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Retro Revival: Thinking Outside the Pillbox

For this edition of Retro Revival, we bring back a treasured style staple – the pillbox hat – and give it a modern twist.

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Nothing Says “I Love Shoe” Like DIY Shoe Clips!

Tired of wearing your heart on your sleeve? Why not try something new and wear it on your shoe! These DIY shoe clips are not only super simple to create, but are an easy way to breathe new life into a favorite pair of shoes.

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Ladies & Gents, Meet the Easiest DIY Gift Ever: Bolo Ties

Your world is about to be whirled about, because we have the easiest DIY gift idea ever: bolo ties. Not your average macaroni necklace but just as simple to make, this DIY takes all of five minutes to finish and makes a great gift for gals and guys alike.

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Bag of Tricks: How to Make a DIY Bike Pouch

If our Pedal Pretty DIY series left you itching for more bike-based craft tutorials, consider this your lucky day! We’ve teamed up with Gwen Lutz of Nooworks to give you the skinny on how to make a handy handlebar pouch for your two-wheeler.

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From Chintzy to Chic: A DIY Hama Bead Necklace that Doesn’t Kid Around

It’s easy to dismiss hama beads (a.k.a. perler beads) as a chintzy relic of childhood craft sessions. With this wild hama bead necklace DIY, though, we challenge you to ignite your imagination and create a wear-worthy hama bead DIY.

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Honey, I Shrinky Dinked the Cat: A DIY Necklace

‘Fashionable’ is probably the last word you’d use to describe shrinky dink creations…unless you’re talking about the items made by crafting queen Katie Nolan. In this video, Katie shows us how to take this childhood craft from jejune junk to nifty necklace in a matter of minutes.

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Sun Fun: Get Your DIY On with Embellished Sunglasses

After spotting sugary sweet embellished sunglasses in the latest issue of Lula and other magazines, we decided to pull out the glue gun and try our hand at making our own custom-decorated specs.

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Celebrate Midsummer’s Eve with a DIY Flower Crown!

With the official first day of summer in only a week, we thought we’d celebrate the season with flower crown fit for a fairytale! (Or an outdoor wedding, summer festival, or any day you please.)

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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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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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One Sewing Pattern, Three DIY Dresses

With pages and pages of beautiful dresses for you to admire, there’s got to be more than a few items that are “so you.” But, sometimes you want more than the perfect dress. You want the dress that’s made for …

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