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Weekend DIY: Yarn Pom Poms

Jun 14, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

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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10 Retro Easter Crafts

Mar 22, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

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!

Mar 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

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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Weekend DIY: Retro Fabric Swatch Portraits

Mar 01, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

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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Weekend DIY: Overnight Case Charging Station

Jan 11, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

If you’ve been hunting for that perfect match of vintage meets today’s tech, we just might have found it with this unique project. Via Design Sponge, SugarSCOUT’s Sara and Stacey share turning a train case into a fully-functional station for charging those gotta-have gadgets. While this isn’t a “quickie” project, we think the end result

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