December 6, 2017

People Are Wrapping Gifts with Fabric for the Holidays Instead of Paper

Are you looking to be eco-friendly this holiday season? One easy change to make is how you present your gifts. Wrapping paper, while beautiful, often ends in a crumpled mass that has to be recycled after just one use. If you want to avoid the mess but still have your presents wrapped and under the tree, try using this bundled approach. Known as furoshiki, it's a Japanese wrapping cloth used to cover gifts or other goods.

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October 23, 2017

Extensive Resource of Free Historical Costume Patterns Online

We've already introduced you to thousands of vintage sewing patterns you can purchase online, but what if you're interested in trying your hand at historical dresses? Cosplayer Artemisia Moltabocca has done us all a service by pulling together a fantastic set of free resources for sewing your own costume, from an Italian Renaissance ball gown to petticoats from the 1950s.

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October 15, 2017

How to Make Your Own Stencils + Thousands of Free Ready-to-Use Downloads

Stencils are as common place in art as drawing or painting. We're often acquainted with them when we're young. For kids, stencils offer an easy way to be creative without having to draw—just place the pattern over a surface and dab with paint. Stencil tools shouldn’t be underestimated, though. For adults, they still have a lot of creative potential—you just have to know how to use them.

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October 6, 2017

“Galaxy Makeup” Trend Has People Painting Constellation Freckles on Their Face

The universe is a source of endless wonder, and its beautiful, swirling colors have inspired the likes of food, jewelry, and more. Now, you can add galaxy makeup to the latest in this otherworldly trend. Talented beauty lovers are covering their skin with vibrant cosmic colors and dotting their faces and necks with tiny stars and constellations. These small accents have given the style the name galaxy freckles.

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