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How-Tuesday: Best of 2012

Jan 8, 2013

by Julie Schneider

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What will you make in the new year? For this week’s post, I present you with a round-up of twelve of the best How-Tuesdays that graced our pages in 2012. As you reflect on the past year and dream up projects for the new one, take inspiration from these tutorials to bring you into 2013 swinging!

Renew & Refresh

May these six tutorials rejuvenate your soul and goals.

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Back-to-School Embroidery — a crash course in basic embroidery stitches.
2. Custom Tea Blends — a guide to making gift-worthy teas.
3. Design and Sew Your Own Leggings — the go-to resource for making leggings with a perfect fit.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Solid Perfume — the ins-and-outs of making a custom scent.
2. Petal Card — a special occasion card showered in tissue paper petals.
3. Adopt Me Dog Vests — a no-sew craftivism project designed to help furry friends find homes.

 

Repurpose & Reinvent

An eye for creative reuse is at the heart of these six projects.

Row 1 (left to right):
1. DIY Bike Light — an LED bike light housed in a spice jar.
2. Cardboard Chandelier — a humble box is transformed into a dramatic silhouette chandelier.
3. Natural Bean Jewelry — a pantry staple becomes an eye-catching accessory.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Embroidered Cork Jewelry — wine corks re-imagined as textural jewelry.
2. Crafting With Cat Hair — a project that only a cat lover could appreciate.
3. Rewired Bracelets — old printer cable become materials for colorful bracelets.

If you make any of these projects, share a photo with us in the Etsy Labs Flickr group.

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