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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: Sunburst Mirror

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Sunburst mirrors add a great splash of retro design to living rooms, entryways and bedrooms. The Brilliant Wall Mirror is a highly-rated piece of retro decor, but for those of you wanting something homemade, look no further than Janell Beals’ do-it-yourself project, using painted craft branches. Supplies and tools are quite simple – she used

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Weekend DIY: Teacup Upcycling

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Upcycling is a great way to introduce vintage wares into modern designs. Whether working with broken pieces, or simply displaying grandma’s collection differently, this method of recycling items is quite popular. At Manolo for the Home, you’ll find ways to repurpose old teacups. Our favorite is this teacup clock, but there’s some other great designs,

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Weekend DIY: Upcycling Vintage Food Cans

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If you have some old cans lying around – especially from the ’30s to ’60s, Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn has found some great ideas for turning them into something spectacular. From creating great lighting effects to retro-decorative storage, her blog features 50 crafts for repurposing old product packaging. Among our favorite

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Weekend DIY: Wool Felt Clock

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From Creative Breathing comes this adorable craft project using wool felt. It’s Elizabeth’s Cuckoo Clock and she explains how she made it in an afternoon. Elizabeth creates and uses patterns that are but simple pieces, then ties them altogether to create something quite detailed. So, if this adorable guy doesn’t tickle your fancy, she’s got

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Weekend DIY: Clothespin Bag

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Some used a coffee can with a wire handle hooked into drilled holes. Some used an old pillow case. Some wore an apron with pockets. And many used a bag specifically designed for storing clothespins. These vintage bags were often styled after a woman’s blouse and apron or a little girl’s dress, and featured a

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