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[20 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,816 views]
Tutorial: Easy Leather Journals

Make easy leather-covered journals using thrift store leather and dollar store notebooks. This simple project can make a unique gift and is quick enough to make for a group such as teachers or a bridal party.

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[13 May 2013 | 8 Comments | 10,604 views]
Tutorial: Survival Flip Flops

As avid outdoor adventurers, my hubby and I love the paracord “survival bracelet” trend. So when Heather suggested flip flop week and I was wandering around the craft store looking for inspiration, I spotted the rack of paracord and knew I had a winning idea! Unlike most flip flop alterations, which are more for cosmetic purposes, this makeover actually serves a practical purpose. …

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[2 Apr 2013 | 11 Comments | 12,017 views]
Tutorial: DIY Designer Spotlight

My house came with a media room, which we currently use as a playroom for our kids.  I’m still trying to decorate it to look like a theater, and I spotted some cool spotlight lamps in a high end catalog.  I was determined to recreate the look for less, and I think I succeeded.  My spotlight is a huge hit with my husband and kids! …

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[17 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 2,263 views]
Make a Coffee Stir Stick Container

I’ve long been a fan of using popsicle sticks in craft projects, so it’s no surprise that back in my days of working at a coffee shop I actually bought a whole box of wooden stir sticks from my employers.  And when I saw this awesome container made out of them, I immediately added the project to my ever growing to-make list.  However, you don’t …

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[9 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 1,496 views]
Man Crafts: alligator clips

Alligators are ravenous reptiles – better give them something to put in their mouths before they bite!  Turn ordinary wood clothespins into hungry-gators note holders; add a magnet on the bottom and they are prefect for sticking to your fridge or filing cabinet.  Making your own version of this classic craft is easy -all items were bought from the Dollar Store, and these alligator fridge clips can …

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[21 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 2,741 views]
Tutorial: Gold-Dipped Leather Bookmarks

I’ll be traveling a lot next month, and I’ve been looking for inexpensive, easy to pack, not-too-hard-to-make host or hostess gifts. These DIY leather bookmarks were made entirely from materials I already had on hand and require only the ability to cut a straight line. It’s not hard to make a dozen at a time. And they pack nice and flat in a suitcase.
Although the …

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[20 Aug 2012 | 6 Comments | 7,746 views]
Man Crafts: hooked toothbrush

I like brushing my teeth in the shower but don’t like how the toothbrush always slips through my shower caddy and onto the floor, I also sometimes forget where I leave my toothbrush when I move it between the shower and the sink. I wanted a way to leave my toothbrush in the shower, not fall onto the bottom of the tub, and keep it within easy reach. The solution …

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[12 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 4,173 views]
Man Crafts: secret postcard decoder

Ciphers are a secret or disguised way of writing. Ciphers and codes have been around a very long time and have seen endless variations and iterations in order to confuse those who aren’t meant to read its contents. In recent times we use computers to come up with complex algorithms in order to encode our private transmissions, however I am partial to the old-school, analog method of encoding. This paper decoder is …

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[31 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,027 views]
Make Your Own Woodgrain Laptop Skin

Electronic devices certainly do make our lives easier, but you’ve got to admit, most of them lack any personality.  Why tote around a boring ol’ laptop that looks just like everyone else’s when you can dress it up for just a buck?  Josie from Fine & Feathered found some woodgrain contact paper at the dollar store and knew it would be perfect for making a …

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[24 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 5,846 views]
Make a USB Desk Lamp

Think you’re not enough of a techie to whip up your own USB-powered desk lamp?  Think again!  Rebecca from Rebecca Made It found all of the components for this one at Dollar Tree, and assembling it required zero electrical skills.  Your friends will be amazed!  (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them you aren’t really an electronics wizard!)  I love the Swedish-inspired design of the lamp, …