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5 Insanely Decadent Desserts That Should Maybe Be Illegal

Gluttony is having a moment. And I mean, yeah, one could argue that gluttony has been having a moment since Biblical times, but these days, it’s different — gluttony is fun and pretty and getting tons of repins on Pinterest. With that in mind, let’s take a tour of 5 super indulgent dessert recipes that look horrifyingly delicious. Or maybe just horrifying? You decide…

Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Surprisingly Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

The trick to a great homemade gift idea is getting the end result to look as if it was professionally made, and, believe it or not, that’s an easy thing to do! From leather phone cases to high-end lotion bars, we’ve found 17 deceptively easy homemade gifts that are sure to impress. Just click through the slideshow at the link and start crafting! Read more…

Holiday Hair How-To: Candy Swirls

My friend Aileen is always doing awesome things with her hair, so I asked her to come up with a tutorial for Frisky readers who might want to try something a little different for the holiday party circuit. She came up with this sweet swirly style that is somehow both retro and futuristic. We call it “candy swirls.” It’s simple and festive, and here’s how to get it for yourself…

One Man’s Shirt, Worn A Dozen Pretty Ways

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We’re not much for tutorial videos, as they’re typically overly complicated and we have a mild case of ADD, but this one shows you at least five different ways to transform an old men’s shirt into a chic dress, top or skirt. We can totally do that! [YouTube]

Jen’s Waves, Angie’s Blowout: 7 Celebrity Hairstyle How-Tos

Oh, celebrities: we hate them for never having a bad hair day, but we love them for the endless style inspiration they provide. From old Hollywood curls to beachy waves to that elusive flawless blowout, check out these seven celeb hairstyles and how to translate them from the red carpet to everyday life…

Would You … Make Your Own Deodorant?

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Surfing the internet yesterday I came across a recipe for DIY deodorant. I’ve read the scary studies linking aluminum in conventional deodorants to increased risk of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, but I still haven’t been able to break my habit — maybe mixing up my own concoction would do the trick? The ingredients are simple (and cheap!): cornstarch, baking soda, coconut oil, and your choice of fragrance. Mix it all together, pour it into an empty deodorant case, and voila!

Have you ever made your own deodorant? Would you want to give it a try? [Via Planet Green]

Craft Time: Wrapped Up In Words

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Words are awesome. Scarves are awesome. Together they become a beautiful accessory that warms the neck and stimulates the mind. Ready to get crafty? All you need to make your own is a simple scarf, fabric pens, and a favorite quote, lyric, or poem (excellent penmanship also comes in handy). Love this as a gift idea for a sister or best friend — just grab a (fake!) pashmina in her favorite color and a few lines from her favorite song. Check out the tutorial over at Stamp 48.

Neat Needlework: Totally Severe’s Truly Weird Embroidery

Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a disturbed mind.” They’re available for sale on her site, and they’re going fast, so act now if you want your very own embroidered version of Kenneth the Page and Tracy Jordan as Raphaelite angels. Click through to see some of her other awesome creations!

Craft Time: DIY Necklaces That Don’t Look DIYed

DIY: Friendship Bracelets
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Candy necklaces are OK, I guess, but if you’re looking for a more sophisticated jewelry project, look no further. We’ve rounded up 6 DIY necklaces that look so good your friends won’t believe you made them. Click through to check ‘em out…

Craft Time: DIY Picture Frames

If you’re like me, your last attempt at a Do-It-Yourself picture frame involved macaroni and Elmer’s glue during the Reagan years. I think it’s time we gave it another go, don’t you? And luckily for us there’s this new thing called the internet to help us find inspiration. Check out these creative ideas that utilize materials like yarn, branches, and even old gift cards–and save your pasta for dinner…

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