How to make the ultimate customizable standing desk

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!


Use a CD sleeve to package cookies

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.


Don't judge a cake stand by its color

>Homie, AmalaaFish was gifted a cake stand, and what she did with it has me re-considering how I deal with gifted items that aren't really my style… at first glance. Look at what she did with a can of spray paint.


DIY chess board necklace organizer

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.


Make a wall clock out of your favorite photos

I'm always looking for photo ideas for displaying my photographs and this wall clock is a quick and easy way to display your work. It's also a great way to show off your wedding, baby, birthday or Christmas photos without forcing your friends and family to watch 37 slide shows on your laptop.