September 9, 2018

What Is Needlepoint? Learn the Basics to Begin the Craft

A post shared by Annemieke (@___annemieke___) on Aug 21, 2018 at 2:38am PDT Sometimes referred to as canvas work, needlepoint is a type of embroidery that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Traditionally done by stitching wool yarn through a stiff even weave canvas, the craft these days uses different types of thread—from silk and cotton yarns to ribbons and metallic cords—to create different textures.

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August 22, 2018

Designer Invents Auto-Hammer That Makes DIY Projects a Whole Lot Easier

If you’ve ever struggled with a DIY project, chances are you blamed your frustrations on the tools you were using. A standard hammer and nail might seem simple, but the dangers of hammering your thumb might just scare you away from home-improvement projects altogether. However, Ohio-based product designer Michael David Young has come up with a solution—an easy-to-use hammer with an integrated nail dispenser.

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August 8, 2018

7 Trendy Upcycling Ideas That Breathe Creative Life Into Everyday Items

We’re conditioned to think that when something is past its prime, it’s time to replace it with something new. But contrary to marketing and advertisements, there are often upcycle possibilities for items that you were going to toss. By adding a little DIY to them, you can breathe new life—and purpose—into them. Best of all, it’s likely to save you money in the process. There are some items that are ripe for upcycling.

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June 13, 2018

How to Keep a Brilliant Bullet Journal to Creatively Track Your Life

In the age of digital, it can feel really satisfying to write something down. If you’re someone that enjoys jotting words and doodles in a notebook, there’s a type of journaling that will certainly appeal to you. Known as a Bullet Journal, it’s a flexible style of record keeping, goal setting, to-do list making that you can customize however you like. What is a Bullet Journal?

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