Framed Silhouette

Wow, it's not his birthday or anything, but for some reason we keep finding stuff for our guy's place. Hard to believe we want to replace the velvet "Dogs Playing Poker" that hangs in his living room. We're hoping he likes this modern Framed Silhouette... [More]

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Buddha Board

We desperately need some Zen in our ever-on-the-go lives, and the Buddha Board ($28) delivers our brains from this nonstop action. The special surface of this board allows you to draw with water and brush and then it evaporates. Like a Zen Etch-a-Sketch that only... [More]

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Make Your Own Corsage

In many ways, we don't fit the profile to Make Your Own Corsage ($10). We're not a child, and it's not prom season... But that doesn't mean we can't use these pretty supplies for our own beautiful creations. Try adding some studs to these blooms... [More]

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Recycled Film Reel Gift Bows

The perfect topper for DVD box sets gifts - or just gifts given to your resident film buff - these Recycled Film Reel Gift Bows ($10 for 3) are made from actual film strips from Hollywood movie trailers. Who knows? You might be putting cut... [More]

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Lomography Gold Camera

Why yes, we do want everything we own to be gold and sparkly! Lomography Gold Sparkle Fisheye Camera ($60)... [More]

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Spock Monkey Kit

It's never too early to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping list - especially for those hard to buy for friends. What better gift for the Trekkies in your life than the Spock Monkey Kit ($20)? Make it for them or provide them with... [More]

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The Gift of Wine

Look, it's fine with us if you wanna buy a cheap bottle of wine for a housewarming/ hostess gift - just stop leaving the $5 price tag on it, please. Instead, spice up that inexpensive vino with The Gift of Wine ($11). With twelve decorative... [More]

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Mr. Darcy Cross Stitch Pattern

We will have to tell you, Mr. Darcy: you have be-stitched us, body and soul, and we love, we love, we love you. Mr. Darcy Cross Stitch Pattern ($7).... [More]

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Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet

The handmade revolution has born a new generation of hip knitters, and Mags Kandis has something for everybody in her book, Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet ($16). Combining felting and embroidery with traditional knitting, Kandis teaches us how to make wearable accessories... [More]

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Shocking Pink Rosebud Grosgrain Ribbon

Yeah, yeah, when it comes to a gift it's the thought that counts. But the gift itself isn't entirely insignificant. And even the packaging can matter a little - so we're taking a break from starlet-priced couture to suggest a very small, very affordable item.... [More]

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Chef's Pencil Set

We're certainly not Top Chef material, but we have the basics down and can make a mean mac 'n' cheese. However, that's not to say we can't use some assistance every once in a while, which is where the oh-so-handy Chef's Pencil Set ($10) comes... [More]

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Between the Lines Coloring Book

We heart coloring books. Why? When we're watching TV in the evenings, scribbling away with crayons or coloring pencils keeps our fingers & brains occupied so we're not tempted to rummage through the refrigerator for snacks. But, coloring in pictures of Barbie or Dora the... [More]

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Jewelboxing System

Songwriters and mix tape makers (you old romantics), listen up and put the craft paper and scotch tape down. The clean white slate of the Jewelboxing System ($58-$220) lets us make a high quality limited edition CD and DVD package set. Presentation is key in... [More]

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Paper and Craft

Time to be honest. Some of us out there have pretty much zero crafty ability - sewing, knitting, painting, letterpress, you name it, we're bad at it. However, paper is a medium that even those of us without the Martha gene can usually manage without... [More]

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Rose Checker Pin Cushion

This Rose Checker Pin Cushion ($10) might just be cute enough for us to want to take up sewing. If the motivation fails us, though, it can double as cute, deceptive decoration to manipulate unsuspecting friends and suitors into believing that we can sew.... [More]

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Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

The incredible popularity of Etsy and all things DIY seems strange, when you consider our society's obsession with all things disposable and temporary. It's not, though: handmade things have more intrinsic value and meaning. Sure, you can snag a scarf at Target for $8.95 and... [More]

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Photoart Wall Clock

The natural birch wood Photoart Wall Clock by Sativa Turner doesn't look like a DIY project because it makes such a pretty picture here, but it is. Don't get any panties in a twist yet. This is a paint by number kit - nothing too... [More]

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Cupcake Crayons

Who didn't chew on crayons when they were a kid? Certainly we all wondered if our Grape crayon actually tasted like fruity goodness. Other than the slight concern that young ones might continue their efforts to consume the waxy art product, we can't find a... [More]

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Coccoina Adhesive

For those of us who, erm, ate library paste as children (you know who you are, admit it!), and still love a little arts & crafts, the Coccoina Adhesive ($8) might just be your new best friend. Made from almonds, it has the taste -... [More]

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Online Craft Summer Camp

Summer camp was a precious time of friendship bracelets, walks along the lake at twilight, storytelling at the campfire, and innocent pre-adolescent romance. Well, RedVelvetArt's Online Craft Summer Camp ($60) has none of those things, but that doesn't make it any less amazing! A mere... [More]

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