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Single File: A Retro-Inspired File Folder DIY from A Beautiful Mess

DIY expert Elsie Larson of the blog A Beautiful Mess teaches us how to make easy, breezy floral file folders.

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Inside Story: Easy DIY Wall Decals + Downloadable Patterns!

Is your space craving some change? Only have an afternoon to spend sprucing? Welcome to the last installment of ‘Inside Story,’ our four-part interior design series featuring super simple, low-commitment projects you can conquer in just a few hours.

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Make Your Own Dip-dyed Mittens From an Old Sweater

Wintry woes can give even the most adventurous of DIY-mongers crafter’s block, but don’t let that be you! This 5-step project — created specially for all you Moddies by Katie of Skunkboy Creatures — is sure to return you to a must-make state of mind.

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DIY Cork Bottle Stoppers That Are The Tops!

If you display many of your most-used bottles on your counter top for the sake of cooking like I do, this DIY can add a welcome touch of kitsch to your kitchen. With just a few materials, these DIY cork …

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Let It Snow: How to Make Your Own DIY Snow Globe

When the weather outside is frightful, we say make something delightful! Simply follow the steps above to create customized snow globes for yourself, or as a fun little gift.

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Inside Story: Make It Snappy!

Is an overwhelming amount of holiday decorations dabbling with your unique aesthetic? Need some extra accent oomph to keep your interior’s style suited to your tastes?

Welcome back to ‘Inside Story,’ our four-part interior design series featuring super simple, low-commitment

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How-to: A Two-Ingredient Patina Aging Solution

DIY patina tutorial

DIY patina tutorial

Skip harsh chemicals or solutions if you’re looking to give a piece of metal a beautiful verdigris tint. All you need is apple cider vinegar and non-iodized salt, both of which can easily be found at almost any market!

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Steampunk Style DIYs: Get Spats Down Pat

The third and final leg of my Steampunk DIY adventure was a bit more harrowing than the others. I’d set out, armed with some white vinyl and pretty buttons, in a quest to make spats. The outcome was passable, not …

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Steampunk Style DIYs: A Necklace that’s Geared Up for Greatness


Cogs on togs — it’s one of my favorite parts of the steampunk aesthetic. Whether they’re nested into a top hat or crimped onto earring backs, watch gears and parts have a decidedly excellent air about them. I figured …

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Steampunk Style DIYs: A Ruff Idea


The swish-swish of petticoats, the oily gleam of top hats, the hungry teeth of cogs — steampunk style seduced me the minute I first saw it well over a year ago at The Great Handcar Regatta. Buoyed by this …

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