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Valentine Pom-Pom Garland

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It's the big day! The chocolates are bought, the cards are signed, the flowers are en route. What's left? How about a sweet and simple decorative craft? Perfect for a Valentine's Day party at home, the office, or at school.Valentine Pom-Pom Garlandfrom noodlehead What you need:red, pink, and wite pom-poms, in various sizestransparent threadneedle Thread the pom-poms on a length of transparent thread.Tie a knot in the bottom and thread the pom-poms on with a needle, tying knots to secure and [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

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Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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More DIY Valentines

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Cupid's got nothing on us! Everywhere we look, there are fun and crafty ways to celebrate the day of love and romance. Here are a few more of our favorites!Valentine Gift Conefrom MarthaStewart.comThis traditional German craft looks fit for cake decorating, but it's really a bag filled with sweets for your sweetheart.What You Need:Valentine Gift Cone templateMedium-weight paperScissorsDouble-sided tapeBone folderCrepe paperLaceWhite glueDresdensRibbon1. Download and print template. Use template [Read More...]

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OttLite Show & Tell Contest

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Was there ever anything more fun than Show & Tell? We can’t think of anything, so we’ve decided to bring it back with our OttLite Show & Tell Contest!We want you to Show us what you're making and Tell us how your OttLite makes it more enjoyable. Do you quilt and love how OttLite’s 508® Illumination makes it easier to match color pieces? Are you a sewer who can see each tiny stitch because of OttLite's perfect balance of brightness and contrast? We can’t wait to see and hear what you’ve got to [Read More...]

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DIY Bathroom Décor

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It’s the room that nobody likes to talk about, but everybody wants clean and fresh. (Well, most people, anyway.) If you’re looking for a few fun DIY ways to spruce up your washroom—look no further. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorites. They’re easy, affordable, and will transform your privy into a pretty powder room!DIY Air Freshnerfrom The Burlap Bag Why spend tons of money on air fresheners that are often too strong or too sweet? You can make your own in just 2 easy steps!What you [Read More...]

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DIY Bedroom Décor

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Maybe it’s the shorter days and longer nights, or maybe it’s pre-Spring Cleaning inspiration, but for some reason you just keep staring at your bedroom and contemplating how you’re going to afford a complete makeover. Before you break the bank to buy that bed with the aquarium headboard or the antique steamer trunk to use as an end table, check out these fun, simple and inexpensive ways to DIY-decorate your sanctuary….Sweet Wall ArtThis super-cute décor idea adds a fun, whimsical touch to any [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Anna Hrachovec

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Anna Hrachovec is a knitted toy designer and author of two books, Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. She launched her own website, Mochimochi Land, in September of 2007. Her quirky knitted creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and exhibited in galleries worldwide. We asked Anna about what inspired her to create her super-cute and strange mochimochi toys.What inspired you to start knitting? How did you learn? I first learned to knit when I was a high school exchange [Read More...]

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DIY Holiday Decorations

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The presents are wrapped, the holiday cards are in the mail and the fruitcake from your boss is safely hidden in the freezer. The holiday season has a lot of DIY and crafty projects to offer, and here are a few more you might like to try. Don’t worry, none of them involve fruitcake! Film Canister Holiday LightsThis craft comes to us from our peeps at Photojojo. The upcycled film-canister lights make great Christmas decorations, but would also look great around a patio or porch banister any time [Read More...]

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Crafty Thanksgiving Place Cards

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all the tradition, festivities and family togetherness of Christmas, without the pressure to buy the perfect present. Not to mention the gorgeous palette for Thanksgiving decorations: scarlet, orange, brown and gold.These place cards for the Thanksgiving Day table are super-easy, made from recycled items and incorporate two of my favorite things about the holiday--they’re beautifully decorated in fall colors and they’re inspirational.What You’ll [Read More...]

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Fond Memory Photo Frames

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There are certain objects that, having outlived their original purpose, continue to enchant and inspire. I’m thinking of things like old keys, watch cogs, vintage postcards, and glass jars. Especially glass jars.Walk through any flea market, garage sale, or antique store and you’re bound to find a small—or not-so-small—collection of mayonnaise jars, jelly jars, pickled beet jars…you get the idea. There’s something really magical about that smooth, clear container. So many possibilities, so [Read More...]

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