Tiffiny Hansen

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Lacquered Message Hairpins

So, maybe I have a little thing lately for some European salutations. Or, maybe after the ‘Bonjour’ doormat, I felt compelled to redeem myself! …

Pebble Time Round review

Pebble, the company that had everyone thinking about smartwatches again, has had a busy year. It launched a brand new watch, the Pebble Time, this spring, complete with an entirely revamped software platform. It then followed that up with an upscale steel version. Now it’s preparing to launch the …

The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace

Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.<p>More than a dozen social scientists, business school professors, and other …

Live Art: Faux Copper PVC Wall Planter

Looking for a unique piece of wall art? If you’ve got a green thumb and a sunny room, this faux copper PVC wall planter is the perfect weekend project!<p>Is industrial-style design your go-to decor aesthetic?<p>Build your own steampunk-meets-wall-art indoor garden with this faux copper pvc wall planter …

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Inspired Writing: Gorgeous Woodburned Pencils

Transform the humble pencil into a thing of beauty! Make gorgeous woodburned pencils with your own creative custom patterns and fun DIY designs.<p>I love how the right tool in the right hands can transform an ordinary object—in this case, a natural wood pencil—into an extraordinary piece of handmade …

Paper Fun: Easy Origami Butterflies

Need a quick craft break? Fold a colorful origami butterfly or two!<p>Ready to take a creative time-out? Grab a few squares of paper, then head on over to Red Ted Art to learn how to fold your own easy origami butterflies.

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Crafty Science: Crystal Ball Jewelry with DIY Borax Crystals

Crafty chemistry meets pretty jewelry that’s fit for a princess in this cool crystal ball jewelry project with DIY borax crystals!<p>Ready to hop on the grow-your-own-crystals trend? Get fancy with this new easy-to-follow borax crystal crystal ball jewelry video tutorial from Mark Montano!

Grow Your Own Crystals in Eggshells

Tired of long expeditions into deep dark mines in search of precious crystals? Take the easy route and grow your own!<p>You know that stuff you use in canning vegetables, the ingredient that gives pickles their crunch? It’s called alum, and it’s what you can use to create your very own crystals. You …

How-To: DIY Washcloth Travel Toiletry Kit

Stay organized while you’re on the go! This handy DIY washcloth travel toiletry kit is a wonderfully inexpensive and compact way to keep your travel necessities together and close at hand whenever you’re away from home.<p>It’s the perfect place to store your toiletries while you travel, it rolls up so …

Spring Beauty: Make Temporary Tattoos with Dried Flowers

Temporary tattoos aren’t just for kids anymore—these days, everyone is getting in on the fun! So, if you’re ready for a decidedly grownup twist on removable body art, you’re going to love using real dried flowers to make your own gorgeous temporary tattoos.<p>When I saw gorgeous photos of dried flower …

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DIY Hanging Succulent Tower

Ready to get back into the great outdoors? You might consider turning some found pinecones into these ingenious hanging succulent towers by Megan Anderson of Creativelive!<p>By cleverly utilizing the spaces in the pinecones, this tutorial turns them into planters for succulents. This looks like a …

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Spring Beauty: Felt Flowers for Crowns or Clips

Make a stylish springtime fashion statement with pretty felt flower clips that can be worn alone as barrettes or combined to create a whimsical felt flower crown!<p>Whether you’re off to an elaborate April wedding or a walk in the park with your sweetie, nothing says spring quite like an outfit filled …

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DIY Tea Infused Candles

If scented candles aren’t your cup of tea, then why not turn your cup of tea into scented candles? At least that’s what Francesca of Fall For DIY did when she realized that she could make essential oils from her favorite teas.<p>I knew you used essential oils to flavour scented candles, but what was …

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How-To: Fancy Faux Agate Coasters

If you’re going to use coasters, make them mini works of nature-inspired art! Wow your guests with a set of fancy DIY faux agate coasters.<p>Polymer clay is a delightfully versatile material to have around the craft room, and, in addition to the usual beads and jewelry, it can also be used to create …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

DIY: Twine-Wrapped Wine Bottle Centerpieces Tutorial

When you're planning a budget-conscious wedding, you're going to have to do some things yourself. Instead of going out and purchasing invitations, …

Egg Dyeing 101

Dyeing and decorating eggs isn't as tricky as it seems. Follow this easy, step-by-step video that'll assure your Easter eggs are perfect everytime.

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The 10 Best Mascaras Out There, Hands Down

Trust us.<p>As any lash fanatic knows, not all mascaras are created equal. Flaking, clumping, weighing down, raccoon eyes...some of them are just a nightmare. ("I shelled out HOW much for this tube of $%^#?!") Fear not! Below, the best in the game right now that are actually worth your hard earned …

Bring on Spring with a Living Succulent Wreath

Decorative wreaths? I could take them or leave them. Living plant wreaths, however, are an entirely different story. With nearly endless options for color, pattern, and texture, succulent wreaths are pretty much the perfect choice for decorative DIY gardens, no matter what your style.<p>We’ve probably …

How-To: Egg Carton Cherry Blossom Branch

In the mood for a paper craft that can do double duty as a kid-friendly project or lovely home decor? Gather up your cardboard egg cartons, because you’re going to love these pretty spring-inspired petals!<p>If you’ve got the wintertime blues, this charming egg carton cherry blossom branch tutorial …

Embroidery Basics: Floss Conditioning and Floss Stripping

If you’re an embroidery beginner or you’re looking to upgrade your stitching skills, knowing how to condition and strip your embroidery floss is a great way to make sure you get the best results on your next project.<p>Using a thread conditioner to condition your floss before using it adds an extra …

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How-To: Pretty Decoupage Easter Eggs

Feeling a bit underwhelmed by your usual Easter craft routine? Put away the dye, raid your paper stash, and then make some pretty decoupage easter eggs instead!<p>Learn how to empty, clean, and decoupage real eggs to create your own delicate Easter decor with this decoupage Easter eggs tutorial from …

DIY Japanese Bookbinding With Embroidered Covers

Have you spun a tale that’s ready for DIY publishing? Then go ahead and thread your needle and stitch your story into a beautiful book, like these elegant examples of Japanese bookbinding with embroidered covers by Anne of Flax & Twine.<p>I find the design of the binding simply charming against the …

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Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

This is a really neat technique that uses permanent markers, like Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to re-flow the inks and make all sorts of mesmerizing swirly effects on the tile. Tiles are a popular material for creating DIY coasters. Be sure to seal the ink with a spray sealer as a final step to …

Sew It: DIY Lace Underwear

Lovely undergarments can cost pretty penny, so, next time you want to add a lacy little something to your lingerie drawer, why not hit your sewing room instead of a boutique? If you’ve always wanted to try making your own lace underwear, now’s your chance!<p>Thanks to the stretch in oversized elastic …

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DIY Jewelry: Wire-Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant

Want to completely blow the minds of your non-crafty pals? Make your own impressive—but totally doable—wire-wrapped tree of life pendant!<p>I don’t make jewelry very often, and when I saw this amazing wire-wrapped tree of life pendant from Natalie at Doodlecraft, I’ll admit that I was kind of …

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How-To: Transfer a Photo onto a Slice of Wood

Tired of putting your photos into right angled frames? Give this ink to wood transfer technique a try.<p>You can find ready to use kiln dried wood slices at most large craft stores. If you want to use your own DIY slice of wood cut from a fallen tree, be aware that if not dried with the proper …

DIY Clay Wind Charm

Bring some classic outdoor decor into your home with this lovely DIY clay wind charm from Francesca Stone of Design Sponge.<p>The current decor trend to hang everything — from plants to your fruit bowl — has had me reminiscing over the decorative aspects of chimes. Hanging disks or tubes to create a …

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