ModCloth Make The Cut Contest: ‘Prints Charming’

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It feels like that time of year when I'm thinking about bright colours and prints! How about you? Also, of getting creative - I'm tired of being bundled up inside during the winter! Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Well now that dream can come true! The ModCloth Make The Cut program is a recurring design contest that invites the ModCloth Community to design garments, graphics, or fabric prints. Its main purpose is to further their mission of democratizing fashion by … [Read more...]

Get Crafting this Fall—Take a Craftsy Online Class

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What is Craftsy? Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, … [Read more...]

DIY Thrifty Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

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“Dogs are people, too.” — from the movie Stick It This Halloween, I’m all about getting back to the classics. You don’t need specialty items like specific masks, particular fake weapons or expensive components to have a great Halloween costume—nor does your dog. Kids and adults alike enjoy going out on Halloween—deciding on the perfect costume idea, choosing the elements, getting dressed up and having their picture taken—and of course, the entertainment part. Will you choose one of the many … [Read more...]

DIY Bollywood Party On Love Snap Make

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This past weekend, one of my younger cousins got married! I have been spending time in Calgary with my family for the past 2 weeks. I've been having a great time so far. It was great seeing family members that I haven't in years, and participating in a few of the wedding ceremonies. I shared some tips on how to create a Bollywood themed party over on my frugal décor and DIY blog Love Snap Make— go check out the DIY Bollywood Party post there!  … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Glass Bottle Upcycle Project

Hello, there! My name is Cher and I am behind Designs by Studio C, a website where I feature DIY projects, how-to information, and free furniture plans! At Designs by Studio C, you can learn How to Build a Bench Using an Old Door, find useful information on How to Cut a 2x4 in Half, and find plans to build countless pieces of furniture and accessories including the Adele Wine Cabinet (yes, I designed and built it myself)! … [Read more...]

3rd Revolution Inspires DIY Creativity

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This post brought to you by 3rd Revolution. Seeing projects that other people have worked on and completed is very inspiring. I've been checking out submitted projects on the 3rd Revolution site, and have even submitted a few of my own. I was nervous about submitting my projects on 3rd Revolution, at first, because I thought that everyone else's would be so much nicer than mine. Turns out that my concerns were misplaced. It is actually really great to see projects of all kinds on the … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly DIY Crafts & Cleaning Solutions Round-Up

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Instead of adding more stuff to your home, spring clean your place with eco-friendly ingredients you already have, and put together eco-friendly DIY crafts instead of purchasing store-bought presents. I've put together this list of resources to help you have a great eco-friendly spring. With all the rain (and snow) that many people are experiencing in their areas, people are staying inside - get crafting with with these projects. … [Read more...]

5 Essential Manly Man Handy Man Tasks

Even a single woman like myself needs to learn how to do certain things around the home, since I'll have to do so on my own. My best mal friend could come over to help, though - since he knows how to do these "manly" things. He is definitely a very hands-on handy person. My brother, on the other hand, is really not a very handy person. He's the kind of man that prefers reading books on how to be more like James Bond when he is sitting at home.  … [Read more...]

Easy Spring and Easter Crafts for Kids

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It's March, finally! Things are starting to look up weather-wise. Yes, there is still tons of rain in our future, but at least I know it's going toward a good cause—green grass and pretty flowers. There are some exciting holidays coming up, like St. Patrick's Day and Easter—plus, Spring coming up is reason enough to celebrate! As a kid, I always looked forward to March Break to get to do some craft projects with my mom in our basement art studio. It was so great to have the space in our basement … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray

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I've been using the scent of lavender to help me get to sleep at night for years. Usually, I put a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on my pillow, but with certain linens, the oil can stain. Plus, the scent is really concentrated in one location. I've seen linen sprays in stores before, but the bottles tend to be quite expensive—considering it is mostly water-based. I've seen bottles of lavender linen spray, in particular for $20 or more! Kind of crazy, right? Well, I got to thinking—how hard … [Read more...]