Instead of Black Friday or Buy Nothing, Make Something Today
While I've never been one to wait in line outside the mall in the pre-dawn hours of the day after Thanksgiving, I've never really found the Black Friday alternative, Buy Nothing Day, all that compelling either. After all, "buying nothing" is not an activity. It's not a way to spend your post-Thanksgiving Friday. It's opting out of something, but not for something else.
I also come from a proud tradition of crafty Midwest ladies. In that spirit, I'll be turning Black Friday into Make Something Day. If you'd like to join me, here are six little projects I've had bookmarked for quite awhile. Take out your glue guns, folks. Let's get busy.
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Two Poets Trade Places and Races for an Incredible Performance A unique reading at 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam explores similarities and differences regarding privilege.
Ten Independence Movements You Should Know About This Fourth of July Americans are lucky enough to celebrate independence with beer and fireworks, but people all over the world are still fighting for their freedom.
New York's Big Move to Help Former Convicts Build Better Lives New legislation will make it harder for employers to discriminate against those looking to start over after past mistakes.
This is What Happens When You Take Four Old People to a Crazy Music Festival They thought they’d seen it all, but they were wrong.
Recycled Seashells Transform Beach Into a Dazzling Art Installation Artist Subodh Kerkar uses thousands of repurposed mussel shells to create a stunning, undulating “ode to the ocean.”
Skinny ties, via Design Mom
What's more tragic than finding a vintage tie in a great print, only to realize it's almost as wide as a human torso? Here's a way to turn clunky 70s neckwear into something sleek and modern.
Hanging succulent garden, via Skinny Laminx
These are very pretty. Now I just have to figure out how to keep the plants alive...
Lace-stenciled picture frame, via Craft
The print is just abstract enough that these frames won't look too lacy.