HOW TO: Make a Catastic Kitty-Eared Snood Out of an Old Sweatshirt

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My managing editor and friend Jasmin Chua‘s birthday was last month and with the frenzy of fashion week and other assorted fall events, I wasn’t able to give her a proper gift. Jasmin and I are both cat-o-phile’s so I really wanted to make something feline-related and then it dawned on me – cat-ears! I’d been working on sewing this snood for myself and realized that with a bit of alteration, I could pop some kitty ears on it and make it into a fun accessory as well as something that Jasmin could wear while accompanying her uber-cute daughter Zadie trick or treating. Read on for the instructions to make your own cat-ear snood (read this post first to make the actual snood part).

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HOW TO: Make a Sad Old Pillow Case Into a Summery Tank Top

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Pillowcases, like earrings, shoes, and even some people, just don’t seem to function as well when they aren’t in a pair. So what do you do when you’re left with just one pillowcase after losing one to the laundry monster? Well, there’s no reason why you can’t just keep using it, but if you’re one of those people who is nitpicky about things matching, you can also turn your lone pillowcase into a cute summery top. Read on for the instructions.

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Message in a Bottle Valentine’s Day Necklace Charm Kit

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Send your Valentine exactly the right “message” with this beautiful glass bottle charm. This kit has everything you need to create a personalized charm – all you have to supply is the words written inside your rolled up scroll. Make sure you order yours by February 10th, 2012 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.

What’s included in the kit:

– glass bottle charm (if you’d rather buy just the bottle, click here)
– jump ring
– piece of paper to write your message on
– red thread to tie your message


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Looking for our popular Terrarium Garden Charm? Click here.

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Conductive Thread for Turning Your Gloves Touchscreen Compatible

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Isn’t it annoying that you have to take off your gloves in the winter just to text? Well, there’s a super simple fix – just turn your gloves into touchphone compatible texting gloves with conductive thread!

Here are the easy DIY instructions and you can buy the special conductive thread below. Talk about a practical fix to a problem that many of us have and it’s a lot cheaper than going out and purchasing touchscreen gloves which average around $40.

21″ of conductive thread for one pair of texting gloves – $3.50

You can also buy a large spool of this thread for $33 at Sparkfun.

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HOW TO: Make a Sad Old Pillow Case Into a Summery Tank Top

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Pillowcases, like earrings, shoes, and even some people, just don’t seem to function as well when they aren’t in a pair. So what do you do when you’re left with just one pillowcase after losing one to the laundry monster? Well, there’s no reason why you can’t just keep using it, but if you’re one of those people who is nitpicky about things matching, you can also turn your lone pillowcase into a cute summery top. Read on for the instructions.

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HOW TO: Make a Cozy Fall Snood Out of an Old Sweatshirt

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When my boyfriend’s mom gave me an adorable teddy bear sweatshirt as a hand-me-down last year (thanks 어머니!), I brainstormed all different kinds of ways to wear it. But alas, the seasons came and went and I never could quite put together a perfect outfit with it. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to make it into something I’d been coveting for the breezier weather – a snood. For those of you who aren’t familiar with snoods, they basically look like cowls or infinity scarves and are cozy scarf alternatives. The following DIY shows you how to turn virtually any old hoodie into a snood that can we worn through the fall and winter. Enjoy!

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