Are you with me in the loathing of the tangle of cords that makes up the contemporary charging station? Let's doodle together and see some sweet-ass DIY options for how you can make a charging station that doesn't look like a pit of cord snakes tangled into blood-thirsty coils, waiting to strike when you reach for your smartphone.
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How-tos, photos and topics of DIY discussion.
This tutorial takes you from two yards of a quirky cotton fabric to a fitted sheet for a crib-size bed. Crib sheets in quirky fabrics make awesome gifts for kids and new mamas. Also great for large dog beds, too! But at the end of the post are measurements that you can use to makes fitted sheets for larger, adult-size beds. Same process — and all DIY win.
Are you at a desk for six hours or more a day? Have you been concerned by the research pointing to serious health effects of sitting all day, recently confirmed again? I work at the computer much of the day, have back trouble, and don't get enough exercise as it is. So, inspired by reading Offbeat Home's post on an easy DIY standing desk, I took to the info highway and assessed my existing materials to design a standing desk!
Giant cookies make great gifts, whether they're treats for a classroom full of fellow students, a nod to the full belly of delicious foods already eaten, or just a fancy dressed gift of favorite home-cooking. To package them for individual gifting, try a CD sleeve and sticker wrap.
If you're a perfume junkie but tired of wearing the same scents as everyone else with access to Bloomingdales, maybe it's time you learned to make your own bottle of perfume. The good news: it's really easy to do and if you already know what your favorite ingredients are, you're set.
I've been following all of the clever ways that people organize their jewelry. For a long time, I've wanted to figure out a new and unique way to organize my necklaces. At a yard sale the other day, it finally came to me. I saw an old wooden travel chess set, with carved chess pieces, and thought, well that could be turned into something amazing.