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21 DIY Trends That Dominated 2012

We learned a lot about Making Things with Our Hands this year.

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1. Before 2012, were you aware that you can make anything out of a Mason jar?

Create a soap dispenser of your very own.
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Create a soap dispenser of your very own.

Anything at all?

Directions here.
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Directions here.

LEGITIMATELY ALL OF THE THINGS??!!??

ooooOOOOOoooo
You know you want to make this.
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You know you want to make this.

You'll be the cutest camper there ever was.
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You'll be the cutest camper there ever was.

2. Also, you can cover anything that has corporeal form with chalkboard paint.

Yes, that is a motorcycle helmet, thine eyes do not deceive.
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Yes, that is a motorcycle helmet, thine eyes do not deceive.

3. Chalk isn't just for the playground anymore.

Chalk your hair!

4. And sprinkles aren't just for eating.

Make it, don't eat it.

5. Is something not cute enough? Put a pom-pom on it.

Because putting a bird on it is so 2011.
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Because putting a bird on it is so 2011.

It's a pom-pom cloud mobile.
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It's a pom-pom cloud mobile.

Sew them on your blankets.
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Sew them on your blankets.

6. Now we know there are PRACTICAL uses for nail polish.

Which is why we need to own as many pretty colors as possible.
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Which is why we need to own as many pretty colors as possible.

This family has some interesting ideas about naming.
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This family has some interesting ideas about naming.

Make a necklace.
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Make a necklace.

Clear nail polish over a mosquito bite will provide instant relief.
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Clear nail polish over a mosquito bite will provide instant relief.

7. Always keep a garland on hand as an instant party decoration.

You never know when you'll have to throw an emergency party.
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You never know when you'll have to throw an emergency party.

Learn how to make this yarn bow garland here.
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Learn how to make this yarn bow garland here.

8. Bunting makes an easier cake decoration than messy icing dispensers.

9. "Decoupage" can actually look cool.

This ain't your mom's decoupage!
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This ain't your mom's decoupage!

10. We discovered that Japan has invented really cool tape.

Get more washi tape projects here.
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Get more washi tape projects here.

Get the directions here.
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Get the directions here.

11. Paint chips are free, and therefore you should make art with them.

And lampshades.

Also calendars.

And wedding photo booth backdrops.

12. Glitter brings instant elation to one's life.

And therefore we should cover everything in it. Like this Starbucks cup.
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And therefore we should cover everything in it. Like this Starbucks cup.

Get more glittery craft projects here.
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Get more glittery craft projects here.

13. Cats are the new owls.

DIY cat pin.
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DIY cat pin.

14. A sock is a girl's best hair accessory.

15. Your T-shirt is boring. Turn it into something else.

Like a market bag. Check out the tutorial here.
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Like a market bag. Check out the tutorial here.

16. Ombre the bejeezus out of everything.

Here is how to make this adorable pumpkin.
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Here is how to make this adorable pumpkin.

Teach us, Martha.
Nail art is its own DIY animal.
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Nail art is its own DIY animal.

17. Dip-dyeing is like ombre, but oh so different.

Find out how here.
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Find out how here.

18. Back to nail art!

There are some great tricks involving Scotch tape.
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There are some great tricks involving Scotch tape.

Hand-draw on white nails with a Sharpie.
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Hand-draw on white nails with a Sharpie.

Accent nails are the best nails.

19. Make stuff from your Instagrams.

Or those of your friends or loved ones or, if you're totally creepy, strangers. Find out how here.
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Or those of your friends or loved ones or, if you're totally creepy, strangers. Find out how here.

Make Instacards.
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20. Printables made our printers relevant again.

Get this gift tag printable here.
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Get this gift tag printable here.

Print out a template for this vase.
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Print out a template for this vase.

21. OK, hold up: Everyone seemed really pumped about this glowing Mason jar DIY this year, but has anyone ever actually done it?

WE ARE DYING TO KNOW. Be the first.
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WE ARE DYING TO KNOW.

Be the first.