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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.

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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Weekend DIY: Upcycling Cookie Sheets into Memo Boards

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I love simple projects that make a great impact, especially in the kitchen or laundry room. If you have an old, shallow baking pan, you can easily make it a functional part of your home decor. From painting to lining with fabric, these metal pans can be quickly transformed into magnetic memo boards. I found

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Weekend DIY: Colorful Play Dough

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Remember making homemade glue and play dough as a kid? Me too. But none of those projects were as colorful as this one I found at Art Nest. Imagine, you can create any color you want—even flamingo pink and turquoise! Susannah Kate shares the easy directions (though if you’re getting kids involved you might want to

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Weekend DIY: Yarn Pom Poms

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When I was a kid, we adorned our tennis shoes with hand-made goodies, and yarn pom poms were totally in. A knitter, my mother always had remnants of skeins of yarn, and all you needed was a piece of cardboard and a pair of scissors. Yes, I know they make pom-pom makers – little plastic

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