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June 6th, 2014 | By | 8 Comments

DIY: Flash Tattoo Glassware

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As if the idea of semi-permanent jewelry wasn’t amazing enough already, we found another use for the metallic faux tats: glassware. With Gatsby-styled bars in high demand at the moment, gold-rimmed pieces are becoming hard to come by at flea markets. Most DIY’s we’ve found use vinyl decals that require a specialty pricey printer, or use spray paint and tape – limiting designs to straight lines. So when Flash Tattoos popped up on SWELL, we scooped a few up and got to experimenting. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

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May 29th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

DIY: How To Fix A Broken Sandal

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If you’re a fan of the rubber flip flop, you know that blow-outs are inevitable at some point of said flip flop’s lifespan. And as experience tells us, major breaks rarely happen when you’re flopping around the house or on a nice soft-sand beach. Nope. They happen when it’s 100 degrees out and you have to traverse boulders before walking home on scorching asphalt…up hill, both ways. Which leaves us to think that anyone posting a quick fix for a broken flip flop with materials found at your house (but rarely in your purse/beach bag), may not be the rubber sandal-wearing DIYer they claim to be.
Read on for a few choices for the emergency DIY – for when you don’t have access to a shed full of materials… (more…)

May 23rd, 2014 | By | 7 Comments

DIY: Scarf Bottle Carrier

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With graduations, Father’s Day and Holiday weekend festivities on the horizon, it’s safe to say that celebrations are on the horizon…which means celebration gifts are in order. And for Summer shindigs, booze is rarely an unwelcome gift. Our advice for giving gifts, in ascending order: booze, 2 bottles of booze, 2 bottles of booze wrapped in a neat package that also happens to double as a scarf. And for the latter, an easy DIY Scarf Bottle Carrier…
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May 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Just the Tips | Surf Wax Removal How to remove old wax from your surfboard

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Summer is coming so here’s a couple ways to scrape off that skunky coat of winter gunk. (more…)