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Are you a do-it-yourselfer? We find the coolest and most unique retro and vintage projects to share with you. Whether you’re looking for a craft project for the kids, or want to turn vintage teacups into a functioning clock, you’ll find tons of instructions right here—and most of these projects can be completed within a weekend.

Cavallini Decorative Wrapping Paper DIY Craft Ideas

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San Francisco-based stationery company Cavallini is known for its high-quality Italian wrapping paper. We carry over 70 different designs in a wide range of nostalgic themes, such as vintage maps, botanical charts, world travel, Christmas and more. These heavy-duty papers are so durable, you can create beautiful, vintage style wall hangings.     But gifts

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Get Organized in January—Home Organization Tips

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Happy January! Traditionally, in January we celebrate “Get Organized Month,” created by the National Association of Professional Organizers in 2005. That means no more procrastination – it’s time to get organized! According to the latest research, people spend up to an hour a day looking for things that they have misplaced. That’s 15 days a

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How To Create a Quick and Easy Hanging Chart

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  Vintage hanging charts are not only really charming, the genuine article is becoming increasingly rare—and especially hard to find in decent shape. Naturally, this means they’re becoming more and more expensive. If you love the look of vintage charts but aren’t up for the search—or the high price tag—consider creating your own stunning hanging

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Vintage Suitcases As Retro Travel Decor

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Repurposing vintage finds into new items is very popular right now, as is using old things in new and unexpected ways. And decorating with vintage luggage is currently one of these great trends. From antique suitcases with leather handles to vinyl versions from the ’50s and ’60s, all types of travel bags are being used

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Repurposing Old Embroidered Patches as Coasters

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A great idea for repurposing vintage embroidered patches is to use them as fun drink coasters. Embroidered patches are cheap and easy to find on eBay or at antique stores. Show off your love for vintage decor and reclaim old patches—with a wide variety of subjects, there’s something for everyone. From classic rock-and-roll, motorcycles, cars,

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Skate Crate: A Retro Skateboard Re-imagined

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We came across this old-meets-new business startup, Skate Crate, and just had to share this with you. According to long-time skateboarding enthusiast and Skate Crate founder, Dave Bergthold, this attention grabbing ride-on takes its inspiration from the DIY skateboards kids once constructed from just a wooden fruit crate and a pair of roller-skates. Dating back

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How to Apply Floor Decals

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Floor decals are a great way to add color to a room, convey a message or highlight an entryway. Retro Planet’s unique floor decals are durable and easy to clean. As you can see by this application instruction guide, they’re easy to install. Before Applying Your Floor Decal Best results will be on a smooth flat

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