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Crafty: Make blank walls pop with low-cost prints

Engineering prints require a small amount of effort and very little money. -- photo by Frankie Schneckloth Supplies Large format image Foamcore or balsa wood strips Exacto knife or scissors...

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Crafty: I scream, you scream

Photos by Frankie Schneckloth A sweet friend recently shipped me some Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream all the way from Ohio as a belated birthday gift and end of summer treat....

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Crafty: Spice up your invites with homemade envelopes

Photos by Frankie Schneckloth The summer party prep series concludes with instructions for making your very own lined envelopes. Even if you never plan to host a dinner party, you’ve...

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On the table: Laid-back libations

Sticking with the theme of last month's column, party preparation, let's bring our attention to the main event: dinner and drinks. As a relatively social person, I've hosted groups of...

It's time to make some floral crowns, yo!
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Crafty: Crown your guest of honor with a ring of blooms

Frankie tackles wearable floral arrangement in this edition of crafty. -- photos by Frankie Schneckloth Supplies floral wire (22 gauge) heavy wire floral tape assorted flowers and greenery (I used...

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On the table: For your informaggio

I’m going to take a guess here: You probably haven’t ever made your own cheese before. It’s ok, you’re not alone. Up until a few weeks ago, I had never...

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Crafty: Eins, zwei, drei, apfelwein time!

On a trip to Germany a few springs ago, I fell in love with apfelwein—a traditional German apple cider. My travelling companions and I spent two weeks drinking delicious bottles...

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Crafty: Homemade Doughnuts are the perfect cold-weather breakfast treat

Sunday is the best day to tackle a crazy recipe, right? I love a good doughnut and I have wanted to attempt a batch at home for some time. When...

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Crafty: Make a bold impression with potato prints

I’m willing to put money down—you’ve probably done this project before. In elementary school. But don’t be fooled! Just because it's super easy and simple enough for a child doesn't...

Decadence jewelry
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What a Load of Craft: Reigning DIY royalty to display their handmade holiday wares this Saturday

Chances are if you’ve lived in or been around Iowa City for a while, you’ve heard rumor of What a Load of Craft (WALOC)--our local, cutting-edge...

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Crafty: Green-thumb guidance for overwintering and propagating houseplants

Over the last few years I’ve collected quite a few houseplants, even though I am by no means a master gardener. I have the strange ability to bring...

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Crafty: It’s never too late to be hip for a third grader

Photos by Frankie Schneckloth Before we get started here this month, let’s get something straight: I am by no means an expert on a wide variety of topics. I had...

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Crafty: DIY Notebooks for the new school year

Photos by Frankie Schneckloth When it came time to shop for school supplies, I never chose the super splashy Lisa Frank folders and notebooks. Ever the organizer, I always went...

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Crafty: Pickling 101

Every year, I dream up elaborate plans for my summer vegetable garden. And each year, at about this time, I start to lose steam. The constant weeding and watering are...