your Summer Attire

Have you ever wanted to print your own tshirts? I have! Oubly is sharing a tutorial on how to make a screen printing frame and how to use it to …

Nautical Knot Bracelets Tutorial

Clare has these stunning “Nautical Knot Bracelets” posted on blog ETSY with an amazing pictorial that makes it easy for us to follow and make these …

Ribbon Bow and Pearl Bracelet

Shares 0<p>Make a sweet ribbon pearl bracelet for your sweet little princess. Older children can help put this together, while children of all ages can …

Crafting