February 23

DIY free clock upgrade

DIY free clock upgradeIt was a week full of projects in my home, and I thought I should share one with you all!   When I moved into my apartment over the summer, I purchased two cheap-o $4 wall clocks with the intention of upgrading once I had decorated my new space.  Well, I’ve lived here for more than half a year, and can NO LONGER stand the ugly clocks… what’s a girl on a budget to do?  Get creative!  Here’s what you need:  A Sharpie (I had a package of @ ! { &  stickers on hand that I purchased on clearance and was waiting to use, but you could easily draw the same characters), opaque paper, screwdriver, and a clock.

This project actually took me under 5 minutes from start to finish.  Simply unscrew the clock frame, pop off all 3 hands, cut the paper to fit, draw your characters, and reassemble! Happy crafting :)

DIY free clock upgrade

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March 28

HOWTO: Tetris Magnets

My inspiration for making these were the “Tetrius Puzzle Game Magnets” from ThinkGeek. I had a TG gift certificate I had to spend and came across them. I thought they would be cool to put on the fridge or on my metal cabinet at work. As luck would have it, they were out of stock at the time and I started thinking… it should be easy to make something like that at home for much less than $10 for a set. So, what follows is how to make your own.

Thinkgeek store-bought plastic Tetris magnets home-made geekcrafts Tetris magnets
[Thinkgeek store-bought plastic Tetris magnets] [home-made Geekcrafts Tetris magnets]

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