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Saturday, November 2 2013

Movember, a round-up

Last year I sort of went mo-cray-cray and did five weeks of Movember projects. When a girl is inspired, she’s inspired!

Here are a few mo-projects to keep you occupied while I work on next week’s projects.

1. DIY shower curtain — if you dare!

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2. Mo T-shirt

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3. iMo phone case and moustache tea bags

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Friday, November 16 2012

Mo-over your closet for Movember

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Everyone has shirts that have fallen out of rotation. You won’t wear them for months, maybe even years, and yet they remain — desperately clinging to life on a plastic hanger. Whether they’re out of style, out of favour or just sooo last week, it’s time to put them out of their misery.

Fear not, stage-1 hoarders, if you can’t bring yourself to give them away to the brothers and the sisters, you can make an old, forgotten shirt new and desirable again with a Movember-themed makeover (or mo-over).

Movember, also known as the excuse to go mo-crazy, is in full swing, and this week’s moustache-themed project is just one more way you can show your support for the Mo Bros who have valiantly donated their faces to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.

Moustache tee

Thankfully, the inept puffy paints of the 80s have been superseded by Sharpie fabric-staining pens that offer the precision a mo requires ($18.50 from Opus Art Supplies). No lightly coloured shirts, hats or shoes are safe!

Materials:

Mo tee how-to

  1. Find a shirt and use bull clips to secure a hard surface where you want to draw your moustache shape (these pens go through so a separator is mandatory).
  2. Make sure it’s centred!
  3. To make an easy-to-trace stencil, you can print one out from the Interwebs or make your own by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out half the ’stache, just like you did with hearts in grade school.
  4. Trace around shape with a pencil first and then colour it in.

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Thursday, November 8 2012

Put the Mo in Movember

Despite what you’ve heard, read and seen (on this page), Movember isn’t all about moustaches. It’s about men’s health and starting those conversations to increase awareness about important issues like prostate cancer.

This month many men (and some gutsy women?) will go the traditional route and cultivate a crop of hair on their brave upper lips — but it should be noted that this isn’t the only way.

Whisker-challenged individuals rejoice: if you can’t grow a mo, you can still go mo, with these ’stache-themed DIYs.

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Materials:

  • clear iPhone case
  • X-Acto knife
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • paper (scrapbook or regular)

iMo case how-to

  1. Take scrapbook paper or a pattern printed out on regular paper and position a clear iPhone case over the section you want for the cover.
  2. Trace around it for the rough shape. I made a template first and then used that to cut out my iPhone covers.
  3. Once you have a cover that fits in the case, trace the camera hole and cut it out using an X-Acto knife with a sharp blade. A small, rounded shape like this will be difficult to cut out with scissors.
  4. Tips: Make sure the camera hole is on the right side before cutting.
  5. Use caution when cutting the camera hole, it rips easily.

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Care for mo tea?

Materials:

  • coffee filters
  • thread (regular and embroidery)
  • construction paper
  • tea

How-to:

  1. Cut identical front and back moustache shapes out of coffee filters.
  2. Sew the sides together leaving one side open for the tea leaves.
  3. Dismantle a tea bag or DIY your own tea, and pour it into the moustache packet.
  4. Sew up the last side and sew a piece of embroidery thread to the end. Cut loose threads.
  5. Cut out moustache tabs from construction paper for the ends of the tea bag string.
  6. Attach the moustache ends with tape or glue.

Call for submissions!

Have a do-it-yourself project you’d like to share? Submit to julia.dilworth[at]sunmedia.ca.