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[11 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,271 views]
Make a Recycled Sweater Device Sleeve

A couple of weeks ago the ladies at Crafty Hangouts hosted a Thrift Shop Challenge and I was lucky enough to have a chance to participate!  I snagged a few wool sweaters from Goodwill and got to work on felting them and turning them into custom device sleeves – these would be great for laptops, iPads, Kindles, phones, or anything that you can think of …

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[13 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,919 views]
Make a Dinosaur Phone Tripod

My iPhone is one of my most important possessions – it goes everywhere with me and serves so many different purposes that it’s indispensable! But you know what would make it even handier? A tripod! Shannon from eat.sleep.MAKE. made one for herself using the back half of a plastic dinosaur and I could not be more delighted with her design. Not …

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[17 Jun 2013 | 8 Comments | 10,842 views]
Turn Your Smartphone into a Projector

If you’re into anything that has to do with photography, Photojojo is an amazing site full of DIY tips, tricks, and projects for all aspects of picture-taking.  This idea reminds me of the old slide shows that people used to put together for loved ones – remember those?  Next time you go on a vacation or dig up a bunch of old family photos, you …

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[24 Sep 2012 | 4 Comments | 6,291 views]
Make Cell Phone Jack Bling

While the cell phone industry is huge, there is also another sizable industry that runs alongside it – the business of cell phone personalization!  Between things like cases, skins, and charms, we love to make our phones match our personal styles.  What makes a phone even more personalized than store-bought accessories?  Making those accessories yourself!  Maize Hutton came up with an easy DIY to add …

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[27 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 9,538 views]
Make a Dollar Store Pendant Lamp

Ever wondered what to do with those cool plastic bowls you can find at the dollar store? The quick and easy answer? Make a lamp with them like Mark Montano does. Our friend Mark is the King of Dollar Store Crafts, and he constantly amazes us with his innovative (yet cheap) craft ideas. In this video, you can make a pendant lamp with some dollar …

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[7 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 14,305 views]
Tutorial: Fabric-Lined Duct Tape iPhone Case

Make a sleek-looking duct tape case for your iPhone (or other smart phone) with duct tape. What makes this design special? It’s lined with fabric so your phone stays free from stickies and scratches. I have never seen another duct tape phone case that uses the technique I developed for creating a fabric lining, so grab a roll of duct tape and some scrap fabric …

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[26 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 9,265 views]
Make a Device Charging Station

Phones and iPods and Kindles, oh my!  Modern living has many conveniences, but when it comes time to charge all of those handy devices, the mess of cords on the counter is less than ideal.  Looking for an attractive way to tame that cord clutter?  Tasha Chawner tucked hers neatly away in a cardboard-box-turned-charging-station!  A storage box would be ideal for this project, but any …

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[31 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,018 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 | 5,838 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, …

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[3 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 5,052 views]
Dollar Store Laptop Skin Tutorial

Want to dress up your laptop for just a few cents? Go no further than your local dollar store, where you can find oversized wall decals for one dollar. My friend Brian from Teenormous sent me this idea. The best thing about these decals (beside the low, low price)? They are removable so you don’t have to worry about leaving sticker residue on your computer.
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