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The smell of surf wax reminds me of home. Read more »

Lucy -Aug 28, 2014, 12:08PM
Oh wow these look really cool! I just bought my first house and I am getting into the DIY mindset forbathroom accessories. I love these!
Mariah -May 09, 2014, 7:51PM
Tried making this with cool water sticky bumps and ended up with HUGE flames! The entire surface of the wax caught fire and made like 6" flames. Don't use sticky bumps. Or just don't light it. Very dangerous.

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My mother is an amazing artist, and her favorite medium to use is watercolor. Read more »

Amanda -Aug 20, 2014, 10:52PM
I just did this with some Ikea porcelain mugs and some Martha Stewart glass paints. They look beautiful, and after I baked them for 25 to 30 minutes they felt like the paint had set and dried nicely. I just went to wash one however, and with one fell swoop of my sponge, half of the paint came off. And I'm not even using fancy dish soap; I'm using doc bronners. Any suggestions on how to make the paint stay? Is there a sealant I should use or should I soak the mugs in some kind of acid first to open up the pores in the porcelain first? Any help would be much appreciated Thanks!
MandaMess -Aug 13, 2014, 8:03PM
you need to use enamel paint, or glass paint it is often called. you can find these at your local chain craft store (michaels, joanns, hobby lobby) and big box stores (walmart, kmart) martha stewart makes a line of glass paint and Plaid makes a line of enamel paints. acrylic paint will not stay on ceramic/glass/porcelain the way enamel paint does, since enamel paint is made for this type of project and the oven heat set makes it more permanent.

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Iridescence is something the eye loves to see. A property of ever-changing colors, picking up on anything that surrounds it. Read more »

Kaitlin -Aug 05, 2014, 1:05AM
I love the polish! I can use the idea for an upcoming blog post! Tanks! Where did you get your jewlery from?! Its gorgeous
Unique -Apr 03, 2014, 12:05PM
love this idea!

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My biggest problem when traveling? …Wrinkly clothes. Read more »

Dee -Jul 10, 2014, 2:56AM
Fabulous! I use all the unscented, fragrance free products. What a great idea though. However, I only pack clothing that barely wrinkles and I do roll some clothing. In fact, almost everything I buy needs no ironing. I do the shower trick if needed and it does work. After I tighten the closures in the suitcase I then carefully fold jackets, including leather on top and they come out great. Usually on travel day I wear an outer garment - coat, jacket - so I don't have to pack it.
Madeline -Mar 18, 2014, 2:38PM
Love this!

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Pressed flowers and leaves are something I just can’t seem to get enough of. It’s gotten to the point where, at any given point, I have a bunch hidden between the pages of various books in my home just waiting for a time I’ll want to use them. This DIY is my favorite way to use pressed flowers yet.

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Julia -Jun 13, 2014, 3:44PM
This is so lovely and creative. Wowwwww. Julia
Pawsitively Creative -Jun 10, 2014, 9:50PM
I have done picture covers with resin but never thought of using pressed flowers! Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.

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Oh the joys of the paper pot press. I actually hadn’t the slightest clue what a pot press was until just recently, when our friends over at Terrain granted us one, along with no other instruction than to do with it as we pleased… Now I’m in love.

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Arta -Jul 11, 2014, 5:23AM
Lovely xx
Eva -Mar 18, 2014, 7:39AM
These are really amazing diy wedding craft ideas. I think it worth someone do it for even other special moments also. lOVELY INDEED

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Yes, spring is really coming. A time of rebirth. Let’s wake up that tired winter skin with an invigorating yet calming spring facial mist. Read more »

rose -Jun 25, 2014, 1:03PM
Hi, can I use distilled drinking water?
Farah -Jun 01, 2014, 10:15AM
May I use Vitamin C instead of Vitamin E ?

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Homemade paper tugs at my heart like no other. It’s delicate, beautiful, and thoughtful. I love the time and effort that gets put into making such a simple object; an object that we often take for granted. Read more »

sandhya -Sep 01, 2014, 7:26AM
This is a good one using with the scarp papers to make into a hand made paper
Mark -Aug 02, 2014, 12:09PM
Love the paper-making tutorial! Do you often write about paper & recycling?

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Post image for Spring Wedding DIY: Floral Chair Garland

The weather today is giving us a glimmer of hope that spring might just be on its way. And what’s one of the best parts about this beautiful season? Spring weddings, of course!  Read more »

Susan Jizba -Feb 21, 2014, 6:25PM
I'd love to use wild flowers and grasses from a meadow for a sort of wild child bohemian look... ..............I am half Czechoslovakian, so I think that counts as Boho ! For a look just to celebrate the return of Spring !!!! Why not!?! : ) www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords
Violet -Feb 21, 2014, 12:13PM
very cute! I wish I would of seen more like this when I was engaged! v-is-for-violet.blogspot.com

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Post image for 5 Secret Uses For Clear Nail Polish

Clear nail polish has been a life saver for me in many-a-situation throughout my life. Of course it helps prevent my nail color from chipping right away, but this mysterious clear liquid has a bunch of other uses that you may not be aware of. Read more »

Kitty -Jun 10, 2014, 1:15PM
Careful to those of you planning to use this to prevent skin reactions it's a temporary fix only it will wear off and makes it difficult to sterilize the jewelry later on!
Lauryn -Apr 21, 2014, 9:27AM
My skin is RIDICULOUS sensitive, so I have a bunch of bracelets I can't wear. i'm gonna go try this right away. Thank you VERY much! :)

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Post image for DIY Duvet Cover Made Of Free People Bags

Alana Frangiosa shops regularly at our Dedham store, and told the FP girls there that she had a really cool project in the works over the summer – a duvet cover made entirely out of Free People bags!  Well, last week she stopped in to show them the final product, and it blew us all away!  We reached out to Alana to find out what inspired the project — read on to learn a bit more about her! Read more »

karina -Jul 09, 2014, 10:24AM
i love patchwork quilts!!
Shelley -Feb 17, 2014, 4:47AM
Love this! https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=si_shop

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