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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.

Christmas DIY: Contruction Paper Garland

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Remember making garland out of construction paper? For decades kids made these in school and at home. The project requires nothing more than colored paper and a stapler (or tape). While crafting has gotten much more ornate, we love this back-to-basics, old-school method of decorating the tree, alcove or hallway. This Christmas take the kids

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Weekend DIY: Pilgrim Puppets

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Reminisce about the days when you took milk cartons, paper towel rolls and, yes, even toilet paper rolls to school for a fun craft project. These Thanksgiving pilgrims are made from the simplest materials – cardboard tubes, construction paper, glue and crayons. What we love about this craft is that it’s great for the kids,

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Weekend DIY: Domino Magnets

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This weekend’s project is both simple and brilliant. Best of all, it can be completed right at the kitchen table. Created as a “counting” project to help kids learn to count from 1 to 12, we think the finished pieces will look great holding up family pictures or to-do notes, too! We love the idea

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