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Dr Seuss Craft DIY

birds sculpture featured

Inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss and his fun whimsical taxidermied fake animals, I decided to create a bird-creature for the wall. Dr Seuss Craft : Taxidermy DIY Materials: Scrap paper Paste (made from flour …

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Epic Fort 2013

fort cardboard 2013 featured

Another year—and our third annual fort building event!  This was a MUCH bigger fort than ever before, and took us two full days to create.  It involved slides, wooden platforms, secret rooms (the crystal cave), …

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Succulent lantern planter DIY

I bring you….a succulent lantern planter DIY! This Christmas, Chris and I made an unusual gift out of an Ikea lantern and some free wood samples from Home Depot—thus combining three of our favorite things …

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Golden Snitch Ornament DIY – Harry Potter craft

A fun, quick, cheap and easy DIY for a Golden Snitch ornament (a Harry Potter holiday craft) to hang on your Christmas tree. It’s a great craft for Harry Potter loving kids and adults this holiday.

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Dr Horrible Costume & DIY Death Ray

For Halloween this year, Chris decided to be a mad scientist. I was surprised at how quickly he pulled it all together (on the day of the party!), but was even more surprised at the amazing death ray he seemed to fashion out of nothing.

Gift wrap out of an old magazine

Don’t have any wrapping paper around the house?  Never fear!  Just grab your most photo-tastic magazine, rip out the most colorful and fun pages, and glue them onto your gift box.   I used this …

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DIY seed box

I love gardening, but up until now have been keeping my seed packets stuffed into a ratty paper lunch bag.  I decided it just wouldn’t do! So I set about creating a wooden seed box …

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Building a pizza oven

The big excitement around The House has been the pizza oven that we’ve been building. And by we, I mean my boyfriend Chris and roommate Jan. I contributed by lazily hanging around with our dogs …

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Epic Fort 2012

So!  Many of you may remember the epic fort my roommates and I built in 2011 (if not, here’s the link to the post with videos) We have now decided to do this EVERY year, …

My 2012 Easter Trophy

Here’s a fun DIY that I sorta fell into. One year we decided to host an “Easter Egg Hunt for Adults” party—so that everyone could remember the fun of egg hunting (or, for some, experience …

Rubber stamps

A great way to improve your product packaging—or make your personal gifts look more awesome, is to make or buy little rubber stamps and stamp the packages up! I made a few different “handmade” ones …

Colorful garden rocks

You know, sometimes you just need to craft! Without much of a plan but with rocks and a ton of colorful paint, we recently sat down and had a wonderful crafting night. We’ve recently planted …

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DIY Masquerade Mask Tutorial

Every New Years for the past 4 years I’ve tried to do something slightly different than normal. This year, it involved going to a proper Masquerade Ball—in San Francisco, with the symphony orchestra. The invitation …

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Geocaching

If you haven’t heard of Geocaching, you HAVE to check it out here. Essentially it’s like an ongoing treasure hunt that exists all over the world.   Awesome people hide little treasure boxes all over …

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Epic Fort 2011

Remember back in March when I said it would be great to have enough boxes to build a fort?

Well….

Cheese, please!

One of my favorite things of all time to do is to discover how to make things from scratch.  It’s sometimes rather surprising how economical, and simple, it can be to make things the way …