Posts in the Category: Crafts

How to Make Faux Mercury Glass

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I love the word “faux.” It makes “fake” sound fancy, since it’s French. We should turn all pejorative words French so they sound better. N’est-ce pas? Anyway, I wanted to make some…

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Wire Hanger Christmas Tree

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For all those people who want a Christmas tree but don’t have room to put one, here’s a flat tree that hangs on the wall. And it’s made from up-cycled…

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How to Make Paint Swirl Ornaments

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Let’s have a paint swirl ornament party! It’s really fun filling these clear ornaments with paint and swirling them around to get beautiful marbleized patterns. For the step-by-step instructions, see my…

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Birch Branch Reindeer

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As someone who was never good at shop class in junior high, I am always proud of myself when I can tackle a project that requires a handsaw and drill….

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Hipster Birch Branch Menorah

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Okay, it’s not the Menorasaurus Rex, but this easy DIY menorah made from a birch branch is pretty hipster. For the complete tutorial, see my article in the Jewish Journal.

PVC Pipe Wreath

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I have a ton of spare PVC pipes from past projects hanging around in my studio, so I made this cool wreath out of different width pipes. All the connected…

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Candy Corn Wreath

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Candy corn seems to have had a resurgence in popularity, not because people like eating it necessarily, but it’s so fun to craft with. It’s kind of like Peeps. No…

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Pantone (Panbone) Paint Chip Dog Bed

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I was recently asked to participate in eHow‘s Project Throwdown Challenge, in which they invited six designers to make one home decor project using our imaginations and four specific materials:…

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How to Make a Money Tree

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Yes, money does grow on trees. I recently did a tutorial for eHow.com on how to make a money tree. It’s really easy to make one, and they’re great for graduation,…

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