Archive for February, 2015

Shine Bright with DIY Gold Projects

Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by .

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Hopefully, you’re not expecting to find a pot of gold at the end of any rainbows, but you can still appreciate the beauty of one of our most precious metals. This blog post is all about DIY projects you can do with gold in some of its many forms.

Jewelry

Gold leaf may seem like an intimidating medium to work with, but the end results can be amazing. Make your own gold leaf pendent with instructions provided by Sophie Monet. If you’re short on cash, but still appreciate a little bling, here are instructions on how to make a gold cuff bracelet with lace. Don’t forget earrings! Here are DIY gold earrings that look both graceful and unique.


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Break Room Musts for the Office

Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by .

If you have an office, you might have spent hours picking out paint for the walls, thumbed through countless magazines in search of the perfect chair, and then devoted even more time to picking out the finest accessories that would help make the best statement about you. All this is certainly important, but how much effort went into the break room?

Perhaps the most underrated and neglected part of any office is the employee break room. If you think of this area as just a place to top off a cup of coffee and grab a doughnut, you and your co-workers are really missing out. Break rooms can be a mecca for creativity, chivalry, and even productivity if you set them up right.

Consider Color

Given that colors can impact mood in big ways, the color of the break room is majorly important. For example, red can increase your heart rate and breathing, and is typically used as an accent color. Green is a good way to bring in the outdoors and induce relaxation. Blue symbolizes loyalty, so it is no surprise people tend to be more productive in blue rooms. This site has more information on different colors and how they may impact your break room.


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Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by .

When you hear the words “Valentine’s Day,” does your heart sink? It might just be because over the years, you’ve had your fill of balloons, chocolate, cards, and flowers. This Valentine’s Day, it might be fun to try something different! We’ve compiled a selection of DIY ideas that are sure to make someone’s heart go pitter patter!

Write a Love Letter

Compose a personal message for that special someone, or at least put together some of the necessary implements. Here are instructions for making paper from home. If this seems too complicated, you can always buy some nice stationary and make this unique pencil holder! All you need are a handful of coasters, glue, and a drill.


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3D Printing Hobbies

Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by .

In addition to a variety of other bizarre and unique holidays, did you know that January is also National Hobby Month? There’s no better excuse for you and your loved ones to explore new and exciting activities. Luckily, there’s a world of options right at your fingertips. Welcome to the wonderful and innovative world of 3D printing.

If You’re Lego or Collectible Crazy

If you have a Lego lover at home, the mini milling machine is perfect for creating all those coveted mini figures. Likewise, this little printer can make a variety of smaller objects such as beads, party favors, and the like. Check out a video of a milling machine in action here. The sky is the limit with what you can create!


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