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I am the husband of a crafty person. I believe there should be a support group for that.
Our house is a tornado of crafts. I'm constantly finding needles and pins with bare feet. The floor is riddled with beads and string. The cabinets are full of fabric. Her Pinterest has no cohesive theme and both Netflix and Youtube have no idea what to recommend to us.
Don't get me wrong: my wife is a wonderful person. She is smart, eccentric, and immensely creative. She funnels most of that creativity into crafting, and that when our adventure begins.
My husband and I both love playing games, especially board games. We have a games bookcase that's full of our favorites, but the one we play the most is Go. One of the reasons why we love Go so much is because we made our own game set. We wanted to be able to toss the set in our pockets or my purse and go to coffee shops or the park to play. It was one of the easiest projects we've ever done, and also one of the most useful. Here's how we did it.
I am so happy with how my magical shroom lamp came out — it brings a little bit of craziness in my living room, and I desperately needed some right now! If you'd like a little bit of craziness in your home, here's how you can make your own magic mushroom decor.
Do you have some record album sleeves left over from your record-melting crafty-fun-times? Are some of those records you picked up at that garage sale looking awesome but not sounding so great? Here's how to upcycle those old album covers into a new life as 3D boxes that hold all kinds of things! Prezzies! Foods! Toys! What will you put in yours?
I'm not much of a baker, and during the holiday season I really miss the smells that were produced from my mother's kitchen. When I first saw these pomanders, I loved how pretty they looked — but then the amazing smell hit me and I knew I needed to make some to help fill my house with awesome aromas.