DIY Star War Valentine’s Day Card Printables from Alecia Dawn Photography. First seen at Geek Crafts here. If you like what you see and it’s free, download it ASAP because you never know when blogs are just going to disappear (way too many recently). For some of the best DIY Valentine’s Day cards and ideas go here.


Did you know that you can have a pet jellyfish without setting up an aquarium? All you need is an air plant, a sea urchin shell, and some fishing line. Or you can simply pay a visit to Petit Beast and adopt a pet jellyfish right away. That’s where LA-based designer and art director Cathy Van Hoang sells the utterly enchanting Jellyfish Air Plants that she’s been making for a few years now.

From an interview at Dearest Nature:

"When I discovered air plants and how hardy they were, I simply fell in love. I became an overly-enthusiastic air plant collector (hoarder), and our place was quickly becoming too densely populated. My boyfriend suggested that I start selling some of the plants in order to keep my collection from taking over our home and our lives. A couple photo sessions later, my Petit Beast shop was born!

The idea of turning air plants into jellyfish was an accidental one. I had the right ingredients to make them from the start. Sales really started to pick up and I was running out of space, so I started to hang them from the ceiling and voila. All of the positive responses I’ve been getting from people makes me very happy. I’m really glad that people are able to relate to them.”

Air plants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. We think they’re awesome because they look like they come from alien planets and are also extremely easy to care for. Van Hoang has a great eye for pairing just the right plants with just the right sea urchin shells and sometimes even paints the shells to make the jellyfish even lovelier still.

Head over to the Petit Beast Etsy shop to check out even more of these delightful little planters. You can also follow Van Hoang right here on Tumblr at petitbeast.

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DIY Clump Free Baked Bath Salt Recipe and Printables from Something Turquoise. This is an easy to customize basic bath salt recipe with several variations:

  • Relaxing and Uplifting Bath Salt Recipe
  • Calming and Healing Bath Salt Recipe
  • Balancing and Energizing Bath Salt Recipe

For more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and summer 2014 go here.

Here are 18 DIY recipes from fall 2014. Part 1 is herePart 2 is here.



I’m working to turn these ink drawings (link one, link two) into a separate portfolio, but will also being making most of them (maybe all of them) into a book for MoCCA Fest! I’m really happy with how they’re all looking in color, and as a big series (I’m up to 22, and might do a few more)!

More info to come, but these are all that I’m gonna show for now. The zines will also be available online after the con!

Fancy Narwhal Plushie

When the narwhal isn’t baconing at midnight, he’s lounging around in absolute comfort. Now you can share that comfy feeling with these fancy narwhal plushies. Featuring a mustache and monocle, the fancy narwhal plushie exudes class and makes a great snuggle buddy.


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15 DIY Journals and Planners

Some of the most exciting DIY projects and crafts of mine have always been planners, journals and well anything paper based of course. They provide a exciting activity and they are super useful for taking notes, keeping track of schedules and well pretty much anything to better organize your day. Check out these 15 DIY Journals and Planners cause DIY projects should be fun and useful at the same time :).

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Captain Swan necklaces! They’re hand-painted wooden pendants, about 1.5 inches in diameter (the oval ones are a little bigger, but every one of those is a little different). The paint is metallic, so it shimmers a little, but that doesn’t really show up in photos unfortunately. The cord is tied with adjustable slipknots.

I’ve only sold these at conventions so far, but I’m working on setting up an Etsy store for them, it should be up soon. This is a preview, I guess, so if you have any requests for other symbols or colours that you’d like to see, let me know!

Backpack Couch

Decorate your dorm with your most essential college tool – the backpack couch is literally a couch made of backpacks. Featuring an endless amount of zippered storage compartments for your gaming and drug paraphernalia books and school supplies, it’s perfect for any dorm room.


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DIY Wire Wrapped Leather Peyote Bracelet Tutorial from Gloria Fort. I used Chrome to translate. 

If you’ve ever wanted to do a more complicated peyote project, I posted links to an excellent 3 part DIY series on the Peyote Stitch by the Craft Snob Blog.The 3 Tutorials include basic supplies needed, the basic peyote stitch and how to make the peyote cuff below.