Posts tagged with diy

May 28 2015



DesignSponge recently featured a straight-up amazing tutorial on how to build your own neighborhood library stand out of salvaged materials. I am totally jealous of this, mostly because...

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Jan 27 2015

Cute and plausible


There's a great tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess about how to build your own quotation mark bookends. I cannot with organizing books by color—I don't care if it looks cool, what if different books in a series end up far apart?—but those bookends are awesome...

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May 25 2012

Useful, adorable, and free


The website How About Orange has been on a bibliophile-friendly kick recently, posting links and how-to tips on a variety of book-related topics...

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Feb 21 2012

A Sad Lack


Seriously, if I had any hand-eye coordination whatsoever, I would be all over this truly awesome (and free!) crochet pattern to make your own Hobbes doll. As it is... maybe Nathan will do it!

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Aug 17 2007

If only I could knit.

Thanks to the fine people at AustenBlog, I've just discovered Yarn Love, an online store that sells several colors of hand-dyed yarn inspired by literary heroines.You can buy Scarlet O'Hara yarn (...

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Mar 15 2007

DIY-ers never had it so good.

Stitchy McYarnpants*'s remarkable book The Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of Notorious Knits is currently on sale at for a mere $6.99. Pick up a copy for any crafty peo...

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Dec 12 2006

Wordcandy's Recommended Gift List, Part II

Behold: our latest and greatest gift suggestions, just in time for you to have to pay expedited shipping charges! (And last year's suggestions are still pretty awesome, if you're looking for even...

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Oct 15 2006

Have the coolest kitchen on your street.

Tile it pulp-fiction style!Tiles available through

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Jun 20 2006

Mail Call!

I don't know about you, but I love getting packages in the mail. There's something about finding out that there's a box in the mail for you... if you are like me and love "real mail" then you sho...

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May 17 2006

Books & Art Projects

For any of you who might be looking for a fun project to take on over the next week, might I suggest creating your very own Mexican Novella Love Shrine? I stumbled across this kit today, and since...

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Apr 4 2006

Wordcandy Loves DIY Projects!

We here are Wordcandy are huge proponents of the Do It Yourshelf (DIY) movement. It might have something to do with our love of design, or the fact we think good design should be available to ever...

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