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Weekend Project: Make An Old School Card Catalog!

Inspiration: Librarians
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DIY Book Jewelry Box
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DIY: Cap Toe Pumps
Cap toe shoes are stylish AND easy to make! Read More »

One of my interior design dreams has always been to have an old school card catalog in my house. I’d love to use it for organizing recipes, jewelry, craft supplies, or just general storage. I could spend hours scouring garage sales to find an antique one, plunk down some serious cash for a reproduction, or better yet, I could craft my own. This tutorial uses IKEA drawers, but you could use any light-wood drawers–just add some wood stain and brass labels and ta-da! You’ve got a fabulous storage space guaranteed to impress your librarian friends! [The Painted Hive]

Weekend Project: Trophy Wine Corks For Champion Winos

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DIY: Cap Toe Pumps
Cap toe shoes are stylish AND easy to make! Read More »
DIY: Fabric Wall Pocket
Get your mail off the coffee table and onto the wall! Read More »

If you’re anything like us, your wine-drinking skills probably merit a trophy or two (examples: Most Improved Pallet and Best Balancing of Wine Glass On The Edge Of The Bathtub), so why not give yourself that trophy you deserve, in the form of a quirky DIY wine cork? If you still have your t-ball participation trophies floating around the attic, great, but if not, you’ll be able to find cheap (and delightfully flamboyant) trophies at your local thrift store for a buck or two. The only other supplies needed are a fresh cork and superglue. Oh, and some Merlot to sip while you get crafty. [Country Living]

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: Whirled Yarn Lampshade

DIY: Himmeli Mobile
Geometric hanging art to please your inner math nerd. Read More »
DIY: Framed Vases
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DIY: Fabric Wall Pocket
Get your mail off the coffee table and onto the wall! Read More »

If you’re in need of a new hanging lampshade and looking for an excuse to play with balloons and glue this weekend, do I have the project for you! This whirled yarn lampshade is not only a striking piece of home decor, it looks fairly simple to make (yes, really), as long as you don’t mind getting a bit sticky. And just imagine all the opportunities it will give you to say, “Oh, the lampshade? Why thank you, I made it myself!” [Pickles]

Weekend Project: DIY Some Trendy Cap Toe Pumps!

DIY: Glitter Flats
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DIY: Fabric Flower Rings
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DIY: Makeup Board
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I love the cap toe shoe trend that’s happening right now: white ballet flats with black toes; black stiletto slingbacks with silver toes; pink pumps with yellow toes–I’ll take a pair of each, please! For some reason the idea that you can DIY your own cap toe shoes totally blew my mind, even though it’s one of the simplest projects I’ve ever come across. All you need is tape, spray paint, and a simple pair of shoes ready to get the cap toe treatment. As you can see, neon toes look fabulous on tan pumps, but you could try whatever color combo worked best with your wardrobe. If you give this DIY a try, send me a pic of your finished footwear at winona@thefrisky.com! [Green Wedding Shoes]

Weekend Project: DIY Washer Necklace

DIY: Glitter Flats
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DIY: Friendship Bracelets
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My favorite craft projects involve taking a very ordinary material and transforming it into something totally unexpected. For example, maybe you take 10 washers (you know, those round discs found at hardware stores), paint them with a bright nail polish, and create a very of-the-moment geometric bib necklace that would look right at home in the pages of a high fashion magazine. So cool. Click here to learn how. [By Wilma]

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Himmeli Mobile!

DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »

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: Teeny Tiny Book Earrings

Rad Reads Week!
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DIY Book Jewelry Box
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In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they’d be a welcome addition to any book lover’s library–er, jewelry box. [WikiHow]

“Pintester” Is Messing Up Pinterest Tutorials So You Don’t Have To

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I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by a writer named Sonja Foust, also known as the “Pintester.” For the past six months, Foust has been testing recipes, crafts, and style tips she finds on Pinterest and writing up hilariously honest reviews of the process and end results. Spoiler alert: her attempts usually don’t turn out anything like the gleaming, flawless pictures you see on Pinterest (the picture above is her attempt at “Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake”). From nail art to wine jello shots, she’s trying everything, unabashedly failing, and bringing some much needed humor into the frighteningly perfect world of Pinterest. Sonja, we raise our mason jar of slightly disappointing homemade sangria to you! [Via Laughing Squid]

DIY Louboutins Are A Boon For The Red Paint Industry

DIY: Glitter Flats
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Spruce Up Your Shoes
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A real pair of Christian Louboutin heels will set you back anywhere from $800 to $2000 (“A stupid pair of shoes should never cost the same amount as a fair condition ’95 Nissan Maxima!” — my dad), which means they’re not a realistic footwear option for most people. But hey, if the recession and crumbling global economy have taught us anything, it’s that a little creativity will get you far. Keep reading »

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