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32 Awesome No-Knit DIY Yarn Projects

32 Awesome No-Knit DIY Yarn Projects

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1. 1. Hairclip View this image › Wrap yarn around your fingers, hot glue a button for embellishment, and attach to a clip for a wintery hair accessory. Find all the details here. 2. 2. Wrapped Scarf View this image › Wrap a skein of yarn around the back of chair and secure with three pieces of leather for a scarf that’s stylish and warm. Check out the full tutorial here.
How To Throw An Epic Beach Party

How To Throw An Epic Beach Party

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View this image › View this image › Just don’t drink and drive! And remember to bring lots of water because alcohol + sun can turn a fun beach trip into a day of dehydration and hangovers. Soak pineapple in coconut rum. View this image › Yup. From Lo
What It’s Like To Shop At LUSH

What It’s Like To Shop At LUSH

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1. The overwhelming scents lure you in. View this image › Flickr: xtracanada / Creative Commons You decide to follow your nose, not your heart. 2. Uh oh. One of the salespeople has spotted you. View this image › The salespeople smell fresh blood. 3. Before you can even answer “What are you looking for?” you’re mesmerized by the beautiful
3 Totally Unique DIY Wreaths

3 Totally Unique DIY Wreaths

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View this image › If you want to put something on your door in honor of the holidays, a wreath is an obvious go-to. What’s less obvious — and way more of a conversation piece at your cocktail parties — are wreaths not made with traditional fall foliage. After all, your home isn’t a department store, so you don’t need to make it look like one. So, onward for the Craft Wars wreath challenge! First up, Sarah and Tiffany from Offbeat & Inspired make a minimalist white wreath with t-shirts.
24 Money-Saving Hacks For The Holidays

24 Money-Saving Hacks For The Holidays

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View this image › 1. Repurpose used potato chip bags as gift wrap. View this image › Flickr: moojieturtle It sounds weird, but they make attractive wrap once turned inside out, washed, and dried. They make great gift bags as well, if you want to put even less effort into wrapping.
3 Adorable DIY String Light Ideas To Light Up Your Summer

3 Adorable DIY String Light Ideas To Light Up Your Summer

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1. 1. Cotton Candy Lights View this image › This whimsical take on a childhood favorite was created by Kia from With Lovely. The materials: cotton batting, lantern string lights (white or pink), light pink spray paint, spray glue, decorative paper, scissors, and double-stick tape. View this image › Separate the cotton batting into strands until it’s wispy. I cut mine into 2-by-4 inch strips, separate
25 Things Nobody Tells You About Your First Apartment

25 Things Nobody Tells You About Your First Apartment

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1. You might have to compromise a little. View this image › buzzfeed.com Because apartment hunting, especially in a city like New York, is a tragicomic hellhole into which you must fling every penny you’ve ever earned. 2. If you’re working with a realtor, they could help make all your dreams come true… View this image › Disney / Via chelseakboyd.tumblr.com
Your Ultimate Camping Checklist

Your Ultimate Camping Checklist

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View this image › View this image › 3. All the Permits View this image › tumblr.com Camp safely and legally by making sure you have all of the right permits for everything you want to do — camping, fishing, hunt
38 Unexpectedly Brilliant Tips For Dog Owners

38 Unexpectedly Brilliant Tips For Dog Owners

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View this image › 1. If you have a hard time brushing your dog’s teeth, squeeze some enzymatic doggie toothpaste onto a Nylabone or rope toy and let your pooch go to town on it. View this image › reddit.com 2. Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.
11 Last-Minute Fourth Of July DIY Projects For The Whole Family

11 Last-Minute Fourth Of July DIY Projects For The Whole Family

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1. Rocket, With Paper and Scissors View this image › Via alphamom.com If you happen to have some cardboard or paper lying around, then you should get on this. And let’s be real — everyone has some random spare cardboard lying around somewhere. 2. Star Jars View this image › Via momtastic.com These bad boys are so cute, you could pretend you’re in every rom
23 Unconventional But Awesome Wedding Ideas

23 Unconventional But Awesome Wedding Ideas

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View this image › 1. A guest box instead of a guest book, where guests can record a message on video. View this image › buzzycraftery.com The technology is now. And besides, according to the experts, handwriting will be phased out within 20 years anyway. 2. A ring bearer who’s also a high-security agent.
17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living

17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living

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1. Turn a pallet upright for shelved planting. View this image › Via lifeonthebalcony.com If you’re lucky enough to have some balcony space, make the most of it by going vertical. Follow this easy DIY to use a wooden pallet as a raised bed. 2. Layer planters for maximum effect. View this image › Via krysanthe.hubpages.com If you only have a small corner of space, then sta
23 Music Festival Hacks That Will Make Your Experience Way More Fun

23 Music Festival Hacks That Will Make Your Experience Way More Fun

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1. Money belt. View this image › Bring a money belt, or as I see it, the “inside fanny pack” or “fanny pack diaper.” Here a guy wears it on the outside to show you how loaded he is, but in reality, this would be tucked into the front of his pants. This is a common (also paranoid) tourist practice in Europe to avoid pickpockets. Seductive… View this image › travelfeeder.com and lig
23 Ways Your Wedding Could Be Ruined

23 Ways Your Wedding Could Be Ruined

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1. It rains on your wedding day. View this image › Flickr: 54552943@N08 If you’re planning an outdoor wedding you need to have a contingency plan in case of inclement weather. You also need to be truly okay with the contingency plan, because it doesn’t only rain on wedding days in Alanis Morissette songs. 2. Your officiant turns out to be nuts. View this image › NBC / Via youtube.com Idea
31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day

31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day

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View this image › 1. Wake up refreshed. View this image › youtube.com / Via thematthewandkallieshow.blogspot.com Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason it’s wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time. 2. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs.
18 Miniature Craft Projects That Will Melt Your Heart

18 Miniature Craft Projects That Will Melt Your Heart

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1. Mini Marquee Sign View this image › ohhappyday.com Makes me want to open a toddler sized movie theater. Instructions here. 2. Miniature Mounted Menagerie View this image › harpershappenings.com “So there I was, hunting for animals on aisle 12 of Toys R Us…” Instructions here. 3. Tiny Glitter Magnets
29 Gorgeous Castles From Around The World

29 Gorgeous Castles From Around The World

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1. Castle Howard, Yorkshire View this image › Flickr: belowred One of the grandest private residences in Britain, this beautiful estate has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. 2. Castle Hohenschwangau, Germany View this image › Flickr: prof_richard Schloss Hohenschwangau is a 19th-century palace in Germany, which receives more than 300,000 visitors per year.
15 All-Time Hottest Hotties Of HGTV

15 All-Time Hottest Hotties Of HGTV

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15. Scott McGillivray View this image › spousebuzz.com Not only will he help you monetize your house on Income Property (YOU CAN TOTALLY RENT OUT THAT WEIRD DUSTY CORNER OF YOUR LIVING ROOM AND MAKE MAD BANK), his hair does ~that~. Loses points for Canadianness. 14. Chip Wade View this image › mensfitness.com Those pecs (and that head) are as smooth as a well-sanded crown m
7 Times Knitting Was Mocked In Popular Culture

7 Times Knitting Was Mocked In Popular Culture

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1. In this PBS ad campaign. View this image › boston.com Because LOOOOOL: WHO in their RIGHT MIND would deign to watch a show about PEOPLE ACTUALLY MAKING SOMETHING WITH THEIR HANDS AND CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY IN A MARGINALLY MEANINGFUL WAY INSTEAD OF TEARING OFF ALL THEIR CLOTHES AND YELLING AT EACH OTHER (NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER) LIKE LITERALLY ALL OTHER TV??? I would watch the heck out of this show. I would invent a machine that allowed me to travel to alternate realities where this show existed, instead of being a mere prop trotted out for cheap laughs by a traditionally well-mea
20 Evident Signs You’re A Black Friday Shopper

20 Evident Signs You’re A Black Friday Shopper

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View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed 1. You are so relieved that it’s Black Friday season right now. View this image › Alex Belomlinsky/Alex Belomlinsky / Getty Images And you have this list of store hours memorized already. 2. You’re in a Black Friday Besties group, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of you a
13 Amazing Alternative NYC Wedding Venues

13 Amazing Alternative NYC Wedding Venues

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1. Brooklyn Academy of Music - Brooklyn bam.org   Weddings at BAM are hosted in the Lepercq Space on the second floor of The Peter Jay Sharp Building. The venue only holds weddings in July, so having your nuptials there is a true treat. 2. The 1896 - Brooklyn
22 Results Of Your Obsession With “House Hunters”

22 Results Of Your Obsession With “House Hunters”

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1. It’s become impossible to enter a new house for the first time without silently judging all of the design choices. View this image › HGTV / Via youtube.com “Oh, it’s…yellow.” 2. You’ve designated yourself the official expert whenever real estate stuff comes up in conversation. View this image › HGTV / Via awfulpeopleonhousehunters.tumblr.com
25 Of The Best Baby Shower Themes Ever

25 Of The Best Baby Shower Themes Ever

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1. “Vintage! So Adorable” View this image › Found Vintage Rentals / Via foundrentals.com Be careful when using the word vintage, though. It might attract a flock of hipsters. 2. A Velveteen Rabbit-Inspired Shower View this image › Hostess With the Mostest / Via blog.hwtm.com If this one doesn’t hit you right in the childhood, you have some catching up to d
21 Pottery Barn Inspired DIYs

21 Pottery Barn Inspired DIYs

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View this image › 1. Create a light fixture out of jars. View this image › woonblog.typepad.com Similar to this chandelier. Get the tutorial here(original instructions in Dutch). 2. Create a tiered display stand from a few simple objects.
14 DIY Boots That Were Made For Walking

14 DIY Boots That Were Made For Walking

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1. Cut Out Boots View this image › You can still show some skin in the winter with these cut out boots by Aimee from Clones and Clowns. Materials: a pair of ankle boots that you are willing to cut (fear not, it will all go well!), two pieces of leather 1m x 3cm, two 3.5 cm buckles (Aimee got hers off an old pair of sandals), a sharp knife, sharp scissors, a piece of chalk, a needle and thread, and a leather puncher (if you have one- if not, there’s an alternative). 1. Draw the sections you wish to cut out on your boots with the chalk. In this project, The boots shown use a rounded shape on each s
47 Unexpected Things To Do With Cookie Cutters

47 Unexpected Things To Do With Cookie Cutters

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1. Use them with bake-able clay to make gift tags. View this image › de.dawanda.com Be sure to poke a hole in the top for the string, and use stamps to display any message you wish. 2. You can carve pumpkins with them. View this image › freshhomeideas.com Tap into the pumpkin with a mallet. 3. Make the most adorabl
12 Legitimately Awesome Non-Traditional Wedding Themes

12 Legitimately Awesome Non-Traditional Wedding Themes

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1. View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed For when you can’t decide on which color is your favorite. Groomsmen | SocksTable Setting | Ribbon Chairs | Rainbow Cake | Heart CakeTulle Dress | Bow Chairs | Bouquet | Colorful Tights 2. View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed A sports-themed wedding doesn’t have to be garish. These examples show how elegant a baseball wedding
9 Books All Mothers Of Teen Age Girls Should Read

9 Books All Mothers Of Teen Age Girls Should Read

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1. I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict, by Roni Cohen-Sandler and Michelle Silver View this image › Via Penguin Books If most of the conversations you have with your teen result in an upward eye roll, a sarcastic laugh or a slammed door, then this book is for you. Some of the important takeaways include how to focus on the right and wrong ways to respond to verbal attacks and the importance of choosing battles wisely. 2. You’re Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversa
21 Pinterest Projects The World Will Never Need

21 Pinterest Projects The World Will Never Need

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1. “Display your earrings on an old cheese grater.” View this image › beautyriot.com If you can afford to spray-paint a cheese grater in a vibrant shade of turquoise and own enough earrings to hang on it, I assure you that you can afford something else, ANYTHING ELSE, for organizing. 2. “Use your old computer tower as a mailbox.” View this image › twistedsifter.com
19 Pregnancy Lifesavers That Will Help You Survive Your First Trimester

19 Pregnancy Lifesavers That Will Help You Survive Your First Trimester

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View this image › 1. Coconut, coconut, coconut. View this image › scratchmommy.com / Via amazon.com Coconuts have a zillion beneficial properties, and some of those are really handy when you’re pregnant. Coconut water has tons of potassium, prevents dehydration, and is loaded with electrolytes. All things you’ll need while pregnant. And coconut oil can help with stretch marks a

21 Lazy Ways To Clean Your Man Cave

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1. Invest in an all-purpose cleaner. View this image › Via staples.com Pick a cleaner that you can use to clean literally every surface of your apartment. Ammonia-free cleaners will do the trick without leaving any pungent and/or girly scents behind. 2. Let robots do the cleaning for you. thefrogman.me
32 Totally Ingenious Ideas For An Outdoor Wedding

32 Totally Ingenious Ideas For An Outdoor Wedding

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View this image › 1. Provide pillows if you’re using uncomfortable outdoor seats. View this image › blrphoto.com / Via stylemepretty.com Many outdoor seats are wrought iron or wood, which can get uncomfortable if you’re sitting on them for long periods of time. The pillows also add an extra decorative touch. 2. Warn your guests ahead of
How To Throw A (Relatively) Classy Bachelorette Party

How To Throw A (Relatively) Classy Bachelorette Party

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1. Instead of some lame bar, go to a BYOB art class. View this image › etsy.com Studios, like New York City’s Paint Along, are starting to pop up across the country and offer group rates for private parties. 2. Up the ante with a *figure-drawing* class. View this image › It’s halfway between going to a strip club and a museum, amirite?
22 DIY Ways To Reuse Empty Booze Bottles

22 DIY Ways To Reuse Empty Booze Bottles

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View this image › s3-ak.buzzfed.com Before trying most of these projects, you’ll want to remove the label from your bottle (unless you want an eternal reminder that you’ve been drinking rosé from the $5.99 bin). Creative Jewish Mom has some great tips on how to go about doing that. Also, it should go without saying that you don’t actually have to use alcohol bottles. 1. Decorate a bottle with washi tape to make a pretty, easy vase: