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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.

Vintage DIY: Upcycle Watches into Photo Bracelets

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From Maize Hutton comes this brilliant idea… turn non-working vintage watches into photo bracelets. Now, I wouldn’t consider doing this with a highly collectible watch that just needs some repair. But for costume watches and ones with a lot of wear, what would be sweeter than, say, showing off a photo of grandmother in the

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Weekend DIY: Framing That Beautiful Gift Wrap

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Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to take care of that crafty business from that wrapping paper or card you so adore. I typically save the nicest Christmas cards to either remake cards or to make gift tags. I also send off plenty to the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program (kids

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Wall Decal Clocks Make for Easy, Unique Design

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Looking for a neat way to display the time on the wall? Check out these wall decal clocks, inspired by vintage and retro modern design. The designs are easy-to-apply vinyl decals, and the slim clock element runs off a single AA battery. They’re removable and reusable, which means you can move your clock to another

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Weekend DIY: Scribbled Glassware

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From My So Called Crafty Life comes another “so simple, it’s brilliant” retro DIY that’s quick, easy and inexpensive. Ashlee shares the details for this project, inspired by some Hazel Atlas pink spaghetti glasses she’d found at a thrift store. Using little more than rubbing alcohol and paint, you can transform dollar store or thrift

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