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5 Craft Shows You Can’t Miss

The average DIYer is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest find. With thousands of fairs and markets across the United States, you don’t have to go far to uncover some pretty amazing stuff. Here is our picklist for craft shows you definitely want to add to your DIY Destinations: Spoon River Drive (Central Illinois)For central Illinoisans, it isn’t autumn until the opening of the Spoon River Drive festival. This annual, two-weekend event in October spans over 140 driven [...]

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Behind the Curtain at DIYvinci

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at DIYvinci. Here’s a peak into upcoming products, services, and fun stuff you don’t want to miss. Kit Development Love dreamcatchers? So do we. That’s why we’re celebrating the free-spirited symbol and the native culture from which it comes in our newest kit. The kit will include an embroidery hoop, jute cord, feathers, crocheted doily, and beads and will retail for $35. Additionally, to make the kit creation process even smoother and more convenient [...]

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4 Reasons Art Could Save Your Life

This world isn’t always a happy place to be in. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releasing a report that details a haunting rise in suicides and the high profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain circulating throughout the media, the struggles of mental illness have become front and center. While one of the most effective routes of treatment include consulting a medical professional, studies have shown that art and crafting can boost mood and productivity. Those suffering from depression [...]

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Children’s Birthday Party Theme Ideas

  When it comes to children’s birthdays, you either love or hate the party planning of it all. If you’re stuck for ideas for your kid’s next birthday, check out our three favorite ideas – perfect for both boys and girls. Woodland Fairy Fantasy   http://www.blogencontrandoideias.com/?/   For little girls and boys who love anything make-believe, a woodland fairy party is a no-brainer. Make toadstools out of paper-mâché, forest creatures out of cardboard and use these DIY Vinci wooden tree slices for decoration. 9 – 11 [...]

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Top 10 Facebook Crafting Groups

Facebook isn’t just for keeping up with your friends and loved ones; you can also find communities of like-minded people. If you love crafting, there are plenty of Facebook groups that revolve around your hobby. Here is our top 10.DIYVinci Crafting CollectiveMembers: 57 Join the DIYVinci Crafting Collective. A new place to share projects you’re working on as well as a great source of advice and inspiration. Plus updates on DIYVinci. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1516661035073808  Craft, Craft and More CraftMembers: 118k A chatty community for people [...]

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We R Memory Keepers Photolights Frame Giveaway

Enter the Giveaway Here: www.diyvinci.com/giveaways   NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. FACEBOOK IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GIVEAWAY.EligibilityThe We R Memory Keepers Photolights Frame Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. [...]

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2018 Wedding Décor Trends

It’s a new year and if you’re planning on tying the knot in 2018, there are a range of new trends that couples are including in their big day. Industrial http://www.boho-weddings.com/2017/04/08/boho-pins-industrial-and-warehouse-weddings/   Venues are going minimalist and the industrial look is set to be a big movement that includes exposed brick, Edison bulbs, and rustic color palettes. Geometric metallic http://www.wantthatwedding.co.uk/2016/06/24/industrial-crystal-chic-styled-bridal-shoot-cool-copper-romantic-rose-quartz/   A trend that was everywhere last year, the geometric metallic trend isn’t going anywhere. Perfect for centerpieces combined with green foliage (another trend not leaving anytime [...]

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4 Ways to Stylize your Storage

Storage is essential, but it’s so easy for it to look boring and not fit in with your home décor. Here are 4 different types of storage that you can use to stylize your home. Pallets Source: https://www.homedit.com/shoe-storage-ideas/   One of the most versatile types of storage there is. These can be painted to match the room it’s in and they come in many different shapes in sizes. Mount them on the wall to keep cleaning products in your laundry room, organize children’s [...]

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Reduce the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression with Crafting

As much as we hate to admit it, depression and anxiety are growing problems in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 21 people globally suffers from major depression and 1 in 13 people from anxiety. The USA is in the top three of most depressed countries in the world. Depression doesn’t discriminate – it can affect people no matter their age, gender or race. So where does crafting come into this? Isn’t crafting just a fun [...]

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