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7 Grown-Up Versions Of Childhood Craft Projects

The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. “It’s like papier maché for adults,” I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell “papier-mâché,” which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But what if we didn’t have to miss them? What if there were updated versions of these very projects that were fun to do and yielded beautiful results? Turns out there are — click through to check out seven grown-up variations of our favorite childhood crafts…

DIY: Edgy Friendship Bracelets
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Weekend Project: Make Your Own Himmeli Mobile!

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I love adding 3D design elements to a room but I hate adding clutter to surfaces, so I’m totally on board with any cool thing that hangs from the ceiling. Pretty sure this himmeli mobile is the definition of “cool thing that hangs from the ceiling.” Commonly used as Christmas decorations in Finland, these unique geometric designs would look great in an office or living room, and all you need to make your own is colorful coffee straws, string, scissors (or “siccors,” in Lochte speak), and a needle. Now go on and make your high school math teacher proud! [The Red Jet]

Weekend Project: Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

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DIY: Framed Vases
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I know it’s super easy to go out and buy a lifetime supply of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and it may be a little Pinterest-y of me to suggest that it’s always better to make something yourself than buy it premade, but in this case, I’m pretty sure the extra work is worth it. First of all, the recipe calls for yummy, natural ingredients like butter, vanilla bean, and orange blossom water. Second of all, I can’t think of any two sentences more impressive than, “Care for a Cadbury Creme Egg? I made them myself.” [Not Without Salt]

5 Creative Ways To Reach Your Goals

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One of the most important aspects of goal-setting is writing them down, but I think it’s even better to go a step further–turn your goals into pretty pictures, interactive lists, and tactile objects and you’ll be much more motivated to make them happen. Here are five simple and crafty ways to help organize, envision, and manifest all your goals, from your daily to-do list to your biggest dreams in life…

DIY Ideas: 14 Home Improvement Projects That Cost Under $10

Believe it or not, redecorating your home doesn’t need to be a massive and expensive project. Simple touches like adding a decorative tray or changing your pillow cases can have dramatic effects. To help you get inspired, we pulled together 14 easy decorating ideas that will update your home without breaking your budget. In fact, most of these projects are completely free…and the rest weigh in at under $10.

1. Rearrange your furniture. This may sound simple, but rearranging furniture is a great (and free!) way to completely change the look and feel of your home. If you always find yourself climbing over an ottoman, move your couch back to create a passing lane. Is it too cramped? Try moving your side table to another room that’s more spacious. Read more …

A Fierce New Way To Spruce Up A Filing Cabinet

DIY: Friendship Bracelets
A fun DIY project that'll bring you back to middle school. Read More »

Nobody has filing cabinets anymore. I mean, well, most people don’t! Who has papers, after all, when everything’s stored conveniently on hard drives? But that doesn’t mean you should throw your bulky home filing systems away just yet. They can be handily re-purposed as raw surfaces for the kitchen or living room. Shown here, a filing cabinet with the addition of a cutting board on top, and a towel rack drilled into the side, turns into a great kitchen cutting and storage surface. [Apartment Therapy]

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