Make This: Virus Valentines

Wendy at Notes from a Quirky Kitchen has baked some amazing thing, including bacteria and virus cookies presented in Petri dishes. I thought they would make awesome valentines. 2015/01/img_5608.jpgYou can order Petri dishes on Amazon and BarCoding.com will generate a bar code that you can cut and paste onto your document.

Easy DIY: Cake Postcard

Can you imagine seeing one of these in your mailbox? Sandra at SheKnows has the step-by-step tutorial for making a cake postcard that you can actually send through the mail.

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Easy DIY: Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Laura at A Beautiful Mess used Sculpey and a little gold paint to make these amazing looking marbled ring dishes. I think I just found a use for all the leftover Sculpey I have.

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Easy DIY: Christmas Advent Jar

There’s just something about this Christmas Advent Jar that I love. Maybe because it looks like a jar of candy or maybe because I won’t have to find a place to hang an advent calendar anymore. Plus, it would make for a great centerpiece. Click through for details and to see what Chris at justagirlblog.com filled those little boxes with.

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Easy DIY: Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe

These would make fantastic treat or gift boxes. Origami Maniacs has the template and tutorial on how to make the Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe by Oschene.

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All About the Packaging: Nendo’s Giftote Bag

Japanese design firm, Nendo, came up with this simple but amazing take on gift wrapping. Sure, you could just pop your gift in a regular tote and call it a day, but this just takes it to another level.
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Unfortunately, it’s only available in Japan. So, I decided to try and make one myself. I added grommets to a basic pouch, stitched a ribbon to the bottom part and that was about it. Fold your gift inside the bag, wrap the ribbon around and tie. Just tuck the end of the ribbon under for a cleaner look.
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Easy DIY: Amigurumi Bob-omb

Now that I’ve figure out how to crochet Pokeballs, I decided to expand into other round things. I think these Bob-ombs will be perfect as part of a Halloween costume. You can find step-by-step instructions on WolfDreamer.

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