Posts Tagged ‘diy’

November 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Flash Tattoo Nail Art

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Reason #522 why we love Flash Tattoos: easy nail art.
In addition to being swim-able, semi-permanent jewelry and great gifts (see our DIY Flash Tattoo Glasses tutorial), these metallic marvels moonlight as flashy nail decals. As if we really needed another reason to stock up. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

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November 7th, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Tree Stump Bar Stools

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Reuse, recycle and get some rad bar stools out of it. Selvage a fallen tree and you’ll score a couple of free stools that would put your hours of searching on Craigslist to shame. A dead coconut tree was used for these, but you can use whatever is available in your neighborhood. Keep an eye out for tree trimmers or freshly cut down trees – before they make it to the wood chipper. Toss in a few friends to help carry, some sand paper and varnish, and presto change-o, bar stools. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

October 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

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The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
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Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)