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How to Make Your Own Valentine

How to Make Your Own Valentine

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No Valentine? No problem! Just make your own using an old wool sweater and some scraps from around your craft space. How romantic!

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How to Embellish a Basic Sweater with Two Stitches

How to Embellish a Basic Sweater with Two Stitches

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Boutique sweaters are great but so expensive. Here's a way to make a bargain-store sweater shine using two simple stitches.

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How to Embroider a Pillowcase Valentine

How to Embroider a Pillowcase Valentine

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Save some paper this Valentine's Day. Embroidering a love note on the hem of your Valentine's pillowcase is sure to bring more than just sweet dreams!

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How to Embellish a Cardigan with Fabric-covered Buttons

How to Embellish a Cardigan with Fabric-covered Buttons

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Pretty fabric, some covered-button kits, and a little ribbon are all it takes to transform a plain-Jane cardigan into something truly special.

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How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pages

How to Make Dangly Earrings with Magazine Pages

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A couple pages of a magazine, some glue, and a few jewelry findings are all you need to make these stunning, modern earrings!

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How to Make a Woven Scrap Journal

How to Make a Woven Scrap Journal

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Build a simple cardboard weaving loom, and raid your stash for yarn and fabric to weave up a journal cover. Fill it with pages from your recycling bin, and you have a useful blank book that costs nothing to make.

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How to Make a Sweater Coffee-Mug Cozy

How to Make a Sweater Coffee-Mug Cozy

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A great, simple gift for that coffee guy in your life!

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Embellish a T-shirt with Ribbon

Embellish a T-shirt with Ribbon

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Fold and crease an elegant, geometric detail.

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How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

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You won't need a pattern or any major sewing experience to cut two recycled T-shirts into panels and sew them into a super-simple and comfortable skirt!

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Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set

Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set

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Rework a forgotten piece of vintage costume jewelry into this striking earrings and necklace set, perfect for a gift or a summer wedding! This project is very flexible—just choose an old necklace you haven’t worn for a while and salvage the beads for an all-new configuration.

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How to Create a Retro Cocktail Apron

How to Create a Retro Cocktail Apron

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I can't think of anything cuter and easier to stitch up than a perky cocktail apron a la Lucille Ball. It makes a great accessory for entertaining (what a conversation starter!) or the perfect unique gift all for under $10 and less than half an hour of your sewing time.

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How to Turn Recycling into a Beautiful Vase

How to Turn Recycling into a Beautiful Vase

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Reuse yesterday's cast-offs by turning them into a striking and modern spring vase.

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How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans)

How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans)

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Show your feline adoration with a kitty hat, made from recycled sweater fabric, buttons, and other embellishing bits and pieces.

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The Times They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

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A plump issue of the Sunday New York Times, a gray and rainy day, and perhaps one too many cups of coffee turned out to be the perfect combination of ingredients for a fast and fashionable recycling project. Pour yourself a cup of joe, finish the crossword puzzle, and get busy weaving.

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How to Create an Easy Double-Weave Spring Vase

How to Create an Easy Double-Weave Spring Vase

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Embellish a handwoven basket with artisan yarns, insert a vase, and you have a beautiful way to display spring blooms!

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How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

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Expired credit cards, used gift cards, and outdated insurance cards aren't of much use to anyone! Unless you cut them up and make them into a colorful, sparkly mosaic. Here's a tutorial for covering a frame with your old cards.

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Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch

Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch

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Rework a broken piece of costume jewelry, or a handful of stash beads, into a sewn-on floral brooch design that brings new life to an old coat!

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How to Create a Pattern on Jeans

How to Create a Pattern on Jeans

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All-over reverse-printed motifs and color-printed patterns add boho appeal to a faded pair of boot-cut jeans.

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How to Make Necktie Valentines

How to Make Necktie Valentines

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If you have some neckties around, they're the perfect raw material for a cute Valentine heart that's not too frilly and has lots of crafty uses.

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Restyle Sweater Sleeves into Leg Warmers

Restyle Sweater Sleeves into Leg Warmers

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Fashion a pair of warm and toasty leg warmers in record time by disconnecting sleeves from a sweater in the back of your closet or from the racks of your local thrift.

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