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Listen, I love Pinterest, and it gives me a ton of ideas and inspiration, but it also gives me plenty of moments where I’m like, “Really, Pinterest? Really?” From stomach-turning recipes to questionable workout advice to completely unnecessary DIY projects, click on the gallery to check out 20 of the worst Pinterest pins of 2012… … READ MORE »


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You can drink a truckload of peppermint mochas and cram your closet full of festive sweaters, but it never really feels like the holiday season until you decorate your house for the occasion. Want to try some DIY decorations this year? We’ve got the inspiration–click through for 10 fun projects that will bring the holiday… READ MORE »


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This holiday season we’re really letting our crafty flag fly. Homemade gifts and decorations are not only unique, heartfelt, and (often) better for the environment, they’re also really fun to make: crank up the Christmas music, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and get crafting! We kicked things off last weekend with some awesome DIYREAD MORE »


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I try to be as eco-friendly as possible in most areas of my life, but sometimes my penchant for procrastination overpowers my desire to be green. Example: pretty much every Christmas eve, when I realize I forgot to get any kind of gift-wrapping materials and end up buying a pile of made-in-China plastic gift bags… READ MORE »


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I’ve never been the type of girl to sport hair accessories with regularity. (I tried the Blair Waldorf headband thing in high school before I realized it was more than a little bit to blame for my atrocious tension headaches, and that was the end of that.) Sure, I’ll pop a decorative bobby pin in… READ MORE »


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Looking for a simple DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? These gourd vases are not only easy to make, they look absolutely beautiful filled with fresh fall flowers. Just cut the top off a squash, hollow it out, and reward yourself for being so crafty by mashing up the innards with some butter and brown sugar. READ MORE »


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OK, this week’s project does require a bit of sewing knowledge (or a friend with some sewing knowledge who will help you out in exchange for a mimosa), but  if you can pull it off, the end result is the most adorable little coin purse ever. I’d love to whip up a colorful batch of… READ MORE »


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If you’re planning to hole up in your apartment this weekend to seek shelter from the SNOWICANE, well, there’s no better time to put on a favorite movie and do some DIY beauty treatments. I’m pretty excited to try this chocolate facial, partly because it’s packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients like cocoa, honey, and coconut oil,… READ MORE »


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Looking to bring some of those gorgeous fall colors into your home? I’m loving these DIY candleholders the crafty mavens over at Martha Stewart came up with. The best part? This project couldn’t be easier: simply collect a sampling of colorful fall leaves and affix to a clear candle holder using spray adhesive. Add a… READ MORE »


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This month I’m hoping to fill every possible moment with pumpkin-themed activities: pumpkin carving parties, pumpkin patch adventures, pumpkin dessert potlucks, pumpkin-launching catapult shenanigans, etc. And I didn’t know it until now, but none of these activities would be complete without the glorious presence of a PUMPKIN KEG. Apparently it’s super easy to make your… READ MORE »


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The other day, my friend Becca and I were talking about how much we miss being in school sometimes, particularly those moments when you’re sitting in class and have some huge epiphany about society or media or social justice and you’re like, “Oh my god, I have to tell the world RIGHT NOW.” Although I… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Headbands are a great way to dress up a basic outfit and distract from crazy summer hair issues. like grease and frizz. Our friend Jamie from Do It, Gurl put together this cute video to teach you how to make the headband of your dreams–keep it simple with a pretty color of ribbon, or embellish… READ MORE »


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