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photojojo:

How to Turn Instagrams into a DIY Stained Glass Window

Here’s one great way to bring your Instagrams into the analog world — by turning your windows into giant Instagram lightboxes!

The basic idea is printing your Instagrams onto transparencies. If you wanna go analog all the way, you can use 35mm slides, too. 

Hey Laura.

fuckyeahbookarts:

DIY Book Light (By Steve Hoefer)

Friends have regularly recommended books as being particularly illuminating, but I admit that after opening them I was as in the dark as ever. Since I’m not one to let a good metaphor go unmolested (and because design schools seem to constantly create designers who’s job it is to make ugly lamps) I made this.

It turns off when its closed and gives off a variable amount of light depending on how far you open it, up to about a 40W light equivalent. It gives a nice warm, soft light and it looks right at home on my bedside table.

twinfawns:

Debbie Smyth
abigailmarguerite:

crocheted summer screen doors.

If I had a screen door I would do this.

abigailmarguerite:

crocheted summer screen doors.

If I had a screen door I would do this.

Homemade pomade

I have been making my own homemade pomade for awhile now.  It’s super easy and works perfect for my curly hair.  I just made up a new batch today in preparation for my trip  (my hair + humidity = frizzy lion mane) so I thought I’d share my recipe.

1/4 C all natural beeswax

1/4 C organic coconut oil

1/4 C olive oil 

2 vitamin e liquid gel tablets

10-20 drops lavender essential oil (citrus and rosemary oils work really well too, but this is what I had on hand and it smells pretty)

Use a double boiler and gently heat the first three ingredients till they are dissolved.  Don’t let it boil.  Turn off the heat and add vitamin e and essential oils.  Pour into clean containers and let sit till they set.  I usually leave em alone and covered for an hour or so (they set up pretty quickly). 

I use a pea sized amount (my hair is a few inches past my shoulders), rub it into my palms and spread it through my hair when I get out of the shower.

craftfulthinking:

Mini cork planters for cacti and succulents. (add a magnet and liven up your fridge) <3

I have a LOT of wine corks…

craftfulthinking:

Mini cork planters for cacti and succulents. (add a magnet and liven up your fridge) <3

I have a LOT of wine corks…

For some reason I really like pigeons.

For some reason I really like pigeons.

Fuzzy moths are the most adorable thing in the whole world.

Fuzzy moths are the most adorable thing in the whole world.

carbonbones:

I love this idea! Kind of perfect for Words with Friends/Scrabble obsessed folks too.

This is cute!

canttuchthis:

diy friendship necklace
better start knotting!

I remember making the kiddie version of these back in the day.  What a great way to mature such a simple craft!

canttuchthis:

diy friendship necklace

better start knotting!

I remember making the kiddie version of these back in the day.  What a great way to mature such a simple craft!

scissorsandthread:

Confetti Eggs | Oh Happy Day

These confetti eggs are a traditional Easter party item, but I think they would be perfect for New Years Eve! You’re meant to smash them over each other’s heads, so if you decide to use these you might want to have a less fancy bash or at least warn anyone who has copious amounts of gel or hairspray in their hair, or anyone who spent the day at the salon getting their hair done. That’s for guys and girls! Or you could go for something else inside the eggs, like confetti (though that might be hard to get out of hair too!)

So everyone I wait on for brunch New Years Day can know I had a great night. 

scissorsandthread:

Printable Bottle Gift Tags | How About Orange
If you’ve been invited to a NYE party, it’s quite nice to bring a bottle of something for the host or hostess - but how do you get yours to stand out from the crowd? How about adorning it with this lovely tag. It will turn your bottle of plonk into a dressed up beverage that everyone will want to try!

Cute idea!

scissorsandthread:

Printable Bottle Gift Tags | How About Orange

If you’ve been invited to a NYE party, it’s quite nice to bring a bottle of something for the host or hostess - but how do you get yours to stand out from the crowd? How about adorning it with this lovely tag. It will turn your bottle of plonk into a dressed up beverage that everyone will want to try!

Cute idea!