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Racquet Baller Goggles

Recently, I chose to play racquetball goggle-free, because I didn’t want to wear the dorky wraparound goggles. I quickly learned my lesson when I oh-so-skillfully returned the ball with none other than — you guessed it — my eye. After …

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D-I-Dye: Renewing A Leather Handbag

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Photo: Wren

Portland native and fashion blogger Little Ocean Annie is more than super cool and stylish. The trendsetting fashionista also has an affinity for fun DIY projects that appeal to crafty types with a serious thrifting habit. I stumbled …

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Sew ‘Burda’ Stylish

For those of you craving an online DIY forum, Burda Style may be just the site to stir your creativity! The online sewing community is a hub for sewing enthusiasts to chat on message boards, read sewing tips, post sewing …

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Read All About It! Make Your Own Gardening Pots

If you’ve been thinking of starting your miniature garden, you’re in luck! There’s an easy, earth-friendly way to do it. Make your own biodegradable starter pots from non-glossy magazines or newspapers that you have sitting around!

I came across this …

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Monday Night Fever

BY CHRISTEN, WRITING TEAM INTERN

If the beautiful spring weather isn’t enough to get you off that couch, this DIY project is just the ticket! You won’t be able to sit still with your very own homemade CD disco ball

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Up, Up, and Upholster!

If you think your ottoman is approaching the point of no return, wait! Just because there’s a stain or a rip on your chair doesn’t mean its days are done. If you’ve thought of spending an exuberant amount of cash …

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Ruffle Your Frocks Without Ruffling Your Feathers

There’s no easier way to imbue an outfit with DIY darlingness than to add some ruffles. “Wait a minute,” you counter, “Making Ruffles? Easy? I don’t think so.” No, it’s true! Here’s a little DIY project to prove it!…

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Deck the Walls with Lids of Boxes!

They may say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” however, I think that you should judge a shoe by its box. Why? I present to you the Jeffrey Campbell shoebox precedent. The new foundation for judging all other shoes …

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DIY Gift Tags and Green Last Minute Gifts!

Ok, it’s crunch time. You’ve wrapped your gifts using festive and eco-friendly gift wrap, and NOW in this ModLife exclusive, you’ll have the opportunity to print out our SUPER CUTE ModCloth gift tags and cards to fancify your gift-giving …

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Handmade Holidays: A Crafty Gift Guide

Like to give unique gifts to your special someones? Recently, we visited two popular Pittsburgh craft fairs to explore what tantalizing options we have for handmade holiday gifts. The I Made It! shows periodically showcase local, hip crafters’ wares at …

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DIY Eco-Festive Gift Wrap

Give new life to your unused and forgotten paper products by transforming them into DIY eco-friendly gift wrap for the holidays!

According to GreenAnswers.com, 4 millions tons of gift wrap and gift bags are wasted during the holiday season. …

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The Merry Mason Jar

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Mason jars – they’re simple, inexpensive, and offer a world of possibilities when it comes to holiday decor! No longer exclusively relegated to canning and pickling, these rustic, old-fashioned containers can also be used to create …

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Make Bee-tiful Candles for the Holidays

(Image Above: Photo by Ellen Jaskol at the The Rocky Mountain News)

Back when I was a kid and didn’t have an income, except for my allowance, I remember getting really creative with gifts. Well, it’s a recession and it’s …

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From Trash to Treasure

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There is something very tragic about a beautiful, lone earring, or a favorite old sweater, or a lovely, orphaned glove, isn’t there? Well, now you can stop being sad! Here are five ideas for how to …

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