5 Ways to Stay Creative

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Every DIYer has faced a creative block at one point or another. It’s natural! Sometimes you just run out of ideas, and don’t know how to proceed. There are ways to boost your creativity though! 

Peruse Pinterest or really any other website with a lot of images. You may get an idea of what you’d like to make, find a DIY you’d like to try, or just become inspired to make something new altogether!

d5804b95c88b361a7bde79e79ebc2f78 (1)Take a walk. As simple as that sounds, doing an activity that let’s your mind wander has long been known to boost creativity. How many fantastic ideas have you thought of in the shower? Exactly.

Brainstorm with pen and paper. You can create an idea map, a flow chart, or anything else that allows you to get your thoughts down to help boost that creative flow.
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Explore outside of your comfort zone. Whether you try a…

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Graduate to better gluten-free cake

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America’s Test Kitchen  is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three dozen full¬time cooks and product testers. Our mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, we test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most foolproof recipe. America’s Test Kitchen’s online cooking school is based on nearly 20 years of test kitchen work in our own facility, on the recipes created for Cook’s Illustrated magazine, and on our two public television cooking shows.

It’s finally here: graduation season. After thinking, writing, calculating, experimenting, reading, and exam-ing for years on end, students are finally donning robes, tossing their tasseled hats in the air, and marching…

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DIY: Paper Clip Bookmarks

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If you want to jazz up your office supply stash, look no further than M&J Trimming! We have a stash of gorgeous ribbons, trims and notions that are perfect for personalized your office space. So whether you’re a recent grad looking to beautify their first cube, an intern dipping a toe into the working world in style, or a seasoned pro who wants a little more personality in their space; you can DIY office upgrades with ease! Check out these adorable paper clips that can be used as bookmarks, or hold together your thesis paper.

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Paper clips

5mm Gingham Ribbon

9mm Rose Satin Jacquard

Glue

Scissors

Paper Clip 1 DSC_0315-21. Place your 9mm Jacquard through the top of the paper clip.

DSC_0317-22. Fold over the bottom piece and cut. Glue pieces together.

DSC_0319-23. Once dried, cut the top piece on a slant or different shape.

Paper Clip 2

 
DSC_0330-21. Place…

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