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Posted March 18th, 2010 12:50

If you've ever wondered how tattoo artist Kat Von D cut's up her band t-shirts to look so cool, now you can make your own with this crafty video!

Posted March 17th, 2010 13:43

Having a St. Patrick's day party tonight? Bake some Guinness cupcakes with bright green frosting!

Check out the recipe from Shelterrific.

Posted March 17th, 2010 12:47

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Make your own loose leaf tea bags, construct a mad hatter headband, sew a helicopter from scrap fabric or a reversible underbust corset, cut out a string of paper sakura flowers, make a leather chain necklace or a daisy chain headband, mold some matryoshka doll charms and a fruit loops necklace, decorate a spring deer wreath, crochet a little blue bird and an easy headband, turn candy in to hair clips, sew t-shirt coasters and a cloud of butterflies cushion, cook green tea heart cupcakes and a yogurt shake, turn trousers in to a high wasted pencil skirt or bandanas in to a mini skirt, bind a remember when book, construct a woven duck tape bag, sew a zipper bracelet and an onigri sushi pillow, make a pom pom sheep, sew some custom pin heads and make a duck tape hair bow.

Posted March 17th, 2010 11:45

Don't let leftover cans of Guinness go to waste, cook up some traditional Irish Stew this St. Patricks day!

Check out the recipe from Millie Fiori Favoriti.

Posted March 12th, 2010 17:59

Offering affordable ideas for a relaxed home, Cheap Chic by Emily Chalmers will show you how to transform your home in simple and cost effective ways.

Filled with hundreds of photographs of fabulous interiors, you'll be inspired to give your own house a new lease of life with the affordable suggestions in this book. Learn how to cleverly use colour to transform a dull space, pick textiles to add some cosy comfort, select the correct lighting to change the mood of a room and accessorise to make it your own. No matter how big or small your space, there are plenty of ideas you can interpret in to your own place.

Perfect for anyone wanting to revamp their home on a budget, give your space some cheap chic that wont break the bank.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Ryland Peters & Small now. Photography by Debi Treloar.

Posted March 12th, 2010 10:48

It's not quite a bag, it's not quite a basket and now you can make your own bagsket!

Check out the how-to from Foofahagle.

Posted March 11th, 2010 13:58

Ever feel guilty when throwing away packaging, paper and others bits and pieces? Now you don't have to. Eco Books by Terry Taylor will teach you how to transform those unwanted items in to handy books.

Including 40 innovative book designs, you'll be raiding the recycling bins in hunt of materials so that you can start binding your own versions. Turn old cereal boxes in to big chunky books, upcycle junk mail in to journals, create a travel diary out of used luggage tags from your holidays, or bind unwanted electronics in to cassette tape and computer disk notebooks. You can also make books from old egg cartons, maps, board games and dozens of other easy to find items.

Save money and save the planet at the same time by binding your own eco books.

Check out a sample project from the book, Cereal Box Books.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from The GMC Group.

Posted March 11th, 2010 12:55

If you've ever wanted to learn how to make macaroons like the professionals, now you can with the help of Ladurée.

Check out their recipe on Time Out London.

Posted March 10th, 2010 13:25

New York's famous music club may have closed down but in this new title, CBGB and it's decades worth of graffiti lives on through the 64 pages of photographs.

Believed to be the birth place for the NY punk rock scene, CBGB played host to such iconic bands as the Ramones, Patti Smith and Blondie, to name a few. The venue became plastered with posters, flyers and graffiti over the years and this book explores every nook and cranny from the bar and stage to the dingy toilets.

A great photo book for punks and rockers alike, this book immortalises their beloved club and helps them to remember gigs gone by.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Mark Batty Publisher.

Posted March 10th, 2010 12:57

Here's a super simple technique for making four leaf clover prints with your thumb. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Check out the post on Zakka Life.

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