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Handpicked: 5 DIY kits to feel like a Martha Stewart maestro in no time

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If you’re not of the same skill standing as a Martha Stewart-level DIY maven but still have the desire to create beautiful and impressive works of art on your own, these DIY kits make it easy, and you’ll soon be fancying yourself among those who get asked “You made that?!” on the regular. (Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us.) 1. Year of Holidays Carve a Stamp Kit Put a stamp on it! This kit includes templates, making it dead simple to carve your own stamps and create wow-worthy greeting cards, stationary, invitations, or anything you want to put your mark—er,...

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BRIKA DIY: Marbled crayon hearts

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With Valentine’s Day and Easter a little over a month apart, we’re surprised Cadbury hasn’t already jumped on the bandwagon and deemed February and March world chocolate months. If you already feel like you and your kids are drowning in the sweet stuff from gifting and receiving Hershey’s kisses and candy galore, try this simple and easy DIY. You can send them to grandma in the mail as a homemade memento, bring them to school as a fun giveaway, or even keep them stacked in a bowl around the house as a colorful home décor addition. What you need: Crayons,...

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Shareable valentines for your iPhone and inbox

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We kicked off February with our #BRIKAmonthlymantra “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance,” a valuable philosophy by Oscar Wilde that applies to all months of the year. In addition to loving yourself, and no matter what your views on Valentine’s Day are, it never hurts to give a little love to those close to you, which is why we’ve created these shareable Valentines. We’ve specially designed them to be used as wallpaper for your iPhone, or simply to drop into the inbox or social media page of your favorite people as a visual reminder of how...

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BRIKA DIY: Heart-shaped elbow patches

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We love this simple DIY that adds a touch of playfulness to clothing, making it perfect for reworking an old sweater or refreshing a shirt that your little one has grown tired of. Requiring very basic supplies that you likely already have around the house, the end product will be well worth your effort and finished just in time for Valentine’s Day! Tutorial and photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy. What you need: Sweater, jacket, or cardigan Medium weight fabric for patches Cardstock Scissors Marker Thread or embroidery floss Fabric adhesive(optional) Directions: Cut a square of paper and lay it over...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: February 7, 2016

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Art These experimental and eye-catching pieces of embroidered art prove that embroidery is not just for your grandmother’s cushions. Design Your interior decorator might become a little more obsolete with this new design app that will let you “try on” new décor using pictures of your living spaces. Creativity From reworking old books into poetic works of art to turning a doodle-drawing habit into a business, these everyday artists with otherwise less artistic day jobs prove that weaving creativity into their lives can be profitable in every sense of the word. Tap into your creative ingenuity with these tricks from...

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