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Craftgawker - StumbleUpon. Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART ! Save I love to wake up on a lovely Fall morning…before everyone else is awake.

Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART !

I sneak downstairs–make some coffee, grab a granola bar and the paper and hit the streets—looking for garage sales. Vintage book travel-tech organizer. As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones.

vintage book travel-tech organizer

I can’t get over how awesomely small our entertainment devices are becoming; it makes traveling with them so much easier. But one issue I keep running into is how to neatly organize everything, especially the power cords and connector cables that accompany my favorite devices. Rather than spend another plane trip rummaging through my catch-all carry-on bag searching for my headphones, bumping my head on the seat in front of me every time, I decided to make a small tech-accessory organizer using elastic ribbon and an old vintage book cover.

This project can be sized up or down and customized in many different ways — the best approach is to gather all the tiny tech things you travel with and see how much there is. After that, it’s just a bit of snipping, sewing and gluing, and you’re on your way to a clean, organized carry-on. Read the full how-to after the jump! Diy wednesdays: mini mosaic tray. During these chilly winter months, we always like to have a hot beverage close at hand. whether we’re eating at the dining room table, or responding to emails from the couch, or even reading in bed, having a little heat-proof tray we can bring from room to room is a big help. this project is also a great way to try your hand at creating a very basic mosaic. it’s a fun process that requires very few tools and materials to achieve a beautiful and functional result. click here for the full instructions or just click “read more” below.

diy wednesdays: mini mosaic tray

Gifts to Make for Your Man - StumbleUpon. Craftgawker - StumbleUpon.

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Diy best of: handmade gifts. Grace’s shopping-free gift guide really resonated with me, and I felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of actually following through on making all my gifts this year.

diy best of: handmade gifts

I think handmade gifts have the potential to be loved and cherished far longer than any store-bought present. This is not to say that everyone wants a bar of homemade soap more than something they could really use or some boutique item they’ve been coveting all year. But if you’re stumped for ideas, and you’re about to reach for a blank gift card in a panic, consider setting aside a little time one weekend this month and making something instead. There are some amazingly simple projects in this roundup that would make great gifts; hopefully, something will strike your fancy. Image above: When you’ve finished all of your DIY gifts, you can add the final touches with these quick, easy and pretty DIY giftwrap ideas from Amy Merrick.

Read the full post after the jump! For Serving & Entertaining Bags & Accessories Odds & Ends. Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

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We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one.

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DIY: framed jewelry displays & Mr. Kate. I’m sure you will all be surprised to hear that i have a lot of jewelry… i know, shocking!

DIY: framed jewelry displays & Mr. Kate

So when you have as much as i do, it’s hard to organize it! But these ideas that i scrounged from the web are great DIY jewelry organization options all using one of my favorite things: picture frames! – also, check out my own DIY Jewelry Tree here! Framed Lace Jewelry Display What You Need: empty framelace ribbonstrong glue (like e6000), and/or staple gunornament hooks – to hang necklaces, bracelets etc. – silver ones herehammer and nail Do It: cut lengths of your lace ribbon to stretch along the back of your frame – making sure they reach the flat wood on either sides of the back of the frame.glue or staple your lace pieces to the back of the frame – making sure they’re nice and taught so the weight of your jewelry doesn’t sag it too much.hang it on your wall using a hammer and nail and use the ornament hooks to hang your necklaces and bracelets!

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