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Cat Lady Craft Night Is My Actual Dream Come True

The heavens have opened and gifted us cat fanatics with a whole Saturday night dedicated to kitty-centered DIY projects. Cat Lady Craft Night is going down at the Brooklyn Craft Company in New York City this weekend and I will totally be there, presumably decked out in my favorite cat tights. This night of self-described “catlady nirvana” will teach crafters how to make papercut cat cards, cat mugs, cat earrings, cat tote bags and about a million other homemade goodies. The crafts are each at different stations for you to mingle between at your own pace while you eat snacks and guzzle cocktails. The evening also includes a raffle that benefits Brooklyn Animal Action, a no-kill group that works to better animals’ lives. I haven’t done much in the way of crafting before, so I’m really excited to try this out. Maybe I’ll even learn a thing or two churn out some Pinterest-quality creations? A girl can dream! If you want to come along and get your catlady on, check out the event page here to register and head to Brooklyn this Saturday. You know there’s nothing more awesome than a whole night of celebrating cats! [Image via Brooklyn Craft Company]

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Eye-Catching DIY Mirrors

There are about a million interior designer-approved reasons to add a fun mirror to your home decor — it makes your space look bigger, catches light, reflects cool paint colors, and allows you to check your lipstick while lounging sultrily on the couch (as you do). All of these benefits get even better when you made said mirror yourself. Here are 10 fabulous mirrors made with DIY frames, etching, and other fun embellishments. Now get crafting, pretty lady!

Last-Minute Love: 5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts They’ll Actually Want

Valentine’s Day is the day after tomorrow. You have yet to buy your significant other a gift. You’re kinda broke. You’re starting to think that carving a corny pun into a mushy banana is not such a bad idea after all. Stop right there! Here are five DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are cheap, easy to pull off (even at the last minute), and actually cool. And yes, one of them is a bacon bouquet. Click through to check ‘em out!

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 12 DIY Glitter Projects To Add Some Sparkle To Your Life

The attitude I have about glitter is the same attitude the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” has about Windex: it fixes everything. Bored with your hair accessories? Put some glitter on them! Just found some ugly scuffs on your shoes? Cover them with glitter! Uninspired by your home decor? Whip out the glue and glitter, girl! Here are 12 DIY projects guaranteed to add some sparkle to your life…

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Sweet Sweater Projects

Wondering how to spruce up last season’s sweaters? It’s super easy to breathe new life into basic cardigans and pullovers by adding sequins, studs, bows, and floral accents. Want to repurpose that cashmere v-neck you accidentally threw in the dryer? (I totally did that last night, by the way. Heartbreaking.) With a little crafting savvy, you can turn your old sweaters into cozy pillows, funky candle holders, mittens, or boot socks. If you’re ready to overhaul your fall sweater wardrobe, click through for 10 fun DIY ideas!

Crocheted Sperm Are Cuddly, Soft And There’s No Mess To Clean Up

Your relationship with ejaculate doesn’t have to be as bad as Monica Lewinsky’s to appreciate a cuddly little sperm friend! These crocheted Spermies are sold by Etsy shop Wonka’s Willy Factor and are both custom- and hand(job-)made. One Spermie is $13, a three-pack is $30, and both would be enough to get you pregnant (if they weren’t made out of yarn). What you choose to do with your Spermies are your choice. I suggest a colorful biology or sex ed session with a matching crochet dick.  [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

15 Absurdly Awesome DIY Projects That Are Actually Easy

DIY blogs get me every time, because they contain the promise that I can actually do it myself. Hours of clicking on link after link from one lifestyle blog to another will inevitably lead me to a soft-lit, delicate DIY necklace, beguiling in its simplicity, begging to be made. I become convinced that I have a steady hand and clear artistic vision, only to discover the direct opposite when I sit down in front of my neatly -assembled workplace. My hopes, so high and lofty, are stymied by a minor detail, like my household’s lack of an iron, or my inability to find the scissors, and I retreat to the couch and purchase earrings online, while watching “So You Think You Can Dance.” This summer, I’m changing the game and you should too! I’ve combed through the DIY blogosphere to bring you the cutest, awesomest DIY jewelry, home-goods and clothing options. Grab a glue gun and get crafty!

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans
Get this trendy look for less! Read More »
DIY: Galaxy Sneakers
These space-print shoes are out of this world! Read More »
DIY: Chocolate Facial
Try this tasty beauty treatment! Read More »

9 Pinterest Wedding DIYs You Can Repurpose For Real Life

As a happily single lady, Pinterest can leave me feeling a little, well, left out. Amongst the $700 heels I lust after from afar and that spaetzle recipe I swear I’l get around to making, there’s one major recurring  theme that has nothing to do with me at all: WEDDINGS!

Wedding dresses. Wedding updos. Wedding invitations. Wedding cakes. Wedding bouquets. Wedding place settings. Wedding shoes. Wedding makeup. Wedding floral arrangements. Wedding photos. It feels like an alternate universe and my (calligraphied, duh) invitation to visit is lost in the mail. But I look. Oh, yeah. I look. And I repin roaring ’20s style gowns and bouquets of purple roses, too. (Not in a scary “she doesn’t even have a boyfriend but she’s planned her whole wedding” way, I promise!)

And it’s come to my attention that there are a lot of wedding DIYs on Pinterest that are “wedding” in name only. I’ve gathered up a few that are perfect for Sunday brunch or a walk down the aisle. Help keep the mason jar industry in business!

DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet
5 tips for making your own wedding bouquet. Read More »
Wedding Week 2013
Wedding season is here once again! Read More »
Gifts Optional?
Are wedding gifts necessary?
Are wedding gifts optional? Or is your presence a gift enough? Read More »

Weekend Project: DIY Glitter Vases

DIY: Glitter Flats
Learn how to make your own sparkly shoes! Read More »
DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »
DIY: Vodka Cupcakes
I think we all deserve one of these, don't you? Read More »
DIY: Fabric Flower Rings
Perfect for bridesmaids gifts! Read More »

It’s finally that time of year: stores are starting to fill with beautiful spring flowers. Do you have something beautiful to display your blooms? If your definition of beautiful is SPARKLY (as mine is), then you’ll want to check out these super cute DIY glitter vases. In three easy steps, transform a plain ol’ jar or simple glass vase into a shimmering statement piece. [The Sweetest Occasion]

Weekend Project: Turn An Old T-Shirt Into A Tote Bag

DIY: Galaxy Sneakers
These space-print shoes are out of this world! Read More »
DIY Washer Necklace
Raid the toolbox to make this fabulous necklace! Read More »
DIY: Friendship Bracelets
Make your very own! Read More »

Earth Day is just around the corner, so in the spirit of recycling (and the start of farmers’ market season!), this weekend seems like the perfect time to dig up an old T-shirt and transform it into an easy-to-pack tote bag. Although I would never defile a Zeppelin t-shirt like they do in the tutorial, there’s no sewing required, and all you need is a pair of scissors and a safety pin. Easy and green? Sign me up! [Honestly WTF]

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