Pom-Pom Makers

At this very moment, we're adding pom-poms to everything. They're perfect for topping gifts, embellishing tea towels, and fancifying bed linens. We draw the line at jazzing up a bikini, though. That's a little too kitschy-sexy-Mexican-restaurant-hostess for us. Pom-Pom Makers ($6).... [More]

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Soft Tones Blending Chalks

As much as these Soft Tones Blending Chalks ($17) look like an eye palette, resist the urge to do a smoky eye on your peepers. They're meant for coloring those cool pen-and-ink cards you've been crafting. We already have waaaaay too many art supplies, but... [More]

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36 Pencil Bowl

Why toss your pretty colored pencils in a craft box or desk drawer? The 36 Pencil Bowl ($59) from Shapeways helps you create a gorgeous tabletop piece out of your pencils. We like that we'll be able to see exactly what shade we're reaching for... [More]

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Sublime Stitching Owl Scissors

Planning on getting artsy? Who would dare darn and stitch without a pair of Sublime Stitching Owl Scissors ($20)? We think you'd be wise to keep these teeny shears on hand in the crafting room, or, as we like to call it, on the kitchen... [More]

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Candied Flower Sampler Box

Your spring garden party is not a kids' party. Don't top your delicious desserts with sprinkles! This Candied Flower Sampler Box ($22) is an adult way to polish your pastries. Choose sugared rose petals, whole violets, mint leaves, or mimosas to gorgeously garnish your treats.... [More]

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Calafant Treehouse

Our older brothers had the clever idea of promising to build us a tree house every Christmas. Of course that never happened. Those cheap bastards. We would even have been content with a Calafant Treehouse ($16) to play with. This cool toy doubles as a... [More]

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Paper Town #1

Why is it so quiet, you wonder? Because your little one (or big husband) is busy creating a biodegradable village. Paper Town #1 ($9) is a funky little city that comes pre-cut and ready to fold. Since it's made from durable cardboard, this town might... [More]

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Crowing Rooster Crewel Kit

Cock-a-doodle-doo with this Crowing Rooster Crewel Kit ($20)! Designed to teach you a number of stitches, this kit is a great way to master the basics of crewelwork. We think the end result would make a cute kitchen towel or wall hanging.... [More]

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Life is Not Merely to Be Alive...Write Now Journal

What better time to start penning your thoughts than in the summer? Forget heartache as a muse - the sweet, warm breeze and bright sunshine are inspiring. Grab a Life is Not Merely to Be Alive...Write Now Journal ($7) and have at it! We'll let... [More]

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Me & You Engraved Pencils

Still searching for the perfect favor for your wedding? We adore the idea of gifting guests these Me & You Engraved Pencils ($100 for 144 pencils) by KNOT & BOW. Each pencil has a favorite familiar pairing stamped along the side. Our favorite is Milk... [More]

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Three Stars Colored Champagne Chalk

Sure, you can buy a bin of colored chalk for a few bucks at Walmart, but it won't hold a candle to this dust-free Three Stars Colored Champagne Chalk ($11). This is mined from calcium carbonate deposits in Champagne, France, and features rich dark colors... [More]

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Pen Style Needle Felting Tool

Remember when you used to bring a book or small project to keep you busy while you sat around in the airport? Those days don't have to be over. This Pen Style Needle Felting Tool ($13) slips into a pocket and can be easily carried... [More]

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Paper Stamp Kit

We love the idea of making our own wrapping paper and cards. This Paper Stamp Kit ($31) comes with a wide array of stamps as well as instructions and ideas for turning plain paper into works of art. Now we can always have the exact... [More]

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Tweed Miho Sasaki Cloth

This Tweed Miho Sasaki Cloth ($20) totally beats those hand-stitched tissue box covers! When you're ready for some change, the cloth can also function as a book wrap, a headband, a hankie, or eco-friendly reusable gift wrap. Handy.... [More]

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Berry Baskets

Package party favors or gifts in these cute wooden Berry Baskets ($30 for 50)! We think they would look cute holding sorbet-filled fruit peels or vibrant fruit-flavored French macarons. That's the kind of berry basket we want to pick up at the farmers' market!... [More]

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Oh Boy! Finger Puppet Pattern

Did anyone else host puppet shows as a kid? We use to sell tickets to our (saintly) neighbors for a quarter and put on the most elaborate (off-the-cuff) plays. We think no childhood is complete without some kind of crazy production. This Oh Boy! Finger... [More]

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Scratch & Sniff Stickers

Did anyone else have books and books of stickers as a child? We almost squeed out loud when we saw these Scratch & Sniff Stickers ($3). Yes, they still exist. And yes, they're as awesome as ever. Enjoy your walk down memory lane!... [More]

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dire warning #11: "Don't Bark if you Can't Bite" Print

People who only talk a big game piss us off. We never profess to be anything we're not, so it's especially annoying when we come across a topper who proclaims to be the best at everything. Thanks, Penelope. You think you can walk the walk?... [More]

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Scout's Honor Co. Custom Home Stamp

Feeling generous? Don't give the same ol' bottle of wine at your friend's housewarming, instead, give her the Scout's Honor Co. Custom Home Stamp ($100). Artist Annemarie Buckley will take a high res photo of a home and turn it into a gorgeously illustrated stamp,... [More]

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Blackwing 602 Writing Pencil

Apparently, these Blackwing 602 Writing Pencils ($20 for 12) have quite the cult following. After they disappeared off the market for a while and pencil lovers went mad with grief, Charles Berolzheimer II, a sixth-generation pencil manufacturer, decided to reintroduce them. Aficionados love that even... [More]

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