How To Make a No-Sew Holiday Dog Bed

created on: 12/17/08

While you’ve got your materials handy for these hand printed fleece scarves, it will only take you about an hour to put together this well-deserved holiday gift for your hard working canine companion.  With two standard bed pillows and one yard of fleece, this no sew, custom cushion will let your dog know how much you care.  For cleaning, simply untie the fringe opening, wash or replace inexpensive bed pillows and tie it back up.  Continue Reading

Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make Hand-Printed Fleece Scarves.

created on: 12/14/08

This easy no-sew, no-knit hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. And since they cost under $2.00 to make, you can create one to match every coat and outfit in their closet.

Click play to watch the video, or check it out here.


  • 1/8′ yard fleece
  • Long straight edge/yard stick
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Contact paper
  • Craft knife and sharp blade
  • Pencil
  • Fabric paint
  • Stencil brush

Here’s a quick run down:

  1. Doing your best to keep everything square, cut out your scarf shape.
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Freebie Time: Free, Printable Library Cards, Pockets, and Mini-Notes!

In the DIY design blogosphere, tis always the season for giving: Creature Comforts offers free, download and printable library card pocket templates, standard library cards, and mini-notes. No more description necessary, just go get ’em.

Download library_card_pocket_template.pdf
Download free_standard_library_cards.pdf
Download free_mini_gift_cards.pdf

Via Decor8.

Make Your Own Temporary Tattoos.

Here’s a secret: Tattoos are permanent, and they hurt! The idea of the temporary tattoo – for costumes, children, or just to pretend your alot more hardcore than you are- is mighty fine, but stock designs are generally tacky and unbelievable. Makezine highlights temp-tat inkjet paper, which is “come in twos: one printable A4 sheet and one adhesive film.
The process is quick and easy as well as painless (even if you have sensitive
skin, as the ‘tattoos’ are water-based and non-toxic).” Continue Reading