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How-To: Crochet Letters

Tumblr user Handy Kitty shared patterns for crocheting every letter of the alphabet!<p>Use your left-over yarns of assorted colors to make these colorful alphabets, they are quick, easy – and fun, be creative and play with the letters to make up your own message :)<p>[via Starry Night Cat]<p><b>More:</b><p>Crochet …

How-To: Easy Knit Pants

Looking forward to a weekend of relaxation? Whip up a pair of breezy, comfy pants with this easy knit pants tutorial from The Sewing Rabbit!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to The Sewing Rabbit to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGossip]

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Sculptural Installations from Household Objects

Artist Edmond van der Bijl creates stunning sculptural installations by arranging household objects in unusual ways. Seems like a great use for extra hangers if you have the wall space!

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It may look rather innocent at first glance, but this little cylinder is hiding a magical secret. Forget about chasing rainbows, now you can carry …

DIY Transparent Satchel | A Pair & A Spare

Introducing the DIY Transparent Satchel – my ALL TIME favourite project (worn here, here, here, here, here and just about everywhere else) and one …

How-To: Knit Ice Cream Cozy

Keep your frosty treats cold—and extra-adorable—with this handy knit ice cream cozy pattern that Rachel from Flower Moon shared on Craftsy!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Craftsy to see how it’s done!<p>Fair warning: You’ll need to sign up for an account before you can download the pattern.

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How-To: DIY Herbal Shampoo

Keep your locks lustrous the natural way with this DIY herbal shampoo tutorial from Sweet Living!<p><b>Update:</b> It looks like Sweet Living has taken down this post due to an issue with the recipe. Apologies if you tried it and had trouble, and many thanks to the reader who brought it to my attention!<p>If …

Flashback: Sew a Sparkle Tutu

<b>By Brookelynn Morris</b><p>Forget wedding cake and champagne toasts and soup cans tied to the back of your car. Of all the classic wedding traditions, adorable flower girl ballerinas are the most essential. And they <i>need</i> pink sparkle tutus. Handmade pink fluffy ruffled sparkle tutus with giant satin bows. …

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How-To: Invisible No-Knot Crochet Finish

Hate obvious knots in completed crochet projects? End your work without extra bulk with this invisible crochet finishing technique from Playin’ Hooky Designs.<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Playin’ Hooky Designs to see how it’s done.

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Crocheted Eyeball Bag

Etsy user Sarah Landis crocheted this dazzling eyeball bag complete with bloodshot veins, tendons, and nerves!<p>[via My Alterknits]

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How-To: DIY Grumpy Cat Shorts

Three words: Grumpy. Cat. Shorts. (No, seriously.)<p>I think it’s fair to say that this Grumpy Cat shorts tutorial from Suzie at iLoveToCreate falls solidly into the category of internet geekery at its finest, don’t you?<p>Now, if you can stop giggling for long enough to make a pair of your own, you can …

How-To: Quilted Laptop Sleeve

Keep your computer safe and stylish while you’re on the go with this modern quilted laptop sleeve tutorial from Molly’s Sketchbook on the Purl Bee!<p>Head on over to the Purl Bee to see the full how-to.

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How-To: Add a Ruffle to Basic Bikini Bottoms

Give last year’s swimsuit a fun, flirty makeover with this tutorial for adding a ruffle to basic bikini bottoms from Aimee at Clones N Clowns!

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Flashback: Candy Wrapper Barrettes

Create these sweet, upcycled barrettes to go with your Easter dress.<p><b>By Tiffany Threadgould</b><p>Looking for a sweet way to show off your upcycling style this Easter season? This year’s best accessory is something that you were about to throw away. In this project, I’ll show you how to dress up your …

DIY Dinosaur Bag

There are a bunch of fun DIY dinosaur projects going around these days and this one by Studs and Buttonholes really takes the cake.

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Paper Airplane Mobile

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DIY Sequin Mini Skirt | A Pair & A Spare

Ok so you know how berserk I go when I get my hands on the perfect sequin fabric don’t you? Not overly shiny tacky stuff you see around but a subtle …

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

How-To: Embroidered DIY Merit Badges

Wear your crafty accomplishments on your sleeve—or, better yet, your own handmade sash—with this fun tutorial for making embroidered DIY merit badges from my pal Julie at Etsy!<p>Make your own version to honor an accomplishment, good deed, skill earned, or just for fun. Keep it for yourself, bestow it …

How-To: Fix a Zipper

Instructables user marcellahella posted this handy tutorial illustrating a simple way to fix a troublesome zipper!<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Mend a Fabric Tear Near a Zipper<br>• MAKE | How-To: Repair an Old Backpack<br>• MAKE | How-To: Shorten Metal Zippers

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How-To: Purse Strap Cushion

Add comfort and style to your favorite handbag with this purse strap cushion tutorial from Becca at Making Life Beautiful.<p>It’s the perfect project for using up those pretty lace scraps in your stash!<p>Head over to Making Life Beautiful to see the full how-to.

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How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!

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Craft Social: Craft Lit: DIY Faves in Books, Novels, Movies, & Magazines | Red-Handled Scissors

Is a new craft magazine fueling your DIY decor obsession? Or maybe listening to knitting romances is making your studio time a little more steamy? …

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Crocheted Daisy Afghan

I have a really huge yarn crafting crush on this gorgeous crocheted daisy afghan by Joleen Kraft. The colors are so vibrant, and I especially love the giant flower motif!<p>The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted …

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DIY Necklace Length Guide

Stop guessing and start making with this fantastically useful necklace length guide infographic that Jonelle from Design Thrift shared as part of her DIY Basics series.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>Sewing Machine Needle Anatomy Lesson<br>• Manual Photography Cheatsheet

New Dress from Vintage Star Wars Sheets

I’m absolutely loving this fun, inspiring Star Wars dress that Devon from Miss Make made using vintage Star Wars sheets!<p>You can find more photos of her dress—plus a link to the sewing pattern that she used and a helpful fabric yardage chart for sheets and bedding—over on Miss Make!<p>[Via …

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