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25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw).

Jewelry

Love Is In The Air: Create Your Own Heart-Shaped Bokeh. Lately, the combination of a busy school schedule and my addiction to Instagram has resulted in serious camera-neglect.

Love Is In The Air: Create Your Own Heart-Shaped Bokeh

I've found little time and reason to take the ol' DSLR out. So when I saw this simple lens filter DIY, I jumped at the opportunity to play around and have fun– and just in time for Valentine's Day! You don't need to be a serious photographer to create heart-shaped bokeh. ”Bokeh” is a photography term that essentially means blur. In photography– especially food photography– this blur creates an aesthetic quality by keeping the subject of your photo in crisp focus, while the background appears blurry. At night, lights that are out of focus create circles of color that give photos a magical and ethereal feel that I love. DIY Rope Bracelet.

Climbing rope? Bracelets? Count us in. Inspired by Miansai‘s colorful, stackable and adjustable rope bracelets, we were determined to add another do-it-yourself bracelet to our growing collection. DIY Net Bag. After crushing hard on this vintage net bag spotted by Phil Oh on the streets of NYC, we knew we had to attempt to DIY it.

DIY Net Bag

Sprucing up a reusable cotton bag from the grocery store with some hardware and carabiners? Sign us up! In just a few simple steps, we’ll show you how to make our rendition of the net bag – perfect for a stroll in the park. DIY Woven Lamp from Bookhou. Craft Tools: The Basics. Since I started doing DIYs and tutorials on the blog, I've noticed that there are a lot of beginner crafters out there.

Craft Tools: The Basics

(duh, don't know why I didn't think of that before). So this year, you will find weekly posts covering crafting topics like tools, supplies, and techniques. New to shop - Valentine's Day Items. "you and me blank greeting card" This card is simple and sweet.

New to shop - Valentine's Day Items

I found my inspiration for this card from Bookity on Etsy. DIY Silk Stacking Rings. Easter DIY Round-Up. DIY Wrap Bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

DIY Wrap Bracelet

The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet.