Gettin’ Crafty: Make a DIY Domino Set!

created at: 05/25/2011

I say it’s time to bring a little more fun and games into our DIY projects, anyone else? Fortunately, here’s one that won’t cause you to lose an eye.  (Get it?  It’s all fun and games until… No?  Bad pun?  Okay, moving on…)   

created at: 05/25/2011

The always-creative and ever-crafting Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst shared this clever idea for a DIY domino set, one I thought was too cute not to share on Curbly!  So, if you’re up for some crafting (and some fun and games), let’s see what we’ll need:

  • 29 pieces of wood, cut down to 1×2″ and 3/4″ thick
  • Puff paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, check out Abbey’s post on A Beautiful Mess for the full tutorial! Continue Reading

How to Make an Altoid Tin Travel Game Set


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This is one of the BEST uses of an empty Altoid tin I’ve ever seen. A collection of four board games all packed into that little box. How cool is that? But enough with my gushing. Jphphotography tells us we’ll need a few things besides the tin to make it. This is what they include:

  • Altoid tin, regular 50g size
  • a printer
  • glue (spray adhesive or a glue stick, take your pick)
  • Krazy Glue
  • a scissors
  • Fimo (for making the games’ pieces)
  • rare earth magnets
  • a hammer (optional for step 5 of the tute)

To see how proceed from here, follow this jump to Instructables. Continue Reading

¡Es el Cinco de Mayo!

Here’s a collection of some great sites that are sure to make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta muy excelente!

For a history of Cinco de Mayo and a great collection of recipes, visit

The Food Network not only has some excellent recipe offerings, but the pics of the dishes are sure to make your mouth water.

Kaboose has some fun craft ideas for kids and adults alike.

Nothing spells fun like b-i-n-g-o, Cinco de Mayo bingo that is. Continue Reading