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Category Archive: Craft and handmade

Birdy of the Week: House Birds

Yellow Modern Wood Bird ‘Yellow Warbler’ by Studioliscious. This week’s birdy pick comes all the way from Canada, where Etsy sellers Studioliscious create ‘house birds’ inspired by the designs of mid-century illustrator Charley Harper. Each bird is cut from high-grade Baltic Birch plywood, and the design is then applied using an image transfer method. This […]

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Make: Jewellery Organiser

How to make a jewelry organizer, via Tuts+. Photography by Mette Jackobsen. I love this DIY minimal-yet-luxe jewellery organiser by Danish craft blogger Mette Jakobsen for Tuts+. She uses a white concrete mix and a variety of found vases and vessels to create a a custom mould. How to make a jewelry organizer, via Tuts+. […]

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Make: Vibrant Wood Block Drink Stirrers

Make vibrant wood block drink stirrers tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Brittni Melhoff. This easy project is for all of my northern-hemisphere readers (hello!) who are enjoying sunshine and warm days right now. (Written from the depths of my duvet on this frosty Sunday morning in Sydney.) Crafter and blogger Brittni Melhoff of Paper & […]

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Make: Dyed Concrete Gemstone Pendants

As far as long-burning trends go, faceted gems and geometry are white hot. We’ve seen all manner of faceted shapes appear in fashion, design and decor in recent collections, and brutalist concrete is quite often the material of choice. In this genius DIY tutorial over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+, UK crafter Francesca Stone of […]

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Make: Hama Bead Cuff Bracelet

Hama bead bracelet tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Lisa Tilse. You might already be familiar with kids’ Hama beads (also known as Perler beads), but have you ever seen them look so stylish? You can buy Hama beads by the jar at IKEA, as well as at craft and toy stores. Australian designer/maker extraordinaire Lisa […]

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Make: Origami notebooks from tissue boxes

Origami notebooks from tissue boxes tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Lisa Tilse. If you’re in Australia, you may have noticed that Sorbent has given tissue boxes a long-overdue makeover. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for tissue box design to move beyond the realm of generic stock photos of tulips, puppies and pandas, […]

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