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Weekend DIY: Pilgrim Puppets

Nov 16, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

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

Oct 26, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

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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Weekend DIY: String Art!

Oct 19, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Who doesn’t remember making string art in art class? With retro crafts as decor making a huge comeback, it’s time to sit down and create those colorful, three-dimensional circles. And you don’t even need a kit. Chances are you have most of the supplies needed already (take a look in the garage and those junk

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Weekend DIY: Fun Felt Crafts

Oct 05, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This weekend’s project was designed for kids, but we say everyone appreciates simple crafts that require little more than cutting, gluing or simple sewing. The Better Homes and Gardens website has instructions for several simple projects, including this adorable retro owl artwork (which would look quite nicely as a card, too). Or, you can opt

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Weekend DIY: Turn a Cheap Nightstand into Retro Glory

Sep 21, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

There are thousands of online images of “retro-ized” furniture made from cheap, put-together or Ikea furniture. But we think Craft Habit’s Meagan shows a stellar example and easy instructions. If you’ve been putting off visiting estate sales and antique shops because you’re on a budget, here’s a great way to turn just about anything into

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Weekend DIY: No-Sew Curtains

Sep 07, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Curtains can add a great splash of color to any room. Retro modern patterns can help transform that blah living room into a timeless getaway. Unfortunately, quality curtains are pricey, and usually it’s hard to find the exact design we want. Enter: No-Sew curtains you can make on a Saturday afternoon. And Kirsten Nieman over

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Weekend DIY: Giant Wall Picture for Under $15

Aug 31, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

From Sugar Bee Crafts comes an awesome tutorial for creating and displaying a giant picture. This project is great for showing off those retro memories – photos of your childhood, your favorite place or family reunions. With so many outlets offering canvas prints and slicks of your favorite photographs, pricing is getting competitive. Still, we

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