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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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] … READ MORE »


Celebs

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… … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Confession: I am obsessed with braids and always have been. If you look at my school pictures from ages 5 through 10, my hair is in some sort of crazy French braided hairstyle, courtesy of my mom’s talented fingers. Yet somehow, I have never learned how to do anything besides a traditional braid on my… READ MORE »


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When it comes to doing hair, I am spectacularly incompetent. In fact, during the makeover portion of middle school slumber parties my friends would make me sit alone in a separate room so I couldn’t “mess anything up.” (It sounds cruel but it was actually a wise decision.) As a result I’ve spent much of… READ MORE »


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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… … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


halloween

I love a good lazy-girl Halloween costume. This super-cute iPod dress from Instructables.com is so easy that even I can handle it. All you need is a tube dress, iron on sheet transfers, a printer and an iron. You can download the iPod dress’ images straight from the Instructables site (which features lots of other… READ MORE »


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We’ve seen a lot of creative iPhone cases, but this one, DIY-ed by the creative ladies at BleachBlack, wins the prize for most…dangerous looking. Not only is it fashion-forward, it looks like it could be quite effective as a weapon. Anyone who dares to mess with you risks getting a face full of iPhone, and… READ MORE »


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There’s nothing worse than a tangled mass of necklaces and earrings crammed in a box. Do your lovely accessories justice with these unique jewelry display ideas that range from understated (a pretty vintage frame) to eye-catching (antlers, anyone?). The best part: you can make them all yourself for just a few bucks (no pun intended). … READ MORE »


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Yesterday, I kind of fell down a major DIY rabbit hole. No, I wasn’t actually doing Do-It-Yourself projects all day; I was just reading about them on the internet. I tend to file DIY projects in three categories: 1) cool projects I would do if I had the time (a custom headboard made from scrap… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Before the Internet took over our lives and blogs and Tumblrs were the common parlance for self-indulgent self-expression, there were fanzines. And I had one. Actually, a few.

It’s hard to imagine a time before the Internet was able to connect people with like-minded obsessions so quickly and easily, but 20 years ago,… READ MORE »


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Whether you’re one to dive into weekend projects with enthusiasm and a power drill or prefer to admire others’ industriousness from afar, Do-It-Yourself projects are always a good source of creative inspiration. From homemade clocks to suitcase coffee tables, we’ve rounded up of some of the coolest (and cheapest!) DIY projects the Internet has to… READ MORE »


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So, a few weeks ago, when the Greatest Wedding of All Time happened and all those classy British people got to wear crazy things on their heads, I got a little bit obsessed with fascinators. You know, like the weird toilet seat cover Princess Beatrice wore, and then auctioned off. I had a dream, and… READ MORE »


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