Five years later, she keeps more than 2 million viewers entertained with DIY projects and lifestyle tips. If that wasn’t enough to keep an ambitious 19-year-old busy, she also runs a second, more personal vlog with her new husband about their everyday lives as a YouTube power couple. Yahoo Makers caught up with Ovard to get the scoop on what it’s like to be a video star and DIY guru before getting a driver’s license. It’s just a craft!” If you could collaborate with one celebrity crush on a project, who would it be and what would you want to make?
Do you normally consume five or more fruits and vegetables a day? After taking the quiz, people are told whether they have a low, average, or high risk of developing serious diseases, as well as which areas of their bodies might be at risk. The quiz is a good idea because it can help give people a wake-up call, Nagi B. Kumar, PhD, RD, senior member in the Population Sciences Division and director of Cancer Chemoprevention at the Moffitt Cancer Center, tells Yahoo Health. Next to genetics, diet and lifestyle are “incredibly important” risk factors for cancer, Homayoon Sanati, MD, a medical oncologist and medical director of the MemorialCare Breast Center at California’s Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, tells Yahoo Health.
Perhaps you’ve toured a pioneer village, gone to a medieval fair, or watched a Civil War reenactment, marveling at how people survived and throve in those days of yore. The couple are, in their own words, “engaged in a long-term experiential study of culture and technologies of the late 19th century” — so much so that they’ve chosen to live in the Victorian era.
Here, of course, we’re talking about the plastic spoon. With a little imagination and some creative gluing, the ubiquitous plastic spoon is elevated to top shelf craft supply. In fact, an entire new genre of craft has emerged based on the skill set of melting plastic spoons and molding them into new shapes (see the Melted Spoon Flower Vase bellow!). Plastic Spoon Laurel Wreath via The Nester Make this simple laurel wreath with about 50 plastic spoons and hot glue. Pineapple Plastic Spoon Lamp via Now That’s Pretty With the base of a small desk lamp and a plastic bottle you can build this quirky pineapple lamp with the painted tops of plastic spoons.
We firmly believe, home is where the art is! Taking time to personalize the most precious place and letting your inner domestic DIY artist out is what it’s all about. Enter our friends at Tulip Home, whose new line of home décor inspired stencils and fabric paint allowed us to turn a plain pair of pillow covers into a confetti filled party for a couch! The possibilities for cool patterns and pops of color are endless with this clever little dot. Squeeze a dollop of each color fabric paint onto a plate.
We all have this friend. She emails you a reminder about the holiday craft fair in town next weekend. He swings by the farmer’s market after Saturday brunches with a silk screened canvas tote. She references all the unique finds she added to her Etsy cart in casual conversation.
It can be very intimidating to take the plunge to add bold and bright color to your home. The design blogs say “just add a pop of color—paint your dresser yellow or throw down a bright purple rug.” Well, it’s easier (and cheaper) said then done. It’s hard to commit to color, especially when we are told every five minutes that yellow is in and green is out.
You don’t necessarily need land, or even a window sill, to grow your own herbs . Stack up a few boxes our way and you’ll have plenty of green right in your ownkitchen no matter where you live. And, they’re so handy like this! Materials: * 4-6’ piece of 2x2” * 3 wood boxes of various sizes * Plastic pot liners for boxes * 1-2 yards of oil cloth * 4” Potting Herbs * Potting Soil * Picture hangers * 2 5” wood screws * File cabinet label frames and card to fit Tools: * Hot glue gun * Screw gun * Hammer Instructions: * Pre Drill a hole at top and bottom of your 2”x2” for mounting later * Cut the oil cloth to fit around your boxes, including the bottom * Hot glue the cloth to the boxes * Attach the picture hangers to the back of box * Glue the label frames on the front of box (write out cards with names as you plant) * Fill boxes with herbs * Attach picture hanger hooks to the 2”x2” at spaced intervals for the boxes to hang * Drill the 2”x2” into your wall with the 5” wood screws * Hang the herb boxes on the hooks Hint: Herbs like it moist but never over water.
If they aren’t curled up in the sun, being grumpy or sitting on your keyboard while you type, say, an article about DIY Cat Houses, our feline friends need a place to call their own.
Happy November, y’all! It’s that weird calm-before-the-storm weekend. You know what we’re talking about — next weekend you have friends in town, the weekend after that you have your last wedding of the season AND you need to see Mockingjay at midnight, then it’s, like, THANKSGIVING and then it’s practically Christmas and you haven’t even figured out what you’re wearing for New Year’s Eve yet so — WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?! Stop.
Feeling nostalgic? We all dream about what it would be like to live in a bygone time. Here's a little home decor time machine and some tips to help transport your bedroom to the era of your choice.
You’ll never underestimate the power of a fine point permanent marker again. The pen, typically reserved for labeling kids clothes and craft projects, has been co-opted by people with some serious doodle abilities to take Honda Civics and Mazda Miatas from blend-in-with-the-traffic status to Automotive Museum-level coolness. Take a look at the coolest cars that with hundreds of hours and plenty of pens are now worth much more than their market cost.