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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: Retro Canister Set

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Looking to spruce up an old set of canisters? Want to turn those blah-ones you picked up on sale into a retro-wonder? This walk-through on flickr (username: ignutzz) tells you just how to do it. You’ll need tape, primer and paint, along with a well-ventilated area. Now you can show off those storage containers in

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10 Retro Easter Crafts

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Remember all those holiday crafts you made in grade school? Every holiday called for special projects – table favors, wreaths and other decor you’d take home to Mom. Easter called for eggs, chicks, bunnies and baskets in glorious pastels. I remember weaving construction paper strips to make my own little Easter basket, which we filled

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Weekend DIY: Another Fabulous Clock!

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to upcycle that thrift store clock, Shelly Leer at ModeHomeEc walks us through her restyling of a Goodwill timepiece. The result is a beautiful, modern style wall clock that leaves us drooling. While this project might just take you an entire weekend, it would definitely be time

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How To: Painting Retro DIY Metal Word Signs

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Retro Planet’s new line of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) typography signs are definitely unique. These original signs bear words like “kitchen,” “bath,” “cupcakes,” and “laundry”, and are great for do-it-yourselfers and creative people. You can paint a sign to match existing decor or just go wild with patterns and custom techniques. Crafty person that I am, I took

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Weekend DIY: Retro Fabric Swatch Portraits

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Looking for a creative way to put grandma’s old fabric on display? This simple yet brilliant idea posted at The Purl Bee is also inexpensive. Crafters used newly produced fabric, but well-stored pieces from decades past will add nostalgia. Other materials include wood embroidery hoops and fabric glue. You could also paint the hoops and

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