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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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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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Post image for DIY Natural Moisturizing Skin And Hair Mist

If you live in a part of the world where winters are very dry, I totally feel you. Dry air has a tendency of sucking the moisture out of everything it comes in contact with — including our skin and hair.

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Sally -Jun 28, 2014, 3:11PM
I have to give this a go, do you think it will be ok to use on mature dreadlocks?
ariana -Mar 29, 2014, 12:24AM
can you substitute the vegetable glycerin with sweet almond oil?

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Post image for Feather Arrows For Valentine’s Day

What better a way to represent this time of love than with some beautiful handmade arrows… just like Cupid. This is an incredibly simple DIY, but for some reason it just seems to tug at my heart strings more than any other. Read more »

Nicole -Feb 05, 2014, 8:10PM
we love your blog! Would you shoot us a note to nicole@darbysmart.com? we're a DIY company and think theres tons of fun stuff we can do!
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Feb 05, 2014, 6:15AM
I love this idea!! ♥♥♥ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Andrew -Feb 25, 2014, 10:15AM
Nice idea with quite a rustic appeal.I have only just finished making one but found it a bit fiddly to work with the matchsticks. Perhaps it is a project more suited to all the ladies out there with delicate hands.
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Feb 05, 2014, 6:17AM
Great idea!! ☺ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Post image for 3 Adorably Simple DIY Bookmarks

Bookmarks always seem like a classic gift. I’ve given more than my fair share when I was growing up – and received equally as many. But I was never really much of a reader, so I never really got that much use out of them. As I’m getting older, though, I’m certainly reading more than I used to… and recognizing just how necessary these simple little objects really are!

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Capillus272 Laser Spine -Jul 22, 2014, 10:55PM
The older you get, the more likely it is that you'll start to experience thinning and hair loss. A study published in The Journal of Dermatology revealed that chlorine causes discolouration and a change in hair texture. Hair loss is of concern to most people at one point in their lives.
JoAnne Murphy -Mar 08, 2014, 1:37PM
I like your pressed flower/herb bookmark and I have another suggestion. I take a leaf, flower and or herb and use flower pounding technique to pound these onto watercolor paper. The herbs leave a scent that lasts quite a while and the bookmark is flat. I then punch a hole in the top of the shaped bookmark and tie ribbon or string, beads etc to the top, to dangle out of the book. Hope you enjoy this idea.

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I think the last time I did a block print was back in high school art class. Read more »

Susan -Feb 15, 2014, 6:53AM
Wow! I love this! I've been wanting to do some block printing on fabric so this is going to definitely give me the push I need! I am wondering if you could share your source for the tools and products needed? Thanks! Sue
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Jan 27, 2014, 5:27AM
I love it!! ♥♥♥ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Post image for Natural Dyeing With Coffee And Tea

Told you guys I’ve been on a coffee kick lately… I may not drink it, but of course I love using it to make body scrub, and who doesn’t enjoy spending some quiet time at a quaint cafe like this or this? Today I’ve got another use for coffee — and tea, too! Natural dyeing. We’ve done flowers and black beans, and now we’re on to coffee and tea. It’s easy, effective, fun… and it smells delicious. Read more »

Lovey -Jun 14, 2014, 10:34PM
Wow this is stunnning. Ive always loved dream catchers but never thought of making one of my own! Magical xoxo Thank you!!! http://livobeautiful.blogspot.com
Jessica -Jan 25, 2014, 4:10PM
I've dyed paper and dresses with tea. I let the dresses soak for half the day in the bath tub, then wipe the tub with vinegar afterwards. I think tea gives them a vintage color.

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This guest post comes from contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

-Feb 08, 2014, 1:09AM
lol if i was in a place that had a microwave, i wouldnt need hand warmers
{freespirited} -Jan 13, 2014, 10:44PM
This DIY is just the greatest✨✨ I started working on it today and even cut out and sewed on little flowers and added some ruffles onto one of the hand warmers! This is really such a great idea and I know that when I finish them, they will keep me warmer, and stylish too!

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