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Smörgåstårta, or, the Best Fake Cake You’ll Ever Make

Ah, the wonders of the internet: Recently, while flicking through Pinterest, I happened upon a photograph of a fancy cake. Upon closer inspection, this cake was not of the sticky-sweet variety. It was a giant sandwich disguised as a cake. …

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Show & Tell: Workshop SF

From Fire Escape Farming to Heavy Metal Aerobics, DIY school Workshop SF has been wooing Bay Area craft fanatics since its doors opened in 2009. Founder and Owner Kelly Malone dishes on how Workshop came to be, what went right …

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Transform Your Thrifted Speakers into Funky Focal Points

A few flea market raids into your weekend, and you’ve acquired a solid set of working speakers! The only downside? Their grill cloths are lookin’ a little dingy — what to do, what to do. We’ve whipped up a way easy DIY that will take those beat blasters from ‘blargh’ to ‘bad’ — in the M.J. way.

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How-to: Reupholster a Mid-Century Modern Chair

While reupholstering seems like a daunting task, it’s actually less difficult than it is time-consuming. So, if you’re up for saving money, getting your hands a little dirty, and have some extra time to spare, follow the steps below, and you’ll be on your way to sprucing up a simple piece of furniture.

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It’s Stitchcraft: A ModCloth Headband DIY

If you’re anything like me, as a ModCloth customer, you most likely have a stash of freebie headbands in your closet. While these sequined bands are stylish on their own, they also provide a great base for a plethora of project possibilities. With two of my own bands in hand, I took a crack at restyling each one.

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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.

Our …

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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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Inside Story: Super Simple Mini Magnets

For this round of Inside Story, we invite you to snazz up your workspace or in-apartment eatery in an instant by trying your crafty hand at this super simple, low-commitment DIY, which will both furnish your flat with …

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Stick To It: 3 Simple Uses for Decorative Tape

We created a few fresh focal points using the Glad to Adhere to It Tape Set in Teal and Gold and Glad to Adhere to It Tape Set in Red and White on things we already had at home.

Once …

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Temp Urgency: Wall Decals for Instant Room Transformations


Clockwise, from the top left: Mustache decal by Etsy seller Willow Creek Signs, octopus decal by Etsy seller Beepart,  excavator decal by Etsy seller Vinyl Wall Accents, and street lamp decal by Etsy seller Circlelinestudios.

Unable to take a nail …

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Inside Story: Make An Entrance!

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

We asked Erin of Design for

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Vintage Craft Workshop: June’s Book of the Month Giveaway!

Woot for summer! But wait, it’s pouring rain outside today. Boo! What to do? Seek out Cathy Callahan’s Vintage Craft Workshop, our June Book of the Month.

Like many of us, Cathy Callahan’s role models are women who paved …

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Father's Day DIY: Menswear-Inspired Vertical Gardens

After fellow writer Julie and I attended a how-to workshop at Flora Grubb Gardens, set of our most recent stylebook, we came up with a dashing way to craft intriguing, suspended succulents with already-at-home accessories. A couple petite …

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Simply Amazing Cupcake Fondue

Do you have a fondue pot? Is it collecting dust? Well, we have sweet reason for you to break it out.

Let me introduce to you a lil’ something I stumbled upon via the interwebs for my next cookery conquest …

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