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"Hunger Games" Star Sam Claflin Said Nah to a "Fifty Shades of Grey" Audition

Plus: What he thinks of rom-coms, his worst meet-the-parents story ever, and his new movie, Love, Rosie.<p>Although audiences have come to know <i>Hunger Games</i> heartthrob Sam Claflin via his action-heavy roles in big, flashy blockbusters (<i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i>, <i>Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger</i> …

The Moving Toys Workshop

Papercraft rules. Why? Because the material is so approachable and ubiquitous. You’ll get a chance to craft your own dynamic moving toy at The Moving Toys Workshop at Maker Faire Bay Area this year (May 18 & 19). The workshop was founded by installation artist <b>Noga Elhassid</b> in Los Angeles, and it …

Kanye Shutter Shades from Venetian Blinds

Looking for ways to make your window coverings more fashionable? Maybe you should consider taking a page out of artist Adam Parker’s book with this clever piece, which mashes up popular culture and interior design.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | EL Wire Double Rainbow Shutter Shades<br>• MAKE | How-To: DIY Embroidered …

How-To: Kitty Cat Donuts

Transform plain donuts into squee-worthy treats with this awesome and adorable cat donut tutorial from Heidi at My Paper Crane!<p>Want to see more? Check out My Paper Crane for the full how-to.

My Favorite Crafts at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

My name is Agnes Niewiadomski, and I’m a Maker-Faire-oholic. I was introduced to the world of Maker Faire three years ago, and have since attended nine Faires in North America (Bay Area, New York, Detroit, and Toronto’s Mini Faire). I have exhibited twice in Detroit as a maker, featuring my mascot …

Flashback: Make Vegan Serving Dish and Utensil Tags

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>It’s a rule. At some point in every single family gathering, potluck, or picnic I attend, someone will stab a meaty fork onto my plate to taste my pasta, or cut my layer cake with the cheesecake knife, or stir butter into my vegan mashed potatoes. It’s always an accident, and …

How-To: Polka Dot Polymer Clay Buttons

Make your own pretty polka dot polymer clay buttons with this easy to follow tutorial from Lisa Clarke!<p>Head over to her blog to see the full how-to!<p>[Via Sulia]

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

Bachelorette Party Piñata

Give a standard piñata a decidedly grownup twist with this booze-filled bachelorette party piñata idea from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Cupcake-Filled Cupcake Pinata<br>• How-To: Giant Popsicle Pinata<br>• How-To: Pinata Cookie


Father’s Day Pillows from Upcycled T-Shirts

Nicole Baker of Crafty Madre had a great idea for making father’s day gifts this year, she writes:<p>I made this pillow out of a t-shirt I found at a thrift store. I love thrift stores and this one was just screaming my dad. The colors also happen to work with his newly redesigned basement (which …

Recipe: Cookies & Cream Martini

I can’t think of anything that sounds quite as good as a cookies & cream martini on a hot summer day. Luckily, the ladies at A Beautiful Mess seem to be right there with me on that!<p>Ready to whip one up for this evening? Head over to A Beautiful Mess to see how it’s done.

4 Easy Donut Glaze Recipes

Donuts are just one of those scrumptious delights in life, but the trick is eating them fresh out of the oven. That can be easy and even more delicious if you make your own! To help you do that, here are 4 easy and delicious-looking donut glaze recipes from Glitter Guide.

Make It: Tree Swing

Design Love Fest shows us how to make a sweet tasseled swing that is perfect to lounge on this summer.

How-To: Make a Tire Swing

The tree swing that hangs in the backyard of my childhood home still holds a special place in my heart. Sound familiar? Start making awesome outdoor memories with your kids with this tire swing tutorial that Michele from The Scrap Shoppe shared on Today’s Creative Blog.<p>Ready to get swinging? Head …

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The 33 Best Forgotten Teen Shows Of The '90s

Saved by the Bell nostalgia is everywhere, but where's the love for Parker Lewis?!

BuzzFeed Rewind

Being royalty twice is just as nice.<p>an hour ago<p>"Remember, you don't need a crown to change the world."<p>6 hours ago<p>It's the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational quiz you'll ever take.<p>5 hours ago<p>The fashion designer, who died Saturday, created Audrey Hepburn's black gown in</i> …

24 People Who Are Really Nailing This Parenting Thing

Something tells me that the children of all these parents are going to grow up to be just fine.


10 Pieces Of Video Game Jewelry To Level Up Your Style

Gaming nostalgia is a versatile accessory. Etsy seller Oh My Geekness guarantees they can turn any retro game into a fantastic piece of unique jewelry.

The 26 Most Awesome Happy Meal Toys Of The '90s

Technically, any toy that came with food was pretty great. But these were exceptional.

The 10 Absolute Best Girl Toy Lines Of The '80s

These were the toys that won the hearts of '80s girls (and some boys) everywhere.

A 5 Minute Spring DIY to try this Weekend

You may not always have time for weekend DIY projects but this one is so simple and perfect for spring, I'm pretty sure you can make room for it …

11 Things No One Tells You About C-sections

You’ve studied the various birthing positions, brushed up on your labor pain medication options and curated your music playlist. You may have even …


Tips for Painting on Plastic

Share this...<p>Want to spruce up your plastic patio chairs or those plain flower pots? Maybe your kids have outgrown some of their plastic play animals …

The 5 Most Dangerous Creativity Killers

When it comes to doing creative work, it’s important to not only look for ways to let our creativity thrive, but to also be mindful of insidious …

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Funny Or Die’s Billy Eichner On How to Be Fearless, And Maybe A Little Rude

Fast-rising comedian Billy Eichner has his own TV show, a cult following, and he made quite an impression on Meryl Streep. Eichner attributes this success to his fearlessness, and here he offers some tips on how you can emulate it.<p>Yiddish people call it “chutzpah.” A lot of people say “guts” or, …

Create an Entire Dining Set from Recycled Pallets

Over the last couple of years, sustainability, recycling and repurposing have been trending like crazy. With an estimated 2 billion pallets being used every day, and many more sitting around, no wonder so many projects have been done using pallets.<p>For our second foray into pallet hacking (be sure …


12 Creative Ways to Repurpose Newspaper

DIYers have been crafting, making, and hacking with newspaper since the beginning of newspaper’s existence. For our take on creatively repurposing newspaper, we turn to bright colors, decor for the home, and, of course, a few goodies we can wear.<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– newspaper<p>– brightly colored card stock<p>– …