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Post image for Make: FP Escapes Pouch Necklace

Adorn yourself with a unique and easy-to-make medicine pouch…

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Michelle -Feb 06, 2016, 11:02AM
That is such a cute pouch, I especially love the red one! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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How you can find the best second-hand deals!Read More

Hanna -Jan 29, 2016, 8:47AM
I absolutely agree about thrifting on the road. I used to live in a big city, and thrifting there was okay. Then I moved to the midwest. I have literally found antiques at Good Will! Sometimes it seems like attics are cleaned out after someone passes away, or for the first time in a century. And there are not as many people here to buy the merchandise, so prices are lower, too. (Just because I like to brag: I bought a vintage fur coat straight out of the 1920s for $30! And it's the warmest coat I've ever owned.) If you ever find yourself mind-numbingly road tripping through cornfields, then wheat fields, then more corn fields, take a thrift store stop along the way! It will be worth it.
Rita Tocta -Jan 28, 2016, 7:00PM
I love open air markets and I agree with buying second hand while traveling, it makes a special piece even more special. I love discovering vintage on Etsy (I also sell there http://MissAntique.etsy.com ) because you can browse more easily already curated vintage (while eBay usually is exausting). I would add that you should only go shopping vintage with someone that will not stop you from buying what you really want/love. Because if for some reason you take their advice you may never see the piece you wanted again.

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Download our latest calendar for the month ahead!

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Kiara -Feb 01, 2016, 7:58PM
Love these! Thank you so much! xoKiara
Emily -Jan 27, 2016, 3:06PM
Thank you for posting February! I was starting to get sad to see January go.

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This household staple is good for way more than baked goods…

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Eliza -Feb 05, 2016, 12:44PM
Wow, love all the ideas! Interesting comment on the PH an d applying to the face....I just tried a cocnut oil and baking soda, more oil than soda, and scrubbed my face with it and it felt wonderful but I know the skin likes things more acidic. Would adding a little vitamin C powder make it more acidic? Love the photos too Emily!
Mara -Jan 28, 2016, 10:03PM
APPLYING BAKING SODA TO YOUR SKIN IS NOT SAFE!!!!!!!!! DO NOT APPLY IT TO YOUR FACE. Baking soda has a pH of 9. Your skin has a pH of 5.5-6 and if you're male then it's more in the 6.5 area. Because baking soda is so alkaline, it will literally burn your skin and destroy the delicate acid mantle. This results in dry skin, blemishes, accelerated signs of aging, etc. Same goes for using lemons; they have a pH of 2 and will also destroy the acid mantle. Anything you use on your face MUST be in the pH range of 4-6. A pH under 4 (or 3.5, can't remember) is reserved for professional chemical peels done by a professional. And nobody in their right mind creates skin care products with a pH as high as 9 :/

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Yes, YOU can create a backyard movie theater!Read More

DIY Naturalista -Feb 06, 2016, 2:17AM
I love this idea! Very nifty! I was thinking of doing something similar with the boyfriend - perhaps in the living room or on the patio since we don't have a backyard. Something nice and intimate. doitcheaply.wordpress.com
Saphoona -Jan 09, 2016, 4:28PM
I'm in love with this idea! Thank you! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Saphoona http://www.Saphoona.com

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Post image for How To Find A Hobby & Make It Stick When You’re In Your 20s

How to find the perfect hobby

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Mj -Jan 09, 2016, 5:01PM
The thing I love about my hobbies is that it keeps my mind and hands busy with something other than housework. You can say I am obsessed with beachcombing so Mother Nature has become my craft store. Shells, driftwood, sea glass and feathers have become my supplies. I love walking the beach and seeing what gifts the ocean has decided to give me that day. I always take a garbage bag to clean up the beach as well. (Please people, no more letting balloons go. I can't tell u how many I find littering our beaches. I even saw a balloon string wrapped around a seagull's leg. Maybe plant a tree or flower instead). Anyway, I take my gifts home and put them into my special craft box until one day they become a part of something new that I create.
Elizabeth -Jan 09, 2016, 10:29AM
The new hobbies I want to take up this year are: -Reading (for pleasure since I read so much for school) -Taking pictures -Drawing -Cooking I eventually want to start a blog, but right now, I lack direction in what I want to talk about. So probably taking some time to just figure out what exactly it is that I love to do and improving on it would be a good start.

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Learn a fun way to recycle your leaves this winter with this DIY! Read More

Vic -Jan 01, 2016, 8:24AM
Yesss! I just got watercolor pencils (a.k.a the best investment for beginner watercolorists who are on a college budget haha ) and I am so excited for this project *.*
Yvette -Dec 30, 2015, 4:07AM
Skeletons are to be found just between the leaves on the ground, so you don't have to make the first step with soda etc. I love the use of watercolor paint and effects you reach ...

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Post image for How To Make An Easy DIY Photo Backdrop For Your NYE Party

Have a projector? You’re one step closer to throwing the ultimate NYE party!Read More

Biene -Jan 22, 2016, 2:02PM
this is an extremely cool idea! now i just need to get my handy on a projector :) xoxo, Biene http://lettersandbeads.de
Michelle -Dec 27, 2015, 4:09AM
Such a wonderful idea, especially when you can play with the shadows as well! Love it! https://www.makeandmess.com/

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Post image for Make: Cute & Easy Holiday Gifts

Looking for some last minute gift inspiration? Check out our roundup of the best DIY holiday gifts to make this weekend…

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Danielle -Dec 20, 2015, 2:38PM
This weekend I'm painting my cousin a black Christmas tree with a little skull on top. It's oak and minimal... totally her style.
Megan b -Dec 20, 2015, 12:25AM
I'm currently knitting a snake for a nephew, making a doll dress for a doll I made for a niece, and a few bath bombs and your bath soak for a few gift baskets I'm giving. Busy weekend.

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Post image for Interview With A Henna Artist + Cute and Easy Tattoo Designs To Try!

Learn more about the art of Henna and start practicing with some exclusive designs!
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Fatima Fabulous -Dec 20, 2015, 7:52AM
Wauw, Love this! Love the photography as well!
Svea -Dec 20, 2015, 7:06AM
Henna is a great thing to decorate your body and release stress, when I am really stressed I like to draw Henna at my body, it relaxes me. Your photos are so great, it shows a lovely atmosphere. I have a henna recipe at my blog ( its in german ). So inspired to do some hennatatoos today, love to do it with friends!

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Post image for Make: Glitter Crystal Ornaments

Make beautiful crystal ornaments that make the perfect little gift! Read More

Biene -Jan 22, 2016, 2:05PM
very cute idea :) you could also use these as pendents on a necklace! xoxo, Biene http://lettersandbeads.de
Alissa -Dec 20, 2015, 4:36PM
So beautiful! But how did you get the wire to stick to the crystal with super glue without gluing your fingers to the crystal! My wire wouldn't stay put. Also how did you secure the wire you wrapped around the top?

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Post image for Free Printable Holiday Cards, Gift Tags & Wrapping Paper

Add beauty to the trimmings of the season with our exclusive holiday downloads

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Mitra Ghiasi -Jan 30, 2016, 4:14PM
The gift cards design is really awesome. All of these card design is perfect for holidays. And it will be more gorgeous, when all of that will come with a perfect Christmas gift baskets.
Franci -Dec 13, 2015, 10:58PM
Oohhh so cool! Will totally be using all of these this season. I am waay missing the old monthly downloadable desktop wallpaper...

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