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15 Ways To Craft Yourself Into Oblivion After The Dumpster Fire That Was 2016

2016 was a complete train wreck - unplug & make something.

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1. Cross stitch some sass

Instead of yelling this out randomly as you read the news, cross stitch it, pattern at StephXStitch.
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Instead of yelling this out randomly as you read the news, cross stitch it, pattern at StephXStitch.

2. Sew up some junk food

This pretzel pincushion is easy to sew, and you can get some aggression out stabbing the salt "pins" in, tutorial at While She Naps.
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This pretzel pincushion is easy to sew, and you can get some aggression out stabbing the salt "pins" in, tutorial at While She Naps.

3. Sequin (and guzzle) your wine

Drink some wine and sew some sequins, tutorial at Swoodson Says.
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Drink some wine and sew some sequins, tutorial at Swoodson Says.

4. Sew some shut-eye

If you want to completely shut out 2016, or maybe you're leaving the country and need some plane sleep, sew up a sleep mask, tutorial at Craftsy.
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If you want to completely shut out 2016, or maybe you're leaving the country and need some plane sleep, sew up a sleep mask, tutorial at Craftsy.

5. Quilt a #lovewinshearts block

Show your support for LGBT equality with this quilt block, tutorial at Sew Mama Sew.
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Show your support for LGBT equality with this quilt block, tutorial at Sew Mama Sew.

6. Crochet or knit your rebellion

Support the The Women's March on Washington D.C. and join in to make1.17 million pink pussyhats, tutorial and details here.
Pussy Hat Project / Via pussyhatproject.com

Support the The Women's March on Washington D.C. and join in to make1.17 million pink pussyhats, tutorial and details here.

7. Crochet a mini-Trump

Seemingly no one knows what the President Elect will do or what he will tweet next - crochet a tiny version and be in control, tutorial here.
Jens A Little Loopy / Via jensalittleloopy.com

Seemingly no one knows what the President Elect will do or what he will tweet next - crochet a tiny version and be in control, tutorial here.

8. Wear your DIY heart on your sleeve

Draw whatever message or manifesto you'd like and make a plastic pin, tutorial here.
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Draw whatever message or manifesto you'd like and make a plastic pin, tutorial here.

9. Stitch a positive mantra

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reminding us all to focus on making 2017 better with this cross stitch message, pattern here.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reminding us all to focus on making 2017 better with this cross stitch message, pattern here.

10. Slay in some DIY gladiator heels

DIY some fighting shoes, with these studded straps, tutorial here.
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DIY some fighting shoes, with these studded straps, tutorial here.

11. Represent yourself

No one will doubt where you stand after stenciling your thoughts on a shirt with this simple diy, tutorial here.
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No one will doubt where you stand after stenciling your thoughts on a shirt with this simple diy, tutorial here.

12. Smash it out

Smash out your frustration, with a donut pinata, tutorial here.
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Smash out your frustration, with a donut pinata, tutorial here.

13. Take a crafty break

Needle felting is the ultimate recovery craft, stabbing soft wool with sharp things. Make a cozy graphic pillow to relax against, tutorial here.
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Needle felting is the ultimate recovery craft, stabbing soft wool with sharp things. Make a cozy graphic pillow to relax against, tutorial here.

14. Hide under something comfy

A chunky knit blanket is perfect for curling up under and forgetting about things, pattern here.
Chunky knit blanket / Via etsy.com

A chunky knit blanket is perfect for curling up under and forgetting about things, pattern here.

15. DIY your very own dumpster fire

This ornament inspired the entire list - stitch up a 2016 dumpster fire for yourself or a friend, tutorial here.
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This ornament inspired the entire list - stitch up a 2016 dumpster fire for yourself or a friend, tutorial here.

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