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The work of Maurice Mbikayi first caught my eye due to him creating a couple of skulls out of keyboard keys. Skulls, I once told a friend (only half jokingly), are my power animals. Add in some of the elements of my trade (keyboard keys) and I’m going to sit... Read more »

Garden_Pallet-Completed-430×300 How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Read more »

My friend Tania Prosser is one of the most diligent upcycling crafters I know. She saves all the tiny pieces of ribbon to make barrettes, and reuses fabric scraps and buttons with great success in the form of headbands and ponytail holders. I love it when accessories bring a smile... Read more »

In anticipation of Father's Day (this weekend!) we're offering this review of Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun. We think the book is, well, fun, and we think you'll agree. And as an added bonus, we're giving MAKE readers a free, downloadable PDF of one of the book's projects, the... Read more »

I don’t really have much to say about this quilt, except that it’s STUNNING and I want it! Some info from the creator, Katrin Rodegast, an artist in Berlin, Germany: It is coated with a pattern of 270 illustrations observing the social reality. With my quilt I connect traditional quilt... Read more »

Here’s a fun, 1-minute how-to video by printmaker and Etsy merchant Beside The Willow Tree. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about the process in such a short time, and you’ll be soothingly entertained at the same time (or at least I was). The lovely final product... Read more »

We editors and authors here on CRAFT have been oohing and awing over these cute Little Leftover Note Cards. Kristin Roach over at Craft Leftovers has done an amazing job with her step-by-step how-to; she makes these elegant cards look easy-peasy to make. I’m now thinking of all the odds... Read more »