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Design & Home

DIY Wreath: Fall Yarn Wreath Tutorial

October 23, 2014
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I’m a wreath nut. But not your traditional foliage style wreath. Oh no, I like off the beaten path wreaths and have tons of them lying around in various states of completion…..this is NOT one of them! I first posted this DIY wreath tutorial on a collaborative site a couple years ago and I finally am sharing […]

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13 DIY Halloween Decorations {for Design Geeks}

October 10, 2014
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We’ve been making a LOT of DIY Halloween Decorations in recent years and I wanted to round them up for y’all in one simple, easy to reference place. Plus I’ve got a few other fabulous ditties from around the web! First things first let’s make sure you are in the right place…. Do either of the following […]

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Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors Inspires Our Indoor/Outdoor Art Cart

June 24, 2014
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Today I’ve got a treat in store for you guys….(and a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post)  Do you love print as much as online content, or maybe more? There once was a time when I spent weekend mornings curled up with a good design book in my lap and a cup of joe, […]

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Holidays: “Ribbon Candy” DIY Felt Garland

December 20, 2013

Garland hero-tnWe are garland fans around our house. Seriously we have garland coming out of …well, let’s just say it’s everywhere! Today I’m going to show you how to make “Ribbon Candy” felt garland. Last year I went through a felt obsession, and it continues to this day. Click here to continue….

 

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Mini Winter Terrariums

November 30, 2013
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Winter doesn’t always evoke thoughts of learning how to make a terrarium but why shouldn’t it? For the record, I’m pretty obsessed with terrariums, dioramas, mini villages, train sets etc. Today I’m sharing a fun little holiday DIY project: Mini Winter Terrariums. Technically speaking I believe a terrarium should have something actually growing in it, so these […]

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Flower Power DIY Wall Decals

July 13, 2013
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When I was a teen I used to daydream about living in the late 60’s. I was obsessed with the Monkees, Jefferson Airplane, and Valley of the Dolls and whenever I hear the song “Crimson and Clover” I want to shed a couple tears at how psychedelically amazing that song is….but alas I was a […]

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DIY Design: Paper Lace Mobile

May 19, 2013
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Simple projects that look like they took hours to make are my favorite kind! This Paper Lace Mobile looks very complicated but the reality is you can make it in about 30 minutes….shhhhh don’t tell anyone…. If you’ve been following my recent posts you’ll know I’m going through a mobile obsession right now….last week I […]

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Science & Design for Kids: Recycled Bird Feeder Mobile

May 10, 2013
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I’ve been obsessing over all things mobile ever since receiving a hand made frog mobile as a baby shower gift. As a designer I was already predisposed to liking them, after all aren’t Alexander Calder’s mobiles every design snob’s dream art piece?  Of course I’d need a proper place to hang one as well, but I […]

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DIY Home Design: Entry Hooks

January 23, 2013
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So after living with the scenario pictured below for way too long I decided it was time to find a proper place for all our hanging “stuff”…. all the bags and purses, sweaters and lunch boxes, and general clutter of everyday life. We don’t have a proper entry area, just a 3-1/2 foot wide hall […]

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