{August 24, 2011}   Webby Wednesday 8/24

Welcome to Webby Wednesday where I find all sorts of DIY links that are cool enough to share with you.

My first one comes from Suzy’s Artsy Crafty Sitcom and features her popscicle stick bracelets. These bracelets are absolutely gorgeous and don’t cost much to make.

For the geek in all of us, there’s Lifehacker. Their post on Ethernet Keychains and Wall Docks is genius. I could totally see myself doing something like this when we get our new house.

Keychain rack using ethernet parts

For us science geeks, we can read all about Ben Krasnow’s homemade (DIY) Scanning Electron Microscope over at Popular Science. Incidentally, speaking science to each other is what made my hubby and I fall in love. Today is our 8th anniversary of our first date. But I digress.┬áBen spent $1500 and 100 hours and can get 50x magnification with his machine.

Having trouble getting the finish you want while using sandpaper? Hop on over to Living With Lindsay for her Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sandpaper tutorial. She’ll explain what grit is and what the numbers mean as well as what tools you can use with sandpaper. This tutorial has given me a lot to think about as I continue to refinish furniture and have future projects in mind.

Orbital sander

And finally, do you like journaling, but feel like you don’t have the time to write as much as you want? Check out this great idea for a Twitter-like journal. Each card is assigned a date, and each year you write a one-line entry on each card. Take a look at Design Sponge for this tutorial on making your own Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal.

Vintage postcard calendar journal

Well, folks, that’s all for today. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on Theme Thursday when our theme will be Fall crafts.


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