Constitutionally Modern DIY

Modern, funky craft/DIY creations. Good for gifts or yourself.

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WHAT:
Making things. Affordable and accomplishable things.

WHO:
Suitable for amateurs, average Janes/Joes.**

**Particularly useful for urbanites lacking power tools or even a kitchen table.

WHEN:
Whenever I goshdarn can. Lay off me.

WHY:
Because looking at other people's ideas is awesome fodder for my noggin so shouldn't I share a decent idea that someone else can make perfect? Send me a pic if you make something similar to what I post!

WHO'S THIS "ME"?
I am Lynn. I'm an urban planner by training, and a maker of random items by vocational calling. I do my projects in my apartment in Brooklyn, or on the stoop or roof. If you see a 5' 3 7/8" female breaking concrete blocks out on your street, you probably live on my block.

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Homemade body powder…$40 for a lot of it

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I wanted to make a carcinogen-free body powder that was lightly tingly.  Not quite Gold Bond, just a tingle.  I cobbled this recipe together somewhat randomly, and I think it’s worked out.  Good for men and women.

You need:

  • Rice flour
  • Baking soda
  • Corn starch
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Kaolin powder
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Powder dispenser
  • Sifter (like kind used for baking)

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